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Solidarites Team building and Internal Review Facilitator Job

Friday, January 21, 2011

Internal Project Review and Team Building for Solidarites Slum Project

Terms of Reference

Job Title: Facilitator - Team building and internal review

Under supervision and reporting to: Field coordinator - Slum Program

Duration of Task: 7 days ( January 31st – February 6th 2011)

Location: Nairobi Slums, Kenya

Presentation of Solidarités International

Solidarités International is a humanitarian non-governmental organization which provides assistance to populations affected by natural or man-made crises.

For over 30 years, Solidarités has concentrated its actions on meeting vital needs in the sectors of WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods. In the Horn of Africa, Solidarités is currently implementing WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods programs in Somalia and Kenya.

Solidarités has 3 areas of intervention in Kenya (Turkana, North Horr and Nairobi informal settlements) and 3 areas of intervention in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Adaado).

Presentation of the Project to be evaluated

The current food security project began in January 2010. It targets four informal settlements in Nairobi, namely Kibera, Mathare, Kiambiu and Mukuru-Lunga lunga.

The project has three main components: Garden-in-a-sack, small scale greenhouse production and poultry rearing.

Solidarites has been working with various stakeholders in the slums.

Key among them is the Ministry of Agriculture where it engages with District and Divisional Agricultural Officers, Kenya Agriculture Research Institute (KARI), The Horti Cultural Development Agency (HCDA), an array of NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, schools and churches.

Project objectives

The project’s overall objective was to improve livelihood of the vulnerable populations affected by the food price crisis in Kenya. The specific objective seeks to improve the food security for the vulnerable people affected by the food price crisis in the Nairobi slums.

Expected Results
1. Increase in food quantity and diversity available to 20 000 households living in Nairobi slums
2. Household incomes increase for 20,000 households, allowing beneficiaries to increase their resilience capacities to food price surges
Activities Include:

Activity 1 - Promoting Urban Agriculture through garden-in-sack and kitchen garden techniques (target 18,500 households)
• Purchasing seeds and other inputs.
• Set up and maintenance of demonstration plots
• Community mobilization and sensitization
• Set up and equipping of 7 nurseries
• Production of seedlings in nursery beds
• Distribution of seedlings and inputs
Activity 2 - Vegetable production in greenhouses (target 7 units run by 70 households)
• Identification and selection of beneficiaries
• Identification of the plots where the greenhouses will be installed.
• Construction of 7 greenhouses
• Installation of a drip irrigation system in each greenhouse
• Purchase and distribution of seeds of highly productive vegetable varieties as well as other agricultural inputs
• Trainings on vegetable production

Activity 3 – Distribution of poultry Units to 1500 HH
• Identification of beneficiaries
• Construction of Cages
• Identification of Poultry supplier(s)
• Distribution of poultry and cages
• Distribution of poultry feeds
• Monitoring

Task Description

Summary task description:

The consultant will facilitate the project team to carry out an evaluation of project performance from start of project to date in order to draw successes, lessons learnt and best practices with a view of improving the remaining part of the project.

S/he should also be able to take the team through constructive and entertaining exercises that enable the team to bond and build strong working relationships.

The consultant would work with the Field coordinator to develop and agree on the content and methodology to be used for the 3 day program.

Specific tasks/objectives:
1. The consultant will develop (in collaboration of the Field coordinator), the content and methodology to be used for the internal project review of the project
2. The consultant will facilitate the slum project team to self-evaluate the project to date
3. To conduct a team building exercise.
4. Write a report organizing and presenting the programmatic outcomes from the review
• An agreed content and methodology
• A three days workshop allowing the team to conduct a thorough review of the project performance to date
• Built team spirit that will allow strengthening work relationship with impact on the long-term.

Consultancy requirements:
• Good understanding of project cycle management
• Previous experience in Project evaluation/review
• Understanding of purposeful team building activities

1. Project review
• Read and understand the project documents ( proposal, log frame, midterm internal report and external evaluation report)
• Establish staff understanding of project Intended results,
• Facilitate the team through a self examination of project implementation, and establish how the activities have been translated to results
• Facilitate the identification of key hindrances to achieving targeted objectives, and way to overcome them
• Support in the identification of programmatic gaps that can lead to designing future interventions

2. Team Building
• With well developed tools, take the staff through exercises purposed to refresh and strengthen work relationships

• Brief programmatic reports of review outcomes, clearly outlining the challenges, gaps and opportunities for the remaining part of the program and future interventions

Means of the Facilitation Consultancy
• The Consultant will be provided with a projector
• Solidarites’ will meet accommodation costs of the facilitator during the three day event, which will be residential
Agreed Timetable
• January 31st , 2011: Briefing by the Field Coordinator and data review
• February 1st , 2011: Preparation of review tools
• February 2nd - 4th , 2011: Project review and team building
• February 5th - 6th ,2011: Report writing and submission

Kindly submit your expression of Interest and CV, not exceeding 3 pages to the following email address: by 28th January, 2011.

Please note that due to the limited time, submissions will be opened as they are received.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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