Development of Case Study on World Food Programme’s (WFP) Asset Creation Transition

Assignment: Development of Case Study on World Food Programme’s (WFP) Asset Creation Transition

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Period of Performance: April 2018 to May 2018

Level of Effort: 27 days

Background

Africa Lead is USAID’s primary capacity building program in sub -Saharan Africa. The program works to help realize Feed the Future (FTF) and the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of champions, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead and manage the structures needed for African-led agriculture transformation.

The Scope of Africa Lead II

Africa Lead II works with countries and regions to develop strategic long-term activities to strengthen African decision-makers, institutions, non-state actors (NSAs), including the private sector at the forefront of increased agricultural productivity and food security. The program is organized around three strategic areas:

  1. Improved institutional capacity
  2. Strengthened management of policy change and alignment processes
  3. Enhanced capacity and engagement of NSAs, including the private sector

The USAID Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) brings together humanitarian and development partners to build resilience among vulnerable communities in Northern Kenya.  PREG targets nine arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) counties that have suffered recurrent drought, human conflict, and a legacy of marginalization by government and international investments countries. Additionally, USAID PREG works with the Kenya National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and county governments to coordinate resilience and economic growth activities under the ending drought emergencies (EDE) framework.  The World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the partners that USAID is partnering with in the ASAL counties to build the capacity of stakeholders such as county governments to implement resilience building activities. Since 2009, WFP has been shifting from direct food relief to food-for-work approaches, and subsequently resilience building or asset creation approaches. Activities supported by WFP (agriculture, water, and environment) are devolved functions to the counties.  In this regard, WFP in 2015 started the process of transitioning asset creations programmes to county government.

Objective of the Assignment

The conduct a case study on Transition of WFP’s Asset Creation activities, leadership, and responsibilities to the county governments in Wajir, Samburu, and Baringo.

Specific Objectives of the Assignment:

  1. To capture the process and tools of transitioning from WFP and NDMA to the county governments’ leadership:
  • Document preparations/processes undertaken prior to official transitioning in the three counties
  • Document any tools developed that facilitated smooth transitioning of the programme.
  1. To document the county-led asset creation programming:
  • Document the Programme’s operations since the county government took over including implementation and coordination structures
  • Document testimonials from county government officials and other stakeholders on the impact of the county-led assets creation programme.
  • Document testimonials from beneficiaries
  1. To synthesize and highlight the successes, lessons, opportunities, and gaps of WFP’s asset creation transition to the county governments
  2. To draw conclusions on the necessities for WFP’s asset creation transition around leadership and responsibilities in relation to the model’s success

This assessment will produce an inception report with a clearly defined methodology, outline of the case study, a task implementation work plan, and submission of the final case study report on WFP’s asset creation and transition to county governments in Wajir, Samburu, and Baringo.

Submission of Proposals

Interested consultants should submit their proposal (not more than 15 pages) including methodology and examples of case studies to africaleadiieaprocurementinbox@dai.com by April 6th, 2018. Only shortlisted firms will be contacted. For more information download the terms of reference on the following link: TOR WFP

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