Resilience Research and Development of Resilience Advocacy Strategy for Oxfam in the Horn East and Central Africa (HECA) - based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Resilience Research and Development of Resilience Advocacy Strategy for Oxfam in the Horn East and Central Africa (HECA) - based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Location:
 Nairobi

Region:
 HECA
 
Division: International

Job Type:
 Consultancy 
 

Time Frame: 2 months (March to April  2015 )

Oxfam in HECA has an exciting opportunity for a qualified consultant. Oxfam operates in 10 countries in Horn East and Central Africa region. Oxfam works to overcome poverty and suffering. 
Oxfam’s main change goals between 2013 and 2019 are around the following areas;
 
1. The Right to be Heard: More women, young people and other poor and marginalised people will exercise their civil and political rights to influence decision-making by engaging with governments and by holding governments and businesses accountable to respect their rights
 
2. Gender Justice: More poor and marginalised women will claim and advance their rights through the engagement and leadership of women and their organisations and violence against women is significantly less socially acceptable and prevalent
 
3. Saving Lives, Now and in the Future: Fewer men, women and children will die or suffer illness, insecurity and deprivation by reducing the impact of natural disasters and conflict. Those most at risk will have exercised their right to have their fundamental needs met and to be free from violence and coercion and to take control of their own lives in dignity
 
4. Sustainable Food: More people who live in rural poverty will enjoy greater food security, income, prosperity and resilience through significantly more equitable sustainable food systems
 
5. Fair Sharing of Natural Resources: The world’s most marginalised people will be significantly more prosperous and resilient, despite rising competition for land, water, food and energy sources and stress on climate
 
6. Finance for Development and Universal Essential Services: There will be higher quality and quantity of financial flows that target poverty and inequality and empower citizens, especially women, to hold governments, donors and private sector to account for how revenue is raised and spent. 
More women and men, girls and boys will exercise their right to universal quality health and education services, making them full participants in their communities and strengthening the economic, social and democratic fabric of their societies
 
Oxfam in this region works on the above aims through responding to humanitarian crises, undertaking longer term development work and making this work more effective through campaigning and policy influence. 
The Campaigns and Policy team is inter alia responsible for advocacy and policy work around the main change goals being implemented in the region through regional engagement, linkages and collaboration with regional institutions and actors such as IGAD among others as well as plays a pivotal role in being a link between Oxford and country programmes.
 
The region has experienced cyclical droughts and food insecurity over the years and as a result regional governments have formed a platform within the Intergovernmental Authority on development (IGAD) called IGAD Drought and Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) which basically seeks to support countries in the horn to become resilient towards crisises especially those related to drought. 
The IDDRSI platform has since developed regional and country programme plans (RPP and CPPs respectively) which are to be the avenues through which governments will implement strategies to combat drought and become resilient to shocks.

Oxfam has through various ways been part of the process of the development of the RPP and CPPs and is considered as a member of the IGAD Steering Committee that guides IGAD on this platform. However, this involvement has been on an adhoc basis and not well coordinated at all levels.

Oxfam would like to do an assessment of what progress has been done by the IDDRSI platform, as well as the Steering Committee, especially in areas identified by CSOs in the CPPs and RPP as being weak and also put forward recommendations how CSOs and Oxfam in particular could add more value towards more effective implementation of the initiative as well as recommendations to other players within IDDRSI.
 
At the same time Oxfam in the region has developed a resilience plan/strategy through which we would like to implement our resilience work to contribute to resilience building in the region.
In this respect, Oxfam would like to develop an advocacy strategy that helps the organisation to do effective advocacy for the next one year – three years while at the same time we would like the consultant to make some suggestions towards updating the current HECA resilience plan/strategy.

Oxfam would also like to get a sense of other existing regional and national policy initiatives on resilience since the 2011-2012 and what they are focusing on and what progress they have made so far in the region.

