Terms of Reference; Team Building Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya - Solidaridad East & Central Africa


1.0 Introduction

Solidaridad Network is an international solution-oriented civil society organization working through eight regional expertise centers to transform markets to make them more sustainable and inclusive. Our eight regional expertise centers include Asia, Eastern and Central Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, Southern Africa, South America, West Africa and our global Secretariat in the Netherlands. Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa, one of the regional centers, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with country offices and programmes in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. We bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all . We facilitate strengthening of local capacity in developing countries, supporting the creation of enabling environments for economies to thrive, and improving market access.

2.0 Background

Reclaim Sustainability! Is a five-year program (2021-2025) supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands. The program is implemented through a consortium of partners and aims to invoke the actual meaning of sustainability both in theory and practice in global commodity supply chains . The strategic objective of the Reclaim Sustainability! The program is to contribute to inclusive sustainable value chains and trade in an innovative way, in which the interests, voices , and rights of farmers, workers, and citizens (both male and female) are represented and heard in decision-making for sustainable use of natural resources, decent work, fair value distribution, and sustainable consumption.

The program seeks to strengthen the interaction between A Vibrant and Strong Civil Society that engages and debates with public and private decision-makers, monitors implementation and enforcement of policies and mechanisms, hold decision-makers accountable, safeguards gender and social inclusion, and demands and consumes sustainable products; A Responsible Private Sector implementing comprehensive policies and innovative inclusive business models for truly sustainable sourcing, production, trade and investment; and a Supportive Public Sector enforcing national, regional and international comprehensive norms and regulatory frameworks that ensure sustainable production, trade, and consumption.

Gender and Social Inclusion is a core theme of the Reclaim Sustainability!(RS) Program. The RS! Thematic Learning Group for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion is committed to incorporate the learning agenda in the implementation phase of all program activities. The Thematic Learning Group has conducted orientation and training on the GESI solution(The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion online ideation and tracking guide for gender and social inclusion issues in all Regional Expertise Centers) and is now hosting the first ever Global Gender Learning Agenda Launch in Kenya in order to allow cohesive navigation of the GESI-based learning agenda in program activities and outcomes. The 3 day Launch will include high-level plenary discussions,plenary best practices sharing sessions,roundtable debates,commodity-led live pitches and project fair exhibitions. The team building session will therefore be instrumental in ensuring that the panelists and facilitators(as everyone has an important role to play) have time to unwind,relax and bond.

2.1 Purpose

Solidaridad is seeking a qualified Consultant to facilitate a half-day team building exercise on 8th November 2022,focused on team bonding, fun, interactive and motivational activities.The venue will be at Lake Naivasha Country Club.

2.2 Participants

A total of 41 diverse participants from atleast 15 different countries and origins will be in attendance i.e Global and Regional Management, Continentally based GESI representatives, Reclaim Sustainability Project Management and Officers from the seven supply chains (tea, coffee ,gold,food products,cotton and textiles, cocoa and palm oil)and external partners.

2.3 Responsibilities of Consultants

1.Design, facilitate and coordinate interactive team bonding sessions, challenges and game activities that will also foster teamwork.

2.Engage all team members in team building activities.

2.4 Outputs

1.A relaxed, highly spirited and motivated team.

2.Activities that will foster collaboration,forming bonds and team work.

2.5 Expert/Consultant’s Profile

1.Demonstrated experience in working with an International Organization with a diverse team in expertise and culture.

2.Experience in curating, facilitating and coordinating highly interactive fun and engaging team bonding activities and challenges.

1. Interested parties should submit a Technical and Financial proposal, deadline is on 12/10/2022

2. Decision on selected consultant - only selected candidates will be contacted, deadline is on 17/10/2022

3. Inception Report and Meeting deadline is on 24/10/2022

4. Report, deadline is on 19/11/2022

How to apply

Application process:

The consultancy firms/companies are required to submit an EOI containing a statement on candidate’s experience with similar assignments, curriculum vitae, financial proposal and work plan by 12th October 2022.All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, those unable to meet the requirement will not be considered.

Each EOI submission should be not more than 3 pages and include the following:

  • A brief proposal.
  • A sample/samples of previous related work.
  • A financial proposal
  • Updated CVs for the team leader and team members (each CV not more than 2 pages).
  • Contact details of 3 references with complete contact information (i.e. name, organization, title position, address, email, telephone).

Submissions are by email to procurement.eca@solidaridadnetwork.orgwhileaddressed to:

Attn: Managing Director

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Center

Kilimani Business Center, Kirichwa Road,

P.O. Box 42234 - 00100 GPO

Nairobi, Kenya

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only successful candidates will be contacted.