European Centre for Electoral Support -ECES
Consulting & Strategy
The consultant must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in at least one of the following fields: Peacebuilding and Development studies, International Relations, Education, Sociology, Public Administration, Policy and Governance.
- Minimum Qualification:Masters
- Experience Level:Senior level
- Experience Length:10 years
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act No. 12 of 2008. The overall mandate of the Commission is to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic communities of Kenya and advise the Government on all aspects thereof.
The establishment of the Peace Institute for the National Cohesion (PINC) by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) stems from Commission’s mandate to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of the different ethnic and racial communities of Kenya, and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof. In addition, Section 25 (2) (d) of the National Cohesion and Integration (NCI) Act, 2012 provides that, the Commission shall plan, supervise, co-ordinate and promote educational and training programmes to create public awareness, support and advancement of peace and harmony among ethnic communities and racial groups.
The Institute is set to provide specialized training to both the public and private sector institutions in the country and the region. Programmes will include experiential learning to integrate theory and practice, enhancing engagements and networking amongst institutions and actors, conducting of online programmes on key thematic areas and community engagement through training.
The Institute aims to empower state and non-state actors in order to: Build the capacity of state and non-state actors through research and academic excellence; Improve institutional governance towards inclusivity and harmonious coexistence; and conflict sensitive approaches; Enhance engagement between state and non-state actors and the citizenry; Influence the formulation and review of policies and programmes to ensure conflict sensitivity
The Commission is seeking to hire a consultant with technical expertise to enable it lay a framework for establishment of the peace institute , establish what is required to put such an institutions in place, bench mark with other countries , and lastly come up with a roadmap leading the Commission to the establishment of such an institution.
2.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE PEACE INSTITUTE
The overall goal of the Institute is to enhance the capacity of state and non-state actors through training, academic excellence and research to influence policy and programme work on inclusion and diversity at the local, national and regional levels.
Specifically, the Institute will seek to:
1. Provide strategic leadership and comprehensive training and education programmes that will facilitate the elimination of all forms of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race or religion in Africa.
2. To develop mechanisms for fostering tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity in all aspects of national life.
3. Promote arbitration, conciliation, mediation and similar forms of dispute resolution mechanisms in order to secure and enhance ethnic and racial harmony and peace;
4. Examine policy frameworks for the improvement of ethnic relations and equal opportunities.
5. Explore on factors that impede harmonious relations between ethnic communities and possible remedies for the same. To strengthen institutional capacities for conflict and violence prevention, mitigation and resolution for inter-ethnic and racial harmony and peace.
6. To undertake research on matters related to inter and intra ethnic relations and recommend possible remedies.
7. To provide policy advisory services on ethnic relations and equal opportunities, harmonious coexistence and social cohesion
3.0 SCOPE OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
1. Lay a framework for the establishment of the Peace Institute detailing legal framework, governance structure, programmes, funding modalities, partnerships and collaboration with similar institutions and other, ideal institute location – including satellites, facilities, accreditation, target audience and many others
2. Develop a comprehensive plan to be used by the Commission to fundraise for the establishment of the peace institute, and in it detail the roadmap to the establishment of the institute and budget required.
3. Lead consultative engagements with the Commission and other stakeholders in undertaking the task at hand.
4.0 EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES FOR THE PEACE INSTITUTE
The consultant will provide technical support in laying the framework for establishing the Peace Institute, a detailed plan, and proposal for the same.
In particular, the consultant shall be required to deliver the following:
1. A framework, plan and budget for establishing the peace Institute.
2. A proposal to be used for fundraising.
5.0 IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS
The consultant shall enter into a contractual agreement with the European Center for Electoral Support (ECES) and use their rules and regulations while contracting.
The lead consultant shall propose the financial consideration in his/her financial proposal, stating clearly the fee and the logistical costs required to facilitate the work as per the terms of reference. However, the financial proposal will be evaluated to ensure that it is within the NCIC/ECES budgetary guidelines.
1. The consultant must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in at least one of the following fields: Peacebuilding and Development studies, International Relations, Education, Sociology, Public Administration, Policy and Governance.
2. Must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in undertaking tasks of similar scope as stipulated in the terms of reference.
3. The consultant must have hands on experience in undertaking governance, policy and research work; documentation, knowledge management and proposal development in the area of peace, conflict management and governance.
4. The consultant should submit proposal detailing his/her understanding of the expected work; the methodology to be adopted; how he/she expects to work within the specified period and the expected budget.
5. The consultant should submit a curriculum vitae and include details of previous work or institutional profile relevant to this assignment.
8.0 DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY
1. 30 working days
1. Administratively – ECES
2. Technically - NCIC
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