Adeso National Consultant / Consultancy Firm to Train REGAL- IR Operations Staff on Field Safety and Security

Sep 27, 2016

Terms of Reference
 
National Consultant / Consultancy Firm to Train REGAL- IR Operations Staff on Field Safety and Security
 
Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

Project: Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands - Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR)
 
Position Type: Consultancy
 
Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Duration: Three (3) days
 
 
Reporting To: Deputy Chief of Party / Capacity Building & Training Officer
 
Working With: REGAL-IR Staff
 
Starting Date: Immediately
Organizational Background: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Project Summary
 
In Kenya, Adeso is implementing the Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands-Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) Project. 

This is a 5-year initiative that is aiming to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth by strengthening social, economic, and environmental resilience in pastoral and transitional communities in 5 counties in the arid lands of Kenya, namely-Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana. 

The program is designed to empower communities to take charge of their development and to strengthen their capacity to select, design, implement and monitor activities toward increasing their resilience to natural and human-induced shocks. 

The initiative works around 7 thematic areas namely: 

1) Participatory Learning and Planning (PLPA); 

2) Strengthened and diversified livelihood opportunities; 

3) Advancing Value Chain Inclusiveness; 

4) Improved Management and Productivity of Natural Resources; 

5) Improved conflict Management; 

6) Improved Drought Management; and 

7) Improved Consumption of Nutritious Foods, through a consortium of international and local partners.
 
The 5 counties that REGAL –IR operates in are security prone areas which exposes staff to environmental, social and political risks such as heighted political tensions that may arise due to the upcoming general elections to be held in August 2017. 

Adeso staff are expected to remain alert and vigilant to their environment during this period to ensure smooth operation. To achieve this, ADESO is seeking for a certified facilitator to conduct a two day training on Field safety and security.
 
Objectives and Scope of Work
 
The overall goal of the assignment is to design and undertake a 2-day training workshop for approximately 20 people. 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge on Preventive measures and responses to security-related incidents, developing security strategies, evacuation planning and procedures, vehicles and travel security, assessing risk, and surviving in hostile environments.
 
The training will be designed in close consultation with the REGAL-IR Capacity Building Officer. 

The training must be designed and delivered mainly as a practical workshop that will equip the participants with the tools and skills they need to advise staff on how to stay safe and secure while in the field. 

Since the participants will be the security focal points at the field levels they need to be equipped on security management at their field level.
 
The training should be geared towards achieving the following objectives:
  1. Explain the importance of understanding your role and the security environment
  2. Undertake a context analysis and a personal risk assessment
  3. Demonstrate immediate responses to hostile environments
  4. Effectively contribute to a security planning process
  5. Describe measures to reduce personal and team vulnerability to a range of threats
  6. Explain the importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity, team work, interpersonal communications and how diversity impacts on security
  7. Demonstrate immediate responses to threats in the operating environment
  8. Explain/demonstrate/cite scenarios of personal safety and security while at the field level
Deliverables
 
The selected applicant will be expected to:
  1. To conduct a 2 day workshop delivered as per the objectives above.
  2. Develop a simplified training manual prepared and shared with participants.
  3. Prepare and submit a comprehensive training report.
Qualifications
  • Any legally registered training institution or individual consultants with 10 years relevant professional experience.
  • Proven track record and experience in the design and facilitation of institutional/organizational development trainings and activities.
  • Strong technical background in humanitarian trainings on field safety and security.
  • Able to provide at least two facilitators to conduct the training.
Price and Schedule of Payment
 
The quotation submitted by applicant must include the following item:
  • Service fee for the design and facilitation of the training event.
Training venue and materials will be provided by REGAL-IR during the training. 

Once the quotation and program proposal is accepted by REGAL-IR, an institutional contract will be offered to the selected applicant. 

Terms and conditions of institutional contract will be provided during the contract signing.
 
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights: In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. 

All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. 

The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

Application Process
 
All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by the 30th September, 2016 with the Consultancy title on the subject line. 

The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. 

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:
  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • Your service proposal limited to 4 pages and quotation
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.
 
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