Consulting Services “support Towards Establishment Of Village Councils For Public Participation In Kisumu County” | TenderSoko


Request for Proposals

Sector : NGO

Category : Consultancy


Closing Date - 2018-1-26

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing Technical cooperation measures on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. GIZ invites eligible Individuals/Firms to indicate their interest in consultancy services to support the Kisumu County Taskforce on Decentralization and Establishment of Village Councils in the establishment of village councils for public participation in governance in Kisumu County.

The main objective of the assignment is to: “Facilitate and support the establishment of Village Councils across Kisumu County through a process of public participation”.

In particular the consultant/s shall:

1.       Assess the state of village level governance (participation, decision making, social and gender inclusion, ownership and transparency) with reference to planning, implementation and monitoring of Kisumu County public projects.

2.       Review existing village administration structures and legislation in Kisumu County as well as comparative cases in other counties and/or countries

3.       Propose criteria for the determination of the number and territories of villages;

4.       Develop a legal and institutional framework for engaging village councils in county government functions in health, roads maintenance, environment and water resources management as well as public participation in public affairs management across sectors;

5.       Provide budget estimations for activities of village councils on the basis of their number and functions;

6.       Propose a process/procedure for effective public participation at the village level and promote accountability mechanisms at that level;

7.       Facilitate the establishment of Village Councils across the County Establish monitoring systems that encourage ownership by local people of Village Councils to monitor local County projects.


For the day to day supervision and assignment of tasks the consultant/s will report directly to a Steering Group selected from the Taskforce on Decentralization and Establishment of Village Councils. The following reports will be generated as part of the review



Inception Report

Week 1

Diagnosis Report, identifying priorities for further research and design, and including a plan for the Strategy Design Phase

Week 4

Draft Review Report

Week 7

Final Report

Week 8


Progress reports and presentations will lead to production of Draft and Final Review Reports, presenting findings and conclusions, and proposing specific and achievable recommendations for establishment of Village Councils in Kisumu County. The Consultant/s will be responsible for the completion of the draft and final reports and for presentations of findings to the Steering Group.

Interested Individuals/Firms must provide verifiable proof of qualifications and experience on performing services of similar assignments of highly recognized standards.

Please obtain the documents which contain more details by sending a blank email to with the subject exactly as “Support towards establishment of Village Councils for public participation in Kisumu County”, “TENDER: 83278789”.

Eligible Individuals/Firms should submit their “TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL PROPOSALS” in separate plain sealed envelopes in the Tender Box situated at the GIZ Reception - ground floor, Riverside Mews Building, Chase Bank Complex not later than 26th January 2018 @1500hrs (East African Time), clearly marked as above.

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