Mercy Corps Consultancy to Write Up for Ward Development Plan for Implementation of Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity

Mercy Corps

Feed the Future (The US Government’s Global Hunger & Food Security Initiative)

Scope of Work for Consultancy to Write Up for Ward Development Plan for Implementation of Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity

Introduction

Mercy Corps is an international NGO implementing high-quality development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Kenya since 2008 and are presently implementing development programs across the Rift Valley, Nairobi, and Northern regions of Kenya.

Together with lead partner ACDI/VOCA and BOMA Project and Smart Regional Consultants (SRC), Mercy Corps is currently leading the implementation of the Associate Award 2 (AA2); Strengthening Community Capacity for Resilience and Growth (SCCRG) components of a five year USAID funded Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS) in Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa counties of Northern Kenya.

The goal of LMS is to enable people, households and communities to escape poverty and chronic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience so they can do so sustainably, in the face of complex risk and recurrent shocks and stresses and by leveraging opportunities in the livestock market system.

Strengthening Community Capacities for Resilience and Growth aims at;

  • Strengthening Institutions, Systems and Governance: Under this objective, the activities are geared towards strengthening management of pasture and water, drought risk and resource based conflicts.
    Improving human capital: Under this objective, the activities are aimed at improving and sustaining health, nutrition and hygiene practice by building robust and sustainable behavior change practices; and improving numeracy, literacy and life skills

Mercy Corps seeks to contract a qualified consultant to work with program team to write up ward development plans following the completion of the community participation process in Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

The specific objective of the consultancy is to work with program team to write up ward development plans developed ward development planning process to be used by LMS to contribute to strengthening institutions, systems in Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya.

SCOPE AND MAIN TASKS

The consultant will be responsible to deliver the following specific key tasks;

  • To carry out a review the various ward development planning report including ward development priorities, contingency plans and market systems
  • To write up a ward development plan for at least five derived from the process reports described above
  • Engage county government departments in the consolidation and review of the plans
  • Lead the presentation of the draft ward development plans for validation at community and county government level

DELIVERABLES

The consultancy will result into the following key deliverables

  • A ward development plan for each of the wards where ward development planning process has been implemented

ETHICAL STANDARDS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All products arising from this consultancy will be owned by the contracting partner.

The Consultant will not be allowed, without prior authorization in writing, to present any of the analytical results as his or her own or to make use of the evaluation results for private publication purposes.

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

The following qualifications are essential for the consultant to take on this assignment

The consultant shall comply with the following requirements:

  • A comprehensive understanding and experience of public participation and development of County Integrated Development plans
  • Experience in strategic communication planning for development, report writing, policy brief development and excellent facilitation skills
  • Experienced in facilitating development planning processes in Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa and Wajir counties
  • A thorough understanding of development challenges specific to northern Kenya and the existing intervention efforts
  • Proof of similar work on conducting development planning processes in Northern Kenya

ROLE OF MERCY CORPS

The Consultant, NRM advisor, Deputy Chief of Party and the Chief of Party will take the technical lead and coordination of the consultancy.

Mercy Corps will take the following responsibilities in this consultancy.

  • Provide the necessary documents for review
  • Mercy Corps will provide inputs and comments to the work plan, format for WDP report and WDP plan until its finalized

CONSULTANCY WORK PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS

Interested consultants for this assignment must include a detailed technical proposal and completed Timeline & LOE chart (Enclosed).

The proposal should propose practical timeline, which includes all activities (prep, review of reports, and writing of ward development plan).

The technical proposal should include the following components.

  • Description of the assignment
  • Approach and methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment
  • Detail implementation plan
  • Budget (see attached)
  • Consultant’s CV
  • Previous experience of similar assignments (proves annexed)
  • Any other relevant information to the assignment
  • 3 professional references (previous clients) with email and telephone contacts

SELECTION CRITERIA

The following criteria and weighting will be used to select the consultant or firm.

Ward Development Evaluation Criteria

 

Ward Development Scoring Evaluation
TIMELINE AND LEVEL OF EFFORT (LOE), OF CONSULTANCY ON WRITE UP OF WARD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The following key steps are critical to this assignments and applicants should provide detailed information on the same in their implementation plan and budgets showing indicative number of days for each steps and related budget implications.

Ward Development Timeline

TIMELINE AND LEVEL OF EFFORT (LOE) OF CONSULTANCY

The following key steps are critical to this assignments and applicants should provide detailed information on the same in their implementation plan and budgets showing indicative number of days for each steps and related budget implications.

The assignment is expected to commence in Early May 2019 and first 5 wards development plans to be completed within May 2019. The applicants are required to propose appropriate timeframe for a timely completion of the assignment which will form part of technical evaluation of the proposal

Ward Development Timeline & Effort

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Interested consultants can submit their technical and financial quotations to the following address not later than 30 April 2019 AT 5.00 PM.

Mercy Corps Kenya Nairobi Office
ABC Place Waiyaki Way 3rd Building, Block B, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 11868-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted to make a power point presentation of their proposals





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Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya

Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya
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Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya

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Updated: April 23, 2019 — 9:28 am