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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD)

TERMS OF REFERENCE/JOB DESCRIPTION

Project Programme Assistant – Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD region Project

1.   Background Review

The IGAD region covers eight countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and South Sudan (Eritrea suspended its membership in 2007). Together, these countries form a diverse region, comprising areas of economic growth and investment, on the one hand, and areas prone to violent conflict, political instability and humanitarian crises, on the other.

The region experiences large-scale migration movements both within and outside its borders. For many people in the IGAD region, migration is seen as a coping strategy for ecological and economic downturns. These population movements are occasioned by push and pull factors in the region including pastoral mobility (which is not generally considered to be irregular), cross-border conflicts, political instability, civil war, natural disasters and food insecurity. The enormous number of internally displaced people and refugees hosted in the IGAD region, compounded with the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, has profound negative consequences especially with regards to infringements of human rights.

The countries of the region are often members of more than one regional economic organisation, and also as a consequence of overlapping agreements, some borders are open, some are more difficult to cross, and globally the region lacks a coherent system for facilitating the movement of people and livestock.

The Agreement establishing IGAD calls member states to facilitate movement within the IGAD region. The summit of the IGAD heads of state and government in 2013 adopted the Minimum Integration Plan as IGAD's road map for regional integration. To realise this, the region must adopt a mechanism that facilitates movement of  people.  In  2014,  an  assessment was  conducted on  the  viability of  a  free movement regime and findings validated by member states. Thereafter, two consultative meetings have been held with representatives from higher education, trade, immigration, pastoralism and labour from member states. Negotiations on the possible provisions of the protocol as well as the requirements for its implementation need to be conducted with member states.

The complex nature of regional migration demands a multi-dimensional intervention that acknowledges the nexus between migration and security, addresses irregular migration through improved border management, facilitates regular migration, promotes intra-regional mobility and provides for economic interventions that improve the livelihoods and opportunities for young people, who represent the majority of migrants from the IGAD region.

IGAD addresses migration through its Regional Migration Policy Framework (RMPF). The RMPF provides strategic recommendations on various aspects of migration management while building the capacity of 

IGAD  member states  to  develop national migration policies  that  address  specific migration related challenges in a more comprehensive and holistic manner. The RMPF is being operationalised through a Migration  Action  Plan  (MAP)  2015-2020  whose  strategic  priorities  include  the  facilitation  of  labour mobility, the facilitation of mobility for pastoralists, and the establishment of a free movement regime in the region interventions that are in line with the objectives of this action.

An IGAD Regional Consultative Process (RCP) on migration has also been established to promote migration dialogue and cooperation among IGAD member states, as well as with relevant transit and destination countries beyond the IGAD region, international organisations and other stakeholders to exchange information on migration issues of common interest. The Regional Migration Coordination Committee  (RMCC)  constituted  by  heads  of  immigration  and  labour  of  IGAD  member  states  is responsible for ensuring that recommendations made in the RCP are followed up by member states.

IGAD member states have different government institutions and agencies that are responsible for the various aspects of migration management. These include amongst others, the ministries of foreign affairs, interior/home affairs, trade and customs, and labour. In the absence of  coordination, each ministry pursues its own policy, which might bring about inconsistent laws and regulations, resulting in policy incoherence. To address this challenge, National Coordination Mechanisms are currently being established or strengthened where they exist in each IGAD member state to enhance coordination of the different migration actors and stakeholders at national level, as recommended in the Migration Action Plan 2015- 2020 strategic priority 2. So far, National Coordination Mechanisms (NCMs) have been established in five of the seven IGAD member states (Sudan and Djibouti expect to have mechanisms by the end of 2016.).

The project's main objective is the finalisation of the Protocols on the Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance. Draft versions have been developed by IGAD, informally presented to its member states, but still not negotiated. Broader negotiations with the different stakeholders whose mandates are linked to free movement are required to build consensus on the various components towards its finalisation.

The Programme Assistant will be responsible for the overall coordination of the Project’s Administration aspects and take a lead on maintaining the IGAD website as a reference tool during the protocol negotiations. They will create the administrative linkages between the protocol on free movement and transhumance being championed by ICPALD. These Terms of Reference outline the objectives, expected outputs and the list of tasks as well as the reporting, and qualification requirements for the assignment.

2.   Objectives

The objective of this assignment is to provide support in various administrative aspects of the project.

