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  • Posted: Mar 18, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 2, 2023
  • HelpAge International ( is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.
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    Gender and Ageing Advocacy Consultancy


    The purpose of the consultancy is to scope, identify and recommend the opportunities for advancing HelpAge International’s gender and ageing advocacy in Rwanda. The consultancy will highlight opportunities and constraints and provide recommendations for HelpAge International’s engagement on advancing gender and ageing advocacy in Kenya.


    • Thorough desk review of the national policy framework on gender and ageing in Kenya with due reference to global and regional gender and rights frameworks.
    • Review and mapping of existing actors and processes on and relevant to gender and ageing in Kenya within the context of the African Union.
    • Analysis of the opportunities for embedding ageing in the gender and human rights agenda in Kenya including the human rights frameworks, policies, and guidelines.

    Specific tasks and deliverables

    1. Brief scoping report, according to an agreed outline/template, providing a summary of information collected through desk review and consultations (key informant interviews), as well as triangulation and analysis of all information received.
    2. PowerPoint presentation during the validation stage with a clear analysis of the issues, actors, targets, gaps, opportunities, and draft recommendations for HelpAge’s engagement in gender and ageing advocacy in Kenya.
    3. A national gender and ageing strategy, according to an agreed outline/template, with a clear analysis of issues, policies, actors, targets, opportunities and tactics. The strategy will include recommendations, with suggested influencing pathways and MEAL plan for HelpAge International’s engagement in gender and ageing advocacy in Kenya that is responsive to our 2030 Strategy, and the Gender and Ageing Advocacy Framework.

    Approach and methodology

    The scoping will include a desk review and key informant interviews with external stakeholders, and HelpAge selected staff across the team. Detailed methodology will be discussed and agreed with the selected consultant. Consultation shall be with HelpAge staff and network members in Kenya with the details agreed with the consultant at the inception meeting.

    Qualifications/requirements of consultant

    • A postgraduate qualification (Masters or above) in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Relations, or related fields
    • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience in social sciences, human rights, women’s rights and gender, and/or research
    • Broad based knowledge of policy advocacy methods and tactics at the regional, subregional, or national level
    • Demonstrable experience, preferably gender advocacy experience, in engagement with the African Union, its mechanisms and its constituent institutions will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrable experience, technical skills, and expertise in rights and/or policy analysis and/or advocacy at the regional, subregional, or national level
    • Knowledge of the African Union human rights treaty monitoring and policy landscape
    • Knowledge of the issues, rights and policy frameworks on gender, human rights, and/or gender in Kenya
    • Knowledge and experience on working on ageing and issues of older persons will be an added advantage
    • Excellent skills in research and analysis
    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent facilitation, communication and report writing skills in English. Knowledge and ability to work in Swahili will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    To apply for a consultancy at HelpAge, please read the details of the TOR via , study the requirements and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to include:

    • A one-page cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed above
    • CV (maximum three pages)
    • Technical proposal (maximum 3 pages) including: understanding of the TOR, methodology, workplan and key contacts from similar work carried.
    • Financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including professional fees (daily rates x number of days) and other costs (if any) to carry out the assignment, noting the budget ceiling of £3,500-4,000.

    To by Sunday 2nd April Midnight (GMT).

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