USADF Result-Based Program Management Training Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya

USADF in Partnership with CEZAM
 
Turkana Food Security Program
 
Request for Proposal (RFP)
 
Result-Based Program Management Training Consultancy

Background information: Unites States African Development Foundation (USADF) provides grants to African organizations and enterprises that increase economic opportunities among the underserved communities in Africa. 

USADF launched the Turkana Food Security Program in March 2011 and has since funded twenty – four organizations involved in agriculture, fishing, livestock and micro-credit. 

 

The grants provide people with the opportunity to engage in the development process and gain food security, economic, and social benefits. 
USADF grants respond to applicants’ requests by actively engaging the local community group or enterprise in the design and implementation of the grant activities. This ensures that outcomes will best address the real community needs. 
USADF measures grant success in terms of jobs, increased production and income levels and improved social conditions.

CEZAM and Associates Ltd., an accounting and business development consultancy firm, is the local partner for USADF in Kenya, responsible with providing direct technical assistance and support to grassroots groups who are recipients of USADF grants. 
The partnership ensures that grantees have access to the support services they need to successfully plan and implement their development activities at the grassroots level.

Outcome of the assignment: By the end of training, CEZAM staff should be able to developed a shared understanding of the basic concepts of result-based program management  and link it with their routine tasks in their real work scenarios, they should also be able to  develop result –based program management log frames and use them as a planning, monitoring and evaluation tools.
 

Specific Tasks
 
Role and responsibility of the consultant are outlined below:

Task 1 – Training

 
Train CEZAM staff to understand result based program management with emphasis on how to:
  • Apply results-based program management throughout the project cycle (identification-Design – formulation – implementation – monitoring/evaluation and reporting);
  • Apply results-based program management on group dynamics
  • Formulate major result based program management tools (such as the results cycle and results framework) to achieve results.
  • Analyse program development problems;
  • Develop a program result strategy and formulate a result measurement framework relevant to different program sectors for projects sustainability;
Train CEZAM on how to apply result based management approach in:-
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan project work.
  • Develop Project Schedules/Work Plans
  • Develop cost estimates, and budgets.
  • Project Roll out
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Analyze project risks.
  • Plan and Manage Project procurement.
  • Monitor and Evaluate project work.
  • Close the project.
Task 2 – Reporting

Within 1 week,

  • Provide a training report that outlines and documents all the activities involved in conducting the training of CEZAM staff and recommend any next steps. 
Deliverables and Schedule
 
During the assignment, the consultant will deliver on the outputs described in the table above.  
Apart from the training report that should be submitted in English in electronic format/MS Word, other documents will be shared in English in electronic format/PDF. 
The suggested days for training (5 days) and drafting and submission of training report (3 days) takes a total of 8 days. 
A specific timeline should be submitted by the consultant in the RFP.

Consultant
 
The consultant should be a specialist in business administration especially in finance and strategic planning and/or micro-finance enterprise sector with the following qualifications:
  • Minimum advanced degree in Development studies, Project Management, finance and strategic planning, administration and or business studies;
  • Experience in leading or participating in result based program management and social development for donor-funded projects, preferably of enterprise interventions in the food security sector;
  • Excellent teaching and coaching skills, experience in knowledge management and learning in business/non-governmental organizations or similar;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
Submitting expression of interest
 
USADF / CEZAM invites bids from individual consultants or firms with the experience and skills described above.
Bids should include:
  • A technical offer that includes the basic methodology which will be used and related areas of focus (or topics) in the training as well as the proposed timeframe/time table;
  • A financial offer that covers all consultancy related costs (excluding training  logistic costs that will be covered by USADF/CEZAM) in PDF format;
  • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience of no more than 3 pages, including contactable referees; and
  • One sample of a relevant result-based program management training report.
Bids should be sent by email to: d.mulama@cezam-usadf.org with copy to e.kaniu@cezam-usadf.org no later than January 15th, 2016. 

Please address questions about this assignment to d.mulama@cezam-usadf.org.

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