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Thursday, March 29, 2012

International Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Consultancies for Developing and Printing IEC Materials

Re: Call for application for consultancy 

Background

Although the new constitutional dispensation enhances the bond between public participation and transparency, levels of public awareness of its provisions vary along myriad variables across the country.

This affects their civic engagement and limits their capacity to hold public officials accountable on the basis of specific constitutional provisions.

Marginalized communities face many challenges which limit them from taking full advantage of the current constitution.

International Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (IFP) in Kenya alumni Association has carried out a baseline survey to establish the gaps that different communities face in grasping the new constitution.

The association has also simplified (four chapters) of the New Constitution and are now looking for consultants to carry out the following functions
  • Develop key messages for the development of IEC materials
  • Layout, design and printing of IEC materials
  • Overall objective of the consultancy
  • Develop the Information Education Communication (IEC) materials for the project’s stakeholders for civic education and engagement in 16 counties to equip members of the public with the details of the new constitution regarding leadership and their lives in general
Consultant 1: (developing key messages for IEC materials)
  • Extract simple messages from four chapters of the simplified constitution and the report of the baseline survey for use in developing IEC materials.
  • Develop messages from the two sources above to address the knowledge gaps based on the baseline survey and on the simplified constitution
  • Recommend and advice on the suitable forms of the IEC materials
  • Carry out a field pre-test of the developed IEC materials and make final adjustment as will be necessary in one of the counties, Nairobi preferably or as consultant deems fit.
  • Specific Output and Deliverables consultant 1
  • The specific output and deliverables are as follows:
  • Final messages for different IEC materials (IFP Alumni Kenya will hire another consultant for design, layout and printing. However, the consultant should work with the other consultant (who will be in charge of production) during production to ensure we attain high quality result) and that the meaning of the messages are not altered
Qualification of consultant 1
  • Two years experience in IEC messages development
  • At least 3 Samples of work already done
  • Ability to bring out messages on the new constitution
  • Knowledge in developing IEC/BCC materials for INGO, NGO,
  • At least 02 years hands-on experience on developing IEC/BCC materials
  • Skilled in working with various stakeholder levels
  • Knowledge of the New constitution of Kenya
  • Fluency in written English
  • The applicant should not be currently an alumni focal person or in the implementation committee
Submission plan for consultant 1
  • Submit detailed proposal for developing IEC materials including financial proposal.
  • The Consultant will deliver a presentation on the proposal and methodology of its development in front of IFP Alumni team before going into agreement.
  • The Consultant will submit a detail work plan and time line of the entire assignment
  • After the agreement, the consultant will carry out the following tasks;
  • S/he will review all project related documents to internalize the concept of the project and time to time take part in meeting with IFP Alumni team to update the progress if necessary.
  • S/he will share the progress and incorporate feedback if any comes out.
  • Before finalizing the message and layout of the approved format (design) s/he has to go for field-test and after filed testing s/he will make necessary change if it is needed
  • After finalizing all formats (design) of IEC s/he will give a final presentation.
  • S/he will give sample copy of each item of IEC materials before the final print.
  • The final product is the sole property of the IFP Alumni
Submission of proposal
  • Interested individuals/firms are requested to submit their technical and financial proposal along with CV(s) of the key persons and other legal documents (for firms only) on or before 31st March, 2012 to the following email address: ifpkenya@gmail.com. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be notified.
Consultant 2 (developing layout/design and printing of IEC materials)

The role of consultant 2 will be as follows
  • Layout, design and printing of IEC materials in lieu with professional procedure and quality
  • Submit final camera-ready forms of the IEC materials for printing
  • Print IEC materials as agreed by the procurement committee
Specific output and deliverables of consultant 1
  • The specific output and deliverables are as follows:
  • Final design of IEC messages on different IEC materials camera-ready formats e.g. brochures, booklets, posters etc
  • Printed IEC materials
Qualifications 
  • Two years experience in layout, design of communication materials
  • Samples of work already done
  • Ability to bring out messages as per the new constitution
  • Knowledge in design, layout and printing of IEC/BCC materials for INGO, NGO,
  • At least 02 years hands-on experience on developing IEC/BCC materials
  • Skilled in working with various stakeholder levels
  • Should be familiar with the New constitution of Kenya
  • Fluency in written English
  • The applicant should not be currently an alumni focal person or in the implementation committee
Scope of work for consultant 2
  • Submit detailed proposal for design, layout and printing of IEC materials including financial proposal.
  • The Consultant will deliver a presentation on the proposal and methodology of its development in front of IFP Alumni team before going into agreement.
  • The Consultant will submit a detail work plan and time line of the entire assignment
Submission of proposal

Interested individuals/firms are requested to submit their technical and financial proposal along with CV(s) of the key persons and other legal documents (for firms only) on or before 31st March, 2012 to the following email address: ifpkenya@gmail.com.

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be notified.

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