3.   Duties and Responsibilities

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Programme Assistant include:

a)   Provide  coordination  and  organizational support  to  the  Project  Manager  and  the  team working on the project

b)  Make pertinent logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of programme activities.

c)   Manage the logistics of and coordinate content development for meetings, conferences, trainings, and other project-related events.

d)   Communicate with European Union and stakeholders for project activities, to optimize access and   to   ensure   timely   organization   and   facilitation   of   activities   relating   to   project implementation 

e)   Assist with design, development and dissemination of project products (such as community media, News items etc) and reports

f)    Assist in project/ event planning and implementation with preparation of budgets for different activities according to the needs.

g)   Assist in coordination and monitoring of project activities and budgets.

h)   Initiate purchase and procurements of materials, goods and equipment according to the projects’ needs and the corresponding administrative and/or forwarding procedures.

i)    Prepare supporting documents for payment of costs for executed activities during project implementation.

j)    Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters of a more general nature, such as registry and maintenance of project files and records.

k)   Conducts other activities deemed as necessary within the framework of the Project and migration programme

4.   Responsibility

Under the  overall  guidance of  the  PM  health and  social  development and  the  Senior  Programme Coordinator, the Programme Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager for the EUTF protocol project.

Minimum Qualification

a)   Bachelor degree from a recognized Institution,

b)   At least two years of work experience in similar position. c)   Excellent communication skills.

d)   Ability to set Priorities.

e)   Able to work with little supervision, focused and well organized f)    Proven experience with MS Office Applications.

5.   Language Skill

Proficiency in English Language is required, and French language skill is an asset

6.   Duration

The duration of this appointment will be for 1 year with possibility of renewal

7.   Remuneration

As per IGAD Project salary scale and policy which is attractive based on applicant’s qualification and experience.

8.   Work Station -  Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply

Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers).

The applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD, P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti; and sent by

E-mail to the following E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission of applications

Applications must be received at the IGAD Secretariat by c.o.b. 9th March 2017.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD) TERMS OF REFERENCE/JOB DESCRIPTION

Project Finance Officer -  Free Movement of  Persons and Transhumance in  the IGAD region

Project, IGAD Secretariat, Djibouti.

1.   Background Review

The IGAD region covers eight countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and South Sudan (Eritrea suspended its membership in 2007). Together, these countries form a diverse region, comprising areas of economic growth and investment, on the one hand, and areas prone to violent conflict, political instability and humanitarian crises, on the other.

The region experiences large-scale migration movements both within and outside its borders. For many people in the IGAD region, migration is seen as a coping strategy for ecological and economic downturns. These population movements are occasioned by push and pull factors in the region including pastoral mobility (which is not generally considered to be irregular), cross-border conflicts, political instability, civil war, natural disasters and food insecurity. The enormous number of internally displaced people and refugees hosted in the IGAD region, compounded with the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, has profound negative consequences especially with regards to infringements of human rights.

The countries of the region are often members of more than one regional economic organisation, and also as a consequence of overlapping agreements, some borders are open, some are more difficult to cross, and globally the region lacks a coherent system for facilitating the movement of people and livestock.

The Agreement establishing IGAD calls member states to facilitate movement within the IGAD region. The summit of the IGAD heads of state and government in 2013 adopted the Minimum Integration Plan as IGAD's road map for regional integration. To realise this, the region must adopt a mechanism that facilitates movement of  people.  In  2014,  an  assessment was  conducted on  the  viability of  a  free movement regime and findings validated by member states. Thereafter, two consultative meetings have been held with representatives from higher education, trade, immigration, pastoralism and labour from member states. Negotiations on the possible provisions of the protocol as well as the requirements for its implementation need to be conducted with member states.

The complex nature of regional migration demands a multi-dimensional intervention that acknowledges the nexus between migration and security, addresses irregular migration through improved border management, facilitates regular migration, promotes intra-regional mobility and provides for economic interventions that improve the livelihoods and opportunities for young people, who represent the majority of migrants from the IGAD region. 

IGAD addresses migration through its Regional Migration Policy Framework (RMPF). The RMPF provides strategic recommendations on various aspects of migration management while building the capacity of IGAD  member states  to  develop national migration policies  that  address  specific migration related challenges in a more comprehensive and holistic manner. The RMPF is being operationalised through a Migration  Action  Plan  (MAP)  2015-2020  whose  strategic  priorities  include  the  facilitation  of  labour mobility, the facilitation of mobility for pastoralists, and the establishment of a free movement regime in the region interventions that are in line with the objectives of this action.

An IGAD Regional Consultative Process (RCP) on migration has also been established to promote migration dialogue and cooperation among IGAD member states, as well as with relevant transit and destination countries beyond the IGAD region, international organisations and other stakeholders to exchange information on migration issues of common interest. The Regional Migration Coordination Committee  (RMCC)  constituted  by  heads  of  immigration  and  labour  of  IGAD  member  states  is responsible for ensuring that recommendations made in the RCP are followed up by member states.

IGAD member states have different government institutions and agencies that are responsible for the various aspects of migration management. These include amongst others, the ministries of foreign affairs, interior/home affairs, trade and customs, and labour. In the absence of  coordination, each ministry pursues its own policy, which might bring about inconsistent laws and regulations, resulting in policy incoherence. To address this challenge, National Coordination Mechanisms are currently being established or strengthened where they exist in each IGAD member state to enhance coordination of the different migration actors and stakeholders at national level, as recommended in the Migration Action Plan 2015- 2020 strategic priority 2. So far, National Coordination Mechanisms (NCMs) have been established in five of the seven IGAD member states (Sudan and Djibouti expect to have mechanisms by the end of 2016.).

