International Alert is an independent, Non-Governmental Peacebuilding Organization. It works with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. Alert seeks to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organizations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.
Imbaraga is an independent, Non-governmental National Farmers Organization. Imbaraga works with farmers to improve the socio-economic conditions of an estimated 27,400 members located in 25 out of 30 districts throughout the country. Imbaraga is structured from the village to the national level and governed by the vision of making her member “A professional farmer and a change maker” through “lobby and advocacy”; “increase in productivity and competitiveness” and “environmental protection”.
International Alert and Imbaraga are co-implementing Farmers Voice Project (FVP)- “Ijwi ry’Abahinzi n’Aborozi ” A project that aims to facilitate a more participatory and inclusive approach to agricultural policy development by strengthening the participatory research and advocacy capacities of existing civil society bodies working on food security (including farmer cooperatives, value chain associations and research organizations) and creating mutually compatible District Farmers Network (DFN) that offer a space for farmers to voice their concerns and recommendations.
The project has three main results as follow:
ER1: Agricultural oriented CSOs are better equipped to engage farmers and advocate for their rights in targeted regions.
ER2: Capacities of the District Farmers’ Network in representing farmers’ interests, rights and needs are strengthened.
ER3: Improved collaboration and coordination among agricultural oriented CSOs at national level for improved level of influence over policies and decision making.
2. Purpose of the Assignment
In the framework of this project, International Alert is recruiting a consultant to develop a training module and deliver a 3-5-days training on policy analysis and advocacy for a selection of targeted CSOs. This capacity building will be tailored to the needs identified during the mapping activity and Baseline.
The training will equip the participants from the selected CSOs with a thorough understanding of how food security related policies are developed, who the main influencing and decision-making bodies are in the sector and what their main influencing sources are?
3. Scope of the work
The consultant will be contracted to develop a training module (in Kinyarwanda) tailored to the needs identified during the mapping of agricultural oriented 14 CSOs and to train 37 participants for 3-5 days with the target of identifying opportunities for helping them to learn:
How to identify and profile advocacy targets
How to control influencing factors
How to design and monitor effective advocacy strategies and plans
Gender-sensitive advocacy strategies and communication (including the use of gender-sensitive language, undertaking a proper gender analysis of targeted audiences and how to use this analysis to adapt advocacy messages and strategies, as well as strategies for systematically gathering and monitoring feedback on advocacy strategies in an inclusive way)
How to influence existing networks and identify opportunities to collaborate with others
How to design effective advocacy campaigns based on evidence and research
Effective tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluating advocacy initiatives
A training curriculum will include a session on developing action plans
Prior to the training, prepare the training materials in draft form and share these with the team for validation
Prepare a succinct training report no more than 5 pages indicating the content of the training and what was achieved.
4. Proposal Evaluation Criteria
International Alert will evaluate proposals and select a consultant based on the following criteria:
a. Qualifications and experience of the consultant’s proposed team to do the assignment based on the qualifications and competencies listed in this TOR.
b. The track record of successfully completing similar assignments.
C. Value for money for services rendered
The consultant must be able to meet the required deadlines and must be prepared to share draft material with International Alert for comment and feedback.
5. How to apply:
Interested applicants are required to submit:
Technical proposal: methodology and experience demonstrating ability to deliver the assignment (including at least 3 references relating to similar work assignments), Work Plan, and Financial proposal (taxes included). Applications should be sent to the following address [email protected] Not later than 3rd July 2018 at 5:00 pm. For any other clarification please contact the following Telephone number: 0782627185
To apply for this job email your details to Rwanda@international-alert.org