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AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. Our work focuses on five thematic areas namely: Population Dynamics and Demographic Dividend, Health and Wellbeing, Transformative Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Governance and Accountability. The Institute is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya and Malawi where it has offices and in the USA as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

CONSULTANCY- STAFF SATISFACTION SURVEY
  1. Background information

About AFIDEP

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. The Institute seeks to entrench a culture of evidence-informed policymaking in public policymaking by supporting governments to address institutional and systemic barriers to evidence use, growing the community of practice in evidence-informed decision-making, translating practical evidence, and providing technical assistance to promote the uptake of the evidence in decision-making processes. The Institute’s priority thematic areas are 1) Population Dynamics and the Demographic Dividend, 2) Health and well-being, 3) Environment and climate change, 4) Governance and accountability, 5) Transformative education and skills development, and 6) Gender Equality.

  1. Objectives

The primary objectives of the Staff Satisfaction and Engagement Survey are:

  • To assess the overall job satisfaction and engagement levels of Staff
  • To gather feedback and insights from staff members to inform future Human Capital and Organisational Development initiatives
  • To identify specific areas where improvements can be made to enhance employee satisfaction and engagement.
  • To establish a baseline for measuring changes in employee satisfaction and engagement over time.

  1. Scope

The survey will cover various aspects of the employee experiences including but not limited to:

  • Leadership and management.
  • Communication and information sharing.
  • Career development and training opportunities.
  • Performance Management
  • Work-life balance.
  • Compensation and benefits.
  • Team dynamics and collaboration.
  • Employee recognition and involvement.
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity
  • Overall job satisfaction and sense of belonging.
  • Workplace Culture
  • Work environment and facilities.
  1. Approach and Methodology

The survey will be conducted using a combination of online questionnaires and, if necessary, in-person interviews. The methodology will include the following steps:

  • Development of survey questions: A comprehensive set of questions will be developed to capture the relevant aspects of employee satisfaction and engagement.
  • Survey distribution: The survey will be distributed electronically to all staff members, and arrangements will be made for those who prefer a paper-based format.
  • Data collection: Responses will be collected and stored securely, ensuring confidentiality and anonymity.
  • Data analysis: Quantitative and qualitative data analysis will be conducted to derive meaningful insights.
  • Reporting: A detailed report summarizing the findings, including recommendations for action, will be prepared.

5. Timeline

The entire survey exercise will be conducted over a period of 4 -5 weeks from 1st July 2024 to 2nd August 2024 and is inclusive but not limited to the following activities.

  • Survey development and pre-testing
  • Survey implementation and distribution
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Report preparation
  • Submission of Preliminary report
  • Submission of Final report and presentation to Management

  1. Deliverables
  • Survey Tools and Implementation plan
  • Preliminary Data Analysis report
  • Final Staff Survey Report based on feedback from stakeholders, incorporating any revisions or additional insights. The report should include an action plan to Management, outlining specific steps, responsible parties, and timelines for implementing changes to improve overall staff satisfaction and engagement
  1. Required Qualifications

To be eligible for participation in this exercise, organizations must ensure that the Lead Consultant meets the following qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Social Sciences or related fields with good understanding of international development programmes, strategy development, team-building and organizational development
  • The Consultant should have a proven track record of at least 5 years designing and implementing employee satisfaction and engagement surveys
  • Demonstrated expertise in survey design, including developing appropriate survey instruments, sampling methods, and data collection techniques.
  • A strong understanding of organizational behaviour, Human Resource management principles, and factors influencing employee satisfaction and engagement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate survey findings and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent Project Management skills and the ability to manage all aspects of the Staff Satisfaction Survey project, including planning, coordination, and timely delivery of key deliverables within budget and scope.
  • At least 7 years international experience leading, designing and conducting Leadership and/or Management development programs, capacity assessments and team building.
  • Extensive and proven international experience in providing managerial advisory on programmes related to health, population, education, environment, governance and accountability.
  • Experience in advising INGOs in aspects of leadership such as succession planning, organizational development, performance management and change management.
  1. The proposal must include the following:
  • Describe your capability to provide the expected service, giving specific examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken previously.
  • Describe your technical approach, workplan/programme, and proposed deliverables.
  • Provide a resume, stating your qualifications, and provide at least five clients to whom you have provided similar or related service to (including their contact details).
  • Detailed line-item budget for implementation of this consultancy.
  1. Evaluation criteria
# Criteria Max Points
Relevant past experience of advising NGOs on organizational effectiveness and performance management         20
Understanding of AFIDEP and similar organisations        10
Qualifications and experience of proposed team members/facilitators        10
Technical approach and workplan/Methodology        30
References: (Trustworthiness, timeliness, inter-personal skills, ability to deliver)        10
Financial proposal        20
Total Points 

