Selected Consultancy Assignments

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Total LandCare Tanzania

  • Facilitation and Training on “Introduction to Gender: Farmer Selection and Women Involvement” under The Sim Field Coordinators Training Held at Morogoro Hotel in Morogoro,Tanzania from From 17th to 20th MAY 2016.
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Deliverables:
    • Using Participatory Approach to train 12 field coordinators
    • Preparing a handout to facilitate application of material taught

VICOBA Federation of Tanzania and National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC)

  • to undertake Participatory Action Research (PAR) to study its members from across Tanzania, and develop Village Community Bank and entrepreneurship manuals to be used by VICOBA promoters from across all regions of Tanzania. The initiative is supported by the government of Tanzania through the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) from 4th April to present
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Deliverables:
    1. participatory workshop bringing VICOBA stakeholders from across Tanzania for sharing and developing three manuals (Vilage Community Banking
    2. A Manual on VICOBA Concept, principles and methodology including group formation and leadership
    3. A Manual on Income Generating Activities (IGA) Selection, Planning and Management (SPM).
    4. Advanced manual on Income Generating Activities (IGA) Selection, Planning and Management (SPM).

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Tanzania Gender Networking Programme [TGNP]

  • To undertake Participatory Action Research (PAR) field work in selected wards in Mwaweja – Kishapu, Igale – Mbeya Rural, Kibuko – Morogoro Rural districts, Tanzania, from 6th February to 15th May 2016.
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Deliverables:
    1. Three ward reports from each participating district/region/site along with at least three detailed case studies/stories on grassroots activism that has yielded results. The Reports should contain key follow up actions from the Animation process.
    2. A Consolidated Animation report which pulls together the results of the four wards animation processes, along with those of investigative journalism and knowledge centers. in 2016, and draws comparisons with the findings and dynamics of the 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015 Intensive Movement Building Cycle (IMBC) in the neighbouring wards for Kishapu, Mbeya and Morogoro Rural Districts
    3. Three new? knowledge centers established with 1 year action plans
      • Ensure monthly follow-up with knowledge centre action plans
    4. Approx. 90 news stories/articles (electronic, print) generated during and after the Investigative Journalism component from each ward (total 30) in traditional and social media
    5. A set of M&E and data collection tools updated and generated to support Feminist Animation in the respective sites -districts/regions
    6. The campaign for economic justice further grounded locally in the respective sites

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AFRICARE

  • to train stakeholders and then facilitate creation of saving and loaning networks at ward level in several regions of Tanzania, from 12 December 2015 to present.
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Deliverables
    1. Creation of informal networks
    2. Creation of Training Manual
    3. Developing constitution for formation of networks
    4. Developing business plan for services to be offered by Networks and
    5. To facilitate registration of Networks at the District/Regional level.

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

  • to explore the potential endowed in establishing a National Inter-faith Village Community Bank (IR VICOBA) Association to allow members to benefit from acting together and develop a draft business plan for the establishment, from 20 November, 2015 to 19th April, 2016.
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Deliverables
    1. present a 10-15 pages report allowing further dialogue on how NCA might proceed towards the establishment of the National IR VICOBA Association. The Consultant should forward the current version as well as the related ongoing hypothesis and planned analysis every 5 to 10 days to the reference group.
    2. The final report included (but not necessarily be limited to):
      • Review possible services that could be provided to the members in light of potential value per member, likely number of members utilizing the service, viability, etc.
      • Based on the possible services, the report should include recommendations with justifications for which services the Association should provide from the beginning and which should be developed in order to be provided at a later stage.
      • Present alternative legal structure of the entity and discuss their pros and cons. As part of the discussion, consider issues of taxation of the entity. Consider also how IR VICOBA groups and faith based partners can have strong ownership of the entity.
      • Based on the alternative legal structures, present a recommendation. The recommended structure must suggest a prominent role for faith based partners in the legal structure of the National IR VICOBA Association.
      • Present an organogram of the association for the recommended legal structure.
      • Suggest how existing (local) IR VICOBA networks should be linked to and integrated in the National IR VICOBA Association.
      • Develop a draft business plan for establishment.

Tanzania Gender Networking Programme [TGNP]

  • To conduct a district budget analysis from a Transformative Feminist perspective in Mbeya Rural for the financial year 2015/2016, from August 2015, to November 2015
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Expected Output(s)
    1. A comprehensive Mbeya District Budget Review paper that voices out key demands within the Economic Justice campaign and captures the grassroots contribution from the district (37 pages).
    2. a brief workshop report
    3. an executive summary
    4.  to produce an Agriculture Ministerial budget review position paper, using a transformative feminist/gender outlook, for awareness raising, campaign advocacy and movement building activities within the overall lead campaign on Economic Justice: Making Resources work for Marginalized women as a constitutional issue, from May 2015 to November, 2015
  • Expected Output(s)
    • An immediate quick review/highlight/reaction of key issues based on the Ministry’s budget presentation in the parliament to inform TGNP’s position ( 1/2pager)
    • A well written budget review/analysis in English in hard and soft copy  as a lead document focusing on key aspects within the Economic Justice campaign (38 pgs)
    • to present the key findings at the Gender and Development Seminar Series (GDSS).

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI),

  • Assigned position as a Reader (critical evaluator using predetermined criteria) for from November 2015 to December 2015.
  • Lead Consultant: Rasel Madaha
  • Specific Tasks:
    1. Reviewing and scoring 43 applicants based on the following criteria:
      • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement;
      • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
      • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others;
      • Strong social and communication skills;
      • An energetic, positive attitude;
      • A demonstrated knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected; and
      • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.
      • Assigned position as a Reader (critical evaluator using predetermined criteria) for from 14th November 2014 to 8th December 2014.
      • Lead consultant: Rasel Madaha
      • Specific Tasks:
        1. Reviewing and scoring 40 applicants based on the following criteria:
          • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement;
          • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
          • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others;
          • Strong social and communication skills;
          • An energetic, positive attitude;
          • A demonstrated knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected; and
          • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) and Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC)

  • to train 30 men and women with great influence in Masasi, Newala and Tandahima districts of Mtwara region, Tanzania in a project titled, “Strengthening Capacity of Women, Youth, People with Disabilities (PWD) in Preparation of Election and Political Leadership.” Sponsored by UN-Women and jointly implemented by from 15th September to 19th September 2014
  • Leader: Rasel Madaha
  • Specific Tasks:
    1. Prepare Training materials and Tools relevant to the training content
    2. To travel to Mtwara region where training took place
    3. Ensure Training venue and related materials are available and well organized prior training
    4. Conduct a 3 days training
    5. Capture all emerging issues/relevant discussion during the training
    6. Facilitate the development of action plans that will support the engagement of different stakeholders in addressing the existing gap
    7. Deliverables
      • Facilitate filling Training evaluation forms by all participants of training
      • Facilitate development of action plans by different categories of stakeholders
      • To prepare a comprehensive training report from the field as per the report writing format provided

Washington Fellowship, a new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI),

  • Assigned position as a Reader (critical evaluator using predetermined criteria) for from 13th January 2014 to 21st February 21 2014.
  • Lead Consultant: Rasel Madaha
  • Specific Tasks:
    1. Reviewing and scoring 40 applicants based on the following criteria:
      • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement;
      • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
      • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others;
      • Strong social and communication skills;
      • An energetic, positive attitude;
      • A demonstrated knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected; and
      • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Tanzania Prisons Service Staff (TPS) of The United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Assigned position as Trainer and Resource Person for Training on Gender Awareness and Mainstreaming to the February 04 2013 and February14 2013.
  • Leaders: James Jesse and Rasel Madaha

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