Title of Consultancy:Risk management content for a safety and security e-learning course
Application Closing Date:21 April 2020
Consultancy Start and End Date:Ideally 12 May 2020 – 12 August 2020
Location of Consultancy:Remote
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 National Chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
The nature of our work and the environments in which we undertake this mission result in a range of risks including safety and security concerns for staff and partners. Risk management is a critical aspect for our National Chapters that aim at bringing about substantial change in their countries by seeking redress for corruption cases, amplifying the voice of the population and advocating at government level. Issues surrounding risk are serious and complex, and require a coherent approach as they often cut across different areas of work.
We seek to pro-actively embrace risk management as an integral part of our National Chapters’ planning and implementation processes. To assist our National Chapters in assessing their level of risk preparedness and in developing country specific safety and security plans, we are planning to develop a safety and security e-learning course. The course is to build National Chapters’ capacity in understanding, managing and mitigating risk.
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a consultant to develop the content for an e-learning course on safety and security that enables National Chapters’ to conduct risk assessments following the risk management cycle ofrisk assessment / risk treatment / risk response / recovery.
The content should be based on a practical approach that allows National Chapters to easily apply it to their own contexts. At a later stage, this content will be transferred into e-learning modules and made available to our National Chapters.
In particular, the content should:
- Guide National Chapters through the different steps of risk management including identification and analysis of risk exposure, examination and application of risk management techniques and monitoring of results.
- Cover different types of risks, such as physical risks, cyber security risks, reputational risks or any other risks deriving from the National Chapters’ activities, which are for example receiving corruption complaints, seeking litigation for corruption cases or demanding accountability from public officials and private stakeholders.
- Enable National Chapters to implement risk management with little resources.
- Maintain a practical implementation-focused approach that allows adaptation to different contexts.
In close cooperation with the coordination team at TI-S, the consultant is expected to develop the content for practical risk management aimed at our National Chapters.
- Draft outline and structure of the content.
- Final capacity building content that enables National Chapters to manage risk.
All materials are to be submitted in English in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of the deliverables.
The consultant is expected to work very closely with and report to the coordination team at TI-S. There will be check-in meetings throughout the process. TI-S will ensure the organisation of logistics associated with this review.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS
- University degree in social science/ political science methods, strategic management, evaluation or related field, or equivalent experience
- Proven NGO or civil society security experience
- Proven experience in developing/ delivering capacity building in risk assessments for NGOs
- Experience with risk management in regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America
- Excellent command of English to a native speaker’s level, additional languages a plus
- Good presentation and communication skills
- Previous experience in successfully conducting similar assignments
- Innovative, open-minded, culturally sensitive personality
REMUNERATION AND COSTS
The consultant should provide their estimated total fee as a lump sum or as standard daily or hourly rates, before any VAT or other charges.
For Consultants based in the EU, EEA and Switzerland
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultants fill out theVAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form(instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.
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Guidelines for handling overhead and travel expenses
Regular overhead expenses associated with the Consultants maintaining their place of business, such as rent, telephone, utilities or stationary, are included in the Consultant’s professional fee, except where explicitly agreed otherwise in the contract.
- Travel and accommodation expenses will as far as possible, and where applicable, be recovered from the institutions and companies hosting events or using the outputs provided by the Consultant.
- Where such cost recovery is not possible, all travel is subject to prior approval by TI-S staff responsible for the financial management of the Project or TI Budget Line that will support the costs of travel. TI shall not issue travel advances to the Consultants. For accommodation or travel by air, rail or coach, they will instead have to contact TI-S that will make travel arrangements on the Consultant’s behalf.
- All travel booked by TI-S will include travel health and accident insurance with worldwide coverage and Economy class only; accommodation will aim to achieve best value for money up to a 4-star category.
- Consultants shall be entitled to invoice TI-S only for local transportation and visa cost (if applicable).
- Subsistence allowance (per diems) and expenses for individual meals cannot be claimed. These are part of Consultant’s business expenses.
How to apply
Please email your application documents by21 April 2020, 23:59 CET indicating “Risk management content’’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application documents should include the following:
- A cover letter that outline the consultant’s qualifications for the assignment
- A concept note that briefly presents the idea and overall approach to the assignment, envisaged challenges this assignment poses, and a work plan
- CV(s), incl. two references (with contact information)
- Links, references to work samples related to the topic
- Indicative time/ cost estimate broken down by daily fee, number of days, other costs
- Indication of availability to conduct the assignment within the given timeframe
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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