Terms of reference of Facilitator for Self Help Group staff capacity building and establishment of Self Help Group
INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY
Save the Children International (SCI) Somaliland program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below
|1||Title of Consultancy||Terms of reference of Facilitator for Self Help Group staff capacity building and establishment of Self Help Group|
|2||SCI Contracting Office||Save the Children
|3||Period of Consultancy||Six months|
|4||Consultant type required||Individual or Firm.|
|5||Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs||SCI will cater for the Logistics arrangements, food, accommodation, guidance and support during excercise|
|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||Save the Children will arrange local travel to field sites.|
|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||• A minimum of degree in rural development, development studies, economic, law or any other related field of study.
• Trainings and/or demonstrable experience on SHG and conducted other forms of participatory trainings.
• Previous experience and assignment in regard to conducting a such activity
• Experience in working with NGO’s/INGOs/Donors and Government Ministries and Departments
• Understanding and commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values
|10||Evaluation Criteria||The consultant must meet the required qualifications and experience defined above and completeness of application.|
|11||Application Procedure||Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to [firstname.lastname@example.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
b) Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.
c) CV(s) of consultant(s) with minimum of 3 treceable and recent refrences and Company’s Profile & Lead consultant(s) CV(s) (Firms Only).
d) Sample report of similar assingment previously done particularly in SHG establishement and trainings.
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 17th February, 2019 at 3:30PM (Hargeisa Time)|
|13||ANNEX1: Terms of Reference (ToR)
1.1. Save the children Somaliland country Program
For over 90 years Save the Children (SC) has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland (SCSOM) has over 40 years’ experience working in Somalia/Somaliland in several thematic areas and is currently working under the broad global themes of Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty (Food Security and Livelihoods).
Save the Children (SC) has been operational in Somaliland since 1951, implementing programmes across the following sectors: WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Nutrition, Education, and Child Protection/Child Rights Governance. Currently SC’s programme in Somalilnd are situated under the broad global themes of Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty.
Save the Children has been implementing Child Poverty/livelihoods programs in Somalia/Somaliland for the last two decades and is currently implementing projects in all the regions of Somaliland SC Somaliland annually reaches an estimated 30,000 households (approx. 210,000 people) through its Child Poverty/ Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) interventions, which can be broken down into the following categories: unconditional/conditional cash grants; livestock and crop production; income generation; natural resource management and infrastructure rehabilitation; and technical, vocational training (TVET) for youth employment. These programmes aim to increase the ability of children, women and men in vulnerable communities to resist and recover from cyclical shocks and stresses through strengthened ecological, social, and economic capital of households and communities and increased resilience.
1.2. Project – Building Resilience and Enhancing Adaptable Development in Somaliland
Save the children is currently implementing a resilience building project in Somaliland with a goal of Men, women and children in vulnerable communities have more sustainable livelihoods and are therefore more resilient to shocks. The project has the following outcomes:
Generally the project is working with local community to help them manage with stand and recover from cylincal shocks though livelihood promotion and DRR planning.
The actions works in Hargeisa district of Marodijeh, Lughaya and Borama in Awdal,Berbera in Sahil, Burao in Togdheer and Ainabo in Sool. The action is planning to reach 61,858 individuals of who 50% are female.
2. Establishment and training of Self Help Groups
Since decades, save the children has been trying to help children good start of life and secure good living conditions for those who are already struggling with life’s many challenges in Somalia. One way of doing this, is that save the children creates hope and prosperity for these children through livelihood provision, protection and promotion programs by working with their care givers.
In addition, SC prepares community from grass roots in order them to be ready to establish and management their livelihoods and any systems or structure which significantly contributes to their wellbeing and that of their children.
In this project, SC will establish self help groups in project target locations. Women groups will be educated on the idea, and any voluntary groups formed out of willing will be supported. In addition to initiation sensitisation, SC will offer trainings on group management until it ensures that all groups understand the principle and basics of being a group and are effectively meeting and savings. The organization will carry out continuous support monitoring and mentoring. In addition, the action will support women through business management and entrepreneurship trainings, and literacy and numeracy trainings.
The main objective of this is to contribute toward families economic status development, promote women political and social status and cohesion and togetherness in the community.
One of the prime objectives of this consultancy is to build capacity of SC field staff and the local communities of BMZ Project target communities on the management of SHGs as well as leadership development.
The following are some of the specific objectives of this
The Consultant/facilitator will:
The assignment will commence once this TOR is signed by both parties and will end after 6 months of services.
Save the Children Somaliland’s FSL, team will provide the following logistical support and guidance:
· Ensure prompt payment of professional fee and other costs arising from the agreement.
· Provide logistical support (transport and accommodation) during the assignment when out of duty station.
· Provide guidance, input and support during the exercise.
6. Consultant Qualification requirements – Persons assigned
The person who will
· A minimum of degree in rural development, development studies, economic, law or any other related field of study.
· Trainings and/or demonstrable experience on SHG and conducted other forms of participatory trainings.
· Previous experience and assignment in regard to conducting a such activity
· Experience in working with NGO’s/INGOs/Donors and Government Ministries and Departments
· Understanding and commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values
8. Code of Conduct
Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding and it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and consultanctants and all third party entities are bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and will need to sign it before commencing the assignment.