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Courses for Academic Year 2013-2014

ISTVS offers a new 4-year course, awarding University of Nairobi Bachelor in Science in Dry-land Economics and Agro-ecosystem Management (BSc DEAM)

Fees/scholarships

Somali nationals - USD 1015 per semester (USD 2130/ year) – including tuition, study materials, field trips

Foreign nationals from IGAD region
– USD 1330 per semester (USD 2660/ year) – including tuition, study materials, field trips  USD 50 - to register with University of Nairobi, with UoN identity card and registration letter

ISTVS also offers a 3-year courses, awarding Makerere University Higher Diplomas in Livestock Health Sciences (DLH), and in Livestock Product Development and Entrepreneurship (DLPDE). ISTVS graduates may upgrade their Diplomas to fully-fledged Degrees, at other Universities within the IGAD region with whom ISTVS has agreements. scholarships


Somali nationals - USD 765 per semester (USD 1530/ year) – including tuition, study materials, field trips

Foreign nationals from IGAD region – USD 955 per semester (USD 1910/ year) – including tuition, study materials, field trips

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

for

CONSULTANCY SERVICE of ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF CATTLE RUSTLING IN ETHIOPIA

BACKGROUND

IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) with support from EU (RISP3 Programme) commissioned three studies (Kenya, Uganda and Sudan) to assess social and economic costs of cattle rustling in these countries. It was observed that in addition to killing, maiming and kidnapping the communities targeted for raids the countries incurred heavy economic costs; In Kenya cattle rustling costs the economy Ksh 51.78 billion ($ 0.5178 billion) in 2017, in Uganda it costs UgSh 394.1 ($ 110 million), while in the Sudan it costs an estimated SDG 40.3 billion ($ 6.0 billion) . Given the high social and economic costs of this illegal activity it is critical that similar studies are undertaken in Ethiopia and South Sudan to collect more evidence that will feed into a synthesized status of cattle rustling at regional level. It is proposed that the findings of each of the countries and a synthesized regional report be presented to technical experts from member states before being tabled for action by Permanent Secretaries/Under Secretaries/State Ministers and Ministers. It is expected that IGAD member states will cooperate and collaborate in the development of appropriate policy and legal frameworks and better informed policing will form part of the member states response to this deadly criminal activity especially in cross border areas.

This proposed study is expected to determine the social and economic effects of cattle rustling at country level in Ethiopia and inform with evidence the intended and on-going efforts of curbing the cattle rustling practice and hence reducing the crimes associated with it.    

THE OJECTIVES OF THE ASSINGMENT

The overall objective of this assignment is to derive adequate credible evidence to draw sufficient attention at national policy level to the negative social and economic impacts of livestock/cattle rustling.

DELIVERABLES:

The consultant is expected to prepare and share with ICPALD:

  1. An inception report with details on the method and tools to be used and the work plan.
  2. Draft report on the assessment of social and economic costs of livestock/cattle rustling in Ethiopia.
  3. A comprehensive final report on the assessment of social and economic costs of livestock/cattle rustling in Ethiopia.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters or equivalent degree in livestock economics, agricultural economics, development studies or related fields.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the required field
  • Good understanding about livestock related issues and policies
  • Knowledge of how to develop different scenarios of cost benefit analysis
  • Demonstrate competence and skills in analytical analysis
  • Good reporting writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of the local context is an added advantage
  • Proven knowledge and experience on similar assignments.

 Skills and Abilities:     

  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using participatory approaches
  • Strong analytical skills

Excellent communication/ writing skills and fluency in English

DURATION OF THE ASSINGMENT

The duration of contract shall be for a maximum of thirty (50) working days.

The consultant will work closely with IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD office and will from time to time submit and share the progress of activities as agreed.

 IGAD Secretariat now invites eligible Individual Consultants with the requisite experience to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance to IGAD Procurement Manual 2017.

