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2 Dec 2018

Baseline Survey for WASH, Health, Nutrition, protection and WASH intervention in Benedir, Afgooye Corridor and the Bakool region

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Baseline Survey for WASH, Health, Nutrition, protection and WASH intervention in Benedir, Afgooye Corridor and the Bakool region.

Project name and location:Provide comprehensive life-saving health, nutrition, protection and WASH interventions to mothers and children in hard-to-reach areas of Benedir, Afgooye Corridor and the Bakool region (Somalia).


SOS Children’s Village Somalia exists since 1983 as a local children’s aid organisation in Somalia and is also registered there. SOS Somalia is currently active in the project locations of Mogadishu, Afgooye and Baidoa. After the first children’s village in Mogadishu was opened in 1985, SOS Somalia has continuously expanded its programmes in the areas of humanitarian aid, alternative long-term care, education and health despite the adverse security situation in the country. SOS Somalia focuses on vulnerable children, their families and their communities. Much of this is affected by the effects of prolonged civil war, chronic drought and frequent flooding, with consequences such as famine, refugee flows, disease, malnutrition and low labour productivity – all factors leading to extreme poverty among people. Health care in the SOS medical center’s (Mogadishu, Afgooye Corridor, Baidoa and more recently Hudur) has over the years increasingly adapted to the needs of the local population. Every year 250,000 children are treated. In addition, 85,000 pregnant women and mothers are cared for in the clinic every year. In addition, 40 nurses and midwives are trained annually at the SOS training centre according to national standards.

To address the above objectives, with support from GFFO, SOSChildren’s village Somalia will implement a one and half (18 months) year program targeting vulnerable families in hard-to-reach areas, as well as returnee families and IDP families in Mogadishu District Heliwa, Afgooye Corridor and Hudur receive a free cross-sector approach (health, nutrition, protection and WASH) services through extensive weekly mobile and stationary services. SOS CV Somalia willset up 2 Child Friendly Spaces in Hudur in order to address the issue of protection and child protection. These already exist in the other project areas.In addition, the team will use the Child Friendly Spaces and the clinic sites as contact points for training in the areas of WASH, Protection, Nutrition and Health.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the program is to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity in communities experiencing humanitarian crisis and Contribute to reducing morbidity, mortality, acute malnutrition and protection risks for vulnerable mothers and children in hard-to-reach areas through cross-sectoral interventions.

The most important services at a glance:

  • Health: vaccination of children to reduce the risk of communicable diseases, general visits to doctors, birth preparation for pregnant women, treatment of childhood diseases and safe births by well-trained midwives, and treatment and care of SGBV victims.
  • Nutrition: screening for acute and severe malnutrition (GAM and SAM level), including treatment with therapeutic food supplements
  • Child protection: Identification of SGBV cases (outreach and in medical center’s) and referral of patients to a local partner for protection and legal advice. Furthermore, information campaigns and awareness raising in the field of sexual violence, including female genital mutilation. Identification of child protection cases, registration of unaccompanied and separated children including tracing of parents or relatives, intensive psychosocial support programme for children, educational, creative and sporting activities for children in a safe environment, awareness raising on positive education and children’s rights for parents.
  • WASH: Establishment of 50 sanitation facilities and 50 water kiosks, awareness raising and information campaigns on good hygiene and sanitation practices to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases.
  • Geographical Coverage and Targets

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia will implement in three locations (Mogadishu, Afgooye Corridor and Hudur)a cross-sector approach (health, nutrition, protection and WASH). Vulnerable families in hard-to-reach areas, as well as returnee families and IDP families in Mogadishu District Heliwa, Afgooye Corridor and Hudur receive free health, nutrition, protection and WASH services through extensive weekly mobile and stationary services

  1. 2. Purpose of the Baseline Survey

The main purpose of the baseline survey is to establish the benchmarks as per the program logical frame indicators, which will provide pre-intervention situation that will eventually be used for tracking and assess project performance and progress. In addition, to provide benchmarks for future comparison of effectiveness of the program’s integration.