Objectives of the Consultancy
  • The following are the main objectives of the research work to be undertaken
  • Undertake a deep analysis of the IDDRSI platform and its implementating structures and assess ;
  1. Progress to date in terms of implementation of RPP and CPPs by various actors especially the member states, CSOs and others as appropriate
  2. Progress of the Steering Committee in relation to their terms of reference
  3. Progress on areas recommended by CSOs and others especially in relation to embedding community participation in the IDDRSI plans implementation mechanisms and on actual delivery, harnessing effective partnerships in resilience building, strengthening coordination and alignment at all layers of the process especially the national and local governments levels, and consensus on robust indicators for measures of success
  4. Embedding of the recommendations from Oxfam’s dangerous delay report of 2012
  5. Funding and how this has been accessed (from who and in what form (loan, grants etc) and how it’s being used and any challenges thereof
  • Undertake a lighter assessment of all other existing resilience policy initiatives that have unfolded in the Horn and East Africa since 2011- 2012 with the same parameters as IDDRSI objective above
  • Review and make suggestions for an updated HECA resilience strategy/plan and
  • Develop clear regional resilience advocacy strategy together with Oxfam teams – immediate and midterm – 1-2 years looking at all areas of work including, pastoralism, food security and its links to conflict, Early Warning, Early Action (EWEA), and mainly targeting IGAD, EAC, the African Development Bank, and other relevant regional initiatives and private sector.
Methodology: This will involve desk top study of the information already existing, some of which will be provided by Oxfam – internal - and others will be sourced through the internet e.g. on IGAD IDDRSI, interviews and meetings (mostly virtual)by consultant through known contacts in IGAD and other institutions by the consultant. 
The documents to be assessed include but not limited to;
  1. RPP
  2. CPPs
  3. Various official reports from IDDRSI since launch in 2013
  4. Official reports from IGAD IDDRSI steering Committee
  5. Other relevant government reports on resilience since 2013
  6. Relevant reports by CSOs on resilience since 2013
  7. Oxfam’s regional resilience plan
  8. Oxfam’s regional draft pastoralism strategy
  9. Other Oxfam’s resilience reports since 2013
  10. Relevant donor reports since 2013
  11. AEWA Publication
  12. Oxfam Strategic plan 2013- 2019
  13. Oxfam’s HECA Vision
  14. Oxfam’s Inequality of Risk Publication
  15. Dangerous Delay Report
  16. Oxfam Inequality Report
There will also be some face to face meetings both within Oxfam and with various stakeholders such as IGAD secretariat, IGAD member states reps, CSOs reps, communities’ reps, donors, academia, research institutions, other resilience policy initiatives and other relevant stakeholders and all these contacts will be listed for authenticity of the report.

Key outputs and Outcomes 
  • Several meetings organised to gather information from various stakeholders (Oxfam and external) and to validate report 
  • An Executive Summary Report (5-6 pages) and a Main Report – not exceeding 30 pages with a format to be agreed prior to the commencement of the study with key recommendations as key part of both reports
  • A detailed short term advocacy strategy - six months to an year and a more broader midterm advocacy strategy for use by Oxfam and its partners to influence IGAD and its partners for effective implementation of IDDRSI initiative plans. 
  • Key suggestions for updating the Oxfam’s regional Resilience strategy/plan 
Essentials 
  • Excellent understanding of resilience building in the drylands especially the Horn and east Africa in general 
  • Understanding of the policy context in member states in the IGAD region as well as understanding of programming on the issue in the region 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an advocacy strategy effectively 
  • Considerable experience of working at field level in development work in a number of different and challenging contexts including sustainable development, community managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR), climate change adaptation, drought disaster preparedness and resilience, and policy and advocacy work. 
  • Ability to work with partner organisations in resilience policy work good analytical, written and communication skills. 
  • Ability to confidently analyse and to articulate resilience policy work to a number of audiences including Oxfam and its partners 
  • Interact with a wide cross section of people including drought disaster-affected individuals at local level and senior government officials at all levels in HECA region drawing experiences from previous work in community level policy and resilience work. 
  • An understanding of donors, how they work and the donor landscape in the region
Desirable 
  • Strategic planning background and experience with undertaking studies, baselines or evaluation of projects for reputable organizations 
  • Excellent understanding of resilience building in the drylands 
  • Experience in cross border programming and multi-country analysis
Competencies and Skills 
  • Critical information gathering and analytical thinking 
  • Initiative and drive to achieve results
  • Supporting others, interpersonal awareness and good communication skills 
  • Self awareness, adaptable and flexible 
  • Thorough understanding of region and political landscape 
  • Diplomacy, tact, good representational and negotiation skills 
  • A thorough understanding of drylands issues, emergency response and policy arena 
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and act on complex information from varied and diverse sources 
  • Resource mobilization and management skills 
  • Development of advocacy strategies, briefs and messages skills
Qualifications
  • Post graduate qualifications and over 10 years demonstrated relevant experience in development related work in the Horn and East Africa region
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

