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Kenya Markets Trust RFPs for Extensive Livestock, Water Service Delivery, Media, Branding and Communications

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 5, 2014

Request for Proposals
Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to transform the performance of key agricultural markets and basic service sectors so they function more inclusively (pro poor) and more sustainably.
KMT is currently managing the Kenya Market Assistance Programme (MAP). MAP aims to improve the performance of selected market systems in order to boost overall competitiveness whilst strengthening the performance and position of poor people participating in markets whether as producers, employees or consumers.

KMT aims to achieve these outcomes by facilitating improved incentives, capacities, and relationships between different market actors, as well as improving the rules which govern how markets work.

In doing so, KMT and its partners look to catalyse private sector innovation, and support the emergence of more inclusive business models which deliver a better return to the poor.
Programme interventions are already under way in aquaculture, dairy, extensive livestock, input supply, access to seed, agricultural equipment and rural water markets.
To assist with implementation of the programme KMT is inviting proposals from suitably qualified consultants/firms for the following services:
Extensive Livestock
a) Business strategy support for private and group ranches : Consultancy support to facilitate sstrategic planning and business modelling among ranches which have different profit centers, including cattle, sheep, goats, camel, tourism, gemstone mining, conservation and carbon credits.
Consultancies are likely to be in Taita Taveta and Laikipia counties.
Water Service Delivery 
Consultancy services for facilitation of visioning exercise for JKUAT/ water research and resource center (warrec)
b) Media Monitoring and Research Consultancy Services: Organizations with the capacity to provide periodic snapshots of the media landscape with specific focus on agribusiness and entrepreneurship content.
c) Media Mentors: To help increase the in-house capacity of partner radio stations with which KMT is working to support improved flow of agricultural information within the market systems in which we are working.
d) Marketing Mentors: To strengthen the in house capacity of KMT’s partner radio stations to engage audiences and to build strong advertising and brand strategies.
e) Business strategy support for partner media outlets and stakeholders: Consultancy support to facilitate strategic planning within partner media outlets to ensure they are better positioned to meet the needs of their audiences and grow their businesses
Branding and Communications
f) Brand development and management: Consultancy support, both to build brand ownership within KMT, but also to ensure there is greater awareness of who we are and what we represent among external stakeholders.
g) Programme animations and illustrations: KMT is seeking an individual/organisation who will develop illustrations and/or animations for use in its communications. The vision is to use such components to accompany the messages that KMT is disseminating or to simplify complex information.
h) Creative writing: The objective is to engage an individual/organization to convert complex technical information to simplified information for use by the programme. This will include information for the website as well as fact sheets and annual reports
i) Communication and media training: the objective is to train KMT staff and board members on communication (speech writing, presentation etc) and media (interview, how to interact with media)
Detailed Request for proposals (RFP) are available at the KMT website.
The proposals should include the following:
1. Sector(s) in which the consultant(s) have extensive professional experience, together with a brief description of that experience.
2. Length of professional experience to date (minimum 5 years).
3. Copy of CV, including three referees.
4. List of major consulting or work assignments carried out in the previous 2 years.
5. Financial proposal, comprising a fee rate per day.
6. Evidence of actual fee rates earned from at least two previous assignments.
7. Registration certificate/VAT /PIN and tax compliance certificates.
The Proposals can be sent via email or physically dropped to the address below on or before Tuesday the 18th March 2014.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Procurement Manager, Kenya Markets Trust |14 Riverside, Cavendish Block, 3rd Floor, Suite B, Riverside Drive.
T: (+254) 588343/2588323/444582/4445830/4445847
Office Cellphone: 0722 201233/0735 337661
Email: [email protected]
Further information on the Kenya Market Trust can be obtained on the website: www.kenyamarkets.org
Hilda G. Kaaria
Procurement Manager
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