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7 Aug 2014

Invitation For Expression of Interest Document

Background
Forum Syd is a Swedish development platform for 159 organizations with Country Offices in Kenya, Cambodia, Colombia, Belarus and Tanzania with head office in Stockholm Sweden. Our common aim is sustainable development, global justice and poverty reduction. We provide a platform for the exchange of experiences, the design of new development methods, and collaboration towards result improvement and effecting change.

Forum Syd’s main focus is on Democracy and Rights, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources as well as Gender Equality. Forum Syd achieves this through the strengthening of civil society organizations. Further information about the organization is available at: www.forumsyd.org

The Assignment
During the period 2014 – 2016, Forum Syd Kenya Office is undertaking a new assignment
with the responsibility of coordinating and working as a hub for capacity building of Local Partner Organizations (LEOs) receiving grants through Project Support Department in Stockholm.

The broad aim of the capacity building is to contribute to a stronger civil society capacity build on LEOs with capacity in key areas of finance and administration, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and rights based approaches.

The geographic scope for capacity building assignment is on a global level but focusing on local implementing partners in prioritized countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.

These countries include: Africa: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo DRC, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mali, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo and Zimbabwe.

Asia: India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine and Lebanon.

Eastern Europe: Ukraine and Belarus.

This Invitation for Expression of Interest is intended to establish a short-list of a group of experts and consultants in specific areas of specialization who shall be selected on the basis of a formal request with specific Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignment and specific contract(s) not exceeding 25 days signed for each assignment.

Areas of focus for the consultancies

The consultancies for the capacity building work is structured to be delivered primarily through core training courses and technical support to identified local implementing partners at In-country level. Technical support will be required in the following thematic areas:

Financial Management, Resource Mobilization and Effective Utilization(including anti-corruption)
Administration, Leadership and Change Management
Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Rights Based Approaches

Scope of the assignments:

  • The experts will be expected to provide technical assistance and support as follows:
  • Review and development of context specific training course modules or reference materials.
  • Technical support training on financial management, funding and sustainability
  • Provision of on-site and off-site in financial reviews, audit readiness, budgeting, financial reporting, grants management and use of financial management information systems
  • implementation support
  • Technical support training and facilitation on administration, leadership and change management
  • Technical support training and facilitation on project management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Technical support training and facilitation on rights based approach
  • Development of organization strategies, work plans, proposals, and management policies
  • Translation services to the capacity building assignment: Required languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabia, Swahili, Russian, Ukrainian, Indonesian, Thai and Burmese
  • Research and documentation of capacity building work.
  • Provision of editing, design and printing of capacity building work
  • Information technology support to local partners undertaking online courses
  • Development of Organizational Capacity Assessment Tools
  • Expert guidance on other tasks as directed by Forum Syd Kenya Country Office.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Forum Syd now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ working experience in the focus areas of the assignment
  • Relevant Post graduate qualification
  • Extensive experience providing relevant technical support to POSnon-state actors in target country(s)
  • Extensive experience in teaching and developing course content, and/ delivery of e -courses
  • Extensive knowledge and experience from international development work and other contexts particularly in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia
  • Experience in a senior advisory level on organizational development or similar issues.
  • Knowledge and expertise on rights based approaches, training and support
The successful consultant(s) will be selected on the basis of their qualifications and experience in their respective areas of expertise, geographical location and experience in countries listed above and shall be retained so as to provide technical assistance and support services from time to time as required during the period 2014-2016.

For further information, kindly contact:
The Global Coordinator for Capacity Building of Local Partners
Forum Syd Kenya Country Office
Email:moses.otsieno@forumsyd.org
Telephone number: +254 705 871 873/736 549 118

Or

The Country Manager, Kenya
Forum Syd
P.O Box 1419-00502
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 705 871 873/736 549 118
Submission of the EOI

Candidates are requested to submit written Expressions of Interest (EOI) specifying the relevant technical skills, country of focus, fees per day in USD and availability.

The EOI shall not exceed five (5) pages and should be sent by email to Forum Syd Kenya Country Office with the subject: EOI: Individual Experts and Consultants for Short Term Capacity Building Assignments to: info.africa@forumsyd.org on or before 15th August 2014.

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