RFP - Strengthening Capacity For Gender-Responsive Governance in Fiji

Home based
Consultant, Long Term, Part-Time
Home Based
Commensurate with Experience 
Job stage: Immediate Opportunity Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Position Type: Consultant, Long Term, Part-Time
Closing On: 08/17/2020
Posted: 07/17/2020
Country: Home based

The below description is a summary of the RFP - to access the complete document please formulate your request at info@c-tif.ca. 

Introduction to CTIF

The Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development is a seven-year, CAD $11.6 million demand-driven program aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) to support sustainable trade and investment-related policy reforms and economic development initiatives that promote women’s empowerment and inclusive growth and have a high potential to reduce poverty in ODA-eligible developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. CTIF provides technical assistance based on the needs identified by potential beneficiaries and according to an assessment process jointly administered by the CTIF team and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Technical assistance is provided by independent suppliers that specialize in the specific services being requested by the beneficiary. Cowater International (www.cowater.com) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (www.ipac.ca) jointly implement CTIF on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Assignment Overview

Consultancy title:

Strengthening Capacity for Gender-responsive Governance in Fiji

Beneficiary Organizations:

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) (Lead); Ministry of Economy; Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism & Transport; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Fisheries; Ministry of Forestry; Ministry of Education; Fiji Police Force; Ministry of Youth & Sports. 

Anticipated duration:

12 months

Anticipated start date:

September 2020

Location of assignment

Consultant’s Home Office (remote TA)

Summary of assignment

The Government of Fiji acknowledges that the extent of informal and vulnerable employment among women and issues that are faced by female entrepreneurs, along with the inherent nature of activities in the informal economy, represent several policy challenges. These include job security, social and legal protection, skills development, access to finance and information, and productivity and efficiency of sectors where women are most active.

CTIF TA will contribute to design of sector-specific training materials and knowledge products and co-deliver associated training workshops with the MWCPA and FWRM. Sectors are expected to include fisheries, agriculture, forestry, tourism and others that will assist with gender responsive planning, budgeting, monitoring and overall gender mainstreaming across government. TA activities are also expected to incorporate climate change and environmental sustainability as a priority area in design and development of all knowledge products and implementation of training workshops.

Terms of Reference

See Annex 1

Maximum budget, excluding HST

CAD $200,000

Corporate Qualifications

Interested bidders must possess the corporate capabilities and experience described in Annex 1 (TORs), which can be evidenced through project profiles included in technical proposals using the form provided in Annex 2. Contracts for projects profiled by bidders must have been active within the last five calendar years dating from the date of the release of this tender document

RFP Timeline



Request for Proposals (RFP) issued

July 17, 2020

Deadline for confirming intention to bid

July 24, 2020

Bidders Clarifications Deadline

July 27, 2020

Proposal submission deadline

August 17, 2020, 5pm EST

Proposal evaluation complete

August 24, 2020

Notification provided to selected bidder

August 28, 2020

Service Order or Contract finalized

September 5, 2020

Notifications sent to unsuccessful bidders

September 7, 2020

Anticipated project start date

September, 2020

The above description is a summary of the RFP - to access the complete document please formulate your request at info@c-tif.ca. 


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