Mapping of CSOs and Care Worker Unions recognition of unpaid Care and Domestic Work Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya

Oxfam GB 

Mapping of Civil Society Organizations (including Women Rights Organizations) and Care Worker Unions recognition of unpaid Care and Domestic Work and commitment towards implementation of Gender Transformative Care Policies.



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TTC is a gender-transformative project funded by Global Affairs Canada, with the Ultimate Outcome of improving gender equality and care infrastructure for women and girls in Kenya. The project will work directly with 5,916 people in four counties17, reaching 318 adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) (aged 15-24), 1823 women aged 25-35, and 2310 women aged 36 and above, as well as 143 adolescent boys and young men (ABYM) (aged 15-24), 661 men aged 25-35, and 661 men aged 36 and above. It will also indirectly work with an estimated 2,021,800 people, including 256,504 AGYW (aged 15-24), 365,648 women aged 25-25, and 419,288 women aged 36 and above, as well as 245,126 ABYM (aged 15-24), 343,162 men aged 25-35, and 392,072 men aged 36 and above.

The project recognizes that the people we work with experience the intersectional nature of barriers to improving gender equality and the care infrastructure. In addition to discrimination based on gender, the people we will work with as part of this project may experience discrimination based on any number of identities, including ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, or disability. As a result, TTC will take an intersectional approach to all activities, considering the varied realities of the people the project will work with.

It also involves gender-transformative training and sensitization sessions held with workplace leadership to support them to be champions of care work; gender-transformative behavioural communications change (BCC) campaigns designed and implemented to foster normative change in support of care work; and care workers trained on relevant competencies, life skills, advocacy, leadership, and rights, including the right to decent work and the right to live free from violence. Technical support will be provided to 1) civil society organizations (CSOs), including women’s rights organizations (WROs) and care workers’ unions, to implement gender-transformative care programs that are climate aware and use good environmental practices and 2) to the private sector to design and implement gender transformative care policies that integrate environmental analysis and strengthen the care economy within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Advocacy strategies, tools and mechanisms will be developed by CSOs and care workers unions to hold government to account on gender-transformative structural changes.

The project has a two-pillar strategy representing two Intermediate Outcomes

  1. Increased adoption of gender-equitable social norms in support of women and girls in Kenya’s care infrastructure
  2. Increased implementation of gender-transformative legislation, policies, and practices by duty bearers in support of care infrastructure in Kenya for women and girls


The primary audience for this assessment is Oxfam in Kenya, KUDHEIHA and YAK to inform capacity strengthening activities for CSO’s on the adoption of gender transformative care policies and practices planned for year 2 of the project.

Objective of the assignment

In Kenya ambitions to achieve inclusive and sustainable development are being undermined by inadequate investment in fostering gender equality in care work. Women and girls are providing millions of hours of care work, a provision that props up the economy and underpins society yet remains under recognised, undervalued, and under invested in. Achieving vision 2030 means that women must enjoy their full rights as equal partners in the economy and in the society.

This assignment therefore seeks to identify CSOs including WROs, care worker unions, private sector institutions in their ability to take leadership in Recognizing, Redistributing, Reducing, Rewarding and Representation of care work through adoption and implementation of gender transformative policies.

Scope of work and Deliverables

The scope of work under this consultancy will specifically consist of:

  1. Map out relevant CSOs (including WROs), Care Work Organizations, and workers unions to be targeted with organizational strengthening activities on implementation of gender transformative policies.
  2. To understand the dynamic and evolving mapping of civil society organizations (CSOs), Care worker unions and WROs advocating for gender transformative care policies, investment in care infrastructure and related care interventions in Kenya
  3. Undertake an assessment of identified institutions to identify gaps in organizational policies, skills, and capacities to effectively implement gender-transformative care programs.
  4. Provide recommendations and entry points for engaging care worker organizations, WRO’s and diverse CSO’s as champions for advancing implementation of gender transformative care social protection and policy reforms.


