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  • June 30, 2024

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY
FOR
CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO DEVELOP A GENDER RESPONSIVE AND CONFLICT SENSITIVE INVESTIGATIVE AND INQUIRY   PRACTITIONERS’ GUIDELINES ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR KENYA

BACKGROUND:

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a Regional Economic Community (REC) of the African Union. Member countries include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. IGAD’s mission is “to assist and complement the efforts of the member countries through increased cooperation to achieve food security and environmental protection; promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs; and economic cooperation and integration. IGAD’s activities consist mainly of policy support, information and knowledge sharing, capacity development and research, and promoting the uptake of science and technology. IGAD member countries’ priorities for achieving national development include, among others: eradication of poverty, food security, agriculture transformation, natural resource exploitation, preventing and mitigating climate change effects, and sustainable urban expansion. The Region is characterized by a fast-growing population and ambitious socio-economic development plans, for the most part, dependent on efficient and sustainable exploitation of land and natural resources. Land in the IGAD region is a synonym of identity, culture, power, development, food, and human security. Land and natural resources are abundant. In instances of good land governance (secure tenure, access and use), land and natural resources provide in many ways for IGAD citizens. In instances of weak land governance, land becomes a source of conflict, a perpetrator of social inequalities and discrimination, and a vehicle for the depletion of natural resources. Healthy tenure governance systems are crucial to achieving IGAD development objectives. Yet land governance is often not prioritized, land reforms are addressed in silos and are seldom integrated within member countries’ strategies for development. Land sector improvements require structural changes that are not sustainable unless integrated within development visions and are nationally driven and systemic. Land reforms become unsustainable when land programs do not respond to locally owned-demand, capacity is not in place to sustain activities in the long term, interventions are not national priorities, and activities are ad hoc and not framed within the existing legal and policy frameworks. The Consortium of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) established a joint Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in 2006 to provide a common platform for dialogue on land governance and land-related challenges in Africa, and to support member countries in their efforts towards reviewing, developing, and implementing land policies, including mechanisms for progress tracking and reporting. The LPI developed the Framework and Guidelines (F&G) on Land Policy in Africa that were endorsed in 2009 by the AU Heads of State and Government through the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges as a unique continental framework for strengthening land rights, enhancing productivity, and securing livelihoods on the African continent. The AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges calls upon RECs to convene periodic platforms for experience exchange, lesson learning and dissemination of best practices, and to capture/address issues of land within their respective common agricultural frameworks. The African political leadership’s common vision and shared commitment to support regions and countries to strengthen their land governance systems in line with the F&G and VGGT is a global best practice. It is leading the Region to develop relevant, responsive, and context-appropriate land policies compliant with international best practices. Within this commitment, regional authorities like IGAD have a primary role to play in supporting member countries translate the AU vision into harmonized regional policy frameworks and convergence of national land policies and support implementation. IGAD is mandated by the AU to promote the development of harmonized land policies to improve member countries’ land sector performance.

It’s against this background that IGAD is supporting Kenya to operationalize its AJS framework by developing an investigative and Inquiry Practitioners guidelines in Alternative Dispute Resolution

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

The purpose of the work is to develop a Gender responsive and conflict sensitive investigative and inquiry   practitioners’ guidelines on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Kenya

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

The consultant will be expected to produce the following outputs during the period of the consultancy:

  • A work plan that consists of methodology, time frame, and illustrative list of materials to be reviewed and stakeholders to be interviewed.
  • A comprehensive assessment report for both Pokot and Turkana that includes;
    • Existing tenure, use and land management dispute and conflict thematic areas
    • Recognized local community initiatives in resolving land disputes;
    • Sound conservation and protection of ecologically sensitive areas
    • Elimination of gender discrimination in law, customs and practices related to land and property in land.

Gender responsive and conflict sensitive investigative and inquiry   practitioners’ guidelines on Alternative Dispute Resolution framework

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

The consultant should possess the following qualifications and Experience:

  1. Holds master’s in law or conflict resolution or any other relevant area in adjudication of land and environment disputes.
  2. Practitioner at the high court of Kenya with Over 10 Years Demonstrated experience in policy formulation, Gender mainstreaming and social inclusion Project leadership and delivery experience.
  3. Member of law society with current practicing certificate and a Qualified ADR practitioner with Capacity to network in the public and justice sector
  4. Experience working with rural land initiatives is an added advantage.
  5. Excellent Report Writing Skills and fluent in English both verbal and written.

TENURE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Consultancy is for 30 days from the signing of the contract.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Individual Consultant must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by sending via email:

  • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position (no longer two pages)
  • Comprehensive CV of consultant and professional references or letter of recommendation

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance IGAD procurement regulations.

Interested individual Consultant may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from Sunday to Thursday 7:30am to 2:30pm local time, or by email to procurement@igad.int  with copies to  joselyn.bigirwa@igad.int & Ismail.omar@igad.int

The Individual consultant should submit his/her Expression of Interest (EOI) to: procurement@igad.int with Copies to joselyn.begirwa@igad.int & Ismail.omar@igad.int  not later than 30th June , 2024 at 23:59 Hrs. EAT (GMT+3). For further information’s see attached the Terms of Reference (TOR).  

Please note that at this stage no PROPOSALS whether TECHNICAL or FINANCIAL are requested.

Procurement Unit
Administration and Finance
IGAD Secretariat
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
E-mail: procurement@igad.int
P.O. Box 2653
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Download attached ToR Document in PDF below.
TOR FOR DEVELOPING KENYAs ADR COMMUNITY INVESTIGATIVE AND INQUIRY GUIDELINES

To apply for this job email your details to procurement@igad.int

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