6 Oct 2019

SCI – Consultant for DRR Training

Job Description

Request for consultancy servicesTerms of Reference

Consultant for DRRTraining

Reference:               SCI – Consultant for DRR Training

Location:                   Buloburte District Hiiran region Somalia

Position Type:         Consultant for DRR Training

Duration of the assignment:       5 DAYS

Application deadline: 13thOctober 2019

Apply through; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org


BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND INTRODUCTION

Background

Save the Children (SC) has over 20 years’ experience supporting integrated programmes in health, nutrition, education, child protection and WASH in Somalia. WASH in SC is an important supporting sector, which delivers adequate water, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions through health and nutrition centers, and directly at community level. SCI has long experience to address community’s problems that has been resulted by conflict droughts and floods. Lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is a central issue for urban, disaster risks because it is a primary medium through which natural hazards are felt   so that WASH services are critical to communities and save lives in both routine and emergency situations. Natural hazards can compromise WASH infrastructure and service delivery and this interruption of WASH services can increase the number of affected people beyond the area of direct impact regarding Disaster risks and WASH services are interrelated since poor WASH  services may lead  also to disasters  while disaster may degrade  WASH services leading to amplified disaster risks for instance floods may cause water sources and septic tanks are mixed  also damage pipes for water distribution  system,  which  in turn may lead to contamination: thereby enhancing  the risk of fecal – oral infections, However, Hiiran is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, Droughts and disease outbreak and conflicts, due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation the current rate of population growth, climate change, increasing urbanization, and are leading to rising trends in frequency and severity of disaster which will continue to constantly affect vulnerable population.

Save the Children will conduct training on emergency preparedness to 25 participants from local institutions, including government, local communities and NGOs in Buloburte districts will be trained on WASH emergency preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, SPHERE standards, environmental health in emergencies, hygiene promotion in emergencies and preparation of contingency stocks in the likely event of floods or other natural disasters.

Target Group

The Training Manual is intended for training and capacity building of community representatives in Bulaburte from local institutions, including government, local communities and NGOs involved in activities promoting DRR/WASH.

Overall objective of the Training

The overall goal of WASH in Disaster Risk reduction (DRR) is to increase Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) knowledge and mainstream DRR into WASH interventions in the most vulnerable communities of Hiiran Buuloburte through community awareness, small-scale mitigation works and district- Regional level contingency and disaster preparedness planning. to mitigate risks associated with flooding is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster

  • Identification of hazard event warning signs; eg early warning system for critical and imminent threats to communities (floods and cholera outbreak)
  • To train the communities in early warning systems to mitigate the impacts of disasters as they occur and should have coping mechanisms in place at village level
  • Demonstrate use of selected tools in facilitating participatory disaster risk assessment (hazard, capacity and vulnerability assessment)
  • Demonstrate use of selected tools in facilitating participatory planning monitoring evaluation and learning.
  • Strengthening communities’ capacity to withstand the adverse impacts of disaster by identifying vulnerabilities, risks and resources, and taking appropriate disaster preparedness measures in advance
  • Facilitate development of community floods, droughts, preparedness contingency plans for Buloburte and Hiiran in general.
  • To catalyzing the implementation of the Village Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in WASH

Training Objectives

This Training Manual aims at providing an overview of DRR/WASH in emergency preparedness, environmental health in emergencies, hygiene promotion in emergencies and preparation of contingency stocks and the basic skills necessary for implementing Community-based DRR/WASH.

  • Understand Global frameworks and policies behind DRR
  • Understand how disasters are created.
  • Understand all components of a Disaster- Hazard, Vulnerability, Capacity
  • Be able to conduct Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment with communities

Specific Learning Objectives

The participants attending this training should:

  • Define Disaster Risk Reduction and WASH concepts and methodology
  • Identify roles of various stakeholders in DRR/WASH activities
  • Demonstrate a capacity to perform Community Risk Assessment
  • Demonstrate planning skills for DRR/WASH
  • Form a base for dissemination of DRR/WASH practice
  • identify the four stages of a flood management programme
  • Identify hazard event warning signs; e.g. early warning system for critical and imminent threats to communities (floods and cholera outbreak)

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and manage the causal factors of disasters. It includes reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and environment, and improved preparedness for adverse effects of disaster in general. Disaster reduction strategies include, primarily, vulnerability and risk assessment as well as a number of institutional capacities and operational abilities. The assessment of the vulnerability of critical facilities, social and economic infrastructure, the use of effective early warning systems, and the application of many different types of scientific, technical, and other skilled abilities are essential features of DRR. Lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ser-

vices is a central issue for urban disaster risks because it is a primary

medium through which natural hazards are felt [17,51,52,59,62].

Disaster risks and WASH services are interrelated since poor WASH

services may lead to disasters while disasters may degrade WASH ser-

vices leading to amplified disaster risks [23,52] (Fig. 1). For example,

earthquakes may damage pipes for the water distribution system, which

in turn may lead to contamination; thereby enhancing the risk of fecal-

oral infections [8].