  

  1. Electronic submission to be addressed to:

Procurement Committee

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

Wing A, 6th Floor Westcom Point Building Royal Offices

Mahiga Mairu Avenue – Off Waiyaki way, Westlands

P.O. Box 14688 00800, Nairobi – Kenya

OR

Procurement Committee

3rd floor, Public Service Pension Fund Building,

Presidential Way, City Centre

P.O. Box 31024, Lilongwe 3, MALAWI I Phone: +265 995 495 143

Email: procurement@afidep.org

 Email heading should be: STAFF SATISFACTION SURVEY

Deadline: 21 June 2024

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NATIONAL CONSULTANT ON GENDER & DEVELOPMENT- GHANA

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), established in 2010, is a regional non-profit research and policy institute focused on bridging gaps between research, policy, and practice in Africa’s development. Our goal is to contribute to sustainable development by using evidence and advocacy to strengthen political commitment and resource allocation, inform effective interventions, and enhance governance and accountability in addressing development challenges in Africa.

AFIDEP is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya and Malawi and as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the USA. More information about our work can be found at www.afidep.org.

AFIDEP seeks a National Consultant to conduct a study on macroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in Ghana. This initiative supports SDG 5, aiming for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Despite global efforts, progress is slow due to structural economic issues and insufficient macroeconomic policies promoting WEE (UN Women, 2022). The study will evaluate Ghana’s current policies, identify gaps, and propose strategies to enhance gender responsiveness, crucial for accelerating SDG 5 progress and ensuring women and girls benefit from economic growth.

Key responsibilities

  • Review existing literature on macroeconomic policies and their impact on women’s economic empowerment in Ghana.
  • Collect primary and secondary data from various sources such as government agencies, NGOs, financial institutions, and academic institutions.
  • Engage with key stakeholders, including government officials, policymakers, women’s advocacy groups, development partners, and community leaders.
  • Evaluate existing macroeconomic policies to assess their effectiveness in promoting women’s economic empowerment.
  • Identify policy gaps and areas where current policies may disadvantage women.
  • Develop evidence-based recommendations to enhance gender responsiveness in macroeconomic policies.
  • Prepare a comprehensive report detailing findings, analyses, and recommendations, ensuring clarity for policymakers, practitioners, and the public.
  • Disseminate findings through publications, media engagements, and participation in relevant forums and conferences.

Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in economics, international finance, international relations, development studies, social science, or related field. A PhD in a relevant field would be preferred.
  • Relevant additional course/research on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, financial inclusion, and social inclusion is an added value.

Experience

  • Minimum seven years of relevant professional work experience in policy advocacy, programme development, and implementation on economic development.
  • Three years or more experience of gender equality, macroeconomic policy, social inclusion is an advantage.
  • Three years of experience in providing advisory service/part of the consulting team to the Government, International Organizations on green economy and/or sustainable finance is an advantage.
  • Experience and affinity working with the private sectors, government, business coalition, and research centre and solid understanding/experience of gender-related policies.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage multi-stakeholder and multi-country research projects and timelines.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong technical expertise in policy analysis, Knowledge on Ghana’s economic policy and national priorities.
  • Well versed in current development on innovative policy-making and able to communicate effectively with government and business sectors.