The project's main objective is the finalisation of the Protocols on the Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance. Draft versions have been developed by IGAD, informally presented to its member states, but still not negotiated. Broader negotiations with the different stakeholders whose mandates are linked to free movement are required to build consensus on the various components towards its finalisation.

The overall coordination of the financial management aspects of the Project is the responsibility of the Project’s Finance Officer.  IGAD is, therefore, looking to build on existing competencies by brining on board a Finance Officer that has been engaged in IGAD’s migration docket to provide support for the Project’s Finance and Accounting functions, and also continue to be part of the wider migration unit. These Terms of Reference outline the objectives, expected outputs and the list of tasks as well as the reporting, and qualification requirements for the assignment.

2.   Objectives

The objective of the position is to ensure efficient financial management and effective administration of the grant as well as provide all the necessary support to the Project.

3.   Duties and Responsibilities

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Officer include:

a)   Maintaining proper accounting records and preparing financial statements that provide a true and fair view and are in compliance with the EU grant Procedures. 

b)   Guarantee compliance with financial covenants such as submitting Interim Unaudited Financial Reports, maintaining internal controls over project expenditure and engaging external auditors during expenditure verification.

c)   Maintaining the project bank accounts, organizing the process disbursements of amounts from the Grant account and replenishment.

d)   Ensuring proper management and disbursement of projects funds by following sound accounting, budgeting, and financial control and audit procedures as guided by the EU grant procedures.

e)   Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the Project’s Management Function and arranging timely financial information for internal and external audits of project accounts.

f)    Ensuring that all project transactions are booked timely and accurately. g)   Preparing all requests for payments

h)   Preparing and submitting Payment Requests according to the EU grant procedures.

i)    Maintaining contracts signed under the project and execution of payments under such contracts.

j)    Carrying out control and filing of all payment documents, invoices and other financial documents relating to project transactions.

k)   Ensuring that all documents are kept in safe custody and are readily made available to the independent auditor for examination.

l)    Facilitating the audit/expenditure verification of project accounts by auditors.

m) Taking prompt remedial action in respect of observations highlighted through expenditure verification by the Auditor or The European Union.

n)   Providing the Auditor with access to copies of all necessary documentation, information and supporting materials.

o)   Process the project’s payroll and update the list of staff

p)   Assist in the planning and budgeting for the project program, taking the lead role in the financial plan and budgets and ensuring that the assumptions, parameters, guidelines and policies in planning are complied with

q)   Review and monitors project performance and make recommendation to improve performance in relation to Financial Management.

r)    Attend and participate in project meetings and give input to financial related matters

s)   Establish and implement administration and logistics procedures in line with project’s requirement and EU guidelines.

t)    Setup and maintain the Project’s Asset Register.

4.   Responsibility

The Project Finance Officer will report to IGAD’s Finance Officer with a dotted line to the HSD PM and close coordination with the Project Management Team..

5.   Minimum Qualification

a)   Bachelor degree in Accounting, Economics or related degree from a recognized Institution,

b)   Professional Accountancy Qualification CPA, ACCA from a recognized professional body (with ten years post completion of CPA, ACCA),

c)   A minimum of five years’ work experience in finance/accounting in an international or regional organizations,

d)   Three years’ experience in IGAD and EU policies and procedures. e)   Proven tact in handling External Auditors and Audit Queries.

f)    Knowledge and experiences of computerized accounting systems,

g)   High level of personal and professional integrity with strong analytical skills and ability to function well in a multi-cultural environment,

h)   Ability to deal sensitively and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues,

i)    Strong communication skill with ability to prepare, present and discuss findings in written and oral form, and 

j)    Demonstrated  skill  in  computer  application  and  use  of  software  programs  is  an  essential requirement.

6.   Language Skill

Proficiency in English Language is required. French is an added advantage

7.   Functional Responsibility

The Project’s Finance Officer will Report to IGAD’s Finance Officer.

8.   Duration

The duration of this appointment will be for one (1) years with possible renewal

9.   Remuneration

As per IGAD’s Project salary scale and policy.

10. Work Station -  Djibouti, Djibouti

How to apply

Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers).

The applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD, P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti; and sent by

E-mail to the following E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission of applications

Must be received at the IGAD Secretariat by c.o.b. 9th March 2017.

