For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.
Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya
Subject Matter Expert- Policy Influence
Purpose of RfP
Through the Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya project, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is seeking to identify a subject matter expert in the field of policy influence to lead a series of capacity strengthening sessions with local civil society organisations in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera. The sessions will seek to strengthen the CSOs’ capacity to work with various government bodies to positively influence policy-making and planning. The sessions should focus heavily on tangible tactics, skills, tools and templates necessary to influence policy. To promote sustainability, the subject matter expert will document the content from the sessions to ensure that information, approaches and templates can be re-visited and applied on an on-going basis.
About the project
The overall objective of the Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya project is to improve social and economic opportunities for vulnerable young women and men aged 15-35 in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties. Specifically, AKF will facilitate greater employment and income generation opportunities for youth by working with a broad range of stakeholders including TVET institutions, potential employers in the private sector, CSOs, religious leaders, school management committees, County Government as well as youth groups.
The capacity building sessions will work towards Objective 1 and 3 of the project:
Please respond to the request for proposals with the following details:
Please submit your proposal via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1st**, 2018** with the title AKF Youth Livelihoods - Policy Influence