Teachers hold a pivotal role in ending gender based violence and protecting the lives of boys and girls that they impart character and teachings in the day to day educational programs.
The youth camp 2019 had 150 (80 male-53% & 70 female-47%) participants drawn from the larger Kegogi location. The youth assembled at Tambacha hall for a two - day training and interactive sessions.
The training was opened by the Marani sub-county assistant county commissioner and the area chief Mr. Lawrence Masieka who were welcomed by the Cecome Executive director Madam Stella Achoki.
The day is celebrated annually, globally. We hold the celebrations annually with men, women, boys and girls. We reflect the struggle of girls and women that have undergone FGM and sensitize people on the effects of FGM. Through walks, plays and talks we let people know that FGM is illegal and should not not be practiced.
Consultancy for training on participatory methodologies for ISF Implementing partner organizations staff.
Consultancy for Monitoring and Evaluation training for ISF Implementing partner organizations staff.
1.1. 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 p1 rocess. 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 nongovernmental 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 Kisii County targeting girls, women and youth through the support of International Solidarity Foundation.
1.3. Purpose of the consultancy.
- a) The purpose of this consultancy is to train ISF implementing partner staff on monitoring and Evaluation to ensure effective and efficient implementation of organization programs.
1.4 Scope of work and Key tasks
The training should be able to equip the implementing partner staff with knowledge and skills to Plan, Monitor and Evaluate programs in the context of result-based management and managing for development.
- Develop the M&E Plan, results framework including M/E tools.
- Develop an M/E data base
- Oversee M&E activities, collect data and develop data collection tools.
- Produce M&E reports
- Develop evaluation guidelines.
- Review the current logical framework and Monitoring plan.
1.4.1: Summary of key deliverables:
- M/E plans and results framework.
- Reviewed logical framework and Monitoring plan M/E tools and Evaluation guidelines
- Data collection tools.
- Develop training workshop report.
1.4.2 Outputs and schedule
The precise dates of the assignment will be on 28th Sept to 2nd October 2020. (4 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 10% will be made upon signing of the contract ,30% upon completion of training and the final 60% to be paid upon submission of the training 2 report reviewed and approved by ISF and the Implementing Partners.
6.0 Skills, Qualifications and Experience
1) Bachelor’s degree in related field required; master’s degree preferred.
2) Minimum three years of professional experience related to M&E
3) Experience with result-based project Management.
4) Ability to apply participatory training Methodologies.
6.1 Application procedures
- Interested candidates can send Technical Proposal outlining how they meet the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology; Attach detailed CV
- A customized training plan clearly articulating the objectives, learning goals and methodologies to be used during the training sessions
- Work plan clearly indicating the maximum time/duration required for the assignment
- Financial Proposal of their professional fees with clear
6.2 Submission Guidelines
Centre for community mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME), is fundraising to raise resources that will support defilement survivors’ costs through the prosecution process.
Centre for community mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME) is a woman led, duly registered Kenyan Non–Governmental Organization that was officially registered on 15th February 2012 under the NGO’s coordination board of Kenya with the number: OP.218/051/11-0966/7837. CECOME is currently partnering with the International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) (as the funding organization) to implement a sexual and gender based violence prevention and mitigation project in Kegogi location, Marani sub-county in Kisii County.
In Kegogi location, a mother left her 6 months old daughter, Lucy, in bed and rushed to fetch Napier grass. Coming back, straight to her daughter, she found her crying uncontrollably and soaked in blood. Shocked and in panic, she screamed calling for the neighbours’ attention. Later, it was discovered that the perpetrator was Lucy’s 16-year-old cousin. The family, wanting to protect their name, threaten to send away the mother if she pursues the case. The mother fearing to lose her marriage and other children chose to keep silent. The family organized a kangaroo meeting where they agreed to settle the matter locally. They agreed to be silent about the defilement and if anybody came asking, nobody revealed any information.
Despite our intervention to empower all with knowledge on how to handle defilement and other gender based violence cases, most of the cases are suppressed, mismanaged, ignorance, protection of the family name, tampering with evidence, and sometimes, due to the court related costs that most of the survivor families can’t afford, justice is not served.
In July 2020, a total of 7 defilement cases were reported in Kitutu chache north. As you contribute, you are supporting a survivor to reach the courts and access justice.
We call upon your good office to kindly consider making a donation in all forms towards this campaign.
- Cash Amounting to Ksh. 5.5 Million.
- Branding materials
- Pro bono services
- Mobilization volunteers
- Radio and TV airtime.
- Any other Donation.
- Tell Us About Yourself.
My name is Stella Moraa Achoki, 41 years old, I am one of the founder members of Centre for Community Mobilization and Empowerment. I’m married and God has blessed with me with two boys and an adopted 10 year old girl. Currently I’m the Executive Director for the Centre for Community Mobilization and Empowerment (CECOME). I’m professionally trained in community Based Development and project Management. I have varied experience in community work having worked with various community-based organizations in Kisii County.
The center for community mobilization and empowerment CECOME participated in the customization and validation of the gender mainstreaming policy for Kisii County. The policy is aimed at addressing the gender gaps in the ministry of health.
“Kisii county government, department of health services is committed to ensuring that gender mainstreaming is enhanced in its operations at the planning and decision making processes.” Reads part of the policy.
We wish to join the rest of Kenyans in condemning the barbaric act of terrorism that happened yesterday at the Dusit 2 Complex in Nairobi. We also wish to convey our condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones and quick recovery to the injured.