Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services for the Dynamics of Devolved Government System in Kenya Research

National Cohesion and Integration Commission
Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services for the Dynamics of Devolved Government System in Kenya Research
For the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to effectively address the specific threats to national unity and harmonious coexistence among Kenyan communities and advice the government appropriately, there is need to address the challenges posed by the devolved governance system.
Based on the emerging issues, the Commission seeks to study the dynamics of ethnicity at county level and interpretations of the devolved government to device policies intended to defuse tensions among the ethnic communities for their peaceful coexistence and understand the dynamics to safeguard the interest of minority communities at county level.
Specifically, the project seeks to examine the ethnic and clan composition of the forty seven counties in the country, define ethnic majorities and minorities in each county and the criteria of determination, identify the unique circumstances of ethnic minorities in each county, find out the specific concerns of each ethnic group within each county and establish the conceptions and interpretations of devolved government by various ethnic groups. 
This work comprises desk studies and primary survey in all the 47 counties in Kenya.
Key Competencies
The consultancy will be undertaken by a reputable firm with a competent team as per the requirements below:
The Lead Consultant
  • A Masters degree in Anthropology, political science, peace studies, Sociology, History or any other relevant field
  • A Doctoral degree in these fields will be an added advantage.
  • Publications in the field of governance and over ten years’ experience in carrying out research and surveys with teams of consultants
  • A team player with proven application of relevant competencies at field level.
  • Good knowledge of Kenyan history.
  • Awareness of ethnic and socio-cultural diversity in Kenya
  • Assessment, analytical, statistical and planning skills
  • Good oral and written reporting skills.
This consultancy needs a firm or consortium of two or more consultants with the requisite qualifications.
The Consultant is required to give the methodology and approach of gathering, analyzing and presenting data and the time and human resources needed. 
The consultancy will be conducted for a period of 40 working days spread over two months for the completion of this assignment.
A standard RFP document is available at the NCIC’s Supply Chain Office, 4th Floor KMA Centre Packages containing technical and financial proposals clearly marked ‘RFP for Consultancy Services of the Devolution Project’ must dropped in the tender box at NCIC offices at KMA Centre on 6th Floor, Mara Road, Upper Hill not later than 6/11/2012 at 10:00 AM
The Commission Secretary,
National Cohesion and Integration Commission,
KMA Centre, 6th Floor, Mara Road, Upper Hill
P. O Box 7055-00100

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