DAI implements a USAID contract Kenya NiWajibu Wetu (NIWETU), working to reduce violent extremism (VE) among at-risk individuals and communities in VE hotspots throughout Kenya. At-risk individuals and communities include: potential perpetrators of violence; those who sympathize with, advocate for, or materially and/ or morally support VE acts; and those who are unaware of the VE threat and might therefore be easily attracted to VE. NIWETU is anchored on Kenya’s National Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) strategy, and invites all stakeholders into collaborative and coordinated approaches advancing the security of Kenyan citizens.
NIWETU strengthens Kenyan communities’ and government institutions’ to take the lead on CVE by (1) building the capacity of and fostering strong relationships among individuals, communities, and civil society, and (2) supporting county and national government actors.
In support of the overall NIWETU goal, DAI is seeking to build a cadre of individuals and organizations on call with capabilities to respond to emerging issues within 48 hours. Rapidly changing dynamics related to VE in Kenya require that this activity include a flexible, rapidly deployable menu of support to respond to urgent incidents nation-wide. Through this RFI we will establish a cadre of pre-qualified locally-available technical experts and service-providers who could be mobilized within 48 hours to any location in Kenya to provide the following types of services:
Technical expertise on community-based responses response to VE incidents
Technical expertise on strategic communication in response to VE incidents
Conflict mediation services
Peacebuilding dialogue facilitation
Inter-faith dialogue facilitation
Trauma healing and psycho-social support services
HOW TO APPLY:
We would appreciate a response from interested parties by 5pm EAT on Friday 11 November 2016. Packages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rapid Response RFI” listed as the title of the email. Emails received under a different title will not be reviewed.
Interested parties must include the following information in their responses:
Cover letter that clearly and simply states:
The geographic areas you are able to work in
Rapid response expertise area from the ones listed above, or any additional relevant capability you think is critically important for rapid response
Statement of willingness to deploy in 48 hours
Short narrative statement (no more than one page) explaining your proposed approach(es) to rapidly responding in the VE/CVE context of Kenya