Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

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) FOR PROVISION OF VARIOUS SERVICES TO IGAD ON FRAMEWORK CONTRACT BASIS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2019

BACKGROUND

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) whose members are Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, the Sudan and Uganda and thus Member States (MS) was established in 1986, in response to the recurrent droughts of 1970s and 1980s. In 1996, the mandate of IGAD was revitalized to introduce peace and security as pre-requisite to development and areas of focus expanded to encompass food security and environmental protection, economic co-operation and political and humanitarian affairs. IGAD promotes robust and sustainable socio-economic development in the region.

Overall objective

IGAD serves as a secretariat and is mandated to organise, coordinate and mobilise efforts of the member states through organising workshops, meetings, forums that bring together stakeholder to address issues as they fall due. This therefore brings us to the understanding and appreciation of the need to pre-arrange, engage, and source venues/facilities appropriate and befitting IGAD to host these events, meetings workshops, forums and occasions accordingly.

Cognizant of the frequency of the meetings, conferences and workshops being organized across the entire IGAD region (in Member States), a great and colossal funds are involved to secure conference venues for IGAD’s meetings and workshops. Besides the workshops, interpretation services are in most cases required for these meetings as the membership/participation is from IGAD’s Member States whose languages are French, English and Arabic. Therefore, this calls for engagement of services for interpreters. Also IGAD in most cases engages services of secretarial firms where a lot printing, binding is required thus secretarial services being a crucial service.   

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has ascertained funds for the procurement of various services given below in different categories and hereby invites potential interested service providers for Conference facilities, interpretation/translation and secretarial service to submit in their expression of interest. The resulting contract shall be on a framework contract basis.

As meetings are always organized in the capitals of Member States, the call for expression is strictly intended for Nationals interested hotel, conference facility providers, interpretation firms and secretarial service providers to express their interest in doing business with IGAD. All potential service providers from all IGAD Member States who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit in their expression of interest/proposals. The resulting Contract shall be on Framework Basis.

IGAD therefore, invites expression of interest/proposals from each IGAD Member State as categorized here below:

  1. IGAD-127-01/2018; PROVISION OF CONFERENCE FACILITY
  2. IGAD-127-02/2018; PROVISION OF TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION SERVICES
  3. IGAD-127-03/2018; PROVISION OF SECRETARIAL SERVICES

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Service providers must submit their expression of interest (company profile, reference letters, and other relevant credentials with a cover letter) and price quote that will stand for a whole year.

Attached is a detailed requirement and standard pre-qualification that must be filled and returned to the address below in person, or by email no later than 14:00hrs, on October 30, 2018. Our address is:

Administration and Finance

Attn: Procurement Unit

IGAD Secretariat

Avenue Georges Clemenceau

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P.O. Box 2653,

Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

IGAD is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) Specialist- Individual consultancy assignment                  (Ref. No. ICPAC/18/ICS/04)

 

Organization: IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Center

Name of the Project: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation                        

Project ID: P154403

Grant No.: TF0A1090

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DISASTER RISK ASSESSMENT (DRA) SPECIALIST 

  1. Background

 IGAD is one of the building blocks of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union. IGAD was initially established in 1986 as the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to coordinate the efforts of the Member States in combating desertification and promoting efforts to mitigate the effects of drought. The IGAD region has been facing recurrent disasters emanating from human-made and natural hazards. Key among the hazards that evolve into disasters include drought, floods, conflicts, epidemics and fire. Other threatening hazards include: industrial/transport accidents, environmental pollution, crop and livestock pests, earthquakes and land slide. These hazards have caused disasters of varying magnitudes in the past.

Actual and potential disaster risks still remain a serious development challenge for the region in the foreseeable future. Disasters destroy years of development efforts, squander vast resource investments, and perpetuate poverty, damage infrastructure and the natural environment, impoverish communities, and divert national priorities and development resources to emergency management operations. Over the years, the IGAD Secretariat with the participation and involvement of the member states, relevant regional and international organizations and agencies elaborated a disaster management strategy and compiled a comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme. The IGAD Council of Ministers endorsed the Disaster Risk Management Programme for the IGAD Region in 2004 and entrusted the Secretariat with its implementation.

