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Monday, 12 November 2018 00:00

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 CONTRACT TITLE: Facilitation of Results Based Management Training

Nature of Contract: Consultancy

Location: Nairobi

  1. Organizational Profile

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. Founded in 2008, PACJA has emerged as the most vibrant and largest Civil Society platform in climate change and sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1000 organizations and networks. The Alliance brings together Faith-based Organizations, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, Farmers and Pastoralist Groups among other sectors.

  1. Scope of work

Purpose of the Consultancy Assignment

PACJA understands that Programme Results-based management is concerned with both the achievement of results and the evidence-based measurement of these achievements and ensures congruence with the expected outcomes, provides the basis for technical and financial accountability while building capacity to implement and manage projects successfully and promote the identification and dissemination of lessons learned by project team.

The training objectives seeks to promote a common understanding of the key concepts, tools, steps and responsibilities for results based monitoring and reporting on the six-year strategic plan, the biennial work programme and budget, as well as projects in PACJA. Its emphasis is on how to implement results-based monitoring and reporting at organization or programme level.

Specific Tasks

The consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks;

  • Develop training agenda to be reviewed by PACJA team
  • Develop training materials/hand-outs
  • Conduct 2 days training on topic for staff
  • Post training debrief
  • Develop training report
  • Evaluate/assess if the objective of the training has been achieved

 Proposed Methodology

The consultant will conduct a 2-day training to build the capacity of staff members on Result Based project management, using participatory and learning by doing approach i.e. using participatory group work exercise. Training materials will be developed by the consultant prior to the training in conjunction with PACJA based on the organization vision and mission. The consultant will also provide training report and post-training evaluation.

  • 2-day training on the basics of Result Based Project Management in the development sector
  • Small group work on projects of relevance to the policy programme. Identified by PACJA.

 Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • Delivering training (prepare and compile relevant supporting materials; agenda, presentations, handouts, reference materials, evaluation forms, etc.)
  • Facilitating the training in line with the expected outcomes.
  • Reporting (Upon the completion of the write shop, the facilitator will prepare a final report including, but not be limited to: goals and results achieved, lessons learned and recommendations).

Qualifications of the Successful Consultants

PACJA seeks the services of qualified and experienced consultant to do this task. The consultant must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced Degree in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies or any other related field.
  • Experience in Results Based Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting.
  • Relevant extensive experience on donor reporting
  • Past experience in training large groups of persons like staffs,
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills,

 Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant

Carry out outlined tasks and produce expected outputs and deliverables as detailed in Section B.

PACJA

  • Share any relevant information, reports, documents, guidelines, data at our disposal;
  • Allow use of office space in Nairobi as necessary;
  • Support the planning and logistics of the work.
  • Organize training logistics.

 Contract Terms

Payment: 40% after signing of contract then 60% at the end of the task and after satisfactory submission of final deliverables.

 

How to apply

PACJA invites interested individuals to submit the following application documents:

  • A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria, their understanding of the ToR and their proposed methodology.
  • Technical Proposal, outlining the approach and methodologies, complete with a proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.
  • Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees should be annexed on the technical proposals
  • Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment
  • 3 professional referees (previous clients) and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past.

Send application documents to PACJA through the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly indicating the title of the consultancy on the reference by end of day Sunday 18th November 2018.

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) held a two day climate change and environmental reporting training workshop at the Smith hotel in Rongai. The training workshop which is the second of its kind to be hosted by PACJA this year is aimed to train and enhance capacity by the media to understand climate change environmental degradation, and their impact on development. Journalists from print, electronic and online media outlets participated in the training.

Communications and Knowledge Management Officer at PACJA Mike O’maera welcomed the journalists to the second training and indicated that PACJA will continue to support the development of journalists in Climate Change Reporting so as to bridge the gap between science and journalism. He noted that journalists should link the work they do in the field with science experts to boost their stories. He noted that the objective of the training was to simplify climate change and science jargon so that the audience could easily follow and embrace environmental stories.  Among the objectives of the series of trainings is help reporters to create a mass of journalists that report on climate change and environmental science.

Victor Bwire a trainer and current  Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Programs Manager at the Media Council of Kenya, urged journalists to practice advocacy journalism; he challenged them to go beyond writing and actively become advocates on matters of climate change and environment reporting. He challenged the journalists to learn and emulate from other places that have experienced the same environmental issues and how they deal with the problems. He told reporters they should work together with institutions and liaise with organizations and have their stories published on their platforms.

