Lutheran World Federation – Consultancy-Basketry And Weaving Training.

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  1. Introduction and Background

Lutheran World Federation/World Service (LWF/WS) is a faith-based humanitarian International Non-Governmental Organization operating programmes in emergency relief, rehabilitation and development in 32 countries across the world.

In Kenya, LWF/WS works through its Kenya-Somalia program with operational field Area programmes in Kakuma, Dadaab and Kismayo. LWF has been present in Kakuma since 1992 and works in the areas of pre-primary and primary education, Youth Protection and Development, Reception centre, livelihoods and food security and Child Protection.

LWF is currently looking for a talented handicraft consultant with skills in beadwork and basket weaving. The consultant will conduct training, product design and production of sample products together with the artisans; show them how to cut the materials to size, stich and weave quality products for the market.

  1. About the Project

Women in Kakuma and Kalobeyei have a low economic status and are affected by violence and other risks due to lack of decision making power and access to resources. Skills in basketry and weaving and product marketing will provide an essential source of disposable income for women. The project aims at improving livelihoods and resilience for women and girls in Kakuma and Kalobeyei through skills training and capacity building in handicrafts. Specific activities will include training on product design, product development, production and marketing.

  1. Objectives of the training

Select refugee and host community women and girls have skills in beadwork, basket weaving and increased access to income.

Specific training objectives include;

  1. Train 50 women artisans on basket weaving and beadwork
  2. Train the women artisans on costing and pricing of the handicraft products for different market segments and preparation of a catalogue.
  3. Produce a guide for beadwork and basketry product development
  4. Train the artisan women on marketing of the handicraft products.
  1. Approach and Methodology

The assignment will involve group based training for 50 women (25) on basketry and 25 on weaving. The consultant is expected to provide hands on training to ensure assignment is completed within the specified time line. The trainings will be delivered to the women in their communities – so delivery methods should be appropriate. The training should be highly interactive and the 50 women should be able to demonstrate skills in basket weaving, beadwork at the end of the training.

  • Location of the training

The training will take place at the LWF centers in Kalobeyei and Kakuma

  • Duration of the training

The duration of the training shall be 10 working days as stipulated below:

  • Training on weaving and beadwork, Quality assurance and pricing from 18th October to 29th October 2021
  1. Deliverables and responsibilities of the consultant

The consultant is expected to submit;

During quotation.

  1. Consultancy budget/estimated cost
  2. Training plan and training content, together with a detailed timetable for delivery of the trainings
  3. A list of equipment and materials needed for each of the selected activities.

After awarding & completion of work.

  1. Delivery of trainings over a period of 10 days on the complete cycle of basket weaving, bead work
  2. Produce a guide for beadwork and basketry product development
  3. Final training report within 5 working days of completion of the training, with all relevant annexes in soft copies. The training report will be discussed and agreed upon with LWF project team.
  4. Liaise with LWF focal person on any problems arising from the training to provide solutions
  5. The consultant shall not share or disseminate information to any other person or organization as regards this contract prior to authorization by LWF.


 The Consultancy Team Leader will report directly to LWF livelihoods Officer. However, s/he will also be expected to work closely with the Protection and Social cohesion manager.  

Deliverables and responsibilities of LWF

  1. Mobilize and ensure participants attend the training  according to the timetable provided by the consultancy team
  2. Provide for the location and space of training;
  3. Provide necessary materials and tools for training;
  4. Guidance and technical support as required throughout the training.
  5. Comments and feedback on, and approval of, all deliverables within agreed timeline.
  6. Payment in accordance with the contract.
  7. Airport pick up from Lodwar- If travelling from outside Turkana County.


 LWF shall pay for the consultant fee who will in turn pay his/her assistant (if any), pay for air tickets, meals and accommodation. Budget to include travel, meals and accommodation costs and consultancy fee

Competencies and skills and qualifications

  • The consultants should have experience with similar assignments in the areas of focus, handicraft works, fashion and design etc. for at least 3 years.
  • Having linkage to local and international market for handicrafts is an added advantage
  • Evidence of work done previously needed.

Expression of interest to be sent to: or dropped at LWF- Kakuma Procurement office in LWF compound 1 by 7th October, 2021




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