Application Deadline:
 27th February, 2015
Terms of Reference for Gender and Power Analysis
 
Project Title:Promoting livelihoods and Inclusion of vulnerable women domestic workers and women small scale traders

A project co-funded by the European Union
 
Location: Nairobi

Region:
 HECA
 
Division: International

Job Type:
 Consultancy 

Background:
 Oxfam Great Britain (GB) is a development, humanitarian, and campaigning organisation that works to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering. 
Oxfam GB has been working in Kenya since 1963 and currently has two major programmes in the Urban, and Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALS) where the organization works on empowerment of the poor and vulnerable groups.
 
Oxfam Kenya’s Urban Programme in partnership with National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), SITE Enterprise Promotion and Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) have received financial support from the European Commission to implement a four years project for the benefit of poor and vulnerable women domestic workers and small scale traders in Nairobi City’s slums. 
The aims of this project are to strengthen socio-economic status of the target groups through empowerment with the relevant skills, strategic linkages and advocacy among others. 
This project will be implemented in partnership with diverse stakeholders, both state and non-state, in order to effectively and sustainably address the challenges that affect the target groups such as low and unreliable incomes, poor negotiation skills, overworking, lack of favourable policy environment, harassments, extortion, arbitrary arrests and sexual harassments, limited knowledge of their rights, limited access to markets and credits, inadequate skills and business skills.
 
This project will use multiple approaches such as technical capacity building, policy influencing and monitoring, mobilization and awareness, budget influencing and monitoring, and networking with relevant stakeholders. The direct beneficiaries will be 10,000 women domestic workers and 20,000 women small scale traders residing in Mukuru, Kibera, Korogocho, Mathare and Kawangware slums within Nairobi City.
 
They will largely gain from skills enhancement, access to financial information and relevant linkages. The policy influencing component will however be cross cutting. It will target Nairobi city and national duty bearers as well as the community opinion leaders with the aim of influencing policies, practices and attitudes for enhanced benefit to the millions of domestic workers and small scale traders both in Nairobi and Kenya.
 
This project will undertake a detailed Gender and Power Analysis at the beginning of the project in the target areas. The study will inform and guide the four partners to develop appropriate strategies and implement this project gender responsively, in relation to gender dynamics, and the experiences and needs of the target groups. 
The information from this study will be two-fold namely:
 
1) Gender Analysis: The existing gender inequalities that shape how decisions are made at family and community levels, how resources are allocated, and the interaction between men and women as well as with institutions outside their community. It will also provide information on the distinction on how poverty affects women from men, and boys from girls, the differences between their needs and concerns, and the social, economic, cultural, political, legal and policy barriers that perpetuate gender inequalities.

