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Kenya: Environmental Sustainability Specialist (contract)

Organization: Colleges and Institutes Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

Program Consultancy
Environmental Sustainability Specialist


The Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), an Education for Employment (EFE) program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) working in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Education supports Kenya in the revitalization of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, which has historically run on low capacity and minimal interest from potential students.

KEFEP is a five-year (2016-2021) program funded by the Global Affairs Canada. The program works at the national level with the Ministry of Education and at the institutional level with the ten national polytechnics across Kenya. It also engages industry stakeholders in the identification of skills gaps, the development of relevant occupational standards and curricula, and the improvement of training facilities to improve the capacity of Kenyan institutions and agencies to implement TVET reform initiatives; increase the effectiveness of partner institutions to deliver industry-response skills training; and strengthen the quality of industry-responsive skills training programs.

KEFEP’s ultimate outcome is to provide increased economic opportunities for male and female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya.

The three intermediate program results are:
• Improved quality and relevance of skills training programs at partner institutions
• Increased effectiveness of partner institutions in delivering accessible and gender responsive skills training programs that meet private sector needs to trainees
• Increased effectiveness of national Kenyan agencies in implementing TVET reform

Current Situation
CICan has launched the implementation phase of KEFEP and is hiring an Environmental Sustainability Specialist to support the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in all project activities to ensure that targets are being met. The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will act as the principal resource on environmental sustainability issues, practices and policies relevant to TVET. This position will largely be focused on ensuring that Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutional partners are able to fully integrate environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum development, assessment, teaching and learning. The position is focused on supporting education and training and is less focused on environmental sustainability practices. It therefore requires a high degree of familiarity with TVET and educational concepts.

Consultancy Title
Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Level of Effort
30 days

September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, renewable for subsequent years

Consultant Fee
To be provided by the applicant

The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Proposed Work Plan
This consultancy is in support of the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in program activities supporting the implementation of KEFEP.

Specifically, the consultant will work with the KEFEP team to:

• Review the current environmental sustainability strategy in the design document and suggest any necessary changes for Annual Work Plans.
• Guide/Oversee/Develop and coordinate the continuous improvement of KEFEP’s environmental sustainability approach and tools.
• Keep abreast of current global trends, developments and innovations in environmental sustainability and related fields (i.e. renewable energy, climate change, etc.).
• Identify and articulate key global and Kenyan environmental sustainability issues as they relate to the TVET sector.
• Collaborate with program and Canadian college staff to ensure environmental sustainability work is integrated throughout KEFEP, including planning, project/program design and implementation, and organizational learning.
• Ensure integration of environmental sustainability in project design through the development and use of appropriate monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools (i.e. Logic Model, Performance Measurement Framework, Risk Register)
• Oversee and participate in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability strategies in all KEFEP activities.
• Support the implementation of environmental sustainability strategies and action plans for the institutional partnerships between Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutions. In particular, the Specialist will suggest environmental sustainability approaches, content and strategies for inclusion in teacher training, leadership and management training, curriculum development for new and renewed TVET programming, and marketing programs.
• Oversee and participate collaboratively in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability programming, including work planning, reporting, and capturing lessons learned/best practices.
• Provide input into program budget planning for environmental sustainability activities.
• Provide technical assistance, including training and advice, for staff, consultants, and project partners, including government institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector partners as needed.
• Develop guidelines for Canadian partners on environmental sustainability issues and suggestions on how they can integrate these in teacher training and teaching materials.
• Contribute to, and participate in, the development of an KEFEP green policy and a “green college” strategy. This will include liaising with the KEFEP-08 team which is working on Greening TVET initiatives.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP’s monitoring and evaluation framework and learning based management activities and provide feedback and assistance on ongoing monitoring activities.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP communication materials, including web-based and print media.

• Annual consultant workplan
• Review and comments on KEFEP Program Implementation Plan including Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy and Performance Measurement Framework
• Review of KEFEP institutional partner environmental sustainability action plans
• Support to institutional partnerships and national consultancies in the implementation of environmental sustainability concepts in teacher training, curriculum development and leadership and management training
• Delivery of training sessions to KEFEP institutional partners on environmental sustainability concepts, as needed
• Review and input into semi-annual reports, annual reports and annual workplans

The Consultant will work under the direction of the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa, CICan or their designate. The Consultant is expected to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy.

• At least Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area.
• At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on environmental sustainability programming in development settings.
• Familiar with development programming and working with inter-governmental organizations.
• Practical knowledge of results-based management (RBM) approach.
• Proven experience combining formal expertise on environmental sustainability with experience of applying these concretely to specific development sectors, plans, policies and business processes.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving and adaptability/flexibility capabilities.
• Fluency in English and Swahili
• Good knowledge of TVET or the higher education sector is highly desirable, in particular an understanding of integrating environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum, teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of the energy and/or agriculture sectors is a strong asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, three references, contact details and a proposed fully inclusive daily rate in Kenya Shillings by 31 August 2018 to mschmidt@collegesinstitutes.ca with the subject line: Application: KEFEP ES Specialist. Documents should be submitted as one PDF file not exceeding 5 pages. Phone calls or in-person visits will not be accepted.

Kenya: Call for applications:Consultancy Services for Editing, Design and Printing of a Strategic Plan

Organization: Coalition on Violence Against Women
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Aug 2018

1.0 Background

COVAW is national women’s rights NGO that seeks a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls. Guided by our vision of ensuring that “Women and girls enjoy equal rights and freedoms and thrive in safe spaces” and commitment to women and girls to living free of discrimination and violence we systematically challenge the conditions that perpetuate violence and prevent women and girls from fully enjoying their rights.

To guide our work into the next phase we have mapped out our track to guide the journey we intend to walk with our beneficiaries and partners in the coming six years. Reflections over the past and our vision have enabled us identify the road we want to walk. This is laid out in the recently developed strategic plan to be implemented from 2018 to 2023.

2.0 Objective of the consultancy service

The main purpose of the consultancy service is to edit, develop artwork and design layout including printing for the recently developed strategic plan ensuring that it is in line with the organizations communication policy and visually reflecting the organizations mission, vision and core values.

3.1 Core Objectives

· Edit the final draft of the strategy and produce an abridged version, capturing the Vision, Mission, Key achievements and key interventions or strategies for the 2018-2023 period.

· Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts in line with the organizations communications policy for the main document and the abridged version.

· Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas to the COVAW management team

· Amend proposed designs and present final document in a printable format to COVAWs Board and management for final approval

3.0 Methodology

The design methodology will be determined through discussion based on the submitted proposal. Methodology should display creativity and originality so that the final outcome must reflect COVAWs brand, desired image and boldness.

4.0 Expected deliverables

The required consultancy deliverables are:

· A strategic plan document capturing and displaying the content in a visually satisfactory way

5.0 Responsibilities

COVAW will be responsible for:

· Convening an inception meeting with the successful consultant to provide background information and to agree on expectations, content and approach

· Sharing the strategic plan in word format

· Sharing photos and images of COVAWs work

· Providing guidance and specifications

· Reviewing draft and providing timely feedback

The Consultant will be responsible for:

· Participating in inception meeting and providing a summarized report

· Reviewing available COVAW photographs and images and selecting the most appropriate in collaboration with staff.

