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RE-Advertised Consultancy KENYA COMMUNITY BASELINE SURVEY (INT5666)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam’s strategy has a vision of an inclusive, equitable and just society, where citizens especially women and young people enjoy their rights and have access to resources necessary to live dignified lives as active citizens of the country. Good governance and fiscal justice are priority goals for Oxfam, ideally achieved through citizens demanding transparency, accountability and inclusion from their governments. Oxfam believes that fiscal justice can only be sustainably achieved by citizens demanding a seat at the table and ensuring more inclusion in important decision-making processes that are normally captured by elites.

Working in collaboration, Oxfam in Uganda and Oxfam in Kenya, Oxfam America recently secured a multi-year, multi-country grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) starting in November 2018 to April 2021. The grant is focused on building coalitions of active citizens to engage government for more fiscally just policies and practices. The project supported by this grant aims to enable Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), non-traditional stakeholders like religious groups and others, and communities affected by the Extractive Industry to influence governments to change policies and practices to benefit citizens. Operating in Turkana and Nairobi Counties, OiK and partners will:

  • Support CSOs to engage with decision makers (i.e. governments, extractive companies and International Finance Institutions) on public financial management and petroleum revenue governance at national and subnational levels.
  • Increase awareness of the public on critical extractive industries and public finance management issues including cost audits, revenue management and budget tracking, and mobilize them to put pressure on companies and governments towards developing and implementing just and equitable policies.

The Role

  1. Based on the above explanation and synopsis of the project, Oxfam seeks to engage a consultant to carry out a baseline study on community perceptions of voice and influence on revenue management and extractives industry decision making, using social accountability tools designed for this purpose.
  2. This project will be implemented in Turkana and Nairobi, and the baseline must provide sufficient information for aggregation and for comparison among project regions.
  3. We expect the consultant to apply a mixed methods approach in (1) a series of participatory focus groups, and (2) interviews/surveys, engaging with the aforementioned community members who will represent their own views.
  4. The product of this baseline will be a completed social accountability tracking tool (Excel workbook) and baseline report, which will serve as a reference point or benchmark to track the progress and assess the extent to which communities have been able to increase their voice and influence with decision makers (government and corporations) on issues of fiscal justice.

What we are looking for

  • The consultant must be experienced in socio-economic parameters and variable of this country, knowledge in fiscal governance and social accountability issues, and gender vested with skills in planning and carrying out baseline studies as well as performance measurement (especially quantitative and qualitative measurements)
  • A keen understanding of gender and demonstrable experience in conducting gender analysis
  • Strong experience with focus group design and facilitation that maximizes participation
  • The consultant should have proven experiences of previous assignments on development analysis, feasibility studies, and ability to engaging communities using participatory methodologies and approaches.

 

 

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

 

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

 

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply  

Interested and qualified consultants should send their applications before or by 19th of July 2019 at 5.00 P.M and indicate Application for Norad Funded project baseline in the subject line to the email address Kenya.Logs@oxfam.org.uk

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  

 

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

 

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


 
  • Location:
    Kenya - Nairobi
  • Hours:
    35
  • Salary:
    As per Oxfam Consultancy Rate
  • Region:
    HECA
  • Job Family:
    Programme
  • Division:
    International
  • Job Type:
    Consultancy
  • Closing Date:
    19 July 2019
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