Request for Consultancy to Conduct Political Economy Analysis (PEA) on Women Representation in Political Positions in Nigeria through Political Parties.
Political parties are critical to democratic governance, linking citizens and government and acting as a platform for citizens to influence government. Political parties can also promote public accountability, collective action, popular participation, inclusiveness and legitimacy by ensuring the inclusion and consideration of citizens’ principles, ideologies and goals in governance processes. However, parties’ internal weaknesses and challenges in the political system have limited their effectiveness on these points.
Women and youth have been greatly marginalized in the Nigerian political space. For instance, in the 2019 General Elections, men dominated women by a 12:1 ratio in the presidential elections. Women’s presidential candidature stands at eight per cent. At the National Assembly, women’s candidature is only 12 per cent of the total seats available, given that a total of 763 women vied for seats for the Senate and House of Representatives out of 6,563 places available. This is not withstanding that women constitute about 49% of the electoral population.
With Nigeria being a party system democracy, political parties remain the pivot for individuals who aspire to occupy political positions to realize their dreams. The system makes political parties critical institutions in Nigeria’s democracy, hence the need to promote inclusive operations of political parties to enable every group of persons including women and youth to aspire and attain political positions in the country.
Purpose of the Consultancy
To address the poor representation of women in political seats in Nigeria, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is implementing a project titled: Supporting Political Parties’ Reforms and Increase in Women’s Representation in Public Office through Advocacy for Policy and Legal Reform under the Supporting Advancement of Gender Equality (SAGE) project and with support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Among other objectives, the project aims to conduct political economy analysis (PEA) on barriers to women’s participation in politics of select political parties as well as develop advocacy strategy and plan for these political parties.
This consultancy seeks to conduct PEA on the leading seven (7) political parties in Nigeria to give a greater understanding of context, including barriers to change, and how power and decision-making is exercised. The Analysis will also lead to a better understanding the political dimensions of women marginalization and provide information to inform advocacy.
The consultancy also seeks to develop an advocacy plan informed by the analysis to guide engagements with strategic stakeholders of the political parties to influence reform. It is anticipated that the analysis will generate accurate and reliable data that will not only be a critical part of the advocacy process but also provide broad information to improve the project objective.
Scope of Work
The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct political economy analysis on barriers to women’s participation in politics of the leading seven (7) political parties in Nigeria from the 2019 National Elections as well as develop advocacy strategy and plan for engagements with these political parties.
- Identify the (seven) leading political parties in Nigeria with representation at the National Assembly
- Conduct mapping of key stakeholders for engagements within the identified political parties
- Carryout a political economy analysis (PEA) on seven of the leading political parties in Nigeria and help to identify the strategic choices to be made, as well as constraints, risks, opportunities and entry points for reform advocacy
- Produce recommendations for addressing gaps identified as hindering women participation in political parties
- Develop advocacy plan for engagements with key party stakeholder to inform reforms geared towards promoting women participation in political participation and attainment of political positions in the country
- Make power point presentation of reports for validation
- Preliminary report
- Draft Report
- Final Report
- Advocacy Plan
- Power Point Presentation of Reports
The consultancy fee is negotiable. Please note that withholding tax will be deducted from agreed amount in line with the country’s tax requirement.
The consultant shall be paid 20% on signing of the TOR, 40% on submission of draft report and 40% upon satisfactory completion of the tasks and submission of final report.
The consultant shall report to the Programme Manager – (Democratic Governance) Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).
Submission of Final Report: The consultancy shall become effective upon agreement by both parties and run for a period not exceeding 21 days from the date of signing the contract.
Interested consultants with the requisite expertise should submit their CVs (max. 4 pages) and financial offer via email to email@example.com copying firstname.lastname@example.org not later than one week from the date of publication (21st November 2020).
For further information about the assignment, please contact 07088830030.