· Developing the artwork, design and layout of the Strategic plan

· Presenting to COVAW a draft for management feedback

· Revising the draft

· Presenting the final proposed artwork, design and layout for final approval

6.0 Requirements

· Proven communication skills with strong editing and design experience

· Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality

· Demonstrable design skills with a strong portfolio

· Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas to diverse audiences

· Up to date with industry leading software and technologies

· Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines

How to apply:

1.0 Application process and timeline

Interested consultants/firms must submit the following documents:

  1. Technical proposal (maximum of 4 pages), which must include the following:

a) Proposed methodology to be used in the design process.

b) Consultants past experience in editing and a list of references

c) Financial proposal (budget) in Kenya Shillings.

d) At least two samples of similar products

  1. CV of applicant; if applicant intends to work in a team, she/he should indicate all team members and attach CVs. Clearly highlight the Team leader.

All documents must be submitted not later than 14th August 2018 via email to recruit@covaw.or.ke with subject: “Strategic Plan Editing, Design and Printing.

Kenya: Development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management System

Organization: DAI Global
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

1. Background

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is the U.S Government's flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative to boost trade and investments with and within Africa. The project seeks to contribute towards strengthening of Regional Cooperation and Integration in EAC leading to the following end of project results: –

· Double the value of intra-regional trade in the EAC

· Increase non-oil exports to the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act by 40%

· Foster 10,000 new jobs through firms assisted by the Trade and Investment Hub and its partners

· Facilitate $100 million of new investments in targeted EAC sectors

· Increase the EAC’s intra-regional trade in staple foods by 40%

The overarching focus of the Hub is to deepen regional integration; increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two way trade with the U.S under African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology that drives expanded trade both intra regionally and to the global market, particularly the U.S.

As part of the contractual requirements with USAID, the Hub has developed a Performance Management Plan (PMP) that provides the framework for effective monitoring and evaluation of the outputs, outcomes and overall impact of the project. A set of performance indicators have been selected in consultation with USAID to measure results at the goal, intermediate objective and intermediate results levels. The selected indicators require a mix of data collection approaches including primary data collection from projects partners and beneficiaries and secondary data collection using existing data sources. The Hub uses TAMIS-Technical and Administrative Management Information System, which is based on IBM Domino, as the main information system/database for all project activities and results. All the data from the various activities implemented since the beginning of the project is available in the system.

As the project progresses to the final year of implementation, there is a growing need for a more advanced system that can serve as a repository of all project information and facilitate effective documentation of various knowledge management products that can be shared to a wider audience. The latter is the key M&E focus for the Hub in the final year of the project. The system will the shared to the next iteration of the Hub, should there be one, and serve as a source of baseline information for smooth project design, implementation and delivery.

2. Purpose of the Assignment

The overall purpose of this assignment is to design and develop a functional and comprehensive relational monitoring and evaluation database that can be used to enter both qualitative and quantitative data, perform basic analysis and generate various reports for internal and external consumption.

Specifically the consultant is expected to develop data collection methodology on:

· Design an appropriate information flow chart based on inputs from the Hub

· Develop an efficient, stable, secure and expandable database for the Hub program needs

· Test and successfully launch the database for M&E use

· Undertake on­site User Training for the Hub staff

· Develop a User & Technical Manual and On­line Help

3. Specific Tasks

The Consultant(s) shall provide a solution that matches all the requirements of the project at hand to the highest standards possible. The solution will concentrate on each of the following phases of the assignment:

i. Planning, systems analysis and requirements gathering

ii. System Architecture Design and Development

iii. Documentation

iv. Training

v. Installation and Commissioning

vi. Operations and Maintenance

The proposed solution shall be cloud based running on Microsoft Power Business Intelligence or another major cloud solution provider with license access for both on premise and remote users.

3.1 Planning, Systems Analysis and requirements gathering

  1. Review current and anticipated future data management and reporting processes including the list of the Hub PMP indicators and the accompanying reporting tools
  2. Hold discussions with key personnel to understand the data management processes and suggest workable solutions that match the needs of the Hub
  3. Conduct a system analysis and propose a system that meets the requirements
  4. Prepare a detailed implementation plan, budget and timelines

3.2 System Architecture Design and Development

The system should have functional capabilities to operate using Windows based operating systems. Database design should allow upgrade to newer versions of the backend database platform. The system should have the following minimum features or specifications:-

· Flexibility to add new attributes to data records, add new users, remove existing users and make any other necessary alterations to the users’ details

· Allow the input of both qualitative and quantitative data from operators and stores that data for later retrieval

· User friendly data input interface with enabling features for search and querying and sorting of data

· Report generation facility with ability to import/export data from other database software such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL Server, SPSS, and CSV formats etc. All reports generated from the system should be branded according to the USAID requirements and to be visually appealing and easy to interpret.

· Operate under a multiuser environment with security features that prevent some users from performing certain functions e.g. entering data, viewing and/or changing certain type of information.

· Provide data integrity features that will prevent more than one feature from changing the same information simultaneously

· Contain an audit trail of all transactions carried out in the system

· Capable of preventing data loss in case of system crash

· Able to take periodic incremental and full back up of application and database

· Contain an inbuilt help function to guide users on the various applications of the database

· Robust security features to include but not limited to the following: SSL encryption, controlled user access, use of HTTPS Protocol, DDoS Prevention, Access logs e.t.c.

· Scalable and able to integrate with other systems combined with functionality to include future upgrades/updates.

3.4 Documentation

The Consultant(s) should document and make available a User’s and/or technical Manual that details all the functional aspects of the database and its programming.

3.5 Training

The Consultant(s) will be required to undertake initial training/orientation on the use of the data base to key staff. Materials for future training including training manuals and/or handouts should be availed to the Hub as part of the deliverables under this assignment.

3.6 Installation and Commissioning

The Consultant(s) should ensure that the database applications together with any other enabling software or licenses are installed for each user and that the system is fully functional. Technical backstopping will be required for a period of 6 months after commissioning to facilitate effective implementation of the database.

3.7 Operations and Maintenance

The Consultant (s) should be able to provide periodic support in system operation and maintenance for a period of 6 months. This will ensure that any hitches experienced at the initial stages of system implementation are addressed and necessary modifications undertaken to optimize the operations of the database.

4. Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables expected from this assignment:-

· A complete, customized and fully functional database application, free of any hick-ups and bugs.

· A technical manual and users’ guidelines.

· Training materials (Manual and/or handouts)

· Full source code (fully documented – for non-proprietary systems)

· Avail 6 months post implementation technical support and incorporating any changes/additions when the need arises.

5. Qualifications

Must have at least a degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, with expertise in developing large databases and web-based applications using database management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MYSQL, etc.

5+ years of strong experience in designing, managing, administering, documenting and supporting multi-tiered database applications.

Knowledge of various programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, PHP e.t.c.

Demonstrated capacity of undertaking a similar or relevant assignment including having the appropriate skills, logistical capacity and relevant experience.

6. Reporting Arrangements

The Consultant(s) will work under the direct supervision of the M&E Manager with overall supervision by the Hub Chief of Party. The consultant(s) shall provide on a weekly basis progress reports summarizing progress; challenges and presenting any issues that require action from the Hub.

