Consultancy for training on participatory methodologies for ISF Implementing partner organizations staff. Featured



  • International Solidarity Foundation (ISF)


The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is a Finish NGO, which is implementing a project on prevention and mitigation of violence against women in Kisii and Nyamira Counties, Kenya through local partners. The ISF Development Cooperation Program is based on the ISF development vision that pre-conditions for men and women to live decent and happy lives through continuous improvement. ISF’s development cooperation is based on the basic notion that all people must have the right to influence the development of their life and the realization of their rights regardless of their gender or wealth. To implement this development vision, ISF promotes (for the benefit of its beneficiaries):

  • Improved access to livelihoods through decent work;
  • Gender equality;
  • Civil society strengthening at local level.


ISF aims at having improved livelihoods among all women and men in its operating areas, progression in women’s right to self-determination and capacity building of partner organizations in the civil society sector.

ISF’s local partners are responsible for the implementation of the projects in the partner countries and ISF facilitates and supports the partners for the benefit of the beneficiaries. ISF emphasizes on participatory approach; each individual must have the right to influence the decisions affecting him- or herself. Participation enhances people’s interest in and commitment to a project’s goals and, thus, makes its impacts better in quality sustainability. Furthermore, ISF believes that development cooperation is a mutual learning process. A good cooperation relationship enriches the internal and joint learning processes of both ISF and the partners; contributing to, for example, better working methods.

The main focus of ISF programme in Kenya is to contribute to gender equality by strengthening the mechanisms which prevent and mitigate violence against women.

1.2 Centre for community Mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME)

Centre for Community Mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME) is a women-led non-governmental organization that was duly registered in the year 2012. The organization mission is to uphold the dignity and empowerment of all genders through, capacity building and livelihood promotion the organization’s vision is to have an equitable and just society empowered to drive socioeconomic change.

CECOME is implementing a Sexual and gender-based violence prevention and mitigation project in Kegogi location of Kitutu Chache North Sub County targeting girls, women and youth through the support of International Solidarity Foundation.   

The project concentrates in increasing the knowledge of community about negative effects of violence against women and girls, more precisely about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual and gender-based violence.


 1.3. Purpose of the consultancy.

  1. The purpose of this consultancy is to build the capacity of ISF implementing partner organization staff (Manga Heart and CECOME) on participatory training methodologies to effectively implement programs and disseminate information on Female Genital Mutilation and other gender related topics in a way that will change community perceptions, attitudes and practices.

The training should be able to address the following issues:

  • Participatory approaches, methods and tools.
  • Participatory planning, Monitoring and Evaluation concepts.
  • Key principles of applying participatory methodologies.
  • Skills of choosing appropriate training methods.
  • Participatory Community Analysis techniques.
  • Community Tool Box.

 1.4 Scope of work and Key tasks

 The consultant will be required to conduct the training using participatory methodologies. The training will take three days with practical illustrations. 

1.4.1 Training and workshop

The consultant will be responsible for the planning, development of module, conduct the training for the partner staff members and submit the training report.

 1.4.2      Summary of key deliverables:

  1. Conduct a needs assessment for the participants to be
  2. Develop interactive and detailed training modules/training session plan and all accompanying background material for the delivery of the training on participatory Methodologies.
  3. Deliver three -day training on participatory training methodologies.
  4. Develop a detailed evaluation of the modules/workshop(s) by the participants so that the workshop/training materials can be improved according to the participant
  5. Develop training workshop

1.4.3    Outputs and schedule

The precise dates of the assignment will be agreed prior to signing of the agreement. However, a tentative scheduling is provided in the table below.



Number of days required

Tentative date

 Develop and conduct a needs assessment.


 June 2019

 Develop and submit a detailed workshop plan and background materials.


June 2019



July 2019

 Submit training workshop report.


July  2019

 Total working days




1.5 Remuneration and Expenses

CECOME shall pay the consultancy fee to the consultant as agreed between both the parties by contract agreement. All travel and local expenses shall also be included in the contract agreement. Initial payment of 30% will be made upon the submission and approval by CECOME   of the detailed workshop plan and background materials, with the remainder being paid upon the delivery of the training and completion of all previously outlined activities.


1.5.1    Institutional Arrangements

The consultant shall work in close consultation with CECOME and Manga Heart staff members.  The consultant shall be reporting to CECOME.

6.0 Qualifications and Experience

Consultants with the following experience are welcome to apply:

  • University Degree in gender and development, Community development studies, or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the promotion of women and girls’ rights.
  • Good experience in conducting workshop and management, including participatory training approaches;
  • Good knowledge of latest development in international best practices related to the
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in


7.0  Evaluation

The criteria which shall serve as basis for evaluating offers will be:

  • Technical Qualification weight [70%]
  • Financial/Price Proposal weight [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.




Max. Point




 Academic background





Max. Point

 Relevant experience in the promotion women’s and girls’  rights.



 Knowledge of latest development in international best practices related  to the topic ,



 Good experience in conducting workshop and management, including participatory training approaches



Sub-total A. (Technical)






Sub-Total B. (Financial)



Total A+B





8.0 Submission of Application

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
  • Personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projUsersects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a clear break down costs. All applications must include, as an attachment, the CV, and the financial

The proposal should be submitted in electronic format by May 31, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than 5:30 PM. Late applications will be rejected. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.






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