Development of a community based natural resource management manual and training to the staff

Job Summary

Consultancy on Development of a Community Based Natural Resource Management Manual And Training to The Staff

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements



Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya with mandate to operate within the Eastern Africa region and a member of the Hand in Hand Global Network. Our vision is to empower the society through creation of sustainable enterprises and jobs.

HiH EA‘s mandate is to work within the Eastern Africa region and is currently working in Kenya and Tanzania. The Organization strives to work with the marginalized communities in the area of economic and social empowerment through a participatory approach aimed at lifting themselves out of poverty and vulnerability.

The Hand in Hand enterprise and job creation approach is based on a philosophy of self-help, providing training, skills and support to enable poor people, particularly women and community in general, to build and sustain independent, market-based, economic activities. This provides for a higher level of income for them and their families, which in turn contributes to greater food security, better education for their children, increased access to healthcare, improved housing and overall improved livelihoods.

The model is based on a tried and tested approach to job creation of four interlinked components
•    Social mobilisation
•    Business training
•    Access to credit
•    Linking entrepreneurs to markets.

The organization has a special focus on Sustainable access and utilization of natural resource that affect poor women and girls living below 2 dollars a day like land, water etc. Most of the world’s poor are rural. And most of the rural poor depend on agriculture or are otherwise dependent on natural resources in generating their livelihoods. Thus the linkage between rural poverty and natural resources is necessarily a close one. But the full potentials resulting from this linkage cannot be realized unless the poor have improved and more equitable access to those resources and are better able to sustainably manage their resource base.

Control or access to land and natural resources is important for sustainable management, good governance and empowerment of the rural poor. Land and natural resources are important assets for individuals and households in meeting subsistence needs including food and shelter. To that end, access to land and natural resources (renewable natural resources in particular) is critical for poverty alleviation and food security. In order to ensure the staff and members have increased knowledge on sustainable access and utilization of natural resources, HiH EA intends to develop a manual on natural resource access and control for use by the staff as they empower the community members on how to better access and control the natural resources within their environment.

Objectives of the Assignment
This call therefore seeks to attract the services of a consultant to develop a manual on Community based natural resource management. The consultant will also carry out a training to 15 HiH EA staff on the manual developed, and is expected to advise and include the no of days based on the content of the manual to be developed in the proposal.

The manual should consist but not limited to the following:
-    An Introduction on natural resource management.
-    The Natural Resource Base
-    An Introduction to Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)
-    Guidance to Natural Resource Rights awareness creation to target communities and a breakdown of rights owners as well as duty bearers
-    An Overview of CBNRM Policy and Legislation
-    Principles involved in CBNRM
-    The Institutional Framework for CBNRM
-    Approaches to CBNRM Implementation
-    Natural Resource Management by Communities
-    Strengthening cross border natural resource management and utilization capacity
-    Enabling conditions and key determinants in the adoption of CBNRM
-    Overview of factors Influencing Success/Failure of CBNRM
-    CBNRM link to economic development and natural resource management
-    Tools available for resource management in CBNRM
-    Stakeholders in natural resource management implementation
-    Key advocacy messages for Natural Resources that HiH EA should include
-    Challenges for CBNRM and proposed solutions
-    How to monitor and sustain CBNRM
-    Advocacy strategies that the target communities and HiH EA will use to advocate for resource rights

Applicants should propose how they plan to develop the manual, the activities involved, suggest the timeframe and the methodology for carrying out the training. The manual should be simple and precise for easy of understanding, it should also include practical examples. The staff training methodology should be highly participatory, involve use of case studies and group work or break-out sessions.

•    An inception report including a comprehensive written plan on how to undertake the development of the manual and the training, including training agenda and any other professional advice to HiH EA on the same subject.
•    The Community based natural resource management manual document for use by the HiH EA staff.
•    Staff assessment report on their understanding of the manual after the training.
•    Well-structured teaching materials/aids/power point presentations in soft copies.

Requests for Expression of Interest
HiH EA invites eligible and qualified individuals to express their interest in providing the services outlined above. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, giving a description of similar assignments undertaken, experience with similar organizations in similar environments and conditions.

Qualifications of Consultants
The consultants should have more than three years’ experience on Natural resource management work. Such professional experience within development organizations and NGOs is highly desirous. Experience rural/peri-urban contexts is an added advantage.

Submission of Proposals
Interested consultancy institute/organization/firm/individuals with teams must submit technical and financial proposals, precisely describing understanding of the TOR and details of how the consultant plans to execute the assignment, evidence of similar assignments successfully undertaken previously, updated CVs of the team leader and team members via e-mail: procurement@handinhandea.org on or before 25th June 2021.


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