7. Timeframe

The assignment is expected to commence on/about 1st September 2018 and end on or around 30th November 2018 with an estimated LOE of 60 days.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their proposal to tenderstih@eatradehub.org by Friday, August 17th, 2018, 11.59AM East African Time. The proposal submitted should contain the following 5 items:

  1. At most 10 pages documented technical approach on applicants understanding of the assignment, how he/she will address each of the 6 specific tasks as stated above, the programming language he/she intends to apply, summary understanding of the expected deliverables and work-plan/timelines for each of the 6 tasks (but limiting the work-plan within 1st Sept to 30th November 2018).
  2. Not more than 2 pages schedule summarizing past information systems and databases development experiences stating assignment title, dates of the assignment, brief description of the assignment, client name, value of work done and point of contact.
  3. At most 2 pages summary budget which should contain the proposed professional fees (preferably stating rate per day and total fees) and operational costs for undertaking this assignment. As a separate but additional information to the budget, the applicant may list the specifications of the software and hardware that Hub should avail for successful execution of the assignment.
  4. Not more than 5 pages curriculum vitae which should include Three (3) referees.
  5. A copy of the highest relevant awarded education certificate

Note: all the applications information will be kept confidentially within Hub. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to present demos of similar database(s) or verbal clarifications of their proposed approaches.

Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake an Assessment of Rabies Elimination Status in 13 Selected Sub-Saharan Countries, and Position of Regional Bodies in…

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

World Animal Protection is urgently recruiting a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the status of rabies elimination in 13 selected sub-Saharan countries in Africa and the position of regional bodies in Africa. Africa is the second continent (after Asia) most affected by Rabies and it is envisioned that the collated information from this study will assist and guide World Animal Protection in strategizing better lives for dogs campaign by ending poor dog treatment and brutal inhumane culling practices in Africa. The objectives of this study will aim to address questions grouped into two broad categories:

1. Regional level questions

a. What is the dog population in different regions of Africa?

b. Which Regional bodies/institutions are working on dog population management (DPM) and/or rabies elimination in Africa? c. Is there Regional financial institution/ mechanism addressing rabies in Africa? d. Is there regional level civil society bodies promoting dog welfare/DPM/rabies elimination in Africa?

2. National level questions: This section will answer questions relating to;

a. Existing legislation regarding rabies in the member states

b. Dog population management in each of the selected member state

c. Advocacy, Public Awareness and Education

d. Rabies surveillance, dog and human rabies vaccines

e. Outbreak responses and other rabies control strategies

f. Laboratory diagnostics

Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

The Consultant(s) being sought to undertake the research must have at least Masters of Science degree in either of the following fields; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Public Health from a recognised institution of higher learning. Experience in research will be an added advantage.

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Consultant – Humanitarian Targeting through National Social Registries

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018


In Eastern and Southern Africa in recent years, development partners have increasingly focused attention on both emergency response delivered via humanitarian cash transfer programming, and support to develop shock-responsive or adaptive social protection systems. This is driven by a confluence of factors, including the growth of coverage and effectiveness of national social protection systems in the region, the reinforcing roles of poverty and exposure to shocks, and growing evidence of the cost-efficiencies of investment in preparedness and prevention through social protection and resilience programming, as well as commitments made in the World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.

As development partners and humanitarian actors have attempted to both build and align these two streams of work, there has been a considerable increase in guidance documents and case studies that point to the importance of preparedness and system reforms to enable rapid, effective, and cost-efficient expansion of national social protection programmes. In general, these guidance notes recommend a series of actions to allow for either vertical expansion, horizontal expansion, shadow alignment, or piggybacking. However, guidance on how to use national systems for delivering humanitarian cash responses in practice is still limited.

Recent analysis1 suggests that single registries and other forms of integrated social protection management information systems, which are used to collect and store information on whole populations or subsets thereof, regardless of whether they are beneficiaries of a particular social protection programme, have the potential to be used for rapid and accurate targeting of populations impacted by humanitarian crises. However, this is not the default. Effective use of a single registry for humanitarian targeting requires that the registry has sufficient coverage in terms of geography or key populations, is accurate and up-to-date, and incorporates data that is relevant for humanitarian targeting. Furthermore, humanitarian actors must have access to, and confidence in, the data.

As UNICEF’s Social Policy teams in Eastern and Southern Africa continue to support governments to increase the effectiveness and shock responsiveness of national social protection systems, there is an increasing need for specific and practical guidance on how single registries can be designed or modified in a way that allows for use for humanitarian response. This consultancy is intended to help to provide this guidance.

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective: Under the supervision of the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) Social Protection Specialist, the consultant will produce clear and practical guidance for UNICEF country offices on how to design or modify national single registries to allow for their use for the delivery of humanitarian cash responses.

Tasks and Deliverables:

The consultant’s work shall be divided into the following phases, each with specific tasks to be accomplished, and related deliverables to be produced, as indicated below:

Key tasks


Timeframe (indicative)

Desk Review and analysis of key studies.

Thorough review of key documentation. This should include documents that analyse the barriers to, or good examples of, use of single registries for humanitarian response.

Assessment of the most common information/needs assessment tools used for humanitarian targeting in slow- and rapid-onset climate shocks in ESAR.

Work plan and Inception report.

Desk review with summary/table of common data captured in single registries in ESAR, and types of data for humanitarian targeting.

15 days

Conduct stakeholder consultations.

Key informant interviews with government officials in the ESA region, humanitarian partners, and development partners to identify:

(i) barriers to, or concerns about, the use of single registries for humanitarian targeting, and suggestions to overcome them;

(ii) practical experience in building single registries from a starting point of humanitarian databases;

(iii) a minimum practical list of variables and specifications that would need to be incorporated into a single registry for effective targeting;

(iv) an assessment of the feasibility of meeting these specifications, including from a cost perspective; and

(v) analysis of two case studies of single registries/other forms of social protection registries within the region.

Stakeholder consultation report, and summary of preliminary findings.

10 days

Draft operational guidance on how to design or modify national single registries to allow for humanitarian targeting.

Note: this is not intended as a how-to note on designing single registries more broadly. Rather, it should be written in a form accessible to policymakers and social protection experts, and should clearly specify the key considerations, steps, variables, etc., that should be taken into account.

Draft operational guidance shared with UNICEF for comments.

20 days

Finalization and validation.

Finalize the guidance, incorporating UNICEF comments.

Final guidance submitted and approved by UNICEF.

5 days

The Consultant will work 50 days in total from 15 July 2018 to 15 October 2018 to develop the guidance.

4) Work relationships:

The Consultant will report to the Social Protection Specialist, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, with additional guidance provided by UNICEF country, regional, and headquarters Social Protection and Emergency teams.

Performance will be regularly reviewed throughout the assignment, with formal evaluation being conducted at the end of the Contract.

  • Outputs/Deliverables:
  • Work plan and Inception report.
  • Desk review.
  • Stakeholder consultation report and summary of initial findings.
  • Draft operational guidance.
  • Final operational guidance.
  • Payment Schedule

    Terms of payment: Scheduled payments payment upon completion of the tasks/activities (deliverables) in the agreed work plan, as following.

  • Submission of the work plan, inception report, and desk review (25%).
  • Completion of stakeholder consultations and submission of preliminary findings (20%).
  • Submission of the draft operational guidance (30%).
  • Submission by the consultant, and approval by UNICEF, of final operational guidance (25%).
  • Desired Qualification, competencies, technical background and experience

    The Consultant should have the following profile:


  • Advanced university degree (Masters or PhD) from an accredited academic institution, in a discipline related to social protection, economics, or public policy.
  • Experience and competencies:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the field of social protection, including at least five years of social protection research, operational support, or technical assistance to governments and development partners.
  • Demonstrated experience providing operational guidance on social protection, including specific experience on developing or using single registries for social protection programming.
  • Demonstrated understanding and expertise in the area of shock-responsive/adaptive social protection.
  • Previous work experience and a strong understanding of the social protection and humanitarian risk environment in eastern and southern Africa.
  • Proven ability to communicate and work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English (fluency required) and ability to synthetize complex information.
  • Candidates for this position should submit a short technical proposal (no more than 5 pages), CV, and a cost proposal. The ratio among technical and financial evaluation will be 75/25, within the budget ceiling for the assignment. Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for an interview or to provide additional information.

