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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 14 Jun 2017

    Terms of Reference (ToR)

    Joint Rapid Market Assessment

    Proposed Dates: 10th- 30th June 2017- Assignment for 10 working days

    1. Introduction

    Trócaire in close collaboration with Terre des Hommes Netherlands and Save the Children are planning to undertake a joint emergency rapid markets mapping analysis to inform their response to the food insecurity in Turkana County through cash transfer modalities

    Trócaire

    Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Trócaire works in partnership with communities across the developing world to support their efforts to improve their lives, meet their basic needs and ensure their human dignity. We work in over 20 countries across a number of programme areas including Democratic and Accountable Governance, Resilience Livelihoods and Resource Rights, Women’s Empowerment and Emergency Relief.

    Terre des Hommes Netherlands,

    Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is a Dutch organization focusing on child rights, in particular stopping child exploitation. Founded in 1965 as a non-profit organization, Terre des Hommes prevents child exploitation, removed children from exploitative situations and ensure that these children can develop themselves in a safe environment. We partner and collaborate with a wide range of local civil society organisations to implement our programmes. TdH-NL is a member of the Terre des Hommes International Federation (TdHIF), whose mission is to promote and implement children's rights without discrimination of any kind. The TdH-NL Child Protection in Emergencies Programme aims to enhance the long-term well-being, life-skills and resilience of children, their caregivers and their communities in a sustainable manner.

    Save the Children

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programs delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programs of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In February 2014, SC completed a second transition, in which SC joined forces with the British INGO, Merlin, specifically merging their health and nutrition programs with SC’s. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. In total, Save the Children employs 300 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget of approximately US $17.5million in 2016.

    1. Background to the Assignment

    Following the consecutive poor performance of the 2016 rains, Kenya is experiencing a serious drought that affected the nutrition and food security situation and the livelihoods of the affected population. On 10th February the government declared the ongoing drought a national emergency. More than 3 million Kenyans are facing starvation and in dire need of humanitarian assistance, 2.7 million of which reside in Arid and Semi – Arid Lands (ASAL), including Turkana County.[1] In Turkana malnutrition levels have escalated to serious emergency levels with GAM rates of above 30% (30.7% and 35.9% in Turkana North and Turkana Central) having been reported in parts of the County.[2]

    These conditions have been driven by low levels of rainfall in the past two rainy seasons, which have resulted in lack of pasture and browse for livestock, a lack of available water resources for both human and livestock consumption, severe decline in food stocks and food availability, reduced income levels and rapid increases in staple commodity prices. Livestock deaths have been reported in the County and numbers of children being admitted to clinics for treatment of malnutrition have increased rapidly.

    There is an urgent need to reduce the risk of acute malnutrition in the County by supporting vulnerable households in Turkana to cope with the low levels of availability and access to staple foods in the coming months through the provision of cash transfers. The Hunger Safety Net Program is already in operation as part of the National safety net program providing regular and emergency cash transfers to about 160,000 HHs in the four in northern Counties including Turkana.

    Trócaire, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes Netherlands have decided to undertake a joint rapid markets assessment in Turkana as they are all currently responding to the food insecurity situation in Turkana County through cash transfer modalities.

    Markets are the principal means through which people derive income and purchase commodities that they need. Sudden shocks and slow onsets of droughts, famine and conflicts can severely limit the functioning of market systems, market places and consequently can have a strong negative impact on people’s capacity to access commodities that are essential for their survival.

    1. Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

    This market assessment is part of the emergency needs assessments following the current food insecurity situation in Turkana County. The main objective of the study will ascertain the markets functionality in for an emergency response. The design of the rapid market assessment will provide a basic understanding of the capacity of selected markets to provide people with key commodities in the immediate and during the aftermath of the drought.

    Specific Objectives of the Assignment:

    1. To determine the extent to which the shock has affected people’s access to and ability to pay for essential commodities.

    2. To identity market aligned ways to assist the drought affected population in accessing these commodities when they are necessary.

    The Rapid Markets Assessment will strengthen response analysis by providing market data essential for informed decision making on appropriate transfer mechanisms (i.e in kind/cash based/voucher based).

    The consultant(s) will be expected to:

    • Participate in briefing and consultation meetings to discuss the assignment; and development of the baseline design and implementation plan.

    • Develop, in collaboration with Trócaire and partners, a detailed research and analysis plan, including plans for: pretesting of tools; recruitment and training of research assistants; meaningful participation of partners and community; sampling methodology; implementation of data collection in the field; qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting.

    • Develop, in collaboration with Trócaire and partners, rigorous and robust data collection tools that can gather reliable and replicable data on each of the project indicators (Sample tools to be developed, shared and approved by Trócaire prior to data collection).

    • Develop detailed protocols describing the data collection methodology for each data point.

    • Lead data collection in the field including: designing and leading key informant interviews and focus group discussions; designing and leading surveys; identifying and training research assistants/enumerators; monitoring and ensuring data quality and research ethics of research assistants.

    • Analyse data in a rigorous, robust manner using appropriate statistical and qualitative analysis techniques

    • Draft a high-quality rapid assessment report. The report must be written in good quality English and must include robust and detailed analysis of the data findings.

    • Methodology

      The study should use a mixed methodology approach, combining analysis of secondary data with primary data collection. The market assessment will include the following:

      Analysis of secondary documentation: The consultant(s) will collect and analyse all secondary data that is relevant to the implementation of the humanitarian response project.

      Primary Data Collection: The consultant(s) will be required to collect qualitative data and quantitative data on a range of indicators. In particular they will be required to administer data collection tools to gather information to the identified target groups. The consultant(s) should use both quantitative and qualitative approaches to gather data on such indicators, including but not restricted to household surveys, focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interviews (KIIs). Triangulation of information gathered during the research will be a crucial aspect of this study. The analysis must provide a clear explanation of how the different data sets relate to one another and how they relate to the findings in the secondary documentation and provide a clear explanation for the results of the research.

    • Tasks, outputs and suggested timeframe

    Task / Output

    1. Inception meeting with project staff; review of key background documents and existing data collection tools

    2. Production of a detailed inception report including: detailed work plan, detailed research methodology and sampling approach for quantitative data collection, quantitative and qualitative tools finalised in agreement with the Project team

    3. Recruitment and training of enumerators, ensuring all enumerators sign and abide by Trócaire’s Safeguarding Children Policy

    ● Train partner staff and enumerators on how to use the assessment tools effectively

    1. Lead implementation of data collection,

    ● To oversee the whole rapid assessment exercise, ensuring research quality and that all required information/data is being captured.

    ● Compilation of primary data collected to inform the market functionality and appropriateness of (cash, voucher or in –kind) as modalities of assistance.

    1. Data entry and analysis

    · Compilation of primary data collected to inform the market functionality and appropriateness of (cash, voucher or in –kind) as modalities of assistance.

    1. A concise report on a rapid market assessment for Turkana County, including Recommendations on likely scenarios and appropriateness of cash based interventions during (relief and emergencies) based on the current context and market functionality.

    2. Design and provide a monitoring tool that the partners can use to track the evolution of the assessed markets and marketplaces

    3. Oral presentation / meeting and de-brief with project staff

    The rapid assessment study is expected to be completed by the end of June 2017. The exact period of the consultancy will be finalised with the consultant prior to the finalisation of the contract.

    1. Consultant Profile

      Trócaire Kenya seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced consultant(s)/consultancy firm to implement this baseline study. The consultant(s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience:

    2. The lead consultant(s) must be qualified to at least a Master’s degree level, preferably in the field of rural livelihoods development, rural economics and/or food and livelihoods security

    3. The lead consultant(s) must have demonstrated technical expertise and experience in the design and implementation of rapid market assessments in the context of humanitarian emergency (e.g. EMMA) and in the design and management of cash/market based humanitarian interventions, preferably in ASAL areas of Kenya

    4. The lead consultant(s) must have demonstrated experience and expertise in designing and managing similar studies and in delivering agreed outputs on time and within budget

    5. Other team members should have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and must have detailed knowledge and understanding of rural markets and economics

    6. Other team members must have demonstrated experience and expertise in implementing rigorous research on rural markets, preferably in ASAL areas of Kenya

    7. The team must have demonstrated understanding of the ethical issues related to implementing such research

    8. Excellent, demonstrated skills in researching rural markets in Africa; demonstrated experience in using relevant statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS or similar)

    9. Demonstrated ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English

    10. Experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating projects or programmes with international NGOs or government Ministries in ASALs an advantage.

    11. Submission of Proposals

      Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

    12. A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology.

    13. Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

    14. 3 professional referees (previous clients) and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past

    15. A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame

    16. Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs

    17. 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

    18. The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Joint Rapid Market Assessment** ” as the email subject

    19. The deadline for applying is 14th June 2017. We are aiming to select the consultant by 16th June 2017 and start the contract immediately thereafter.

    20. Ethical Standards and Intellectual Property

      The consultant should take all reasonable steps to ensure that the evaluation is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of the people and communities involved and to ensure that the evaluation is technically accurate and reliable, is conducted in a transparent and impartial manner, and contributes to organizational learning and accountability. The team will also commit to adhering to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participant Policy and Code of Conduct. All products arising from this evaluation will be owned by the contracting partners. The Consultant will not be allowed, without prior authorization in writing, to present any of the analytical results as his or her own or to make use of the evaluation results for private publication purposes.

    [1] Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources State Department of Environment Kenya Meteorological Department (2017) The Outlook for the 2017 “Long Rains” (March-April-May) 2017 Season http://www.meteo.go.ke/pdf/seasonal.pdf

    [2] UNICEF Kenya – Humanitarian Situation report, April 2017.


