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10 Apr 2019


Job Description



Funded: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Project location: Mogadishu Daynile District

Deadline for submission: 16thApril-2019.

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Introduction and Background

Save the Children in Somalia (SCI) has been operational in Somalia for over 40 years, with programs 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 programs in Central South Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland. In Mogadishu, an estimated 60% of IDPs get less than 7 liters per person per day (l/p/d) and 63% rely on non-chlorinated water trucking. Distance to water points can be between 1 and 2 km and 45% of people spend 1-2 hours waiting in line for water. While water points do exist, many have fallen into disrepair where communities simply do not have the resources (funds, skills) to repair them. this project aims to build the resilience of the most vulnerable households in Mogadishu, prioritizing IDPs (both existing and newly displaced), as well as returnee households form Dadaab. In order to minimize conflict between IDP/returnee and host communities, beneficiaries will be 80% from the IDP/returnee population and 20% from the host community.

In order to strengthen the sustainability of this project in the long term, the government will play a fundamental role, both as a direct beneficiary through capacity building and system strengthening initiatives, as well as through consultations in the identification of priority areas, ongoing monitoring, supervision, and in the dissemination and uptake of learning to inform wider policy and practice

Providing access to safe water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and, is essential to any humanitarian response. Water and sanitation programming, alongside hygiene promotion, is key to reducing deaths from water-related diseases and transition to resilience to shocks.

SC’I interventions will therefore focus on establishing and training of community WMC consisting of 12 from the IDPscommunity committee, 2 from Daynile District. 2 from Borehole team, 1 famous business person in the village, 1 from the elders in the village 1 from the village youth groups and 1 from village women groups. Through this intervention SC envisions to address the scarcely developed governance systems which suffer from immense capacity deficits and increase ownership and participation in community development planning.

Therefore, the formation of Technical persons for the Operation and the Maintenance of the rehabilitation of the water points in target villages in Kahda provides a platform for existing community structures to adopt a unified approach to the challenge facing this crucial sector

In the recent past community based organizations have made major contributions to the Water Rehabilitation Sector, it is not being fully realized primarily due to a lack of coordination between agencies in the way they go about achieving their respective goals. The drought affectedcommunities’ needs enhanced capacity when it comes to the operation and Maintenance service for water facilities in Mogadishu, Kahda district and especially in the project target locations.

The water management training will be conducted by Save the Children staff.


The following is therefore the objectives of strengthening the knowledge and of O&M and Water Management committee in Project targeted area.

  • To Ensure community learn and obtain knowledge to improve the operation and Maintenance of the rehabilitated water communal facilities
  • To address and provide further Somali (Version) of readings toward repair and maintenance of boreholes and shallow wells
  • Water Management Techniques in relevant to the context
  • The objective is to train water management committees in order to enhance management skills, operation and maintenance of water infrastructure for sustainability and improve their understanding on sanitation and hygiene. At the end of the training
  • Acquire the skills needed for project sustainability.
  • Management skills for financing and meet the water needs of the community.
  • Clearly understand how to prevent water related diseases especially sanitation and hygiene at the water collection point.
  • To build the good government of water related Management in community level


The Consultant is required to have a comprehensive grasp of Operation and maintenance (O&M) and Water Management Training Committee techniques ofpipelines, shallow wells and boreholes, applied professional experience in conducting training on the topic, and must be able to provide flexible course delivery in order to meet the participants and organization’s needs. For the purpose of this consultancy, all relevant disasters in the Somali context must be considered happening to the water points/facilities.

The Consultant is requested to design a short (no more than 3 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.

Key roles and responsibility

  • Prepare Training Manuel and share
  • conduct Training pretest before anything is done and must include the outcome in the report
  • Prepare a training program
  • Conduct the training utilizing all kinds of the hand pump tools, boreholes repair and Maintenance
  • Review the training process and give recommendations for improvement
  • Develop action plans with workshop participants for implementation and post workshop strategy
  • Carryout training evaluation
  • Prepare the training report inclusive of key observations and recommendation from the demonstration sessions
  • Keep Participants on effective participation not ineffective model
  • Training Evaluation findings should be emphasis in the report


  • Work plan with Training presentation and hand out to the training participants
  • Comprehensive report in English: The consultant is expected to produce a final report after SC checks and comments the drafted report.

The training will cover as well the following tools and lessons

  • Introduction to hand pump, boreholes and types of hand pump
  • Assembling and dissembling of the hand pump and boreholes
  • Trouble-shooting of the common materials of the water Faculties
  • General Repair and techniques borehole, Generator and pump
  • Common terminology names of the all kinds of the hand pump and boreholes
  • Common repair techniques of the boreholes
  • To identify what is needed to make a water project sustainable and relate this to their water project.
  • Define the terms “roles” and “responsibilities”
  • Identify causes of conflict that can arise over group management, and discuss steps that groups can take to minimize conflicts.
  • To draw up a Statutory and Good Governance Compliance based on the water sources in the target villages
  • Record management of the water users and water facilities in the target locations
  • Best techniques of budget preparation, issue and collection of bills.
  • Develop Mitigation plan for defaulter

Training Methodology

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

  • Open discussion
  • Site visits
  • Hand outs
  • Install and trouble shoot of all kinds of hand pump
  • Question and Answers

Tentative Training Schedule

The 3 full days training will look like this, including the preparation days: –

      Participants segregations
No Activity Dates Leading person O&M Water Management  Training Total
1 Cover Water Management essential topics TBD Consultant 10 10 20
2 Cover Operation maintenance essential topics TBD Consultant 10 10 20
3 Development of Water Management and Operational  maintenance plans TBD Save the Children staff and consultant 10 10 20

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Please send your applications with the subject line of the email;‘WATER MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING WORKSHOP: to  NOT later than 16th April- 2019. Please share the full package of documents (experience, profile, CVS, work plan, technical proposal with budget break down).Applications not meeting the above criteria shall not be accepted

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