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.

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

  • 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.

 

Task

Number of days required

Tentative date

 Develop and conduct a needs assessment.

1

 June 2019

 Develop and submit a detailed workshop plan and background materials.

1

June 2019

 Training

3

July 2019

 Submit training workshop report.

2

July  2019

 Total working days

7

 

 

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.

 

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

 

70

 Academic background

 

20

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

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

 

20

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

 

15

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

 

15

Sub-total A. (Technical)

 

 

 Financial

30

30

Sub-Total B. (Financial)

 

30

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.

 

 

 

 

                                        

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.

 

Terms of Reference

Consultancy for Advocacy training for ISF Implementing partner .organizations

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

  • 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.

 

 

Task

Number of days required

Tentative date

Develop and conduct a needs assessment.

1

 July 2019

Develop and submit inception report

1

July 2019

 Actual Training

3

July 2019

Submit training workshop report.

1

July   2019

Total working days

6

 

 

 

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.

Reporting:

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.

 

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

 

70

Academic background

 

20

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

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

 

20

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

 

15

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

 

15

Sub-total A. (Technical)

 

 

Financial

30

30

Sub-Total B. (Financial)

 

30

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.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

  1. 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.

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