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1 Oct 2019

INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY Developing a framework for strategic water points in Selected district for Earth Dams Puntland.

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INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY 

Save the Children International (SCI) Somalia program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below

1 Title of Consultancy Consultant Developing a framework for strategic water points in Selected district for Earth Dams Puntland.
2 SCI Contracting Office Save the Children

Garowe area Office

3 Period of Consultancy 30 days
4 Consultant type required Indicate type of consultant required : Individual or firm or both: Both either an individual or a firm who have the technical capacity and qualifications to carry out the assignment.
5 Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs The consultant will cater for their own transportation and DSA.
6 Taxation Provisions Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the local Tax regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office named above
7 Travel requirements The consultant will travel to  project sites in Puntland, specifically in the locations where strategic water catchments are being constructed and rehabilited in Faluja, Barweyn, Rad and Ceel Buh villages in Bari Nugal and Sanag regions of Puntland.
8 Security requirements Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somalia
9 Qualification and Experience Indicate the measurable qualifications and experience

·         Master’s degree in Social work, community development or any related field.

  • Developed similar legal frameworks, policies and other water management instruments
  • Thorough knowledge of WASH programming advanced analytical and report writing skills.

·         Experience in using TOT skills

·         Proven study team leadership qualities

  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English.
10 Evaluation Criteria Indicate the criteria for evaluation

·         Master’s degree in Social work, community development or any related field.

  • Developed similar legal frameworks, policies and other water management instruments
  • Thorough knowledge of WASH programming advanced analytical and report writing skills.

·         Experience in using TOT skills

·         Proven study team leadership qualities

Fluency (written and verbal) in English.

11 Application Procedure Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to [indicate the official area specific email].

The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one document comprising Technical and Financial sections as detailed below.

a)     Technical proposal – including but not limited to :

·         Consultants understanding of the assignment and context

·         Approach to the assignment

·         Methodology

·         Tools

·         Deliverables

·         Workplan

·         Key staff biodata

b)     Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.

Applicants should also indicate the date they are available to start working on the consultancy

All applications MUST be submitted on or before the closing date below to be considered for the assignment.

12 Closing date for Applications Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before (12/10/2019)

Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.

13 Terms of Reference (ToR) Complete ToR with details appended below attached herewith as    Annex 1.

  • Purpose of the consultancy,
  • Introduction of the project,
  • Background of the consultancy,
  • Objectives of the consultancy,
  • Proposed methodology and approach,
  • Scope of work,
  • Key deliverables / outputs
  • Activity timelines

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

Consultant Developing a framework for strategic water points in Selected district for Earth Dams

In Puntland

  1. Background

The drought crisis in Somalia is worsening, especially in rural areas which have experienced consecutive seasons of poor rainfall and low river water levels. The widespread shortage of water for human, livestock and crops, has led to near total crop failures and increases in livestock deaths. In some locations, especially remote pastoral settlements, the price of water has increased by as much as 300%. Those who cannot afford to pay for water are forced to use unprotected water sources, thereby putting them at risk of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera. According to a Save the Children assessment, 85% of households in Somaliland and 74% in Puntland have reported their main income source severely affected (lost more than half of usual income) due to the drought. As such, there is rapidly diminishing food access among poor households as staple food prices continue to rise sharply and livestock prices decrease significantly. Over 2.9 million people face Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) across Somalia through June 2017; this represents more than a two-fold increase compared to six months ago. Additionally, more than 3.3 million people are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2), bringing the total number of people facing acute food insecurity across Somalia to over 6.2 million. The average household dietary diversity score (on a scale of 0 to 12) is 2.2 in Somaliland and 3.9 in Puntland. Furthermore, 92% of households in Somaliland and 86% in Puntland reported children taking 2 or fewer meals. According to the Nutrition Cluster, almost 1 million children are acutely malnourished.

In response, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Save the Children International (SCI) have come Together with local organisations Candlelight for Environment, Education and Health (“Candlelight”) and KAALO to build on the successes and lessons learnt from the EU-funded Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) consortium.

The ultimate goal of this action is to contribute to strengthening the resilience of Somalis and bridging the gap between emergency relief and rehabilitation. The specific objective is to sustainably improve food security and livelihoods and build resilience among vulnerable households and their communities in Somaliland and Puntland.  The action will target 126,474 drought-affected pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, urban poor and IDPs (19,899 HHs) in 27 communities across Togdheer, Awdal and Woqoooyi Galbeed regions (Burao, Baki and Sabowanag & Gabiley districts respectively) of Somaliland, and Bari, Nugal and Sanaag regions (Bosaso, Dangoronyo and Badhan districts respectively) of Puntland.

