Training and Capacity Building Consultant

Refugee Consortium of Kenya
  • Location
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Duty Station: 1 position (Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Garissa)

Duration of Consultancy: 6 months renewable contract

Terms of Reference


1.1 Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK)

RCK is a national NGO that was established in 1998 in response to the increasingly complex refugee situation in Kenya. RCK’s mission is to protect and promote the wellbeing, voice, and dignity of the displaced and host population. We achieve this through our five strategic pillars that includes the legal aid and governance, peace and social justice, women and girls’ empowerment, mental health and psycho-social support, and organization development. Our delivery pathways include strategic approaches of advocacy and thought leadership; innovation and learning; capacity building and support; partnerships and localization; and strategic communication to attain our overall organizational goal.

1.2 Background

RCK has secured funding to support its 2023-2027 Strategic Plan from various donors. The organization wishes to hire a legal professional as a consultant to support the internal pool of advocates in providing capacity building/training to refugees, host communities, government officials and other stakeholders as per its mandate. The consultant is expected to work closely with the RCK staff in the delivery of the project goals and objectives.

2.0 Scope of the Consultancy

Using suitable methodologies, the consultant will be required to undertake the following specific tasks:

1. Organize capacity strengthening workshops for key stakeholders.
2. Develop and continuously update the capacity / training manual and content.
3. Put in place a capacity development and training plan for the project.
4. Coordinate the implementation of capacity building activities under the project.
5. Development of a follow up outcome monitoring and review services on trained groups to inform future planning for RCK and partner organizations.

3.0 Description of Tasks

• Conduct training sessions for court users’ committees, law enforcement and health professionals in Nairobi and Garissa.
• Develop and review training curriculum, programs and materials.
• Transfer practical knowledge and skills for training development and training management through a day-to-day interaction with RCK staff, government and non-government partners, external experts and other stakeholders.
• Advise the management team on building synergies and complementarity between staff.
• Ensure proper quality control is provided to all training and capacity building undertakings under the project through regular monitoring and evaluation, in-process and after-action reviews and by obtaining feedbacks from beneficiaries.
• Liaise with other RCK staff members and units on admin/logistics/operations matters in support of project activities.
• Provide inputs to the project progress, interim and final reports.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

4.0 Expected Deliverables and Outputs

The shortlisted consultant is therefore expected to meet the following deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Provide monthlyWork plan in line with RCK’s operational Strategic Plan and project objectives and targets as shall be agreed with RCK.

Deliverable 2: Monthly project progress implementation reports for activities undertaken by 25th of every month. The attachments to this report include minutes, meeting reports, photos and recordings, and activity planning and training reports.

Deliverable 3: Satisfactory quarterly and bi annual consultancy reports as per the donor reporting dates and RCK operational requirements.

Deliverable 4: Training Manuals for the project.

Deliverable 5: Satisfactory annual consultancy reports as per the donor reporting dates and RCK operational requirements.

Deliverable 6: Weekly reports that include meeting and activity planning/implementation reports.

5.0 Consultancy Time Frame

This consultancy covers a period of 6 months starting 1st April. The consultancy is renewable subject to performance and availability of funds as supported by the donor. The project is anticipated to end on 31st December, 2027.

6.0 Qualifications and Experience

• Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
• Admitted to the bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 3 years and above experience.
• Sound experience in facilitating capacity building projects; and working experience in the field of refugee protection and management.
• Experience in driving grassroots and high-level advocacy agenda on, especially, refugee protection and management.
• Excellent project management skills including demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities and multiple tasks.
• Excellent report writing skills, and proficiency in using the Microsoft Office.

7.0 Language:

• Fluency in English and Kiswahili

8.0 Behavior Competencies:

• Professionalism: In-depth theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in relevant fields of legal practice, strong analytical, problem solving and drafting skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
• Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication (written, spoken and presentational) skills.
• Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources, etc.
• Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
• Managing Performance: Ability to supervise, coach, mentor and develop junior staff as required.
• Working environment: ability to be flexible and be on call. Work with RCK staff when called upon.

9.0 Reporting Line

• The consultant shall report directly to the Director of Programmes.
• Shall work closely with the Pillar Programme Managers, and with peer lines to Project Officers based in Nairobi, Dadaab, Mwingi, Mombasa, Garissa and Kakuma.
• He/She will refer any matters of the contract to Finance and Administration Director; and the Human Resources Officer.
• S/he may be assigned interns, volunteers, CBCs, translators and monitors

Application instructions

10 Submissions of the Proposals

Applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining their qualification and motivation for the position; and how their experience is relevant to the position. All applications should be sent to [email protected] by 25th March 2024, with the Title, “Training and Capacity Building Consultancy” on the subject line. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. Companies are not eligible to apply as consultants for this call.

Interested consultancy persons are invited to submit their bids in the following format:

• Brief Biography of the candidate (maximum 0.5pages).
• The candidate’s interpretation of the TOR.
• A detailed full-fledged Proposal detailing how the candidate proposes to undertake the whole exercise.
• Methodology.
• Availability.

RCK reserves the right to select and work with suitable candidate as it deems fit.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable access to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions.

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