 HOW TO APPLY

Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and non-returnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 2:00 pm  local time on 11th  August  2018. Our address is: 

  Procurement Unit

   Administration and Finance

IGAD Secretariat

Avenue Georges Clemenceau

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

Copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.O. Box 2653,

Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

 

Women applicants are encouraged.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

FOR

CONSULTANCY SERVICE of ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF CATTLE RUSTLING IN SOUTH SUDAN

BACKGROUND

IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) with support from EU (RISP3 Programme) commissioned three studies (Kenya, Uganda and Sudan) to assess social and economic costs of cattle rustling in these countries. It was observed that in addition to killing, maiming and kidnapping the communities targeted for raids the countries incurred heavy economic costs; In Kenya cattle rustling costs the economy Ksh 51.78 billion ($ 0.5178 billion) in 2017, in Uganda it costs UgSh 394.1 ($ 110 million), while in the Sudan it costs an estimated SDG 40.3 billion ($ 6.0 billion) . Given the high social and economic costs of this illegal activity it is critical that similar studies are undertaken in Ethiopia and South Sudan to collect more evidence that will feed into a synthesized status of cattle rustling at regional level. It is proposed that the findings of each of the countries and a synthesized regional report be presented to technical experts from member states before being tabled for action by Permanent Secretaries/Under Secretaries/State Ministers and Ministers. It is expected that IGAD member states will cooperate and collaborate in the development of appropriate policy and legal frameworks and better informed policing will form part of the member states response to this deadly criminal activity especially in cross border areas.

This proposed study is expected to determine the social and economic effects of cattle rustling at country level in South Sudan and inform with evidence the intended and on-going efforts of curbing the cattle rustling practice and hence reducing the crimes associated with it.     

THE OJECTIVES OF THE ASSINGMENT

The overall objective of this assignment is to derive adequate credible evidence to draw sufficient attention at national policy level to the negative social and economic impacts of livestock/cattle rustling.

DELIVERABLES:

The consultant is expected to prepare and share with ICPALD:

  1. An inception report with details on the method and tools to be used and the work plan.
  2. Draft report on the assessment of social and economic costs of livestock/cattle rustling in South Sudan.
  3. A comprehensive final report on the assessment of social and economic costs of livestock/cattle rustling in South Sudan.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters or equivalent degree in livestock economics, agricultural economics, development studies or related fields.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the required field
  • Good understanding about livestock related issues and policies
  • Knowledge of how to develop different scenarios of cost benefit analysis
  • Demonstrate competence and skills in analytical analysis
  • Good reporting writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of the local context is an added advantage
  • Proven knowledge and experience on similar assignments.

 Skills and Abilities:     

  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using participatory approaches
  • Strong analytical skills

Excellent communication/ writing skills and fluency in English

DURATION OF THE ASSINGMENT

The duration of contract shall be for a maximum of thirty (50) working days.

The consultant will work closely with IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD office and will from time to time submit and share the progress of activities as agreed. 

IGAD Secretariat now invites eligible Individual Consultants with the requisite experience to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.

 Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance to IGAD Procurement Manual 2017.

HOW TO APPLY

 Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and non-returnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 2:00 pm  local time on 8th August  2018. Our address is:

 

Procurement Unit

Administration and Finance

IGAD Secretariat

Avenue Georges Clemenceau

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

Copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.O. Box 2653,

Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

 

Women applicants are encouraged.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) 

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

for

CONSULTANCY SERVICE to Organize Regional Conference on Enhancing the Contribution of Blue Economy in IGAD Region Building Resilience and Attaining Food/Nutrition Security

BACKGROUND

The Blue Economy refers to the sustainable use and conservation of marine, ocean and coastal resources for food security, job creation, and economic growth. It is about fisheries, aquaculture, minerals, energy, transport, trade, seabed mining, coastal zone management, tourism, marine biotechnology, as well as aquatic endangered, threatened and protected species and areas. Most importantly, it is about the livelihoods that can be derived, and improved, with these activities. In the case of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean an important dimension of Blue economy is related to the security aspects (i.e.: piracy control) and legal framework (i.e.: environmental issues, off shore fish trading, cross borders trade, among others). In all of the Horn of Africa sea shores, Blue Economy shall also consider the impact of climate change, global warming and oceans acidification as well as the impact of inland not controlled floods affecting the coastal areas and sea life. Promote joint development strategies and gradually harmonize macro-economic policies and programs in the social, technological and scientific fields;

