Supporting I-Kiribati Welfare Through Labour Mobility

Date of Publication: 
21 November 2020
Application Deadline: 
14 December 2020
Company: 
Cowater International
Brief Description: 

The below description is a summary of the RFP. Pease find the complete version attached.

The Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development is a seven-year, CAD $11.6 million demand-driven program aligned with Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) to support sustainable trade and investment-related policy reforms and economic development initiatives that promote women's empowerment and inclusive growth and have a high potential to reduce poverty in ODA-eligible developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. CTIF provides technical assistance based on the needs identified by potential beneficiaries and according to an assessment process jointly administered by the CTIF team and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Technical assistance is provided by independent suppliers that specialize in the specific services being requested by the beneficiary. Cowater International (www.cowater.com) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (www.ipac.ca) jointly implement CTIF on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Assignment Overview

Consultancy title:

Supporting I-Kiribati Welfare Through Labour Mobility

Beneficiary Organizations:

Ministry of Employment and Human Resources (MEHR), Government of the Republic of Kiribati

Anticipated duration:

12 months

Anticipated start date:

January 2021

Location of assignment

Consultant's Home Office (remote); Kiribati (if applicable)

Summary of assignment

As part of the implementation of Kiribati's Trade Policy Framework, the Government of Kiribati is seeking to expand its labour mobility programs with other countries to increase employment and remittances back home. The Framework notes that a key objective for Kiribati's engagement with the rest of the world is to ensure increased access for I-Kiribati workers overseas. This objective is supported by the Kiribati 20-Year Vision 2016-2036 (KV20), which seeks to increase the number of overseas workers supporting the key policy area of Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction. Furthermore, the Kiribati Development Plan (KDP), directly addresses issues around market access for I-Kiribati workers in overseas markets, with a target of five new markets by the end of the KDP period.

CTIF will provide technical assistance to Kiribati's Ministry of Employment and Human Resources (MEHR) in order to support for the development of a strategic plan detailing how I-Kiribati could participate in, and benefit from, Canadian labour mobility programs.

Terms of Reference

See Annex 1

Maximum budget, excluding HST

CAD $100,000

Consultant Profile / Expertise Required 

The Consultant best suited to delivering this CTIF mandate will be able to demonstrate the following professional experience and capabilities at a corporate level or within their proposed team:

  • Specialization in assisting governments and/or overseas workers with entering the Canadian labour market through initiatives such as the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or similar federal or provincial government-managed channels;
  • Demonstrated track record of securing job placements in the Canadian labour market for overseas workers from Asia-Pacific countries across a variety of economic sectors;
  • Legal expertise in Canadian citizenship and immigration law;
  • Strong existing relations with Canadian federal or provincial authorities responsible for the management of temporary foreign or seasonal worker programs;
  • Recent experience delivering engaging remote/virtual stakeholder workshops and meetings using a variety of engaging virtual tools and techniques;

Strong in-house capabilities to prepare professional reports, guidance materials and presentations in English for a variety of senior-level public sector stakeholders.

Corporate Qualifications

Interested bidders must possess the corporate capabilities and experience described in Annex 1 (TORs), which can be evidenced through project profiles included in technical proposals using the form provided in Annex 2. Contracts for projects profiled by bidders must have been active within the last five calendar years dating from the date of the release of this tender document.

ABOUT US

With more than 35 years' experience, Cowater International is Canada's global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.

Location: 
Canada (travels to Kiribati)
Canada