Salome Owuonda, a gender expert at PACJA urged journalists to be gender sensitive while reporting information. She added that reporters should have a gender lens when collecting processing and sharing information and considers the gender perspective throughout so as not to find themselves biased against either gender.  Gender mainstreaming in environmental reporting advocates for equity in coverage of both women and men, while at the same time recognizing that either gender carries different weights when it comes to the effects of Climate Change.

On day one of the two day training, the journalists drawn from across the country shared the various scenarios of climate change and environmental degradation being witnessed across the counties.

 

  

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 00:00

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 CONTRACT TITLE: ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE FINANCE FLOWS IN KENYA, EVALUATION OF THE ADAPTATION FUND IMPLEMENTATION AND PRODUCTION OF STATUS REPORTS

 Nature of Contract: Consultancy

Duration: 30 working days                       

Location: Nairobi

  1. Organizational Profile

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. Founded in 2008, PACJA has emerged as the most vibrant and largest Civil Society platform in climate change and sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1000 organizations and networks. The Alliance brings together Faith-based Organizations, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, Farmers and Pastoralist Groups among other sectors.

  1. Introduction to Angaza Project

PACJA through the Deepening Democracy Program (DDP) funded by DAI is spearheading the implementation of the Angaza Project (Strengthening CSO Advocacy for Improved Climate Change Governance in Kenya). The project aims at strengthening civil society for improved engagement in climate change governance in Kenya. One of the three objectives of the project is to track and monitor climate financing to ensure National Budget allocated for climate change and other climate finance streams meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities at the frontline of climate change impacts.

 Through the Angaza Project, we seek to strengthen CSO capacity to effectively track and monitor climate finance at national and county levels as part of the non-state actors’ role of promoting accountability to achieve improved climate change governance in the country. To achieve this objective we seek an expert consultant with extensive climate change finance knowledge and experience to support the climate finance working group in carrying out analysis of national climate finance flows in Kenya and to produce a status report to enable the working group effectively execute its objectives. In this task the expert will work with the Climate Finance Working Group of the CSO platform, the Angaza project team and PACJA to produce the status report which will be validated and ultimately adopted by CSOs. Secondly, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is implementing the Adaptation Fund Programme in Kenya after being nominated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to be the National Implementing Entity (NIE) under the Adaptation Fund (AF) and obtaining accreditation from the AF Board; the expert will be required to carry out an evaluation of the implementation progress and identify areas of success, weaknesses and gaps then produce a status report and recommendations.

  1. Scope of work

Purpose:

This assignment has two main purposes: firstly to analyse national climate change finance flows and produce a status report and secondly to evaluate the NEMA- implemented Adaptation Fund for progress, successes and challenges and prepare a status report.

 Specific Tasks:

The consultant will carry out the following two tasks:

  1. Analyse national climate change finance flows in Kenya and prepare a status report outlining opportunities and recommendations for improved management of climate finance.
  2. Evaluate the NEMA- implemented Adaptation Fund for progress, successes and challenges and prepare a status report outlining gaps and recommendations for improved management of the fund.

 The consultant, with support from the Angaza project team at PACJA and the Climate Finance Thematic Working Group will work together to: 

  • Design a framework of methodological approach to the two tasks.
  • Carry out analysis of national climate change finance flows.
  • Carry out an evaluation of the Adaptation Fund implementation in Kenya.
  • Make a presentation of the outcomes to CSOs for validation.

 Proposed Methodology:

