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Consultancy for Organization Capacity Assessment for Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technicians (KCEMT)

Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation. Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Christian values and humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction. In Africa. MI is active in eight countries: DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Guinea with a regional office in Kampala, Uganda. MI works closely with the government, civil society and the private sector in all the countries.

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through MI in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) stakeholders is implementing the Upesi Health Project which seeks to improve emergency medical care with focus on pre-hospital care through promotion of appropriate legislation, enhanced private public partnership, standardized training curriculum, accreditation ,improved coordination of relevant actors and strengthening of systems and associations within Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) emergency services providers.

Project objective: Contribute to a decrease in direct and premature mortality and invalidity due to preventable medical emergencies by improved EMS in Kenya.

Outcome 1: Contribution to the development and implementation of appropriate legislation and binding framework for regulation of EMS in Kenya

Outcome 2: Enhanced mechanisms to promote human resource development for EMS in Kenya.

Outcome 3: Enhanced Emergency Medical Service System at National and County Governments


The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct an organizational capacity assessment for KCEMT to identify areas for organizational improvement to achieve sustainable results and thereafter facilitate organization development and system strengthening training. The expected results should be well defined because it determines the purpose and direction of the capacity building effort.


The selected consultant/firm will be expected to deliver on the objectives below:

  1. Understand the gaps in the organization effectiveness and come up with a Capacity Building Action Plans (CBP) to enhance participants knowledge. This will involve identifying capacity that is already in place to determine opportunities and constraints to the achievement of clearly identified results. A CBP will be developed based on findings from the assessment.

  2. Understanding and appreciation of Organizational Development and system strengthening as a capacity building strategy for the organization.

  3. Enhance KCEMT understanding of key elements of an effective and sustainable organization.

  4. Build commitment to effective management of the organization for greater impact.

Methodology of the Assignment

The assignment should be participatory and consultative. The consultant should conduct the needs assessment using a methodology developed in partnership with the KCEMT. The assessment should be built around self-assessment processes as well as broad consultation to help validate, expand, and improve the range of information collected. The capacity assessment framework should recognize the multiple dimensions of capacity in relation to each other as well as to the expected results by including organizational capacity (governance, structures, processes, etc.) as well as the broader context and environment within which the organization functions.

Scope of Assessment and Training

  1. Organization development and systems strengthening

  2. Project management

  3. Leadership and governance

  4. Stakeholders involvement

  5. Financial resource management

  6. Administration and human resource management

  7. Networking and advocacy

  8. Technical capacity

  9. Knowledge management

  10. Sustainability of the civil society organization

  11. Monitoring and evaluation

Duration of Consultancy

The work detailed in this term of reference is to be concluded between 1st March – 15th of March 2021. That entails conducting organizational capacity assessment, facilitating organizational development and system strengthening training and development of a detailed assessment and training report.

Key Competence

The consultant/firm should have expertise in assessment of EMS and/or public health projects as well as knowledge in the Kenya healthcare system. The team members should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in public health, Emergency Medicine, emergency medical services, rescue engineering, health systems management or any other health-related field

How to apply

Interested parties must submit their applications by email referenced under title ‘Consultancy for Organizational Capacity Assessment and Organizational Development and System Strengthening for KCEMT’ to [email protected]; Deadline for submission: 23rd February 2021 at 17:00hrs

Malteser International will consider applications from individual consultants only, who will be the sole responsible to deliver the outputs of the assignment.

Applications should include:

  • Up-to-date expression of interest with technical and financial proposal (max 5 pages)

  • A capacity statement (max 1 pages) indicating core competencies in line with the assignment.

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide references, evidence of experience, and additional administrative documents. The final selection of applicants, or cancelation of the assignment, is at the sole discretion of Malteser International

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