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This project aims to strengthen African civil society engagement in implementation of Paris Agreement through enhancing the capacity of national platforms, and particularly the 8 priority Chapters, to engage their governments in the implementation of Paris Agreement and SDGs. It will also facilitate selected national chapters to participate and contribute to sub-regional, regional and international climate change dialogue processes with a view to holding governments to account on their commitment to NDCs and other provisions of Paris Agreement as well as strengthen the governance structure of PACJA and national chapters to effectively deliver their mandate. It also seeks to broaden citizen awareness on the Paris Agreement through robust media engagement.

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This V4CP project is designed and implemented under the premise that appropriate policies are a key component of stabilising the livelihoods of pastoral systems especially those that are geared towards adapting to a changing climate. Policies should be well formulated and adaptive to the needs of pastoral communities, incorporating indigenous knowledge and recognising the role of customary institutions. Supporting these is therefore paramount for to achieve the ambition of the project.

The long-term goal of the V4CP project under the theme of resilience is to achieve climate-resilient pastoralists’ communities with strengthened voice and participation in climate change policy-making processes in Kenya. This goal will be attained through the realization of enactment and implementation of inclusive legal frameworks and integration of pastoralists’ representatives in structures and processes of climate change decision-making. With PACJA’s vast experience and existing space as a credible CSO voice on climate change matters in Africa and particularly Kenya, and particularly in Kenya, PACJA understands and acknowledges the need for establishment of an institutionalized process for pastoralist organizations’.

The project goal is to increase pastoralist resilience to climate change by enhancing their voice in climate change policy formulation and implementation in Kenya.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To enhance capacity of V4CP partners and CSOs partners on understanding of climate resilience, climate policy advocacy and climate finance to facilitate integration of climate change into Food security, Renewable energy and Resilience work
  2. To Increase collaboration between CSOs, private sector and government for climate action.
  3. To facilitate improved accountability mechanism at national and county levels in climate change processes.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

CONTRACT TITLE: Research on the Level and Effectiveness of CSO Engagement and Influence on Climate Change Governance in Kenya

Nature of Contract: Consultancy

Duration: 20 days

Location: Nairobi & Counties

  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. The objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organizations for improved engagement in climate governance in Kenya.

Through Angaza Project, we seek to strengthen CSO capacity to effectively participate in climate governance through policy advocacy and holding governments accountable on management of climate change response both at county and at national levels.

 

  1. Scope of work

Purpose of the Consultancy Assignment

The overall purpose of this assignment is to analyse the effectiveness of Civil Society in advocacy, influence and checking accountability of the national and county governments in Kenya since enactment of the Climate Change Act, 2016.

 

Specific Tasks

The consultant, with support from the Angaza project team at PACJA will carry out the following tasks:

  • Develop a research methodology.
  • Implement research nationally and in selected counties.
  • Conduct a validation meeting in Nairobi for feedback.
  • Complete a final report and deliverables.

 

Key Areas of Focus

The following areas of research are key for this assignment;

  • Political Economy Analysis of climate governance in Kenya;
  • Civil Society contribution to climate change governance in Kenya;
  • CSO engagement in push for accountability and establishment of governance structures & processes to support citizen engagement in climate change governance;
  • Presence of functional mechanisms for engagement of CSOs and governments on climate governance processes.
  • Achievements and challenges of CSOs in engagement with governments on climate governance processes.

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • Planning meeting with PACJA
  • Inception report detailing finalized research design & methodology
  • Fieldwork
  • Detailed report, including recommendations and other deliverables as may be agreed upon during inception
  • Updated Political Economy Analysis for the Angaza project
  • Primary data collected as part of the research.

 

  1. Qualifications of the Successful Consultants
  • Background: Environmental Economics & Development; Environmental policy & governance; At least ten years’ practical experience working in the field of climate governance.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in development, policy, or climate governance interventions desired.
  • Analytical and planning skills, with an ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical action.
  • 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.

 

  1. Contract Terms

Timelines: Between 17th September and 12th October 2018

  • Planning meeting with PACJA: 1 day
  • Development of inception report including research design, methodology, work plan and basic reporting structure: 2 days
  • Desk study: 4 days
  • Travel and interviews with stakeholders and FGs in Nairobi and Counties: 6 days
  • Data analysis and report writing: 5 days
  • Validation workshop: 1 day
  • Incorporation of comments and finalization of deliverables: 1 day

 

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) 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. 2 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

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 9th September 2018.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY

TERMS OF REFERENCE

CONTRACT TITLE: WRITE SHOP FACILITATION

Nature of Contract: Consultancy

Duration: 10 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. Under Outcome area 1 of the project, the objective is to build capacity of the CSO Momentum Committee and its Thematic Working Groups on effective network coordination. One of the key areas for capacity improvement is on capturing and reporting stories and cases on climate change policy and practice.

  1. Scope of work

Purpose of the Consultancy Assignment

The overall purpose of this assignment is to facilitate a write shop and support participants to finalize their draft write ups for publishing.

Specific Tasks

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

  • To conduct a brief training of participants on effective writing and development of information, education and communication material.
  • Facilitate a 2-day write shop to guide participants on finalization of their draft stories and preparation for publishing.
  • Prepare activity report.

Key Areas of Focus

The thematic areas of focus for the write shop will be based on climate change response; these will include climate change, climate change governance, adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, technology, gender and marginalized groups.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • Reviewing 12 draft stories from participants.
  • Preparing a brief training on story writing and compilation in the context of Civil Society practice.
  • Delivering training (prepare and compile relevant supporting materials; agenda, presentations, handouts, reference materials, evaluation forms, etc.)
  • Facilitating the write shop 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).

 

  1. 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:

  • The consultant must be qualified to at least university degree level in journalism or communication.
  • The consultant must have at least 5 years’ experience in communication in the civil society, preferably in environmental or climate reporting.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in training and facilitating write shops.
  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: Between 20th and 30th September 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) 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 16th September 2018.

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