 Task 1

  • A brief analysis of national climate finance governance: the legal and policy framework guiding the management of climate change finance – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and gaps (SWOT).
  • Analysis of existing national and county climate change finance flows:
    • Analyze and provide an overview of available climate finance, the actors and the instruments involved in its management and delivery, and how the finance is being used.
    • A section more deeply focusing on analysis of key actors (Public, Private, & Civil Society) in climate finance in Kenya including their roles and performance over the past years.
    • Analyze the state of climate finance readiness in Kenya highlighting the role of climate readiness funding in mobilizing potential sources of climate finance at both national and county levels. Under climate readiness, provide analysis of national/ county capacities to plan for climate finance; capacities to access different types of climate finance; capacities to deliver finance and implement activities; and capacities to monitor, report and verify on climate finance expenditure and management.
  • A brief analysis of the role of national climate response strategies (Climate Change Act 2016, National Climate Change Action Plan, National Adaptation Plan, INDCs, and NAMAs etc.) in mobilization, management, utilization and accountability of climate funds.
  • An analysis of the enabling factors and barriers to mobilization and access of climate change funds by Counties, Community groups, CSOs, private sectors and other players in climate response.
  • A chapter on recommendations and way forward, best practices to be borrowed from other countries, improvements in the legal and policy framework, improving climate change finance flows to counties, public reporting & accountability mechanisms, and effective approach for non-state actors (particularly CSOs) to carry out monitoring and tracking for accountability on behalf of the citizenry.

Task 2

  • A brief review of the Adaptation Fund in Kenya including history, analysis of the National Implementing Entity (NEMA) and the implementing agencies partnering with NEMA.
  • Detailed evaluation of the implementation of the Fund (Consultant to propose methodology).
  • A chapter on recommendations.

 Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • National climate finance flow draft status report for comments by the project team and momentum climate finance thematic working group.
  • Draft report of the Adaptation Fund evaluation for comments and inputs by CSOs.
  • 1 final national climate finance flow status report with recommendations.
  • 1 final Adaptation Fund evaluation report with recommendations.
  1. Qualifications of successful consultants

PACJA seeks the services of qualified and experienced consultant(s)/consultancy firm to lead on this assignment. The consultant(s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Background: Environmental Economics & Development; Environmental policy & governance; At least five years’ practical experience of working on similar assignments in development, policy, or climate governance interventions.
  • Analytical and planning skills, with an ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical action.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Experience carrying out similar tasks within the civil society environment highly desired.
  • Experts from CSO networks working in climate change governance in Kenya highly encouraged to apply.
  1. Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant

Carry out outlined tasks and produce expected outputs and deliverables as detailed in Section C.

PACJA

  1. Share any relevant information, reports, documents, guidelines, data at our disposal;
  2. Allow use of office space in Nairobi as necessary;
  3. Support the planning and logistics of the work.
  4. Invite participants, develop the detailed participant list and organize all logistics.

 

  1. Contract Terms

Expected Timelines: November - December 2018

Payment: 40% after signing of contract then 60% at the end of the task and after satisfactory submission of final deliverables.

How to apply

PACJA invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

  • A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria, their understanding of the ToR and their proposed methodology.
  • Technical Proposal, outlining the approach and methodologies, complete with a proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.
  • Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) fees should be annexed on the technical proposals
  • Professional profile of the consultant (s) including CVs.

Send application documents to PACJA through the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly indicating the title of the consultancy on the reference by end of day Sunday 18th November 2018.

 

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance together with other civil society organizations held a review to validate the Kenya National Adaptation Plan (2015-2030). Through the Climate Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation project funded by Trocaire, the workshop focused on giving inputs on specific strategies to strengthen natural resource management and agro-ecological approaches in the adaptation plan.

While giving her presentation, National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Consultant stated that the adaptation plan was formed to highlight the importance of adaptation and resilience building actions in development. The Kenya NAP 2015-2030 review report which is in the first draft  Identifies the major climate risks and hazards faced by the country namely droughts, floods and sea level rise as identified through a vulnerability analysis.

NAP also identifies climate vulnerability analysis as the main evidence process that the country and counties will need to adopt during prioritization of adaptation actions.  The county actors were urged to be watchdogs for the adaptation plans as to account for the funds set aside for the plans or else the funds may be diverted to other projects. NAP proposes key policy framework to be based on the climate smart agriculture framework and strategies.

Discussions on how counties are allocating money to climate change emerged. For example, in Embu County, the county has adopted the Water Act and has allocated 2% of their budget to water conservation.

While giving their recommendations the CSO’S suggested that the adaptation plan includes the needs of different groups like Gender and youth. They also recommended there was need for lobbying and advocacy in order for the communities to understand the adaptation plans and for them to be implemented in the county levels.

While giving the closing remarks, the project officer said through the two projects, community resilience and climate change adaptation and Angaza projects, PACJA will use the recommendations to advocate for policy changes and concrete actions to be adopted by both the national and county governments through the implementation of the recommendations identified in the review report.

 

 

 

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