Call for Proposal – Gender Responsive Budgeting

Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST BY QUALIFIED EXPERTS AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS
LOCATION: GHANA1
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 12th of July 2023
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Individual Contract

AREA OF EXPERTISE: GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING

Background:
The Global Affairs Canada funded Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies
(ILGRP) project implemented in Ghana, Kenya and Togo aims at improving development
outcomes and human rights. The project supports three partner parliaments and
parliamentarians to consider the differential impacts of policies, laws, and budgets on the
poorest and most marginalized populations, particularly women and girls. This project is a
pioneer effort in providing support towards the strengthening of Parliaments on inclusiveness
and gender equality issues. The implementing organizations are the African Centre for
Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) and Parliamentary Centre (PC).
As part of the implementation of the project in Ghana, a set of initiatives and activities have
been planned with the aim of increasing capacities of legislatures to improve inclusive, gender
sensitive, responsive law-making and budgeting. Consequently, the project is building a pool
of experts who would support the implementation of these initiatives.
This is a call for Gender Budgeting Experts/Consultants who would like to work with the
ILGRP Team in Ghana and Canada, to provide services towards enhancing the capacity of the
Parliament of Ghana in the area of gender budgeting during the period July to September
2023.

Objective:
The objective of the assignment is to enhance the capacity of MPs from target committees
and the Women’s Caucus to initiate, debate, amend and pass inclusive and gender responsive
budgets. Specifically, the successful consultant will:

ILGRP Y2 GHANA – Call for Gender Budgeting Experts – Activity 1211.5, 1211.6 and 1311.3

● Provide training to Committees and Women’s Caucus on gender budgeting.
● Provide methodological support to parliamentary staff to conduct gender analysis of
state budgets.
● Provide practical support to Committees and Women’s caucus in undertaking
engagements with Women’s Rights groups and CSOs on state budgets.

Scope of Work:
Working closely with a Canadian/international consultant(s), the ILGRP Team in Ghana and
Canada, the successful consultant will provide specific services/deliverables as described
below.

A] Training sessions for committees and women’s caucuses on what is gender budgeting
and why gender budgeting (Activity 1211.5)
The consultant is expected to:
– In collaboration with the Canadian/international consultant will develop training
materials and tools to train Committees and the women’s caucus of the Ghana
Parliament on what gender budgeting is and why there is the need for it.
– Training with practical exercises on gender budgeting using at least one national
budget current (or in development) to identify if the budget is gender
sensitive/responsive.
– Training on “what is Gender budgeting and why gender budgeting” – Design and
conduct training on the aforementioned topic.
– Conduct post training evaluation.
– Produce a work plan and a draft table of contents for the report on the training, to be
submitted no later than two days following the signing of the contract.
– Produce a report on the training sessions to be submitted no later than 1 week
following the training.

B] Technical training for parliamentary staff on how to conduct a gender analysis of state
budgets (Activity 1211.6)

The consultant is expected to:
– In collaboration with the Canadian/International consultant, develop/ prepare
training materials such as PPT, checklists/tools etc. for training parliamentary staff on
how to conduct gender analysis of state budgets as well as identifying issues and key
areas (gender sensitive).

– Design and conduct training sessions that will provide practical support to
parliamentary staff on the aforementioned topic.
– Conduct end-of-training evaluations.
– Produce a work plan and a draft table of contents for reports on the trainings, to be
submitted no later than two days following the signature of the contract.
– Produce reports on trainings for parliamentary staff on how to conduct gender
analysis of state budgets and identify issues and key areas (gender sensitivity).
C] Methodological process developed on engagements with CSOs and WRGs on select draft
laws, state budgets and oversight (Activity 1311.3)

The consultant is expected to:
– In collaboration with the Canadian/International consultant, develop a process guide
for committees and women’s caucus that helps them in planning and carrying out
engagements with CSOs and WRGs on select state budgets.
– Hold a practical session with MPs to explain the process guide and how it can be
applied.
– Produce a draft outline of the process guide, to be submitted no later than two days
following the signature of the contract.

Outputs and Deliverables:
1. Training sessions for committees and women’s caucus with CSOs/WRG participation
2. Training sessions for parliamentary staff
3. Training materials (PPT and related documentation for training) – for each training
4. Templates/Checklists on gender analysis of state budgets
5. Training reports including activity evaluations per training
6. Process guide on engagement with CSOs and WRGs
7. Practice session with MPs using the process guide

Duration of assignment:
The consultant is expected to provide short term services for a few days/hours at a time not
more than LOE 4.5 days (35.40 Hours) between July and September 2023.

Required qualifications and experience:
▪ University degree, Masters/and or a doctorate in social sciences, law, Public Affairs or
Politics or related fields.
▪ Demonstrate a solid knowledge of gender and inclusion issues in Ghana and gender
budgeting in particular;

▪ Demonstrate a solid knowledge of the parliamentary processes and the legislative
process in particular;
▪ Have analytical skills and good ability to dialogue;
▪ Demonstrate a strong capacity for team management, workshop facilitation/training
and work in a multi-stakeholder and multicultural context;
▪ Have proven communication skills (oral and written);
▪ Experience working with the Parliament would be an asset.
Skills:
▪ Have very good writing and communication skills;
▪ Ability to analyze and synthesize;
▪ Meet commitments;
▪ Capacity for innovation;
▪ Good team spirit;
▪ Sense of responsibility;
▪ Assume all responsibilities and honor commitments;
▪ Compliance with professional technical standards and quality;
▪ Be immediately available.
Application file: Applications must include:
▪ A letter of application addressed to ACEPA;
▪ An updated copy of curriculum vitae (CV);
▪ A financial offer (daily rate);
Applications must be sent by email with the mention ” GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING”
The application file must be sent no later than 12th July 2023 at 17:00 GMT to the following
address: agnes.titriku@acepa-africa.org. If you have any questions, please send an email to
gifty.adika@acepa-africa.org and agnes.titriku@acepa-africa.org

NB: Females are strongly encouraged to apply

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