Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) Kenya – Short – Term Consultancy.

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Title: Short – Term Consultancy,

Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) Kenya

Analysis of the current legal, policy and financial frameworks

and the role of civil society in ensuring realization of food and nutrition security  in Kenya Consultancy terms of reference

1.0 Introduction and background

ICCO Cooperation together with four other Dutch organisations including Kerk In Actie (KiA Church in Action), Red een Kind (Help a Child), Edukans and Wilde Ganzen implements a five-year lobby and advocacy programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme is called the Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) and is implemented in 12 countries in partnership with local civil society organizations.

In Kenya, the programme is implemented in partnership with five local organizations including the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children’s Rights (KAACR), Africa Youth Trust (AYT), Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), Aglican Development Services Western (ADS-W) and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) in five counties in Western Kenya including Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Busia.

The intervention aims to promote the expansion of the political/civic space for civil society, the realization of the right to food security and nutrition as well as the access to inclusive markets for small scale farmers in four main value chains: maize, sorghum, soya and poultry. The intervention targets smallholder farmers in western Kenya with specific focus on women, children, youth and people living with disability (PLWD).

2.0 Detailed scope

Aim and objectives of the study

In its final year of implementation, the CEA partners have made significant efforts in influencing policies on realization of adequate and nutritious food in Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisumu and Homa Bay counties. It is with this backdrop that the alliance led by ICCO seeks to conduct a study to assess the current regulations, policies including fiscal related to food and nutrition in Kenya with a keen focus on the five counties of CEA implementation.

CEA Kenya is therefore seeking to recruit an expert/firm experienced in working on the right to adequate and nutritious food and related issues in Kenya. The consultant will be required to:

  1. Conduct an assessment on the context and realisation of the right to adequate and nutritious food in
  2. Identify and assess the existing policies, regulations and laws governing issues of right to adequate and nutritious food in the country (at national level and CEA implementing counties)
  3. Assess the level of public funding and fiscal policies towards food security in the country (at both national and county level)
  4. Assess the space and role of civil society in championing the right to adequate and nutritious food in Kenya with a keen focus on the 5 CEA implementing counties.
  5. Provide recommendations for further engagement and advocacy for the right to adequate and nutritious food for CEA and other CSOs in

3.0 Scope and Methodology of the Study

The study will be conducted in the five counties where the CEA programme is implemented. This includes Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Busia. The consultancy will employ a mixed-methods approach with both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. This will ensure that data collected is well collaborated and triangulated for quality assurance and reliability. The study will also collect relevant data and analysis at national level.

The assignment will involve a desk review of existing documents including project and activity reports, reviewing and analyzing relevant policy and legislative documents for secondary data and; focus group discussions, meetings and key informant interviews with a broad range of stakeholders at national and county level. The methodology will be refined jointly with ICCO and the consultants upon recruitment and will be approved by ICCO before commencement of the assignment. It is expected that the consultancy proposes innovative and participatory focused methods that fully respond to these terms of reference.

4.0 Timeline:

The study will be implemented within 25 days.

5.0 Key deliverables

  • Inception report with agreed study methodology and timeframe
  • Final data collection tools and analysis plans
  • Project report covering the following sections:
    1. An assessment of the context and realisation of the Right to Food in Kenya
    2. Existing policies and laws governing issues of Right to Food in the country
    3. Public funding and fiscal policies for the Right to Food
    4. Space and role of civil society in championing the Right to Food in Kenya
    5. Possible entry points for engagement and advocacy
  • Policy brief
  • Presentation of the findings of the study to the project team as well as participation in media briefings on the findings

6.0 Responsibilities of ICCO Cooperation Kenya

Being the lead agency in the Civic Engagement Alliance, ICCO Kenya shall;

  • Provide all the necessary programme documents needed to accomplish the
  • Link the consultants to the relevant
  • Be responsible for the review and approval of all materials and deliverables produced by the consultant(s)/firm in all phases of the
  • Provide guidance throughout the

7.0 Consultant/s required skills and experience;

Expert/Firm Required skills and experience; Core competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili;
  • The expert or firms lead expert must have relevant postgraduate training/ qualification in the areas of food security, agriculture, agricultural economics, advocacy, applied nutrition or development studies
  • Knowledge of current food and nutrition security and right to food issues in Kenya
  • Knowledge on the different aspects/pillars of the right to food
  • Expert/firm and lead person must have at least five years’ experience working on food security and right to food issues
  • Substantive experience working in policy analysis, advocacy relevant to the right to food/food and nutrition security
  • Ability to conduct research and develop reports, position papers

8.0 Submission of application

Qualified agencies or individuals are invited to apply by submitting an expression of interest with detailed profiles, updated CVs and a financial proposal to m.sammy@icco.nl not later than 19th October 2020.

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