The Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) formally a Trust and registered as a NGO in July 2013 was established to create an institutional mechanism to advocate for enabling land laws and policies
in order to ensure secure and equitable access to land and natural resources in Kenya.
Since inception, Kenya Land Alliance has experienced remarkable growth. As a result of its activities, KLA has curved a niche in lobbying and advocacy for reforms of land laws and
policies in Kenya. Nationally, KLA runs a consortium of 42 aforementioned organizations, working across 25 counties. At county level KLA is implementing projects in Turkana, Nakuru,
Kisumu, Mombasa, Isiolo, and Nairobi. These counties also act as nodes for the broad regions of the country (North Rift, South and Central Rift, Western, Coast, Eastern and Central). To
supplement this implementation, KLA has established resource networks, through which we execute our work and Alliance members countrywide. KLA works at county, national, and
regional levels. At regional level we partner with the International Land Coalition (ILC), where we are members of the National Engagement Strategy
The participation and contributions of the KLA to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law Systems in Kenya (Njonjo Commission), the Constitution of Kenya Review
Commission, the Ndungu Commission, and the Committee of Experts were highly acknowledged. In all the key land reform processes, KLA lobbied effectively and widely consulted to ensure that provisions were made that had direct relevance on the lives of millions of women, pastoralists, hunter -gatherers, squatters and Internally Displaced Persons, informal sector residents and traders (hawkers), fisher folks, people living with HIV/AIDS and those living with disabilities.
In addition to the above engagements, the most notable achievements of Kenya Land Alliance over the years include:
1. Facilitation of networking, information gathering and sharing among KLA members and other stakeholders through workshops, media, exchange visits and other means;
generation of relevant and up to date information on land; and membership in other networks such as East Africa LandNet, International Land Coalition and hosts the
ILC African node and LSNSA.
2. Sensitization of the communities and the public on land issues
3. Contribution to the national debate on land reform and generation of national land policy options.
4. Contribution to constitution review process by ensuring the firm inclusion of principles and provisions on land, property, environment and natural resources in Constitution of Kenya.
5. Facilitation of civil society input into Agenda 4 reform processes including the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Process; Boundaries Review Commission and the National
Integration and Cohesion Commission.
6. Won the Champion of democracy award from the Ford Foundation
7. Supported the Endorois community in regaining their ancestral land through a court ruling and development of a Community Land Recognition Model
As the Kenya Land Alliance moves to its 3rd decade of operation, we seek to chart its course towards a sustainable trajectory into the future, with the development of a strategic plan. The strategic plan will enable the organization to analyze the operating environment, members’ aspirations and advocate for people centered Land Governance in an ever-changing context.
Terms of Reference (ToR)
Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) is seeking the services of a Strategic Planning Consultant to guide the development of the Organizations’ strategic plan. The consultant will be expected to lead a
participatory process that will involve internal reflections and external analysis of KLA’s operating context and to draft the Strategic Plan, in consultation with the Board and the
This TOR covers an overall requirement to undertake a Strategic Plan and Guidelines for KLA’s sustainability. The expected outcome of this consultancy will be to provide a long-term strategic
plan for KLA’s long term growth and self-sustainability to lead the change in the relevant sectorial development and beyond.
The consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
1. Develop an inception report and work-plan;
2. Desk review of relevant documents for the preparation of the strategic plan, including
internal and external market documents;
3. Discussions and consultations with the KLA members, Board, Secretariat and other
stakeholders, including relevant regulatory and oversight agencies and sampled peer
4. Prepare a first draft of the strategic plan and present it to the Board for their comments and feedback.
5. Present the draft strategic plan to KLA members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March 2021, as part of the validation process; By February 2021.
6. Prepare a final draft of the strategic plan and submit to KLA by April 30, 2021. The final draft will include an implementation plan, estimated resources for execution of the plan
and an M &E plan.
The consultant will be expected to have in-depth knowledge of the Land Sector in Kenya and a demonstrable experience in participatory strategic planning processes.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this assignment, kindly submit your application, with the subject, “Kenya Land Alliance Strategic Plan,” through the email address,
[email protected] and copy [email protected] and addressed
to, “The Executive Director, Kenya Land Alliance.” The application should include organizational profile and CVs of the respective consultants for this job (for consultancy firms),
and CV(s) of consultants (for individual consultants or a team of consultants), 2 samples of similar work done in the last five years, a narrative proposal with a clear work plan and proposed methodology, and a financial proposal.
To be considered, applications must be received by 22nd January 2021.