Consultancy Engagement for the Gender Statistics Experts’ Review of the Compendium on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Indicators

PhilGEPS Reference: 

5531035

Area of Delivery: 

  • Metro Manila

Bid Duration: 

2018-08-01 12:00 to 2018-08-08 10:00

Bid Status: 

Active

Procurement Mode: 

Negotiated Procurement-Small Value Procurement

Bid Classification: 

  • Consulting Services

Bid Category: 

  • Consulting Services

Budget: 

PHP 384,000.00

Delivery Period: 

60 Day/s

Description: 

Background
The Compendium of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Indicators was developed as a key element of the Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System (RBMES). The RBMES was established with the end goal of tracking the progress in the situation of women and girls as well as identify challenges and constraints in reducing gender gaps, fulfilling women’s human rights and assessing the impact of State policy and actions on the lives of women and girls. Importantly, the RBMES was put in place to systematize and synchronize the reporting requirements of various international treaty obligations and national laws on gender equality and women’s empowerment. These key treaty obligations and national legislation that the Philippine government is mandated to report on include the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and APEC and ASEAN commitments as well as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

As a reference document, the Compendium serves many purposes. It can be used by implementing agencies as a guide for aligning their gender and development (GAD) initiatives towards achieving impact and other outcomes related to gender equality and women empowerment. Anchored on a results-based management (RBM) approach, the compendium provides agencies with possibledirection as to their contribution towards the reduction of gender disparities as an outcome in their specific sector, subsector or field.It could also guide agencies in determining how their capacity development interventions on GAD result to gender-responsive plans, policies, programs, projects and services.

Data-producing agencies can also refer to the Compendium and its metadata to support the collection, analysis and processing of data for the GEWE indicatorswhich could be utilized for gender-responsive evidence-based policymaking and decision-making. The Compendium could also support and guide the establishment of the GAD database.

Further, the Compendium can be a useful reference for monitoring and evaluating the impact of GAD programs and projects advocated for and implemented by agencies, donors, and civil society and private sector organizations.

Moreover, the Compendium could also inform the development of new policies, programs and priorities which are reflected in the agencies’ GAD Agenda and GAD plans and budgets.

Rationale
The Compendium was borne out of sectoral validation workshops and consultations with agencies and was put together with the assistance of an M&E consultant for the period December 2017 to February 2018, including two consecutive months at no additional cost.

Upon presentation of the Compendium to the PCW Board of Commissioners, suggestions were raised for further improvement of the Compendium. The major recommendation is to simplify the results statements to make them more understandable for field people working on the ground. This recommendation impacts significantly on the substantive content since the indicators are framed according to eighteen (18) sectoral results frameworks. By simplifying the classification of the outcomes, the hierarchy and matching of sectoral GEWE indicators across different levels of results and across sectors need to be revisited and adjusted.

Another major suggestionwasto subject the document for review by a Gender Statistics expert to ensure alignment and synchronization of the GEWE indicators with the indicators and outcomes of various international commitments of the Philippines on GEWE while maintaining its national relevance. Moreover, since the metadata is supposed to guide the agencies in data collection, an expert on Gender Statistics shall help define the data collection methodologies from a statistical perspective.

Further, new strategic directions such as extending the timeframe of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Plan up to the duration of the Philippine Plan on Gender-Responsive Development (PPGD) 1995-2025 require that these efforts are harmonized with the final Compendium of GEWE indicators.

Thus, there is a need to revisit the substantive content of the Compendium to achieve simplified result outcomes and to redefine statistical methods and methodologies to generate data on the on the ground. To make the Compendium a useful reference for the data-producing agencies, there is a need to ensure clarity of meta-data, thus an expert review, particularly an expert on gender statistics is required.

In view of the above, aconsultancy engagement is proposed to assist PCW in coming up with an updated Compendium that can be packaged and printed for use of government agencies and other stakeholdersand for publication as a knowledge product.

Scope of Work
The consultancy engagement consists of the enhancement and packaging of the Compendium as a two-part volume publication or tool, including the review of the indicator descriptions and estimation procedures (among others) and statistical methods employed reflected in the meta-data. The prospective consultant or consultancy team may hire independent contractors to assist in the delivery of the final output, such as on packaging, layout and proofreading the document.

With close coordination and assistance of PDPMED, the Consultant or Consultancy Team shall perform the following tasks:
1. Revisit the Compendium’s overall and sectoral results frameworks and corresponding indicators to harmonize with the priorities of the GEWE Plan 2019-2025 and the PPGD sectors/subsectors/fields. Without diminishing their substance, the articulation of the GEWE indicators can also be revised, streamlined and organized to achieve better coherence;
2. Ensure that modified indicators, if any, are still aligned with the MCW, CEDAW, BPfA, SDGs, APEC-PPWE, Ministerial Declaration and UNESCAP Regional Core Set indicators, among other local and international gender GEWE indicator sources;
3. Enhance the presentation of the Compendium into two-part volume publication: the first part (Main Document) lists the sectoral GEWE indicators while the second part (Annex) provides the metadata for all sectoral GEWE indicators.
4. Revisit the substantive content of the metadata such as indicator descriptions, measures and formulas for said measures and infuse the correct indicator descriptions/definitions, statistical data collection methodologies, processing and analysis;
5. Layout and package the Compendium (as a reference tool) for publication;
6. Style-edit the narrative chapters of the Compendium to ensure consistency with the new presentation layout; and
7. Perform relevant and related tasks to ensure the completion of the consultancy engagement.

Professional Fees and Terms of Payment
PCW shall pay a total of PhP 384,000.00 for the duration of the consultancy subject to the mandatory withholding tax and upon submission and approval of the outputs stipulated in Table 1. Expected Outputs and Cost. Payment shall be processed upon the issuance of the certificate of acceptance by PCW and shall be released on the following schedule:
• First Tranche: Payment of PhP 54,000.00 subject to mandatory withholding tax upon submission of preliminary outputs stipulated in Table 1;
• Second Tranche: Payment of PhP192, 000.00 subject to mandatory withholding tax upon submission of enhanced consultancy outputs indicated inTable 1.
• Final Tranche: Payment of PhP138,000.00subject to mandatory withholding tax upon submission of final draft of the two-part Compendium for proofreading and publication as provided for in Table 1.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
The Consultant must have a strong commitment to deliver excellent results and outputs on time. To ensure the quality of outputs and effective delivery of services, the following qualifications will be required from the Consultant/Consultancy Team:
1. Proven competence and track record in the field of statistics, preferably Gender Statistics and familiarity with sustainable development, human rights-based approach to development, results-based management approach, among others.
2. Extensive knowledge of women’s and gender and development (GAD) issues and its application to the Philippine social, economic, political and cultural situation.
3. At least 10 years of substantial experience in development work whether in government, civil society or in bilateral or multilateral organizations;
4. With Master’s degree in the field of Statistics, Economics, Women’s Studies, Development Studies, Public Administration, Political Science and other related fields. A Doctorate degree in any of these fields is an advantage;
5. Familiarity with government’s policies, programs, projects, services and mechanisms;
6. Strong development research, planning, implementation and coordination skills;
7. Excellent technical writing and presentation skills;
8. Open and responsive to feedback;
9. Flexible in adjusting the pace, content and delivery of work according to emerging situations; and
10. Must be PHILGEPS-registered.
 

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