    Administrative issues

    The consultant will work remotely, though s/he may propose travel to the region for key informant interviews if deemed necessary to the assignment. (Costs associated with this travel should be clearly indicated in the financial proposal.)

    The Consultant is expected to provide his/her own computer and administrative support.


    As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary”.

    The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants are requested to provide a short technical proposal, CV, and a lump sum financial proposal for the scope of work outlined, inclusive of any planned travel and DSA. Applications submitted without a fee/rate will not be considered.

    Note that the final remuneration will be negotiated by HR.

    Closing date: 15 July 2018

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514418


    Organization: CBM
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

    1. Background of country plan 2016-2020

    In 2016, Kenya Country Office (KCO) 5 year (2016 – 2020) Country Implementation Plan (CIP) was developed and endorsed by the CBM International Office. The main objective of the Kenya programme is to contribute towards improved quality of lives of persons with disabilities, their families and communities at risk of disability in Kenya through improved access to services eye health, ear health and hearing care, orthopaedics and medical rehabilitation, community based inclusive development, education, and livelihoods. The CIP was designed based on Global Programme Strategy II (GPS II) which has since been replaced by the Federation Strategy 2021.

    The CIP serves as a framework to guide KCO programme work. In summary, the plan provides a framework for improved coordination mechanisms for the Kenya Country Office to work more effectively and efficiently towards achieving set programme goals and objectives; Is a communication tool that outlines various processes, timelines, roles and responsibilities regarding monitoring and evaluation for program work; Organizes processes for data collection, reporting flow, analysis, use, and data quality control; Outlines targets/deliverables that program commits to achieve over the specified period of time; It clarifies communication protocol across the program portfolio; Provides forecast for resources needed, organizes the numerous M&E activities that must take place for successful programme work; Helps programme to predict risks that may compromise achievement of set objectives and develops strategies for mitigation; and Aligns strategic commitments by Kenya Country Office.

    2. Evaluation Objective, Scope and Intended Use

    The overall objective of this assignment is to undertake a Mid Term Review of the CBM in Kenya CIP 2016 – 2020 so as to assess progress made in the implementation according to the logical framework, budget plan and resources required to achieve the same. In addition, the recommendations shall be incorporated into a revised CIP in order to better align with the Federation Strategy 2021 so as to contribute towards disability inclusive development outcomes. The review entails:

    a) Relevance and Quality: Assessment of the overall design of the 2016-2020 Country Implementation Plan


    Relevance of the CIP in the context of the plan’s stated strategic objectives, broad intervention areas and indicators. How relevant is the current plan to governance priorities at local and national level with regard to the government’s accountability and responsiveness, CBM Federation Strategy, and Social Development Goals? Also the review will seek to establish how well the projects relate to the CIP objectives.

    The Quality of the CIP design shall also be assessed according to incorporation of capacity development for partner organizations and local Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), in particular capacities in programme management and inclusion principles, gender and child safeguarding.

    b) Efficiency:

    To measure how far funding, personnel, regulatory, administrative, time and other resources and procedures contributed or hindered achieving of the desired outputs and outcomes in an inclusive manner. This will entail an assessment of the use of human and financial resources within the KCO, synergies between stakeholders and partners in order to maximise cost-effectiveness as well as analysis of costs compared to results achieved e.t.c:

    · Assessment of financial resources and investment in achieving the set targets;

    · Country office capacity, co-ordination and implementation modalities (contribution and roles of key players, coordination, e.t.c.)

    · Which parts of the CIP generated the most valuable outcomes for the time, money, and effort we invested?

    · How well did the financial systems work?

    · Were the risks properly identified and well managed?

    · How do the results compare with an alternative intervention to achieve the same objective? –Was it worth the effort? (relative effectiveness, impact, cost/ effectiveness).

    c) Effectiveness/Outcome: Assessment of the plan's implementation status:

    · Is the country implementation plan making progress in achievement of programme outputs/targets as per the initial plan?

    · Appropriateness of partnership portfolio and strategies adopted in delivering CIP commitments;

    · Achieved versus planned results;

    · Facilitating and constraining factors;

    · Issues as per situation assessment resolved (partially, fully, including pending) by this plan;

    · Outstanding/priorities and emerging issues for incorporation in the revised country plan;

    · Improving access to inclusive healthcare, inclusive rehabilitation, inclusive education and inclusive livelihoods, and inclusive delivery of services for women, men, boys and girls with disabilities;

    · Strengthening voice and participation in the development process by women, men, boys and girls with disabilities;

    · Improving policy and program commitment to disability in development through networking and alliance building;

    · Strengthening Kenya Country Office capacity to successfully manage and implement the Country Plan;

    · Any other indications of unplanned and negative effects in this regard?

    d) Value for Money, Sustainability and Replication:

    · Has economy been achieved in the implementation of the CIP interventions? What mechanisms were put in place to ensure cost-effectiveness?

    · How far has the work of CBM in Kenya had a lasting impact and how will interventions continue in the longer term?

    · What mechanisms are in place to scale up good practice approaches and to replicate in other areas of the country?

    · What innovations are seen in the implementation of the CIP?

    · Which lessons learnt can be drawn from the current interventions and could be used for future work?

    · Opportunities to leverage on in achieving implementation.

    · Evidence of innovation leading to lessons and models for replication,

    · Current partnership’s capacity and mandate to deliver on Disability Inclusive Development;

    · Effectiveness of current networks and alliances in influencing promotion of disability inclusive development;

    · In how far have projects considered environmental sustainability?

    e) Partnerships, Equity and Advocacy

    · How well did the partnerships and management arrangements work and how did they develop over time? How about phasing out of partnerships?

    · What about efforts and outputs towards continuous capacity development support to partners?

    · How did the CIP actively promote gender equality and equity?

    · How have child safeguarding issues been addressed?

    · How has the CIP helped implement successful advocacy strategies? Are there any lessons learned about measuring influence?

    · How has the overall country office approach to advocacy been shaped or changed?

    f) Alignment with Federation Strategy and with DID Standards

    The CBM Federation Strategy (2016-2021) puts a greater emphasis on Disability Inclusive Development (DID) and therefore, the review shall assess how well the current plan already includes DID components and puts them into action. It shall make recommendations on how to leverage the Country Plan towards the five ‘Disability Inclusive Development (DID) standards:

    · DPOs and persons with disabilities are engaged in every stage of our PCM and advisory work

    · Non-discrimination is practiced and evidenced in our programme, policies and position papers

    · The voice, choice and autonomy of women, men, boys and girls with disabilities are respected in our programme

    · Programme demonstrate that measures have been taken to provide equal opportunities for women, men, girls and boys

    · All aspects of our programme and operations are fully accessible in line with the principles of universal design

    2.1. Scope of the Mid Term Review

    The Mid Term Review covers the period of 2016 to 2018. During that period CBM in Kenya partnership portfolio varied from 20 partners and 32 projects in 2016, 19 partners and 29 projects in 2017 to 13 partners and 17 projects in 2018. The work was spread across 16 Counties with an additional 16 Counties reached through outreach activities. The review will sample from both primary and secondary stakeholders:

    Unit of Analysis

    Targeted Stakeholders

    National government

    · Ministry of Health – Ophthalmic Services Unit and Rehabilitation Services Units (Orthopedic Technology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy),

    · Ministry of Education (Directorate of Special Needs Education),

    · Ministry of Labour and Social Protection including the (agency National Council for Persons With Disabilities


    · Eye Health: 6

    · Education: 2

    · Community Based Inclusive Development: 4

    · Humanitarian Action: 1

    · Disabled Persons Organizations: 2 (NONDO, UDPK)

    Key Networks and Alliances

    · Health NGOs Network

    · INGOs working on/promoting disability inclusion

    · Inter-Agency Working Group

    · Disability Rights Caucus

    · Joint-Inter Agency Coordinating Committee on Eye Health

    Primary Target group

    · A representative range of target groups from projects

    Internal – CBM

    · Member Associations

    · Technical Advisors/Initiative Leads

    · Regional Hub/Country Office staff

    The review shall collect data from on-going projects and partners, with visit to a representative sample drawn from all the thematic areas implemented by the Kenya programme. Remote data collection is foreseen with other partners and stakeholders not included in the sample.

