TOR for BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Accrediting Facilitator by MalsD5xC


              JOB DESCRIPTION

I. Position Information

Job Code Title: BRIDGE Accrediting Duration of assignment: 7 days
Facilitator to facilitate the BRIDGE Gender Timeline: December 2011
and Elections modular training in Nigeria

Position Number: 1
Department: Democratic Governance for
Development (DGD) Project
Reports to: DGD Project Director and
Elections Advisor
Duty Station: Abuja
Position Status: Non- Rotational

II. Context

The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is managed by UNDP in
support of elections and more broadly, the deepening of democracy in Nigeria. It is
funded with contributions from The European Union, the UK Department for International
Development (DfID), UNDP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and
the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The project duration covers the
period 2010-2015.

It aims to consolidate and advance democratic governance and accountability in Nigeria to
achieve the country’s stated development priorities and outcomes as specified in the
Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) United Nations Development Assistance Framework
(UNDAF) namely: improvements in accountable governance in accordance with the rule of
law and in response to public demand, in the key areas of elections, justice, and anti-
corruption. An integral, cross-cutting aspect is the promotion of gender equality and
women’s empowerment for sustainable democracy and development.
These objectives are pursued through six distinct and inter-related programming

1.   Strengthening of the National Assembly
2.   Strengthening of Political Parties
3.   Improvement of the Electoral Process
4.   Increased Capacity and Performance of Civil Society
5.   Reinforcing the role of the media
6.   Empowerment of Women

During the first phase of DGD between August 2010 and May 2011, the support was
focused on ensuring a free and fair General Election. Support was extended to key
institutions such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The July-December 2011 period is considered transitional to the launching of the project’s
Phase 2 that is expected to commence in January 2012. The transitional phase up to the
end of 2011 provides the opportunity to support some strategic activities that build on
Phase I support. With regard to INEC, the project will support post-election activities
particularly those that aim at institutional strengthening and capacity building.
In October 2011, DGD held the first Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and
Elections (BRIDGE) Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Nigeria. The training exposed
INEC staff to the practical, adult learning methodologies that BRIDGE is renowned for. The
second phase of rolling out BRIDGE in Nigeria will focus on training staff in particular
modules that form part of the BRIDGE curriculum.
As a follow up to the TtF, DGD proposes to conduct trainings that will now focus on
particular modules out of the 24 BRIDGE modules. The Gender and Elections module has
been identified as a key focus of follow up trainings. DGD is therefore seeking the services
of 1 BRIDGE Accrediting Facilitator to carry out 2 BRIDGE modular trainings. The first
workshop will target civil society organizations engaged in providing electoral assistance
in Nigeria (7-9 Dec 2011, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State) and the second for 10 staff of INEC’s
Gender Desk and other departments (13-17 Dec 2011, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State).

The key objective of the consultancy is to (i) sensitize electoral administrators about the
importance of women’s empowerment and entry points for gender mainstreaming in the
electoral process (ii) provide tools for INEC staff and Nigerian CSOs to critically assess
elections from a gender perspective; and (iii) expose INEC Gender Desk staff and Nigerian
CSOs to international best practices in mainstreaming gender in the electoral process

III. Summary of key functions:
     (A) The Accrediting Facilitator will be expected to:
            a) Act as the Team Leader, developing the 3-day agenda and ensuring that the
                BRIDGE methodology is adhered to in terms of training methods selected,
                development of learning plan and the Participant Handbook and handouts.
            b) Facilitate sessions during the workshop.
            c) Review the course outline developed by the Gender and Elections

           d) Take the lead in the preparation of the final workshop report.
IV. Functions/ Expected Results
     INEC staff electoral assistance gain new knowledge and tools related to gender
       mainstreaming in the electoral process
     Civil society organizations providing electoral assistance gain new knowledge and
       tools related to gender mainstreaming in the electoral process

V. Deliverables / Outputs

A final workshop report to DGD within 2 weeks following the training. The report should
     A summary discussion of the implementation of the assignment
     A summary and analysis of Evaluation Forms completed by the participants
    1. Enhanced institutional capacity to mainstream gender in the process of electoral
    2. Enhanced knowledge of skills and strategies for women’s empowerment in the
        electoral process

VII. Supervision
The DGD Project Director a.i. will provide strategic guidance to the consultants. For quality
assurance purposes and to ensure timely completion of the assignment the DGD Gender
Specialist will provide day to day technical backstopping to the consultants for the
duration of the assignment.
VIII. Competencies

  Corporate Competencies:
   Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
   Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
   Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
   Treats all people fairly without favoritism

  VIII. Payment Modality
Payment will be made in 3 tranches
   1. Upon signing of the contract, Submission and validation by DGD of the proposed
        course outline 30%
   2. Upon completion of the workshop 40%
   3. Submission of a final workshop report 30%

IX. Recruitment Qualifications

                                 Accrediting Facilitator
Education:                       At least a Masters degree in Political Science,
                                 International Relations, Development Studies, Sociology,
                                 Public Administration and Management or other Social

                                 Required Skills and Competencies:
Experience:                          Not less than 10 years working and training
                                        experience related to electoral support and
                                        democratic governance
                                     Must have BRIDGE Expert or Accrediting
                                        Facilitator status
                                     Previous experience of running BRIDGE module
                                     Strong communication and writing skills
                                     Ability and willingness to travel around Nigeria


A. Documents to be included when submitting the proposals.

Interested individual contractors must submit the following documents/information to
demonstrate their qualifications alongside their proposal:

    1. Proposal:

  i.    Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work
 ii.    Provide a detailed methodology on how you will approach and conduct the
 iii.   Implementation Plan and Timelines
 iv.    Past experience in carrying out similar assignment with verifiable evidence i.e.
        reference with detail contacts
  v.    All proposals must be submitted alongside signed cover letter.

    2. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects with detailed contacts
       relating to the project and at least 3 references

   3. Financial proposal

      Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms
around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether
payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are
based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. Your financial
proposal shall include a breakdown of the lump sum

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all
travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. All travels shall be refunded by UNDP at
economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she shall do so
using their own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs
including tickets (economy class), lodging and terminal expenses shall be paid at UNDP
Individual Contractors responding to this request for Individual Contractors should use
the Price Schedule in Annex 1 below in their submission:

B. Selection Criteria.

Cumulative analysis
The evaluation criteria as shown in the table below shall be used to assess all the
proposals received. The award of the Individual Contractors Contract shall be made to
the individual contractors whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical
and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

      Technical Criteria weight; [70]
      Financial Criteria weight; [30]

Only candidates that obtain a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would
be considered for the Financial Evaluation. The maximum 30 points will be allotted to
the lowest bid, all other bids shall receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest fee
e.g. [30 Points] x [Naira lowest] / [Naira other] = points for other proposer’s fees

 Selection Criteria                           Weight Maximum            Points Obtained
                                                     Points              by Contractors
 Education                                    15     15

Experience of workshop facilitation          25    25
Experience in electoral administration       30    30
and      assistance     related     issues
(observation, monitoring, gender, voter
education, registration etc.)
Financial proposal                           30    30
TOTAL                                        100   100


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