 

Terms of reference for the situation analysis and activities refinement for strengthening transboundary water cooperation in the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi sub-basin

1. Background

The  Sio-Malaba-Malakisi  (SMM)  is a transboundary sub-basin  of  the Nile  River  with  a population of about 4 million people.  The sub-basin is shared between Kenya and Uganda and has two sub-catchments i.e. the Sio sub-catchment covering 1,448km2 and the Malaba- Malakisi  sub-catchment  covering  3,782km2.     The  sub-basin  has  a  wide  variety  of ecosystems including lakes, rivers, forests, game reserves, and national parks that are home to a rich variety of fauna and flora of high tourism value. These provide opportunities and tremendous potential for investment and social and economic development.   Despite this potential, the potential to sustainably harness water resources for hydropower, productive agriculture and fisheries while protecting ecosystems and promoting flow of goods across borders is yet to be developed fully.  Subsistence agriculture is the major socio-economic activity in the sub-basin, employing about 85% of its population. Poor agricultural practices have resulted in extensive catchment degradation. In addition, intensive land cultivation up to the river banks and indiscriminate sand harvesting from the river banks and river beds are causing water quality degradation.  Poor land and water management practices coupled with high water variability, contribute to ecosystem degradation in an already poverty-stricken environment. The increased needs for energy and limited access to electricity compel the basin population to use charcoal for domestic purposes resulting in deforestation of the upper catchments which results in increased sediment loads, flash floods, landslides, and other water-related disasters. The changes in land use in the river basins notably in the catchments of the Mt Elgon ecosystem have adversely changed the river hydrological flow regimes. In addition, uncontrolled storm water from urban towns and untreated domestic sewage and solid waste effluents have increased pollution loads in the SMM system.

Addressing these challenges requires joint transboundary actions and investments by the governments of Uganda and Kenya to improve the sub-basin conditions.  Already, the two governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the transboundary management and development of the water resources in the SMM sub-basin. Under the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) a number of environmental management activities were implemented and water related investment opportunities identified, some of which have resulted into specific infrastructural designs.  In addition, an institutional framework assessment for the sub-basin made recommendations for a design that would make use of the existing institutional arrangements while  making  provisions  for  stakeholder  participation  especially  from  civil society, in addition to ensuring that the institution has a financially sustainable mechanism.

To build on the foregoing, the IGAD Secretariat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nation Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) have initiated a project “Strengthening transboundary water governance and cooperation in the IGAD region” to help IGAD Member States strengthen regional and basin level frameworks and stakeholder-inclusive governance mechanisms, and to enhance their capacity on topics critical to transboundary waters governance and cooperation, such as

hydro-diplomacy, international water law, negotiation, and benefit-sharing.   This project is carried out in synergy with activities funded by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation (SDC): Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) implemented by IUCN, and Support to transboundary   water   cooperation   on   the   basis   of   the   UNECE   Water   Convention implemented by UNECE.

The project will focus some of its activities on the regional level, including assisting with the finalization of the IGAD Regional Water Resources Protocol, while other activities will be at the basin level.   Therefore, the SMM transboundary sub-basin has been selected as a demonstration basin for the basin level activities.  Activities in the demonstration basin will focus on facilitating basin-level dialogue and stakeholder-inclusive governance mechanisms, using dialogue to jointly identify opportunities for the enhancement of benefits from joint water management through improved transboundary cooperation. These activities will strengthen stakeholders’ abilities to engage in conflict mitigation, negotiation, and problem solving related to collaboratively managing shared water resources for enhanced benefits, investment, and development opportunities. The lessons learnt from the demonstration basin will in turn inform both regional level processes and cooperation efforts in other basins in the IGAD region.

As part of the activities to be implemented in the demonstration basin the Benefit Opportunities Assessment Dialogue (BOAD) will be carried out.  The initiation of the BOAD in the SMM River Basin will include:

i)   The development of a study including a situation analysis, a scoping of the benefits of transboundary water cooperation and refinement of activities to strengthen transboundary water cooperation in the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi basin. This study will be a background document for the first basin-level workshop;

ii)   The  facilitation  of  an  interactive  workshop,  convening  key  basin  stakeholders  from different sectors and levels, as well as national representatives from the riparian countries, to

engage in a basin visioning exercise; to jointly undertake a preliminary identification of existing and potential enhanced benefits from cooperation at basin level and to agree on the

next steps of the benefit assessment dialogue.

This assignment encompasses the situation analysis and refinement of activities to strengthen transboundary water cooperation in the SMM sub-basin. A concomitant and related assignment on the development of a discussion paper on scoping the benefits of transboundary cooperation in the SMM basin will be undertaken by a separate consultant, though the two consultancies will be conducted in close collaboration. For more information, see annex 1 - Overall outline for the study “situational analysis, activities refinement and scoping of benefits of cooperation for strengthening transboundary water cooperation in the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi basin”.