    How to apply:
    1. Submission of Proposals

      Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

    2. A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology.

    3. Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

    4. 3 professional referees (previous clients) and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past

    5. A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame

    6. Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs

    7. 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

    8. The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Joint Rapid Market Assessment** ” as the email subject

    9. The deadline for applying is 14th June 2017. We are aiming to select the consultant by 16th June 2017 and start the contract immediately thereafter.


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 20 Jun 2017

    TERMS OF REFERENCEForA Consultancy to AssessThe Effects of Gender, Age and Ability on Climate Change Adaptation Capacityin Kenya’s Eastern Marginal Farmer Zone

    1.Introduction

    Trócaire[1] is an Irish development agency that was established in 1973 by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland. Trócaire works in over 20 countries in partnership with local civil society organizations implementing both long-term development and emergency response programmes. Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established its Nairobi office in 1994. Working with over twenty five local partner organisations, Trócaire focuses on Resilient Livelihoods and Natural Resource Rights (RRR); Democratic and Accountable Governance (DAG), Women’s Empowerment (WE). Trócaire works towards the achievement of “a just and peaceful Kenya in which impoverished women, youth and other vulnerable groups realise their rights and improve their quality of life in dignity and safety” (Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021). Our country programme is built on an ecological model that integrates a change process based on micro, meso and macro level engagements with strong partnerships, a commitment to capacity building, clear advocacy priorities, high levels of financial oversight and holistic programme design to bring about social change.

    Trócaire works at 3 levels across all programmes: Micro: Communities (especially women and youth within those communities) are empowered to be more ‘resilient’ to hazards, shocks and conflict i.e. are able to identify problems, come up with solutions, plan to address their problems and carry out those plans so that the rights of all are protected; Meso: Civil society is vibrant and promotes citizens’ concerns and rights while county level government is more accountable and managing an equitable devolved governance system - responsive to citizen’s needs; and Macro: Government is influenced to be more accountable, equitable and responsive to citizen’s needs.

    2.Brief Overview of the Programme

    Trócaire’s Resilient Livelihoods and Natural Resource Rights programme (RRR) aims to support communities that are vulnerable to drought, conflict and climate change to become resilient by developing abundant , ecologically sustainable livelihoods. The programme focuses on communities living in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) which cover 80% of the country and which are afflicted by serious, recurrent droughts. The programme takes an integrated approach to addressing the root causes of vulnerability whilst also supporting the capacity of communities to prepare and respond to disasters, while also delivering humanitarian responses to disaster affected communities. The programme also aims to integrate women’s empowerment and gender equity as core approaches within the programme

    3.Brief Overview of the Project

    Trocaire is currently managing the implementation of a 3-year resilience building project in Eastern Kenya with funding from UK Aid Match (UKAM). Implemented through local partner organisations (Diocese of Meru and Kitui, Parish of Ishiara), this project targets the most marginalised communities of the semi-arid lands of Kitui (Ngomeni and Nguni Wards), Tharaka-Nithi (Igamba-ng’ombe and Gatunga Wards) and Embu Counties (Evurore Ward).

    The project has the following goals, outcomes and indicators:

    Project Impact Goal:

    Vulnerable communities in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties in Eastern Kenya are more resilient to the impact of shocks and stresses related to climate change.

    Impact Indicator. 1: HH Economic Security

    Proportion of targeted FHHs and MHHs that are able meet their basic needs during the lean season

    Impact Indicator. 2: HH Food Security

    Proportion of target FHHs and MHHs that are food secure at the end of the long dry season

    Impact Indicator. 3: Capacity to Cope with Shocks

    Mean Coping Strategy Index (CSI) score across targeted FHHs and MHHs

    Outcome 1: Economic Security

    Vulnerable female and male headed households in three drought affected semi-arid Counties have improved levels of economic security

    Outcome Indic. 1.1 Income Diversity

    Proportion of targeted FHHs and MHHs with more than two sources of income

    Outcome Indicator 1.2 Assets

    Total Mean value of HH Assets held by targeted FHH and MHH

    Outcome Indic. 1.3 Savings and Loans

    Total value of Cash Savings held and Loans issued by SILC Groups established by the project

    Outcome 2: Food Security

    Vulnerable female and male headed households in three drought affected semi-arid Counties have improved levels of food security

    Outcome Indic. 2.1 Food Access

    Average diversity and frequency of food consumption per target FHH and MHH

    Outcome Indic. 2.2 Food Availability – Diversity

    Diversity of crops and livestock produced by target FHH and MHH

    Outcome Indic. 2.3 Food Availability – Quantity

    Quantity of agricultural goods produced per target FHH and MHH

    Outcome 3: Natural Resource Management

    Communities in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved capacity to protect and manage natural resources in a climate sensitive manner.

    Outcome Indic. 3.1 Collective Action on NRM

    Number of community NRM groups established and implementing collective strategies to manage at least two common natural resources

    Outcome Indic. 3.2 Government Policy

    Number of concrete actions taken by County and National government to adopt policy recommendations proposed by partners and community groups on climate-sensitive NRM, including Integrated Water Resource Management

    Outcome 4: CMDRR

    Vulnerable communities in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved capacity to plan for, respond to and cope with shocks and stresses related to climate change.

    Outcome Indic. 4.1 CMDRR Groups

    Number of CMDRR groups developing and implementing CMDRR and contingency plans in a timely, appropriate and effective manner

    Outcome Indic. 4.2 County Budgets

    County budgets reflect the priorities of CMDRR groups and partners

    4.Purpose of the Assignment

    Trocaire understands that the risks posed by drought and conflict in ASAL areas of Kenya are deeply related to climate change. Climate change is rapidly increasing the exposure of ASAL communities to the risk of drought and is also contributing to the degradation of natural resource, particularly water, forest and soil. Trocaire also understands that the effects of climate change, drought and conflict on local livelihoods are forcing vulnerable individuals, households, communities and groups to engage in negative coping strategies that have only serve to exacerbate the negative impacts of climate change (e.g. deforestation, charcoal making, sand harvesting etc.). Finally, Trocaire acknowledges that the impact of climate change on lives and livelihoods differs significantly along lines of gender, age, and ability, with different individuals, households and groups being affected in different ways depending upon their status. As such, Trocaire seeks to ensure that all of our resilient livelihoods work is delivered in a manner that is sensitive to differences in gender, age and ability.

    In order to effectively respond to the varied vulnerabilities of individuals, a households and groups, Trocaire requires a detailed analysis of the way that climate change, drought and natural resource degradation are affecting different groups in the areas targeted by the UKAM project. Trocaire is therefore seeking the services of a highly qualified consultant to carry out a study of the ways that different people are affected by these issues, along the lines of gender, age and ability in the target areas.

    This study will analyse the different roles played by women and men, girls and boys, disabled and elderly persons in the target areas, particularly as they relate to livelihood activities that may be/are being affected by climate change. It will examine the gaps and challenges faced by women and men, girls and boys, disabled and elderly persons in the target areas and will make recommendations programming that are sensitive to the gender, age and ability. This exercise is vital in identifying the opportunities through which Trocaire and its partners can support the men and women in building resilience and climate adaptation. This is expected to strengthen both men’s’ and women’s’ roles in sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation.

    5.Objectives of the Assignment

    The main objective of this assignment is to evaluate the different ways in which women and men, girls and boys, disabled and elderly persons are differently affected by climate change, drought and environmental degradation in the target areas of Kitui, Tharaka Nithi and Embu and to provide specific recommendations for how Trocaire and our partners can address those differences positively in the UKAM project in a manner that promotes gender equity and resilience.

    The specific objectives of the assignment include:

    1. Identify and analyse the distinct and common economic, social and environmental roles/responsibilities of men and women, girls and boys, elderly and disabled persons in target areas of Kitui, Tharaka and Embu counties, taking into account the specific issues faced by single mothers, single fathers, widows, young mothers and orphans

    2. Identify and analyse the specific challenges faced by women and men, girls and boys, disabled and elderly persons that relate specifically to climate change, drought and natural resource degradation, especially those that relate to livelihoods and natural resource management

    3. In light of those different challenges, assess the design of the UKAM project and the implementation approaches being used by the partners in the UKAM project and evaluate how effectively they:

    a. Take into account the actual challenges faced by women, men, girls, boys, disabled and elderly persons

    b. Promote equity along the lines of gender, age and ability

    c. Actively empower women and girls

    d. Address any relevant issues of protection and safeguarding

    1. Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in the project design and implementation approaches of the UKAM project partners.

    2. Make practical and cost-effective recommendations to improve the design and implementation of the UKAM project to promote equity along lines of gender, age and ability.

    6.Assignment Methodology

    The study will be conducted in a select number of communities in the Counties of Kitui (Ngomeni and Nguni Wards), Tharaka-Nithi (Igamba-ng’ombe and Gatunga Wards) and Embu Counties (Evurore Ward). The study will focus on the collection of qualitative data on the different experiences and challenges faced by women and men, girls and boys, disabled and elderly persons. The data collection should use a participatory approach and should focus on providing an in-depth analysis of the power relations that structure different outcomes for people along the lines of gender, age, ability and social status.

    The study research will include the following:

    Analysis of secondary documentation: The consultant(s) will collect and analyse all secondary data that is relevant to the subject of the study. These will include, but are not restricted to: Project documents of Trócaire and partners (proposal, logframe, budget, previous situation reports etc.); Relevant documents published by County or National government Ministries (policies, laws, County Integrated Development Plans, research reports etc.); Relevant documents published by national or international NGOs or research institutions.

