Kenya: Consultancy – Leadership, Governance and Ethics Training

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Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Aug 2018


Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions,

Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

Position Type: Short-term Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Leadership, Governance and Ethics Training

Position Location: Nairobi with travel to Garissa and Marsabit

Duration: The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within the period of up to 30th May 2019.

Reporting To: Project Manager – DEPP

Working With: The Innovations Lead

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 12th August, 2018

Vacancy Contact

Please send applications to – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.


Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.


Adeso is leading in the implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovations labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.


In order to inculcate leadership, management, ethics and governance skills in Innovators, there needs to be a lean progress of capacity building to help realize their objectives. These unique skill are required to enhance the capacity of the innovators to understand the dynamics of their surroundings to engage with community, donors and Mentors in a structured and objective manner.

Creating a strong organizational culture can improve innovators engagement, increase productivity, and enhance financial performance. Particularly this development should increase efficiencies in processes, resulting in increased capacity to adopt new technologies and methods.

Objectives of the Consultancy

· To design basic leadership and ethics code and manual for the innovators.

· To provided one on one training and capacity development in the areas of leadership, governance and ethics.

· To inculcate culture of good leadership and governance to the innovators.


Leadership, governance and ethics training will ensure that innovators understands the goals and expectation of ADESO as organization and their innovation process. This training will be provided through module based training, and presentations. Adult training methodologies will have to be employed to improve innovators understanding. Methodologies of delivery should ensure knowledge and skill building techniques are employed that allows the successful building and management of innovation ethics framework.


The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on different occasions. This will be an incremental training that basically is meant to provide and build capacity of community innovators in leadership, governance and ethics.


The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within the period of up to 30th May 2019.


· Leadership and Ethics code and manual for the innovators

· Training Manual for Leadership, Governance and Ethics;

· Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving and understanding leadership, governance and ethics.


· Masters’ Degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in Business Administration/Management, Leadership and Governance, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field is mandatory.

· Minimum 7 years of experience in Leadership and Ethics development and training.

· Experience in provision of policy advice and technical assistance in Leadership, Governance and Ethics training.

· Experience in Facilitation/training skills especially in adult learning methodologies;

· Knowledge and experience of community engagement;

· Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills;

· Prior working experience with communities in Northern Kenya is desirable.

· Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili skills. Good presentation and communication skills.


In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to by the 12th August, 2018 with Leadership, Governance and Ethics Training” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

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