Consultancy to Provide Training on Facilitation Participatory Approaches
Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is the national representative body and voice for conservancies in Kenya. As an umbrella body, KWCA role is to catalyse the conservancy movement by connecting, informing, convening and representing private and community landowners and other key stakeholders in a shared effort to make wildlife conservancies thrive in Kenya. KWCA supports these conservancies through regional associations as umbrella organisations at the landscape level through which conservancies can have a voice, collaborate, share insights and best practices, integrate development planning, and manage conservancies at a large scale.
To enhance effectiveness, KWCA supports the growth of the regional associations working at a landscape level to coordinate the growth and coverage of conservancies. The associations play a critical role in landscape-level planning, advocacy at the county level, capacity building for conservancies, sharing of knowledge and best practices, and efforts to include women and youths in conservancy management.
About the Project
KWCA in partnership with Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association and Amboseli Ecosystem Trust will be implementing a project in both Tsavo and Amboseli landscape. The project goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment for women to meaningfully participate and benefit from wildlife conservancies in Tsavo and Amboseli landscape
The project will employ a holistic approach that incorporates several strategies. The key strategy focuses on exploring and challenging negative social norms that perpetuate GBV. This will be coupled with women’s economic empowerment and capacity-building the women to build their voice and agency. The economic empowerment component aims at capacity building the women in business development and leadership. Combining reflective dialogue with economic empowerment activities can support women to advocate for and influence policy positions and practices that adversely affect women.
The strategy on exploring and challenging negative social norms employs participatory approaches to facilitate dialogues in the community. The dialogues are facilitated by community facilitators with an aim of increased knowledge and action by women and men within communities to adopt and maintain positive changes in gender relations, including GBV and the access and control of natural resources and conservancy benefits.
Scope of work
Objective of the assignment
- To conduct training on facilitating community dialogues with specific focus on inclusive participatory approaches using an evidence-based community mobilisation approach that aims to change social norms across the community.
The consultant will undertake the following specific activities;
- Hold an inception meeting with KWCA team to get a clear understanding of the assignment and scope
- Develop a training toolkit on community dialogue facilitation approaches
- Develop a community dialogue guide and reporting tool
- Prepare and submit a report detailing the training methodology and proceedings
Qualification and Experience
- A university degree in gender studies, social sciences, community development, governance or a related field
- Proven experience working on gender and social norm changes
- Demonstrated prior experience in delivering similar courses
- Experience conducting short course training for a diverse adult audience
- Excellent communication, presentation, report writing and analytical skills;
- Community dialogue facilitation guide
- Community dialogue monitoring and reporting tools
- Post training report
Submission of Expression of interest
The proposal should demonstrate sound knowledge, technical skills and capacity as required by the nature of work and understanding of the requisite tasks set forth in the scope of work.
Interested candidates should submit the following;
- Technical and financial proposal
- Curriculum vitae of the consultant (s)
- Proof of previous related assignments
The proposals should be emailed to [email protected] indicating clearly on the email header the title of the consultancy by Tuesday 27th June, 2023.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.