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 a three-year project (2018-2020) entitled “Ijwi ry’Abahinzi n’Aborozi i.e. Farmers Voice Project (FVP)” in seven mentioned districts located in four provinces of Rwanda.
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.
The project will be implemented for a period of three years and targets 7 districts (Ruhango from southern province, Rulindo and Burera in Northern Province Rubavu and Rutsiro in western province Gatsibo and Kayonza of Eastern province). These targeted districts have been selected on the basis that they represent the highest levels of poverty and acute youth vulnerability due to high unemployment rates and regional border proximity.
Purpose of the consultancy
Within the scope of the project highlighted above, International Alert is seeking to recruit a consultant to develop a Training and accompaniment plan for CSOs that will show weakness in the management and governance principles of their organizations after baseline survey.
Through the implementation of similar projects, International Alert and Imbaraga have identified in their previous engagement with farmers’ CSOs, a series of poor institutional and corporate governance practices which hinder their growth and learning. The purpose of this work is to help CSOs to have clear governance principles and systems that promote fully inclusive and consultative decision making across activities.
Scope of the work
The consultant will be contracted to develop a training module (in Kinyarwanda) and to lead a 2 days training for 32 participants from 14 Farmers organizations including chairpersons of boards of Directors, Executive Secretaries and presidents of conflict resolution committees from selected agricultural CSOs.
The training will focus on:
Inclusive leadership strategies – including gender-sensitive leadership strategies, communication, engagement, policy setting and outreach
How to foster a culture of inclusive, participatory and democratic decision making and processes within the organization
Measuring the inclusivity of an organisation’s approach and activities
Management of sustainable organisational growth
Training of trainers which will give the participants strategies and tools to step down to other team members in their organizations
The consultant will share all draft training materials at least 2 weeks prior to the training with the project team of International Alert and Imbaraga for comments and feedback
After the training each organisation among 14 trained, will be offered a 1-day technical assistance when the expert who delivers the training will facilitate an internal conversation within each organisation around how to take this action plan forward.
The consultant will also write up a training report (not more than 5 pages long) documenting the content of the training and coaching sessions, what was achieved and recommendations for continued support per organisation.
Proposal Evaluation 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
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), Workplan, and Financial proposal (taxes included). Applications should be sent to the following address [email protected] , not later than 9thJuly, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The training will start by August 20th, 2018. For any other clarification please contact the following Telephone number: 0782627185
To apply for this job email your details to Rwanda@international-alert.org