2) Power Analysis:
 The existing unequal power relations and how these relations contribute to and sustain poverty and suffering of the marginalized and weak groups. This will include culture, beliefs, norms, legal and policy that promote inequity at household, community and national levels especially unequal powers in decision making and and weak/poor representation in leadership. It will help establish who to engage and how throughout the project.
 
Overall Objective: The objective of the project is to enhance socio-economic empowerment of poor and vulnerable women domestic workers and small scale traders in Nairobi urban settlements.
 
Specific Objectives: The project will specifically seek to address the gender imbalances in access to and control of resources and decision making at household, community and institutional levels.
 
Study Objectives
 
The objectives of this study will be to:-
 
a) Improve understanding of Oxfam GB Kenya, NOPE, SITE and WEL on:
 
i. The gender inequalities in decision making and allocation of resources in Nairobi city slums, distinction on how poverty affects women from men, and boys from girls, their preferences and needs, and the underlying causes of this.
 
ii. The existing gender related power inequalities and how these inequalities contribute to and sustain poverty of the poor and marginalized groups in Nairobi city slums.
 
iii. The social, economic, cultural, political, legal and policy barriers that promote gender and power inequalities and hinder sustainable economic growth, participation in decision making and weak representation in leadership of the women, poor and marginalized groups in Nairobi city slums. It will explain the root causes of these barriers and why they exist.
 
b) Provide information on the root causes that contribute to poverty among women/men and present appropriate proposals and specific strategies on how the identified challenges and issues in and those in “A” above can be addressed effectively to promote meaningful and sustainable empowerment of women domestic workers and small scale traders.
 
c) Identify potential risks that are likely to affect effective empowerment of the target groups as proposed in “B” above and provide the relevant mitigation strategies and measures.
 
Scope of Study: This study will take place in Nairobi City and will involve review of secondary  literature and collection of primary data from the target women, government officials, opinion leaders in target areas and other stakeholders e.g. men and CSOs with similar programmes. 
The data collected from the two sources will be analysed and presented precisely under the respective objectives and outputs with clear recommendations to Oxfam and the partners on how to implement effective and sustainable empowerment of the target women.
 
Methodology: The consultants shall use gender analysis tools and methodologies contextualized to the urban communities in the project areas. 
The study shall put in place deliberate preference for tools that challenge and explore strategic and structural gender and power inequalities, and apply participatory and gender sensitive approaches at all levels. 
The consultants shall interview a wide range of stakeholders that include representatives of the target women, men who are heads of households, relevant government officials, women’s organizations, relevant trade unions, associations that serve similar vulnerable groups, community based institutions and local and international non-government actors to get their views. 
The consultants may also apply other research tools as may be appropriate subject to discussion with and approval by Oxfam’s Project Manager. 
Where approved, the additional  tools will first have to be included in and become part of the technical proposal. 
Project staff from the four implementing partners may be involved in the study processes including designing of the methodology, development of data collection tools, field data collection and analysis. 
Where necessary, the consultants will be required to build capacity of the project staff and supervise them in the course of this study. 
Participation of the project team in this study will ensure that they are part of the process and fully own the findings.

Deliverables
 
a) Inception report indicating how the consultants propose to carry out the tasks with timelines, the methodologies and tools to be used in the study which must be agreed upon and signed off by Oxfam’s Project Manager. The report will outline which tools will inform analysis against which areas of the study.
 
b) Disaggregated data on the status of gendered division of labour between women and men, and girls and boys at household and community levels, and economic spheres in the target slums.
 
c) Access to skills and productive resources held or controlled by women and men, girls and boys, the kind of labour services they undertake, and their influence in the control of resources at the household, community and public spheres.
 
d) Existing formal and informal legal, policy, attitudes, beliefs and practices that promote gendered and class inequalities, status of existing inequalities, and the primary blockers, perpetrators or enablers to these developments and situations.
 
e) Gaps on the policies and practices that hinder effective participation of urban women and girls, the poor and marginalized groups in decision making, leadership, formal and informal economy, and mapping of policies and practices that are enablers.
 