    The review shall collect lessons learnt and good practices for future use and incorporation into the revised Country Plan. The team is expected to make recommendation on how to strengthen the DID aspects in the on-going and future work as well as recommendations with regards to strengthening the current CP logical framework.

    2.2. Target audience and intended use

    The Review Report and the revised Country Plan is for use by both internal (CBM staff, Technical Advisors, Member Associations) and external (Donors, Government Agencies, DPOs, Target population, Partners, collaborators among others) stakeholders in promoting CBM’s work. The aim is to ensure alignment of KCO programme work with CBM Federation Strategy, National Government priorities, Sustainable Development Goals, and United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Through this plan, KCO will benchmark performance and equally invest in partner capacity to achieve same including identifying new opportunities to leverage and achieve more towards disability inclusive development in Kenya.

    3. MID-TERM REVIEW Team and Management Responsibilities

    3.1. Commissioning responsibility

    The mid-term review is commissioned by CBM Kenya Country Office. The Country Director is in-charge of overseeing the entire process from development of terms of reference, consultancy engagement and contract, data collection, stakeholder validation workshop to submitting of the revised Country Plan by the Consultant. KCO works in close collaboration with the CBM Member Associations and Technical Advisors, as well as the Evaluation Manager of CBM International Office.

    3.2. mid- term review Team

    The MTR team shall be comprised of the Consultant and representative from Disabled Persons Organizations so as to ensure that the team includes at least one person with a lived experience of disability and broad understanding of disability issues in Kenya. It is the main responsibility of the Consultant to implement the evaluation according to these ToRs and the agreements with the KCO and to deliver the expected outputs as agreed. Other members shall be co-opted on need basis.

    Successful candidate(s) must possess the following minimum Qualifications:

    · Advanced university degree in relevant field (Social Science, Public Health, Development Studies, International Development, or any other related field);

    · Work experience in Development for at least 5 years

    · A comprehensive working knowledge of at least 5 years in Strategic Planning and Evaluation in the field of disability/development sector;

    · Substantial proven experience leading and coordinating quantitative and qualitative research;

    · Demonstrated evidence of having successfully completed similar assignments.

    · Good understanding of Disability Inclusive Development

    The team shall ideally comprise an experienced evaluator and a person with a lived experience of disability – gender balanced shall be sought. Expressions of Interest can be submitted including persons with disabilities as team members. If individual applicants do not include such a team member, the CO will support the recruitment of a DPO representative or similar to complement the team.

    Child Safeguarding Policy: As a condition of entering into a consultancy agreement the Consultant shall sign the CBM Child Safeguarding Policy and abide by the terms and conditions thereof. The consultancy team is expected to also commit to ensuring that all practical measures will be taken to ensure accessibility measures are taken in the review and that no one is discriminated against on the basis of disability, gender among others.

    3.3. Management of the Mid Term Review and logistics

    The roles and responsibilities of each party shall be spelled out in the Agreement.

    4. Expected Results

    The Consultant shall be expected to submit:

    · Inception Report that details agreed methodology and tools; time schedule; sample of partners to be visited and of persons to be interviewed. This shall be delivered before entering into partner visits.

    · Final evaluation report – in an accessible format – of not more than 20-25 pages in the given CBM format in English; this shall be delivered no more than 4 weeks after completion of the exercise.

    · Explicit lessons learnt, good practices and recommendations for the amendment of the current country plan and the logical framework.

    · Conduct 1-day planning workshop with selected KCO programme implementing partners.

    · Conduct of 1-day workshop with stakeholders at the end of the assignment to disseminate findings and recommendations for the next phase of the CP.

    5. Duration and Phasing

    It is expected that the review exercise will start on 1st August and be completed with the final approved report on 25 September 2018. It is envisaged that the assignment will take a total of 20 working days.

    6. Application, Costs and payments

    Qualified and interested Individuals or consulting companies must include in their expression of interest the following: Cover letter, Detailed CVs, Technical Proposal, All-inclusive Financial Proposal, Detailed work plan, indication of availability during suggested time frame, and copies of certificates of compliance – Registration, Tax, KRA PIN. Payment schedule shall be as per contractual agreement.

    As stated above, an applications shall include experts in evaluation as well as experts in disability inclusive development, ideally a person with lived experience in disability. The Country Office shall support the team to find a DPO representative as part of the team.

    How to apply:

    Application Procedures:

    Interested consultants should submit the technical and financial proposals to Recruit.Nairobi@cbm.org before 13th July 2018. The email applications should clearly mark on the subject- Expression of Interest: Mid term review of CBM In Kenya Country Implementation Plan.

    • The financial proposal must include all costs including professional fees and taxes to conduct the assignment;

    • The technical proposal must include the profile of the company; the proposed methodology, work plan; Curriculum vitae for the person (s) proposed for the assignment and a list of similar assignments done with details of the contact person

    CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Organization: Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 02 Jul 2018


    1.0 Background (About the Implementing Partner)

    Association of Charitable Children’s Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK) is a national network of registered Charitable Children Institutions founded in 2009. It runs child protection and alternative care programs in all counties in Kenya through its 350 member institutions.

    Our vision is to have CCIs in Kenya provide quality, child- friendly services in the best interest of the child.

    2.0 Project Profile

    Project Name: Protection of children from family separation, abuse, neglect and exploitation in 15 counties in Kenya.

    Project Aim: Promoting care and protection of children within their families and communities through capacity building, mobilization and communication on de-institutionalization and family/ alternative based care

    Project Objective : Children in Need of Care and Protection are supported and protected within their communities. This will be realized by ensuring that there is a progressive paradigm shift in policy and practice from institutionalization of Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) to family based care/ alternative family care .

    Location: 15 counties in Kenya

    Project Period: April 2018- December 2020

    Implementing Partner: The Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya.

    2.1 Project Context and Overview

    Children without adequate parental care exist in every country. However, knowing exact number of such children remains problematic due to lack of data and hidden nature of abuse, neglect and exploitation. In Kenya, the government estimates that there are over 2.4m orphaned children due to various causes and 48,000 are assumed to be in formal alternative care (NPA 2015- 2022).

    Vast majority of children not living with their parents are cared for under informal kinship care arrangement and Kenya is not exceptional. However, this practice is declining day by day as result of extensive economic and social changes. The formal family based care – foster care and adoption are not widely practiced in Kenya due to socio- cultural barriers that perceive them as western practices, existing myths and lack of awareness on procedures and required substantial qualified workforce to manage them among other factors. The predominant, quick and convenient child-care systems for Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) in Kenya has been the institutionalization of vulnerable children at the expense of preventive assistance and support to the families at risk.