    Field Collection of Qualitative Data: The consultant(s) will be required to collect qualitative data on a range of indicators using participatory approaches that are consistent with a Gender, Age and Diversity approach (GAD). In particular they will be expected to conduct: in-depth Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Key Informant Interviews KIIs), and Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) surveys. FGDs should be disaggregated along lines of gender, age, ability and social status. The consultant(s) should be highly experienced in the implementation of qualitative data collection on issues relating to gender, age and diversity as they relate to livelihoods, preferably using participatory and ethnographic data collection methods that focus on gender-power relations.

    All data, must be disaggregated by location, age, sex, ability and social status; that is, separately for girls and boys, men and women, disabled and elderly persons, single parents, widows, grandparents and orphans.

    The consultant(s) may also consider the use of quantitative data collection methods if appropriate. In this case the consultant(s) must provide a clear rationale for such data collection and a detailed data collection protocol. They should be experienced and skilled in the design and implementation of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques that relate specifically to the effects of gender, age and diversity on and livelihoods, with a particular focus on industry standard measurements of food security and sustainable livelihoods along lines of gender, age and ability e.g. Household Food Insecurity Access Score (HFIAS), Food Consumption Score (FCS), assessment of levels of assets and savings at household level.

    Analysis of Data: The study must provide a detailed assessment of the different ways in which issues relating to gender, age, ability and social status structure the vulnerability of individuals and households to the risks posed by climate change, drought and natural resource degradation in the different study sites. This means that in addition to a presentation of the data collected from the study sites, the consultant(s) must provide a detailed analysis of the factors structuring power relations around gender, age, ability and social status, together with a detailed analysis of how those factors have an impact on the livelihoods of different social groups (women, men, girls, boys, disabled, elderly, single parents, widows etc.).

    7.Assignment Tasks

    The consultant(s) will be expected to complete the following tasks:

    1. Participate in briefing and consultation meetings to discuss the assignment, become familiar with Trócaire’s Resilience programme and the UKAM project and to collaborate with project staff on the development of the study design and implementation plan.

    2. Develop, in collaboration with Trócaire and partners, a detailed research and analysis plan, including plans for: pretesting of tools; recruitment and training of research assistants; meaningful participation of partners and community; sampling methodology; implementation of data collection in the field; data analysis and reporting.

    3. Develop, in collaboration with Trócaire and partners, rigorous and robust, data collection tools that can gather reliable data on the key research questions e.g. GD and KII discussion guides, questionnaires etc. (Sample tools to be developed, shared and approved by Trócaire prior to data collection). Develop research protocols describing the data collection methodologies used.

    4. Lead data collection in the field including: designing and leading key informant interviews and focus group discussions; designing and leading surveys; identifying and training research assistants/enumerators; monitoring and ensuring data quality and research ethics of research assistants.

    5. Analyse data in a rigorous, robust manner using appropriate statistical and qualitative analysis techniques (e.g. Nvivo)

    6. Draft a high-quality study report. The report must be written in good quality English and must include robust and detailed analysis of the data findings.

    7. Identify challenges/weaknesses with UKAM project’s design and implementation approaches and present recommendations for how the implementation of the project can be improved to take gender, age, ability and social status effectively into account

    8.Assignment Outputs

    The consultant(s) are expected to deliver the following outputs:

    Task / Output

    1. Conduct inception meeting(s) with Trocaire project staff

    2. Collate and review key background documents

    3. Produce a detailed inception report including: detailed work plan, detailed research methodology and sampling approach for data collection, data collection tools (to be finalised in agreement with the Trocaire project team)

    4. Recruitment and training of enumerators/research assistants, ensuring all enumerators sign and abide by Trócaire’s Safeguarding Children Policy

    5. Manage implementation of field data collection

    6. Data entry and analysis

    7. Produce draft study report, submitted for comments to Trócaire. Report should include:

    · Executive summary covering:

    1. Overview of the objectives of the assignment

    2. Brief summary of the findings

    3. Key learnings

    4. Recommendations

    · Introduction (chapter 1). Back ground to the assignment; Context analysis; Objectives, study questions and significance of the study

    · Methodology and materials (chapter 2). Overview of the data collection methods used; methods/procedures for data analysis and materials/equipment used.

    · Findings and discussions (chapter 3): Detailed presentation of research results and detailed analysis in light of the research questions

    · Conclusions and recommendations. (chapter 4)

    · Appendices: Charts, terms of reference, timetable, photos, syllabus, action plan, participants list disaggregated by gender.

    1. Trócaire staff comment on first draft

    2. Produce final baseline study, responding to the comments received

    3. Provision of all raw data (quantitative data files, notes from all focus group meetings/key informant interviews etc.) to Trocaire

    4. Oral presentation / meeting and de-brief with project staff

    9.Timeframe

    The consultancy should be completed by the end of August 2017. The exact period of the consultancy will be finalised with the consultant prior to the finalisation of the contract, but should not exceed 25 working days in total

    10.Budget

    The budget for the study should not exceed USD 15,000 and should include all relevant costs (professional fees, travel, accommodation, training etc.)

    11.Consultant Profile

    Trócaire Kenya seeks to engage the services of a highly qualified and experienced consultant(s) to implement this study. The consultant(s) must have the following qualifications and experience:

    · The lead consultant(s) must be qualified to at least a Master’s degree level, with demonstrated technical expertise on gender and livelihoods within poor, vulnerable communities, preferably in the ASAL areas of Kenya. Preference will be shown to applicants with demonstrated understanding and experience of how to conduct anthropological or political-economic research on poverty and vulnerability using the lenses of Gender, Age and Diversity (GAD) and the empowerment and protection of women and girls.

    · The lead consultant(s) must have demonstrated experience of and expertise in designing and managing similar research studies and in delivering agreed outputs on time and within budget.

    · Other team members should have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with detailed knowledge and understanding of the structural drivers that directly and indirectly vulnerability to drought and conflict in the Kenyan ASALs, in particular gender.

    · All team members must have demonstrated experience of and expertise in implementing research projects using rigorous data collection methodologies, especially qualitative and participatory methodologies

    · Demonstrated experience of and expertise in implementing research studies on gendered issues relating to food security, sustainable livelihoods, natural resource management and disaster risk reduction in ASALs, preferably with experience in Eastern Kenya

    · Demonstrated understanding of protection and other ethical issues related to implementing such research

    · Excellent, demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; demonstrated experience in using qualitative and/or statistical analysis software (Nvivo, SPSS or similar)

    · Demonstrated ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English

    · Ability to work with communities in relevant local languages (Kikamba, Kimbeere) will be an advantage

    · Experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating related projects or programmes with international NGOs or government Ministries in ASALs an advantage.

    12.Proposal Submission

    Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

    Ø Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology

    Ø Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

    Ø 3 professional referees (previous clients)

    Ø 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

    Ø A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame

    Ø Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs

    Ø The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Trocaire Gender, Age Diversity and Climate Change Study**” as the email subject

    Ø The deadline for applying is 20th of June 2017. We aim to select the consultant by 30th June 2017 and start the contract immediately thereafter.

    13.Ethical Standards and Intellectual Property

    The consultant(s) should take all reasonable steps to ensure that the study is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of the people and communities involved and to ensure that the study is technically accurate and reliable, is conducted in a transparent and impartial manner, and contributes to organizational learning and accountability. The consultant(s) will also commit to adhering to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participant Policy and Code of Conduct. All products arising from this study will be owned by Trócaire. The consultant(s) will not be allowed, without prior authorization in writing, to present any of the analytical results as his or her own or to make use of the research results for private publication purposes.

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    How to apply:

    Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

    • Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology
    • Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment
    • 3 professional referees (previous clients)
    • 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years
    • A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame
    • Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs
    • The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Trocaire Gender, Age Diversity and Climate Change Study**” as the email subject
    • The deadline for applying is 20th of June 2017. We aim to select the consultant by 30th June 2017 and start the contract immediately thereafter.

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    Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 10 Jul 2017

    In the last five years the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics & Neonatal Care project (CEmONC) has made significant gains and contributed to the overall reduction of maternal and neonatal mortalities in South Sudan. The five years period of the project with no cost extension of additional year and half will phase out at the end of this year 2017. It is now time to take an independent stock of the project activities including achievements, challenges and above all to document lesson learnt for future projects. The project has bring together the knowledge and expertise required from the perspective of CEmONC services at a practical operational level in the field and introduces the concept of the Maternal Waiting Homes, the first time ever in South Sudan, helping to bridge geographical gaps in addressing one of the delays that contributes to maternal mortality in the country.

    During the last two months of the project implementation (from August – September 2017) the project will conduct an evaluation to determine progress in the realization of the overall and specific project objectives, expected results and ongoing activities. The evaluation process will be based on the project framework and scope. Based on the results a Final Evaluation Report will be produced.

    It is intended that the evaluation will be carried out by an expert consultant with background and experience in maternal child health services. This external evaluation will look at project impact, M&E and lessons learned for future initiatives.

    1.Goal and objectives of the external evaluation

    Goal:

    An independent external evaluation will be carried out at project end phase to evaluate the effectiveness of the project in terms of its objectives

    Objectives:

    · Deliverables

    1. The evaluator will prepare an evaluation report that describes the evaluation and puts forward the evaluator’s findings and recommendations

    2. A verbal presentation and explanation of results will be made by the evaluator to the team lead upon receiving the written report.

    · Scope of the work

    o The evaluator will review and analyse existing project documents provided by the Project team.

    o The process of evaluation will include conducting of interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from the project team in WHO, partner organisations and collaborating agencies from NGO as well as the Ministry of Health. The evaluation will assess the immediate effect of the project

    o External evaluation will also review the project management component. The evaluator will be required to attend the final Steering Committee meeting/Project review workshop to contribute to discussions pertaining to the external evaluation and its findings.

