Terms of Reference for the AAH-I Salary Survey
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AAH-I is an African-led, international non-governmental organisation, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.
With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.
AAH-I started operations in South Sudan as a German registered NGO, Aktion Afrika in Not (AAIN), in 1991.
- Compassion for livelihood-challenged communities
- Community-centred sustainable solutions
- Respect for all stakeholders
- Partnership, with shared responsibilities
- Integrity in all what we do
- Efficiency in resource utilisation
- Innovation in programming
- Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation),
- Food and income security,
- Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change in all these settings;
- Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building.
- Humanitarian relief and recovery.
- Research to provide the evidence base for the above.
AAH-I would like to engage the services of a reputable and technically qualified individual with extensive expertise in labour market analyses, management and organizational development to undertake the salary survey process.
In accordance with the policies governing staff contracts, and the existing salary scale, the selected individual will conduct an independent survey for the purpose of updating the current salary scale for the AAH-I Contract holders in line with the prevailing local market rates for similar work of comparable quality, complexity and difficulty.
b) Where the comparators are partners of AAH-I, or known to AAH-I, including other NGOs, AAH-I shall assist the selected individual in determining the right contact persons in order to carry out the survey. However, knowledge of the local market and the ability to identify and reach out to appropriate comparator employers is a critical deliverable of the selected vendor.
c) The individual shall collect the following information from each of these Comparators:
- Job descriptions of the positions similar to those in AAH-I for the purpose of Job matching on the nature, complexities and responsibilities of each position of existing salary scale levels;
- Collect and analyze the salary structures and associated benefits (including typical allowances and benefits package both monetary and non-monetary) of the selected comparators organizations for existing salary scale job descriptions.
- Summary information on the comparator employer (size, number of employees and length of time present in the location).
- The individual shall present a draft analysis report to AAH-I and make recommendations on the proposed salary scale, taking into consideration other NGOs’ scales for similar contractual (non-staff member) modalities.
- The individual shall prepare a Final Report, incorporating comments from AAH-I.
- The individual shall maintain complete confidentiality of all data and documents provided.
Based on the time frame specified, the contracted individual is expected to submit a report which includes, but not limited to, the following outputs:
- Details and Summary of data collected from the Comparators showing TOR matches and the evaluation of their remuneration package;
- The Minimum and Maximum Remuneration values of all job matches obtained from the comparators;
- A report on final survey findings with comparison and analysis of the survey results, recommendations related to remuneration packages.
- A summary table of Comparators practices on remunerations compared to AAH-I Service Contract salary scale.
- A proposal with options for a revised remunerations scale for Service Contract holders.
- A comparison of other NGO salary scales for similar contractual modalities;
- All completed questionnaires together with relevant salary scales and all relevant documentations and correspondences received from the respective comparators.
- As and when required by AAH-I, the individual shall conduct a presentation of the process and the results to any relevant audience that AAH-I may organize.
The work of the individual that will be engaged shall be supervised by the AAH-I Executive Director. He/she will liaise with the Finance and Administration Director and the Human Resource Manager. Submission of the individual’s reports shall be coursed through the Executive Director.
Expected duration of the assignment
The task is expected to be completed within eight (8) weeks from the date of signing of the contract.
The successful offeror shall meet the following minimum criteria:
- Proven track record in the area of compensation and benefit analysis, preferably for international organization.
- At least 3 years of experience undertaking salary survey for nonprofit organizations will be an asset.
- Familiarity with labor market issues.
- Ability to render consulting services in the most professional, effective and efficient manner.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills (all required reports shall be written in English).
The Proposal shall be presented in the following manner:
- Personal Curriculum Vitae highlighting the qualifications that meet the minimum requirements stated above, and at least three (3) references;
- Giving information on past salary surveys done in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
- Explaining why he/she is the most suitable contractor for the work, and a detailed methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.
- The Financial Proposal containing the final professional fees.
It is highly expected from the selected individual to maintain the highest level of confidentiality to the information provided before, during and after the completion of the assignment.
Send in your applications to: [email protected] so as to reach us not later than 20th September 2013.