The expected deliverables schedule is as follows:

  1. Inception Report: Within 3 days after signing the contract.

The inception report should detail the following:

  • The consultant’s clear understanding of the proposed assignment.
  • Methodology to be used for the assignment.
  • Data types, collection plans and analytical approach.
  • Overall work plan for the assignment
  1. **Zero Draft Report :**20 working days after submission of the inception report in the format below:
  2. Final Report: Within the last five days to the expiry of the contract duration which is approximated as a total of 30 working days for the entire assignment. The report should contain the different elements mentioned below. All parts should be clearly distinguished from each other and of sufficient quality.
  • Cover page.
  • Table of contents.
  • An executive summary
  • A justification of the methods and techniques used.
  • Eventual limitations of the assessment.
  • A presentation of the findings and the analysis thereof
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Report annexes that include data collection tools and schedule, sampling procedures and frame and sampled towns/counties, and list of survey team members. References


The consultant(s) should be prepared to use appropriate qualitative and participatory data collection approaches and techniques that will guarantee quality and compliance.

Primary Data collection: Information gathering from targeted CSO’s. The assignment will involve the development of a structured series of Key Informant interviews/ Expert consultations and other information gathering techniques that will be used in parallel under the assignment.

Secondary data review: The consultant will identify in consultation with Oxfam in Kenya, YAK and KUDHEIHA relevant policies and documents within the targeted CSO’s. This exercise will form part of the assessment to identify gaps in organizational skills and capacities to effectively implement gender-transformative care programs.


The provision of the services is to commence on 14th December 2023 unless agreed by both parties that this Agreement is terminated early or amended in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

Timeframe and Work schedule

Key Activities / Deliverables


Start date of contract

Inception phase - 5 days

  • Inception report on the execution of the assignment within 5 days of the commencement of the consultancy - 3 days for review by Oxfam

Data collection and Analysis

  • Conduct Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions in liaison with implementing partners.
  • Assessment of identified institutions to identify gaps in organizational policies, skills, and capacities to effectively implement gender-transformative care programs - 10 days

Draft report

Submit zero draft of the report for review - 5 days

Final report

  • Submit final report of the report incorporating feedback from the review team

Oxfam will provide feedback on the draft report within 7 days.

Final Report within 5 days of receiving feedback

Tax and VAT arrangements

Oxfam in Kenya will deduct withholding tax from the consultancy fees which will be in conformity with the prevailing government rates and submit the same to the Government of Kenya. The consultant will be entitled to a copy of the tax submission certificate on request.

Intellectual Property and Confidentiality of Information

All documents, data and information accessed will be treated as confidential and used solely to create visibility for the project and should follow the GDPR regulation on data control and storage. All the required documents and deliverables in their draft and final versions shall be submitted to Oxfam in Kenya within agreed timelines and shall remain the explicit property of the organisation.


The overall supervisors of this assignment will be Oxfam’s Gender Justice and Women Rights programme team with support from the MEAL.

Consultant Qualification

  • Experience in conducting stakeholder mapping and analysis.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with CSOs.
  • Experience in successfully leading Gender assessments and Rapid Care Analysis of resilient development and community-led project-related projects.
  • Experience working in labor sector and women economic empowerment or gender and well-being and assisting business on policy making.
  • At least over 6 years of relevant professional experience in fields related to gender, social studies, women’s economic justice and development work.
  • Strong gender analysis, research experience and excellent analytical writing skills including communication.
  • Experience in working for labor rights recognition and advocating for policy reforms in the world of work will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to produce a comprehensive report with clearly identifiable evidence-based outcomes realized because of project contribution.
  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to safe programming, equity, inclusion, and diversity principles.
  • Excellent report writing and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical skills.

Bid Requirements

Interested and qualified consultants are invited to submit their expressions of interest, which should include the following:

  • A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the entire assignment.
  • Information demonstrating specific experience of the consultant relevant to the assignment including the scope and scale of similar assignments. Please provide details of similar assignment undertaken.
  • A detailed financial proposal showing a clear breakdown of the costs including all the chargeable taxes.
  • Sample similar works done in the recent past.

Adherence to Oxfam principles and policies

Once hired, the consultant shall operate under the principles governing Oxfam ways of working including adherence to policies and procedures of Oxfam with regards to such key issues as non-partisan, neutrality, gender sensitivity, impartiality, and accountability, mainstreaming of Gender and safeguarding as well as other policies governing Oxfam operations on transport usage, security guidelines and confidentiality of information collected.

How to apply

Oxfam Kenya invites individuals who meet the criteria to submit Expression of Interest that clearly articulates the consultant(s) understanding of the terms of reference, methodology for executing the work including key deliverables and tentative budget clearly indicated:

Consultancy to map out CSOs (including WROs), Care worker Unions to implement Gender Transformative Care Programs/Policies.”

Expression of Interests should be sent to, no later than close of business on 21st November 2023. Only applicants who qualify will be contacted.