Jun 20, 2017

South Sudan: Consultancy for training of trainers of oil for development partners

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Norwegian People's Aid
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

NORWEGIAN PEOPLE’S AID

SOUTH SUDAN PROGRAM

TERMS OF REFERENCE

CONSULTANCY FOR THE TRAINING OF TRAINERS OF OIL FOR DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS ON KEY PROVISIONS OF SOUTH SUDAN PETROLEUM LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Background

The Norwegian People’s Aid’s (NPA) Land and Resource Rights Project (LRR) with an Oil for Development Component (OFD) had for the past few years to present, been implementing activities with Oil Taskforces and other civil society organizations in South Sudan. The project is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the OFD component of the project is to contribute to a strong civil society that is able to hold authorities accountable for the management of petroleum resources.

Currently the OFD activities are mostly being implemented in the greater Upper Nile region by partner civil society organizations. The activity proposed in this advertisement is intended to improve the capacity of partners’ personnel who are implementing OFD activities.

Thus, NPA’s LRR project is looking for an individual or a firm/company to help in implementation of this activity.

Purpose of the Activity

This activity seeks to hire a consultant/facilitator to conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) for OFD’s partners (including representatives of South Sudan Workers Trade Union) on the key provisions of Petroleum Laws and Regulations. Through this activity, partners will have increased understanding on the key provisions of the laws regulating petroleum sector. This should enable them influence allocation of petroleum revenue for sustainable and equitable benefit of communities. Training session on the role of members of Parliament (MPs) in ensuring accountable distribution of petroleum resources should be administer during the training.

Objectives of the Activity

· To develop a standardized Trainers’ Manual on the petroleum health, safety and environmental management systems & plans (HSE) Regulations, 2015,

· To conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for the representatives of civil society organizations including representatives of South Sudan Workers Trade Union and/or Oil Workers Union. The consultant will train the participants using the Trainers’ Manual on HSE which s/he shall develop and a Trainers’ Manual on Petroleum Act, 2012 and the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2013 developed by NPA,

· To train civil society representatives on techniques of gathering information on existing accountability and transparency environment within the oil sector in the states,

· To train trainers from Oil workers union so that they advocate to the oil companies to implement HSE Regulations.

· Train civil society on the role of MPs in ensuring accountable distribution of petroleum resources.

Role and Responsibilities

Applicants will among other performance the following roles;

· Develop a realistic outline of the training methodology and work plan in coordination with the LRR’s team,

· Produce one (1) trainer’s manual capturing relevant literature/content and appropriate sections of the HSE Regulations,

· Develop step by step facilitation guide for the trainer,

· Conduct training of trainers (ToT) for OFD partners including representatives of South Sudan Workers Trade Union and/or Oil Workers Union. This will be done by the consultant using the Trainers’ Manual on HSE which s/he shall develop and a Trainers’ Manual on Petroleum Act, 2012 and the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2013 developed by NPA. The training should cover techniques of gathering information on existing accountability and transparency environment within the oil sector and how oil workers could advocate to companies on the implementation of HSE Regulations. There should also be a training session on the role of MPs in ensuring accountable distribution of petroleum resources,

· Coordinate with LRR staff for their guidance on training manual,

· Write report upon completion of the activity and share with NPA’s LRR staff.

Note: The target audience for the ToT will be people with limited legal and potentially other educational backgrounds. As such the training material will need to be written in simple and clear language and include appropriate facilitation techniques. It should reflect the South Sudanese or East African contexts.

Deliverables

· Work plan for the entire consultancy activity,

· Trainer’s manual on the petroleum health, safety and environmental management systems & plans (HSE) Regulations, 2015,

  • Training of Trainers’ program agenda and the actual delivery of the training,
  • Training report for the completion of the training,
  • Develop and administer a pre/post – test for the training conducted and hand over scored tests,
  • Final report for the entire activity (activity completion report),

Capacity areas/experience requirements for the Applicants

· Must have experience in doing similar work before for at least 3 years,

· If the applicant is a firm/company it must be a legally registered firm with experience in providing relevant services,

· Must have sound understanding of South Sudan Petroleum laws and relevant regulations,

· Must have better understanding and experience of the South Sudan oil sector and challenges facing communities and civil society organizations in ensuring accountability for the oil revenue,

· Must have better understanding of civil society organizations’ work,

· Must have cost effective budget,

· Prices proposed by the applicant must include transport cost, meeting costs, communications costs, cost of the applicant effort/time for the work and other justifiable costs associated with this work,

· Prices proposed by the applicant will be considered fixed regardless of currencies inflations,

· Cost relating to development of application will be cover by the applicant. NPA will not reimburse any applicant, whether successful or not for the application costs.

