Kenya: Terms of Reference Conflict Sensitive Assessment, Kalobeyei, Turkana

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Mar 2018

DDG is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) specialising in Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Humanitarian Mine Action. DDG was established in 1998 and has been operational in East Africa since 1999. The focus of DDG’s work in the region is on AVR, including community-driven approaches to improving public security provision and conflict management, analysis, and sensitivity. DDG has been working in Kenya since 2010. DRC works in both the Kakuma refugee camps and the Kalobeyei settlement in the areas of protection and livelihoods. The Conflict management in a fragile humanitarian context project seeks to improve community relations and security in Kalobeyei and the surrounding areas in order to contribute to more effective assistance and social and economic integration for both refugees and host communities.

The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct the field research for a Conflict Sensitive Assessment (CSA) in the Kalobeyei settlement area. The CSA will identify key safety and conflict issues for both the refugee and host communities, factors which undermine or strengthen the relationship between the communities, and whether assistance and services provided in Kalobeyei are conflict sensitive. The CSA will help shape the project’s activities and policy discussions with key stakeholders.

Scope of consultancy

  • The consultancy will focus on the field research and data collection for the CSA. This will include at least 10 days field work to conduct the primary research with support from the DRC/DDG team.
  • Key tasks
  • Develop the CSA methodology appropriate for the Kalobeyei context
  • Conduct primary field research, including engagement with communities, implementing agencies and other key stakeholders
  • Compile and analyze field research information and data in a clear manner and format


  • The methodology must include participatory assessments with both the host and the refugee communities, actor mapping of agencies delivering assistance and services in Kalobeyei, and key informant interviews with stakeholders. Gender inclusion and participation of marginalized groups will be emphasized. Care will be taken to ensure that the different stakeholders are free to express their views without interference or concerns of reprisals.
  • Key deliverables/outputs
  • Finalized methodology for CSA, adapted to the Kalobeyei context, including a workplan
  • Collect, review and compile all raw information and data from research, as outlined in the finalized CSA methodology
  • Synthesis report on the findings of the CSA research

DRC/DDG will:

  • Cover and arrange the consultant’s travel and accommodation to and in the field
  • Provide ongoing security advice and support as necessary for travel to field sites
  • Faciitate engagement with key stakeholders
  • Provide all necessary project documents

The consultant will report to the DDG Country Manager. The focal point for coordination and liaison will be the Turkana DDG Project Coordinator.


  • A minimum of 10 days will be spent in the field conducting the research. Additional days will be allowed of the information and data to be complied.
  • The field research will start as soon as possible, with the final data and synthesis report submitted to DRC/DDG by 31st March.


  • Excellent understanding of conflict issues and community security
  • Strong and proven research skills and experience
  • Strong understanding of the Kakuma/Kalobeyei context or other similar refugee settings
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Kakuma
  • Good communication skills, including report writing in English


  • The consultant must abide by all of DRC/DDG’s standard procedures, including the Code of Conduct and confidentiality policies. All data and information collected, and any reports, as well as the methodology of the BNA will be the property of DRC/DDG.
  • The research requires at least 10 days in Kalobeyei.

DRC/DDG has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff and consultants are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

How to apply:

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit a 2 page expression of interest including:

  1. A suitability statement including CV of participating consultants with details of qualifications and experience.
  2. Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR, key research questions, methodology and tools to be used.
  3. Work-plan clearly indicating the activity schedule.
  4. Financial proposal providing cost estimates and consultancy fees/ as well as an indication of your daily rate and availability,.
  5. Contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted you to carry out similar assignment.

Interested parties should forward the expression of interest, in English on this link under vacancies no later than 15th March, 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

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