Language Skills   

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Excellent technical and analytical writing skills

Contract Period and Work Location

The period of this consultancy is for three (3) months starting from 30th June to 30th September 2024. This Consultancy is a country level assignment with limited travel. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Gender Economist, AFIDEP, Nairobi, Kenya. The consultant will be based in Accra, Ghana.

To apply: Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability for the position and a detailed CV, which should include three relevant referees to: recruitment@afidep.org not later than 14th June 2024. Include the job title in the email subject. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR DEVELOPMENT OF KENYA NATIONAL POPULATION HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PHE) STRATEGIC PLAN TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY

Background

BUILD is a five-year project funded by USAID and led by AFIDEP in partnership with LEAD SEA, PFPI, FHI 360, and PACJA. It aims to leverage the interconnectedness of Population, Health, Environment, and Development (PHED) to promote voluntary family planning and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries.

The project is implemented in Kenya, Malawi, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Philippines. One of the project’s interventions is to work with in-country partners to strengthen PHED communities of practice to advance national policy and program action. BUILD has been partnering with, the Kenya National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), which coordinates population and development issues in Kenya on behalf of the government of Kenya. NCPD is the host of the Kenya National PHE Network, a community of practice that brings state and non-state actors to advocate for PHED integration in Kenya.

Since the adoption and implementation of the PHE integrated approach/model in Kenya in 2007, there have been remarkable efforts toward improvement in environmental conservation and protection and the quality of life of the communities living in the project areas in Nakuru, Homa Bay, Trans-Nzoia, Lamu and Kilifi counties though the integrated PHE approach. The implementation of the PHE integrated approach in Kenya has been guided by the Kenya PHE Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The Strategic Plan was a domestication of the East African Community Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat Integrated PHE Strategy (2016-2021) developed to guide the implementation of PHE Projects by the member states within the Lake Victoria Basin.

The implementation of the Kenya PHE Strategic Plan 2018-2022 lapsed in June 2023, which has necessitated the need to develop a new Strategic Plan to guide the implementation of the PHE Programme in Kenya in the next five years in line with the fourth Medium Term Plan (MTPIV 2024-2029) of Kenya’s Vision 2030

The primary purpose of this consultancy is to develop the Kenya National PHE Integration Strategic Plan (2024-2029). This plan will incorporate emerging issues related to PHE, address challenges identified in the previous PHE Plan, integrate measures to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change on Kenya’s development initiatives, determine indicators and baseline data for PHE programming at national and county levels, and provide strategies for strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration, coordination, and partnerships for PHE programming at all levels.

 

Scope of work

The expected outcome of the consultancy will include:

  1. Lead and facilitate the activities for the preparation of the Strategic Plan in accordance with the agreed-upon guidelines.
  2. Develop and submit the inception report outlining clear and achievable plans and strategies, key milestones, defined deliverables, strategies, primary data collection tools, and timelines to undertake the strategic plan.
  3. Conduct stakeholder consultation and desk research on relevant policies pertinent to PHED, previous PHE plans, programs, and strategies, and collect primary data from key stakeholders including key government bodies, member organizations, youth-led organizations, women groups, and others. Compile and analyze data related to PHE programming.
  4. Conduct a thorough assessment of the current state of Population Health Environment and Development, including key indicators, trends, and emerging issues, and ensure youth and gender perspectives are included.
  5. Conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and PESTEL (Political, economic, technological, environmental, and legal) analysis to identify internal and external factors that may impact the PHE landscape.
  6. Conduct a needs assessment of the network, which shall include a review of the existing structure, financial strategy, membership base, and sustainability.
  7. Develop a roadmap for implementation of the Strategic Plan, outlining short-term and long-term priorities on programming as well as human and financial resource needs.
  8. Design a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track the progress of the strategic plan by identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and establishing benchmarks for success, as well as developing a plan for knowledge transfer and skill development.
  9. Draft and share the PHED Strategic Plan report with key stakeholders to solicit feedback enrich the document and facilitate consultations and dialogue processes with various stakeholders (notably the National PHE Technical Working Group, National PHE Network, the National Steering Committee, National Youth-Led institutions, and National Women) for input, incorporating perspectives and information.
  10. Facilitate a national validation workshop/meeting to endorse the refined Strategic Plan and develop dissemination materials for the strategic plan, such as PowerPoint presentations and briefs.
  11. Prepare a comprehensive report documenting the process, methodologies, findings, and the final strategic plan, and provide recommendations for ongoing review and updates to the plan.
  12. Submit the final strategic plan and a monitoring and evaluation framework to the BUILD project and NCPD.