IGAD Secretariat has responded to these challenges by implementing the Regional Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRM) starting from 2004. The involvement and cooperation of partners in DRM has been steadily increasing since the adoption of the DRM programme by the Policy Organs of IGAD in 2004. In May2005 the European Commission and the Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Group of States jointly decided to establish an “ACP-EU Facility for Natural Disaster Prevention”. Parallel to this project implementation, the EU funded a Regional Food Security and Risk Management (REFORM) programme. The purpose of these two projects was to adopt a coherent approach to assist ACP states to effectively build their resilience to the long-term impact of natural disasters through the development and strengthening of national and regional disaster risk reduction and disaster management activities and contribute to capacity-building in sub-regional institutions entrusted with disaster risk management as well as in the beneficiary states.

The Member States with the support from the Secretariat and partners have made encouraging progress towards the implementation of the DRM programme by putting in place appropriate policies, plans, institutional frameworks and capacities among other mechanisms. Despite such progress there still remain many gaps and challenges impeding the realization of effective DRM. Experiences have shown that past strategies and response mechanisms have never been adequate. In this regard, there is need for a comprehensive policy on disaster risk management that is proactive, harmonies policies and activities as well as opens initiatives for regional collaboration, aligns the DRM and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) framework/strategy to the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015-2030 and with the Africa Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy on Disaster Risk Reduction (now aligned to Sendai Framework), integrating DRM and Climate Change adaptation measures and strengthens institutional capacities. As climate change, will add new threats to sustainable development efforts of all member states, and intensify climate related disasters, CCA and Disaster Risk Management thus have much in common. IGAD member states have, in their limited capacities, followed separate strategies to respond to these disasters

2.   Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards Programme and the Core Result Areas

 

As part of the partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States a programme on “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities”, has been approved to be financed from 10th European Development Fund (10th EDF). IGAD/ICPAC is responsible for implementing this Programme in the IGAD region. The other three (3) African Regional Economic Communities that receiving funding to implement the above programme are: ECAS, ECOWAS, and SADC. The purpose of the programme is to continue supporting the ACP group of States in addressing the challenges of disasters emanating from the natural hazards in their respective regions. This undertaking under the current initiative will have to build on what has been achieved in the past financed from 9th EDF. The fund is channeled and coordinated through the WB/GFDRR which will have an oversight in the project implementation of the respective RECs. 

3.   Overall objective of the project

 

The overall development objective of the project is contributing “to reduce& manage the impacts of future disaster risks emanating from natural and human made hazards and enhance resilience of vulnerable communities by developing disaster resilience capacities in the IGAD region”.

 

The specific objectives of the project are to:

 

  1. Sustain political commitments in order to operationalize policies, strategies and legal frameworks on DRM,
  2. Enhance the prevention and reduce the impacts of disasters emanating from natural and human made hazards in the IGAD region, and
  3. Strengthen capacities of IGAD and DRM institutions of the member

 

4.       Core Result Area of the Project:

 

The core result area of this project is:

 

“African Regional Communities (RECs) have DRR coordination, planning and policy advisory capacities operational so to support their respective member states and regional and sub-regional programmes.”

Under the Core Result Area, the following are the specific results to be realized during the programme implementation from 2015-2018. 

  1. RECs’ DRR strategies are operational according to their respective action plans, building on the achievements of previous DRM
  2. Regional knowledge and understanding of DRM are enhanced with a particular focus on strengthening national decision-making
  3. Cooperation and networking are improved between the RECS and global, regional, and national research institutions and technical centers to strengthen and integrate disaster risk management into sustainable
  4. Advice and technical assistance is provided to member states (MS) in developing national DRM policies, strategies and risk reduction
  5. Regional capacities are improved to support post-disaster needs assessments and recovery/reconstruction

 

5.       Stakeholders and Beneficiaries

 

The project is designed to improve the capacities of the IGAD/ICPAC and the national DRM institutions to address issues of Disaster Risk Management. These stakeholders include IGAD/ICPAC-Secretariat, the national disaster risk management institutions, sectoral relevant line ministries, national, sub-national and local government agencies, and international organizations dealing with disaster risks.

