The Regional Office for Africa of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is looking for an individual consultant to prepare a Joint Programme on Promoting Decent Work in the Culture and Creative Sector in Africa.
Expression of interest should be forwarded to the ILO Regional Office for Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org cc email@example.com) , no later than 19 February 2022 (5:00pm, Abidjan time). The application should comprise of:
i) A short proposal that explains the understanding of the assignment and explaining why he/she is most suitable for the assignment, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on qualifications, and brief methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.
ii) Updated CV with at least two references of clients of the consultants and their contact details
iii) The proposed daily rate in US dollars, specifying a total requested amount per working day, including all related costs (for communication); iv) Copy of at least one relevant documents produced by the applicant(s) on the topic.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO PREPARE A JOINT PROGRAMME ON PROMOTING DECENT WORK IN THE CULTURE AND CREATIVE SECTOR IN AFRICA
I. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The 33rd Session of the African Union Assembly held in February 2020 declared the year 2021 as AU Year of the Arts, Culture and Heritage under the theme “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”. The Assembly stressed the importance of Culture, Arts and Heritage in the achievement of the objectives of African Union Agenda 2063 as well as those of its Flagship Projects.
In this regard, the African Union concept note on 2021 as AU year of Culture, Arts, and Heritage has rightly recalled that the Culture and Arts contribute to the integration of societies, the socio-economic development in general and to poverty alleviation through job creation and social inclusion. The AU has included culture in all its major development blue prints, such as the Lagos Plan of Action 19802000 and the African Union Agenda 2063
Today a significant percentage of the workforce in Africa, earn their livelihood from the Culture and Arts Sector. A 2014 study by Statistics South Africa reported that in South Africa, the culture sector employs 2.93 per cent of the workforce (about 444,000 people), more than the mining industry that is emblematic of the country3. UNESCO (2017) showed that the percentage of persons in cultural employment varies from 1 to 11 per cent, depending on the country; one fifth of those employed in cultural occupations (20%) work part time and the gender difference is substantial with around 28% females compared to 18% men in part time culture sector jobs. They work primarily on a contractual, freelance and intermittent basis and their income continues to decline, fluctuate and remain uncertain. 4
In light of the above and in order to better understand the magnitude of the decent work deficits in the culture and arts sector, the Africa Union has called on the ILO Regional Office for Africa to conduct an assessment on the decent work challenges and opportunities in the culture and creative sector in Africa, in collaboration with UNESCO.
The study has provided an analysis of the challenges and opportunities to decent work in the sector; analysed key case studies in different sub-sectors and in selected African countries; and has identified
key entry points to inform the development of a time-bound programme contributing to leverage opportunities and addressing the decent work deficits in the sector.
Some of the entry points and broad areas include, but not limited to: awareness raising around decent work in the culture and creative sector; support to employers’ and workers’ organizations in the sector and social dialogue as vehicle to strengthen the labour and social protection of workers and enterprise in the sector; creation of an enabling environment for enterprise development, focussing on young men and women, harnessing jobs creation in selected sub sectors, extension of social protection coverage to workers of the culture and creative sector, support the formalization of enterprises and workers in the culture and creative sector.
II. OBJECTIVES OF THE WORK
African Union Commission, Concept Note on 2021 as the Year of Arts, Culture, and Heritage In Africa, EX.CL/1231(XXXVII)Rev.1
UNESCO, Cultural times. The first global map of cultural and creative industries, December 2015 3 Statistics South Africa: Volunteer Activities Survey 2014, 10 Sept. 2015 quoted by ILO, Challenges and opportunities for decent work in the culture and media sectors, Working Paper N° 324, Geneva, 2019, page 13. 4 3 UNESCO: Precarious situation for women working in the field of culture (Paris, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Fact Sheet No. 47, 2017).
The objective of the assignment is to lead the drafting and finalization of a 5–10-year programme to leverage opportunities and addressing decent work deficits in the culture and creative sector in Africa. Specific objectives
– Undertake consultation with different stakeholders, including ILO’s and UNESCO’s constituents at regional and national level to identify key areas of the programme
– Prepare a time bound strategy/programme with key outcomes, outputs and deliverables, including a stakeholders’ analysis, a theory of change and a budget.