    2.Method

    While maintaining independence/neutrality, the evaluation will be carried out using a participatory approach, which seeks the views and assessments of all stakeholders involved . The evaluation will make use of the results of previous evaluations of this project.

    3.Evaluation Time Frame

    August – September 2017 (8 weeks in total) **

    Composition and requirements of the consultant** · 5 years or more experience in managing Reproductive maternal neonatal child health projects or carryout an evaluation for similar project Education : Master or equivalent in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Health sciences or related field Knowledge of programming, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation Experience in projects monitoring and evaluation Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience in producing high quality written reports Fluency in English

    Elements for submission** The documents to be submitted and expressions of interest should include : CV/ resume Example of previous work done on evaluation of projects


    How to apply:

    Interested candidate are encouraged to send application ( Cover letter and CV) to:

    denaries@who.int with copy to pauls@who.int and gargarm@who.int


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  • 06/29/17--02:59: Somalia: Warehouse Clerk
  • Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 08 Jul 2017

    • To verify the condition, expiry dates and quantities of medical supplies being received into and distributed out of the warehouse.
    • Ensure proper arrangement and storage of warehouse stock.
    • Ensure well maintained cleanliness of the warehouse floors, shelves and special storage areas
    • Monitor stock movements by frequently updating stock cards and data base excel sheet of warehouse supplies by program.
    • Ensure movement of stock is accompanied by the appropriate documentation such as delivery notes and receiving reports while at the same time presenting the same to the OIC for verification and signature.
    • Prepare monthly stock movement reports for warehouse records as well and presented to the relevant programmes reflecting Initial stock of the month, Incoming during the month, outgoing during that month and final balance of that month.
    • Prepare quarterly report of medicines with short expiry dates of up to eight and present the same to the relevant programmes for action.
    • Carry out a physical inventory of the medicines and supplies under various programs every two months or as requested by WRO
    • Any other activity assigned by the supervisor of the warehouse.
    • Deliver documents, mails and other related office/warehouse correspondence to the concerned customs departments for imports & export procedures.

    How to apply:

    Send your application to WHO Mogadishu Office


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    Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 12 Jul 2017

    1.Type of assignment: Short term Consultancy

    2.Project Title: Strengthening Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New-born care

    3.Duration of Initial Contract: 5 months

    4.Location, Country Juba, Republic of South Sudan with extensive field mission, remote locations

    5.Expected starting date: Immediately

    6.Brief Project Description: The project aims to make available 24/7 comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics & New-born services in 6 referral hospitals in South Sudan through institutional and organizational capacity building, improvement in capital assets, strengthening referral and provision of medical and ancillary supplies.

    7.Host Agency/Host Institute: WHO, South Sudan

    8.Organizational Context:

    South Sudan is among 40 counties in the world with very high maternal mortality and some of the world worst health indicators. The Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics & Neonatal Care (CEmONC) Project supports the Ministry of Health and contributes to the overall reduction of maternal and neonatal mortalities. The project has had significant health and socio-economic impact, resulting from improved access to quality health care for rural populations.

    Currently the project operates in six states hubs of Bor, Kuajok, Wau, Torit, Aweil and Yambio. It supports the states referral hospitals to provide emergency comprehensive obstetrics and neonatal care services. The project deployed international obstetricians and UNV midwives to provide technical supports to these hospitals in capacity building and real hands on training for local staffs. The monitoring and evaluation specialist will report to the overall project manager and work very closely with the project team. He/she will create a database for the project and helps analyze the data from the field. Overall he/she will provide support in developing and writing quarterly, annual, end of project and special reports. The M&E Officer will be one of the core team members and plays a vital role in collecting, analyzing, and sharing information that is important for the organization and the donor to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions. Fundamental to the job is the ability to present information in a way that is easily understood by all.

    9.Type of Assignment Place: Assignment without family

    10.Description of Tasks:

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the project manager and project officer the incumbent reporting, monitoring and evaluation officer will undertake the following responsibilities:

    Specific Requirements

    a) Develop a comprehensive robust data base system as a main repository for capturing all project data.

    b) Provide database for production of key information products and support Project Officer to write quarterly, annual and end of project reports.

    c) Assist in the production and updating of information products such as reports, charts and info-graphics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline

    d) Compare Health Management Information System (HMIS) data from the Ministry of Health with overall project data so as to determine impact of the project on the entire health system and continuum of care

    e) Assist with training of project and Ministry of Health staff in data collection and other data and M&E tools

    f) Visit 6 sites in the field for additional information for end of project report writing and establish data collection systems

    g) Complete a filed assessment and desk review of the project activities and write a comprehensive end of project report

    Results/Expected Outputs:

    a) Clean the organizations health data, manage and develop the organizations database and analyse project information for further dissemination

    b) Implement innovative information management systems for the project

    c) Contribute to writing projects reports such as annual and end of project reports

    d) Contribute to development of visibility and advocacy materials for the project e.g. brochures, script for video, success stories etc.

    e) Any other tasks that may be required (within reason) to achieve the objective of this assignment

    Conduct field visits to the 6 sites with the aim to provide project reports and first-hand information to the organization and all stakeholders.

    12. Profile Requirements:

    a) Qualification and experience:

    Essential: The incumbent should be dynamic with good communication and writing skills. Preferably degree in Health Informatics, statistics or Biostatics. However degree in related field such as health sciences, Public Health is also desirable.

    Essential: 5 years of professional experience with an emergency response or a development program.

    Essential Technical Skills:

    · Strong knowledge of Excel and preferably MS Access or other databases.

    · Understanding of GIS/Cartographic outputs and ability to collect and organize data to support their production (potentially to be produced by others);

    · Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs

    · Data storage and file management expertise

    · Assessment, Survey, and Monitoring and Evaluation expertise

    · Communications and technical writing using both graphic and narrative presentations

    · Information Technology skills

    Desirable: Demonstrable experience of working in conflict African country in the last 2 years

    Languages:

    • Excellent knowledge of English, with the ability to work in another UN language.
    • Other Skills (e.g. IT): Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc) with an emphasis on Excel and other epidemiological research application.

    b)Skills:

    Demonstrate knowledge in Communication, writing and data analysis skills.

    c)Competencies and values:

    Producing results (core)

    Fostering integration and teamwork (core)

    Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond (managerial)

    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences (core)

    Competencies: Functional

    1. Very good communication and writing skills

    2. Good monitoring, evaluation and analytical skills


    How to apply:

    The documents to be submitted with expressions of interest include :

    CV/ resume

    Example of previous work done on evaluation of projects

    Interested candidate are encouraged to send letter of application and resume to

    justinw@who.int with copy to pauls@who.int and gargarm@who.int


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    Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 12 Jul 2017

    As an integral component in the delivery of quality maternal and child health care in hospital is to establish an adequate standard for medical records. Medical records should be stored in a secure manner that allows access to authorized personnel only and safeguarded against loss or destruction and are maintained according to state requirements. However rapid assessment of in-patient medical records in six maternity hospitals in South Sudan shows noncompliance to standards and procedures. In some hospitals there are no records available for in patients whilst in other hospitals they are not organized and stored in manner that allows easy retrieval. If continuity of care for patients is to be assured, it is vital to keep good medical records, whether they are handwritten or electronic. Health professionals and others are able to use adequate medical records to reconstruct the essential parts of each patient contact, without the need to refer to memory.

    Presently WHO supports the Ministry of Health in six tertiary hospitals providing comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics & Neonatal Care services with the overall goal of reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities through institutional and organizational capacity building. One of the essential components of the project is to support the establishment of standard in patient record system for the maternal & child health units in each of the six tertiary hospitals. The emphasis is on building a manual system but some discussions can be included on computerized applications which may be used as an adjunct when considering the introduction of some basic computerized systems later.

    In consonance with this WHO is seeking for a qualified medical record consultant for the period of 4 months.

    The aim of the consultancy is to help medical/health record workers in these hospitals to develop and manage the medical record/health information service in an effective and efficient manner.

    1.Description of Tasks:

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the project manager and project officer the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities:

    Specific requirements

    1. Carryout a rapid assessment of at least 3 hospitals medical records (primarily Maternal Child Health Unit) and determine the gaps, bottlenecks, challenges and address quality issues such as poor documentation and incomplete medical records

    2. Work very closely with the state M&E focal point, Hospital Director General (DG) and the hospital record clerk to provide guidance and support in the development of the medical record systems

    3. Work with the hospital management or State Ministry of Health to identify a person who can be trained to support systematic health records of patients in maternity

    4. Provide capacity building for the hospital record clerk

    5. Implement and maintain a master plan for the hospital record system

    6. developing medical/health record policies, such as the retention of medical/health records, access to patient care information, privacy, confidentiality and the release of patient information;

    7. Review of medical records to ensure that they are accurate, clinically pertinent, complete and readily available for continuing patient care, medico -legal requirements, and medical research;

    8. Provide training for medical staffs on the importance of medical records and ensure staffs learn to complete all the medical records of patients under their care by recording a discharge diagnosis and writing a discharge summary (where required) for each discharged patient within a specified period of time;

    9. Develop SOPs for management of medical records

    10. Maintains medical records operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

    11. Initiates medical record by searching master patient index; identifying existing patient records or need to assign a new number; interacting with registration areas and physicians' offices for information verification; processing or creating the record folder.

