Call for applications – Consultant for : Support to the formulation of a Readiness request to the GCF in favor of local governments of WAEMU countries through UCLG Africa

See the terms of reference here (available in french).

Deadline: 10 June 2021

Call for applications for the recruitment of a Consultant for the drafting of the “Charter of local authorities for gender equality in Africa”. (Deadline April 30, 2021)

The project to create a “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa” is part of the implementation of the “Africa-Europe Marrakesh Pact for Local Equality” which aims to strengthen cooperation between United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UCLG Africa and its Network of local elected women of Africa (REFELA) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the PLATFORMA network to advance equality of women and men in local life in Africa. The “Pact” was adopted during the 8th Africities Summit that took place in Marrakesh, November 2018.

Since then, REFELA-CGLU Africa, CEMR/PLATFORMA and UCLG have been workingtogether to draw up the approach for the implementation of this Pact, the main expected product of which is the drafting of the Charter, according to a participatory and consultative approach. And to give concrete expression to this approach, two provisions have been adopted:

· 2 mechanisms have been set up (1) the Africa-Europe Support Committee, composed of mayors, local elected representatives and experts from Africa and Europe, and (2) the REFELA-UCLG Africa Working Group, composed of the Secretary General and the Directors of the departments of UCLG Africa.

· An online consultation was conducted by REFELA-UCLG Africa, which was open from July to September 2019. This call had 2 objectives:

– to associate and involve a wide public in the drafting of the Charter;

– to collect the expectations, opinions and proposals of the public on how to write and adopt the Charter.

OBJECTIVES OF THE MISSION

The main objectives of the mission are to:

• Develop and draft the Charter text, from the first draft to the final text which will be adopted by African local authorities;
• Organise consultation workshops with local elected officials, civil society experts and
partners to collect opinions and suggestions on the drafts produced, informing and leading to the final product of the Charter;
• Provide African local authorities with a legal, political and technical framework document for the promotion of gender equality, adapted to their context and scale of
action and competences.

See the terms of reference here

Launch of the call for expressions of interest in the Campaign  African Cities in Favour of the Economic Empowerment of Women

The Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) brings together women members of political bodies responsible for the governance of cities and regional authorities in Africa. REFELA was launched in Tangier, Morocco in March 2011. It is headed by an Executive Board of fifteen members representative of the five sub-regions of Africa and includes national chapters which are gender equality commissions of national associations for local authorities, members of UCLG Africa.

REFELA works for the development of female leadership in African cities and local communities and the definition and implementation of local policies and strategies in Africa. For its 2019-2021 triennial agenda, REFELA decided at its General Assembly (November 2018-Africities 8) to continue work on its three campaigns: 1. The campaign for African cities without street children; 2. The campaign for African cities with zero tolerance of violence against women; 3. The campaign for African cities for the Economic Empowerment of Women.

This call for expressions of interest is addressed to leaders and councils of cities and local authorities in Africa, inviting them to voluntarily join the campaign, African cities for the economic empowerment of women.

II.INTEREST IN THE CAMPAIGN OF AFRICAN CITIES IN FAVOUR OF THE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

To highlight the scope and interest of this campaign, the REFELA team have developed a framework with accompanying analysis and documents:

  • The framing of the campaign emphasizes the objectives, mechanisms, stages and priority lines of action to be carried out respectively by REFELA-UCLG Africa, its partners and cities and local authorities that have joined the campaign with the support of their national associations and their REFELA country chapters;
  • The analytical report focuses on the current issues relating to the economic empowerment of women in Africa, the advances that have been made and the various constraints that women still face in the different sectors of the local and national economy. This analytical report is accessible at the knowledge site of UCLG Africa:
  • The document has an addendum on the integral profiling of African countries and the economic inclusion of women and their access to economic opportunities;
  • Other documents in preparation, such as the Tool Kit: ECO PACK WOMEN, will be made available to member cities in support of the campaign.

As a reference document for the campaign (see the article which appeared in the press review of UCLG Africa), it is clear that women need greater representation in all programs and projects targeting their communities, both politically and economically, in business and employment. Read more.

Membership forms is avialable here and here (PDF). 

Interested cities and local authorities must return the completed membership form below, signed by their respective mayors, to the REFELA Secretariat at the UCLG Africa headquarters, no later than 28 February 2021.

