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Oct 5, 2017

Agricultural Council of Kenya Institutional Sustainability Consultant Vacancy in Nairobi

Position: Institutional Sustainability Consultant, Agricultural Council of Kenya (AgCK)
 
Location: Nairobi Kenya
 
Period of Performance: November 1st 2017 - March 31st 2018
 
Level of Effort: 60 days
 
Background: Africa Lead II - the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program - supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). 

 
Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions and organizations - defined as institutions, men and women leaders in agriculture - to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the envisioned agricultural transformation.
 
The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components:
  1. Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.
  2. Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment Process.
  3. Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.
The Agriculture Council of Kenya (AgCK), the national chapter for CAADP NSA Coalition (CNC), is spearheading a coordinated engagement and promotion of mutual accountability and assessment of how well the government, private sector, and other actors are implementing the commitments stipulated in the CAADP compacts and agricultural policy reforms in Kenya.

AgCK is currently engaged in organizational development with the aim of fully operationalizing the Council. 

In order to realize this, strategic institutional sustainability systems and documents should be developed and operationalized to guide the Council to effectively function, survive and realize the set mandate. 

Furthermore, the Council requires strategic resourcing streams based on a sound business plan to put the organization on a sustainability pathway and to strengthen member participation.

Africa Lead is providing technical support to AgCK to better contribute to agriculture policy processes and development.

The Opportunity: AgCK, with support from Africa Lead, is seeking the services of an institutional sustainability expert to design and operationalize key sustainability pillars. 

This is a short-term assignment to be completed within or no later than six months from the date of  the official signing of the contract to undertake the total 60-day level of effort.

Tasks to be performed: The Institutional Sustainability Consultant will develop AgCK’s sustainability strategies and guide their implementation in response to the emerging opportunities and challenges; and to support its operationalization, in order to sustain and develop AgCK effective engagement in policy processes in Kenya. 

Specific tasks of the consultancy will include the following:
  • Conduct a situation analysis to situate the policy and institutional landscape for AgCK.
  • Review documents and consult with AgCK Secretariat and its partners to better understand the organization.
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of potential global and local donors to map the feasibility of securing thematic funding.
  • Develop a robust business plan to guide AgCK orientation of the next 5 years.
  • Provide recommendations on developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors. In addition, work GWPEA staff to match funding sources against priority areas.
  • Engage AgCK Secretariat to identify success factors and good practices for resource mobilization in particular and sustainability in general.
  • Develop a fundraising strategy with priority fundraising targets, and responsibilities over the next 5 years.
  • Prepare at least two concept papers and one strategic proposal to take lead in mobilizing the required resources.
  • Identify/define potential funding scenarios from which AgCK should be strategically placed to address.
  • Provide coaching in the development/initial implementation of resource mobilization strategies.
Qualifications, Background and Experience
 
Developing a resource mobilization strategy requires a high level technical / professional expertise and proven experiences, therefore successful candidates are required to have the following qualifications:
  • Minimum master’s degree in the social or agricultural sciences, economics, development studies or related field.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the development sector, preferably in fundraising, resource mobilization and partnership building. 
  • Sound understanding and application of development management or strategic planning concepts, methodologies and tools.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills required.
Note: 

The proposal should provide the following information:
  • Technical proposal: Outline and methodology for undertaking the development of Resource Mobilization Strategy, as well as, the detailed work plan showing the assignment’s important activities and milestones.
  • Financial proposal: Including a detailed quotation for the development of Resource Mobilization Strategy showing all necessary costs.
  • Contact details of three past performance references.
  • Updated CV of consultant, including relevant resource mobilization technical support experience and qualifications.
How to Apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, kindly submit application as indicated above to [email protected] by October 17, 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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