The Institute for Culture & Ecology is sourcing for Medical Insurance cover quotations for year 2023/2024 from qualified medical insurance service providers.
Kindly send expression of interest to Institute for Culture and Ecology for more details. The expression of interest with profile of the company should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com by 5.00pm Friday, 31st May 2023.
Development of an interactive Map for Institute for Culture and Ecology’s Project Areas
Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) is a Kenyan non-governmental organization (NGO) that was established in 2006 under the NGO Coordination Act. ICE was established in response to a clear need in Kenya to promote culture\'s inherent and natural role in environmental and resource management. The organization works with communities to rediscover the significance of local knowledge and naturally endowed resources/potentials in improving livelihoods and conserving the environment leading to livelihood improvement for communities.
ICE mandate is to promote environmental conservation and natural resource management through buttressing traditional knowledge in community-based environmental and resource management initiatives and facilitating cultural-based learning that would lead to social and ecological wellbeing of the earth community.
ICE wishes to hire an external consultant to develop an interactive map that will capture project areas and initiatives the organisation is involved in. The map will be uploaded in the organization’s website hence should be compatible with a website built on WordPress Operating System.
2. Objective of the assignment
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop an interactive map of ICE project areas with the different initiatives undertaken, and provide training to technical staff so that they are able to update and maintain the maps on their own.
3. Expected Results and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to;
- Submit a proposal including methodology, support strategy, work plan and budget to ICE.
- Develop one interactive map that will be incorporated into ICE’s website.
- Submit final maps (soft and hard copy) and present to ICE.
- Undertake a training session for ICE’s technical staff on the whole process of interactive map maintenance and updates.
To qualify for this assignment, the consultant should possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in GIS and remote sensing
- Good understanding and knowledgeable in QGIS or ArcGIS
- Three years’ experience in collection, management, manipulation, analysis, modelling and dissemination of spatially referenced information and development of maps.
- Demonstrate competence in map development
- Highly effective team player.
- Good communication skills
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Attention to detail
5. Duration of the assignment and starting period
The consultant will be expected to undertake the task within three weeks from the day of signing the contract and remittance of the deposit by ICE.
6. How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates should send their application and CV highlighting relevant experience and a technical proposal, including budget to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 23rd October, 2022.
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Details: Terms of Reference
Deadline: 5th September 2022
The Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) is a national indigenous Non-governmental Organization (NGO) that was started in 2006 and is registered in Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act. ICE was founded out of a visible need to promote the inherent and natural role of culture in environmental and resource management in Kenya. ICE vision is that of empowered communities harnessing indigenous knowledge for healthy people and ecosystems. Its mission is to promote indigenous knowledge for environmental conservation and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities.
ICE received funding to implement a project titled, “Enhancing climate change resilience of communities living adjacent to water catchments and sacred forest ecosystems in Eastern Kenya” which will be undertaken in Ntugi sacred hill (Tharaka Nithi County) and Upper and Lower Imenti forest (Meru County). The project aims at enhancing climate change resilience of communities adjacent to water catchments and sacred forest ecosystems for livelihood improvement and ecosystem vitality. This will be guided by three main objectives namely:
- To build the capacity of 600 community members living adjacent Ntugi Sacred Hill and Upper and Lower Imenti forest to adapt to changing climatic conditions by July 2025
- To restore ecological integrity of the three critical ecosystems (sacred ecosystems and water catchments) by July 2025
- To reduce human-elephant conflicts for enhanced biodiversity protection by July 2025
DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To provide an independent survey of the target community livelihood options; degradation level of target ecosystems; and biodiversity status in Imenti forest. The survey will also involve analyzing the proposed activities to determine their effectiveness against the set goal. This will help review and refocus the proposed activities in order to meet the goal of the project.
SCOPE OF WORK
In particular, the survey should consider the following:
- Community livelihood
- What are the main livelihood options for communities living adjacent to target ecosystems?
- What is their level of vulnerability to climate change?
- Significance of natural resources to communities
- Tree cover
- What is the hectarage of degraded area in Imenti forest?
- What is the hectarage of degraded area in Ntugi sacred hill?
- Biodiversity in Imenti forest Ecosystem
- What is the elephant population in the ecosystem?
- Which are the major elephant movement corridors within the ecosystem?
- What are the major elephant attractions within Imenti forest ecosystem?
- What are the major threats facing elephants in the ecosystem?
- Who are the key stakeholders in the target ecosystems?
- What are the roles of the different stakeholders in management and conservation of the target ecosystems?
- Train Imenti Forest (MEFECAP) CFA on development of their constitution and by-laws which will be essential in governing and running the CFA activities.