    The international and regional legal framework on alternative care that has since been domesticated in Kenya provide for a universal acceptance that children ought to grow in family care setting in place of institutions. However, realities in Kenya show that many children continue to be separated from their families as result of increased vulnerability caused by high poverty level, precarious family situations and other classified high-risk factors that may be social, cultural, emotional and political. At the highest risk of vulnerability continues to be children with special needs and street children. Furthermore, due to a lack of overall child participation, children remain inherently vulnerable because their voices continue to be unheard, unconsidered and undervalued in many local and national forums. Hence as we dialogue on care reforms we must strive to come up with innovative, localized approaches that will not only concentrate on removal and reallocation of children currently in institutions, but those strategies that must first and foremost be directed at preventing the perceived need of alternative care placements.

    2.2 Baseline study Objectives

    The project is guided by the following objectives:

    1. Project Outcome/Objective Indicators below:

    Objective one: strengthened CCIs providing integrated child protection services for CNCP

    • % of people demonstrating positive attitudes towards care of children in families and community in place of institutional care
    • # of CCIs with capacity to engage in reintegration and alternative family care, family and community support services
    • # of children reintegrated or placed in alternative family care **

    Objective two: Increased awareness and actions among community stakeholders on care and protection of children

    • % of institutionalization request by parent and community members to CCIs
    • % of community members demonstrates adequate knowledge on how they can prevent and intervene in cases of child separated from family or at risk of separation
    • # of joint policy recommendations submitted to key government decision makers that influence policy and legal frameworks.

    Objective three. Enhanced ACCIK capacity to manage and effectively implement the project operations by 2020.

    • # of ACCIK staff and project steering committee whose capacity on finance management, programme design and implementation, monitoring, advocacy and emerging issue on CNCP has improved.

    3.0 Scope and Focus of assignment

    The baseline survey entails;

    1. To collect baseline data for the above objective indicators as bench mark for performance evaluation

    2. Provide information that will assist in identifying two sub -counties in every county with high rate of children in need of care and protection and factors contributing to help in project implementation and advocacy

    3. To assess the status of missing standards in project design and capture them in the implementation of programme

    4. To restate the outcomes and objectives if need be and to define and expand the indicators as result of baseline survey

    5. To readjust the result framework linking it with theory of change

    6. To set out scope of work and Action plan with targets as results from the baseline survey

    4.0 Geographical Scope of the Baseline Evaluation

    1. Location- 15 counties; Kisii, Migori, Kericho/Bomet, Uasin Gishu, Transzoia , Muranga, Kiambu Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, , Makueni, Meru, Busia, Kakamega, Baringo

    2. Implementation period- April 2018-December 2020

    3. The target population will include: CNCP-living in CCIs, families, and care leavers who exiting or exited, CCIs, Children officers at the county and sub-county level and Area Advisory council, parents/ family and the community, Adoption society, Local administrators, Police, Probation Officer and after care services, children magistrate or Judges, Faith based community, health workers, Education and union leaders, front line staff dealing with child care and protection, Universities and Technical training institutes.

    5.0 Methodology.

    The baseline evaluation will adopt a mixed method approach which will include the systematic use of qualitative and quantitative methods.

    6.0 Duration and Timeline

    The assignment will be for a period of one month from 6th July 2018 to 6th August 2018. The consultant will provide a detailed timetable in his proposal specifying the distribution of tasks and duration to complete each task

    7.0 Key Responsibilities


    • Development of TOR
    • Provide consultant with all required information
    • Avail organizational staff for the consultant to work with in executing the task Organize inception meeting
    • Review of draft report and giving feedback
    • Organizing the meeting where consultant will present final report as PPT


    • Provide technical support and guidance to ACCIK
    • Conduct periodic review of the execution of assignment together with ACCIK and Consultant


    • Submission of a technical proposal with a budget in consideration of design, methods/ techniques, tools and work plan
    • Data collection, analysis and interpretation and report writing

    8.0 Deliverables

    • Development of inception report, analytical framework methodology, baseline evaluation tools and techniques and work plan and tools
    • Submission of comprehensive baseline evaluation report; with baseline values for all project indicators, proposed indictors an monitoring methods for measuring impact and sustainability of intervention.
    • Incorporate the feedback from ACCIK and submit a final report (soft and hard copy Submit a brief summary report (two pages) of the baseline evaluation for externalaudiences
    • The raw data (transcripts, quantitative data and data collection tools) must be handed over to ACCIK together with baseline evaluation report
    • Management response: An outline of recommendation including – specific stakeholders who are relevant to the effective impact measurement of project , result framework of project

    11.1 Qualifications brief and Application process Specific Technical knowledge required

    • Advanced university degree in the social sciences, international relations, law or other relevant field will be required.
    • Five years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including child protection in emergencies.
    • Previous professional experience in human rights and/or child rights monitoring and reporting
    • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following: Strengthening child protection systems and partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in respect of harmful traditional practices; in strengthening social welfare systems.
    • Use of data and indicators in child protection.
    • Hands-on knowledge and experience in child participation approaches Experience in leading national advocacy interventions

    How to apply:

    Application process

    Interested applicants/organizations should send in a copy of their CV or the CV of the lead consultant for organizations as well as a three-page write up which should include:

    • Technical proposal on how the consultant proposes to conduct the task which has minimal info on :
    • what baseline information should be collected o What sources are needed for information
    • What methodology are appropriate given the objective of assessment (in line with scope of work above)
    • A summary of similar recent task conducted together with contacts of two references (name and email)
    • Financial proposal with detailed budget based on work plan for the task

    Applications to be sent to admin@accikunity.org, by Monday 2nd July 2018 -**10.00am

    Kenya: Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant – Child Protection – Kenya

    Organization: Terre des hommes
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

    Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant

    Terms of reference (ToR)

    Date: 21.06.2018

    From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron


    Country: Kenya

    Location : Kenya, Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement and Nairobi

    Starting date: 05.07.2018

    Duration of the field mission: 15 days

    Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the expression of interest: 1 week

    Under responsibility of: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Officer at HQ, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and her Child Protection Assistant in Nairobi)

    HQ follow-up: Marion Prats Estingoy, CPiE Expert

    Funding Sources for the consultancy: Tdh core funds


    · In general

    Tdh is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services.

    · Brief presentation of Tdh in Kenya

    Tdh started operations in Kenya in September 2011, as part of the response to the Horn of Africa famine. Since 2012, Tdh has provided direct aid to refugees in Dadaab’s Kambioos (closed in March 2017) and Hagadera refugee camps, though psychosocial support, recreational activities, case management, community mobilization and awareness

    In addition, Tdh implements Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and Child Protection projects in partnership with the government in Garissa district, and Child Protection projects in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum.

    Tdh is currently the only Child Protection services provided in Hagadera camp, funded by UNHCR (waiting for feedback from BPRM and UNICEF).

    Kakuma is a more recent refugee camp at the border with South Sudan which sized has increased in 2016 with the influx of refugees from South Sudan and the repatriation of refugees from Dadaab. A second settlement named Kalobeyei has opened at the same time. Tdh is keen to develop a Child Protection project over there, based on a needs assessment.


    The overall purpose of the assignment is to develop a full proposal (complete with logframe, detailed budget, work plan, plus other relevant annexes) for submission to an international institutional donor in July / August 2018 based on a needs assessment.


