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DRR & Livelihood Baseline Survey Consultant
Scope and focus of the assignment
It is intended that the baseline assessment will provide:
Baseline data for the project as benchmarks for performance evaluation;
Information that will assist in designing the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation plan
Developing training modules and capacity building interventions and
Information that will assist in identifying relevant guidelines and frameworks for supporting project implementation and interventions.
The consultant will be required to lead on all the tasks below;
1. Review of project documents and understanding the project design and contextual framework
2. Design the survey methodology, and develop comprehensive tools for data collection according to the national survey guidelines.
The baseline tools should be able to capture county-level data in the following key areas:
Relevant national policies and plans on Livelihoods, DRR and resilience building;
Status of key highlighted project indicators in the project working document
Project related services and interventions available to pastoralists, women and Local government including barriers, issues and best practice;
Number, type, geographical spread and activities of the project in target districts
Availability of district/government and other partner sources of funding to undertake economic empowerment activities.
Potential opportunities and 'quick wins' for building resilience and disaster preparedness.
3. Train team leaders and data collectors to ensure that standardised methodology and application of the tools are fully understood all.
Guide supervision of field data collection, data input and cleaning:
Coordination with IRK project staff and local stakeholders
4. Analyze and synthesize data; and prepare report and Program Indicator Tracking
Data entry, analyze data and compile a comprehensive survey report
Preparation of initial report
Presentation of preliminary findings to the DSGs at the district level
Discussion with IRK staff and local stakeholders on initial report
Revision of impact indicators as per feedback.
Final Report preparation and submission to IRK
5. Submit 2 hard copies of well bound final report and electronic copy.
Qualifications and Experience of the consultant;
Advanced university degree in fields of social science, Livelihoods/DRR, development studies or any other related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience.
Expertise in the field of rural/ASAL development in general and livelihood enhancement in particular.
Experience in conducting baseline study and project evaluations of similar programme using participatory methods.
Significant knowledge of DRR and Resilience, climate change, Irrigated Agriculture, Cash-programming, community based microenterprises,
Pastoralism and Agro-Pastoralism will be an added advantage.
Advanced analytical and report writing skills.
Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work in a team
For the full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit IRK website www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to info [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or email@example.com by 24th May, 2013.
Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Position: Livelihood Supervisor
Duty Station: One post Mandera, One Post Wajir
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of the Food Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and DRR Programme in accordance with the IRK’s country strategic plan and the county strategic plan.
Support partners in advocacy efforts around strategic issues, including sustainable management of natural resources, Food Security and climate change adaptation and mitigation, at local, district and county level.
Keep abreast of political, economic and social developments in the area of operation and report the same to the Project Coordinator and the Area Manager.
Identify existing gaps in the community, suitable sustainable innovative projects for co-financing and assist with preparation of proposal and reports to donors
Assist in the development and implementation of sustainable livelihoods and DRR related project activities to ensure consistency with project objectives
Mentor the field monitors in the implementation of the DRR/Livelihood strategy in the assigned area of work.
Assist in managing expenditure of DRR/Livelihood activities to ensure accountability and transparency
Assist in compiling of all monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learnt from field visits and project activities.
Graduate level education in Agriculture or any DRR other related fields.
Minimum 3 years working experience with INGOs in the field of Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building.
Vast Experience in DRR/Livelihood programme –planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Knowledge of the key issues and trends in Food Security and Livelihood as well as DRR work in the ASALs.
Prior experience in budget control and financial management
Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, asses and monitor IG activities, with proven record of achievements;
Strong communication (written & spoken) and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.
How to Apply:
For a detailed Job description on the position kindly, visit our website: www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to info [at] islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr [at] gmail.com to reach us not later than Friday 24th May, 2013 clearly mentioning the position you are applying for.
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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