The consultant will: -
- Review project proposal
- Interview ICE project team
The consultant will display in the technical proposal how he/she will conduct the survey, data collection and present the findings. The consultant will also submit financial proposal alongside the expression of interest. Both the technical and financial proposals will be reviewed and approved by ICE Management before commencement of the work. The consultant will conduct the survey independent of the implementing organisation’s interference.
The consultancy should be completed in 9 working days as indicated below
|Activity||Number of days|
|A briefing meeting of consultant with ICE Management to discuss the technical and financial proposals, sign contract and collect project documents for review||1|
|Consultant planning and preparation: Review project documents and develop data collection tools and share them with ICE for comments.||1|
|Field work for survey and data collection||3|
|Training of Meru Forest Environmental Conservation and Protection (MEFECAP) Association||1|
|Developing and submission of the draft report to ICE||2|
|Incorporating comments and submitting/presenting the final Project Report to ICE||1|
DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONSULTANT
- Project proposal and budget
The following outputs are expected from the consultant:
- Inception report of less than 5 pages, including expression of interest, technical and financial proposals
- A draft report detailing the methodology, findings, and recommendations. This report will be shared with ICE for comments/input.
- An electronic report, including all the raw data and photos taken in the field
- 3 hard copies of the final report having incorporated inputs/comments made by ICE
- The report will include an executive summary that highlights key findings and the recommendations.
- The report will include current status of project beneficiaries and status of ecosystems before project interventions.
The report will be written in jargon-free accessible English and will not exceed 15 pages (including the summary and appendices).
Proposed Report format:
- Executive summary
- Findings (including photos)
- Conclusions and recommendations on specific actions to move forward.
OBLIGATIONS OF ICE AS THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
The contracting authority shall be obliged to;
- Provide all project documents necessary for the review
- Provide means of transport during the field visit
- Provide accommodation and meals during the field visit
- Pay the agreed charges - 50% at commencement and clear the remaining 50% balance after submission of final report
MEDICAL AND PERSONAL ACCIDENT COVER
The consultant is expected to have their own medical and personal accident covers since ICE is not under any obligation to provide these under this contract.
ICE will deduct withholding tax from consultancy fee paid in accordance with its statutory obligations as provided in the Kenyan law.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SUBMISSION OF BIDS
Consultants Profile, Qualifications, and skills
- University degree in Natural Resource Management or other relevant disciplines such as, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Project Management, Community Development, Agribusiness, and Agricultural Economics
- Should have at least 5 years of professional experience in relevant fields, with experience in conducting project baseline surveys, evaluation or related consultancies
- Should demonstrate understanding of Participatory Forest Management Plans and its implementation.
- Should demonstrate understanding of Community Forest Association (CFA) mandate and structure as per the Forest Act.
- Should have experience on participatory consultation and facilitation approaches especially in engagement of CFAs through their various user groups.
- Proficiency in English with excellent report writing and communication skills
- Computer skills and proficiency in MS Office (MS Word and Excel)
- Familiarity with relevant developments in the region and understanding of non-timber livelihoods
- Some understanding of the local dialects spoken in Mount Kenya region will be an added advantage
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified and interested consultants are invited to submit their expression of interest to undertake the above defined work. A technical and financial proposal to undertake the consultancy should be attached and both the EoI and the proposals should be submitted electronically through email@example.com and cc. firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 5th September 2022 5pm. Please attach your CV and testimonials to your EoI.
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Terms of Reference
Submission Deadline: 2nd September, 2022
The Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) is a Kenyan non-governmental organization (NGO) that was established in 2006 under the NGO Coordination Act. ICE was established in response to a clear need in Kenya to promote culture\'s inherent and natural role in environmental and resource management.
ICE works with communities to rediscover the significance of local knowledge and naturally endowed resources/potentials in improving livelihoods and conserving the environment. As a result, communities can take control of their own development and break free from the cycle of poverty. Nationally, regionally, and globally, ICE collaborates with like-minded organizations, institutions, and individuals.
About the assignment
The Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) seeks to engage a web designer to re-design the organization’s website www.icekenya.org to a more navigable and modernized site. The new site is aimed at helping ICE to achieve the mandate of promoting environmental conservation and natural resource management; enhancement of indigenous knowledge in community-based environmental and resource management initiatives; and facilitating cultural-based learning leading to social and ecological wellbeing of biodiversity.
Goal of the assignment
To refurbish ICE website to a user-friendly site that will be instrumental for information and knowledge sharing. The website will be key to ICE’s mission, vision and objectives as outlined in the organization’s strategic plan 2022-2026.