CALL OF TENDERS For the selection of a service provider for assistance to the UCLG-Africa on core app and web server infrastructure security and maintenance

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella organization and the united voice and representative of local government in Africa. It results from the unification of the three pre-existing continental groupings of local governments, namely the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA), the Union des Villes Africaines (UVA) and the Africa Chapter of the União das Cidades e Capitais Lusofonas Africanas, (UCCLA).

UCLG Africa is an institution that gathers 40 national associations of local governments from all regions of Africa as well as the 2000 cities that have more than 100.000 inhabitants. Therefore through its membership, UCLG Africa represents nearly 350 million Africans citizens.

UCLG Africa is a founding member of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) world organization, and its regional section for Africa. UCLG Africa is currently headquartered in the City of Rabat, The Kingdom of Morocco, where it enjoys a diplomatic status as a Pan-African International Organization.

The UCLG Africa Secretariat consists of the Secretary General and the administrative staff at the UCLG Africa Headquarters and at the regional offices of UCLG Africa. The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee and is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the administration and secretariat of the UCLG Africa and is accountable to the Executive Committee. Its role includes managing the secretariat, supervising the regional offices of the UCLG Africa; and Taking charge of the implementation of activities and programs of the UCLG Africa.

I. NATURE AND OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

1. Background

The UCLG Africa staff committed to update the website content through officers with limited experience in front and back end wed content management whose capacities will be strengthened through guided learning and targeted support provided under the agreement’s knowledge transfer component over its one year duration.

2. Content of the mission

The service provider will:

– Provide renewal service for domain name and web hosting of UCLG Africa

– Implement security and maintenance updates as needed (including to CMs, modules and core updates

– Maintain the website’s adaptability (according to devices screen size)

– Be responsible for ongoing maintenance (inclusive of version Updates, security updates, fixes bugs, and daily backups)of the websites ensuring that they continue to run smoothly and are protected from security theats.

3.Title of the Contract

Service contract for the assistance to UCLG Africa on core app and web server infrastructure security and maintenance

more information here

We are Hiring : Staff for the Academy of Local Governments of Africa (ALGA)

 

 

 

 

 

UCLG Africa is launching a call for applications to join the staff of its ‘African Local Government Academy  (ALGA).

Two posts are open:

– Officer in charge of Accreditation, Labeling and Quality Assurance

-Officer in charge of the African Local Human Resources Observatory

To have all the necessary information to apply for one of the proposed positions: the requested profile, missions, tasks, required skills, … interested candidates are invited to click on the document here and read it carefully.

Please note that interested candidates for each position MUST include:

1- A cover letter, specifying salary expectations;
2- A detailed CV;
3- Certified copies of degrees and work certificates;
4- Professional references;
5- And a photo ID.

A candidate can apply to only one of the three positions.

Applications should be submitted to The Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa) before March 31, 2020 at the following e-mail addresses: info@uclga.org and najat_zarrouk@yahoo.fr or to: The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa), 22, Essaadyine Street, Hassan District, Zip Code 10020, Rabat- Morocco, with the mention in the object “ALGA RECRUITEMENT STAFF”.

AVIS DE MARCHÉ DE SERVICES Avis d’appel d’offre pour la fourniture de gardiennage pour le compte du Secrétariat Général de Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique (CGLU-A) dans le cadre de son fonctionnement annuel

Lieu d’exécution : Rabat, Maroc
N/Réf : N° AO/SOCIETES DE GARDIENNAGE–CGLU-A/2019

1. Procédure
Restreinte

2. Pouvoir adjudicateur
Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique

SPÉCIFICATIONS DU MARCHÉ

3. Nature du marché
Prix unitaire

4. Description du marché
Prestations de services de gardiennage, comprenant, mais non exclusivement, le gardiennage, la sécurite du Secrétariat de CGLU-A dans le cadre de son fonctionnement annuel, la surveillance des locaux du Secretariat, et d’autres services de gardiennage connexes, si nécessaires.

5. Nombre et intitulé des lots
Lot unique

6. Budget maximal
MAD 350 000

CONDITIONS DE PARTICIPATION

7. Éligibilité
La participation au marché est ouverte à toutes les personnes physiques ou morales invitées à soumissionner par le pouvoir adjudicateur qui sont effectivement établies au Royaume du Maroc.

