Date of holding: 2023-04-21 00:00The deadline for submitting documents: 2023-04-20 00:00Finished
Pact is an international development nonprofit that works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to end poverty and marginalization. We partner with local organizations, businesses, and governments to build lasting solutions for thriving, resilient communities. Our vision is a world where everyone owns their future. Pact has worked in Ukraine since 2006 in the areas of governance, capacity development, and health. Building on a decade of experience, we address key challenges facing civil society organizations in Ukraine.
This Consultant request (CR) is a part of the Activity to Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement (ENGAGE). The purpose of ENGAGE is to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in civic activities at the national, subnational, and local level.
The goal of this CR is to hire a Ukrainian consultant to design and conduct a series of at least 12 trainings on implications of martial law and other regulations caused by war to increase citizens’, civil society organizations’ (CSO), and small and medium entrepreneurs’ (SME) understanding of the martial law impacts; provide participants with actionable advice on their life, work and voluntary operations under the martial law, and prepare a report on the trainings’ results summarizing main restrictions that martial law imposes and recommendations for citizens, CSOs, and SME in becoming more aware of new regulations and properly adjusted to the new reality.
II. Scope of Work
Shortly after Russia started the unprovoked full-fledged war, the Government of Ukraine declared martial law. The impacts of martial law on average Ukrainian citizens, CSOs, and the private sector are complex and wide-ranging. While Ukrainian society was fast in mobilizing to stand against Russia’s invasion, people, organizations, and businesses are still in need for better understanding of how martial law and other legal and regulatory changes impact their everyday lives and operations.
Responding to the need, Pact plans to increase CSOs and small businesses awareness of impacts of new legislative and regulatory changes. Based on analysis of the parameters and impacts of martial law, prepared by ENGAGE partner think tanks and other analytical CSOs, Pact will conduct trainings for CSO and the private sector, including small businesses, on awareness of how martial law and other legal and regulatory changes may impact their everyday lives and operations.
Purpose: To equip citizens and the national and local CSOs and SMEs with the knowledge of martial law and other regulatory changes introduced during the war time and their implications for everyday life and operations.
- To train citizens, CSOs and SME on specifics of the legal environment in the war time;
- To provide participants with actionable advice on their life, work and voluntary operations under martial law and ways to properly address newly arisen challenges.
- Citizens’ understanding of the impacts of martial law and other legal and regulatory changes on their everyday lives increased.
- CSOs’ awareness of impacts of martial law and other legal and regulatory changes on their operations increased.
- SMEs’ awareness of impacts of martial law and other legal and regulatory changes on their operations increased.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Task 1: Develop an outline for a series of at least 12 trainings. It shall include but not limited to:
- suggested topics covering the most important spheres of life of citizens, CSOs and SME that are impacted by martial law;
- format of trainings, duration, timeframe, and agenda for trainings;
- anticipated results and methods to assess whether results are achieved.
Task 2: To prepare agendas, handouts, and evaluation forms for the trainings.
Task 3: To conduct at least 12 trainings for CSOs and SME.
Task 4: To prepare a final report on trainings (preferably in English).
Trainings should be built from the perspectives of main restrictions which martial law imposes when it comes to citizen engagement to the civic and oversight activities, as well as doing business.
It is anticipated that the training will be of a half-day duration and assist citizens, CSOs and small businesses in becoming more aware of new regulations and properly adjusted to the new reality.
As an example, topics for trainings may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Restrictions on citizen participation,
- Freedom of association and access to information,
- New legislation on humanitarian assistance,
- New legislation in taxation of small businesses,
- Government monitoring of small business activities,
- Certification of for-profit activities,
- On Ukraine-EU deep and comprehensive trade area,
- Government regulations of the market (including prices),
- Changes in employment legislation,
- Government guarantees for relocated businesses.
- Final concept of a series of at least 12 trainings on implications of martial law and other regulations caused by war for citizens, CSOs and businesses.
- Packages of compulsory reading both for offline and online for training participants on martial law and other war-specific legislature, their implications and places/institutions that could offer further support and legal advice to people, CSOs and SME. Packages of compulsory reading should be individual per training.
- Agendas, presentations, handouts, evaluation forms and compulsory reading packages individual per training.
- At least 12 online and offline trainings conducted.
- Report on each training containing a list of participants, evaluation forms, video recording if conducted online (in Ukrainian language).
- Final report (in English language preferably).
Timeline: May 5, 2023 – August 1, 2023
- Excellent knowledge of the current legal environment in Ukraine specifically in martial law and other regulatory changes caused by the war and their implications for citizens, CSOs and SME.
- Sound knowledge of legal service providers, programs, and resources currently available to citizens, CSOs and SME is an asset.
- Proven experience in delivering training sessions, trainings, and consultations on legal matters.
- Technical knowledge, skills, and expertise in designing and organizing training sessions and trainings both online and offline.
- Demonstrated experience in developing evaluation forms and other assessment tools, ability to analyze them and produce a well-structured and consistent.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills.
- Fluency in English is preferable.
All proposals which fail to comply with the basic minimum requirements outlined in the solicitation shall be eliminated. Only proposals displaying excellent knowledge of the current legal environment in Ukraine, proven experience in delivering trainings, and submitted a full package of documentation required for application will be evaluated. See Sections C and E.
V. Application Instructions
Proposals must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 17:00 on April 20, 2023 (Kyiv time). The subject line should contain: “Proposal under Consultant Request P4767-2023-11.”
VI. Documentation required for application:
- Resume/CV. A short profile of an applicant featuring expertise and experience relative to the goals and objectives of this Consultant Request.
- Resume of a consultant or all experts engaged into the implementation the task if it is more than one person.
- Technical Proposal: An outline of a series of at least 12 trainings that includes: o suggested topics covering the most important spheres of life of citizens, CSOs and SME that are impacted by martial law;
- format of trainings, duration, timeframe, and draft agenda for at least one training;
- anticipated results.
- Financial proposal (in UAH currency): Clearly stated LOE with a requested rate per unit for consultants.
All questions or clarifications regarding this Consultant Request must be in writing and submitted to email@example.com no later than 17:00 on April 14, 2023 (Kyiv time). The subject line should contain: “Questions to Consultant Request P4767-2023-11” Questions and requests for clarification, and the responses thereto, will be circulated to all Consultant Request recipients who indicate an interest in this Consultant.