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Facilitator for Innovation Workshop on Compliance Monitoring of natural resources in Ghana in Jan 2018

European Union Project in Ghana

“Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme - ARAP”



Technical assistance on Facilitation for Innovation Workshop on Compliance Monitoring (Ref: 001/17/ARAP)


Position: 1 expert to facilitate a workshop on innovation in compliance monitoring

Duration of Assignment: short-term assignment (up to 12 days) during project implementation

Duty Station: Accra, Ghana

Indicative Starting Date: January 15, 2018

Type of Contract: Technical Assistance


1.       Context

The “International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies, FIIAPP” www.fiiapp.org, is a Spanish public international co-operation entity that provides advice to governments in third countries and regional institutions. According to its mission, the Foundation has been awarded the Delegation Agreement “Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme - ARAP” funded by the European Union.

The overall objective of the programme is to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and increasing accountability and environmental governance, as well as compliance with the rule of law, particularly when it comes to accountability, anti-corruption and environmental governance.

2.       Object

The objective of this consultancy is to support the Coordinating Unit of the ARAP by facilitating a workshop to identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of compliance monitoring of licence- and permit-holders to exploit natural resources. Weak compliance monitoring is a major environmental governance problem in Ghana.  Major challenges are inadequate resources, lack of inter-agency coordination, and corruption concerns.  The workshop will focus on the specific problem of artisanal and small-scale mining.

The workshop will bring together participants from key agencies with responsibilities for managing the exploitation of natural resources.  It purpose is to identify new and more effective ways to undertake compliance monitoring given the limited resources available.  Facilitating multi-agency collaboration will be essential.  The key Ghanaian counterpart will be the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The consultant will be required to design the workshop in collaboration with the supervising ARAP consultant and EPA, facilitate the workshop, and write a final report detailed findings and recommendations arising from the workshop.

A new, redesigned, compliance monitoring system focusing on artisanal and small-scale mining will be piloted at the local-level in one district of Ghana, to allow for subsequent revisions.  It will then be expanded to other districts.

This TA will be provided through a short-term mission to Accra in late January, 2018, with a maximum of 12 working days (six in Accra in late Jan 2018 – precise dates to be determined, but workshop is likely to be Mon-Tue 29-30 January); no more than six days home-based preparation and final report writing, including time in early February.


3.       Description of the position


a.       Main tasks

Among others, the consultant would be required to perform the following tasks;

  • Review and analyse programme documents, including the ARAP Action Document, ARAP study on illegal small-scale mining and ARAP environmental governance sector study.
  • Using social, human-centred and service design, plan and co-design a two-day workshop for participants from a diverse range of institutions with environment-related responsibilities.
  • Facilitate participants from a range of public sector agencies to identify constraints to ineffective compliance monitoring systems
  • Lead participants to design new innovative systems.  Amongst other things, innovations to optimise compliance monitoring might include technology, adopting a risk management approach, better management of corruption risks, data-sharing, pooling institutional resources, and better institutional teamwork.
  • Ensure issues of gender equity and social inclusion are kept central in the design of the new approach to compliance monitoring.
  • Write a final report describing recommended innovations identified in the workshop.  The report should note constraints to implementation, and key steps and points/positions of responsibilities for successful implementation via a pilot of the new compliance monitoring system at the local-level in one district of Ghana.
  • Able to communicate easily and promptly with ARAP team, e.g., via skype, email, phone, or WhatsApp, during planning period leading up to, and following, the workshop.


b.      Requirements

  1. University graduate.
  2. Formal training, or equivalent experience, in social design, human-centred design or service design.
  3. Experience co-designing and facilitating innovation workshops.
  4. Experience leading public officials to co-design innovative programmes and systems.
  5. Experience facilitating multi-agency collaboration on public sector programmes.
  6. Fluent English oral expression and comprehension.
  7. Experience in environmental governance an advantage.
  8. Contact details for two referees who can attest to skills and experience.


The tenderer must fulfil the above requirements to be considered for the selection process. Additionally, profiles that go over the required expertise will be proportionally valuated, as in the following table in Point 4 – Selection Criteria. 


c.       Outputs

  1. Draft workshop outline (produced after initial in-depth discussion with ARAP about background to workshop and its purpose).
  2. Final workshop outline and any written speaking notes, delivered prior to commencement of workshop.
  3. Facilitation of workshop.
  4. Final report as described in (a) Main Tasks.

4.       Selection criteria

Merits and expertise indicated in the table will be valuated with the CV’s information.



Maximum Score

Formal training in social design, human-centred design or service design.

Relevance of training, including any training-related projects


Experience co-designing and facilitating innovation workshops

4 points per relevant workshop


Experience co-designing innovative programmes and systems

5 points per relevant programme or system


Experience facilitating multi-agency collaboration on public sector programmes

2 points per relevant experience


Prior experience in environmental governance

1 point per year


References regarding quality of skills/experience

Up to 15 points per reference


Maximum Total: 100 points


For the technical deliberation, the score will be given according to the table’s criteria. 


5.       Duration

The contract will have a duration of up to 12 days and implementation in January/February 2018.  Six working days will be in Accra, Ghana, in late January/early February 2018.  Other days will be home-based preparation and final report writing.


6.       Additional Information:

The tenderer is requested to present an electronic CV in English (no more than 4 pages) to be emailed to the following address: arap.ghana@fiiapp.org.  All enquiries to be directed to ARAP Environmental Governance Advisor, Michael Nest: michael.nest@arapghana.eu.

Last updated by Norma Garza Nov 28, 2017.


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