The direct beneficiaries will be IGAD/ICPAC staff, disaster risk management agency staff and other officials at national level with disaster risk management responsibilities. The ultimate beneficiaries are people at risks from various hazards prevailing in their respective geographical areas.

 

International Organizations such as AUC, UN-ISDR, UN-OCHA, the World Bank/GFDRR, national institutions (e.g. universities working on DRM aspects), AfDB, UNDP, other donors and NGOs active in the field of DRM may contribute to the project by making available data, information and best practices on DRM issues as well as benefit from the results of the project.

 

6.       Institutional Implementation Arrangements

 

The DRM Unit under the guidance of ICPAC Director will play the coordination role during the implementation period. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is the mechanism established by the IGAD member states to provide technical guidance and support to the DRM section, monitor the progress of DRM, and prioritize hazards to address in member states and in the region. The same TAC members will play a crucial role during the project implementation period. Appropriate technical staff: DRM coordinator, Procurement Officer, Accountant and an Administrative Assistant will be recruited to assist in the implementation of the project activities. Across all the activities the recruitment of Information Technology (IT) specialist is crucial to initiate and support DRM related IT infrastructure. In addition, short term consultants and specialized technical experts will have to be recruited to undertake specific project activities assignments during the project implementation period.

  

7.       Objective of the missions of the Disaster Risk Assessment Specialist

 

The Disaster Risk Assessment specialist will work closely with the project coordinator and the senior DRM expert to undertake all the project activities related to regional hazard and risk assessment and mapping. The DRA specialist will also play a role in undertaking regional and national capacity development trainings for Member States to develop spatial and non-spatial baseline data for disaster risk assessment, hazard monitoring and early warning system. The DRA Specialist will liaise with UNISDR to support the regional implementation of the Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) in close consultation with the DRM focal institutions of Member States.

  

8.       Duties and Responsibilities

 

8.1.  Hazard Assessment and Risk Information

  1. Support IGAD/ICPAC and more specifically the DRM program in the development of hazard and risk assessment products at regional level.
  2. Coordinate and lead trainings for member states on the use of Earth Observation(EO) and geospatial technologies to develop/strengthen baseline data for hazard assessment
  • Work closely with DRM focal institutions of member states in seasonal and monthly hazards and risk information identification, monitoring and early warning
  1. Undertake a baseline survey of the status of hazard monitoring and multi-hazard early warning systems in member states and provide technical support towards the achievement of target G of the Sendai Framework.
  2. Contribute to the generation and dissemination of the regional hazard early warning information through, inter alia, Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forums, existing products and portals/tools at ICPAC.

 

8.2. Policy and Coordination

  1. Support the activities of the IGAD DRM program and focal institutions of the member states in coordination and harmonization of the Disaster Risk Assessment methods and tools to strengthen understanding risk and put in place hazard monitoring and reporting systems.
  2. Contribute to the overall achievements of the project objectives and provide support across the components and activities as per the project work plan.
  • Support the regional efforts for successful reporting of the progress made in Member States on the targets and indicators of the Sendai Framework Monitor and Programme of Action (PoA) of Africa Union Commission.

 

8.3. Advocacy and reporting

  1. Produce and disseminate communication materials on hazard and risk assessment in the IGAD region to enhance DRR awareness
  2. Promote the activities of the DRM project and the DRM activities in the region through appropriate social media platforms

 

9.       Profile of Senior DRA Specialist

 

9.1. Educational Qualifications

The DRA specialist will possess Advanced University degree (Preferably PHD) or higher in areas relevant to Disaster Risk Assessment, Spatial Science or Environment with training on current disaster risk management approaches.

 

9.2. Experience

  • He/she will have more than 7 years of experiences in the areas of disaster risk assessment, hazard mapping and spatial analysis,
  • He/she will have a proven track record of hazard assessment and mapping in the areas of drought, floods etc. and experience in hazard atlas preparation.
  • He/She should have extensive experience in preparing training modules, planning and conducting software based trainings on hazard and risk assessment
  • He/she will have excellent command of English and working knowledge of French language will have an added advantage

 

10.    Duration and location of the mission

 

The Disaster Risk Assessment Specialist will be based at the ICPAC in Nairobi, Kenya for a maximum of 12 months. The assignment will include travelling within and outside the region o DRM related DRM activities.