The consultant will:
i. Familiarize with the study findings and the roadmap prepared by the ILO and UNESCO and develop a clear implementation plan for the drafting of the programme
ii. Organize first consultations with the ILO constituents (Governments, Workers’ and Employers organization) and other relevant stakeholders from ILO, UNESCO and African Union
Commission to identify key gaps and issues to be addressed in the programme iii. Plan regular meeting with the ILO-UNESCO Task Team and the senior management of the two organizations to ensure the link between programmatic and political goals of the programme iv. Organize meetings with relevant field offices (from UNESCO and ILO side) to clarify key components of the programmes, and possible countries to participate in the programme
v. Based on the above, undertake a country mapping of issues and sectors to be covered, and stakeholders’ analysis of the CCS (informed by other reviews and studies, laws, policies, programmes on the sector)
vi. Organize more in-depth consultations with field offices, partners (from UNESCO side) and constituents (from ILO side) to start designing a result framework, a theory of change and stakeholders’ analysis for the regional programme and country components
vii. Present the draft AU/ILO/UNESCO Joint Programme result framework to the ILO-UNESCO task team and to the African Union Commission
viii. Finalize the Joint Programme, including relevant annexes and a short synthesis version for communication purpose on the programme.
ix. Support the organization of a partnership forum to identify possible donors, in coordination with AUC, UNESCO and ILO offices.
IV. EXPECTED OUTPUTS / DELIVERABLES
The following deliverables are expected:
1. An Inception report: the inception report will include the proposed methodology and structure of the Joint Programme Document with clear deliverables timeline.
2. Draft Joint Programme Document which should include at least Country mapping of the issues/sectors to be covered, stakeholders’ analysis, strategic prioritization of the issue to address, desired results, a results framework and a theory of change narrative
3. Presentation of the draft Joint Programme Document to ILO, AUC and UNESCO
4. A final version of the joint programme, which is expected to sufficiently incorporate and address all inputs/comments by ILO, UNESCO and its partners made in the draft document. All references contained in this version must be accurate and verified by the consultants.
5. A short version of the programme (2-4 pages) to facilitate communication and bringing the programme to the attention of high-level policy makers, and funding partners.
It is required that the consultant pay particular attention to gender issues, and integrate them throughout its thinking process.
VI. METHODOLOGY / APPROACH OF THE WORK
The consultant will be responsible to develop and propose its own methodology to carry out the tasks described above. However, this should include:
1. Review of the study, and the roadmap, as well as ILO and UNESCO reports on the sector;
2. Convene a virtual meeting with ILO and UNESCO;
3. Convene virtual meetings or face-to-face meeting as appropriate with selected representative of Ministries of culture and of labour/employment, Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations, as well as National Arts Councils including copyright offices;
4. Interviews and focus group discussions with selected workers and enterprises of the culture and arts sector in selected countries;
5. Provide regular updates on advancement and findings of the assignment to the ILO, AUC and UNESCO colleagues responsible for the work in this area;
6. Maintain on-going interaction with the ILO and AUC focal points throughout the programme development to ensure that the deliverables are developed under the ILO and AUC expectations.
7. The result framework, stakeholders’ analysis and the resource mobilization strategy should be prepared in line with standard methodologies on programme design and in line with the strategic objectives of the Decent Work Agenda and in consultation with ILO and UNESCO.
