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Institutional Strengthening Technical Consultant Job in Kenya

Institutional Strengthening Technical Consultant
Call for Consultant

1.0 Background Information
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).
Over the years, Kenyan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have played a prominent role in delivering health services to the marginalized, poor and underserved populations in the country. 

FANIKISHA is strengthening the capacity of national-level CSOs to ensure and sustain their contribution to improving the health and well-being of Kenyans. 

Strengthened CSOs will in turn work to increase the capacity of their affiliates to deliver on the community health response.
Institutional Strengthening is one critical area that can significantly bring about the desired outcomes in the health sector. 

FANIKISHA is working with 10 Kenyan national CSOs and their affiliates to strengthen their advocacy, networking and alliance building capacity. 

Other areas for institutional strengthening include financial acuity, human resources, management systems and governance. 

It is envisaged that the institutional strengthening will enable CSOs 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.
2.0 Consultancy Summary
The Institutional Strengthening Technical Consultant will provide high-quality technical assistance to the project’s IS initiatives, working closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, Pact’s Senior IS Advisor, and FANIKISHA Advisors to provide technical support and mentoring to national CSO partners. 

The consultant will also ensure smooth work flow processes, availability of technical IS information for and among work teams, and will provide day-to-day support in developing technical deliverables.
3.0 Key Tasks
  • Mentor 4-5 FANIKISHA supported CSOs in institutional strengthening with a focus on resource mobilization, budgeting, CSO governance, staffing, and strategic planning.
  • Collaborate with public agencies to improve coordination among health implementers.
  • Support CSOs in establishing and or strengthening CSO coalitions at national and County levels
  • Document CSO institutional strengthening experiences for project monitoring and evaluation
  • Contribute to regular implementation reports.
  • Promote CSO learning and sharing forums.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party or Senior IS Advisor.
4.0 Deliverables
  • National CSO partners have shown progress in defined institutional strengthening areas and are actively engaged in the community health response at the national and participating counties level.
  • Monthly progress reports that measure work inputs against agreed upon milestones
5.0 Timeframe
The consultancy shall take a maximum of 60 days spread between December 2012 to March 2013.
6.0 Consultant Qualifications
The consultant should possess the following qualifications:
  • Familiarity with principles of capacity development and their role in fostering social change.
  • Experience applying mainstream capacity development tools and approaches including, but not limited to Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning and Board Development.
  • Strong facilitation, teaching and mentoring skills related to capacity development.
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic and presentation media.
  • Ability to work independently and to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Sound networking and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in teams.
  • Ability to establish and sustain positive relationships with Pact staff, in donor organizations and in peer organizations.
  • At least seven years of experience working directly with Kenyan CSOs and NGOs, especially in the health sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities.
  • Strong computer (word processing) literacy.
  • Fluency in English
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Kenya.
7.0 Management of the Consultancy
The FANIKISHA Deputy Chief of Party and Pact’s Senior IS Advisor will be the lead technical contact persons for this consultancy. FANIKISHA will provide the necessary logistical support such as transportation, accommodation, funds for meetings 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 CSOs needs on short notice.

8.0 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 CSO institutional strengthening in Kenya, the consultants experience in mentoring national and local CSO partners and the curriculum vitae of the consultant.
Submit proposals via email to; on or before 13th December 2012. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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