Institutional Transformation


Healthy institutions help ensure that positive changes are sustained at the end of a development project’s technical support or funding. I Choose Life Africa works with organizations in Kenya and beyond to build their capacity because we know that healthy organizations make up a vibrant civil society that, in turn, help lead a country toward good governance and social transformation.

Focus Areas:

  1. Training
  2. Coaching and mentoring
  3. Capacity assessments


According to the NGO coordination board, there are 320, 000 NGOs registered in Kenya out of which only 9,000 are compliant (adhere to the laws e.g. providing reports for accountability tracking) leaving a whopping 311, 000 as non-compliant. Other major challenges facing NGOs are inadequate funding, poor governance, absence of strategy, poor networking, poor communication, limited capacity to manage programs and huge funding, just but to mention a few.
  1. 24 institutions strengthened for service delivery!
  2. Increased donor confidence in local organizations

With improved organizational capacity, these CSOs can play a more strategic role working with the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders to deliver effective health services at the community level. Jireh Management Company offers a solution to this through Capacity building organizations, by mentoring, coaching and training in different aspects such as:

Jireh Management Consultancy works with organizations and institutions to review board performance and mentorship structures within that organisation, to ensure maximum impact and implementation of the strategic plan.

Jireh Management Consultancy has worked with Womankind Kenya, New Life Mission among others to strengthen their financial systems and improve their reporting to their partners.

Project management, is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.

Jireh Management Consultants works with institutions to set up M&E plans and systems, data collection and management, data analysis and use, ensure data quality, project reporting, knowledge management ad M&E oversight and supervision of sub entities. Jireh also works with organizations to conduct routine data quality audits and measure outcomes of the different projects. We also conduct research oriented evaluations-baseline, midterm and end line evaluations to ascertain project impact and outcomes.

Jireh Management Consultancy has worked with different organizations to improve their capacities in the different human resource management areas.


  1. Contractual agreement
  2. Conducting Organizational Capacity Assessment
  3. Developing Institutional Improvement plans
  4. Mentoring and training
  5. Learning visits


  1. Demand driven
  2. Individualized reports
  3. Participatory hence solution customized to local context
  4. Customized to client’s needs


  • Supports good governance
  • Facilitates evidence based solutions
  • Establishes inclusive and transparent processes
  • Facilitates ownership and accountability
  • Fosters organizational effectiveness and sustainability

Our clients:

  1. Manee NGO Kenya
  2. Bidii organization
  3. Womankind Kenya
  4. Nalala International
  5. New Life Mission
  6. Beacon of Hope
  7. Twana Twitu
  8. Hope Valley Family Institute

I Choose Life Africa partnered with ERIKS Development Partner to conduct Institutional Strengthening for 3 ERIKS Kenya member Public Benefit Organizations (PBOs), for better delivery of child-focused programs.

Project Goal: To improve the capacity of 3 PBOs in Kajiado and Garissa counties to better deliver child focused programs.

Objectives: To strengthen the capacity of 3 PBOs in Garissa and Kajiado


  1. Conducted OCA for 3 organizations
  2. Held mentorships sessions for the 3 organizations
  3. Conducted customized trainings based on identified gaps
  4. Held exchange learning visits for the organizations
  5. Conducted an end line OCA for the 3 organizations

Kajiado and Garissa counties

I Choose Life Africa partners with county governments to develop their development models at the ward level which can be replicated at the whole county and is in line with the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP)

Project Goal: Enhance citizen participation in governance both at county and national level


  1. To support development and implementation of Ward Strategic plans that are citizen owned and driven
  2. To develop and implement performance monitoring at the ward level
  3. To support forums for sharing lessons learnt and best practices within Counties to facilitate scaling up of development approach


  1. Supported development of Machakos County strategic framework (2012-2017)
  2. Supported development of Kangundo North Ward development plan (2014-2017)
  3. Supported development of Machakos county vision 2020
  4. Supported development of Sarang’ombe Ward Strategic Plan (2015-2018)
  5. Currently supporting development of Kaptagat Ward Strategic Plan (2015-2018)
  6. Currently working with the Uasin Gishu Public service management to develop their sector plan

Machakos, Uasin Gishu and Nairobi



In the year 2012, Fanikisha, a project of MSH, RATN, PACT and DANYA with funding from USAID, supported ICL in strengthening its institutional capacity for quality health service delivery. As a result, ICL moved from being a Grant recipient to an organization that sub-grants local CSO’s to implement health programs.

Project Goal: To improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and reduced HIV infection


  1. To enhance uptake of HIV prevention through Behaviour Change.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of heath care workers for effective delivery of HIV services.
  3. To strengthen household capacity to care for orphans and vulnerable children.


  1. Development of manuals and strategies leading to increased efficiency
  2. Sub granting to other CSOs

Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Kericho, Nandi, Laikipia, Nairobi



In the year 2012, Fanikisha, a project of MSH, RATN, PACT and DANYA with funding from USAID, supported 10 CSOs in strengthening their institutional capacities. As a result of the process, Local organizations in Kenya came together to form the Local Organizations Institutional Strengthening Network (LOISNET). LOISNET acts as a channel and ideal partner for both donor organizations and the government to support development processes in Kenya through shaping and providing development framework and strengthening local organizations.

Project Goal: To improve capacity of local CSOs to meaningfully engage communities and stakeholders in achieving improved service delivery.


  1. To strengthen institutional and organisational capacity of local CSOs
  2. To promote community participation in development programs
  3. Support the NGO coordination authority to achieve its mandate
  4. To educate and sensitize CSOs on institutional strengthening standards
  5. To promote functional networks and alliances of CSOs in their bid to improve lives
  6. To promote private sector participation in improving health and human development outcomes

Achievements: Developed a strategic plan for LOISNET

All counties