Mercy Corps USAID funded Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace Program (LEAP) aims to strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions in Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Nakuru, Kericho and Bomet counties to develop and advance sustainable peace.
The early warnings systems will not only prepare for short term containment and relief strategies, but also build support for and implement longer term proactive strategies and development programs that can reduce the likelihood of future conflicts.
4. Proposal Preparation and Submission
- Proposed approach/methodology, activities and method of analysis. The proposal should demonstrate understanding of the TOR.
- Proposed work plan with timeline.
- Realistic and detailed budget including a narrative describing and justifying expenses such as daily rates for proposed team members, number of days, supplies and other direct costs.
- Summary details of qualifications and experience of the consultant/firm/team including relevant samples of work demonstrating competence in conducting community-based conflict mitigation and formation of EWER systems.
- Curriculum vitae/Bio Data of proposed team of up to two pages each (this will not contribute to the 5 page limit for the proposal).
- Company/Organizational profile to include: company/Organizational background, physical location and Organizational structure
- Copy of company’s/ Organizations’ current business license or certificate of registration.
The consulting team, in consultation with Mercy Corps and its implementing partners will be responsible for carrying out the following activities:
- Develop detailed work plan for the training for review by the Program team.
- Establish 10 EWER hubs in each of the six counties and build the capacities of 120 individuals to oversee the hubs.
- Train 420 monitors on EWER
- Develop an easy to use EWER handbook
- Develop and code EWER indicators
- Update Mercy Corps Chief of Party on the progress of the TOR on a weekly basis.
6. Responsibilities of MERCY CORPS International
MERCY CORPS will be responsible for the following:
- Provide relevant contacts in the communities.
- Review and provide guidance on proposed approach, work plans and tools.
- Assist with contacting and bringing together LEAP partners and EWER monitors.
- Manage logistics for the trainings, establishment of hubs, printing and distribution of handbook.
- An easy to use EWER response handbook
- 60 functional EWER response hubs with 2 EWER overseers in each hub.
- 420 monitors trained on EWER.
- Assessment data.
- Experience in conducting Early Warning Early Response training post conflict settings. (20%)
- Previous experience working in Rift Valley (15%)
- Understanding of the opportunity. (15%)
- Recent experience in similar engagements (5%)
- Proposed approach - (5%)
- Reasonable 20%
- Justifiable 20%
- Experience in designing, managing conflict mitigation and early warning/early response programs.
- Experience in working for USAID-funded programs in Kenya
- Experience in working with diverse communities, state and non-state actors
- Should have undertaken at least one assignment of a similar nature in the last two years
- Experience and working knowledge of USAID requirements
- Excellent writing, communication and facilitation skills
- Good team worker
- Proficient in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili.