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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Act! Confict Mediation Mechanisms Formulation and Confict Mitigation Panels Training Consultancy in Kenya

Act Change Transform (Act!)
Terms of Reference
Training of Conflict Mitigation Panels on Conflict Mediation and Negotiation Approaches
Consultancy
Nairobi
Background: Act Change Transform (Act!) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of Capacity Development and Grants Management.
Act! together with her implementing partners has contributed to country’s results in peace building and conflict transformation, democracy and human rights, livelihoods and environment and natural resource management.
Act! through its Democracy, Human Rights program is implementing activities geared towards contributing to peaceful elections in Kenya.
Through these activities, Act! expects to enhance the capacity of national and sub-national bodies to effectively mediate conflicts as well as to enhance the capacity of electoral security forces to ensure credible and safe elections.
The activities will be implemented in Garissa, Lamu, Tana River, Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Marsabit, Isiolo and Laikipia Counties.
To achieve the above mentioned results, Act! intends to implement a series of conflict mediation activities in the target counties.
This will include constitution of Conflict Mitigation Panels (CMPs) at the community, sub-county and county levels that will consist of existing state and non-state peace structures and other interest groups such as women, youth, persons with disabilities, religious leaders, private sector, political actors, civil society among others who will be tasked with undertaking mediation of electoral tensions and conflicts at the county level.
Act! will upon formation of the CMPs train them on conflict mediation and negotiation. The objective of the training is to equip conflict management panels with the necessary skills to enable them effectively mediate and negotiate electoral conflict scenarios in their respective counties.
In this regard, Act! seeks to engage the services of a consultant to design a conflict mediation mechanism, develop conflict mediation training materials and to train the Conflict Mitigation Panels on mediation and negotiation approaches.
The trainings will take place in Nairobi and Coast region.
Deliverables and key tasks
The assignment will be conducted through the successful implementation of the following tasks;
  • Develop content for the training outlining topics to be covered and the objectives of each session;
  • Design a conflict mediation mechanism for Act! that will include the criteria to be used in setting up the CMPs, a proposed CMP structure for the community, sub-county and county level including the nature of conflicts to be intervened at these levels and a code of conduct for the CMPs;
  • Conduct training for CMPs on electoral conflict mediation and negotiation;
  • Compile a training report highlighting the lessons learnt, post training evaluation findings and facilitators observations and recommendations;
Key Qualifications
The successful consultant(s) will be required to have:
  • Post graduate qualification in conflict studies;
  • Extensive experience in electoral conflict mediation training;
  • Experience in designing and facilitating electoral conflict mediation and negotiation trainings
  • Ability to work under a tight schedule and deliver good quality reports.
Duration: This task will be carried out over a period of not more than 1 month with the first two weeks being for the design of the conflict mediation mechanism and development of training materials, the second week being used for the training of CMPs in Nairobi and Mombasa and the last week being used for reporting.
5.0 Selection Procedure
Qualified consultants are requested to submit their expression of interest elaborating the methodology and indicating the fees electronically in PDF format quoting the reference number ACT-CMT-11-2017 to hr.admin@act.or.ke.
The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 5:00pm East African Time.

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