    • Review secondary literature on child protection needs/challenges in Kakuma / Kalobeyei as well as livelihood needs / challenges especially in terms of community inclusion in Kalobeyei and provision of child protection services by the Government of Kenya (GoK) for the refugees and host communities.

    • Review Tdh current project documents in Hagadera refugee camp (Dadaab complex) as well as innovative child protection models from other countries especially those linking Child Protection and Livelihood support.

    • Meet with key Child Protection stakeholders working in Kakuma and surrounding areas (UNICEF, UNHCR, LWF, Tdh NL, Department of Children Services) as well as with other partners working in the refugee settlements there (NRC, DRC, IRC as example), local authorities (Refugee Affairs Secretariat, Governor, Member of Parliament and / or his assistant, County Commissioner etc) as much as needed to ensure that the programme design integrates expertise and feedback from all relevant actors/sectors, including private sector, Government departments, and others as needed.

    • Develop tools and methodology for the needs assessment

    • Conduct needs assessment in identified areas

    • Disseminate the findings of the needs assessment to Tdh staff and other stakeholders

    • Produce needs assessment report

    • Draft/write a consolidated concept note based on needs assessment report, also work with relevant Tdh staff from Kenya and HQ to edit and finalize the concept note / proposal

    • Work with Tdh Country Support Services Coordinator and HQ Finance Controller, and others to develop the programme budget.


    Overall approach and data collection methods proposed:

    • Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report for needs assessment stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition of the assessment must allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assessment.

    • Field phase (Kakuma camp): Meeting key stakeholders, especially local authorities, refugee representatives, beneficiaries and other relevant people (from UN agencies, NGOs etc) using individual questionnaire and Focus Group Discussions (FGD).

    • Analysis and debriefing phase: The results and preliminary conclusions will be presented to the Tdh teams and partners at Nairobi and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

    • Development of the full proposal: the consultant will work in close collaboration with Tdh staff and will seek further inputs for the proposal development process from Tdh.

    • The consultant will prepare a schedule for the submission of the first drafts of proposal components and the full proposal to Tdh with deadlines for feedback from Tdh.


    3 weeks, from 5th July 2018


    The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 7,000, all costs and taxes included.


    • Preferably an advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in international affairs/studies, development, child protection, or a related field
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in the design, proposal writing, and/or management of

    Child Protection programs, preferably in Kenya. Strong program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent documents including logframes and budgets.

    • Prior demonstrated experience developing proposals for institutional donors
    • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches especially in terms of livelihoods and capacity building of government members.
    • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
    • Fluent in English – Swahili is an asset

    The consultant will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

    Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

    The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

    No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

    · Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

    · Conditions that may influence data collection: if any demonstration or security incident happened, the consultancy might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Hagadera camp

    · Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed

    · Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the consultant, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Kakuma will be managed by Tdh. Based on the consultant preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit:

    · A proposed methodology (2 pages maximum,in English, including time allocation)

    · A financial offer including of a detailed budget in columns (fees, other costs)

    · An up to date CV

    · 3 references

    Only complete applications will be considered.

    The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms Virginie Civel: vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “**KEN application grant writing– your NAME”**

    The deadline to apply is 29th June 2018

    Kenya: Strategic Communications Consultant

    Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

    AECOM International Development implements the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) Program for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), promoting good governance and community cohesion. The four objectives of this TIS+ Program are to:

    1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets

    2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth

    3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future

    4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.


    The Strategic Communications Consultant will develop the TIS+ overall approach to communications, which includes the development of social media protocols and engagement, as well as the clarification of branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products. The Strategic Communications Consultant will build the capacity of TIS+ staff; provide training on the development, roll out and archiving of products and deliverables; and work with awardees, contractors, and beneficiaries on communications plans, products and workshops.


    • At a minimum, as part of this core responsibility, the Strategic Communications Consultant will develop, implement and update (quarterly and as needed) a Strategic Communications Strategy and Action Plan (SCSAP).

    • The SCSAP must include:

      • Overall strategic approach to communications;

      • Conflict, gender and social-inclusion sensitivity;

      • Communications protocol to guide field offices, Nairobi Office, Home Office and interactions with USAID;

      • Social media approach and protocols;

      • Engagement with and support to TIS+ awardees’ communications plans and products;

      • Media engagement; and

      • USAID branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products.

    • Ensure Product Production

    • Produce and/or solicit and finalize a range of regularly required written products for the TIS+ Program, including, but not limited to:

      • TIS+ Program Quarter 3 Report, Quarterly Newsletter (Q3 2018), USAID Weekly Update, 5-7 success stories, 4 “Transforming Lives” stories, Big Events/Big Meetings Reports (from Field Personnel);

      • Establish templates for the documents listed above, and others TBD;

      • Lay the groundwork for the TIS+ FY 20178 Q3 and Q4/Annual Report, Annual and Final Reports;

      • Initiate the Program’s social media strategy and produce and/or solicit, finalize and disseminate a range of multi-media products, including over social media (with USAID approval);

      • Produce photographs, maps and other GIS-based communications products;

      • Copy edit agreed written products; and

      • Coordinate materials publication with TIS+ Program team and external vendors, where appropriate.

    • Packaging of Products and Dissemination

    • Provide products in final form to TIS+ COP, DCOP and Home Office

    • Establish and temporarily maintain TIS+ social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, and other outlets, if approved by USAID.

    • Product Management

    • Develop, utilize and populate a product (including photographs) archive system on One Source.

    • TIS+ Program Personnel Capacity Building

    • Coach and train the Strategic Communications Specialist

    • Provide 2-3 capacity building and/or training opportunities to develop TIS+ program personnel’s ability to contribute to the work of the Strategic Communications Unit.

    • Awardee and Contractor Communications Plans, Products and Workshops

    • Provide technical expertise and input to improve the quality of awardees’ communications plans and awardee and consultant products that are for dissemination beyond the TIS+ internal environment. For example, collaborate with the Strategic Communications Technical Coordinator based in Mogadishu.

    • Contract Management

    • Help select and initially manage the contract with the Translation and Editing Company and any other relevant contractor and oversee the quality of the services and products provided.

    • Other Duties, as assigned and agreed upon between the TIS+ COP, DCOP, Operations Manager and HO Senior Engagement/Program Managers.


    • Coach and train the newly hired TIS+ Strategic Communications Specialist.

    • Collaborate closely with the following TIS+ staff:

    • AECOM Home Office personnel, especially the Senior Engagement Manager and the Senior Program Manager.

    • AECOM HO Production Team

    • TIS+ Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning personnel

    • TIS+ Program Field Coordinators.


    The Strategic Communications Consultant will liaise with and serve as the TIS+ temporary point of contact with the:

    • USAID Communications Officer

    • USAID GIS focal person

    • External Media Personnel

    • Others, as needed.


    • Strategic Communications Strategy and Action Plan (SCSAP)

    • USAID Weekly Update

    • FY2018 Q3 Quarterly Report

    • 5-7 success stories

    • 4 “Transforming Lives” stories

    • FY 2018 Q4/Annual Report

    • Big Events/Big Meeting Reports.