Progress towards improved WASH service delivery is constrained by

failure to recognize the role of governance in influencing provision and

access to WASH services and infrastructure as well as its relationship to

disasters. In this context, governance refers to interconnected reg-

ulatory practices, institutions, organizations, norms, and frameworks

that are utilized at various geographical, political and social scales to

govern WASH related issues, services and infrastructure

[21,46,49,53,54,55]. WASH related disaster governance embraces

Lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ser-

vices is a central issue for urban disaster risks because it is a primary

medium through which natural hazards are felt [17,51,52,59,62].

Disaster risks and WASH services are interrelated since poor WASH

services may lead to disasters while disasters may degrade WASH ser-

vices leading to amplified disaster risks [23,52] (Fig. 1). For example,

earthquakes may damage pipes for the water distribution system, which

in turn may lead to contamination; thereby enhancing the risk of fecal-

oral infections [8].

Progress towards improved WASH service delivery is constrained by

failure to recognize the role of governance in influencing provision and

access to WASH services and infrastructure as well as its relationship to

disasters. In this context, governance refers to interconnected reg-

ulatory practices, institutions, organizations, norms, and frameworks

that are utilized at various geographical, political and social scales to

govern WASH related issues, services and infrastructure

[21,46,49,53,54,55]. WASH related disaster governance embraces

Training outline

  • Introduction to Disaster Risk concept /Management
  • Disaster Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Preparedness Planning Process
  • Emergency Response
  • Understanding on the minimum Sphere standards, indicators and key actions on WASH
  • Conceptual framework design and discussion of emergency WASH preparation / Disaster terminology+ Disaster Management Cycle
  • Epidemiological management during Emergency
  • Solid/ medical waste management
  • Drinking water quality, treatment and hygiene.
  • Sanitation and its importance, toilet type and its use during emergency + Toilet construction (theory+ practical)
  • Developing contingency plans (Action Plans)followed by a practical exercise leading do development of community floods & droughts for Buloburte and Hiiran in general

Training course methodology

Different methodology must be used in training duration to deliver the training in a participatory and effective manner. These methods must include:

  • Power point slides
  • Questions & Answers
  • Brainstorming
  • Demonstration and Discussion
  • Group work and discussions
  • Group Presentation
  • Inviting questions and giving answers among the participants and with the trainer

Trainingmaterials:

  • Flip Charts
  • Markers
  • Block notes
  • Pens

SCOPE OF WORK (SOW)

The Consultant is requested to design a time table no more than 5 days’ course. This design must involve an interactive and practical orientated methodology which suits the targeted demographic. It has to include appropriate practical exercises that are applied during the training. The consultant is also expected to prepare suitable training material to be used during the training sessions. The final report of the trainings will be shared as soon as the Training finishes.

Responsibilities of the Consultant

  • Develop disaster risk strategy and submit detailed training report after the training
  • Prepare training manual and share with SCI in advance
  • Conduct training pretest before any thing is done and must include the outcome of the report
  • Conduct training utilizing all kinds of tools will help this process and PRC Emergency Preparedness procuders

Key Deliverables

  • Share training inception manual tools in advance
  • Work plan training presentation and hand outs to the training participants
  • Comprehensive report in English: the consultant is expected to produce a final report after SC checks and comments drafted report

Profile of consultant required

Individual consultants to apply. The profile of the individual consultants needs to meet the qualification requirements below

Academic qualifications:

·         At least 5 years’ experience in climate/disaster risk assessment, hazard assessment, and disaster risk management, Geography and Environmental Science, natural resource management,

·         Experiences of multi-hazard assessment, modelling and mapping, and developing tools and methods for disaster and climate risk & vulnerability assessment.

·         Knowledge of main WASH guidelines (with emphasis DRR WASH emergency preparedness, SPHERE standards, environmental health in emergencies, hygiene promotion in emergencies and preparation of contingency stocks in the likely event of floods or other natural disasters. Experience in provision of training is compulsory

·         Good communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Good written and oral presentation skills

·         Must be able to work in respect of deadlines

·         Proven experience with DRR WASH, emergency preparedness, DRR, SPHERE standards and ability to achieve quality results, on time, and within budget

·         Previous experience of working with UN or other international organizations in the area of disaster risk reduction and local development (at least one reference)

Application requirements

1.    Relevant signed and stamped contracts

2. Individual CV with relevant education background.

3. Technical and detailed proposal with clear timelines and budget break down

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to send package of documentation to CSS.LOGISTICS @ savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email address Terms of reference (TOR) for DRR.

The deadline for submission 13thOctober-2019 10:00 AM.

vices is a central issue for urban disaster risks because it is a primary

medium through which natural hazards are felt

ack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ser-

vices is a central issue for urban disaster risks because it is a primary

medium through which natural hazards are felt

Lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ser-

vices


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