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Saturday, March 4, 2017

HelpAge International Editing and Designing Services Consultancy in Kenya

Consultancy – Terms of Reference for Editing and Designing Services
HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.
With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.
HelpAge has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, regional centres in Africa (1), Asia/Pacific (1), Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Asia in addition to country programme offices.
The rights component of the HSNP programme is managed by the Africa Regional Development Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The organisation focuses on strengthening the capacity of partner organisations including HelpAge affiliates working with older people. It also works to advocate for the rights and welfare of older people at regional, country and local levels.
HelpAge has had an observer Status with the Africa Union since 2000 when an MOU was signed between the two entities.
About Social Protection Rights Component
In 2008, HelpAge International, as part of a group of organizations, commenced implementation of Phase I of the Government of Kenya led and UKAid and AusAID-financed Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP).
The objective of Phase I (April 2007 – March 2012) was to design and pilot cost-effective mechanisms for beneficiary targeting, payment delivery and grievance management in four counties in Northern Kenya (Turkana, Wajir Marsabit and Mandera).
Following the end of Phase I of the HSNP programme HelpAge was awarded the responsibility to undertake the Social Protection Rights component under phase II of the HSNP.
Our objective within the programme is to establish a grievance and accountability mechanism that will allow for programme stakeholders to realise their rights within the programme as well as support the communities to realise their rights as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.
HelpAge works with four partner institutions based in Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera counties and these include the following;
  • District Pastoralist Association (DPA)—Wajir
  • Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP)—Marsabit
  • Horn of Africa Women Empowerment Network Kenyan Agency (HAWENKA)—Mandera
  • Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA)—Mandera
  • In Turkana, we have established a HelpAge sub office in Lodwar.
About the Assignment
As part of its learning objective, HelpAge has been compiling a compendium of data and reports from a longitudinal study undertaken in the last three years, policy briefs, practice notes and case studies all informed by field experiences.
To facilitate wider sharing of these knowledge products, we request the services of a qualified editor to support in finalizing the documents for publication.
The consultant editor will work closely with the SPR team to proofread, edit and layout the set of manuscripts for publication.
Scope of Work
  • Read 7 manuscripts, each with an average of 8 pages (3200 words) developed by HelpAge and understand the content
  • Proof read all the documents for typos, spelling errors, grammatical mistakes etc;
  • Improve the language of the documents, wherever required, without losing the meaning of the original text;
  • Layout and design of the final manuscripts as per HelpAge International publicity guidelines
    any other task, related to the assignment, as assigned by the programme manager
Minimum Qualifications
The Editor must have the following qualifications:
  • A master’s degree in Social Sciences or English or Journalism/communication from a recognized University.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Good understanding of social protection and specifically cash transfer programming ecosystem in Kenya
  • Experience in editing and designing reports on social issues, including social protection, human rights
  • The consultant will be required to produce evidence of previous editorial work done
Duration of the Consultancy
The consultancy will take 10 working days.
If you are interested and meet the above key qualifications, kindly submit the following:
  • Expression of interest not more than (3) pages.
  • Capability statement (strictly not more than 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae of the lead and associate consultant(s).
  • Detailed financial proposal in Kenya shillings
Sample of at least two (2) previous reports of a similar assignment.
Please include contacts (name, email, phone and institution) of the person(s) who supervised these assignments.
N/B: Please note that any application that do not adhere to the above set requirements will not be considered for review.
All applications MUST be emailed to by 9th March 2017.

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