Expected deliverables and outputs

  1. An inception report detailing the approach/methodology of how the assignment will be delivered.
  2. Tools to gather primary data and reports of various stakeholder engagement meetings.
  3. Draft a Strategic Plan report including a monitoring and evaluation framework.
  4. Knowledge transfer and skill development Plan
  5. Validation workshop report including PowerPoint presentations and briefs for the validation workshop
  6. Final PHE Strategic Plan document
  7. Final report documenting the entire process, methodologies used, findings, and the final strategic plan.

Required expertise, qualifications, and competencies

The consultancy is open to fully registered and audited firms or entities or individual consultants, and the lead consultant should meet the following qualifications:

  1. The consultant will be based in Nairobi and required to attend meetings for data collection, national stakeholder consultations/dialogue, and the validation process.
  2. An advanced degree or equivalent in Demography, Population Studies, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Sciences, or Population Health.
  3. Subject matter expertise in public health and environmental issues, with a deep understanding of the intersections between population dynamics, health outcomes, environmental sustainability, and climate change.
  4. Proven experience and a track record as a consultancy, including successful completion of strategic planning projects in the population, health, and environmental sectors.
  5. Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in public health, environmental management, and strategic planning within the context of population dynamics.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work within budget constraints and effectively manage resources.
  7. Strong communication skills, including the ability to present complex information clearly and accessibly.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The following will be expected from BUILD/ AFIDEP, and the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).

BUILD

The role of BUILD includes

  1. Identify the consultant or the consultancy firm in collaboration with NCPD to undertake the assignment.
  2. Funding this assignment/activity
  3. Regularly follow up on the status of strategic plan development and ensure that it is delivered on time and as per the required quality.
  4. Provide technical support in reviewing draft documents, tools, and validation workshop materials.

 NCPD

The role of NCPD includes,

  1. Identifying stakeholders and relevant documents as needed
  2. Organize meetings between the Consultant and various stakeholders where necessary.
  3. Share relevant documents to review guidelines for the development of the Strategic Plan at various stages.
  4. Receive and approve the deliverables at various stages.
  5. Supervise the consultant.
  6. Serve as a link between the Consultant and the National PHE Network, technical working groups (TWG), NGOs, CSOs, and Networks

How to Apply

Interested consultant/s are invited to submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the consultancy and a Technical Proposal and a Financial Proposal, which should include summarizing the qualifications and experience of the lead consultant and any team members. The financial proposal should be submitted in Kenya Shillings and should be inclusive of all taxes. Please note, that the Consultant will cater for transport and other costs incurred within Nairobi. AFIDEP will only cater for transport and other costs for assignments issued outside Nairobi County as and when required.

Interested consultants must submit their proposal clearly stated in the subject line as “KENYA NATIONAL POPULATION HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PHE) STRATEGIC PLAN” by email to procurement@afidep.org by 4 PM CAT / 5 PM EAT on May 31st, 2024.

 

Or submitted to;

 

The Procurement Committee

AFIDEP

6th Floor (Block A) Westcom Point Bld, Mahiga Mairu off Waiyaki Way

P.O. Box 14688-00800 Nairobi | T: +254 716 002 059

 

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