DRR Policy Analyst and Planning Facilitator Consultancy - Kenya

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Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever  and protecting the world around them.

As part of its DRR strategy, Practical Action is implementing a 3 year project in Turkana County titled 'Promoting Pastoralist Resilient Livelihoods' with a strong theme on building the capacities of local communities on disaster risk reduction planning and mitigation. In addition, the project rides on and emphasizes community driven resilience initiatives supported by early warning systems and livelihoods diversification.

The project seeks the services of a qualified DRR Policy Analyst and Planning Facilitator

Date of expiry14th Nov
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

Reporting to Disaster Risk Reduction Portfolio Manager & Area Coordinator, North Rift, the DRR Policy Analyst and Planning Facilitator consultant will undertake rapid disaster risk reduction policy analysis with regards to national and county government frameworks and community risk reduction planning and development; in addition to facilitating grassroots community DRR planning.

The consultancy will be for a period of 3 months and will involve the following specific tasks:

  • Carryout current stakeholder mapping of DRR stakeholders in Turkana County
  • Undertake desktop review of disaster risk reduction policies, strategies, action plans and work plans for national and Turkana county government that have direct impact on community DRR planning
  • Analyse policy gaps between county government planning and community DRR planning, development and monitoring
  • Provide policy recommendations that will strengthen DRR planning and development at the community level
  • Review existing DRR community facilitation modules in line with the local beneficiary contexts of Turkana county
  • Facilitate community DRR planning processes by way of training, mentorship and strategy development
  • Draft community DRR plans
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder validation of community DRR plans
  • Induct staff on the principle and practice of community managed disaster risk reduction

Interested consulting entities (individuals) that have capacity to deliver this TOR are invited to submit their expression of interest (application letter, CV and proposed fee for the whole assignment) to recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke with subject line “Policy Analyst and Planning Facilitator” so as to reach Practical Action on or before 1600 Hrs on Wednesday 14th November 2018

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