NGO Consultancy Opportunities in Kenya – Oxfam

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Baseline Survey for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Kenya
Oxfam Kenya in partnership with other national and local partners is implementing a three year project on Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. 

The overall objective of the project is to support communities, civil society organisations, and community based organisations in Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir counties of Kenya, to be better placed to demand a progressive tax system, more essential quality public services and an accountable government; as well as support National and County governments to develop and implement progressive tax / fiscal legislations. 
In doing this, the project seeks to contribute to a more progressive, transparent and accountable tax and expenditure regime that includes resource mobilization, allocation and spending on essential quality public services in order to tackle inequality and poverty and thus improve the lives of people, especially the most vulnerable, women, youth and marginalised groups.

Purpose and Scope: Oxfam Kenya and its partners are seeking a consultant to undertake a baseline study in the three Counties of Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

The baseline study is intended to provide detailed baseline data on key project indicators prior to the intervention to enable the project to measure changes taking place over the course of the project. 

The consultant will be expected to employ both quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches.

The design and implementation of the baseline must also take into account and abide by agreed Oxfam’s principles.
Objective: The consultancy is to carry out a baseline study to provide Oxfam and its partners engendered baseline data against its logframe indicators especially on taxation, planning, budgeting and expenditure of resources at the national and county level. 

Further, the study will provide information on the current levels and quality of citizen participation in the budget cycle, resource mobilization, allocation and expenditure and provide recommendations on how the project will influence changes in policy and practice at the various levels.

For a detailed terms of reference please visit, reference INT2300
Interested and qualified firms/consultants should send their applications to: and indicate on the subject line ‘’Application on Baseline Survey for Domestic Resource Mobilization In Kenya Consultancy’’. 

The closing date is 30th March 2016 at 17:00 EAT. 

Policy Lead Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors
Duty station: Nairobi Kenya
State date: ASAP
Contract type: Fulltime
Oxfam has recently obtained funding for the program ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’. 

This program will set out to achieve the following three objectives. First, strengthen the capacity of local and national humanitarian actors, so that they can lead humanitarian action in their countries. 

Second, support local and national humanitarian actors to develop and voice a strong domestic humanitarian agenda, by giving them the opportunity to design and implement quality humanitarian programs. 

Third, create the space by influencing other international NGOs and donors to contribute to this systemic change. 

The program will be implemented in Bangladesh and Uganda, and at the international level.
The Role: For objective three, Oxfam is seeking a Global Policy Lead on ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’ to lead Oxfam’s global policy, advocacy and campaigning work on the role of local and national actors in humanitarian response. 

The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based influencing strategies, together with various Oxfam affiliates and engaged country teams where Oxfam is present. 

The post holder will ensure that an international tracking mechanism – an advocacy tool to track humanitarian funding, and other forms of support to local and national humanitarian actors – is created and used and that existing and new evidence will be available. 

S/he will also facilitate a strong voice for local and national nationals in global debates and support local actors to build their influencing capacity.

This post will cover humanitarian reform debates at both (inter)governmental level and in national contexts. 

The post holder will have excellent knowledge of humanitarian policy debates, civil society empowerment, and have a proven track record on advocacy, campaigning and analysing power dynamics. 

S/he will also have a relevant network with national and international stakeholders involved in these debates, including with (international) civil society.

The Person:
 The person we’re looking for has a proven track record in developing effective evidence-based advocacy strategies. 

You have a clear understanding of how influencing is effective in complex international settings. You develop expertise and demonstrate leadership within and outside Oxfam. 

You have a passion for advocacy and campaigning and an appetite to work in multidisciplinary
teams around the world to scale up impact and leverage change. 

You are able to provide support and advise local and national actors in support of their influencing role.

How to Apply:
If you have exceptional analytical and strategic planning skills, strong knowledge of the international humanitarian system, and the roles and responsibilities of local and national actors in humanitarian responses; proven knowledge of humanitarian trends and policy issues; master’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in humanitarian affairs, development studies, international relations, or political science; experience in humanitarian programming and at least 3 to 5 years work experience in the field of humanitarian advocacy/campaigning, this is the perfect job for you. 

Submit your application and detail how your experience prepares you for the post to .

The closing date: 23rd March 2016. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Interviews will be conducted on 6th April 2016

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.