Friday, March 9, 2012

EMACK Terms of Reference for a Consultancy on the Development of Non Formal Education Strategy

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A CONSULTANCY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NON FORMAL EDUCATION STRATEGY

AGAKHAN FOUNDATION

Project background:

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya (EMACK) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. EMACK II Extension phase, which commenced in October 2010 and is expected to end in October 2014, focuses on improved learning outcomes for all children in 767 targeted schools.

Of this number, 129 schools [both pre-schools and primary schools] are classified as Non-Formal Schools [NFS] located in the informal settlements of Nairobi and Mombasa.

During this extension phase, EMACK will work with local government authorities, MOE and local NGOs/CBOs to improve the quality of learning in schools in the informal settlements by demonstrating effective and clearly defined implementation approaches and strategies for sustainability for these marginalized communities.

In accordance with the NFE policy that was launched in 2010, EMACK aims to support the Ministry of Education in scaling up a successful model of Non-Formal Education based on its experiences and lessons learnt from program work

Scope of Work:

The consultant will be responsible for reviewing the recent NFE policy launched by the Government and the results from the situational analysis prepared by EMACK on the non-formal schools and develop a strategy for effective government support systems for the education of children in the informal settlements.

More specifically the consultant will:

1. Conduct desk research on best practices on NFE policies, strategies and programs. Synthesize
critical experiences related to non-formal education settings:

(a) Internationally (with emphasis on developing countries);

(b) In Sub-Sahara Africa (particularly within East Africa);

(c) In Kenya.

2. Review the recently launched government policy on NFE with a view to identifying major
strengths, gaps and opportunities for improving the overall quality of non-formal education;
the review here will also examine the dispersed nature of NFE management (that is, NFE
is currently managed by at least three different Ministries) and whether the new NFE policy
effectively addresses this major problem;

3. Review the institutional arrangements within GOK/MOE (including the SAGAs) in terms of their capacity to support the implementation of the new NFE policy framework;

4. Review the findings from the situational analysis conducted by EMACK on the schools in the
informal settlements so as to inform the analysis and synthesis of the key issues in NFE as well
as to provide a basis for recommendations;

5. Engage with EMACK partners as well as UNESCO, DFID, SIDA, World Bank, Concern World
Wide working in the informal settlements to learn about what is being supported, approaches
employed, key areas being impacted, outcomes of their evaluations in order to understand the
major challenges and opportunities for government support to non formal education;

6. Engage with the government/key MOE officials to understand their plans for rolling out the NFE policy;

7. Develop and recommend a clearly defined approach as well as strategies for government
support to strengthen education in the informal settlements.

Deliverables:

Recommendations to EMACK on steps for obtaining government endorsement of the strategy;
Strategy paper on government support to NFE developed;

Please include in the final report any specific issues, challenges and lessons learned from what was reviewed as well as your recommendations concerning key constraints and opportunities for adoption of certain best practices;

The consultancy will take a total of 6 weeks including desk review and report writing.

All deliverables outlined here to be submitted not later than May 31st, 2012.

The report submitted should not exceed 30 typed pages in Times New Roman font.

Experience required:

  • Post graduate degree in education/other social sciences related to international community development, or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Non-Formal Education, especially in the East African context;
  • Experience working and engaging with Ministry of Education/other Government officials;
  • Excellent understanding of the needs of stakeholders/ beneficiaries in the informal settlements;
  • Proven experience in preparing strategies and approaches in the education field;
  • Excellent command of the English language, especially written.
Delivery and Deadlines:

The consultant should present a first draft of the report one month after award of the consultancy.

The final report will be presented to Ministry of Education (MOE) by 1st JUNE 2012.

In addition, the consultant is expected to facilitate the dissemination of the report to MOE, USAID, AKF and other key players in education in June 2012.

EMACK invites eligible consultants to submit an Expression of Interest detailing his/her
interpretation of the TORs and a work plan and budget with clear timelines.

He/she should also provide a CV with three referees and portfolio of previous work.