The objective will be reached through three main expected results (intermediate outcomes):

  1. Strengthened community based drought mitigation and preparedness measures:
  2. Improved Natural Resource Management for drought mitigation and adaptation:
  3. Diversified livelihoods and assets rebuilt

 

  1. Introduction

A WUA is a user-based organization that aims to manage the irrigation system for its members mostly on a nonprofit basis. Its main tasks include the allocation of water within the irrigation system, operation and maintenance (O&M) of the system and the cost recovery of O&M through the collection of irrigation fees from its members and participatory ways to manage water resources. The objectives of WUAs are to improve water delivery, increase crop production and provide the communities with the chance to be involved in the process of water management

As part of Save the Children’s exit strategy to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure provided under EU RESTORE funded project, (WUAs) will be formed in each community where a water point/source is rehabilitated or constructed. Each WUAs will be equipped with a with knowledge on how to manage water source in their districts. One Water User Associations comprising of 7-11 people will be established in each community where water points have been newly constructed or rehabilitated. At the community level, these committees (WUAs) are trained to oversee day-to-day use, and basic operation and maintenance. The committee is elected through participatory processes and representative of various groups within the community. Certain members within the committee will have responsibility for maintenance and receive appropriate training, while others will be responsible for implementing an agreed cost-recovery mechanism. The committee will be charged with resolving any disputes over usage and for liaison with relevant local government departments or private sector actors. Activities to strengthen community water management structures will be undertaken, with particular focus on building the capacity of WUAs to improve their effectiveness in managing the operation and maintenance of water supplies.

Save the Children is seeking to hire a consultant to develop a water points strategic frameworks   for 30 days including weekends and conduct a 2 days’ workshop for the target audience in Garowe. The target audience include; District Local authority representatives, members of the local community (Armo, Dangoryo and Rad) and Ministry of Energy and Water resources staff and senior officials from Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. This workshop is intended for the management and control of a water source (Earth Dams) in the district by Save the Children and Funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (EU RESTORE).

  1. Objectives
  • Improve Water Resource Management for various water users for the selected strategic project water points
  1. Specific Objectives
  • Discuss with the community and analyses key conflict issues related to water, water cooperation in the communities
  • Develop framework for strategic water points (earth Dams) including water policy, guidelines, monitoring and Evaluation tools, plans, Roles and responsibility of water user associations(WUAs)
  • Develop conflict mitigation measures for water resource management specific to the context of the communities
  1. SCOPE OF WORK (SOW)

The scope of work of the training will entail the following key areas:

  • Share the developed frameworks Water User Associations with Save the Children Senior WASH Technical Specialist for review and signoff.
  • Submit the develop training manual(handbook) for Water User Associations) both English and Somali versions.
  • Develop roles and responsibility of Water User Associations members for each district
  • Identify causes of conflict that can arise over the public water point management and develop mitigation measures.
  • Explain the operation and maintenance of the water supply system (who is responsible for what and why?)
  • Prepare and conduct two big workshop event in Garowe inclusive of key observations, challenges and recommendation from the developed framework and other tools
  • Prepare comprehensive training reports including findings, Recommendations, lesson learn and way forward
  1. KEY DELIVERABLES
  • Capacity Building manuals, guidelines water user Associations
  • framework for strategic water points (earth Dams) including water policy, guidelines, monitoring and Evaluation tools, plans, Roles and responsibility of water user associations(WUAs)
  • Conflict mitigation measures for water resource manual
  • Comprehensive reports with photos
  1. Methodology

During the assessment, participant will energize the following methodologies to ensure easy and smooth understanding

  • Question and answer to inject the idea and understand the underlying causes and suggest solutions as conceived by the participants.
  • Observations to find areas of convergence in the topic discussed and make the session a learning process by trying to engage all.
  • Practical work/Group discussions whereby participants were organized in groups and distributed with flip charts to note points on topics of discussions shared in every group. After the end of the discussions, teams converged and selected facilitator among themselves to present their views regarding the topic with the rest of the participants.
  • Group presentations will help learners to summarize the key points they have made and invite the learners to ask questions. It also gives the chances to the participants to actively participate the training activities of doing the work and present together.
  • Brainstorming is one of the basic and important participatory training methods of all. Only one member can suggest ideas/views and ask or answer a question at a time. It increases the relationship between the trainer and participants.
  • Case Studies help the participants to discuss problems in a typical situation and provide an opportunity to develop problem solving skills. It promotes group discussion and problem solving.
  1. Required Qualifications of the Consultant.

The applicant should;

  1. Have master’s degree in Social work, community development or any related field.
  2. Show previous works of similar agreements developed (proof documentations).
  3. Have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in working in humanitarian programming and programme development.
  4. Experience in using TOT skills
  1. Developed similar legal frameworks, policies and other water management instruments
  2. Thorough knowledge of WASH programming advanced analytical and report writing skills.
  3. Proven study team leadership qualities.
  4. Fluency (written and verbal) in English. Fluency in Somali will be considered an asset.
  • All proposals should be sent by to supplychain@savethechildren.org indicating “Consultant Developing a framework for strategic water points in Selected district for Earth Dams In Puntland” in the email subject

Deadine for the application will be 12th October 2019.


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