    12. Visit 6 sites in the field for additional information for end of project report writing and establish data collection systems

    13. Write a comprehensive report

    Results/Expected Outputs:

    1. One person identified and trained in each hospital to continue with the management of MNCH in-patient record

    2. An initial assessment report completed and share with project team outlining problems and recommendations

    3. A master plan for the MNCH record system is developed and implemented

    4. Medical staff trained to support record management

    5. A sustainable in-patient record system is developed

    . Profile Requirements:

    a) Qualification and experience:

    Essential: The incumbent should be dynamic with good communication and writing skills. Preferably degree in Hospital administration, Health Informatics, statistics or Biostatics. However degree in related field such as health sciences, Public Health is also desirable.

    Essential: 5 years of professional experience with an hospitals record department

    Essential Technical Skills:

    · Strong knowledge of Excel and preferably MS Access or other databases.

    · Have experience in hospital management functions

    · Data storage and file management expertise

    · Assessment, Survey, and Monitoring and Evaluation expertise

    · Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Quality Focus, Professionalism, Productivity, Documentation Skills, Written Communication, Data Entry Management, Equipment Maintenance, Supply Management

    · Medical Records Technician Skills and Qualifications:

    · Capacity building skills

    Desirable: Demonstrable experience of working in conflict country in the last 2 years

    Languages:

    • Excellent knowledge of English, with the ability to work in another UN language.
    • Other Skills (e.g. IT): Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc) with an emphasis on Excel and other epidemiological research application.

    b)Skills:

    Demonstrate knowledge in Communication, writing and data analysis skills.

    c)Competencies and values:

    Producing results (core)

    Fostering integration and teamwork (core)

    Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond (managerial)

    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences (core)


    How to apply:
    1. The documents to be submitted with expressions of interest include :

    2. o CV/ resume

    3. o Example of previous work done on evaluation of projects

    4. Interested candidate are encouraged to send letter of application and resume to

    justinw@who.int with copy to pauls@who.int and gargarm@who.int


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

    Trócaire is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

    Trócaire was established in 1973 as a way for Irish people to donate to development and emergency relief abroad. Our dual mandate is to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty at home.

    Our work is guided by Catholic Social Teaching, recognising the inherent dignity, worth and human rights of all people, as well as the importance of acting in solidarity with each other and in caring for our shared environment. We offer support regardless of race, gender, religion or politics.

    Trocaire Kenya is recruiting a Programme Manager to lead and manage a Women''s Empowerment Programme.

    Description of Position

    Leads and manages Trócaire’s women’s empowerment programme in Kenya. This is a challenging role that demands a high level of capacity and expertise to manage a complex programme with significant donor funded grants (e.g. Dreams, UNTF), working exclusively through national civil society partners. The role has responsibility for: programme and project design and planning; technical leadership on issues of women’s empowerment, SGBV and HIV; day to day monitoring and management of programme implementation; design and management of research, baseline studies and evaluations; programme and project reporting; accountable management of finances and procurement; institutional fundraising and donor contract management; line management of programme staff; liaison with technical teams in HQ; oversight of programme implementation by local partners; supporting partners with capacity building and technical support.

    Background to the Role:

    Trócaire Kenya’s Women’s Empowerment Programme takes an integrated approach to the delivery of interventions for that aim to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls by taking a women’s empowerment approach, delivering operations exclusively through local partner organisations located in informal urban settlements in Nairobi, Nakuru and Siaya. The programme is led by the Women’s Empowerment Programme Manager with support from a team of four staff.

    Contract Duration:1 year with potential for renewal

    Duties & Responsibilities

    1) Programme Development

    · Lead the strategic design of Trócaire Kenya’s Women’s Empowerment Programme

    · Undertake regular analysis of the country context (SGBV, HIV, women’s empowerment, gender relations etc.).

    · Commission and manage research on issues relating to programme development (e.g. SGBV, HIV, women’s empowerment, gender relations etc.).

    · Use research evidence to design innovative programme strategies, in collaboration with partner organisation staff and other relevant stakeholders.

    · Collaborate closely with partner organisations to develop programme strategies and project proposals on SGBV, HIV and women’s empowerment.

    · Identify, broker and cultivate programming partnerships with new organisations including local NGOs, research institutions and private sector actors.

    · Ensure that principles of gender equity, protection and Do No Harm are integrated into all project and programme designs.

    2) Programme Management

    · Manage the implementation of Trócaire Kenya’s Women’s Empowerment Programme, using principles of Results Based Management

    · Ensure that all Women’s Empowerment Programme activities are implemented by partner organisations according to agreed budgets and timeframes, including humanitarian responses.

    · Maintain oversight for the technical quality of programme implementation, working closely with partner organisations and programme staff to ensure that activities deliver results to the highest standards.

    · Ensure an appropriate and effective distribution of work load within the Women’s Empowerment Programme team.

    · Closely monitor implementation of activities in the Women’s Empowerment programme to ensure timely and effective delivery of outputs

    · Plan, manage and participate in regular field trips to monitor programme implementation, with the support of the programme team, partners and communities.

    · Ensure that all projects are managed in compliance with terms and conditions of donor contracts, including work planning, forecasting and reporting, and that all administrative procedures are maintained to a high standard.

    · Ensure that principles of gender equity, protection and Do No Harm are adhered to in the implementation of all programme activities.

    3) Programme Finance Management

    · Act as budget holder for the Women’s Empowerment Programme.

    · Ensure that budgeting, financial monitoring and financial reporting are managed in line with the requirements of Trócaire and donors, including quarterly forecasting.

    · Lead on the development of Women’s Empowerment Programme budgets.

    · Ensure that grants to partners are disbursed in a timely manner.

    · Ensure efficient and cost-effective use of Trócaire and donor funds and resources

    · Regularly monitor partner expenditures to ensure compliance with project workplans and grant agreements, including value for money (VfM) principles.

    · Regularly monitor partners for financial compliance.

    · Ensure that all financial plans and reports are developed and submitted to high quality standards and on time (e.g. annual planned spend, budget by objective, multi-annual requests, requests for changes, Institutional Funding template, donor reports, quarterly forecasts etc.).

    · Support the Finance team to make regular visits to partners for purposes of expenditure verification and validation.

    · With support from the Finance team, ensure that all existing partners have completed the Partner Governance and Finance Capacity Assessment and that they are compliant with Trócaire’s 18 Minimum Requirements.

    · Collaborate with the Finance Team to ensure that partner organisations develop and implement financial capacity building plans, as required.

    · Inform the Country Management Team (CMT) of financial management risks or abuses in good time.

    4) Partnership Management

    · Ensure that all partner relationships are managed effectively, in line with Trócaire’s Partnership Policy.

    · Promote and demonstrate the highest standards of mutuality, subsidiarity, accountability and transparency in all partnership relations.

    · Plan, manage participate in regular field visits to monitor the quality of programme implementation and compliance with agreed standards by partner organisations.

    · Consult regularly with target communities to validate monitoring reports.

    · Support partner organisations to establish and implement community accountability systems.

    · Support partner organisations to identify capacity gaps and to develop and implement capacity building plans, using Trócaire’s Partner Capacity Building Framework (PCAS).

    · Draft and monitor compliance with partnership Memoranda of Understanding and Grant Agreements.

    · Promote and strengthen partnership relations with government, particularly target County administrations.

    5)Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)

    · Lead the design and implementation of a high quality MEAL framework for the Women’s Empowerment Programme, collaborating closely with the MEAL team.

    · Design and ensure the effective use of appropriate, effective monitoring and documentation tools and practices, including use of digital data collection and management.

    · Ensure that partner organisations have the capacity to deliver regular, good quality programme reports (financial, narrative, results frameworks etc.) ensuring that all reports respond to programme indicators and are in line with organisational policy and institutional funding requirements.

    · Ensure that partner organisations have the capacity to implement appropriate field monitoring and documentation practices.

    · Facilitate regular meetings with partner organisations to monitor programme implementation and to facilitate reflection and learning.

    · Design and manage systems to capture learning on a regular basis and to communicate lessons, both internally and externally.

    · Ensure that monitoring reports and lessons learned are used to adapt programme strategies to improve programme quality and achievement of results.

    · Manage the Annual Programme Review process, ensuring that the annual report provides clear evidence of progress and challenges, meeting internal and external reporting requirements.

    · Design and manage mid-term and end-of-programme evaluations in line with the organisational policy and institutional funding requirements.

    · Ensure that all consultancies commissioned to implement MEAL activities are managed effectively and accountably

    6) Institutional Funding

    · Drive programme growth by identifying institutional funding opportunities for the Women’s Empowerment Programme, collaborating closely with the DoP and the Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM).

    · Lead and manage the development of all funding applications for the programme (concept notes, expressions of interest, proposals)

    · Ensure that partner organisations participate fully in the design of projects and the drafting of project proposals, including budgets

    · Ensure that all institutional funded projects are managed in line with donor requirements and that reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner, in compliance with donor needs e.g. Irish Aid, Dreams, UNTF.

    · Ensure that the staff of partner organizations understand donor grant management and reporting requirements and have the capacity to meet them

    7) Human Resources Management

    · Line manage the Women’s Empowerment Programme team (3-4 staff) using performance management techniques.

    · Ensure that team members understand their roles and have clearly defined objectives.

    · Lead and motivate team members ensuring they make an effective contribution to the delivery of the programme.

    · Ensure that staff are supported to develop their skills and capacities in line with their aspirations and the needs of the programme.

    · Lead recruitment of new staff and consultants in the Women’s Empowerment Programme, drafting job descriptions and Terms of Reference and adhering to HR policy.

    · Support partner organisations to recruit relevant programme staff, as required.