Scope of the assignment
The vendor is expected to;
- Dynamize ICE website and social media pages
- Design website and social media banners
- Link website to ICE social media pages
- Upload new content
- Upload photos and videos
- Update plugins
- Update Google Map
- Increase the existing websites dynamism
- Update SEO
- Update website security
- Align website fonts
Obligations of ICE as the contracting authority
The contracting authority shall be obliged to;
- Provide all documents necessary for the review
- Provide a website outline with menu labels and desired sub-menus
- Provide Content including text, photos and videos
- Pay the agreed charges - 30% at commencement and clear the remaining 70% balance after completion of assignment.
- Deduct and submit withholding tax to KRA as required by the laws of Kenya
Obligations of the consultant
- Develop a website with 10 main navigation bars and their sub-pages using WordPress Content Management System
- Complete the assignment within a month after signing of contract
- Maintain confidentiality in all his/her dealings with ICE
- Return all the materials both hard and soft shared by ICE (in case any)
- Submit a draft within 10 days for review
- Train dedicated ICE staff on website management
- The vendor shall not sub-contract another party to undertake the assignment.
Vendor’s Profile, Qualifications, and skills
To qualify for this assignment, the vendor should possess the following skills
- Professional training in web design (Degree of diploma in web design)
- Proficiency in English
- Possess excellent editing skills for content and photos
- Excellent communication skills
- Creative and passionate about design
- Have an eye for detail
- Ability to build a website using WordPress Content Management System
How to apply
Qualified and interested vendors are invited to submit their expression of interest to undertake the above assignment by sending a quotation 2nd September, 2022 to email@example.com and cc. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Please send your quotation together with an indication of your availability, detailed profile (CV) and portfolio showcasing similar assignments. Also provide in the technical proposal an interpretation of the Terms of Reference and work plan.
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Vacant Position: Project Officer, Food Security and Livelihoods
Reporting to: Project Officer
Location: Garden Estate, off Thika Road, along Garden Estate Road, Kenya
Contract: 1 year renewable (subject to satisfactory performance)
Application Deadline: 17th August, 2022
The Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) is a national indigenous non-governmental organization (NGO) that was started in 2006 and is registered in Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act. ICE accompanies communities in rediscovering the value of local knowledge and local resources in livelihoods improvement and environmental conservation. ICE is seeking to recruit a highly competent individual to fill the position of Project Officer, Food Security and Livelihoods.
Purpose of Position:
To provide support in the implementation of the Food Sovereignty and Community Livelihoods programs being implemented among local communities by the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE).
Reporting to the Programme Officer, Food Sovereignty and Community Livelihoods, the holder of this position will be required to support in formulation, development and implementation of specific projects’ goals and objectives within the Food Sovereignty and Community Livelihoods Programme.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Spearhead the conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) projects
- Participate in conducting monitoring and evaluation of Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) projects
- Prepare project documentation by ensuring consistency with goals, objectives and organizational strategic plan
- Participate in developing annual work plans for the Food Sovereignty and Community Livelihoods projects in accordance with the strategic plan
- Guide and supervise field contact persons (field-based project assistants), identify their training needs and address them through elaborate capacity building
- Collect and summarize field assistants progress and monitoring reports
- Provide information and support to the farmer groups to ensure implementation of activities in accordance with the project and organizational strategic objectives
- Support collaboration and partnership with relevant government bodies/departments (at national and county levels) and partner with NGOs in activities related to Food Security and Livelihoods in the target areas
- Provide information needed for and participating in developing progress and annual reports
- Participate in organization fundraising efforts through development of funding proposals
- Develop and implement a value-chain and marketing strategies for farmer groups produce for community sustainability
- Support in documentation of case studies, success stories and media linkages
- Support in ensuring gender mainstreaming during project implementation as well as identifying advocacy opportunities in the community
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and Extension, General Agriculture (Agronomy) or related fields such as Agroecology
- Persons with training or experience in organic farming in addition to the degree in agriculture- related field will have added advantage
- Minimum 2 years’ work experience in a related field. Those with practical experience in fundraising and/or managing donor-funded livelihoods projects are highly preferred
- Good communication skills and facilitating or training skills.
- Good knowledge and experience in working with computers particularly Microsoft office.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to work in diverse cultural contexts
- Good organization and time management skills
- High degree of innovativeness and creativity
Persons (strictly) meeting above qualifications and requirements and are interested in the position are requested to submit their cover letter/application and CV through;
The application should reach ICE by 17th August 2022 by 5pm.
- All gender is encouraged to apply and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is prohibited and any culprit will be disqualified.
- This is a re-advertisement hence no need for re-application for those who applied earlier.