FANIKISHA Call for Individual Consultant for CSO Advocacy Mentoring Scope of Work

FANIKISHA Call for Individual Consultant for CSO Advocacy Mentoring
Scope of Work
1.0 Background Information
Pact is an International NGO with an office in Kenya among several other offices across the world, which enables systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 
Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.
The FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (2011-2016), funded by USAID/Kenya and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Pact Inc., Danya International, and Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN).
Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) play a critical role in delivering health services to the marginalized, poor and underserved populations in the country. FANIKISHA is building the capacity of national-level CSOs to ensure and sustain their contributions to improve the health and well-being of Kenyans. 
It envisions that by the end of the project, national CSOs will be empowered- they will display the characteristics of an effective CSO, ready and able to play a bolder and larger role in Kenya’s health sector.
FANIKISHA will work with 10 Kenyan national CSOs and their affiliates to build their capacity in financial management, human resources, management systems, leadership, governance, and advocacy to play a more strategic role in working with the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders to deliver effective health services at the community level.
Increased leadership in advocacy for an expanded role for CSOs in community health policy articulation and implementation is a key result area for the FANIKISHA project. 
Specific outcomes within this result area include:
  1. Increased leadership and advocacy by national CSOs as articulated in national policies and strategies for community health;
  2. Increased role for CSO engagement in delivery of health services articulated in national policies and strategies;
  3. Increased national health resources allocated for CSO managed community health institutions and activities;
  4. Increased CSO engagement in implementing community health strategies.
FANIKISHA, through mentorship grants and advocacy capacity strengthening will provide advocacy mentorship to the 10 national CSOs and their affiliates.
 Following successful mentoring, FANIKISHA will support the CSOs to also strengthen the advocacy capacity of their affiliates.

2.0 Consultancy Objective

FANIKISHA has in place an advocacy strategy which is currently being rolled out. A key strategic objective of the strategy entails increasing the institutional capacity for advocacy among CSOs receiving FANIKISHA grants and their affiliates.
The objective of this part-time consultancy is to support the Advocacy Technical Advisor in mentoring 10 civil society organization during the 2012-2013 project year.
4.0 Key Tasks & Deliverables
The table below provides the key tasks, timeframes and deliverables.

Note: the 96 days are spread between the period of November 2012 to June 2013.
5.0 Consultant Qualifications
The consultant should possess the following qualifications:
  1. Knowledge of Kenya’s historical and current health landscape.
  2. Experience in engaging with the Kenya Government and key stakeholders on health policy and different program implementation levels.
  3. Experience in engaging in advocacy work, networking and alliance building
  4. Experience in institutional strengthening of CSOs in advocacy
  5. Good communication and writing skills
  6. At least a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of work experience.
  7. At least two years of consulting experience with team leader responsibilities.
6.0 Management of the Consultancy
The FANIKISHA Advocacy Advisor will be the lead technical contact person for this consultancy. 
FANIKISHA will provide the necessary logistical support such as transportation required to deliver on the outlined tasks. 
Communication and internet facilities will be provided in situations where the consultant is working from the FANIKISHA or Pact offices. 
The consultant should be willing to respond to the needs of CSOs on short notice.
7.0 Proposal Submission & Reviews
The submission should include both the technical and financial proposal. 
The technical proposal should include among others: the consultant’s interpretation of the scope of work, ideas on conducting advocacy mentorship for CSOs, key advocacy issues within the Kenyan health sector, approaches the consultant will use in strengthening CSO’s advocacy role, and networking and alliance building of CSOs. 
The consultant should also include his/her curriculum vitae.
Submit proposals via email to by 7th November 2012. 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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