8. Nombre de candidatures
Une personne physique ou morale ne peut soumettre plus d’une candidature. Dans le cas où une personne physique ou morale soumettrait plus d’une candidature, toutes les candidatures auxquelles cette personne participe seront rejetées.

9. Interdiction des alliances entre des soumissionnaires retenus sur la liste restreinte.

Toute offre reçue de la part de soumissionnaires comprenant des sociétés autres que celles mentionnées sur les formulaires de candidature ayant servi à l’établissement de la liste restreinte sera éliminée de la présente procédure restreinte, sauf si le pouvoir adjudicateur l’autorise au préalable. Les candidats invités à soumissionner ne peuvent ni s’associer ni établir de relations sous-contractuelles entre eux concernant le marché en question.

10. Possibilités de sous-traitance
La sous-traitance n’est pas autorisée

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EXTENSION- Call for Expressions of Interest: African Cities Development Fund (now Africa Territorial Agency)

Context and justification of the Call for Expression of Interest

The world population is expected to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, 9.6 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion in 2100. It is Africa that will provide more than half of the world population growth, from 2.4 billion in 2050 to 4.2 billion in 2100. With an average annual population growth of 2.4%, the highest in the world, the African population increased twofold over in the last 30 years whereas the European population, for instance, increased by only 15% over the same period.

According to the experts, between 1950 and 2050, Africa’s urban population will increase by 1.3 billion inhabitants, that is more than the overall increase in the urban population in Europe, Latin America, South America, North America and Oceania joined together. The African continent is the fastest urbanizing region of the world. It is therefore the region of the world with the highest needs for settlement investments.

Africa currently has (3) cities of over 10 million inhabitants (Cairo: 17.7 million inhabitants, Lagos: 13.2 million inhabitants and Kinshasa: 11.58 million inhabitants); 4 cities with a population between 5 and 10 million; 49 cities with a population of 1 to 5 million; 53 cities whose population is between 500,000 and 1 million inhabitants; and 85 cities with a population of 300,000 to 500,000 inhabitants. These cities produce about 60% of the continent’s GDP, and host a middle class that should match China’s in 2020. The economic weight of this middle class is estimated currently at USD 700 billion, and is expected to reach USD 1,700 billion in 2030.

The urban population of Africa is characterized by its extreme youth. The median age of the population is 19 years. Compared to other regions, the weight of youngsters in the population of African cities is both a challenge and an opportunity: a challenge of having to train and integrate into the economic and social life thousands of young people whereas the job opportunities do not live up to the expectations. The opportunity of having a large and better-trained work force thanks to the progress of education, and which is ready to invest in tapping the multiple potentialities of the continent. On the express condition that the continent should be able to mobilize annually over the next 10 to 15 years the sum of USD 80 billion needed to set up the urban infrastructures and services needed to handle effectively the management and operation of the continent’s cities.

The experts estimate the current annual value added of African cities at approximately USD 51 billion, and their annual debt capacity at USD 8 billion. On the other hand, the annual turnover of the 200 largest banks operating on the continent is estimated at over USD 1,000 billion, and their net annual income at around USD 45 billion. In other words, cities in Africa are now operating in an environment characterized by expanding and increasingly mature financial markets.

The challenge of funding African urban infrastructures and services must therefore be addressed based on this new enabling environment. It is in order to review this possibility that in collaboration with FMDV, UCLG-A organized in Marrakech, Morocco, in December 2014, the conference REsolutions Africa on the topic “Funding African Cities: Agenda, Alliances and Solutions”. At the end of the meeting, the participants who were mainly mayors and local/ regional authorities of the continent recommended the establishment of a financial vehicle dedicated to the development of African cities, termed African Cities Development Fund, (now the Africa Territorial  Agency)(see Marrakech Declaration in Appendix 1).