VII. LOCATION, DURATION AND TIMEFRAME OF THE WORK /DELIVERABLES/OUTPUT
The assignment will run from February to April 2022. The duration for the assignment is as follows:
|No.||Major task||Location and
Action to be
Undertaken by the consultant
(approximate working days)
|Review/ support and/or
|1||Review of relevant documents||Home-based||5 working day|
|2||Meetings/contacts with ILO and UNESCO
Meeting with other key stakeholders, including:
• representative of AUC
• representative of Ministry (ies) in charge of Labour, Culture,
• representative of Workers’ and
face-to-face if appropriate
|2 working day||ILO and
points and Task
|3||Proposed methodology and structure of the Joint Programme Document with clear deliverables timeline for the drafting of the programme||Home-based||5 working days||ILO/AUC Focal
points and Task
|4||Meetings/sessions with countries, ILO constituents and stakeholders (including UNESCO’s) (including interviews and focus group discussions with selected workers and enterprises)||Home-based face-to face appropriate||or if||20 working days
(depending on countries)
points and Task
|5||Country mapping of the issues/sectors to be covered and stakeholders’ analysis||Home-based||5 working days||ILO and
UNESCO Focal points
|6||Results framework of the programme and the theory of change (presentation and validation)||Home-based||10 working days||ILO and
UNESCO Focal points plus AU
|A Presentation of the draft Joint
Programme Document to ILO, UNESCO and AUC
|Home-based||1 working days||ILO and
UNESCO Focal points plus AU
|7||Draft a short version of the programme (2-4 pages) to facilitate communication and bringing the programme to the attention of high-level policy makers, and funding partners||Home-based||1 working days||ILO and
UNESCO Focal points plus AU
|Revision and finalization of the joint programme||Home-based||3 working days||ILO and
points and Task
VIII. MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT
The consultant will be under the supervision of the ILO and UNESCO focal points in the Africa region. She/he will participate in periodical briefing calls/meetings with the ILO, UNESCO and AUC, when needed. The focal points will provide guidance and required support and clarifications throughout the process to the consultant. They are the main interlocutors between the consultant and the Office, to ensure a smooth implementation of the assignment.
IX. PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT
The suitable consultant should:
i. Have a University Degree at least at Masters Level with relevant work experience in social sciences, economics, law or education.
ii. Have a minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in result-based analysis and programme design and management, and resource mobilization, preferably the areas of cultural policies, employment and labour protection.
iii. Proven experience in designing and leading large time bound development cooperation programmes.
iv. Clear understanding of African development challenges, especially in the selected sectors
v. Previous work with ILO, UNESCO and/or UN is an advantage.
vi. Key understanding of youth employment, social protection, gender equality and nondiscrimination issues, and labour market issues; including relevant contextual knowledge in Africa at field and policy level will be an asset.
vii. Excellent coordination and planning skills are essential.
viii. Excellent writing skills in and oral command of English or French. Knowledge of both languages would be an asset.
X. SELECTION OF THE CONSULTANT
The selection will be based on a Call for expression of interest. The applicants should present:
i) a short proposal that explains their understanding of the assignment and a rationale for their application for the work;
ii) the CV highlighting key assignments related to this one; iii) the proposed daily rate in US dollars; iv) two references and two relevant documents produced by the applicant(s).
The selection of consultants will be based on the quality of the technical proposal, experience of the consultant and financial proposal as the three main factors.
The respective weight of the proposals are as follows:
i. Technical Criteria : 70%
The Technical criteria include: i) Clarity and relevance of the proposed methodology, to the context and to achieve the deliverables as stated in the ToR; ii) Realistic and complete work plan which reflects clear and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work outlined in the ToR; iii) Technical capacity of the applicant: relevant qualifications, competencies, relevant experience and skills as per the ToR.
ii. Financial Criteria : 30%
XI. PAYMENT MILESTONES
The selected consultant shall then be paid the lump sum contract amount upon certification of the completed tasks satisfactorily, as per the following payment schedule:
|Instalment of Payment/ Period||Deliverables or Documents to be Delivered||Approval should be obtained from:||Percentage of Payment|
|1st Instalment||Inception report||ILO and UNESCO
|2nd Instalment||Draft joint programme document||ILO and UNESCO
|3rd Instalment||Final joint programme document||ILO and UNESCO
XII. HOW TO APPLY
Expression of interest should be forwarded to the ILO Regional Office for Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com) , not later than 19 February 2022 (5:00pm, Abidjan time). The application should comprise of:
The application should comprise :
a) A short technical proposal;
b) CV highlighting experience with evidence of programmes in the sector;
c) Two references of clients of the consultants and their contact details;
d) Copy of at least one relevant documents produced by the applicant(s) on the topic.
e) A financial proposal and breakdown of costs.