Oxfam in Kenya, in collaboration with LeFil Consulting, a company limited by guarantee that offers top-notch business consulting to solve social problems such as poor access to water and sanitation, seek to contribute to a paradigm shift on how rural water infrastructure is installed, managed and paid for in the Arid and Semi -Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. The Parties co-developed a model that seeks to optimize and reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and improve the quality and lifespan of rural water infrastructure. The concept revolves around bundling several rural water schemes in a region, contracting a private operator to perform their O&M, and instituting a dedicated public fund to pay for O&M expenses.
The purpose of the proposed research is to identify key opportunities to strengthen the economic rights of marginalized women in Kenya.
What we are looking for
Oxfam is seeking a qualified firm or individual consultant to undertake water system audit for selected water systems in Turkana and Nyeri Counties. The proposed consultancy requires conducting formative research analytics and due diligence on water supply systems.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
Interested consultants (firms and individuals) are requested to submit their bids including technical and financial proposals. The technical proposals must include the TOR interpretation, proposed methodology including a detailed workplan and a Financial proposal with daily costs per activity. Likewise, CVs of consultants must be attached and three (3) referees must be included in the CVs. Please submit applications on or before 22nd May 2020 and indicate Application for Consultancy on Water Systems Audit in Turkana and Nyeri in the subject line, and submit to the email address [email protected]
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