Terms of Reference for Curating a PET Programme on Elections

  • Written by  Ni Sisi!

1. Background

Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! is a Kenyan grassroots social movement organisation founded in 2009 and registered/incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2012. It envisions a peaceful, united and well-governed Kenya with equal economic and social opportunity for all citizens. The organisation exists to empower Kenyan citizens to improve their lives and demand good governance as a means to achieve socio-economic growth and equality of opportunity among all Kenyans. It purposes to curate a social movement (the Ni Sisi! Movement) that will seek to unite Kenyans to forge a collective identity, drive transformation in leadership and improve maisha — wellbeing — for all Kenyans. To this end, Inuka supports community groups/organisations and collaborates with initiatives at the local, national and regional level to build capacity and linkages for effective collective action. Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi!’s philosophy is underpinned by the concept of “dignity before development” — each individual’s inherent dignity must be upheld at all levels of interaction. Inuka Kenya has developed three strategic objectives which, together, will form the basis upon which citizens at the local level will found their efforts to take charge of their citizenship and governance processes. As such, the three objectives are the key pillars that will support the creation of a Ni Sisi! social movement. These three objectives are:

  1. Using technology to disrupt and replace norms and narratives that dehumanize and instrumentalize violence, tribalism and inequality
  2. To build, protect, restore and ensure human dignity, harness collective positive identity, foster trust between citizens and state
  3. To transition to a civic movement through partnerships, collaboration and membership leveraging hopes, aspirations and fears for an activated citizen holding the government to account.

2. Objectives

Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! Ltd would like to engage a consultant to work with an identified group of artists to curate a PET production on integrity in elections for community performances across the country;

  1. To train a team of artists on the use of PET as a medium and on the integrity issues around elections
  2. To curate a PET piece/production on integrity in elections

3. Scope and Methodology

Specifically, the task will entail:

  1. To assess the suitability of the group/artists in view of the task
  2. To develop and implement a curation programme
  3. To develop the PET production for community performances with the following components:
    1. Interactive community entry and exit
    2. At least three dramatized scenarios
    3. Facilitation for each scenario
    4. Messaging the wrap-up – BCC strategy
  4. To pre-test the PET piece in a location in Nairobi
  5. To quality control performances in the field
  6. Debriefing of theatre team
  7. Ensure documenting the process

4. Deliverables / Expected Outputs

The expected deliverables of this consultancy are as follows:

  1. An inception report
  2. A report of the curation – including the curated script
  3. A report of the pre-test and the field performances

All the materials, information and reports, the output of the end curation exercise shall be the property of Inuka and the Consultant is bound by Inuka’s confidentiality requirements. 

5. Work Plan and Time schedule

The Consultant must conclude by the 25th July 2022. Bids for the Consultancy must include clearly articulated and detailed technical proposal interpreting the TORs, and activities schedule/work plans with clear outputs within specified milestones.

6. Consultants' Profile

Inuka seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced individual consultants/consultancy firms to undertake the exercise. The consultants/consultant firms must have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. A relevant degree from a recognized university.
  2. At least ten (10) years of professional experience in the theatre – especially community theatre
  3. Experience in working in Kenya and thorough knowledge of Civil Society sector in Kenya
  4. Demonstrated ability to curate PET production

7. Budget and Logistics

The consultant shall submit the proposed budget with broken down costs for particular items, for the assignment, including breakdown and justification.

8. Submission of Proposal/Expression of Interest

Based on the above, Inuka is inviting interested parties to submit expressions of interest. Individuals or firms applying shall detail the following:

  • Consultants’ profile and Capability Statement describing the technical capacity and experience of the firm or group of individuals
  • Names and resume of individual(s) or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment
  • Testimonials and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past
  • Technical Proposal – interpretation of the Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • Financial Proposal clearly demonstrating the costs of the consultancy.
  • Detailed implementation plan and time frames.

The assignment will commence on 18th July 2022 and be completed and a final report submitted by 15th August 2022.

The proposal shall be sent, in soft to the following emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission is 15th July 2022.

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