Terms of Reference for Publication of a Newsletter: “Women’s knowledge and access to government economic empowerment programs and its effect on women’s right”

A project funded by OSISA

Reference number: G08477

Funded period:     June 2018 – June 2020

  1. Background

“Women’s knowledge and access to government economic empowerment programs and its effect on women’s right” project seeks to enhance women’s knowledge of and access to government’s economic empowerment policies and programmes and how these are supposed to be affecting their livelihoods.

 The Overall objective of the project to contribute to women’s economic empowerment in Swaziland by making government programs work for women in the informal sector

Specific objective(s): Improved national legal and institutional frameworks for enhancing women`s effective participation in the economic sphere.

Anticipated results:

Result 1: Increase level of awareness of women’s economic rights amongst women in the informal sector in the four regions of Swaziland

Result 2: A strong national women’s movement of women in the informal sector strengthened as a result of improved collaboration and coordination amongst CSOs working in the informal sector.

Result 3: Improved national legal and institutional frameworks for enhancing women’s effective participation in the economic sphere.

The above expected results will be realized through implementation of several key activities such as:

  • Conduct a baseline study on women knowledge of and access to government economic empowerment programs
  • Conduct regional trainings
  • Hold traditional Leaders’ sensitization workshops
  • Host a radio program on Women in Informal Sector
  • Train women in leadership in the informal sector
  • Host a national women’s convention
  • Publicize a quarterly newsletter on Swazi women in the informal sector

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  1. Overall goal and objective

The overall goal of the newsletter is to capture stories of change and /or specific women issues in the informal sector which will be disseminated to raise awareness.

The major objectives of the newsletter development are:

  • To increase level of awareness of women’s economic rights amongst women in the informal sector
  • To contribute towards an improved collaboration and coordination amongst CSOs working in the informal sector.
  1. Scope and focus of assignment

The consultant is responsible for developing a newsletter ensuring that the logo, layout design of the newsletter and digest are in an editable format that is suitable for both printing and electronic distribution.

Specific objectives

  • To interview four women leaders.
  • To write up interesting and insightful stories of four women.
  • To include photo content of the newsletter consisting of pictures of the subject matter.
  • To deliver content for a newsletter.

Amongst issues to be addressed by the newsletter are:

  • Promotion of women economic rights in the informal sector.
  • Local Government By-Laws accessible to in the informal trade sector.
  • Effective participation of women in the informal sector.

The assignment is expected to begin on the 22nd of July 2020

  1. Deliverable results
  • Newspaper design and layout
  1. Reporting and timeline

Consultant shall report to WLSA Project Officer during the duration of the assignment. The assignment is expected to last a period of 10 days commencing on the 22nd of July 2020.

  1.  MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL FOR BID

The consultant(s) shall have:

  •  Extensive experience (at least 3-5 years) in development of newsletter in graphic and layout designing/publication production
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of gender, women’s human rights and the informal sector
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines.

The proposal shall provide a description of the consultant/firm including an outline of the consultant’s recent experience on similar undertakings. The proposal should list itemised details of costs associated with newsletter development, it should express all proposed costs in Emalangeni. The proposal is due on the 5th of August 2020 to wlsaswaziland@gmail.com