Dignifying Working Conditions in the Domestic Sector Project


The project “Dignifying working conditions in the domestic sector – Phase II” is part of a strategy to fight against all types of gender-based violence which is at the heart of ACPP’s intervention in Tunisia and is designed as a second phase to consolidate the results achieved by the first pilot project (GVA17), focused on the desire to reduce precariousness, vulnerability and informality in the domestic work sector. 

The project is also part of the actions of a framework program, of which ACPP is the leader, which promotes policies and social structures, MedTown “Co-producing social policies with Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) actors to fight poverty, inequality and social exclusion”, that is co-financed by European Union through the Cross Border Cooperation Programme ENI MED 2014-2020


The role of  TCSE in the project 

The overall aim of the proposed action in Tunisia is the promotion of social inclusion of a specific group of people in Tunisian society – members of Collectives and cooperatives, Socially innovative female entrepreneurs and SSE actors (Public, private and civil society organizations). 

The role of TCSE is supporting these groups by providing technical and managerial capacity building through training and individual consultancies depending on their needs  highlighting their economic and social  roles within their communities and networks, connecting them amongst each other to create a co-creation unit.

TCSE will provide technical and managerial support to the selected women entrepreneurs by organizing training sessions on social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy and social innovation via different activities: Knowledge Lab, digital lab etc.

TCSE will select a public actor’s space to renovate and revive based on its relevance to the projects’ activities and targets. The renovated space will serve as a safe space for women where they can learn new skills, work, market their products/services, inspire other women and advocate for better economic rights. 

Adding to that, the TCSE will organize a National Workshop (NW), led by a local trainer. The NW involves 15-30 participants representing  initiatives that could potentially become pilot units of co-production, the local SSE community, social service provision and any relevant government agency. 

Through this activity, TCSE will provide 3 half day long presentations and information sessions to selected SEE actors in order to vulgarize laws (violence/solidarity economy/ approval of Convention 189 on rights of workers in the domestic sector, socially responsible public procurement, complementary currencies as social innovation tools,etc). 

A researcher will work on the project activities research work where we find the recommendations for the best implementation of the projects in the future.



The local facilitator will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Ensure a technical advisor role to the national research expert on mapping of local stakeholders in the Grand Tunis including social entrepreneurs, support structures, collectivities; including ones working on creative and cultural initiatives.
  2. Design advocacy plan and conduct advocacy actions with local actors, in collaboration with tcse and national researcher
  3. Attend the MedTOWN training of trainers TOT in  Seville Spain 29th of November to 2nd of December 2022 and the online TOT through the COP.ACPP platform.
  4. Mobilize the local actors around the DA (Demonstrative Actions), motivate them to participate in the DA related activities (conduct meetings, focus groups, national workshop, policy dialogue) and facilitate the dialogue between the local actors, TCSE, national researcher and other relevant stakeholders.
  5. Attend the national workshop and ensure a follow up with relevant actors according to the project.


The local facilitator will provide the following deliverables for the TCSE team:

Deliverable  Description  Month
1 2 sessions to review the mapping of  local actors in the Grand Tunis 2 half days sessions with the national research experts to review and comment the mapping of actors in the Grand Tunis 2
2 Advocacy plan  An advocacy plan should include goals and objectives, target groups and the specific activities to be undertaken, as well as set out stakeholder roles and responsibilities, time frames, expected short-term and long-term outcomes, and available and needed resources (The advocacy plans may need to be revised based on project progress). 2
3 Local actors mobilization action plan Mobilization action plan to engage local actors to join the Demonstrative Actions, and facilitate the dialogue  3
4 Reports on quarterly activities  Quarter activity reports related to the local facilitator role and activities in the medina  Each 3 months


Selection criteria – Requirements 

The local facilitators should fulfill the following basic requirements

  • Familiarity with the concepts of Social and Solidarity Economy and its principles. 
  • Experience in community building and networking. 
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming in development. 
  • Fluency in English & Arabic (Reading, Speaking and Writing).
  • Understanding of co-production policy mechanisms
  • Delivering training and producing training materials


Additionally, to the above criteria, the local trainer / facilitator of Tunisia should fulfill the  following criteria

o A Bachelor degree related to economy and business administrative Sciences. 

o Relevant experience in the last 3 years with women organizations and cooperatives

o Has in-depth understanding with Social and solidarity economy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and Co-production

o High Communication and interpersonal skills

o Knowledge about social policies for women entrepreneurs


Deadline for receipt of application

  • The deadline for receipt of tenders is 06/09/2022 at 22.30pm Tunisian time.
  • Candidate have to submit their offer to consultant@tcse.network and khalil.benhamed@tcse.network – Subject: Local Facilitator-TCSE

Tenderer should present the following duly signed documentation: 

  • CV’s of the person in charge for the provision of services 
  • Financial offer (All travel expenses needs to be included in the financial offer)