It is in pursuance of this recommendation that CGLUA Africa launched the initiative aimed at defining the establishment conditions and the operating procedures of  the Africa Territorial Agency. A workshop for the definition workshop of the format of this financial vehicle was held on 30 and 31 October 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. In addition to the Chief Financial Officers of major cities such as Port Louis and Pretoria, the other participants include institutions such as the West African Development Bank, BOAD (Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement), the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the West African Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM), Deposit and Management Fund, CDG (Caisse de Dépôts et de Gestion) of Morocco, Department of Local Governments of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Morocco, Moody’s, Bloomfield International, HSBC, Agence France Locale, Norges Kommunalbank, Municipal Capital Investment Fund, FEC (Fonds d’Equippement Communal) of Morocco, the Dakar Municipal Finance Project and the Municipal Capital Investment Fund of Cameroon, FEICOM (Fonds d’Equipement et d’Intervention Communal).

This workshop helped to define the contours of the proposed financial vehicle as well as the critical path of all the tasks to be carried out with a view to setting up the  Africa Territorial  Agency, for both the technical component and the political component. This workshop also recalled the urgent need to set up the Club of the first cities interested in being members of the Africa Territorial  Agency.

  1. Presentation of the call for expression of interest

The purpose of this call for expression of interest (CEI) is to identify the cities as well as the local and regional governments in Africa wishing to be members of the Founding Club of the Africa Territorial  Agency.

The Africa Territorial  Agency is designed as a cooperative fund of the major African cities (about twenty cities at the beginning) that would undertake to disburse a seed capital of Euros 100,000 Euros. This seed capital should be used to raise additional resources from the financial institutions or the financial markets.

The Fund is intended to finance the investments and services needed to cope with the rapid growth of the continent’s cities and catch up in this area, making the current operation of most African cities globally ineffective. Access requirements should also help to improve the financial performance and governance of local and regional governments; and promote economically and socially more cost-effective and efficient investment choices.

  1. Eligibility

Shall be eligible as founding members of the Territorial Africa Agency:

–           The capital cities of African countries;

–           Rank 2 African cities

–           The intermediate level local and regional governments of the type of State Governments (in the case of countries with a federal system), Regions, Provinces, Counties, Departments or Circles, etc.

  1. Constitutive supporting documents of the application for the status of an the  Africa Territorial
    Agency Founding MEMBER

–           The deliberation passed by the council or the deliberative body, for the local or regional government to become a founding a member of the Africa Territorial  Agency

–           the undertaking of the authority responsible for the executive body of the local or regional government to settle the contribution of Euros 100,000 within three months following the vote of the deliberation of the council or the deliberative body

–           copy of the legal or regulatory act establishing the local or regional government as a legal entity enjoying financial autonomy

–           copy of the legal or regulatory act appointing the members of the deliberative body and the executive body of the local or regional government

–           copy of the last three administrative accounts approved by the competent authorities or by public or private auditors

–           copy of the regulatory act appointing the  Africa Territorial Agency focal point within the local or regional government (names and contact details of the appointed person)

  1. Address for the forwarding of constitutive documents  

All the information mentioned under point 4 must be sent, as soon as possible, and no later than 02 March, 2020 at 17:00 hours UT to :

The Secretary General of UCLG Africa

22, rue Esaadyine, Quartier Hassan, 10020, Rabat, Morocco

Email: Email: hbelghol@uclga.org  ; fyatta@uclga.org 

Fax: +212 5 37 26 00 60

Tel.: +212 5 37 26 00 62/ 63

Please find the Membership Form_ATA.

The brochure is available  here.

The Call is Available in PDF :  Extension_Call for Expressions of Interest-ATA (1)

CALL OF TENDERS For the selection of a service provider for support and maintenance of Integrated Information Management System IIMS

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella organization and the united voice and representative of local government in Africa. It results from the unification of the three pre-existing continental groupings of local governments, namely the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA), the Union des Villes Africaines (UVA) and the Africa Chapter of the União das Cidades e Capitais Lusofonas Africanas, (UCCLA).

UCLG Africa is an institution that gathers 40 national associations of local governments from all regions of Africa as well as the 2000 cities that have more than 100.000 inhabitants. Therefore through its membership, UCLG Africa represents nearly 350 million Africans citizens.

UCLG Africa is a founding member of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) world organization, and its regional section for Africa. UCLG Africa is currently headquartered in the City of Rabat, The Kingdom of Morocco, where it enjoys a diplomatic status as a Pan-African International Organization.

