Delivery Consultant for the Fashion DNA Kenya Programme Delivery
Delivery Consultant for the Fashion DNA Kenya Programme Delivery ©

British Council

The Delivery Consultant for the Fashion DNA Kenya Programme Delivery- Kenya

The Arts Programme of the British Council is seeking to appoint a Consultant to deliver the Fashion DNA Kenya programme. Fashion DNA seeks to support the business and creative incubation of emerging fashion designers and fashion businesses. We are particularly interested in encouraging innovative and alternate business models that enable sustainable and socially impactful businesses.

You can submit your CV and Response Guide to the email addresses: Millicent.Mugabi@britishcouncil.org copying; Christopher.Odida@britishcouncil.or.ke The email subject should be clearly indicated as the Title [‘The Delivery Consultant for the Fashion DNA Kenya Programme Delivery’]. 

Submission deadline is 29 November 2019.

 

Terms of Reference

Objective

The Delivery Consultant will be supporting the Arts Programme in facilitating the business and creative incubation of emerging fashion designers and fashion business. 

The Consultant shall be expected to:

  • Maintain overall responsibility for the delivery of the Fashion DNA Programme in Kenya
  • Work collaboratively with the programme support team (Head of Arts, Kenya & East Africa, the Creative Enterprise Programme Manager, Kenya, the Architecture Design Fashion Programme Manager, the Arts Manager, Kenya and the Arts Officer, Kenya)
  • Attend weekly and bi-weekly meetings with the programme team as needed

Requirement for the role:

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Manage and supervise the collaborative work of research partners from Kenya and the UK to produce a Needs Analysis report on the East African fashion SME ecosystem including but not limited to:
  1. Analysis of the fashion SME ecosystem including the typologies, characteristics, business models and scaling models present in the East African sector
  2. Analysis of clustering of the fashion SME ecosystem and network with other creative industries
  3. Identification and analysis of innovation, sustainability and multi-disciplinary practice within the East African sector
  4. Analysis of the business support typologies and models 
  5. Identification of challenges and opportunities within fashion SME ecosystem
  6. Recommendations to support and develop the fashion SME ecosystem

 

  • Manage and supervise the collaborative work of delivery partners from East Africa and the UK to: 
  1. develop the existing Fashion DNA Train the Trainer outline syllabus, responding to the needs and opportunities within the Kenyan fashion ecosystem, as identified in the Fashion DNA Needs Analysis Report 
  2. Co-deliver the Fashion DNA Train the Trainer syllabus in Kenya in line with the local Needs Analysis report and recommendations. 
  3. Develop a creative brief toolkit 
  • Develop and deliver 2 creative briefs which respond to local opportunities within the fashion ecosystem. Creative briefs to bring together creative teams from the UK and Kenya to work on a creative collaboration (showcasing, exhibition, editorial, photography, fashion film, digital)
  • Support the Uhuru Market Pilot Project in Nairobi, Kenya and ensure alignment to the research phase of the Fashion DNA Programme. The Uhuru Market Pilot Project aims to:
  • To conduct a needs analysis exercise, suggest and prototype targeted improvements to the Uhuru Market, with an aim to improve the quality of output, to address value-chain constraints and to establish a centre for excellence
  • To Develop a scalable model looking to address problems around public and private investments, competency development, technological upgrades, product quality improvement, and markets specific for textile micro, small and medium enterprises
  • Support the Fashion Revolution Kenya project, which seeks to explore new ways of working in fashion, which value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. Sustainable fashion is a key topic in the Kenyan fashion industry, so a focus on sustainability will complement Fashion DNA programming

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

  • Work with the Creative Enterprise Programme Manager, Kenya and the East Africa Arts Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant to align the Fashion DNA programme’s MEL framework, tools and data collection to the SSA framework and requirements
  • Provide MEL support to delivery partners ensuring the collection of all necessary and relevant MEL data, undertaking quality control
  • Identify opportunities for and support the development of case studies on partners, beneficiaries or other stakeholders on the programme

 

Communication

  • Actively promote and share the activities of the Fashion DNA programme with relevant networks in the fashion industry in Kenya, East Africa and in the UK
  • Support the development and dissemination of case studies, reports and impact stories for external and internal communication channels including digital and print media
  • Work collaboratively with programmes team to share intelligence and opportunities that create added benefit to programme partners and contacts.

Scope/Deliverables:

 

  • Ensure the development and delivery of a new strategic fashion business support intervention i.e. Fashion DNA Kenya
  • Ensure that the training needs of business support managers is supported through the delivery of Fashion DNA Train the Trainer programme 
  • Facilitate and coordinate the convening and linking of new creative networks from the UK and East Africa to co-create new fashion content responding to the Kenyan fashion ecosystem through action-based learning 

Accountabilities & Oversight

Internal 

  • The Consultant has a close working relationship with the Arts Manager in Kenya, Creative Enterprise Programme Manager, Kenya Creative Economy Project Manager in the UK and the Head of Arts, Kenya & East Africa and any other staff appointed to support the Fashion DNA Programme
  • Works collaboratively with staff members across the BC Kenya office and East Africa Arts Programme

External

  • East Africa and UK Fashion DNA Programme Research Partners
  • East Africa and UK Fashion DNA Programme Delivery Partners
  • Fashion DNA Programme participants
  • Fashion Revolution Programme delivery partners
  • Uhuru Market project partners
  • Event coordinator or any other vendors delivering services to the Fashion DNA Programme

Skills & Expertise

  • Right to live and work in Kenya
  • Fluent in English (professional working level) & spoken Kiswahili is desirable. 
  • Have relevant professional training in the field
  • Have at least 4 successfully concluded deliveries of similar nature. (Request at least two of your referees to send the references to Millicent.Mugabi@britishcouncil.org while copying Christopher.Odida@britishcouncil.or.ke so as to reach on or before the deadline of the response submission.

Specific knowledge and experience

  • Minimal/ qualification
  • At least 3 years in a lead role supporting creative enterprises in East Africa
  • A well-demonstrated skillset for successful interventions in support of fashion and creative businesses through previous assignments