  1. Scope of Assignment

The consultant (s) will design and conduct the baseline survey and set out the benchmarks according to programme indicators taking into account regional variations and integration with other programmes. The consultant will also present the findings to SOS CV Somalia CD, National Program Manager, IPD manager, GFFO Reps technical team and other stakeholders. The consultant shall have to carry out the following and other specific activities during the baseline survey process:

  1. Review of key documents that include the proposal documents, Project proposal, MEAL plan and work plan.
  2. Design of baseline survey tool.
  3. Produce an inception report with a detailed work plan and methodology to be used with respect to the quantitative household survey, provide a description of how data will be collected including the sampling frame, data sources, analysis plan and drafts of data collection tools such as questionnaires.
  4. Develop an implementation plan for qualitative data collection including tool such as Key Informant Interview guides
  5. Collaborate with SOS Children’s Village Somalia on putting the baseline survey tool on Android phones or tablets
  6. Conduct training of enumerators and supervisors.
  7. Conduct field data collection.
  8. Discussion with SOS Children’s Village Somalia on initial results report on baseline survey.
  9. Conduct final presentation in collaboration with SOS Children’s Village Somalia.


  1. Baseline Methodology

Detailed design of the baseline methodology will be done by the consultant. The design should take into account that all activities will be implemented in all locations. Mostly quantitative method will be employed during the baseline survey through a household questionnaire to collect data that would provide indicator benchmarks for the project. Quantitative method will be mostly employed during the baseline survey through a household questionnaire to collect data from caregivers or household heads or observations at the household. The consultant will also conduct desk reviews and key informants to collect institutional based indicators like health facilities and public places. Few focus groups discussion to compliment the findings of the quantitative survey will be encouraged to provide more information on underlying issues that program team can later utilize in implementing interventions. Due to community sensitivity on issues related to hygiene and infant young feeding practices (IYFP), the consultant will be encouraged to recruit mostly qualifiedfemale enumerators from Somalia who can better gather this information from mostly anticipated women respondents.

  1. Program Indicators to Assess

The program intends to assess the following principal indicators from GFFO logframe:

Outcome 1: Protection:

  1. # of suspected cases of separation, violence, abuse, exploitation or neglect identified and responded to through integrated services.
  2. % of survivors accessing GBV response services.
  3. # of SGBV survivors treated and referred
  4. # of trainings on parental care, child rights etc. conducted.
  5. # of girls and boys reached with psychosocial support through child friendly spaces.
  6. # of registered unaccompanied/separated children that have been identified and reunified a with their families.
  7. # of health and nutrition staff trained on SGBV in emergency and CP mainstreaming training.
  8. # of community-based child protection committees established.
  9. # of people informed by SGBV and CP awareness campaigns carried out in the community

Outcome 2: Health

  1. # of women and children accessing primary health care health.
  2. # Of consultations provided.
  3. # Of pregnant women in catchment area receiving at least two ANC Visit or more.
  4. % of < 5 children dying due to pneumonia, AWD and Malaria.
  5. #of births assisted by a skilled birth attendant in Hudur clinic.
  6. # of infants receiving measles vaccine at 9 months and receiving Vit A supplementation

Outcome 3: Nutrition

  1. % of acute malnutrition among children and PLW in targeted areas.
  2. # of malnutrition screening sites established in the target location (s).
  3. # of children admitted for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition-SAM.
  4. # of children and PLWs admitted for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition-MAM.
  5. # of care givers receiving behavior change messages and utilizing IYCF practices at household levels.
  6. # of nutrition staff trained on Basic Nutrition Service Package and Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Action manuals segregated by title and sex.

Outcome 4: WASH

  1. % of people treated for waterborne diseases disaggregated by age and gender.
  2. % of people who can recall at least three hygiene messages disaggregated by gender.
  3. % of people directly utilizing improved sanitation services provided.
  4. # of communal latrines constructed and in use.
  5. # of water kiosks constructed and functional.
  6. # of community hygiene promoters trained.
  7. # of communities reached by awareness raising campaigns on hygiene via radio.
  8. % of households targeted by the hygiene promotion program who store their drinking water safely in clean containers.
  9. Total number of people receiving WASH NFIs assistance through all modalities (without double-counting).
  10. % of Households aware of the 5 critical moments for hand washing


  1. Evaluation Process

The baseline will be carried out in conformity with the standard operating guidelines in the MEAL approach for SOS Children’s Village Somalia. The baseline assessment will use mostly quantitative method though some qualitative information is still expected to be collected to explain some indicator estimates. The applicants are therefore expected to elaborate on the baseline methodology that they will follow in their technical proposal.

  • Baseline Inception Report

The successful Consultant will prepare a Baseline Inception Report that will describe understanding of the Terms of References, detailed methodology and work plan. The inception report will include the indicator matrix, which will detail how all project indicators shall be assessed, specifying the tools to be used. The report will be approved by SOS Children’s Village Somaliaand will act as a key guiding document to the conduct of the baseline survey.

6.2 Work plan

The consultant will prepare a plan that will operationalize and direct how the whole exercise will be carried out. SOS Children’s Village Somaliastaff will be involved in providing input into design and review of tools, workshop agenda, and the report. The work plan will clearly describe the timing for:

  1. The development of baseline tools
  2. Baseline design workshop with stakeholders
  3. Recruitment and training of research assistants including pretesting
  4. Fieldwork (data collection and analysis)
  5. Report writing and dissemination of results.
  • Geographical and Beneficiary TargetingThe exercise will be carried out in A detailed breakdown of specific activities by area will be provided to the consultants shortlisted for inception report submission.
  1. Deliverables

The potential consultant will be expected to complete the assignment in _ working days (including development of study protocol and implementation plan/timeline, literature review, inception report, development and pre-testing of data collection tools/instruments, training of assessment team, data collection, analysis, validation and report writing).

The consultants will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • An inception report with tools and clearly methodology and approach
  • Electronic files with raw data sets
  • A draft report that addresses the expectations stipulated in the objectives of the baseline survey
  • Final evidence-based report as per the objectives stipulated in the baseline survey ToR
  • Presentation of the final results of the baseline survey to stakeholders.

7.1 SOS Children’s Village Somalia Responsibilities

SOS Children’s Village Somalia will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure effective coordination of the baseline logistics to support the consultants in undertaking their assignment.
  • Approve inception report
  • Providing input into the tools developed, and baseline design.
  • Provide consultants with literature review materials/necessary documentations.
  • Link consultants to relevant stakeholders
  • Reviewing analysis of the data collected prior to the documentation of the final report
  • Review draft report.
  • Approve and sign-off final report draft

7.2 Plan for dissemination and learning

SOS Children’s Village will organize meetings with various stakeholders at community and district levels to provide feedback on/disseminate findings from the baseline. This will also provide an opportunity for the stakeholders to identify and agree on targets adjustment and policy issues to be taken forward based on findings from the assessment. The consultant (s) shall present the findings and SOS Children’s Village shall lead the discussion on joint planning.

7.3 Team Members’ Other Responsibilities

The members shall be responsible for the following:

  1. Adhering to all terms/conditions stipulated in their contracts including SOS Children’s Village child safeguarding policy.
  2. Obtaining their health insurance.
  3. Adhering to the agreed time frames with regard to all activities outlined in the timeline Consultant’s own laptops/computers to be used during the assignment.

Qualification and Experience

The following are minimum requirements for the team/consultant to be considered for carrying out the assignment.

  1. Relevant Masters level education experience and training in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agro-economics, Public Health, and/or related fields. A team with a combination of at least two of the fields will have an added advantage.
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in conducting similar work. SOS Children’s Village is interested to verify related assignments conducted in the past 2 years.
  3. Considerable track record and proven experience in quantitative and qualitative methods.
  4. Ablity to analysis data using one of the statistical software ( SPSS and STATA)


SOS Children’s Village Internationalinvites technical and financial proposals from qualified consultants (firm/ individual). Applications Interested candidates should present an application, as follows:

  1. A Technical application detailing: – Understanding of the ToRs, methodology and approaches, CVs of the Team Leaders and technical reference of previous similar works
  2. A Financial proposal with a detailed budget taking considering the details in the ToR and timelines therein.
  3. Registration of the company (federal and regional level)
  4. At least Two Reports of similar assignments in the last six months

SOS CV will select the best proposal based on the experience and capacity of the consultant(s), quality of the technical offer and the financial offer. Bids shall be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 10th December 2018 to email:

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