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TERMS OF REFERENCE CONSULTANT FOR
DESIGNING HOME-BASED WORKERS & DOMESTIC WORKERS SURVEY
Introduction and Background
Government of Punjab has enacted the ‘Punjab Domestic Workers Act, 2019’ and has drafted a Home-Based Workers Law for consideration of Provincial Parliament. Before starting implementation of these Acts (particularly, related to minimum wage determination, social security, unionization, workplace accidents etc), the Government of Punjab decided to conduct a Baseline Survey to have authentic provincial statistics for further evidence-based decisions. In order to proceed with implementation of the Domestic Workers Act and prepare for a separate Act for inclusion of Home-Based Workers, the Bureau of Statistics (BOS) Punjab with the collaboration of Labour and Human Resource Department (L&HRD) and with technical support of International Labour Organization (ILO), is planning to conduct a Punjab Domestic Workers and Home-Based Workers Survey in the province during 2021-22, at District Level. The survey will be conducted in all 36 Districts of the Punjab province, covering both urban and rural areas. In this way the results will be statistically representative at District, Division and Province level. Such analysis should include quantitative and qualitative studies covering, among other aspects, the number of domestic workers, home-based workers, and households employing domestic workers, their socio-demographic profile, and employment relations and working conditions of domestic workers and home-based workers.
The Labour and Human Resource Department (L&HRD) of the Government of Punjab has requested ILO to provide them with technical assistance towards design and implementation of this Survey. ILO will provide strategic support for the Survey in following three main interventions:
a. Provision of a Technical Expert (international and/or national) to guide the proposed survey to identify key areas related to domestic workers and home-based workers;
b. Technical support to review survey questionnaires, sampling frames, and implementation methodology for each segment of workers.
c. Technical support to analyze survey findings and develop broader implementation framework for ensuring Decent Work to domestic workers and home-based workers.
Accordingly, ILO intends to engage a Consultant for designing the Survey – in line with the spirit of enacted legislation on Domestic Workers.
Objectives of Consultancy
a) To build the capacity of the (Bureau of Statistics-Punjab and Department of Labour & HR Punjab) in designing and implementing surveys on domestic workers and home-based workers
b) To successfully complete the survey on domestic workers and home-based workers to set baseline data for monitoring progress in implementing the Punjab Domestic Workers Act, and for anticipated development of regulations for home-based workers.
c) To develop a broader implementation framework/strategy in consultation with relevant tripartite stakeholders, for improving working conditions and social protection of Domestic Workers and Home-Based Workers in Punjab based on statistical evidence
Role and Responsibilities of the Consultant
The Consultant shall be required to undertake the following work:
A. Support in Designing & Implementing the Survey:
a) Desk review of provincial legislation, policies, regulations, institutional arrangements, technical capacities, and other related documents to understand how domestic workers and home-based workers are organized and with which working conditions, including how decent work, gender equality and non-discrimination are promoted in the Province.
b) Desk review of laws, policies and institutional arrangements from other Provinces and countries to identify good practices for promoting decent work for domestic workers and home-based workers.
c) Development of an outline of the study – adequately covering all areas of Decent Work for domestic workers and home-based workers in line with Provincial laws and relevant Conventions.
d) Leading in organizing individual consultations with all relevant stakeholders including Federal Ministries, Provincial Government institutions, Employers and Workers’ Organizations; existing labour-market Institutions, academia / experts; and civil society organizations) on current decent work situation for domestic workers and home-based workers in Punjab and more generally in Pakistan and developing policy recommendations.
e) Liaison as deemed relevant with other organizations working on related subjects e.g. World Bank, UN agencies
f) Preparation of a brief report highlighting key guidelines for undertaking domestic workers and home-based workers survey covering important decent work issues
g) Guidance to the BOS-Punjab and DOL&HR Punjab for undertaking Survey
B. For developing broader Implementation Framework
h) Analysis and review of data/findings of Survey by P-BOS and identify areas of improvement and policy recommendations;
i) Leading the organization of individual consultations with all relevant stakeholders to develop an implementation framework for improving access to decent work and social protection of domestic workers and home-based workers
j) Drafting of implementation framework and coordination with relevant ILO Technical Units to get inputs on the proposed implementation framework
k) Present implementation framework to P-DOL for before finalization
l) Finalize implementation framework after getting inputs from various stakeholders.
a) A comprehensive document highlighting all key areas where information is required / lacking to address decent work for domestic workers and homebased workers– in line with Provincial Laws and relevant international Conventions.
b) A survey guidance note/survey questionnaire
c) Based on Survey findings, a broad implementation framework for improving working conditions and access to social protection for domestic workers and home-based workers (with clear tasks, responsibilities, and timelines)
a) Deliverable-a & b 15 workdays (before the survey is designed)
b) Deliverable-c 10 workdays (after the survey is completed)
Spread over a period of 8 months – starting from Feb 2022 and until October 2022.
Following table enlists payment terms vis-à-vis deliverables:
Deliverable --- %age of contract amount
A report highlighting salient features to be covered by the Survey and guidelines to cover them effectively --- 40%
Finalized Survey Design, Questionnaire, Sampling Frame and methodology – as per ILO technical standards --- 30%
Finalized ‘Broader Implementation Framework’ based on DW/HBW Survey findings --- 30%
Payments would be made upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables and the approval of the same by ILO, BOS-Punjab, and DoL&HRD Punjab.
The consultant will coordinate with ILO Senior Programme Officer and other relevant ILO staff, and for survey design and implementation framework, he/she will work in close collaboration with Department of Labour Punjab and Bureau of Statistics Punjab.
The consultant should:
i. Have an advanced degree preferably in law, economics, social sciences, with minimum 10 years’ experience in labour related matters;
ii. Strong knowledge, experience and expertise on statistics and carrying out surveys in the informal economy is a must
iii. Strong knowledge of labour law and good understanding of the technical issues relevant to the implementation of labour laws;
iv. Good understanding of International Labour Standards, especially those ratified by Pakistan.
v. Experience of working with the ILO, Department(s) of Labour, workers’ and employers’ organizations.
vi. Experience of working for the formalization of informal economy workers will be an added advantage.
vii. Capable of using latest office computer technologies particularly MS-Office and online communication platforms
viii. Good knowledge of Survey Tools development about the Homebased & Domestic Workers and others.
Available Material on the subject
• A Gaps Assessment Study on ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was conducted in Pakistan in 2021. Study will be shared with selected Consultant.
• In 2021 the ILO published the latest global estimates on the number of domestic workers. The statistical methodology (in the Annexes to the report) should be of great use for this assignment. (https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_802551/lang--en/index.htm)
• ILO survey on domestic workers: preliminary guidelines (https://www.ilo.org/travail/info/publications/WCMS_239520/lang--en/index.htm)
• Punjab Home Based Workers Survey, 2017
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