Consultancy: Research on access to archives for creatives in KE, UG, TZ (Hivos)


  1. A report on the present state of the National Archives institutions across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania.
  2. A tool kit/set of resources on how creatives can better utilize the existing archives for their work which can be separate or incorporated in the report.
  3. The researcher will conduct a one day workshop on how creatives can utilize the tools/resources developed.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the creative and cultural industries in East Africa and beyond.
  2. Experience designing and implementing interactive, innovative, and creative online workshops.
  3. Extensive knowledge on public and private archives
  4. Proof of similar assignments done before.

The duration of the assignment is 21 working days including the research and the workshop.

A copy of the detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded from this link

How to apply

All applications should be sent to the address by 7 May 2021 5pm with the following information:

  1. 1 page Cover letter detailing your experience, why you should be contracted for this assignment, and your proposed general approach to the consultancy.
  2. 3 page maximum CV of consultant and description of any partners or contributing institutions as appropriate.
  3. Not more than 1 page describing the technical proposal of how you will deliver the workshop.
  4. Not more than 1 page describing the financial proposal of how you will deliver the research and the 1 day online workshop.
  5. Examples and references of similar previous assignments delivered.

The email subject should read: ‘APPLICATION FOR ARCHIVES CONSULTANCY

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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