Posted: Saturday, June 3, 2023. 9:25 pm CST.
Contributed by the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government:
Call for Proposals
Consultancy Services for Support for the Comprehensive Review of the Labour Act in Belize
The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government is launching a call for proposals from interested legal professionals to support the review of the Labour Chapter 297, Revised Edition 2020 with the objective of the enactment of a modernized Act.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY:
The main objective of the Consultancy is to provide support and technical expertise to the primary consultant of the project for the research, analysis and preparation of key recommendations and the legislative drafting required for a comprehensive review and modernization of the Labour Act,
Chapter 297, Revised Edition 2020 and to support the consultations thereon.
(i) Work plan/schedule:
The consultant will, at the outset, prepare and submit a work plan (schedule of tasks and activities) based on the agreed date of commencement of the consultancy.
(ii) Situational and policy analysis report:
The situational and policy analysis report will be based on consultations, interviews and a thorough desk review of key documentation, national and international legislative records and any other relevant materials obtained through independent research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
(iii) Consultation with stakeholders:
The consultant, in coordination with the Labour Advisory Board, the designated Ministry officials and representatives of the ILO, will support consultations with social partners and national stakeholders. The consultant will prepare an updated situational and policy analysis report incorporating feedback and recommendations of the stakeholders, and a summary report of the consultations. The consultant will also provide support for consultations on the draft legislation.
(iv) Provide input and assist with the drafting of the legislation, and prepare a white
▪ Provide support and input with respect to the preparation of various drafts of
the new Labour Act, as well as the consultations held on the drafts
▪ Prepare a White Paper in the format required by the Ministry of the Attorney
General for submission to Cabinet and ultimately the National Assembly.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
Candidates seeking to undertake this consultancy should possess the following:
practicing law in Belize including experience of advising on employment law
matters in Belize.
framework and CARICOM Model Laws.
qualitative and quantitative research.
high-quality output within budget and on time.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Each proposal should consist of:
experience with similar undertakings.
experience of advising on employment law matters in Belize; (ii) Experience in of
legislation drafting, Rule of Law, legal framework and CARICOM Model Law and
practical knowledge of government processes, social dialogue and industrial relations and
(iii) Knowledge of ILO Conventions, Recommendations and Protocols and ILO supervisory
conclude the exercise at least, by June 2024.
determined after selection of the candidates in line with the stakeholders’
availability, and available resources.
workshop costs will be covered by the Ministry.
Proposals must be submitted to:
Mrs. Rissela Dominguez-Patt
Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government
5163 University Boulevard
Belmopan City, CAYO
All submissions must be made by June 16th, 2023 at 4:00pm
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