CONSULTANCY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Baseline Study
PERIOD: March to 30th April 2019
LOCATION: Naivasha and Nairobi.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONDUCTING BASELINE STUDY ON RELEVANT GBV BUSINESS CONTEXT INTERVENTIONS
1.1.1: Haki Mashinani
Haki Mashinani is an NGO whose vision and mission of the organization is to have a society where everyone lives in dignity and enjoys basic legal, social and economic rights and to enhance access to justice to the grassroots communities in Kenya to enable them access rights, economic services and enhance their wellbeing.
Haki Mashinani has secured a grant to implement a project called ‘Improve working environment of grassroots women in 3 sub-counties in Nakuru County using farm based PPR (Protection, Prohibition and Redress) approach in GBV intervention’. Haki Mashinani wishes to hire an experienced consultant to conduct a baseline business case studies research on national, regional and global firms with practical & functional GBV intervention programs on the Model Sexual Harassment Policy and its adoption in the floriculture sector. The consultant is expected to work closely with the Haki Mashinani staff and its partners in the delivery of the project goals and objectives.
2.0 Purpose of the Consultancy
The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks and duties with an aim of ensuring the adoption and institutionalization of the Model sexual harassment policy in the five flower farms.
The consultancy will be divided into 3 thematic areas:
• Business case studies – through desktop review, face-to-face interviews and FGDs with key stakeholders, partners and business community.
• Rapid assessment of systemic GBV ‘hot spots/blind spots’ (infrastructure, processes, actors & push factors) in select 5 flower farms.
• Field visits to the already identified best practice farms in Naivasha.
2.1 Specific Objective
a) To highlight companies/enterprises in similar context that have successfully adopted and institutionalized Sexual Harassment Policy.
b) To recommend a practical implementation framework for adoption by flower farms of Model Sexual Harassment Policy in the floriculture sector.
c) To disseminate the survey findings in stakeholders meeting in 5 locations.
d) To carry out a rapid assessment in 5 select flower farms on: systemic GBV hot spots within their premises, capacity to address cases/complaints & referral pathway in place.
3.0 Scope of work
• Develop an inception report detailing their understanding of the assignment, proposed methodology to be used, deliverables, timeline and budget.
• Develop a Sampling Design and Data Collection & Management Protocol that is standardized for the three areas;
• Develop a data collection tools in consultation with Haki Mashinani; (align these to project indicators)
• Develop materials for the FGDs with the identified participants;
• Conduct desk review of project documents and other relevant documents, including existing studies and other available reports done by development partners;
• Coordinate and supervise data collection in targeted five flower farms;
• Prepare a formative research report in a format acceptable to Haki Mashinani and the Donor;
• Present final report to Haki Mashinani, partners and other stakeholders and incorporate suggestions in the final reports;
• Transfer practical knowledge and skills for training development and training management through a day-to-day interaction with the Haki Mashinani staff, external experts and other stakeholders; and
• Submit all the questionnaires and data sets (raw and clean data) used in analysis.
4.0 Expected Deliverables.
The shortlisted consultant is expected to provide the following deliverables/outputs.
Deliverable 1: Provide a concise inception report on the assignment.
Deliverable 2: Satisfactory consultancy reports as per the donor reporting dates and Haki Mashinani operational requirements.
Deliverable 3: Weekly reports that include meeting and activity planning/implementation reports.
The consultant(s) is expected to adopt participatory research methodologies involving the Kenya Flower Council, the flower farms management and workers, trade union, stakeholders and civil society. The study design shall be further discussed and agreed upon together with Haki Mashinani, but will include a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and will allow for multiple sources of data to enable data triangulation.
6.0 Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant
1. Master’s Degree or postgraduate degree in political science, economics, law, social science or others as may be relevant.
1. The consultant must have demonstrated at least three years’ experience and expertise in designing and managing evaluation baseline studies for similar projects and in delivering agreed outputs;
2. Experience of working with business companies, local communities and non-governmental organizations will be an added advantage; and
3. Prior experience or study of the floriculture sector will be an added advantage.
7.0 Time Frame
The assignment is expected to commence end of February 2019 and is expected to take a maximum of 40 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation and report writing.
8.0 Submission of proposal
Applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining their qualification and motivation for the position; and how their experience is relevant to the position. All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of February 2019 with the Title, “Baseline Study On Relevant GBV Business Context Interventions” on the subject line. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. Interested consultancy persons are invited to submit their bids in the following format:
• A brief Biography of the candidate (maximum 0.5pages);
• The candidate’s interpretation of the TOR;
• A detailed full-fledged Proposal detailing how the candidate proposes to undertake the whole exercise;
• Methodology; and
9.0 Evaluation and award of Consultancy
Haki Mashinani will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. Haki Mashinani reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.