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Consultancy on Undertaking a Perception Survey on Pastoralism

By October 31, 2016No Comments


Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Pastoralism and Stability in the Horn of Africa (PASSHA)
Grant No. TF0A1108
Assignment Title:  Consultancy on Undertaking a Perception Survey on Pastoralism

Reference No.: IGAD/ PASSHA/16/C/03

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pastoralism and Stability in the Horn of Africa (PASSHA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for staffing services.

Objective and Scope of the Assignment

The main objective of this exercise is to gauge the perception of key actors about pastoralists as well as pastoral communities’ perception about their participation in pastoral development interventions and how this has contributed to economic growth, food security, environmental sustainability, safety/security and stability in their respective localities. The perception survey shall cover the following key thematic areas: safe and secure pastoral environment; governance and rule of law; and sustainable economy and social well-being. It is hoped that the findings will contribute to increased knowledge on pastoralism, stability and development more broadly. To view full set of Terms of Reference (Click to download).

The IGAD now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. updated CVs, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills etc.).
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines mentioned above.

Profile of the consultant

(i)    Academic Qualifications
•    PhD in sociology, rural development, anthropology or any other relevant social science discipline.

(ii)    Professional Experience

•    At least five years’ hands-on experience in undertaking socio-economic research in pastoral areas, and in conducting perception and opinion surveys.
•    Proven experience, competency and skills in social research methodology development, data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative) technical  writing
•    Proven experience conducting social research on related subjects in the Horn of Africa is a MUST have.
•    Knowledge and experience in designing and executing tools of social data collection and analysis
•    Practical Knowledge of social data analysis software’s
•    Experience in applying participatory approaches to research
•    Deep understanding of conflict and livelihood dynamics in pastoral contexts in the Horn of Africa

(iii)    Other Skills
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Fluency in English.
•    Additional fluency in French with the ability to translate both languages will be an added advantage.

(iv)    Selection Criteria:
The selection criteria are education and work experiences (as described above), good track record in delivering assignment, experience of working in IGAD region and familiarity with Pastoralism and cross-border issue.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1600 hours:
Pastoralism and Stability in the Horn of Africa (PASSHA)
IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD)
1st Floor Jadala Place – Ngong Lane, Off Ngong Road
P.O. Box 47824_00100,  Nairobi , Kenya
Tel +254 20 2573743
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application details (including a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional credentials, a writing sample no more than two years old, and contact details of three referees). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address above or sent to the following E-mails to: copied to and, no later than   November 17th 2016, 5:00 p.m.

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