 

11.    Reporting

 

The DRA specialist will regularly report to the ICPAC/ Project Coordinator

  • A detailed account of the quarterly progress during the implementation period by referring to the activities of the current project. Constraints in implementing the project on schedule have to be explained and solutions offered on how to overcome them.
  • An account of the progress achieved in the implementation of the programme with respect to the duties and responsibilities of the DRA specialist.
  • Contribute to midterm and final reports of the project implementation with regards to the key achievements and progress made.

 

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 no later than 5:00 PM on October 26, 2018.

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)

Kenya Meteorological Department Compound

Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner

Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,

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ICPAC/T/004/2018

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) is a specialized Institution of the Inter- Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). ICPAC with funding from the African Development Bank under SAWIDREA Project has set aside funds, and now invites eligible, suitably qualified bidders to submit sealed bids. A summary of the required supplies appears below;

  • Lot 01: ICPAC IT Equipment: Workstations, Laptops, Printer, Ups, Primary Domain Controller, Matlab, SAN 64GB, Intel and PGI Compiler Software and Training
  • Lot 02: IT Equipment for Countries: Workstation, Laptop, Printer, UPS, Server, Software and Training
  • Lot 03: Civil Works - Local Housing Unit for Equipment (In Somalia)
  • Lot 04: Upgrade of Solar Backup System 

To download the detailed Tender Document mentioned above, please visit the ICPAC Website http://www.icpac.net and the IGAD website www.igad.int under the link “Tenders”. The website will be updated regularly and it is the Bidders' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from ICPAC at the address given below from 9:00 am to 4.00 pm during working days. Bid submissions must be delivered to the address below on or before Monday, 22nd October 2018 at 1000 hours, local time followed by public opening. The address is;

Director,

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC),

Kenya Meteorological Department Compound,

Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner,

P.O. Box 10304-00100, Nairobi, Kenya ,  Tel: +254-20-3514426

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Consultancy Terms of Reference (TOR)

for

Development of the IGAD Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Advocacy Strategy and Tools

Background

One of the key objectives of IGAD is to promote and realize the objectives of the African Economic Community. It is for this reason that compelling evidence of the link between nutrition in infancy and childhood and grey matter development, and the consequent economic productivity later in life is of substantial interest to IGAD secretariat and the Member States.  Maternal and child undernutrition impairs children’s physical growth and brain development, school readiness and educational achievement, and earning potential and productivity in later life.[i],[ii] In the IGAD 8 Member States, an estimated 11 million children under 5 are stunted and their physical growth and brain development compromised.  None of the IGAD member states have stunting rates of 20% or less, which is considered as low prevalence. Undernutrition of pregnant women leads to poor maternal and fetal outcomes, including one-fifth of stunting cases in children.[iii] Furthermore, all IGAD countries are in the group of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where 29% of children in are vitamin A deficient[iv] and 43% are anemic.[v] Globally, Anemia, often a result of iron deficiency, also affects 38% of pregnant women. The burden of maternal and child undernutrition is a real challenge in the IGAD region.

The food and nutrition situation in IGAD Member States is characterized by among others, acute food shortages, cyclic famine, hunger and sub-optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition practices. The slow progress in reducing malnutrition in the IGAD region can be summarized simply as due to limited access to diversified food, suboptimal nutrition practices and limited access to health and nutrition services.

Hitherto is the unprecedented commitment among key stakeholders to prioritize the fight against undernutrition in policies national development plans. To this effect, 60 governments globally have joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement (including 6 of 8 IGAD Member States).   However, and akin to other sub-Saharan countries, the national-level progress to strengthen national policies and strategies, planning resources allocation in nutrition remains limited.  Furthermore, the political economy of nutrition actions does not receive sufficient attention and impedes the implementation of effective programs at scale.  As a result, progress towards Member States (and regional) maternal and child undernutrition targets remains slow. The consequences are far reaching and include among others: increased morbidity and mortality, prevalent anemia cases among pregnant women, reduction in the physical ability to do work, increased absenteeism from school and work, reduced employment and earnings, reduced ability to resist infection, impaired physical and intellectual development in young children all of which are passed on through the generations. Malnutrition acts as a brake on the social and economic development of the individual, of the local communities, of nations, regions and of the global economy as a whole.