Applications should be sent to the address below by 23rd March, 2012

The Communications Specialist, EMACK II
P.O. Box 50027 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: fridah@akf-emack.org

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

IFC Kenya Health Licensing and Registration Process Re-Engineering

International Finance Corporation

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST


Kenya Health Licensing and Registration Process Re-Engineering

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

The private sector in Kenya provides more than half of health services. It employs the majority of skilled health personnel and owns two thirds of health facilities. However the quality of services is uneven potentially jeopardizing patient safety.

In 2009-2010 IFC and USAID conducted analytical work and organized a process of dialogue
between the private and public sectors that resulted in an agreed agenda of reforms aimed at harnessing the private sector for the improvement of health in Kenya.

One of the key areas of reform agreed during the dialogue process was the streamlining of licensing and registration processes of health professionals and health facilities.

Responsibility for health licensing and registration is spread across two ministries and six regulatory bodies, leading to inefficiencies and gaps in monitoring patient safety.

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Governments of Japan and the Netherlands, IFC started implementation of the Kenya Heath in Africa Program in January of 2012.

The program supports health sector stakeholders on the implementation of the key reforms agreed during the 2009-2010 dialogue process and has the ultimate objective of increasing patient safety and reducing the costs of compliance with health regulation.

The Project is procuring a consulting firm to address the objective of:

Streamlining health registration and licensing processes leading to reduced private sector costs of compliance with health regulation and improved monitoring of patient safety.

The project is structured in two phases:

Phase 1:
Assessment of the current processes to register and license health professionals and
health facilities.

Phase 2: Process re-design, gap analysis and recommendations for implementation.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Demonstrated ability to tackle challenging assignments with creative thinking and rigorous analysis.
  • Proven experience delivering consulting services for international development organizations in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience advising successful legal, policy and regulatory reforms.
  • Qualifications of key staff with particular emphasis in quantitative analysis, stakeholder management and effective report writing and presentation.
  • Experience in licensing and registration reform desirable.
  • Experience in process mapping and reengineering assignments desirable.
ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS

Firms must either be registered as World Bank Group vendors in eConsultant2 or meet the requirements and be in the process of obtaining registration.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

IFC now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).

Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB and should not exceed 10 pages. Consulting firms may associate to enhance their qualifications.

Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 (https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html) by Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Selection No. 1062200

NOTES

Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.

Short listing and selection will be subject to the availability of funding.

Supply and Delivery of Galvanized Steel Coil to UNMISS in Juba, The Republic of South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan UNMISS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF GALVANIZED STEEL COIL TO UNMISS IN JUBA, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

Closing Date for Receipt of EOI: Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) hereby solicit Expression of Interest (EOI) from competent companies for the requirements stated herein.

Description of General Requirements:

The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) hereby solicits Expression of Interest (EOI) from competent companies for the supply and delivery of galvanized steel coil for manufacturing of roofing sheets to UNMISS, in the Republic of South Sudan as per the following:

  • Galvanized steel coil for manufacturing of roofing sheet
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM A-653) structural quality
  • Zinc coating, Designation Class G-90, ASTM A-275
  • Regular Spangle, Hot Dip Galvanized
  • Lightly Oiled, Non-Chemical Treated, A-525
  • Thickness designation by decimal of a millimeter (Not by gauge)
  • 0.80 mm thick, Grade ‘D’ material
  • Tolerance -0.00 + 0.20 mm
  • Minimum Elongation 22%
  • Hardness 70 - 78 Rb
  • Width 59.69 cm to 60.96 cm maximum, optimum 60.33 cm
  • 50.80 cm Inside Diameter (ID)
  • 101.60 cm maximum Outside Diameter (OD)
  • Weight of each coil = 2,268 kg maximum
  • Coil stock for roll forming
  • Surface Treatment Organic Coating Passivation (Okem Coat)
Conditions:

Interested companies are invited to submit their EOI by courier, hand delivery or e-mail as indicated below.

The EOI must include, as a minimum, the following documentation/information:
  • Company’s profile, with a minimum of three-year proven experience.
  • Company’s registration certificate.
  • Company’s contact details (address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail, etc.).
  • List of similar deliveries undertaken
Important Notice:

This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNMISS reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.

Thus, submitting a response to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that your company will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.

