Self Help Africa Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Self Help Africa Consultant Jobs in Kenya


About Self Help Africa

  • Self Help Africa (SHA)-Kenya is a dynamic international civil society organization based in Nairobi with its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, having operations in 8African countries across Eastern, Southern and West Africa.

  • In Kenya, SHA’s track record stretches over 15 years working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and small and medium sized enterprises in the agricultural sector with an aim to help them increase production, diversify diets, income and agricultural activities by attracting better prices for their products through value addition and improved access to markets.

  • SHA’s approach to agricultural development is market driven and backed by technical expertise, evidence based best practices built over time from extensive experience in community development and project implementation.

  • In addition, SHA works to raise awareness of smallholder farmer issues and represent their interests at policy and institutional levels. Currently, SHA works in more than 18 Counties in Kenya.

    Overview of Baringo Resilience Project

  • Self Help Africa, with funding from the European Union under the Ending Drought Emergency Strategyis currently implementing a four (4) year Support to Resilience for Sustainable Livelihoods initiative through implementation of the project ‘Baringo Resilience Initiative, Nurturing Greater Opportunity’.

  • The Project is implemented in partnership with implementing partners-Farming Systems Kenya (FSK) and Sustainable Agricultural Information Initiative (SAII) with close collaboration with the County Government of Baringo and National Drought Management Authority who are key stakeholders.

  • The Project’s objective is to promote secure and sustainable livelihoods amongst 10,000 (40% women) individual households that are prone to negative effects of drought in4 Sub-Counties of Baringo County (Tiaty, Baringo North, Baringo South & Mogotio), by enabling them to spread their risk through prevention of productive asset loss and diversification, thereby increasing their income.

    The pathway to change is premised on mitigating the effects of climate change and building community resilience. Key mitigation strategies in building community resilience focus on;

  • Increasing agricultural productivity through provision of widely-accessible inputs and extension services for livestock and crop production;

  • Increasing household nutrition through nutrition education on dietary diversity and nutrition sensitive agriculture

  • Improving land use management through water & soil conservation and regenerative agriculture techniques to ensure better protection/restoration and
    utilization of high, medium & low potential lands;

  • Increasing market access for agricultural produce through enterprise development initiatives; and

  • Enhancing partnerships and collaborative efforts among stakeholders for efficient drought response in Baringo County.

    Objective of the Assignment

    Terms of Reference: Communications Strategy for Baringo Resilience Project

  • Self Help Africa is seeking a consultant to develop a communication strategy for the Baringo Resilience Initiative to enhance program visibility, knowledge & learning, and stakeholder engagement. The purpose of which is to promote efficient and effective information flow among various stakeholders including beneficiaries, partners, key stakeholders, Baringo County Government, other collaborating development partners and the European Union.

  • The pathway to achieve this is through an innovative communication and visibility plan that describes stakeholder communication plan, case studies, strategies for dissemination of research findings, interventions, training, project publications, project visibility & branding, press releases, impact stories and desired communication platforms for information dissemination delivery.

    Scope of Work

    This assignment will involve but not limited to the following activities

  • Desk review of the project documents and guidelines,

  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis to identify target audiences,

  • Review project intervention strategies and stakeholder engagement mechanisms,

  • Conduct communications needs assessment for the different levels of stakeholders,

  • Develop appropriate messaging framework for target audience,

  • Develop a project visibility plan,

  • Develop a comprehensive 4-year communications strategy with clear audience definitions, context, objectives, resource needs, media channels, delivery strategies including key messaging,

  • Provide a measurement plan for tracking progress with the communication strategy,

  • Develop a 2-year implementation framework,

  • Provide a budget for all activities.

    Methodology

  • The consultant is required to choose and use suitable methodology which must be outlined in the technical proposal.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Self Help Africa Consultant Jobs in Kenya

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