    8) Networking

    · Network and coordinate with government and other stakeholders to promote appropriate humanitarian and development programming within the framework of Trócaire Kenya’s programme strategy.

    · Establish and maintain relationships with donor agencies, Church partners and other groups working on SGBV, HIV and women’s rights.

    · Participate in relevant coordination groups, ensuring programme team members participate where appropriate

    · Improve Trócaire’s public profile in relevant sectors.

    · Accompany visitors (Trócaire or external) to programme sites and carry out promotional or media work as required.

    9) Lobbying and Advocacy

    · Contribute to the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy on Women’s Empowerment.

    · Lead the development of policy analyses and briefing papers on issues relevant to the advocacy strategy

    · Design and commission research on issues relevant to the strategy, if necessary

    · Lead lobbying and advocacy activities, in collaboration with partners, to influence key targets in government, civil society and the private sector.

    Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role

    · At least a Masters level education in development studies or a relevant subject.

    · At least 7 years’ experience working in the development sector, with at least five years in a programme management role.

    · Technical expertise and experience of managing or working on programmes related to SGBV, HIV and women’s empowerment.

    · Highly capable programme manager with demonstrated ability and experience in managing teams, and in managing successful delivery of programme strategy.

    · High levels of understanding and experience of the project/programme management cycle. Knowledge and experience of Results Based Management an advantage.

    · Demonstrated experience and ability to manage and build the capacity of local partner organisations. Experience of managing programme implementation through local partner organisations highly desirable.

    · Highly experienced in managing institutional donor contracts with significant budgets.

    · High levels of skill and experience in managing complex programme budgets, including budget development, financial monitoring, forecasting and reporting.

    · Demonstrated knowledge of women’s rights and gender; Demonstrated experience of designing and managing gender sensitive projects and programmes.

    · Empathy with and understanding of the Catholic Church’s role in relief and development

    · Availability to work outside normal hours and travel extensively within Kenya and overseas when necessary.

    · Excellent knowledge of the key issues and trends in the development sector as a whole, especially as they pertain to Kenya.

    · Strong analytical skills

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills in English


    How to apply:

    For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://trocaire.workable.com/ by the 17th July 2017.Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 15 Jul 2017

    TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY ONRESEARCH ON C**OMMUNITY RESILIENCE - APPLICATION OF ECOSYSTEM-BASED ADAPATION IN NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND ENERGY**

    Background and Purpose:

    Caritas Meru is the Social development arm of the catholic Diocese of Meru and works to improve the livelihoods of the rural community. Her mission is to promote and facilitate communities to meet their needs through capacity building, social economic development, lobbying and advocacy.

    Currently, Caritas Meru is implementing a Climate Change Adaptation Project in semi-arid parts of Tharaka Nithi County for the next three years i.e. 2017-2019 funded by Trocaire and UK government. This project is being implemented in two wards; Gatunga and Igambang’ombe wards. In Gatunga ward, the project covers Kanjoro and Kathangachini locations, while in Igambang’ombe ward, it covers Kajuki and Kamaindi locations.

    The goal of Community Resilience and Climate change Adaptation project is to strengthen the capacities of the vulnerable households in the drought-affected semi-arid areas of Tharaka Nithi County to be more resilient to shocks and stresses as a result of climate change.

    Caritas Meru works to support the community groups and collaborates with agriculture, Health, Education, Social services, KFS, NDMA, Interior coordination, livestock department and water from the National and the County governments.

    Marginal mixed farmers from the ASALs of Tharaka Nithi are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change with the increasing severity and occurrence of droughts. The ecosystem in the ASALs countrywide has suffered adverse effects in recent times associated with variations in many trends related to livelihoods. This proposed study is meant outline areas in which the communities from these livelihood zones can better manage their ecosystem given the fact that they are dependent on the same for their livelihoods. In better managing these fragile ecosystems, these vulnerable communities will better absorb the shocks and stresses resulting from natural disasters.

    Scope of the Works

    1. Generation of knowledge on the current ecosystem based adaptation practices by the community in Gatunga and Igambang’ombe wards, Tharaka Nithi County.

    2. Develop in a participatory manner actions aimed at better managing ecosystems to deal with climate change induced hazards and impacts on livelihoods.

    3. Review existing and potentially viable policy solutions that would support sustainable natural resource management

    Deliverables

    The consultant is expected to:

    1. Carry out a field based research and collect relevant data.

    2. Train the enumerators on quality data collection (in the context of this particular research)

    3. To generate a report which shall include the following; a cover page, introduction methodology, findings, and recommendations among other necessary headings.

    4. The report must reference all of the above and include up to 4 relevant case studies.

    Time frame

    The consultancy shall be carried out for 8 days. The final report will be expected in a fortnight after the consultancy and at most within the stipulated time in the contract. Consultation is necessary during the entire period. Kindly prepare clear work plan for the dates as indicated.

    Cost/budget

    Kindly include a detailed breakdown of all your research related costs excluding the local travel to the sites. All relevant taxes shall be bore by the consultant.

    Responsibilities of the consultant

    The Consultant shall carry out the data collection in a professional manner within the acceptable standards, using qualified staff with requisite experience. The programme will support on logistics i.e. travel and field preparation arrangements. The Consultant shall endeavour to implement the assignment with diligence and within the time frame agreed upon in the contract.

    Consideration

    A down payment will be made upon submission of a concept proposal and beginning of the exercise. The balance will be cleared after the research is satisfactorily performed and report is received and approved. A submission of the deliverables shall form basis of payment for this consultancy.

    Request for application by qualified consultant(s) to carry out the research on ecosystem based adaptation:


    How to apply:

    Qualified consultant(s) can send their proposal that include the following to the undersigned.

    1. A company/individual profile, including demonstrated ability to conduct this assignment

    2. Expected consultancy fee in Kenya shillings.

    3. Commitment that the key consultants will be available and participate full time in the training exercise. Include the CVs of all consultants expected to participate in this assignment.

    Proposals to be sent to: morriskirimi2004@gmail.com and cc: jkithure2009@gmail.com To reach not later than 15th July, 2017.


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

    A. Trócaire is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified individuals or firms to produce:-A detailed, easily understandable study report on possible variety or alternative Inclusive Business Models (IBMs) that would be appropriate to implement in Acholiland.

    The phrase Inclusive Business Models (IBMs) refers to profitable core business activities that can tangibly expand opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged in developing countries. The need for Inclusive Business Models stems from the renewed interest in agricultural investment that is being witnessed of late in Africa and Uganda in particular. IBMs are therefore intended to circumvent existing market failures and inefficiencies to successfully integrate the poor, either on the demand side as clients, or on the supply side as employees, distributors, or suppliers of goods and services.

    B. Trócaire hopes to produce a Guide document that will spell out at least 4 (or more) IBM options that local actors could choose from, detailing the requirements and steps involved in establishing them etc.

    1. Objectives of the assignment on IBM

    (i) To set out an ownership framework for each of the 4 (or more) proposed business models, and of key project assets such as land and processing facilities that might accompany any development;

    (ii) To produce a structural guide that would assist communities when making informed decisions around business options – this would include key variables to consider in weighing decisions, consider arrangements for review of grievances and or conflicts (including mediation & arbitration), and put forward mechanisms for dealing with irregularities in information access;

    (iii) To spell out the advantages and disadvantages associated with each IBM option. This would include commercial (i.e. production, supply and market) opportunities & risks. This analysis would also encompass looking at the wider risks such as political and reputational risks the general community and other special interest groups such as women, youth and PWDs would face;

    (iv) To indicate workable models for sharing of economic costs and benefits, including price setting and finance arrangements for IBMs.

    2. Tasks

    (i) Carry out an extensive study and produce a report indicating possible options for IBMs implementable in Acholiland;

    (ii) In each case, study and spell out the organizational and structural requirements for smooth implentation of the IBM, inclusive of a right-based approach to development and investment in Acholiland;

    (iii) Do a SWOT analysis of each option and spell out the risks likely to be encountered;

    (iv) Suggest possible models of shares framework applicable to each IBM;

    (v) Present the draft findings in a half day workshop of key stakeholders for comments and feedback.

    3. Deliverables

    (i) A Report outlining four or more possible options for IBM with their implementation framework that are considered viable for implementation in Acholiland;

    (ii) A simple to understand guide on four selected inclusive business models that the community can assess, analyse and utilize.

    4. Management of the Consultancy

    The Consultant shall liaise with the Project Manager at the Trócaire-Gulu Sub-Office while executing this assignment, is expected to work with minimum supervision and to deliver on all outputs in a timely manner.

    5. Timeline & Budget

    The development of the document is expected to take 10 days at a total cost of 7 million UGX and final documents submitted to Trócaire Gulu Sub-office by 15th September 2017.

    6. Consultants’ Specifications

    The following will be essential:

    (i) Advanced degree in a business related course or an MBA;

    (ii) Demonstrated experience in executing business proposal assignments;

    (iii) Strong understanding of trade issues especially with regards to investment environment in Uganda; and may be Northern Uganda

    (iv) Proficiency in document/report writing;

    (v) Proficiency in English language;

    (vi) Knowledge of Uganda and or East African/African investment landscape and particularly agri-business investment;

    (vii) Familiarity with the customary norms and practices of the people of Northern Uganda, especially Acholi, would be an advantage.

    7. Outline of consultant’s proposal

    The consultant is expected to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal for executing this assignment, including the following:

    (i) A CV and profile of the consultancy firm/individual

    (ii) CVs of the key experts and references;

    (iii) A copy of a report done by the consultant on a similar assignment (if available); and

    (iv) A financial component stating daily consultancy fees.