Additional instructions

Applicants should ensure that proposals are submitted in two packages:

1) Technical Proposal; and

2) Cost Proposal.

Technical Proposal:

The technical proposal should include the information listed below. Please note that there is an added requirement for companies.

· Cover Letter: Should outline interest, organizational or personal capacity to deliver, experiences and availability.

· Methodology and Work Plan: should outline suggested methodology suitable for the context in South Sudan and also indicating the timeframe.

· Past Performance: should describing similar work completed in the past three (3) years or more. This can either be in a list or CV format.

· References: At least two (2) references should be supplied, including the name of the client and name of the client’s contacts, including phone number, email, and physical address.

· Bio data form: For individuals, a completed bio data form. In an acceptable format.

· For Companies and/firms only: Registration and Audit Reports:** If this is a company that is choosing to apply, please ensure to include registration certificate. Individuals are not required to submit these requirements.

Cost Proposal:

The applicant’s budget for the proposed work will be fixed and expressed in United States Dollars (USD) inclusive of all costs, taxes, and profit.

Payment schedule

The sequence of payment may be determined during the signing of the agreement for the activity. However, applicant must confirm that it has financial resources to complete the Scope of Work should advances not be made on labor. Full payment shall only be made upon the delivery of all the deliverables.

Timeframe

· Closing date for the RFA: July 7, 2017.

· Starting date for the activity: July 17, 2017.

· The period of period of performance is 12 days.

· End date for the activity: July 29, 2017.

· Location of the activity: Juba.

Line of communication

The successful applicant will report to the project coordinator, Land and Resources Rights and will work closely with the Land and Resources Rights Project team to ensure timely and successful completion of the activity/assignment.

Interested law firms/individuals should send their applications to rss-tender@npaid.org with cover letter detailing the firm/individual suitability for the assignment, current contact information and financial proposal. Hand delivered application can be send to;

The bid committee,

Norwegian People’s Aid

Martyrs Street, Plot 41B,

Juba, South Sudan.

This assignment is require with great urgency. So, proposals will be shortlisted as they come in and the consultancy may be offer before the closing date. Only those short listed would shall be contacted. NPA reserves the right to cancel this call for application any time or to make no selection of any firm/individual.

Evaluation /Assement Criteria for the law firm/individual to register RLAs

Evaluation/Assessment Criteria

Maximum Points

Minimum Standards:

· Submission of Technical and cost proposals/Application with desirable standards

· Valid registration documents in South Sudan for companies

· Detail of Office location in South Sudan

· Cost effective

· Bank Account in South Sudan

10

Contextual Understanding:

· Demonstrates an understanding of the South Sudan oil sector context,

· Knowledgeable of the relevant government institutions working on the oil sector and a general understanding of the South Sudan context.

10

Experience/Track Record

· Relevant experience in providing training of trainers to civil society organizations and other institutions,

· Ability to draw realistic/simple and a step by step training material for use by persons with low education level,

· Ability to layout a clear work plan and appropriate methodology for delivery of the training,

· Ability to incorporate realistic and relevant themes/topics into the training materials for the benefit of the trainees,

· Ability to complete the work on time,

· Must have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience and knowledgeable about South Sudan petroleum laws;

· Proven track record and better understanding of civil society organizations’ work,

· Knowledge of coordinating with diverse personalities and soliciting information to complete activity;

· Capacity development service designs emphasize practical application

50

Clearly-Articulated High-Quality Services:

· Describes high-quality services that have the potential to support civil society,

· Able to communicate using simple, descriptive and appropriate language during the delivery of service to enable users to understand the relevance of available services

20

Impartiality:

· Neutral and impartial, with no bias towards specific civil society organizations, individuals, communities or government

10

Total Points

100%


How to apply:

The bid committee,

Norwegian People’s Aid

Martyrs Street, Plot 41B,

Juba, South Sudan

rss-tenders@npaid.org

.

peterlal@npaid.org

emmanuelo@napid.org

javorkoh@npaid.org