HelpAge International Consultancy-Exploring Transition Options for Helpage Country Programme to a Locally-led Development Jobs in Kenya

HelpAge International Consultancy-Exploring Transition Options for Helpage Country Programme to a Locally-led Development Jobs in Kenya

HelpAge International - HelpAge International is a global network of organisations working towards a fairer world for older people so they can live safe, healthy and dignified lives.

Purpose, objectives and scope

The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct local consultations with the Kenya country team and local external stakeholders, which will contribute to a detailed assessment of the Kenyan context with regards to the situation of older people, HelpAge’s work, the stakeholders’ views and capacities, the civic space and legal frameworks, etc.

The consultancy will highlight opportunities and constraints and provide rigorous evidence to guide decision making on the transition to locally-led development in the country.


  • Undertake a consultation with external stakeholders, partners and network members to assess the context, priorities, capacities and appetites of local actors for locally-led development and inclusion and advancement of the ageing agenda in country.
  • Review and analyse the assessment information collected by the team and other relevant supporting documents
  • Support the team in identifying the best-suited locally-led development option for Kenya.


  • The consultation will engage HelpAge staff, partners, network members, government agencies, donors and local civil society to explore their views on locally led development and the role of HelpAge in supporting this.
  • The consultant will clarify in the consultancy report the legal frameworks and the implications of status change on institutional arrangements and human resources.
  • The consultant will review the assessment information collected by the team and other relevant supporting documents, and provide additional analysis in light of findings from consultations with external stakeholders.
  • The consultant will facilitate the identification of and discussions on potential options for locally-led development with HelpAge team, and their assessment against HelpAge’s criteria.
  • The consultant will support the team to identify and analyse the external and internal risks of locally led development and identify key milestones for the transition.

    Methodology and Process to be agreed with the consultant. FGDs and key informant interviews with external stakeholders and HelpAge selected staff including members of the Global team, and desk review.


  • A consultation report, as per the agreed outline/template, providing a summary of information collected through consultations as well as triangulation and analysis of all information received.
  • A presentation of the most viable options for the country, based on the external consultations and discussions with HelpAge teams, including justifications and evidence and an initial assessment against HelpAge’s criteria for the locally-led development.
  • Facilitation of a country level workshop and production of a
    workshop report.
  • Draft of the Recommendation using the outline shared by HAI
  • A final consultancy report documenting the whole process.

    Timing and Deadlines

    The consultancy is expected to be completed by October 31st, 2022

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    We are looking for a change manager that meets the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, social sciences, Statistics, Communication, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant professional experience in the development or humanitarian sectors, in organizational development and research.
  • Strong background and experience in change management and organisational transformation processes.
  • Technical expertise in conducting surveys with a range of methodologies and providing qualitative analysis. Ability to draw strong and valid conclusions.
  • Understanding of regulations governing NGO sector in Kenya, donor trends and key regulations governing international and local organisations in Kenya.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
  • Consultant based in Kenya or the region, with a strong understanding of the Kenyan context.
  • Engaging with organisations working with and for older people, and awareness of aging issues in Kenya will be an advantage.

    How to Apply

    To apply for a consultancy at HelpAge, please read the TOR, study the requirements and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to include:

  • Technical proposal: (maximum 3 pages) including: brief profile of the consultant, understanding of the TOR, methodology, workplan and key contacts from similar work carried.

  • Financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including professional fees (daily rates x number of days) and other costs (if any) to carry out the assignment.

    All interested applicants are requested to express interest by sending proposals via email to: by close of business Friday 9 September, 2022.

    Please use the title ‘Consultant – Transition approach to Locally-Led development in Kenya’ on your email.

    Selection of the consultant will be undertaken by a panel and based on the experience of the consultant, the quality and relevance of the Technical and Financial proposals (e.g., value proposed for the contract within resources available) and on satisfactory references.

    Only selected/shortlisted consultant(s) will be contacted.

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