2. Objective of the situation analysis and activities refinement for strengthening transboundary water cooperation in the SMM sub-basin

The  overall  objective  of  the  situation  analysis  is  to  inform  the  design  and  planning  of activities to be implemented in the SMM sub-basin under the OES/IGAD project.  This will entail making recommendations for specific activities that are in line with the OES/IGAD activity proposal while being tailored to SMM needs to avoid redundancy and to maximise the added value of the project for the basin.  This will entail a stepwise process, detailed below.

a)  Taking stock of past and on-going activities and studies and identifying further needs for the  basin  related  to  transboundary  water  cooperation  in  the  SMM  sub-basin.  In particular, it will review and synthesise results from work already completed in the basin (or at the sub-regional level with implications in the sub- basin) in terms of:

i. current water uses and related trends,

ii. analysis of challenges faced in the sub-basin,

iii. mapping  of  stakeholders  (including  donors)  and  ascertaining  to  what  extent consultations and dialogue with stakeholders from different levels and sectors, about basin planning, options and trade-offs have already taken place,

iv. strategies for the management and development of the water resources in the SMM sub-basin,

v. on-going and completed water managements projects by other donors,

vi. legal  and  institutional  framework,  including  existing  consultation  platforms  and dialogue  fora  with  stakeholders  from  different  levels  and  sectors;  and  existing

institutional analyses of options for the transboundary management of the SMM sub-basin over the long term,

vii. recommendations on planned investments and investment needs (including financing aspects), and

viii. state of advancement of any of the above recommended investments in terms of planning, financing and construction;

b)  Comparison with planned OES/IGAD project activities and drafting a recommended set of activities that meet SMM needs while also meeting the objectives of the OES/IGAD project. In particular, this will inform decision making on the scope of future studies and dialogue events to be supported under the project and aiming to:

i)   assist stakeholders in identifying opportunities to increase benefits from cooperation;

ii)   defining/refining institutional arrangements, and

iii) support water resources and infrastructure planning (both grey and natural infrastructure), including identification of potential sources of financing.

c)  Collaboration with the international consultant who is, under a separate contract, tasked

with developing a discussion paper on existing and potential benefits of transboundary water cooperation in the SMM basin. In particular, share with him identified materials  on previous work carried out on the identification of benefits and beneficiaries, and possible benefit assessment;

d) Collaboration  with  said  consultant  to  develop  recommendations  about  the methodological approach to carry out a more detailed “Benefit Opportunity Analysis

Dialogue” (BOAD) in the SMM sub-basin under the OES/IGAD project, including on the

focus of the different phases of the BOAD;

e)  The above will conclude with a set of recommended activities, to be discussed and finalised with the Project team, including OES and the riparian States.

3. Methodology

The team will consist of 3 consultants – 1 regional consultant as the team leader having the overall responsibility for the analysis and writing and timely submission of the draft and final versions of the reports; and 2 national consultants to assist the team leader (the regional consultant)  –  1  each  from  Kenya  and  Uganda.  Detailed  responsibilities  of  each  team member shall be determined at the beginning of the mission and outlined in the inception report.

This is a desk-based assignment to be developed as follows:

1.  An annotated outline of the study report.   The consultant, in collaboration with the consultant in charge of the benefits scoping study, will contribute to the development of a draft annotated outline of the study report - situation analysis and activities refinement for strengthening transboundary water cooperation in the SMM sub-basin;

2.  Preliminary list of key relevant documents to be reviewed/analysed;

3.  Review/analysis of key relevant documentation. The consultant(s), using as appropriate, the assistance of  national consultants in each country, will  review and analyse the relevant  documentation  provided  by  the  NELSAP  Coordination  Unit,  SMM  Project Management Unit based in Kakamega, Kenya, SMM Country Focal Points and the OES/IGAD Project Partners as well as other relevant sources;

4.  Request for additional documentation. The Consultant(s) will liaise (via email and skype) with the stakeholders listed in 3 above to request additional information (if need be);

5.  List of potential key informants to be interviewed;

6.  The consultant(s) will conduct key informant interviews (via telephone or skype) with a select number of key informants to be agreed upon in the preparatory stage of the study;

7.  The consultant(s) will, jointly with the international consultant in charge of the benefits scoping study, produce a first draft of the report, including proposals for revised activities to be conducted in the OES/IGAD project;

8.  The  consultant(s),  jointly  with  the  international  consultant  in  charge  of  the  benefits scoping study, will submit the draft report to the project partners and SMM focal points

and convene a teleconference meeting of the project partners and SMM focal points to discuss the draft findings.  After this call, the project team will provide detailed feedback in view of finalisation;

9.  Final drafting. The consultant(s) will address comments received from the project team and the national focal points, jointly with the international consultant in charge of the benefits scoping study, to produce the final report as per the outline indicated in section 4 below.