f) Status of women and girls participation in decision making and development activities at the household and community levels and the social, economic, political and cultural factors that affect their participation in these processes.
 
g) Main forms and types of violence against women that face women in the target slums the underlying causes of these violations, the extent to which they can affect the project’s success and strategies on how to address the identified causes.
 
h) The socio-economic status of the target women, other local women and the poor, their capacity, aspirations and ability to challenge their discrimination and exercise their rights.
 
i) Capacity, preparedness and practice by the government institutions, community based institutions and local CSOs in promoting gender equality, the challenges they face and existing opportunities.
 
j) Identify the local capacities, potentials and opportunities in the target slums that can play active role in promoting active women’s participation and addressing gender inequality.
 
k) Give practical strategies for addressing the identified gender and power imbalances and inequalities.
 
l) A risk analysis, with mitigation strategies, for the gender and power analysis itself should be included at the start.
 
m) Potential risks that are likely to affect effective empowerment of the target groups and relevant mitigation strategies and measures
 
Skills and Experience: The study team shall be carried out by a team that includes of researchers who shall have the following skills and competencies:
  1. At least a Masters Degree in Gender or relevant social science field or development studies for the Lead Researcher and relevant Bachelors Degree for other members of the team.
  2. High quality skills in research, analysis and presentation of findings for development work with demonstrated experience in gender analysis of at least three years.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the gender policy environment and experience in the Kenyan context as well as good knowledge of and contacts with key gender actors in the country.
  4. Demonstrated past experience and practical familiarity with urban slums in Kenya especially working with such communities.
  5. Proven experience of using participatory tools as means of data collection and analysis.
  6. Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  7. Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Outline of Report: The report shall be presented in the headings and sub headings mentioned below which shall be clearly distinguished from each other. 
The areas noted below are subject to review after receipt of the inception report and debrief:
  1. Cover page
  2. Table of contents
  3. Executive summary that shall present major findings of the study, summary of conclusions and recommendations.
  4. Objectives of the study.
  5. Methodology including the justification of the methods and techniques, the samples and tools.
  6. Study findings and analysis thereof which will also include the unexpected but relevant findings. All the specific objectives and deliverables must be addressed appropriately.
  7. Conclusions which presents precise analysis of the various research questions to be derived from the findings and analysis.
  8. Recommendations which should be related to conclusions but presented separately. They should be practical and if necessary be divided up for various actors or stakeholders and include guidelines of how they can be implemented.
  9. References to sources used, such as interviews, literature, reports, must be given.
  10. Annexes.
Confidentiality of information: All documents and data collected will be treated as confidential and used solely to facilitate analysis. Interviewees will not be quoted in the reports without their permission.
 
Presentation of Report: The production of the study report will be the liability of the consultants and will cover all the aspects outlined in this ToR while Oxfam and partners will be responsible for coordinating the exercise and assisting in the study processes. 
The report will be:
  1. Produced in English language and in simple expressions that are easy to understand.
  2. Maximum of 50 pages with short annexes.
  3. The report format and text shall be in A4 paper size and a legible font Arial 11 or 12 font size.
  4. At least one hard copy and one electronic copy by the agreed deadline.
Content: All the required documents and reports in their draft and final versions shall be submitted to Oxfam Project Manager within the specified timing in this ToR. The Project Manager commits to give written feedback to each of the submitted documents within 14 working days of receipt.
 
Consultancy Period: The entire period of this consultancy will be for 30-45 working days that will include preparation, development of the survey tools, testing and reviewing of the tools, actual field work, data analysis and preparation of draft report, presentation of the draft report Oxfam, partners and key stakeholders, reviewing and submitting of the final report.

Management
 
Tax and VAT Arrangements: Oxfam GB will deduct withholding tax from the consultancy fees which will be in conformity with the prevailing government rates and submit the same to the Government of Kenya. The consultant will be entitled to a copy of the tax submission certificate on request from Oxfam.
 