    • Product (including photographs) archive system, to be housed on One Source

    • 2-3 capacity building and/or training opportunities


    The Strategic Communications Consultant will report directly to the TIS+ Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred) in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Behavior Change Communications

    Work Experience: 10+ years of relevant experience designing and managing communications and outreach strategies for complex international development program(s)

    Demonstrated Ability: Provide sound leadership and creative direction for the Strategic Communications Unit

    Work successfully in conflict, crisis and crime-affected contexts under changeable and complex circumstances

    Craft and disseminate a range of high quality and engaging products in English in a range of media

    Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

    Utilize social media effectively

    Monitor other sources’ products and use to inform the SCU work

    Function as a technical resource and build capacity of colleagues and other stakeholders

    Work collegially in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual team

    Interact effectively with USAID communications personnel

    Take direction from supervisor and continuously improve

    Skills: Software (specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, other graphic design such as Adobe Creative Suite

    Photography capability

    Distribution channels (including radio, Internet-based and social media applications)

    Demonstrated motivation and willingness to learn and adapt

    Interview skills

    Media evaluation metrics, including at least a basic knowledge of Google Analytics

    Communications for Behavior Change and Communications for Development is strongly preferred.

    Language: Native speaker or native-like command of English (written and oral)

    How to apply:

    Email your resume to: craig.staples@aecom.com

    Kenya: Livelihood Recovery Consultant

    Organization: Terre des hommes
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

    Baseline Assessment for Livelihood recovery – post flooding in Garissa County, Kenya
    Terms of reference (ToR)
    Date: 18.06.2018
    From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron

    TERMS OF REFERENCE Country: Kenya Location : Garissa County Starting Date: 09.07.2018 Duration of the field mission: 15 days Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the report: to be defined with the consultant Under responsibility of: Pennina Munguti, Program Coordinator HQ follow-up: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Manager Funding Sources for the evaluation: Tdh core funds

    PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh) Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation, and violence, improves children’s, and their mother’s health, and provides emergency psychological, and material support in humanitarian crises through 5 objectives:

    1. Improve children’s health
    2. Protect children in migration
    3. Protect children against exploitation
    4. Promote restorative juvenile justice
    5. Provide aid to children in emergency situations and humanitarian crises

    In Kenya, Tdh has been operational since 2011, and has a coordination office in Nairobi and field operation bases in Dadaab (Hagadera refugee camp), Garissa town/county, and in Korogocho slum, Nairobi County. Tdh has been operational in Garissa county since 2011 with initial interventions on health, nutrition and WASH in Ladgera sub-county under Swiss Solidarity funding. Tdh is currently implementing a drought response project in some parts of the county. In addition, Tdh is also implementing a Child Protection project in Dadaab refugee complex (Hagadera camp – Fafi Sub-County). More recently, Tdh has been implementing a flood emergency response in Garissa Township (in 4 IDP settlements) in WASH and Child Protection, with the support of UNICEF. Indeed, Garissa is among the counties in Kenya that experienced torrential rainfall in April and May 2018, causing extensive flooding, especially in the lowland areas and villages along the Tana river. The floods have destroyed housing and forced the inhabitants to flee the disaster areas. Based on a Kenya Inter-agency Rapid Assessment (KIRA), led by Tdh, from 10th to 15th May, a total of 76,775 people (39,155 female and 37,620 male) have been displaced or marooned by the floods (18% are children under 5 years old) all over the county. 300 farms have been damaged as well as various infrastructure (roads, 18 schools, 1,400 sanitation facilities and 30 water supply systems).

    GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT The assignment is to carry out a comprehensive baseline survey in the project areas of Garissa County (both Garissa Township and the IDPs places of origin) to generate first-hand information to be used for project planning and development. The baseline will serve as a benchmark to develop a post disaster recovery program. The term Recovery refers to the period between the disaster “emergency” response for displaced persons and the point at which return to home is on-going and “normal life” has to be re-established. The assessment will help determine the necessary market conditions to sustain different livelihood groups and the water mapping points including their status in the targeted areas. Specifically, the study will focus on food security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene indicators with a view to mitigate negative impacts and meet standard requirements under WASH and food security and livelihoods sectors. Community mapping and profiling of target communities (current displaced persons as an assumption) will also be undertaken which will include an analysis of their current situation as IDP and previous / future situation at home. In the place of origin / return, market opportunities, gaps, vulnerabilities and challenges to be addressed including the market capacity in relation to agricultural practices (pastoralism, farming), purchasing patterns, water tracking, transport and distribution networks, market absorption capacity of different skills and other livelihood products will be assessed. The assessment will also provide specific and usable recommendations for programmatic approaches to address the immediate priorities with regards to IDPs return and livelihood recovery. Information gathered during this exercise will form a baseline to inform programming and to share with other agencies and donors. Another purpose of this assessment is to develop a more detailed understanding of markets for essential food and non-food items or products; in particular whether there is sufficient demand that it would be possible to increase supply (camel milk for instance). With regards to the WASH component, the assessment will help determine the possibility of new water structures being rehabilitated. Principles underpinning the approach to the assignment are: Impartiality and independence of the process from the programming and implementation functions; Credibility of the consultancy, through use of appropriately skilled and independent expert and the transparency of the process, including wide dissemination of results; Usefulness of the baseline findings and recommendations, through timely presentation of relevant, clear and concise information.

    METHODOLOGY The methodology will be further defined by the consultant (in the inception report) and revised at the outset of the consultancy. It is envisaged that the methodology used during this assessment will include, but not be limited to, the following: Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition must al allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assignment.  Field phase (Garissa): Meeting key stakeholders (especially local authorities), field visits in the implementation areas for sampling, data collection and observations; Focus group discussions (FGD) and interviews with sample beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.  Analysis and debriefing phase: Data analysis and validation of findings; report writing; a debriefing in the capital and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

    DELIVERABLES All deliverables are to be submitted to Tdh Desk Manager and CP specialist at HQ and Tdh Country Representative in Kenya in English. Deliverables include:

    1. An inception report, to be submitted before the field visit, explaining the methodology, work programme and timetable for the baseline assessment outlining the proposed methodology.
    2. Draft report of the baseline assessment requesting for feedback and comments from Tdh.
    3. An updated logical framework using baseline assessment information.
    4. Presentation on the main findings of the draft evaluation report for final consensus building
    5. A final report not exceeding a length of 30 pages (excluding annexes).

    DURATION AND DATES 2 weeks, from 9th to 20th July 2018

    BUDGET The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 5,000, all costs and taxes included.

    PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT Postgraduate degree in FSL, WASH and Agriculture or related field Minimum 5 years proven experience in relief/development project evaluation, assessment , review Experience leading project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required; Profound knowledge in economic analysis of emergency/development projects Familiar with issues related to water resource management and agro pastoralist farming practices within Somali cultures Familiar with environmental issues and semi-arid and arid lands (ASAL); Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive evaluation methodologies in 4 WASH, Agriculture and other food security frameworks; Experience in assessing DRR interventions and contingency planning; Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection; Previous work experience in Kenya / Somalia and knowledge of Somali culture is essential. Fluent English and good writing skills (all reports must be in English) Swahili and Somali an asset Previous experience working with a child protection organisation is compulsory, preferably with Tdh He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy. Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

    How to apply:


    Interested candidates should submit: A technical offer including:

    • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information. The letter should be no longer than two pages

    • Proposal for the consultancy assignment with methodology and a detailed budget; addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position.

    • CV of consultant (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, and details of similar assignments)

    • Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information) Samples or examples of recently undertaken – similar assignments;

    Only complete applications will be considered. The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms. Virginie Civel : vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “KEN application LH recovery– your NAME” The deadline to apply is 30th June 2018


    The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies. No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

    Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

    Conditions that may influence data collection: if any security incident or threat happened, evaluation might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Garissa

    Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed (English/Swahili/Somali)

    Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the evaluator, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Garissa and within Garissa county will be managed by Tdh. Based on the evaluator preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.