4. Reporting outputs and timing

The assignment is scheduled to take place in the month of March 2017 and should take a total of approximately 20 days (including reviews, consultations and writing).   The consultant(s) will prepare and submit the following reports:

a.  An inception report (5 pages) outlining an annotated outline, prepared in consultation with the international consultant; a preliminary list of key documents to be reviewed/analysed; a list of potential key informants to be interviewed; and the detailed responsibilities of each team member to be submitted by March 3rd 2017;

b. A draft report based on the findings of the review and analysis and stakeholders consultations and as per the objective(s) of the analysis and presented based on the agreed annotated outline, submitted by March 17th 2017 and;

c.   A final report incorporating the results of consultations and comments from the project and focal team, submitted by March 31st 2017.

5. Team leader qualifications

The lead consultant must possess the following qualifications:

1.  At least a Master’s degree in subject matter relating to water resources management or water governance;

2.  At least ten years’ experience in policy and project planning, design and implementation relating  to  water  management  and  governance,  including  a  strong  emphasis  on

stakeholder engagement and institutional arrangements for effective water resources management, and demonstrated experience (at least 5 years) with transboundary water

management issues;

3. Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, including key informant interviews to gather and analyse relevant information;

4.  Demonstrated ability to produce strong written synthesis and analytical work in water resources related projects for high level policy clients;

5.  Excellent  knowledge  of  the  region  and  water  resources  issues  and  institutional frameworks in Kenya and Uganda;

6.  Excellent communication and writing skills in English; fluency with local languages is a

distinct advantage.

6. How to apply

Interested individuals must submit their application as a team clearly demonstrating their suitable skills and experience for the tasks mentioned. The team should provide a list of

similar work conducted in the past, as well as six professional references (at least two for

each team member) who can be contacted. The application must not be more than 10 pages and sent electronically (email) by latest February 15th 2017 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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REGIONAL INTEGRATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME (RISP3)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

CONSULTANCY TO ASSESS THE TOTAL ECONOMIC VALUE OF PASTORALISM IN KENYA

Duty Station: Home Country 
Type of Contract: Individual 
Contract Post Level: Short Term 
Duration: 30 non - continuous days 
Deadline for application: 25th February,2017 

CONTEXT AND RATIONALE: 

This 3rd Regional Integration Support Programme RISP3 is a follow-up phase to RISP1 (2005-2010) and RISP2 (2010 - 2013). The support will be in line with the EU development policies, as stated in the “European Consensus on Development” (2005), “Agenda for Change” (2011), the EU Aid for Trade Strategy (2007), the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (2007) and its Action Plans, especially their provisions regarding regional integration, world markets and the link between trade and development. 

The RISP3 programme seeks to support well selected, high priority and complementary activities to accelerate domestication and implementation of regional commitments including targeted national consultations and consensus building, background analytical work, reviews to identify gaps between current national laws and regional commitments, drafting of new legislation to comply with regional decisions, and strengthening national and regional institutions involved in coordination and implementation of regional integration activities. The main instruments of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) support to member states will be supporting capacity development, information gathering and analysis, advocacy and promotion of issues, and support to appropriate policy and intervention development in member states. 

The programme is executed in the IGAD member States (MS) of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The programme’s coordination office will be based within the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti. Staff will be based within the Secretariat and within the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) in Nairobi). 

IGAD, a regional economic community (REC) established under the auspices of the African Union (AU), is mandated to promote minimal regional economic integration (MEIP) and other political, security and socio-economic issues of importance to member states through the implementation of common policies and programmes (including the facilitation of the movement of persons 

The expected results from the activities carried out over the period covered by this programme estimate are: 

Result 1: Support to transposition of regional dryland agriculture and livestock policies at national level within IGAD region. 

Result 2: Support to Institutional strengthening of IGAD Secretariat. 

Under result area one, the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) is planning to assess the total economic value of pastoralism in Kenya, among other interventions.

A relatively new framework, known as Total Economic Value or TEV, is a tool that increasingly being used by researchers, NGOs, regional and international development partners to generate a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the multiple and varied values and benefits of pastoralism, and its overall contribution to the economy, society and environment. Its application to other land use systems or economic investments in pastoral areas could also demonstrate the comparative costs and benefits of these investments versus pastoralism to local livelihoods, and to local, national and regional economies. This understanding is critical to informed decision-making and increased knowledge base on pastoral economics and marketing. The key findings from such studies using this approach will be used to provide arguments for policy support, research and investment in pastoral systems. Measuring, documenting and disseminating the value of pastoralism as a livelihood system always perceived as a challenge. The economic, social and ecological benefits of this system need to be valued in monetary terms and in a language understandable by policy makers and development partners will help in investment promotion of this system and pull it out of marginalization.

The approach brings together direct and indirect values to show the efficiency and environmental benefits of pastoralism. As well it shows its benefits to individuals, households, communities and the national economies. It is also a tool to facilitate understanding about the complexities and inter-connections of the values that are derived from this livelihood system.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY 

The overall objective of this study is to shed light on the total economic values of pastoralism in Kenya and add to the knowledge base in support of sustainable development of pastoral areas. 

