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5 Dec 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR Development of Public private partnership (PPP) agreement and Training for Water User Committees and Department of Water for the Daynile District and Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

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Development of Public private partnership (PPP) agreement and Training for Water User Committees and Department of Water for the Daynile District and Ministry of Energy and Water Resources.

Project Title: Building resilient communities in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Introduction and Background

Save the Children in Somalia (SCI) has been operational in Somaliland/Somalia for over 40 years, with programmes across the following sectors: WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Nutrition, Health, and Shelter, with Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Protection mainstreamed where possible. Save the Children currently implementing programmes in Central South Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland.

As part of Save the Children’s exit strategy to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure provided under BMZ funded project, WMCs will be formed in each community where a water point/source is rehabilitated or constructed. Each WMC will be equipped with a toolkit as well as a set of commonly needed spare parts and trained on how to use them to repair boreholes. One committee comprising of 7 people will be established in each community where water points have been newly constructed or rehabilitated. At the community level, these committees (WUCs) 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 and tools, 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 WUCs 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 public private partnership agreement for 20 days including weekends and conduct a 2days’ workshop for the agreement target audience in Mogadishu. The target audience include; Deynile District Local authority representatives, members of the local community (Deynile residents) and Ministry of Energy and Water resources staff and senior officials. This partnership agreement is intended for the management and control of a borehole drilled in the district by Save the Children and Funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The agreement should be in both English and Somali versions.

Public Private Partnership is an arrangement between government (the public sector), both local and central, and other organizations (e.g. private sector) for the purpose of providing public infrastructure, community facilities and related services. Such partnerships are characterized by the sharing of investment, risk, responsibility and reward between the partners. The reasons for establishing such partnerships vary but generally involve the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure and services.

Or another definition:

A public-private partnership is a relationship that consists of shared and/or compatible objectives of an acknowledged distribution of specific roles and responsibilities among the participants which can be formal or informal, contractual or voluntary, between two or more parties. The implication is that there is a cooperative investment of resources and therefore joint risk-taking, sharing of authority, and benefits for all parties

Broadly speaking PPP can be defined as:

A contractual framework, or structure, where the public and private sector come together to deliver a project/service that is traditionally provided by the public sector, by means of risk transference. Whilst various structures exist, the key principle is that better value can be achieved through leverage of private sector competencies and the allocation of risks to those parties best-suited to manage them.

PPPs have proved their worth by bringing about improvements in public service quality through shorter delivery times, better value for money and increased innovation through the use of competition across a range of infrastructure sectors – CBI 2007

All PPPs incorporate three key characteristics:

  • A contractual agreement defining the roles and responsibilities of the parties;
  • Sensible risk-sharing among the public and the private sector partners, and
  • Financial rewards to the private party commensurate with the achievement of pre-specified outputs.

Specific Objectives of the training.

  • The Specific objective is to improve the understanding of local community committees, Daynile district local authority and MoEWR staff and senior officials on Public private partnership (PPP) concept and agreement.
  • To improve the management of public water point in collaboration with the private sector to ensure quality service and endurance of the facility.
  • To broadly discuss on sharing of investment, risk, responsibility and reward between the partners (private company, local authority and central government line ministry) as part of the PPP agreement.
  • Explain into details the sections and subsections of the developed PPP framework/policy so as to ensure the audience have clear understanding of PPP.


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

  • Share the developed agreement framework with Save the Children Senior WASH Technical Specialist for review and signoff.
  • The framework agreement should be in both English and Somali versions.
  • Conducting post-test for the participants and Introduction to PPP.
  • To identify what is needed to make public infrastructure sustainable and relate to the water source.
  • Define the terms “roles” and “responsibilities” of the parties under the PPP agreement.
  • Identify causes of conflict that can arise over the Public water point management and discuss mitigation measures.
  • Clearly explain the necessity of the private sector in the partnership.
  • To draw up a Statutory and Good Governance Compliance system and control mechanism for the private sector in the partnership agreement. i.e. temporary licensing.
  • Explain the operation and maintenance of the water supply system (who is responsible for what and why?)
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities of both the vulnerable or needy households and affluent households in the residential area.
  • Conduct a post-test for the participants to measure their improvement and understanding of PPP.
  • Prepare the workshop report inclusive of key observations and recommendation from the demonstration sessions
  • Training Evaluation findings should be included in the report.


  • Comprehensive training report with training evaluation pre and post and training photos

Training Methodology

During the Training, 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.
  • Role play helps the participants to take on specific roles and understand them and the situation. Set the climate so that the observers know what the situation involves and introduce the rules and the timeframe.

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.
  1. Experience in using TOT skills
  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.


Save the Children will consider applications from both individuals and firms. Applications shall clearly identify the lead facilitator and co-facilitator, who will be the sole responsible to deliver the outputs of the assignment.

Consultants are requested to submit their CV with a cover letter and must mention their expected total remuneration for this assignment.

Applications should include:

  • A proposal to the above Terms of Reference including methodology and schedule.
  • A financial offer including daily fees in US Dollars
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae(s) of the lead consultant and relevant team members,
  • Evidence of past experience in undertaking similar assignments (three most recent documents preferred) of similar works done,
  • Three (3) references of previous assignments.

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.

Please send your applications titled: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT CONSULTANT through the following NOT later than 11thDecember 2018:

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