Terms of Reference for Development of Tools for Social Movements’ Capacity Development on Sustainable Governance and Effective Advocacy

  • 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 is implementing a programme aimed at capacity development of social movements in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Therefore, Inuka would like to engage a consultant/Consultancy firm to lead a process of developing and customizing capacity development tools on Sustainable Governance and Effective Advocacy specifically to:

  1. Develop and customize capacity development tools on Sustainable Governance for social movements
  2. Develop and customize capacity development tools on Effective Advocacy by and for social movements

3. Scope and Methodology

  1. Literature Review: This will entail a comprehensive review of the relevant literature and any other information that the Consultant considers important to the tools development process
  2. Primary Data Collection: Primary data collection will be undertaken to collect data and information. The consultant will prepare the data collection tools and share with Inuka for feedback.
  3. Undertake Synthesis and Analysis: Collate, synthesize, and analyze both primary and secondary data and information on to the tools development process.

The consultant will develop the methodology in collaboration with the Inuka team and prepare the Inception Report to be presented to Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! Ltd.

4. Deliverables / Expected Outputs

The consultant will work closely with Inuka staff to refine the proposed scope of work prior to commencement of the assignment. Key tasks will include the following:

  1. Develop a preliminary report on movement building across the globe detailing trends and success stories
  2. Provide a detailed work plan clearly showing the information gathering, planning, design, development, testing and delivery of the capacity development tools
  3. Design, develop and customize capacity development tools on Sustainable Governance for social movements
  4. Design, develop and customize capacity development tools on Effective Advocacy by and for social movements
  5. Pilot test developed tools
  6. Develop simple documentation and an operation manual on how to use the capacity development tools
  7. Provide training to assigned staff stakeholders on the use of the developed tools.
  8. Provide suggestions on compliance as per the country’s laws and policies.
  9. Develop a report of the consultancy

All the materials, information and reports, the output of the assignment 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 the entire evaluation exercise by November 20, 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 development sector.
  3. Experience in working in Uganda and Tanzania and thorough knowledge of Civil Society sector in Uganda and Tanzania
  4. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present analytical and logical mapping report

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 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 September 20, 2022 and be completed and a final report submitted by November 20, 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 September 15, 2022

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