Sound maternal, infant and child nutrition is key contributor to a healthy population with propensity to reach optimum economic productivity of IGAD Member States and of the region. Placing the agenda of MIYCN strategically in the political, planning and resources allocation/budgeting processes at individual member states and at IGAD secretariat is therefore  key to triggering and sustaining economic prosperity in the region. Through the Regional Initiatives for Sustained Improvements in Nutrition and Growth (RISING), partners including IGAD are aiming to increase the effective coverage, at scale, of key evidence-based nutrition interventions. In the wider efforts to achieve this objective, advocacy for nutrition is indispensable.

The purpose of this assignment is therefore to within the context of the RISING initiative, provide a strategic and practical guide and tools for lobbying for MIYCN agenda at high-level political decision making, planning, budgeting and processes in the IGAD region. This assignment will therefore include the proposition of the appropriate platforms for advocacy, advocacy content and delivery media given the target audiences and the prevailing IGAD Member States’ contexts.

Project background and description

Advocacy for MIYCN at Member States’ and regional level is key to the goal of RISING Initiative – to contribute to the increase in effective coverage, at scale, of key evidence-based nutrition interventions. The RISING initiative is led by UNICEF East and Southern Africa Office (ESARO) and covers regions of East Asia and Pacific, Eastern and Southern Africa, South Asia, and Western and Central Africa. RISING initiative aims to strengthen the organizational and technical leadership of regional platforms to support scaling-up of key evidence-based interventions to improve nutrition (WN) and early childhood nutrition (ECN).The regional platforms include the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), regional associations and regional development partners.

 

The partnership for RISING initiative draws on the mandates of the RECs (ASEAN, ECSA, ECOWAS, IGAD, SAARC and SADC) to drive change among Member States in areas relevant to ECN and WN by advocating for adoption and implementation of policies, legislation and strategies, harmonizing policies and facilitating the exchange of information, and promoting interventions that specifically address the needs of their respective regions.

In this initiative, IGAD wider roles include the relevant and effective efforts in improving WN and ECN landscape in the region through:

  1. Harmonisation of policies and strategies, and adoption by member states
  2. Facilitating strengthening of MIYCN advocacy among the member states
  3. Capacity building of IGAD secretariat in nutrition programming
  4. Information generation and dissemination (knowledge management) for policy and programs use
  5. Effective coordination of the Member States for improved policy development, resource mobilisation and strategic focus.

Scope of the assignment

Purpose and objective of the assignment

The purpose of assignment is to develop strategies and tools for adoption and use by IGAD Member States and secretariat for advocating for MIYCN to be placed in the highest levels of policy development policy review, planning and resource allocation for improved and effective coverage, at scale, of key evidence-based MIYCN interventions.

The objectives of the assignment will therefore be to:

  1. Analyse socio-political, policy and multisectoral nutrition programming context and other decision making processes and contexts for the implementation of the MIYCN interventions. This will inform the basis for appropriateness and effectiveness of the advocacy strategies, messages and tools to be developed, as well as analyse the human capacity needs for effective advocacy.
  2. Develop a guiding framework for strategically placing MIYCN issues for multisectoral policy, planning and budgeting/resource allocation processes - a draft MIYCN advocacy strategy which clearly identifies the strategy objectives, audiences/platforms, advocacy messages and delivery modes.
  3. Draft a framework for monitoring and evaluating the IGAD region MIYCN advocacy efforts, as an integral part of the advocacy strategy.
  4. Develop practical tools for implementing advocacy strategy at IGAD Member States and regional levels for the various audiences/platforms, messages and the delivery modes