Supervision: The overall supervisor of this assignment will be Oxfam Project Manager. However, the consultant will work on a day to day basis under the direct supervision of Oxfam’s Programme Officers in charge of Markets and Livelihoods, and Urban Governance.

Bid Requirements: Consultants who meet the requirements of this assignment should submit Expression of Interest of MAXIMUM OF 10 PAGES which should include the following:
  1. Suitability statement that express commitment to availability for the entire period of the assignment.
  2. Brief statement of on the proposed study methodology including a detailed work plan.
  3. Updated curriculum vitae of the consultants that clearly spell out their qualifications and experiences.
  4. Contacts of 3 organizations that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out similar tasks.
  5. Financial proposal with daily costs per activity which shall be part of the 10 pages.
Application Process
 
Interested and qualified consultants should CLICK HERE to send their applications before or by 22nd February 2015 at 5.00 P.M
Oxfam Consultancy Opportunity – Re advertisement
 
Terms of Reference for Development of Digital Content for Business Development Skills
 
Location: Nairobi 
 
Region: HECA 
 
Division:International 
 
Job Type: Consultancy 
 
Background: Oxfam in Kenya works with others to alleviate poverty and inequality for the most vulnerable communities living in the arid and semi arid lands in Northern Kenya and in the impoverished slums of the capital of Nairobi. 
Oxfam through its partners works in Turkana, Wajir and the informal settlements of Nairobi, namely Mukuru, Kibera and Korogocho.
 
As part of its livelihoods diversification and improvement programmes, Oxfam has an elaborate business skills improvement intervention that targets an estimated 4,000 small traders, majority of whom are women. 
The programme seeks to improve such business aspects as identification and evaluation of business opportunities, basic book keeping, business planning, access to financing etc.
 
In the past two years, Oxfam has used the traditional capacity building models, which involved the physical interaction between a facilitator and traders. 
The facilitator would take the traders through the course content in groups of 15-30 for a period of one week (or as appropriate). The training content would be replicated over several geographical locations, often taking several days making it repetitive and costly.
 
Oxfam has since reviewed its training and capacity building processes and is considering piloting the use of professionally developed digital content that will be tailored to meet the needs of adult learners as well as the increasing numbers of youth seeking to engage in business and trade. 
Oxfam has already developed a training brochure for the business skills improvement programme. We are looking for expertise that will creatively disseminate the content to an adult audience with low literacy levels in diverse geographical and social cultural contexts across the country. Effective use of appropriate audio-visuals will form a key part of this assignment.
 
Once the content is developed, discussed and approved, it will be made available to interested stakeholders who will then host the content in open source web based platform, where the content can be easily accessed and regularly updated.
 
The key objective of this consultancy will be to evaluate the appropriateness of this proposed model, and if feasible, develop the required digital content and to advice on modalities of managing the rollout process.
 
Timeframe: This consultancy project is expected to take a period of 30 days. 
The process will include Interaction with Oxfam management team, field teams, small traders, key stakeholders and report writing. 
The expected start date of the work is March 2015 and the final report will be produced by April 2015.

Consultant (s) Qualifications
 
The candidate(s) must be multidisciplinary as the assignment includes aspects of grounded understanding of business as well as adult training methodologies. 
At the minimum, the consultant(s) must demonstrate and posses the following:
  1. Experience in developing and using audio-visual tools/approaches/products in business development for small enterprises and rural communities
  2. A degree in business related disciplines, Development Studies or Economics, with a minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in business skills training and/or practice
  3. Grounded and practical understanding of adult teaching/learning methodologies
  4. A good understanding of the Arid and Semi Arid Areas (ASALs) as well as the urban informal settlements with practical working experience or research/training in such environments
  5. Experience of effective interaction with local and national institutions, government departments, and business service providers
  6. Be conversant with current small and micro enterprises/business models and practice in Kenya
  7. Practical application of cross cutting themes like gender mainstreaming, and gender competence
  8. Good spoken and written communication skills in English and Swahili. Basic understanding of the local Somali and Turkana languages is preferred.
  9. Proven experience of using participatory tools and methodology.
  10. Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
Expected Deliverables
 
