Consultancy for Advocacy training for ISF Implementing partner organizations (TOR) - 4th July 2019 Featured


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Consultancy for Advocacy training for ISF Implementing partner .organizations



  • 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 the 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 program 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 socio-economic change.

CECOME is implementing 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 organization staff capacity on advocacy planning, policies, and strategy for ISF implementing partners which will guide advocacy plans and implementation in line with the organization’s strategic plan.

The training should be able to cover the following:

  1. What is and what is not advocacy?
  2. Designing an advocacy planning cycle (sharing with participants the advocacy planning cycle)
  3. Importance of coalition building when developing advocacy
  4. How to identify and focus on an advocacy agenda through problem and objective analysis
  5. How to conduct an assumption and risk analysis of an advocacy campaign?
  6. Helping participants conduct a stakeholder analysis that will help them identify key players they need to work with
  7. Requirements for successful advocacy communication
  8. Monitoring and evaluation in advocacy.



1.4 Scope of work and Key tasks

Planning: Work with key staff to develop an advocacy strategy that will enable ISF partners to identify their role and strategies to influence the implementation of key policies against policy gaps.

Policy analysis: Review a sample of policies in the agreement or against expected deliverables to determine what limits adoption and implementation of the policy.

Partnership mapping and coordination: Identify specific roles for the ISF Partners and other stakeholders in influencing the implementation of FGM /GBV policies at the county level

Advocacy strategy: Develop overall advocacy and implementation plan based on the policy analysis, planning and partnership mapping focusing on key priority areas where ISF implementing partners can add value and which link to specific policy gaps.

Internal Capacity: Train ISF implementing partner staff to participate effectively in policy and advocacy from the community to national levels.


1.4.1: Summary of key deliverables:

  1. At Inception: A detailed work plan and schedule for the planned activities.
  2. Advocacy strategy and implementation plan.
  3. Develop a training workshop

1.4.2    Outputs and schedule

The precise dates of the assignment will be on 24th July to 26th July 2019 agreed prior to the signing of the agreement. Tentative scheduling is provided in the table below.




Number of days required

Tentative date

Develop and conduct a needs assessment.


 July 2019

Develop and submit inception report


July 2019

 Actual Training


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 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.

edit the numbering in the document starting from here Qualifications and Experience

Consultants with the following experience are welcome to apply:

  1. Holder of University Degree in gender and development, Community development of studies, Law, Research or other relevant disciplines.
  2. Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in programs and advocacy preferably linked to women and girls’ rights.
  3. Good knowledge contemporary development issues nationally and globally especially on women and girls SRHR, FGM and GBV.
  4. Excellent writing and oral communication skills.



1.5.2 Skills and Experience.

1.Previous experience in developing participatory advocacy strategies and plans.

  1. Previous experience in policy analysis and policy research………fonts not similar to the previous section
  2. 3. Strong Background in capacity Building and training on advocacy, policy implementation and women participation.
  3. Previous experience in consulting with organizations on advocacy or similar assignments.
  4. 5. Excellent network with government and CSO partners.


The consultant will liase with the Executive Director of CECOME. All draft reports will be submitted to the Director in soft copies while the final will be submitted as a soft copy and 2 hard copies. Payment will be attached to the satisfactory completion and approval of the deliverables.


6.0 Evaluation

The criteria which shall serve as the 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 an evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.




Max. Point




Academic background





Max. Point

Relevant experience in programmes and advocacy preferably linked to women and girls



Knowledge of contemporary development issues nationally and globally especially on SRHR, FGM and GBV.



Good experience in conducting workshop and management, including advocacy training, policy implementation and women participation.



Sub-total A. (Technical)






Sub-Total B. (Financial)



Total A+B





7.0   Submission of Application

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
  • Personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with clear breakdown costs. All applications must include, as an attachment, the CV, and the financial

9.0 Procedure of submission of expression of interest.

Please send a copy of one-page expression of interest, your profile with details of your track record, relevant to the assignment, CV and one-page concept note on how you will implement the TOR and send all these documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  not later than 12th  July 2019 at  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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