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Terms of Reference for Historicization Forums and Constitutional Masterclasses

  • 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 the Kenya Democratic support programme aimed at Consolidating Kenya’s governance gains and mitigating currently maturing threats.
Inuka therefore would like to engage a consultant/Consultancy firm to lead a process of:

  • Curating/developing online and offline masterclasses on the Constitution from the perspective of the application. The masterclasses will be thematic-based and citizen agency-oriented to be packed in friendly formats for sharing online and offline with partners and other implementers
  • Curating/developing historicization forums on the critical aspects of Kenya’s democratic development. These will be grounded through the retelling of the histories of the nation (colonial and post-colonial), the struggle, the political organizing, the repression, and autocracy suffered, the key sectoral wins over the years, and the legacies of governance regimes, among others.

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 (where necessary) and share with Inuka for feedback before commencement of data collection.
  3. Undertake Synthesis and Analysis: Collate, synthesize, and analyze both primary and secondary data and information to develop a script for the histories and master classes
  4. Production - curation of the histories and masterclasses
  5. Review and publication - Publication of the histories and masterclasses online

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. Process

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

  1. Develop a an outline and text for the master classes on the constitution
  2. Provide a detailed work plan clearly showing the information gathering, planning, design, development, testing and delivery of the master classes on the constitution.
  3. Pilot test the master classes on the constitution
  4. Develop simple documentation and an operation manual on how to deliver the historicization forums
  5. Develop a report of the consultancy

5. Deliverables / Expected Outputs

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

  1. Develop a preliminary report on the on state of civil society in the region (resilience) including identification and amplification of champions
  2. Provide a detailed work plan clearly showing the information gathering, planning, design, development, testing and delivery of the capacity development tools
  3. Undertake research
  4. Provide a detailed report of the status of civil society in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
  5. Provide recommendations for capacity building of civil society towards resilience
  6. 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.

6. Work Plan and Time Schedule

The Consultant must conclude the entire exercise by December 15, 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.

7. Consultants' Profile

Inuka seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced individual consultants/consultancy firms to undertake the exercise.

7.1 Qualifications & Experience

The consultants/consultant firms must have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. A relevant degree from a recognised university.
  2. At least ten (10) years of professional experience in the development sector and constitutional matters
  3. Experience in working in Kenya and thorough knowledge of Civil Society sector in Kenya
  4. Demonstrated ability to curate creative interventions on community education through participatory methodologies including orature
  5. Demonstrated ability to curate programmes

8. Budget and Logistics

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

9. Submission of Proposal/EOI

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 November 15, 2022 and be completed and a final report submitted by December 15, 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 November 10, 2022

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