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5 Feb 2019

Terms of Reference for recruitment of two Facilitators  to contextualize the Parenting without Violence Manuals for children and parents/caregivers

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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 Terms of Reference for recruitment of two Facilitators  to contextualize the Parenting without Violence Manuals for children and parents/caregivers
2 SCI Contracting Office Save the Children, Hargeisa Office
3 Period of Consultancy 8 days tentatively start from 23rd -29th feb, 2019
4 Consultant type required Indivividual facilitators or firm can apply
5 Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs SCI will arrange transport for the facilitators during the field work or desk review.
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 Hargeisa office
7 Travel requirements The facilitators will be working within Hargeisa and there is any travel outside Hargeisa
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 Somaliland (if needed)
9 Qualification and Experience ·         Educational background: University Degree in education (Advance degree is desirable) or social science.

·         Primary expertise required Expertise on curriculum development on positive discipline, focused on children and young people manuals development.

·         Competent and experienced translator.

·         Have wider knowledge on drawing children pictures (children’s cartoons)

·         Work experience: At least 5 years of professional work experience related to curriculum development, life skills education. Positive parenting and translating manuals and guidelines to Somali language

·         Language: Good facilitation skills, and excellent writing skills in English

·         Computer skills: Ability to use common word processing software and use of modern communication applications

10 Evaluation Criteria
  • Sample reports of previous work
  • Financial proposal

·         Primary expertise required Expertise on curriculum development on positive discipline, focused on children and young people manuals development.

·         Have wider knowledge on drawing children pictures (children’s cartoons)

11 Application Procedure Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to [somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org ].

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

·         Deliverables

·         Workplan

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.

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

12 Closing date for Applications Interested candidates shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before Sunday 18th February, 2019 at 3:30PM (Hargeisa Time)
13 Terms of Reference (ToR)

Introduction:

Save the Children as a leading global child, organization developed different approaches to address the same problems that children around the world face. This is called the Common Approaches, which is Save the Children’s best understanding of how to address a particular problem facing children and what works and results in lasting change for children. It is based on evidence; it can be adapted to work in multiple contexts and replicated in different countries.

The Parenting without Violence (PwV) common approach is among the key Child Protection and Child Rights Governance approved common approaches and aims to prevent children from experiencing physical and humiliating punishment in the home. Through its implementation, fathers, mothers and caregivers gain increased understanding of the child development, child rights, and positive parenting; partner and parent child relationships are strengthened based on principles of non-violence, non-discrimination and gender equality; and girls and boys are empowered to express their views and feelings in the home, and to seek help when they feel unsafe.

The Parenting without Violence common approach works with fathers, mothers, caregivers, communities and children to transform harmful and discriminatory gender norms, power dynamics and accepted practices that drive violence in the home. It also works with governments to strengthen systems and mechanism that increase children’s protection equitably and in gender sensitive ways.

As a result, the parenting without violence common approach supports the realization of Save the Children’s BE PROTECTED breakthrough- that, by 2030, violence against children is no longer tolerated. It also supports the realization of several UNCRC articles, including Article 19 on the protection of children from abuse and neglect as well as SDF 16.2 on ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.

Problem statement:

Physical and humiliating punishments of children is a violation of their rights and undermines their dignity and protection as well as having a negative impact on children’s well-being, development and future opportunities.  Globally, 76% of children aged between 1 and 14 years old experience physical and humiliating punishment in the home. Physical and humiliating punishments of girls and boys in the home starts early. The toxic stress that it causes is proven to have severe consequences on the developing brains. The damaging effects of violence on girls and boys survival, learning, behavior and health can last throughout their lives and be compared with those caused by nutrition, health and learning deficiencies.

Witnessing domestic violence and abuse cause harm to children and there is increasing evidence of shared commonalities and risk factors between intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in the home. Parenting is context-specific and is influenced by, among other issues, strong cultural values. However, parenting without violence is an approach that reduces the physical and humiliating punishment of children in the home to promoting  respectful, loving, nurturing and non-violent home settings through ;

Improving the capacity of parents and caregivers to practice positive parenting

Improving the quality of parent/caregiver-child relationship

Increasing children’s resilience and confidence to express their views and feelings in their home and to seek support when they feel unsafe

Strengthening social norms and gender and power dynamics that support equal responsibility for positive, non-discriminatory parenting.

As part of this initiative, save the children Somaliland has translated manuals for Parenting without Violence (one for children and for parents) into Somali. Therefore, SCI is looking for two facilitators who would be able to further contextualize and simplify the translated manuals in to more easy language that reflects Islamic sharia; SCI .The work of the facilitators will be to incorporate religious (Qur’an and Hadith) quotations.

Objectives/deliverables of the assignment:

To contextualize the Parenting without Violence manuals, and integrate Islamic quotations and references including sample of pictures into the manual.

Facilitate validation workshop for religious and traditional leaders to validate the suggested input/review based on the Islamic sharia perspectives.

To review and fine-tune the full PWV manuals for children and parents/caregivers.

Timeline:

The period for the assignment will be negotiated between Save the Children and the identified facilitators, but because of the urgency of the document, the consultancy assignment will be expected to be completed within 8 days period.

Code of Conduct: Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards, which all staff members must adhere to. The consultant is bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct.

The facilitators before commencement of the assignment will sign a contract. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables.

Location: The assignment will take place in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Expertise required:

  • Educational background: University Degree in education (Advance degree is desirable) or social science.
  • Primary expertise required Expertise on curriculum development on positive discipline, focused on children and young people manuals development.
  • Competent and experienced translator.
  • Have wider knowledge on drawing children pictures (children’s cartoons)
  • Work experience: At least 5 years of professional work experience related to curriculum development, life skills education. Positive parenting and translating manuals and guidelines to Somali language
  • Language: Good facilitation skills, and excellent writing skills in English
  • Computer skills: Ability to use common word processing software and use of modern communication applications


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