Approaches to use in the assignment

This work will involves conducting key informant interviews and desk review to concisely document the socio-political, policy and technical framework for MIYCN interventions, the potential advocacy audience and/or possible platforms for advocacy. This review will also analyse other critical decision making organs and processes at country and regional level that are key to effective MIYCN programming.  Based on the background analysis and the available information, IGAD MIYCN advocacy strategy will be drafted with included, among others, the advocacy messages (and delivery modes) and M&E framework for the advocacy efforts. Following the draft of the strategy, there will be the development of the advocacy tools for different target groups/audiences/platforms in varied national and regional advocacy platforms with specific messages respective for each of the key audiences identified. With guidance from IGAD and UNICEF, there will be validation of the advocacy strategy and the developed tools. Participants in the validation will be the Member States, RISING partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Expected deliverables for the assignment

The following are the expected deliverables for the assignment:

  1. An inception note specifying in details, the understanding of the TOR, the detailed approach in developing the IGAD MIYCN advocacy strategy and the advocacy tools. An outline of the advocacy strategy and of proposed advocacy tools will also be presented together with the inception note. The inception note will be presented to and reviewed by IGAD secretariat.
  2. Draft IGAD MIYCN advocacy strategy that will guide IGAD Member States to put MIYCN agenda at the highest level of political, policy and resource allocation decision making in the Member States and regional level for effective MIYCN interventions within the multisectoral nutrition planning processes. The strategy should be open for review with the changing context and continuous reaction and feedback from Member States and partners.
  3. Draft MIYCN advocacy tools to be used by Member States and IGAD secretariat for use in promoting and lobbying for MIYCN considerations in the multisectoral policies, plans and budgets.
  4. Final IGAD MIYCN advocacy frame work and advocacy tools with inputs, comments and concerns from the Member States and RISING partners taken into consideration and approved by IGAD secretariat as an official advocacy guide for MIYCN in the region.

Reporting and working arrangements

The consultant will be expected to work from his/her office/home and in some instances at IGAD offices in Nairobi and/or in other Member States. All meetings related to the assignments will be held at IGAD offices or in other locations as shall be specified. The consultant may be expected to travel to various Member States if and when the need arises. IGAD secretariat will provide administrative support to the consultant.  The consultant will report to the IGAD Program Coordinator on Health and Nutrition and will work closely with IGAD Nutrition Project Officer.

Duration of the assignments and terms of reference

The consultant effective days of engagement will be 30 days between September and November 2018. The effective remuneration will be based on the official IGAD daily ratings and as shall be further agreed between the consultant and IGAD. The payment terms will be as follows:

  1. 20% after submission of final inception note
  2. 40% with submission of draft MIYCN strategy and tools
  3. 40% with submission of final draft of MIYCN strategy and tools

Minimum qualifications needed

Great value is placed on the technical qualification and independence of the expert. Candidates should have the following basic and essential qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in social and political sciences with relevant focus on advocacy at national and regional level;
  • Have relevant experience in advocacy in health, nutrition, food security and agricultural or or related fields;
  • Conversant with the current nutrition approaches including the SUN, 1000days approach and nutrition sensitive initiatives;
  • Have drafted advocacy frameworks, strategies, policies or related or reports at least within the last five years in the Horn of Africa or in  at least in two IGAD Member States is essential;
  • Over 10 years of country or regional level experience in policy, strategy and programme level;
  • Experience in collation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data including in desk reviews;
  • Evidence of participation in national or international scientific bodies, committees, and other expert advisory bodies pertinent to the scope of this study is an asset.
  • Applicants must have excellent working knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French will be  an  added advantage;  
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

How to apply 

Interested candidates should send: Contact details, up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) , a technical proposal not exceeding ten (5) pages, describing the consultant’s understanding of the TOR, proposed methodology, consultants’ role and detailed work plan linked to the deliverables with associated timelines, indicating the level of Effort (LoE) for each activity, at least one similar report by the consultant drafted in the past 5 years, Financial proposal of daily rating.

Proposals should be addressed by e-mailed / submitted in such that they are received on or before 5:00pm on 23rd October 2018. 

Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. The application should have the subject line Consultancy Terms of Reference (TOR) for

Development of the IGAD Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Advocacy Strategy and Tools” addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,

Avenue Georges Clemenceau,

P. O. Box 2653

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Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

 

 

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