The required outputs of this consultancy will be as follows:
  1. An inception report (maximum five pages) outlining the approach/methodology and execution programme/timetable. The consultant(s) shall then submit this report for review and approval by Oxfam two (2) days after signing the contract, but before commencement of the work.
  2. Content development tools which shall be submitted to Oxfam within two days after acceptance of the methodology for review and approval.
  3. Draft digital content that shall be shared and pre tested with communities and reviewed by Oxfam, and partners for approval before dissemination in the field.
  4. Draft digital content for business skills training module and report which shall be submitted within five days after completion of the content dissemination in the field and collection and analysis of feedback
  5. Presentation of the key findings to Oxfam and partner staff
  6. The final report which shall be submitted within five days after the stakeholders’ dissemination workshop and shall incorporate both Oxfam and stakeholders inputs.
Key Considerations in the Assignment
  1. Development of the training content and methodology must take into consideration the literacy levels of the target audience
  2. The content and methodology must apply key aspects of adult teaching and learning principles
  3. The content needs to be presented in an interesting and engaging manner with possible use of appropriate audio-visuals
  4. The content needs to take into consideration appropriate languages/dialect to suit the local context
  5. The proposed module(s)/Options taken should be cost effective
  6. The digital content must be delivered using easily available hardware equipment that would be appropriate for the context.
Business Skills & Content Report
 
Outline of the Report: The report should contain the different elements mentioned below. All parts should be clearly distinguished from each other and of sufficient quality.
  1. Cover page
  2. Table of contents
  3. An executive summary that can be used as a document in its own right. It should include the major findings of the assignment and summarise conclusions and recommendations.
  4. The objectives of the assignment
  5. A justification of the methods and techniques used (including relevant underlying assumptions, theories).
  6. A presentation of the findings and the analysis thereof (including unexpected, relevant findings).
  7. Conclusions will have to be derived from field experiences / findings and analysis thereof.
  8. Recommendations should be clearly related to conclusions. Recommendations should be practical and include guidelines of how they can be implemented.
  9.  Report annexes.
The production of the report will be the responsibility of the consultant(s) covering all the aspects as outlined in the TOR. 
Oxfam and its partners will be responsible for coordinating the exercise.
The report will be:
  1. Produced in English language and should be simple in expression and easy to understand.
  2. Maximum of 30 pages with some short annexes.
  3. The report format and text should be on A4 paper size and a legible font (preferably Arial font size 11 or 12).
  4. The team will be expected to submit at least two hard copies and one electronic copy of the digital content and report by the agreed deadline.
  5. The reporting style should be simple, and clear.
Confidentiality of information: All documents and data collected will be treated as confidential and used solely to facilitate analysis. Interviewees will not be quoted in the reports without their permission.

Bid Requirements
: Firms or Consultant(s) who KNOW that they meet the requirements should submit a maximum of 10-paged expression of interest, which should include the following:
  1. A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the entire assignment.
  2. A brief statement of on the proposed delivery methodologies including a detailed work plan.
  3. A detailed financial proposal, including daily cost per major activity.
  4. Updated curriculum vitae that clearly spell out qualifications and experience for the key Consultant(s). These can be annexed, and are not part of the statement of expression of Interest in 2 above
  5. Samples of similar work done, together with Contacts of three organizations that have recently (but preferably the last 3 years) contracted the firm/consultant(s) to carry out relevant or related work
Application Guidelines
 
All interested and qualified consultants should CLICK HERE to send their expression of interest online

Application deadline is 20th February 2015, at 5:00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.