The economy of the IGAD region is mainly based on the use of its terrestrial natural resources while the region is also endowed with huge aquatic resources. However, the resource is not properly developed and used to improve the livelihoods and FNS of the region mainly due to: 

  • the fact that potential of the blue economy is not well understood and quantified either at central or at decentralized level
  • inadequate capacity of the member states to sustainably manage blue economic resources
  • lack of common legal and policy frameworks
  • lack of a regional platform to promote regional cooperation and exchange of views, ideas and experience on the various blue economy sectors
  • lack of enabling policies for public – private – partnership in the development of blue economy 

IGAD Secretariat in collaboration with FAO-Djibouti and Djibouti Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock with technical and financial support of EU-Djibouti will organize the regional conference. Senior regional/international consultant will be recruited to identify best experiences on the contribution of Blue economy across the IGAD region, other regions and at international level. The consultant will be also responsible for facilitating the conference and produce post-conference report that will guide on the implementation of best practices in the IGAD region.

THE OJECTIVES OF THE ASSINGMENT

The overall objective of this project is to promote the development of the blue economy to contribute to achieving food and nutrition security, resilience building, generating employment and income for youth and women and propelling economic growth in the region.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

▪ Advanced University Degree in Biology, Agriculture, Natural Resources Economics, Socio-economics, and related fields.

▪ Broad experience in blue/green economy valuation and policy formulation.

▪ Working experience of valuation of natural resources.

▪ Proven evidence in networking.

▪ Experiences in organizing high level international and regional experiences 

▪ Minimum of 20 years working experiences.

▪ Good writing skills.

▪ Good knowledge of English with good computer skills

▪ French language has an added value.

 

DURATION OF THE ASSINGMENT

The indicative starting date for the assignment is August 2018. The kick-off meeting will take place in the EU Delegation to Djibouti and IGAD premises in Djibouti.

The total duration of the consultancy will be 3 months. International consultant will be recruited and he will have 30 man-days distributed over 3 months.

REPORTING

The working language is English. All the reports have to be produced in English.

An Inception Report shall be submitted at the end of the first 15 days.

The draft Final Report shall be produced only in an electronic version and emailed to the representatives of IGAD and the EU Delegation for further dissemination, as well as to the other partners for comments at the latest 1 week after reception of the same.

A period of 10 calendar days is granted to the stakeholders to submit their comments on the draft Final Report.

The comments will be compiled by IGAD and submitted to the consultant.

The Final Reports must be submitted within 10 days after reception of comments.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and non-returnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than200 pm  local time on 8th  August  2018. Our address is:

Procurement Unit

   Administration and Finance

IGAD Secretariat

Avenue Georges Clemenceau

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

Copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.O. Box 2653,

Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

 

Women applicants are encouraged.

Deadline: 13 June 2018

Organization: IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration

Project: Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP)

Introduction

The IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration (RS) is implementing a World Bank funded regional grant “Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP)”. This regional project was inspired by the 2015 World Bank and UNHCR study on “Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa” that found that most refugee hosting areas in the Horn of Africa are relatively underdeveloped compared to other parts of the host countries. The already existing precarious socio-economic situation in these refugee hosting areas plagued by food insecurity, limited access to basic social services and infrastructure, poor livelihood opportunities and a degraded natural resource base makes them more susceptible to further environmental degradation and strains their socio-economic system whenever refugees arrived. It is in light of this that the DRDIP interventions aim to improve access to social services, expand livelihood opportunities and enhance natural resources and environmental management for communities hosting refugees in the targeted areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, while bringing Somalia to the regional discussions on forced displacement and mixed migration. Implementation of the regional component of the DRDIP is by the IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration (RS) located in Nairobi, Kenya, with country specific projects implemented by designated Government entities in line with their national priorities.

