Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Danish Refugee Council: Livelihood Baseline Assessment Study Consultancy Job in Kenya

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. 
DRC seeks to protect refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights in general and to promote long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. 
Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. 
Danish Refugee Council which is a leading humanitarian organization currently works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. 
In Kenya, DRC work began in 2005 and the key geographical areas of focus are Dadaab refugee camps, Nairobi and Eldoret where DRC is implementing an IDP project in partnership with the Government.

We are inviting applications from suitable consultants to undertake the following studies:

1. A Baseline Assessment Study on Livelihoods in Dadaab Refugee Camps (IFO, IFO 2, Dagahaley, Hagadera & Kambioos)


The assessment aims to define a baseline of quality socio-economic data (through a consultative process), and inform the design of livelihood strategies in support of durable solutions and protection for populations of concern. 
It would work as a base document for partners working in the Dadaab camps and ensure that the strategies are in line with the livelihood and professional skill needs in the refugee’s eventual areas of return.

Study Objectives

The specific objectives of this study are to: 
  • Assess the preferred and appropriate vocational and professional training needs in the refugee camps based on the candidate’s level of education;
    Assess and provide linkage of livelihood and sports activities in Dadaab refugee camps to potential areas of return in Somalia;
  •  Explore how to entrench age, gender and diversity in livelihood interventions; 
  • Explore markets for livelihood activities/products within Dadaab refugee camps; 
  • Explore the most common and preferred livelihood needs in Dadaab refugee camps;
    Explore the viability of livelihood projects undertaken by various Implementing partners clearly indicating the gaps through a comprehensive SWOT analysis; 
  • Explore the refugee and host community coexistence and linkage in terms of livelihood opportunities; 
  • Propose strategies to enhance livelihood programming in Dadaab and linkages with potential areas of return in Somalia.
Required Profile/Qualification
  • Post-graduate degree in economics, social sciences, or relevant development-oriented subject; 
  • At least 7 years of experience with the UN, INGOs and/ or NGO sector in the design and implementation of livelihood projects; 
  • Expertise in at least two sectors of livelihoods programming desirable: e.g. small and medium enterprise development; micro-financing; food security; vocational and technical education; 
  • employment support; cash-for-work interventions;
  • Excellent research and analysis skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Prior experience in leading and conducting livelihood assessments using the Household Economy Approach will be an added advantage.

The Consultants must be available to commence the assessment by 25th February 2013. The total duration for this assignment is 20 working days with effect from 25th February 2013 to 16thMarch 2013, (including travelled days to the camps). 
This will include field work, 1 day validation workshop, and finalization and submission of an acceptable final report of the assessment.

For more detailed information on the studies, please visit and Submit your proposal in electronic format to indicating the study as the subject heading. 
The deadline for application submission is 15th February 2013
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