Alight Horn of Africa, on behalf of one of our subsidiary partners, ORAM, is seeking to engage a consultant as provided in the details below:
Title: Consultancy for Home gardening, Parma Gardening and Climate Smart Agriculture
Location: Nairobi and Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
Reporting lines: Consultant will be reporting to the East Africa Program Manager, based in Nairobi, with support from the Senior Program Manager.
ORAM protects and empowers vulnerable and marginalized asylum seekers and refugees globally, creating sustainability and systemic change. We assist vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees on every step of their journey, working along displacement routes and in transit countries. We connect individuals with the resources and opportunities they need to build safe, stable, and empowered lives.
About the Project
In Kenya, our work is focused on supporting marginalized refugees and asylum seekers in Kakuma and Nairobi to achieve self-reliance through livelihood support and capacity strengthening of Refugee-Led Community Based Organizations (RLOs-CBOs). Kakuma refugee camp is located in Turkana County and has been hard hit by the current drought in the Horn of Africa. Food prices have been rising in drought-affected areas, and urban areas due to a combination of macroeconomic challenges which worsened during the pandemic, leaving many households unable to afford adequate food. The project aims to strengthen the resilience of these marginalized asylum seekers and in Kakuma and Nairobi, to recover and cope with climatic, and economic shocks to build self-reliance, sustainability, and longer-term food security. This will be achieved through the creation of productive assets and improving the use of small household plots including kitchen gardens to improve their food and income security. Currently, the refugee RLOs and individuals engage in vegetable farming, poultry, piggery, and rabbit rearing.
Scope of Work
The consultant will design and facilitate the training of 300 participants in Kakuma and Nairobi using proven approaches to smart and permagarden food production techniques, using small spaces and scarce water for maximum yield despite the climatic condition. This includes guiding CBOs engaging in poultry rearing on the suitable breeds and best practices for poultry management. The consultant will guide on the appropriate input tools, seeds, and seedlings to use within the Nairobi and Kakuma context. It’s anticipated that this work, will commence on March 1, 2023 through to July 2023.
The specific objectives are to:
- Provide field and practical training to 300 participants and support them in the establishment of home gardens and livestock rearing.
- Map out potential input suppliers and traders for surplus production and facilitate a network meeting to promote trade.
- Provide training materials for participants to sustain their knowledge after the training.
- Train Trainer of Trainers from the community to support in the sustainability of the established gardens.
- Provide an inception report, and detailed work plan to include, training & coaching methods and approaches.
- Provide onsite training to 300 participants in Kakuma, Kalobeyei and various locations in Nairobi and its environs.
- Guide in the establishment of home gardens, with several demonstration plots in the various field locations Kakuma and Nairobi (Specific sites to be decided together with the Project Assistants.
- Provide Trainer of trainers training to CBO on home gardening techniques, and poultry rearing.
- To develop, customize and prepare a practical training manual for follow-up and reference by clients (hard and soft copies).
- Map out local input suppliers, and guide on the appropriate inputs needed for each context for the CBOs to purchase.
- Provide post-establishment monitoring report and final report of the training within 30 days of completion of the assignment.
Qualifications and experience
- Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Agriculture related studies or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
- Vast experience planning, designing and establishing perma/ home gardens in urban and arid lands, as well as refugee/displacement settings with space/land constraints.
- Good and proven trainers with excellent training skills and methodologies suitable for adult learning.
- Excellent project management skills including the demonstrated ability to conduct assessments, analysis, training, monitoring, and reporting within set deadlines.
- Ability to use a participatory, appreciative, strengths-based approach that builds on existing capacities / experiences, and custom learning.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited supervision.
- Proven ability to work with diverse and marginalized populations in a respectful, non-judgmental, and ethically sound manner.
- Familiarity with NGO context.
- Excellent writing and reporting skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili. A French-speaking member of the team will be an added advantage.
How to apply
Please submit a CV, a written response to the ToR, consultancy fees, two examples of written work, and two references to: SMProcurement-NAI@wearealight.org by February 20th, 2023.