The UCLG Africa Secretariat consists of the Secretary General and the administrative staff at the UCLG Africa Headquarters and at the regional offices of UCLG Africa. The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee and is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the administration and secretariat of the UCLG Africa and is accountable to the Executive Committee. Its role includes managing the secretariat, supervising the regional offices of the UCLG Africa; and Taking charge of the implementation of activities and programs of the UCLG Africa.

I. NATURE AND OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

1. Background

The UCLG Africa currently has a deployed Integrated Information Management System IIMS running on MS Office 365 , SharePoint and it related APPS.

2. Content of the mission

The service provider will:

– Implement security and maintenance updates as needed ( including to modules and core updates)

– Be responsible for ongoing maintenance inclusive of version updates, security updates, fixes to bugs, licence management of the IIMS ensuring that they continue to run smoothly and are protected from security threats.

3.Title of the Contract

Service contract for support and maintenance on Integrated Information Management System IIMS

More information here

CALL OF TENDERS For the selection of a service provider for assistance to the UCLG-Africa on core app and web server infrastructure security and maintenance

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella organization and the united voice and representative of local government in Africa. It results from the unification of the three pre-existing continental groupings of local governments, namely the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA), the Union des Villes Africaines (UVA) and the Africa Chapter of the União das Cidades e Capitais Lusofonas Africanas, (UCCLA).

UCLG Africa is an institution that gathers 40 national associations of local governments from all regions of Africa as well as the 2000 cities that have more than 100.000 inhabitants. Therefore through its membership, UCLG Africa represents nearly 350 million Africans citizens.

UCLG Africa is a founding member of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) world organization, and its regional section for Africa. UCLG Africa is currently headquartered in the City of Rabat, The Kingdom of Morocco, where it enjoys a diplomatic status as a Pan-African International Organization.

The UCLG Africa Secretariat consists of the Secretary General and the administrative staff at the UCLG Africa Headquarters and at the regional offices of UCLG Africa. The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee and is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the administration and secretariat of the UCLG Africa and is accountable to the Executive Committee. Its role includes managing the secretariat, supervising the regional offices of the UCLG Africa; and Taking charge of the implementation of activities and programs of the UCLG Africa.

I. NATURE AND OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

1. Background

The UCLG Africa staff committed to update the website content through officers with limited experience in front and back end wed content management whose capacities will be strengthened through guided learning and targeted support provided under the agreement’s knowledge transfer component over its one year duration.

2. Content of the mission

The service provider will:

– Provide renewal service for domain name and web hosting of UCLG Africa

– Implement security and maintenance updates as needed (including to CMs, modules and core updates

– Maintain the website’s adaptability (according to devices screen size)

– Be responsible for ongoing maintenance (inclusive of version Updates, security updates, fixes bugs, and daily backups)of the websites ensuring that they continue to run smoothly and are protected from security theats.

3.Title of the Contract

Service contract for the assistance to UCLG Africa on core app and web server infrastructure security and maintenance

more information here

Call for Consultation Drafting of the Charter of Local Authorities for Gender Equality in Africa (Deadline: September 30, 2019 )

Presentation

An online consultation will take place with the purpose of facilitating greater participation in the drafting of the “Charter of Local Authorities for Gender Equality in Africa.” This will contribute towards the implementation of the “Marrakech Europe-Africa Pact for Local Equality,” established by REFELA-CGLU Africa with CCRE-Platforma-Section Europe and the World Organization, UCLG, at the 8th edition of the Marrakech Africities Summit (20-24 November, 2018).

The consultation is aimed at local governments in Africa, UCLG Africa and REFELA bodies and national associations of local authorities in Africa. It will also target civil society organizations, including women’s rights associations, national organizations in Africa and Europe and those interested in promoting gender equality in Africa and who wish to be involved, through their ideas and proposals, in the drafting of the charter.

It will require completion of a short questionnaire (8 closed questions with explanations) and aims to gather information, opinions, guidelines and advice, which will be taken into consideration in order to produce a draft of the “Charter of Local Authorities for Gender Equality in Africa” through a participatory process.

Calling all women mayors, local elected officials, representatives of civil society and national and international organizations to complete the questionnaire here

(Please add a cross to indicate your answers and give reasons for your response)

Please send the questionnaire to the following address: KDrissa@uclga.org / mghefrane@uclga.org or possibility of sending by fax to the following number +212 537 260 060

Possibility to answer online at the following links:
French
English