STATEMENT OF WORK
Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development (LCD) Activity
Gender Workshop Facilitator
The purpose of the USAID Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development (LCD) Activity is to facilitate the organizational capacity development of regional fisheries organizations; facilitate and document project co-creation between these organizations and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), leading to USAID-issuance of a Public International Organization (PIO) grant to each organization; and conduct a regional Private Sector Engagement Landscape Assessment of the fisheries sector in Asia. RTI International is the implementing organization for SUFIA LCD Activity.
SUFIA’s Assessment on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in fisheries in Asia-Pacific and SEAFDEC have identified the need for more capacity building of fisheries officers and project implementers in gender integration in small scale fisheries. This starts with an understanding of the importance of having a gender lens throughout the phases of project development, management and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. There is also a need to document this training into a training module and a manual, to be used by technical departments and member country gender focal persons within their own organizations and constituencies.
This Statement of Work is for a Gender Workshop Facilitator for the Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia for SEAFDEC.
2. Scope of Work
The Gender Workshop Facilitator (hereafter referred to as the Consultant Facilitator) will provide facilitation services during SUFIA’s online workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia for SEAFDEC. Under the SUFIA Project Manager’s direction, in coordination with SEAFDEC’s Gender Focal Person and the GESI Consultant, the Consultant Facilitator shall:
Finalize the draft online workshop program agenda in coordination with the GESI Consultant and SUFIA and SEAFDEC
Oversee the smooth running of the online workshop sessions including time keeping, and active participation of trainees
Assist the trainer by moderating the sessions and act as a rapporteur to take notes of the proceedings
Support to manage the online training platform (Zoom) during the sessions in coordination with SUFIA
Conduct pre- and post-event assessments, and analyze them to be included in the activity report
Submit an activity report.
3. Period of Performance
The period of performance of this consultancy is September and October 2021 (not to exceed a Level of Effort of 7 days). All work must be completed within this time frame. Any modifications or extensions shall be requested through RTI SUFIA’s Project Manager for review and discussion.
4. Place of Performance
The Consultant Facilitator shall perform the work remotely and shall be required to meet the workshop technical team (SUFIA, SEAFDEC and GESI Consultant) virtually for meetings during preparation, delivery and post-event. The Consultant Facilitator should have their own computing, and virtual office and meeting facilities to perform the tasks.
5. Work Requirements
The Consultant Facilitator shall be responsible for performing tasks related to facilitation of the online workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia. The following is a list of these tasks:
In coordination with SUFIA, SEAFDEC and GESI Consultant, the Consultant Facilitator shall finalize the workshop program agenda.
Consultant shall ensure that all presentation materials from the GESI Consultant are uploaded onto their computers.
Consultant shall facilitate the 3-day online regional workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia. Due to the online nature of the work, the design may be for a few hours per session per day.
Facilitator shall conduct pre-event and post-event evaluations and include the analysis in the activity report.
Handoff/Closure of Consultancy Services:
Consultant shall provide RTI SUFIA with all documentation (proceedings/notes, group outputs, photos, etc.) generated during the Consultancy.
Consultant shall submit an Activity Report to RTI SUFIA (template to be provided).
Estimated Level of Effort (Days)*
Workshop Program Agenda with specific activities
September 13, 2021
Facilitation during online workshop and taking notes of proceedings
September 28-30, 2021
Activity Report including training proceedings, evaluations, photos etc.
October 15, 2021
Total LOE (days)
*1 day = 8 hours
7. Acceptance Criteria
The Acceptance of all deliverables will reside with the RTI SUFIA Project Manager (PM). The PM will work with the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) to ensure completeness of each stage of the work and that the scope of work has been met. Once a deliverable has been submitted, the PM will review and sign off on the approval.
Once the Consultancy period of performance is near completion, the Consultant will provide all of the deliverables during this stage as stated above in Section 6 to the PM for acceptance. The acceptance of these deliverables by the PM will acknowledge acceptance of all deliverables and that the Consultant has met all assigned tasks.
Any discrepancies involving completion of project tasks or disagreement between RTI SUFIA and the chosen Consultant will be referred to RTI’s Asia Regional Office and the RTI Home Office for review and discussion.
8. Other Requirements
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
The Consultant shall provide updates on the work done and report on any challenges faced.
RISKS AND CONSTRAINTS
Due to the pandemic situation, all consultancy services will be delivered online.
The Consultant shall use their own computer and other IT equipment to complete the work.
RTI REPRESENTATIVE AND SUPPORT
The SUFIA Project Manager in Bangkok, Thailand will provide technical oversight to the Consultant. The Consultant’s main contact point will be the PM, and to whom deliverables will be submitted.
Capability Statement and Portfolio: Applicants should indicate their capacity to provide the services. This information should include past verified performance of similar assignments undertaken and include a contact person for reference (we are not expecting actual reference but only a contact name, e-mail address and phone number of the person that can provide reference). This capability statement should not exceed 2 pages. Anything more than 2 pages will not be reviewed.
Applicants must submit copies of the following:
Thai national ID Card (for non-Thais in Thailand, passport info page and a valid work permit)
Educational degree certificates
Closing date is Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Application should be in English.
Application should be submitted via email to SUFIA-Procurement@rti.org
Applicants should indicate the reference number on the subject line of their email as follows:
“SUFIA – 2021 –Gender Workshop Facilitator”
Contact : SUFIA-Procurement@rti.org