The EOI, clearly marked “Supply and Delivery of Galvanized Steel Coil to UNMISS in Juba, the Republic of South Sudan”, must be received by UNMISS no later than Tuesday, 31 March 2012, to the following addresses:

E-mail address: togbad@un.org with copy to kanjanakantorn@un.org

Hand delivery or courier: Ms. Doreen J. Togba, Purchasing Unit 1, Room XE/04, UNMISS at Tomping Site – near Juba International Airport, Juba, Republic of South Sudan

Supply and Delivery of Portland Cement to UNMISS, in Juba and State Capitals in Wau and Malakal the Republic of South Sudan

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Supply and Delivery of Portland Cement to UNMISS, in Juba and State Capitals in Wau and Malakal the Republic of South Sudan

Closing Date for Receipt of EOI: Monday, 19 March 2012

The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) hereby solicit Expression of Interest (EOI) from competent companies for the requirements stated herein.

Description of General Requirements
  • Supply and delivery of Portland cement in 50kg bags, ASTM C-150 type 1 or BS-12 or equivalent international standard to UNMISS, in Juba and State Capitals in Wau and Malakal, the Republic of South Sudan.
  • Cement to be delivered in used 20-foot ISO standard sea containers (UNMISS Owned).
Conditions:

Interested companies are invited to submit their EOI by hand delivery or e-mail as indicated
below.

The EOI must include, as a minimum, the following documentation/information:
  • Company’s profile, with a minimum of three-year proven experience.
  • Company’s registration certificate.
  • Company’s contact details (address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail, etc.).
  • Manufacturer’s cement quality certificate, catalogue/brochure.
  • List of bulk deliveries undertaken - names and contacts details of major clients.
Important Notice:

This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNMISS reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.

Thus, submitting a response to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that your company will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.

The EOI, clearly marked “Supply and Delivery of Portland Cement to UNMISS, in Juba and State Capitals in Wau and Malakal, the Republic of South Sudan, must be received by UNMISS no later than Monday, 19 March 2012, via:

E-mail address: togbad@un.org with copy to kanjanakantorn@un.org or

To the following address:

Procurement Section
Purchasing Unit 1 – Room XE/04
UNMISS Tomping Site
Near Juba International Airport
Juba, the Republic of South Sudan
Attention: Ms. Doreen J. Togba

UNICEF Somalia Request for Expression of Interest

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF Somalia Support Centre), is soliciting applications from duly registered and suitably qualified companies to provide the following Services within Somalia:-

1. Warehouse Management

2. Surface Road Transport ( Heavy Truck)

3. Inland Light Surface Transport (Landcruisers & Pickups)

4. Customs Clearance & Freight Forwarding Services

Suppliers interested to do business with UNICEF must meet the following requirements:-
  • Complete and sign UNICEF supplier profile form
  • Submit certificate of incorporation as business concern duly registered to provide the type of services required.
  • Proof that it has the relevant and qualified expertise and capacity to provide the required services
  • Provide names of major clients that the company has previously dealt with
  • Provide proof of financial company capacity for two successive years
  • Demonstrate that the company has a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar business dealing with UN and NGOs in warehousing, clearing/forwarding and transport (heavy truck and light truck) in Somalia.
  • Attach copy of previous contract reflecting dealing with UN/NGO based inside Somalia.
  • Provide bank account and international insurance with a recognized insurance company outside Somalia.
  • Prepared to accept UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions.
The office shortly intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) with detailed Terms of Reference.

A response to this Request for Expression of Interest does not automatically qualify a company to participate in the RFP.

Responses will be carefully reviewed and will be used to select companies for RFP invitation.

Consequently it is important that the company meets the above requirements and provide full and accurate information.

Interested suppliers are requested to obtain from the undersigned the UNICEF Supplier Profile Form and return back along with the required documents.

Existing UNICEF suppliers who have participated in UNICEF invitations to bid in the past are also requested to renew their interest by updating their records.

This EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage, we
merely seek your expression of interest in participating in the tender.

Closing Date for receiving supplier profile forms and supporting documents is 15 March 2012

Esther Musumba/Meseret Wassihune
Email: emusumba@unicef.org/mwassihune@unicef.org
(for obtaining UNICEF Supplier Profile form)
Supply/Logistics Section
UNICEF Somalia Support Centre
P.O. Box 44145 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya