Terms of Reference
There Are Two Key Anticipated Outcomes We Are Seeking From This Work
“Building back with justice; dismantling inequalities after Covid-19” is the basis for the post-Covid-19 (ability to live with it notwithstanding) reconstruction Strategy for Christian Aid (CA) countries dubbed “*People’s Stimulus”*. The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a toolkit for advocacy for CA and its partners that challenges the current model of development and seeks to build back with dignity, justice, equity and with a care for creation in mind.
Christian Aid is keen to ensure that the reconstruction efforts post-Covid-19 do not replicate the pre-existing conditions of inequality, corporate power and power imbalances that pervade modern society, but ensures adequate levels of social protection for those who are most marginalised. The indignity of poverty is counter intuitive to modern day “*prosperity*” as the extremities of poverty and wealth disenfranchise a large segment of society leaving wealth and incomes in the hands of the few. The key issue is to ensure that we continue fiscal expansion towards a just and green stimulus and reconstruction, rather than accept an agenda of austerity and cuts that put the interests of big corporates, creditors and fossil fuel sectors before the interests of the people, who should be able to receive greater access to social protection, health services and access to income generating opportunities especially for the poor and the most marginalised people.
Purpose of this toolkit
This Toolkit Will Seek To Chart a Path Towards Effectively Influencing Policy And Practice By Suggesting And Outlining Practical Strategies At National, Regional And Global Level How To
The toolkit aims to equip CA countries and partners with a practical resource for advocacy to influence the post-Covid-19 political agenda. The two guiding themes for the reconstruction agenda should be economic justice and climate justice however the toolkit will integrate gender and social inclusion as cross cutting themes in its reflections and proposals. Covid-19 has demonstrated the inadequacies of the current broken economic system which is in essence fuelling poverty. Its hallmark traits are riddled with inequality, over consumption, mass deprivation and environmental degradation. The effects of which are an imbalance in power that often hits the poorest first and hardest especially women and those experiencing intersecting discrimination.
The toolkit will provide an easy to use resource kit that will highlight:
The toolkit will provide guidance for advocacy, public campaigning and media outreach, thus enabling CA and partners to develop their own tailored initiatives.
This toolkit aims to empower Christian Aid Country Offices and their partners to effectively engage in People’s Stimulus Advocacy. It will deliberately reflect on the interconnectedness of post-Covid-19 reconstruction efforts and a need for concerted efforts by states, regional economic blocs, international financial institutions, inter-governmental organisations, private sector, civil society, the faith-based community and citizen(s) to spearhead and commit to a sustainable reconstruction trajectory.
How we think the toolkit will be used by these audiences, including in the UK
The toolkit will be used as a training, capacity strengthening and building resource for CA Country Teams and partners. This will be integrated and can also be adapted for the needs of community of practices not only working on Economic Justice and Climate Justice, but also Health, Gender, Inclusive Markets, Governance, Resilience and other themes related to the Recovery agenda. The resource will further be shared with country staff. Support and training can be provided to its use. The toolkit will further be posted on CA website and on yammer as a resource kit for CA Staff across the organisation. The resource kit will also be translated into French to ensure that it is useful to French Speaking Countries and their partners.
Length and format:
The proposed length of the toolkit is 30 pages, including visual presentation of the entire toolkit as a step by step flow chart, cover, visual images and diagrams which give clear instructions on how to deliver different advocacy tactics with practical case-studies and examples.. In terms of word count, we anticipate a text of around 12,000 – 15,000 words.
The toolkit will be mainly distributed on-line as a pdf file in a short and long version. A power point presentation and an audio-visual film will also be made available as complementary resources to the toolkit (these additional resources will be produced in-house and are not included in this consultancy).
The task required
The number of days for this consultancy is roughly calculated as follows:
Research and collection of relevant case-study material 7 days
Production of first draft of toolkit 8 days
Consultation and review 5 days
Production of final draft of toolkit 5 days
Contingency 5 days
Total 30 days
The toolkit will need to be ready for publication by mid-March 2021. Therefore, this consultancy will need to be undertaken from mid-January through February 2021, with final drafts ready in the first week of March. After which, design and publication of the final document will proceed. The budget allocation for the consultancy is £8,500.
Terms of reference completed
Procurement of consultant(s)
Production of first draft of toolkit
Consultation and Review
Production of final draft of toolkit
Launch of Final Version of Document
Skills and experience required
Interested parties should submit expressions of interest plus a CV and estimated budget to email@example.com by Thursday 7 th January 2021. If possible, we aim to select a consultant(s) by Friday 15 th January 2021, if you do not hear from us by then consider your application unsuccessful
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