    (v) Implementation plan, demonstrating a clear understanding of the Terms of Reference. b


    How to apply:

    The Expression of Interest (EOI) should be submitted via email to recruitmentuganda@trocaire.org by 5:00pm EAT the 31st of July, 2017.


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

    1. Background:

    Trócaire is an Irish development organisation, which works in solidarity with local development actors in 17 countries throughout the developing world. Trócaire works with local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of: building sustainable livelihoods; mobilising for justice; preparing & responding to emergencies; responding to HIV/AIDS; promoting gender equality and demand for environmental justice.

    In Somalia and particularly in the Gedo region, Trócaire’s vision is to implement quality, sustainable and harmonised health and education programmes, while also addressing acute humanitarian needs. This work is complemented with measured and targeted advocacy to support the opportunities and challenges facing the people of Somalia.

    Trocaire Somalia in collaboration with Jubaland Ministry of Education and Higher Learning (MOEHL) and partners (ADRA, CISP and EDT) is currently implementing 24 months Elmidoon project in Gedo-Jubaland State of Somalia funded by European Union. Trocaire under this project establish and supports TVET centre in Belet Hawa district with provision of vocational skills training using institutional based technical vocational educational training approach (IBTVET) for 100 trainees enrolled, who are mainly IDPs and vulnerable youth (51% female) between the age of 16 and 30 years. The project is implemented in Gedo, Belet Hawa District where large number of unskilled and unemployed youth live.

    1. Objective of the consultancy:

    This consultancy aims at devolving a more durable approach to capacity building and quality assurance at the TVET centres. Specifically, the consultancy is expected to offer technical training and mentoring to Electrical instructors of Gedo TVET centre in Belet Hawa town and expertise to improve their technical competency requirements, knowledge and attitudes. This is aimed at improving the capacity of instructors to perpetuate the trainings with greater competence and skills at the end of the consultancy.

    Scope of work:

    • Develop a Training Needs Analysis tool to measure technical/practical skills gaps, knowledge/theoretical skill gaps, experience, attitudes and potential to learn/perform
    • Prepare a detailed TNA report showing skill gaps at all levels, proposed measures/strategies to address the skill gaps and share report with Trocaire project team.

    • Review/develop( where applicable) the training guide/curriculum to suit the level of competencies required, performance indicators, certification process, instructor competencies required etc

    • Support in setting up training workshop in terms of tools and equipment required, training materials, training schedules etc

    • Organise and undertake technical/practical and theoretical training of local instructors based on TNA findings

    • Plan and undertake mentoring of local instructors during training sessions with particular focus given to practical instructions, theoretical instructions, lesson planning, trainee performance tracking etc

    • Undertake further mentoring of instructors on trainee evaluation and assessment methods, grading and create a framework through which instructors can improve performance of slow learners

    • Support the process of integrating entrepreneurship and business development skills within the technical skills training cycle with the aim of creating a spirit of entrepreneurship in order to promote employment creation

    • Support the local instructors in the documentation process, ensuring that learning and good practices are documented

    • Ensure that learner centred methodologies are employed and that local instructors appreciate the importance and that they practice participatory learning methodologies.

    Methodologies:

    The purpose of this training is to enhance the capabilities of TVET instructors in acquiring the necessary technical/practical and theoretical skills to competently plan, coordinate and deliver quality training in the identified skills. To achieve this, it is expected the training and mentoring process will be highly interactive and hands on - practical leaning. As such it is expected that the would be consultant will design and review training program that is interactive, participatory and hand on tailored. Therefore, the consultancy is expected to infuse but not necessarily be restricted to the following proposed methodologies:

    • Participatory methods including demonstrations and interactive discussions;
    • Interviewing to help identify areas that should be addressed but also reveal patterns of thinking behind current practices and approaches;
    • Use training aids such as charts or other deemed relevant
    • Physical presence and supervision of training sessions
    • Developing assessment tests, marking and grading as well as compiling results
    • Training, Mentoring and Coaching of TVET instructors through out the period of the consultancy

    Expected Outcome:

    This consultancy is first and foremost expected to improve the practical and theoretical training capabilities attitudes and approaches of the TVET instructors. In this regard, therefore, it is expected that this consultancy will prepare and produce local TVET instructors with the required competencies and proficiencies to competently plan, coordinate and manage level three vocational skills training. In addition, it is expected that the trainees who complete level 1 skills training would have acquired the required competencies, attitudes and proficiency to become gainfully employed.

    1. Deliverables/outputs:

    The consultancy is expected to produce the following deliverables:

    • A comprehensive TNA report detailing findings, anticipated challenges, recommendations and actions to be taken.
    • A training program based on the findings of the TNA. This is to be shared with the project team beforehand. Measureable performance indicators must be included in the training plan to ensure that progress is ascertained.
    • A training manual/ guide in the case of bee keeping
    • Monthly based reports on progress, challenges and recommendations
    • Models for lesson learning, scheme of work, trainee assessment/evaluation guidelines, planning template, monitoring of trainee performance and progress tools
    • Weekly based review reports detailing key achievements, progress, challenges and steps to be taken. This should be done in a weekly based review meeting with the project team.
    • End of consultancy report detailing progress made against planned activities and performance indicators, key achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, good practices and recommendations

    Duration and place of work

    The duration of the consultancy is 25 calendar days starting from 27th July and ending on 20th August 2017. The consultants are expected to spend the 19 days at the designated training centre working closely and alongside the designated instructors at the centre. During the consultancy period, the consultants are expected to work in Gedo TVET centre in Belet Hawa District.

    1. Payment Modalities

    Payment will be made in 3 instalments. The 1st instalment which is 30% of the total consultancy fee will be paid upon the signing of the contract by the consultant/firm and submission of payment release request. The 2nd instalment which is 30% will be paid once fifty percent of the training course is completed and the 3rd instalment which is 40% will be paid after the completion of the training and submission of the final report.

    1. Profile of the consultant

    Trocaire is issuing a call for high-level experts in vocational training related to the skills mentioned above. The consultants are expected to meet with the following requirements.

    • Advanced degree in degree in electrical engineering

    • Over 10 years of experience and in-depth technical and operational experience in the field.

    • Sound and proven experience as a master trainer in the selected field

    • Experience delivering similar training in East Africa region (including design, implementation and delivery of technical assistance, or monitoring and evaluation);

    • Oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge in Somali Language and context is an added advantage.

    Application requirements

    Firms and individual consultants interested in the position should provide the following documents:

    • A technical proposal focusing on understanding of the TOR with special emphasis on scope of work, methodologies, the task to be accomplished, draft work plan, availability dates and accessibility to the duty location.

    • Detailed financial proposal for the service rendered including breakdown of daily rates in US Dollar.

    • Company/consultant profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references showing experience in similar tasks.


    How to apply:

    All interested and eligible applicants, both firms and individual consultants, should submit their Profiles, CVs, availability dates, technical and financial proposal to hrkenya@trocaire.org. Application close by 23rd July 2017. Only shortlisted firms/individuals will be contacted.


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

    1. Background:

    Trócaire is an Irish development organisation, which works in solidarity with local development actors in 17 countries throughout the developing world. Trócaire works with local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of: building sustainable livelihoods; mobilising for justice; preparing & responding to emergencies; responding to HIV/AIDS; promoting gender equality and demand for environmental justice.

    In Somalia and particularly in the Gedo region, Trócaire’s vision is to implement quality, sustainable and harmonised health and education programmes, while also addressing acute humanitarian needs. This work is complemented with measured and targeted advocacy to support the opportunities and challenges facing the people of Somalia.

    Trocaire Somalia in collaboration with Jubaland Ministry of Education and Higher Learning (MOEHL) and partners (ADRA, CISP and EDT) is currently implementing 24 months Elmidoon project in Gedo-Jubaland State of Somalia funded by European Union. Trocaire under this project establish and supports TVET centre in Belet Hawa district with provision of vocational skills training using institutional based technical vocational educational training approach (IBTVET) for 100 trainees enrolled, who are mainly IDPs and vulnerable youth (51% female) between the age of 16 and 30 years. The project is implemented in Gedo, Belet Hawa District where large number of unskilled and unemployed youth live.

    2. Objective of the consultancy:

    The consultancy is expected to offer technical training and mentoring to TVET instructors to improve their technical competency, knowledge and attitudes in teaching methodology and pedagogical skills. This is aimed at creating capacity of instructors to perpetuate quality trainings through improved teaching methodology and learner centred training at the end of the consultancy period.

    3.Scope of work:

    • Develop a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) tool to measure technical/practical skills gaps, knowledge/theoretical skill gaps, experience, attitudes and potential to teach/perform
    • Conduct the training needs assessment of the instructors using the tools developed
    • Review/develop (where applicable) the training guide/curriculum to suit the level of competencies required, performance indicators and instructor competencies required etc.
    • Organise and undertake technical/practical and theoretical training of local instructors based on the needs assessment findings
    • Train the instructors on the best teaching methods used in skills/knowledge transfer on the use of tools, machines and other Equipment’s including personal protective equipment
    • Plan and undertake mentoring of local instructors during training sessions with particular focus given to delivery techniques on practical instructions, theoretical instructions, lesson planning, trainee performance tracking and psychology of education, etc.
    • Undertake further mentoring of instructors on trainee evaluation and assessment methods, examination setting, grading and create a framework through which instructors can improve performance of exceptional learners.
    • Familiarize the instructors with the workplace safety standards and management of risks.