SPECIFIC TASKS 

1- Carry out a desk review to design a conceptual framework of analysis using TEV approach and collate all available secondary data about direct and indirect benefits of pastoralism. As well data and information on socio-cultural, indigenous knowledge, and environmental values should also be captured.

2- Undertake a field survey to collect relevant primary data from relevant stakeholders including pastoralists communities, actors working with them including government, NGOs, and development partners. Other secondary data from the national statistics, the ministry of agriculture, livestock, ministry of finance and other line ministries could also be used.

3. Examine the direct economic contribution of pastoralism to the national economy

4. Identify and estimate all direct and indirect uses of pastoralism

5. Provide a detailed case study to give insights about the total economic value of pastoralism in the context of ASALs in Kenya using some appropriate valuation methods

6. Identify and assess the environmental values and importance of pastoralism such as protection of biodiversity and preventing desertification;

7. Identify major challenges and constraints facing pastoralism in Kenya;

8. Provide policy implications and recommendations based on the findings from this study.

PROPOSED METHODOLOGY 

The consultancy is required to propose a methodology of addressing the overall objective and the detailed tasks of the assignment that shall be followed in response to the TOR. The approach should include, among others, the following: 

 Proposed data collection instruments and methodology for data analysis 

 Schedules to review relevant documents 

 Schedule of meetings with relevant bodies and institutions in the country 

DELIVERABLES 

a. An inception report with details on the method and tools to be used and the work plan. 

b. Draft report on the total economic value of pastoralism in Kenya 

c. A comprehensive final report on the total economic value of pastoralism in Kenya

DURATION AND CONDITION OF CONSULTANCY 

The total duration of the consultancy will be 30 working days, starting from signing the contract by all parties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ICPALD 

a) Air tickets and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be covered for field work outside the duty station upon approval of travel schedules. 

b) Liaison and assistance in communicating with stakeholders. 

c) Reports will be submitted to Dr. Osman Babikir, Head, Social Economics and Policy, IGAD Centre for Pastoral Area and Livestock Development (ICPALD) Jadala Place, 1st Floor, Ngong Lane, P. O. Box 47824-00100, Nairobi, Kenya, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CONSULTANT QUALIFICATION AND EXPERTISE 

• The successful candidates shall have an advanced degree in livestock economics, agricultural economics or the equivalent

• Knowledge and experience of using participatory approaches 

• Strong analytical skills

• Excellent communication/ writing skills and fluency in English

General professional experience

• A proven successful track record in development and/or livestock economics

• Proven experience in the required field.

• Proven knowledge and experience about total economic valuation

• Experience in conducting and facilitating dialogue with national, regional and international organizations

Specific professional experience

• At least 10 years work experience in issues related to the scope of this study 

• Good understanding about artisanal mining and its supporting policies and legal frameworks

• Knowledge of how to develop regional strategies and policies 

• Demonstrate competence and skills in developing a regional action plan

• Good reporting writing skills. 

• Strong understanding of IGAD region, having working in at least three of the eight IGAD MS. 

APPLICATIONS 

1. Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; with copies to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,only the short-listed applicants will be notified.

2. In the Subject line, please write: Ref: Consultancy To Assess The Total Economic Value Of Pastoralism In Kenya

REGIONAL INTEGRATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME (RISP3)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

CONSULTANCY TO ASSESS THE TOTAL ECONOMIC VALUE OF PASTORALISM IN SUDAN

Duty Station: Home Country 
Type of Contract: Individual 
Contract Post Level: Short Term 
Duration: 30 non - continuous days 
Deadline for application: 25th February, 2017

CONTEXT AND RATIONALE: 

This 3rd Regional Integration Support Programme RISP3 is a follow-up phase to RISP1 (2005-2010) and RISP2 (2010 - 2013). The support will be in line with the EU development policies, as stated in the “European Consensus on Development” (2005), “Agenda for Change” (2011), the EU Aid for Trade Strategy (2007), the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (2007) and its Action Plans, especially their provisions regarding regional integration, world markets and the link between trade and development. 

The RISP3 programme seeks to support well selected, high priority and complementary activities to accelerate domestication and implementation of regional commitments including targeted national consultations and consensus building, background analytical work, reviews to identify gaps between current national laws and regional commitments, drafting of new legislation to comply with regional decisions, and strengthening national and regional institutions involved in coordination and implementation of regional integration activities. The main instruments of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) support to member states will be supporting capacity development, information gathering and analysis, advocacy and promotion of issues, and support to appropriate policy and intervention development in member states. 

The programme is executed in the IGAD member States (MS) of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The programme’s coordination office will be based within the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti. Staff will be based within the Secretariat and within the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) in Nairobi). 

