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Sep 11, 2017

Oxfam NGO Consultancy in Nairobi, Kenya: Participation of Women and Men in the Extractives Governance Framework

Oxfam Consultancy: Participation of Women and Men in the Extractives Governance Framework
Location: Kenya - Nairobi
Region: HECA
Job Family: Programme
Division: International
Job Type: Consultancy

Background: Oxfam is an international development and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization that works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. 

Oxfam has been operating in Kenya since 1963. 

Globally, Oxfam has advocated for just government policies and corporate practices in the extractive industries and has supported the right of communities to participate meaningfully in decisions about the development of natural resources and the transparent management and use of revenues for over 15 years.

Oxfam Kenya has a keen interest in promoting an equitable and sustainable development of mineral resources and intends to roll out projects that will realize that. 

The projects are principally aimed at ensuring that community rights are protected and the community members participate in the extractives sector. 

The subsequent objective is that  the country and the general citizenry get the full benefit of its extractives endowment. 

The way of achieving these objectives is through: influencing institutionalization of just laws and compliance to the same, advocating for transparency and accountability and promoting community participation in the governance of the sector among other interventions.

Overall Objective: The overall purpose of this study is to examine the regulatory and socio-economic environment that affects the participation of both men and women in the extractives sector governance - with specific attention to the extractives value chain. 

The study aims to identify opportunities, gaps and constraints in order to inform Oxfam’s policy advocacy strategy towards strengthening gender equality in extractives.

Scope of Work

The consultant(s) will be expected to accomplish the following tasks:
  • Analyse the overall policy and legal framework - highlighting gender gaps and opportunities to protect and promote women’s rights in the governance framework by;
  • Identifying relevant policies, legislation and programmes that support gender equality in the governance of the extractives sector in Kenya;
  • Proposing ideas and strategies for enhancing a favorable policy and regulatory environment to support gender equality in extractives governance sector.
  • Assess women and men’s participation in governance of extractives revenue at the local community level. Provide details on inclusion/exclusion aspects of women and men in discourse of governance as well as in county planning and budgeting, institutional arrangements, identifying any systemic barriers to the equitable participation of women and men.
  • Assess risks to women for participating in EI governance and county planning and budgeting processes. Determine the gendered implications (socio-economic, cultural impacts), as well as the impacts on gender roles and relations of mining, oil and gas development.
  • Conduct a power analysis of the relevant sector players focusing on community, government and private sector levels capturing decision making patterns and how these affect participation of both men and women in the management of the extractive sector.
  • Provide a clear set of recommendations on measures that can be applied for more gender-transformative and sustainable results in the governance of the extractives sector.
Bid Requirements

Consultants who meet the requirements of this assignment should submit Expression of Interest of MAXIMUM OF 5 PAGES which should include the following:
  • Suitability statement that express commitment to availability for the entire period of the assignment.
  • Brief statement on the proposed methodology including a detailed work plan.
  • Updated curriculum vitae of the consultant clearly spelling out the relevant qualifications and experiences.
  • Contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out similar tasks.
  • Financial proposal with daily costs per activity which shall be part of the 5 pages.
CLICK HERE for a detailed terms of reference
Hours: 35
Salary: Competitive

Application Process

Expression of Interest that clearly articulates the consultant(s) understanding of the terms of reference, methodology for executing the work including key deliverables and tentative budget should and clearly indicated “Expression of Interest for Consultancy to undertake a study on Participation of Women and Men in the Extractives Governance Framework can be submitted [email protected] on or before 1700 hours local time on Thursday 20th Sept, 2017.

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