Terms of Reference for Child Protection Policy Consultant



Position: Consultant

Tentative starting date: December 2020                              

Type of contract: Short term

Location: Nairobi and Marsabit, Kenya

1.       About EACHRights

The East African Centre for Human Rights (also known as EACHRights), is a non-partisan, regional Non-Governmental Organisation that seeks to promote, protect and enhance human rights in East Africa with an emphasis on Economic, Social and cultural rights among the vulnerable and marginalised groups. The organization currently specializes in promoting the realization of the right to health and education for children.

EACHRights is currently implementing the “Watoto Wetu” project whose overall objective is to “contribute to the reduction of harmful cultural practices and enhancing access to, and, quality of education in pastoralist counties through advocacy and community partnership” with specific focus on girls in the pastoralist Counties of Kajiado, Marsabit, and Garissa. The themes for the project are: female genital mutilation and child marriage.

2.       Job description

Since 2018, EACHRights has been partnering with the Marsabit County Government and other county-based organizations towards the formulation of an integrated and all-inclusive child protection policy that will enable the County to enhance the protection of their children. Several policy consultative forums with stakeholders have taken place in various sub-counties during which views and recommendations on the key child protection issues have been collected to enrich the formulation of the child protection policy.  In the next phase of this process, EACHRights is now seeking an experienced consultant to analyse and interpret the data collected and facilitate the drafting of Marsabit child protection policy.

3.       Tasks

The scope of the consultancy will be to:

  1. Develop work plan and inception report.
  2. Collate, analyze and interpret the data collected during the policy consultative forums carried out in Marsabit County.
  3. Enrich the data by completing a desk review assessment and carrying out interviews with key stakeholders within Marsabit County.
  4. Prepare high quality and comprehensive stakeholder mapping and context analysis report.
  5. Prepare draft policy document that will subsequently be subjected to public review and validation. 

4.       Minimum Requirements and Competences

  • University degree in Social Studies (Anthropology, Law, Political Science etc). An advanced degree will be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in policy and legislative drafting in Kenya.
  • Good understanding of Kenyan laws and expert knowledge of Government processes. 
  • Experience in conducting social research and analysis is desirable (sexual gender based violence, FGM, health issues etc).
  • Good understanding of the local context and related issues.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

5.       Deliverables

  • A high quality and comprehensive stakeholder mapping and context analysis report.
  • Development of Draft child protection policy document.

6.       Supervision

The Consultant is expected to be self-motivated and able to work independently. However, support will be provided by the Watoto Wetu project team in availing the relevant information on previous activities undertaken towards the formulation of the Marsabit child protection policy.

7.       Submission of interest  

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications to info@eachrights.or.ke along with the following:

  • Cover letter indicating interest and past experiences from similar projects
  • An updated CV or Company profile with references.
  • A financial proposal/ quote that indicates all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs for each task or element in the ToR.

Applications are to be submitted on or before 1700hrs (EAT) on 8th December 2020. The subject of the application letter or e-mail should read EOI: MARSABIT POLICY CONSULTANCY and the Cover letter should be addressed to:

The Chair

Board of Directors

East African Centre for Human Rights – EACHRights

P.O. Box 19494-00100


Only e-mail applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

East African Centre for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer.

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