IGAD, a regional economic community (REC) established under the auspices of the African Union (AU), is mandated to promote minimal regional economic integration (MEIP) and other political, security and socio-economic issues of importance to member states through the implementation of common policies and programmes (including the facilitation of the movement of persons 

The expected results from the activities carried out over the period covered by this programme estimate are: 

Result 1: Support to transposition of regional dryland agriculture and livestock policies at national level within IGAD region. 

Result 2: Support to Institutional strengthening of IGAD Secretariat. 

Under result area one, the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) is planning to assess the total economic value of pastoralism in Sudan, among other interventions.

A relatively new framework, known as Total Economic Value or TEV, is a tool that increasingly being used by researchers, NGOs, regional and international development partners to generate a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the multiple and varied values and benefits of pastoralism, and its overall contribution to the economy, society and environment. Its application to other land use systems or economic investments in pastoral areas could also demonstrate the comparative costs and benefits of these investments versus pastoralism to local livelihoods, and to local, national and regional economies. This understanding is critical to informed decision-making and increased knowledge base on pastoral economics and marketing. The key findings from such studies using this approach will be used to provide arguments for policy support, research and investment in pastoral systems. Measuring, documenting and disseminating the value of pastoralism as a livelihood system always perceived as a challenge. The economic, social and ecological benefits of this system need to be valued in monetary terms and in a language understandable by policy makers and development partners will help in investment promotion of this system and pull it out of marginalization.

The approach brings together direct and indirect values to show the efficiency and environmental benefits of pastoralism. As well it shows its benefits to individuals, households, communities and the national economies. It is also a tool to facilitate understanding about the complexities and inter-connections of the values that are derived from this livelihood system.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY 

The overall objective of this study is to shed light on the total economic values of pastoralism in Sudan and add to the knowledge base in support of sustainable development of pastoral areas. 

SPECIFIC TASKS 

1- Carry out a desk review to design a conceptual framework of analysis using TEV approach and collate all available secondary data about direct and indirect benefits of pastoralism. As well data and information on socio-cultural, indigenous knowledge, and environmental values should also be captured.

2- Undertake a field survey to collect relevant primary data from relevant stakeholders including pastoralists communities, actors working with them including government, NGOs, and development partners. Other secondary data from the national statistics, the ministry of agriculture, livestock, ministry of finance and other line ministries could also be used.

3. Examine the direct economic contribution of pastoralism to the national economy

4. Identify and estimate all direct and indirect uses of pastoralism

5. Provide a detailed case study to give insights about the total economic value of pastoralism in the context of ASALs in Sudan using some appropriate valuation methods

6. Identify and assess the environmental values and importance of pastoralism such as protection of biodiversity and preventing desertification;

7. Identify major challenges and constraints facing pastoralism in Sudan;

8. Provide policy implications and recommendations based on the findings from this study.

PROPOSED METHODOLOGY 

The consultancy is required to propose a methodology of addressing the overall objective and the detailed tasks of the assignment that shall be followed in response to the TOR. The approach should include, among others, the following: 

 Proposed data collection instruments and methodology for data analysis 

 Schedules to review relevant documents 

 Schedule of meetings with relevant bodies and institutions in the country 

DELIVERABLES 

a. An inception report with details on the method and tools to be used and the work plan. 

b. Draft report on the total economic value of pastoralism in Sudan

c. A comprehensive final report on the total economic value of pastoralism in Sudan

DURATION AND CONDITION OF CONSULTANCY 

The total duration of the consultancy will be 30 working days, starting from signing the contract by all parties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ICPALD 

a) Air tickets and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be covered for field work outside the duty station upon approval of travel schedules. 

b) Liaison and assistance in communicating with stakeholders. 

c) Reports will be submitted to Dr. Osman Babikir, Head, Social Economics and Policy, IGAD Centre for Pastoral Area and Livestock Development (ICPALD) Jadala Place, 1st Floor, Ngong Lane, P. O. Box 47824-00100, Nairobi, Kenya, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CONSULTANT QUALIFICATION AND EXPERTISE 

• The successful candidates shall have an advanced degree in livestock economics, agricultural economics or the equivalent

• Knowledge and experience of using participatory approaches 

• Strong analytical skills

• Excellent communication/ writing skills and fluency in English

General professional experience

• A proven successful track record in development and/or livestock economics

• Proven experience in the required field.

• Proven knowledge and experience about total economic valuation

• Experience in conducting and facilitating dialogue with national, regional and international organizations

Specific professional experience

• At least 10 years work experience in issues related to the scope of this study 

• Good understanding about artisanal mining and its supporting policies and legal frameworks

• Knowledge of how to develop regional strategies and policies 

• Demonstrate competence and skills in developing a regional action plan

• Good reporting writing skills. 

• Strong understanding of IGAD region, having working in at least three of the eight IGAD MS. 

APPLICATIONS 

1. Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; with copies to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. only the short-listed applicants will be notified.

2. In the Subject line, please write: Ref: Consultancy To Assess The Total Economic Value Of Pastoralism In Sudan

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