REQUEST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR COUNTY INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CIDP) FOR BARINGO AND TURKANA COUNTIES IN KENYA
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds bringing together more than 1000 organizations in 45 African countries from Faith-based Organizations, Farmers and Pastoralists` Groups, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, among other sectors with a common goal of promoting and advocating for Pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change.
PACJA aims at unifying and coordinating isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Africa, so as to ensure that pro-poor and people-centered response measures are accorded attention as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies and actions.
In the pursuit of its mandate, PACJA collaborates and encourages strategic alliances with international partners, national governments, regional governmental bodies as well as individuals sharing its aspirations, to build an enhanced African profile that assures the continent’s visibility in international climate change dialogue processes.
PACJA in its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan has outlined the following specific objectives:
1: Policy influence
2: Public engagement and mobilization
3: Holding governments accountable
4: Research, knowledge development and communication
5: Institutional and governance strengthening
In line with the Strategic Plan, PACJA is implementing the below described project within which consultancy services are sought for two consultants in two counties in Kenya, Baringo and Turkana
PACJA is implementing a project ‘Improved CSO engagements and sectoral climate change mainstreaming at national and county level’ supported by Act Change Transform (ACT!) in Kenya. The project’s objectives are:
- To strengthen CSO engagement in climate change mainstreaming work
- To engage sectors of the economy to ensure climate change mainstreaming efforts are included in plans and programmes
The proposed consultancy is to contribute to the achievement of the above project objectives through:
- Enhancing civil society influence on policy processes through evidence-based policy advocacy on climate change mainstreaming in the two counties
- Supporting sectoral and cross sectoral engagement by civil society in Baringo and Turkana counties on climate change mainstreaming to facilitate county climate actions
It is in this context that PACJA seeks the services of a suitably qualified Consultant or Consultancy firm to undertake the review study that will culminate into generating a CIDP review report for the two counties, context specific policy briefs on climate change mainstreaming into CIDPs and a summary recommendations report on climate change mainstreaming into CIDPs with lessons from each county, Baringo and Turkana counties.
SCOPE OF THE WORK
Working closely with the Programme Manager of PACJA or any of his designates at the Continental Secretariat, facilitating internal as well as multi-stakeholder consultation processes within the project and other relevant government ministries and extensive review of relevant literature as may be required, the consultant will be expected to provide the following services:
- Familiarization with the history, vision, and mission, and recent work of PACJA and reviewing of relevant previous and current materials relating to climate change and climate change mainstreaming
- Evaluation of stakeholders inputs on the extent to which climate change issues are addressed in the two county government policies, plans and strategies.
- Development and production of CIDP review report for the two counties and context specific policy briefs on climate change mainstreaming into CIDPs
- Provide specific recommendations based on the findings on how best to incorporate and undertake of climate change mainstreaming process and incorporate climate change issues into CIDPs
The work will entail the following tasks:
- Preparation of a first system/outline of the work;
- Consult with relevant PACJA departments. This will be a highly consultative process separate for each county.
- Undertake an analytical review of documents with a view to identifying key elements that are felt relevant for the work;
- Provide an Executive summary of the main findings and recommendations of the work
- Submit 3 hard copies and a CD-ROM with all the documents reviewed, in electronic form to be used as a basis for knowledge management and documentation purposes.
- A 20 to 30 page CIDP review report for each of the counties, 2-4 page policy brief for Baringo and Turkana, and an Executive summary with recommendations on climate change mainstreaming and incorporation of climate change issues into CIDPs
REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The consultant will primarily report to the PACJA Programme Manager and work closely with the project team
REQUIRED EXPERTISE & COMPETENCIES:
The consultant is expected to possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in research, including working with Non-governmental organizations and government.
- In-depth knowledge of ASAL areas in Kenya
- Proven excellent communication and facilitation skills
- Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity
- Fluency in English (written and spoken)
- Knowledge of NGOs operations and county working systems/structures is an advantage
PERFORMANCE SUCCESS INDICATORS
- The outcome of the work is to be credible and useful by PACJA and its partners
- The documents should add significant value to analytical preparations for future PACJA and other partners work
Deadline for submission of applications: 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 (2:30 pm GMT)