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June 2012 Nairobi, Kenya
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was contracted in January 2012 by AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development, as Resource Facility Manager for the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES). The role of the Resource Facility is to provide timely, efficient, and effective logistical, administrative and technical support to AACES. In this respect, the Resource Facility will support the communication, coordination and management of the AACES.
AACES is an AusAID program of funding for Australian Non-Government Organisations (ANGOs) and their Africa-based partners. The program focuses on the AusAID priority sectors in Africa as identified in the AusAID Strategy for Africa: food security, water and sanitation, and maternal and child health. It will focus in communities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with particular attention to women, children, people with disability and people vulnerable to disaster.
The three objectives of AACES are:
Marginalised people have sustainable access to the services they require;
AusAID policies and programs in Africa are strengthened particularly in their ability to target and serve the needs of marginalised people;
Australian public are more informed about development issues in Africa.
Ten accredited Australian NGOs (World Vision; CARE; Action Aid; Marie Stopes; Caritas; Oxfam; Water Aid; AngliCORD, in association with the Nossal Institute and Australian Volunteers International; Plan and the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific) and their Africa partner organisations will implement the three objectives of the program, working with AusAID through a partnership agreement.
To underscore the fact that learning is a central part of the AACES program a Reflection Workshop will be organized in June 2012. The workshop will provide an opportunity for AACES stakeholders to reflect and learn from the work done and contribute to the future direction of the program.
ACBF is seeking a competent and experienced consultant to support the Resource Facility to effectively deliver this workshop, which will be held in Nairobi Kenya on 26th and 27th June 2012.
II. Purpose of assignment
The purpose of the assignment is to help design and facilitate the AACES Reflection Workshop.
III. Scope of work
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Advise the Resource Facility on the design of the workshop programme, including its process and methodology;
Prepare clear terms of reference for groups/sessions to maximize participation and inputs from AACES NGOs, the Resource Facility and AusAID;
Facilitate the workshop;
Compile workshop report.
It is anticipated that a total of 9 days will be required. The breakdown is as follows:
Review of relevant AACES documents and development of workshop programme -4 days
Facilitation of workshop - 2 days
Compilation of workshop report - 3 days
Proven expertise and experience in facilitating strategic planning and learning workshops;
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
Broad experience working with NGOs
VI. Resource Facility responsibilities
The Resource Facility will provide the consultant with all relevant AACES program documents, organize logistics , work closely with the consultant to prepare for the workshop and play a
VII. Procedures and deadline for submitting application
Those wishing to be considered for this consultancy should submit by email before 20th April 2012 their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter detailing how they are suitable for this role to:
The AACES Resource Facility Coordinator
The African Capacity Building Foundation
ZB Life Tower, 7th Floor, Cnr Jason Moyo Ave./ Sam Nujoma St.
P.O. Box 1562