    • Methodologies:

    The purpose of this training is to enhance the capabilities of TVET instructors in acquiring the necessary technical/practical and theoretical skills to competently plan, coordinate and deliver quality training in the identified skills. To achieve this, it is expected the training and mentoring process will be highly interactive and hands on - practical leaning. As such it is expected that the consultant will design a training program that is interactive, participatory and hand on tailored. Therefore, the consultancy is expected to adopt, but not necessarily be restricted to, the following proposed methodologies:

    • Participatory methods including demonstrations and interactive discussions;
    • Interviewing to help identify areas that should be addressed but also reveal patterns of thinking behind current practices and approaches;
    • Use training aids such as charts or other deemed relevant
    • Physical presence and supervision of training sessions
    • Developing assessment tests, marking and grading as well as compiling results
    • Training, Mentoring and Coaching of TVET instructors throughout the period of the consultancy

    • Expected Outcome:

    This consultancy is expected to improve the practical and theoretical training capabilities attitudes and approaches of the TVET instructors. In this regard, therefore, it is expected that this consultancy will prepare local TVET instructors with the required competencies and proficiencies to competently plan, coordinate and manage vocational skills training.

    1. Deliverables/outputs:

    The consultancy is expected to produce the following deliverables:

    • A comprehensive TNA report detailing findings, anticipated challenges, recommendations and actions to be taken.
    • A training program based on the findings of the TNA. Measureable performance indicators must be included in the training plan to ensure that progress is ascertained.
    • Models for lesson learning, scheme of work, trainee assessment/evaluation guidelines, planning template, monitoring of trainee performance and progress tools.
    • Weekly based review reports detailing key achievements, progress, challenges and steps to be taken. This should be done in a weekly based review meeting with Trocaire Education Officer.
    • End of consultancy report detailing progress made against planned activities and performance indicators, key achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, good practices and recommendations
    • Conduct pre and post-test to evaluate training outcomes

    • Duration and place of work

    The duration of the consultancy is 20 calendar days starting from 28th July and ending on 16th August 2017. The consultants are expected to spend the 14 days at the designated training centre working closely and alongside the designated instructors at the centre. During the consultancy period, the consultants are expected to work in Gedo TVET centre in Belet Hawa District.

    7.Payment Modalities

    Payment will be made in 3 installments. The 1st installment which is 30% of the total consultancy fee will be paid upon the signing of the contract by the consultant/firm and submission of payment release request. The 2nd installment which is 30% will be paid once fifty percent of the training course is completed and the 3rd installment which is 40% will be paid after the completion of the training and submission of the final report.

    8.Profile of the consultant

    Trocaire is issuing a call for high-level experts in vocational training related to the skills mentioned above. The consultants are expected to meet with the following requirements.

    · Advanced degree in Education

    · Over 10 years of experience and in-depth technical and operational experience in methodological and pedagogical skills in training, specifically learner centred adult education.

    · Sound and proven experience as a master trainer in the selected field

    · Experience delivering similar training in East Africa region (including design, implementation and delivery of technical assistance, or monitoring and evaluation);

    · Oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge in Somali Language and context is an added advantage.

    Application requirements

    Firms and individual consultants interested in the position should provide the following documents:

    · A technical proposal focusing on understanding of the TOR with special emphasis on scope of work, methodologies, the task to be accomplished, draft work plan, availability dates and accessibility to the duty location.

    · Detailed financial proposal for the service rendered including breakdown of daily rates in US Dollar.

    · Company/consultant profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references showing experience in similar tasks.


    How to apply:

    All interested and eligible applicants, both firms and individual consultants, should submit their Profiles, CVs, availability dates, technical and financial proposal to hrkenya@trocaire.org. Application close by 23rd July 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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    Organization: World Health Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

    Description: To provide operational support for the development, dissemination, and evaluation of the WHO Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) Toolkit with a strong focus on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for EMTs; perform operational support on the WHO EMT Secretariat in the mentorship, capacity building and training of national EMTs ; to support mentorship and verification of EMTs. Within the EMT Secretariat, this work will be supervised by the Technical Officer responsible for Quality Assurance.

    Key Tasks

    • To develop and disseminate an EMT tool kit including

      • Development of a first draft of the EMT tool kit including supporting SOPs, consolidated examples of best practices, innovative approaches and operational capabilities and new technical standards produced by the technical working groups
    • To support mentorship ,capacity building and training of National EMTs

      • Develop a concept note and proposal for the program development of the “National EMT Accreditation” (National Quality Assurance)
      • Prepare and support the training and capacity building of the EMT tool kit and evaluate its effectiveness in regards to National EMTs
      • Support the EMT secretariat in the planning and delivery of at least 1 capacity building workshops for National EMTs

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    How to apply:

    Please email your application to emteams@who.int on or before Monay, 23 July 2017, 17:00 Geneva time


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    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

    TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY ONMOTHER TO MOTHER NUTRITIONAL CAMPAIGN

    1.0 BACKGROUND

    Order of St. Augustine –OSA (Ishiara parish) in partnership with Trocaire is implementing a Community resilience and climate change adaptation project in drought-affected communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya in Kitui, Tharaka Nthi and Embu counties (OSA-Ishiara operates in Embu County specifically Evurore ward). The project seeks to mobilize communities and authorities to build cooperative approaches to climate change adaptation, natural resource management and disaster risk preparedness; thereby increasing food security, diversifying livelihood strategies and enhancing resilience for 10,000 poor households in increasingly drought-prone parts of Kitui, Tharaka-Nithi and Embu. Mother to Mother Nutrition Campaign is a facet of food security within the project which seeks to improve the nutrition status of vulnerable groups, including infants and young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. This approach focuses on ensuring that households are well able to cope with shocks and improve their nutrition status through production of a wide range of crops, optmum production and maximization of nutrients through proper food preparation techniques.The overall scope of the project recognizes women as frontliners in household nutrition parctices and are particulary vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Increased nutrient requirements for infants and young children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and the elderly leaves the vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and ultimately lowered immunity ahould their dietary needs not be adequately met.

    2.0 PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY

    2.1 Purpose of the assignment

    This project will contribute to 4 main outcome areas including: 1. Improved economic security 2. Increased resilience to shocks and effects of climate change 3. Improved food security and 4. Increased capacity to manage natural resources. This assignment will therefore fall under outcome area: Improved Food Security. It is envisaged that women and interested persons shall adopt the m2m approach ; exchange ideas, share experiences, give and receive information, and at the same time, offer and receive support in breastfeeding, child rearing, women’s health and nutrition sensitive production. Mother-to-mother nutritional campaign will serve to ensure that women have improved knowledge in childcare and good nutrition practices and are effectively able to transfer this knowledge to the younger generation of new mothers. Given the increasing rate of child mortality within a thousand days from birth, the intention is to contribute to the reduction in both maternal and child mortality. The consultant shall ensure that they deliverer the highest quality standards of service within this consultancy. Notably, the delivery of this concept will serve the project throughout its lifeline and it is of absolute necessity that the delivery be thorough.

    2.2 Scope of the Work

    1. Train on the behavioral change theory (Assess, build, create, deliver and evaluate) to failitate its application in the context of the community that we serve.

    2. Train the participants’ on M2M approach, nutrition sensitive food production and food production

    3. Development of a community based nutrition manual that shall serve to:

    a) Train community on a balanced nutrition for Infant and Young Child Feeding, pregnant and lactating mothers;

    b) Train community on food production techniques necessary to integrate a diverse range of nutritional plants into household production;

    c) Educate on how to grow crops, prepare and cook nutritionally balanced meals for their families using locally available feeds.

    4. To generate a report on the training which shall include the following a cover page, introduction, methodology, findings, and recommendations.

    4.0CONSULTANT PROFILE

    Order of St. Augustine –OSA (Ishiara parish) seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced consultant/consultancy firms to undertake the exercise.

    Qualifications & Experience

    The consultant/consultant firms must have the following qualifications and experience:

    a) The lead consultant must have at least degree in nutrition sciences and dietetics /food sciences. The rest of the consultancy team must have professional background in nutrition sciences and agriculture or other related courses.

    b) At least three (3) years of professional experience in conducting capacity building for communities in the development and/or health sector with specific technical expertise in nutirion and agricultural production systems.

    d) Experience in working in Kenya and thorough knowledge of the existing M2M approach, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Dietary Requirements for different Groups, Food Preparation Methods, Good Agricutural Practices and Nutri-sensitive food production.

    e) Demonstrated ability to prepare and present a logical community training manual

    f) Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members in various locations.

    g) Evidence of having done similar work will be a key consideration

    5.0 TIME FRAME

    The consultancy shall be carried out for 5 days (beginning on 31st July, 2017) final report will be expected within 2 week’s time of completing the training ; at most within the stipulated time in the contract.

    6.0 COST/BUDGET

    The cost of the assignment will be negotiated with the successful consultant, that will be inclusive of all costs and within project budget.

    7.0CONSIDERATION

    As full consideration for the services performed by the consultant under the terms of the agreement, OSA shall pay the service provider upon certification that the services have been satisfactorily performed. A submission of the deliverables shall form basis of payment for this consultancy.

    8.0 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

    Qualified consultant(s) can send their proposal that include the following to the undersigned:

    1. Consultants’ profile and Capability Statement describing the technical capacity and experience of the firm or group of individuals

    2. A brief concept note of the assignment

    3. Names and resume of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

    4. Proposed budget with expected consultancy fee in Kenya shillings.

    5. Commitment that the key consultants will be available and participate full time in the training exercise.

    6. Professional referees (preferably previous clients). Sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past will be an added advantage

    7. Interpretation of the Terms of Reference (TORs)


    How to apply:

    The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to: trocaireishiara@gmail.com . Applications will be reviewed as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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