The RS, established in 2016, is spearheading the advancement of the development approach to displacement in the IGAD region with a focus on four major areas namely: policy dialogue on the development approach to displacement; research, knowledge generation and learning; capacity enhancement and coordination and partnerships. The execution of these roles requires close collaboration and coordination with member states, civil society, the private sector and universities and think-tanks that are engaged both in the humanitarian and development endeavors in the region.

To advance the research, knowledge generation and learning agenda, as part of its support to DRDIP project countries and the region in an area not generally studied or researched, the RS seeks to engage competent universities and think-tanks in the IGAD region to champion targeted research in the key thematic areas of the DRDIP project. Institutions will be selected based on the relevance of their research focus areas to the DRDIP interventions and eligibility will be limited to those that are registered within the four DRDIP project countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Engagement of research institutions is also a launch pad for generating new knowledge in the area of forced displacement and mixed migration and enriching policy discussions in the IGAD region on the development approach to tackling impacts of displacement.

Invitation

IGAD Secretariat is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from universities, think-tanks and other research institutions to join our research pool, for work around policy and practice in forced displacement in the Horn of Africa. This invitation is extended to university departments (both public and private), think-tanks and other organizations with a research orientation, registered as legal entities within any of the four project countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. 

Selection criteria

The selection process will be led by the IGAD Regional Secretariat (RS) in consultation with the DRDIP Regional Project Steering Committee (RPSC). Only institutions that meet the basic criteria will be considered for pre-qualification. Successful institutions will then be invited to provide technical and financial proposals whenever a specific research need is identified. Information on such research initiatives in support of DRDIP implementation will be shared with preselected institutions.

The review of expressions of interest from competent institutions and selection will be done following a set of pre-defined criteria. The selection criteria will include:

  • Research focus of interested entity relevant to DRDIP intervention areas that include; access to basic social services and economic opportunities, infrastructure (roads, water and sanitation), natural resource development, energy, health, education, good governance and human capital development, among others
  • Geographical location (institutions located in countries outside designated DRDIP project countries will not be considered)
  • Institutional capacities with adequate resources to provide backstopping whenever necessary
  • Research experience in DRDIP relevant areas.

Whereas the main objective of engaging universities, think-tanks and research institutions is to build knowledge around the development approach to impacts of forced displacement and supporting project implementation, this initiative also seeks to enhance the individual research capacities of the selected institutions to feed into national and regional policy discourse.

Geographical coverage

All research projects will be delivered in line with the scope of specific terms of reference as determined by the direct beneficiaries. In general, research projects are expected to be launched in the following project locations.

Djibouti: Two regions: Ali Sabieh and Obock

Ethiopia: Five regions- Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Tigrai, Ethiopian Somali and Afar

Kenya: Three counties- Turkana, Wajir and Garissa

Uganda: 11 districts which will include- Adjumani, Isingiro, Arua and Kiryandongo, among others.          

Application procedure

Interested universities, think-tanks and other research institutions are required to submit their expressions of interest that should include:

  • A brief description of the research experience and capacities of the applying institution relevant to the DRDIP intervention areas listed above
  • A CV of the lead researcher and two other CVs of researchers that would be available to support research projects-once launched
  • A copy of the registration certificate of the applying institution

Universities, think-tanks and research institutions that are interested in participating in the prequalification procedure should send their expressions of interest by e-mail 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. , no later than 13 June 2018. 

This EOI does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only institutions deemed qualified by IGAD RSFDMM will receive invitations to tender. 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1600 hours:

Regional Secretariat On forced Displacement And Mixed Migration

1st Floor Jadala Place - Ngong Lane, Off Ngong Road

P.O. Box 47824_00100,  Nairobi , Kenya

Tel + 254 780 333954 

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