Terms of Reference Technical Consultant to support business proposal evaluation committee and provide small business management training for target beneficiaries in Hudur, Baidoa and Berdale
Terms of Reference
Technical Consultant to support business proposal evaluation committee and provide small business management training for target beneficiaries in Hudur, Baidoa and Berdale
|Posted on||23 June 2019|
|Type of Contract||Individual/Firm Consultant|
|Expected Duration||20 working days|
|Proposed Start Date||20July 2019|
FCA Somalia works to enable people to break the circle of poverty and violence. We are a rights-based actor, a Finnish organisation with 70 years of experience, with operations in 15 countries. FCA is Finland’s largest NGO in development cooperation and second largest provider of disaster relief. Our action is guided by international human rights standards and principles. We realise our mission and vision through development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and advocacy work. We contribute to positive change by supporting people in the most vulnerable situations within fragile and disaster-affected areas. We consider three thematic areas as central to sustainable change: the right to peace (R2P), livelihood (R2L) and quality education (R2QE).
In Somalia and Somaliland FCA has been working under a right to peace thematic areas since 2008 including governance and reconciliation projects and later has expanded in quality education (R2QE) thematic area.
FCA –the consortium lead, in partnership with Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) has recently embarked on the implementation of a new project called Promoting Participation and Representation of Women in Political Decision Making Processes in Southwest State of Somalia, with financial support from Somalia Stability Fund on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion. The project aims at enhancing effective and meaningful participation and representation of women through improved capacity, confidence and skills of women; developed and strengthened effective policies and mechanisms for women’s participation and representation; and strengthened advocacy and public awareness to promote inclusive institutions and women’s participation and representation.
Through the project, female parliamentarians, female senior leaders from the government and civil society, female councilors, aspiring female candidates, young women and women potential leaders from the communities will be identified, capacitated based on their specific needs and interests, and supported to become effective leaders and to successfully and meaningfully participate in political and decisionmaking processes in Southwest State. The main focus of the project will be atlocal governance level, although female senior and elected leaders from the state level are also targeted.
FCA has recently carried out a needs assessment and gender analysis exercise, within the context of the project, to understand the status and context of women participation in political and decision making processes in SWS. Gender dynamics, community perceptions on roles and participation of women, barriers that hinder participation of women, and key factors that promote their meaningful participation and representation were assessed. One of the key findings of the survey shows that poverty remains key factor that hinders women especially those from minority and marginalized communities to pursuetheir political ambitionand the study recommended creation of pilot income generation initiatives thatwill generate income sources to support their electoral campaign.
OBJECTIVEOF THE Consultancy
Within this context, the project intends to hire a consultant to provide technical support and train young women in the target districts to support and train the peer review committee, comprising women leaders/activists from the women, youth and marginalized groups, representatives from district councils, elders representing key clans in the areas, traditional leaders, and CRD and FCA team members., support them in setting up selection criteria. The consultant will also provide small business management training for selected beneficiaries and help them develop business plans and identify SQUIP that will improve the livelihood of the women in target areas and enhance economic situation of the community at large.
SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The consultantis requiredto provide technical support to the peer review committee and train potential business owners
Specifically, the consultant/firm will undertake the following tasks:
- Will develop selection criteria for the potential participants of the business management training for the target women in the three target districts
- Put together a training manual and develop a handbook for small business management for potential business owners.
- Conduct serious of tailor-made training to the successful proposals’ owners and the evaluation committee.
- Will identify and recommend beneficiaries for feasible and fundable projects in the three target areas
- Will develop monitoring check-list and follow-up mechanism for the funded projects
The key deliverables for this consultancy include:
- Submission of work plan training outline
- Validation workshop for the selection/evaluation criterion for peer review committee and SQIP projects, benefitting the vast number of women in the community.
- Final training report both in soft and hard copy
TIMELINES AND KEY OUTPUTS
|1.||Submission of workplan and training outline||5days|
|2.||Validation workshop for the selection/evaluation criterion||1 days|
|3.||Selected beneficiaries’ training||7days|
|4.||Submission of final report||3 days|
|Total working day||16 days|
The consultant/firm will work under the direct supervision of FCA Project Manager, with the overall guidance from Program Manager and other relevant departments. The consultant/firm will ensure close consultation and collaboration with FCA and CRD field team in carrying out the assignment throughout the consultancy period.
- Advanced degree in economics, business admiration, agriculture, food security and livelihood, rural development studies or related field.
- 5years of relevant working experience in livelihood, re-stocking, small business management, agriculture research & services for sustainable livelihood sector.
- Extensive knowledge of livelihood, poverty reduction, economic integration, vocational skills.
- Proven training skillsand mentorship skills
- Ability to plan and lead the activities of the sustainable entrepreneurialand livelihoods sub-components
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication.
Interested firms/individuals who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit the following to: Recruitment.Soco@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi.
- Minimum two-page essay on challenges and opportunities for implementing small scale women and youth/women-led income generating projects in the three target areas described in the ‘scope of the consultancy’ section and the best approach to address those challenges.
- Technical Proposal covering:
- Consultant’s organization profile or CV for individual consultants
- Consultant’s experience (provide information of at least two previous similar assignments in Somalia)
- Description of approach, methodology and work plan
- Financial proposal clearly indicating total price summary and break-down of expense by activity
- A power of attorney authorising signatory
|1.||Consultant’s profile & experience||10%|
|2.||Methodology & work plan||20%|
|3.||Detailed schedule of team composition & task assignment||20%|
|Total points of technical proposal||50%|
|1.||Schedule of total price summary||20%|
|2.||Cost by activity break-down and rumeneration cost estimate||20%|
|3.||Clarity of calculation and document order||10%|
|Total points of financial proposal||50%|
|Total score of technical & financial proposal||100%|
NB: consultants that score minimum 55% of the technical proposal will qualify for financial proposal evaluation.
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org the 13th July, 2019 with ‘SQUIP 11948’on the subject line. The selection committeewill review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above.