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4 Sep 2019

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR ASMART SURVEY IN SOOL AND SANAG REGIONS. DROUGHT RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PROGRAM IN SOMALIA/SOMALILAND PROJECT (DRPS)

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CARE INTERNATIONAL – SOMALIA

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR ASMART SURVEY IN SOOL AND SANAG REGIONS. DROUGHT RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PROGRAM IN SOMALIA/SOMALILAND PROJECT (DRPS).

  1. BACKGROUND
  2. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM AND CONTEXT

CARE Somalia want to conduct a district level SMART Survey in Badhan and Lascanood district of Sanag and Sool region in Sep 2019 in order to assess the nutrition situation in the districts and determine the impact of the integrated nutrition and health programs currently running in the area. CARE has been implementing Nutrition, health and FSL services in Badhan and Lascanod since 2018 covering 21 villages.  CARE nutrition program aims to address the high malnutrition rates through treatment of Acutely Malnourished Children under 5, pregnant and lactating women, referral and treatment of complicated cases of SAM and improving IYCF practices amongst the community through community based IYCF programs. The proposed SMART survey will complement the last FSNAU Post Deyr 2018 survey by adopting the same approach of obtaining the specific GAM rate at district level and will complement the livelihood estimate of FSNAU.  This will also enable CARE to establish its baseline GAM for programming purposes as programs are continuing into 2020.

  1. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERVENTION

CARE International received a grant from OFDA/USAID to carry out humanitarian assistance in Bari, Galgadud, Mudug, Nugaal, Sanaag, Sool, and Togdheer regions of Puntland, Galgadud and Somaliland.  The interventions started on October 1st 2018 and is expected to finish on 30th September 2019. The project provides temporary employment, treatment services for acutely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women, basic health services, protection services, safe water to communities including hygiene promotion as well as provided WASH Non-Food Items (mainly hygiene kits) to vulnerable households. The project aimed a total reach of 247,671 people for assistance; equivalent to 22% of the population in IPC 3 and 4 in these regions.

Project Goal

Goal: Vulnerable populations in Somalia have strengthened resilience and reduced vulnerability to protracted humanitarian emergencies such as drought.

Project Objectives:

The project has six objectives as described in below

Objective 1 To increase income for drought-affected households to meet immediate basic needs
Objective 2 To increase coverage of life-saving primary health interventions and improve health practices/behaviors through behavior change communication (BCC)/education among targeted populations.
Objective 3 To improve humanitarian coordination in Somalia
Objective 4 To improve the nutritional status and prevent malnutrition- related morbidity and mortality of vulnerable children under five years and pregnant and lactating woman
Objective 5 To reduce protection vulnerabilities and increase protection capacities of persons, groups and communities affected by ongoing humanitarian crises
Objective 6 To increase household and community access to safe water and improve hygiene practices for vulnerable Somalis to reduce and prevent waterborne-related diseases.
  1. PURPOSE OF THE SMART SURVEY

CARE is looking to recruit a consultant who will oversee a Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) survey and produce up to date quality information on the nutritional children under 5 living in Badhan and Lascanod Districts of Sanag and Sool regions. The survey will be developed using SMART methodology. ENA for SMART will be used to conduct all possible data analysis expected of standard SMART survey.

Primary survey objectives:

  1. To estimate the current prevalence of acute malnutrition among children aged 6 – 59 Months
  2. Draft actionable and localized recommendations based on the findings. Using assessment for action approach clearly indicating the finding, recommendations actions, timelines and responsibility and monitoring.

 

  1. DELIVERABLES
  • Hold stakeholder meeting with nutrition sector, MOH and other partners.
  • Develop comprehensive SMART survey protocol in line with standard Nutrition cluster survey template
  • Train the SMART data collection teams and data clerks (including pilot)
  • Assume overall responsibility for design and implementation of the SMART, including daily supervision of SMART teams and daily data collection quality assurance
  • Be responsible for data cleaning and analysis using appropriate software ENA for SMART amongst others
  • Prepare and lead a validation workshop for MOH and stakeholders in Mogadishu. The presentation outcomes will be shared via the Nutrition Cluster/ Nutrition Assessment working group
  • Prepare final SMART report including but not limited to abstracts, methodology, limitations, results, conclusions and recommendations incorporating feedback from CARE and AIMWG technical staff.
  • Present the design, implementation and supervision strategy of the SMART survey including Survey protocol, data collection tools and training material.
  • Validate the report with the nutrition cluster assessment working group., CARE nutrition advisor and team.
  • Complete data collection and entry in Badhan and Lascanod of Sanag and Sool regions of Puntland and Somaliland state. .
  • Present a draft SMART survey report after analysis including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations (short term and medium-term recommendation)
  • Present a SMART final report incorporating the feedback from CARE technical team, MOH and the Nutrition Cluster.
  • Submit all the training materials, data and analysis outputs (both raw and final) electronically to CARE Somalia.
  1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A health professional or nutritionist with MPH, MSc or advanced professional degree or field-related experience.
  • 5-8 years of experience in Emergency nutrition programming
  • Significant and proven experience, at least three years, in community-based studies particularly SMART methodology.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing CMAM and IYCF programs
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills.
  • The consultant should have qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, interpreting and report writing skill
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions CARE staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and nutrition facilities
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, ENA SMART Software,
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  1. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

The duration of the assignment is 25 working days after signing of contract. Days are inclusive of travelling, fieldwork and reporting. The field data collection is expected to take place in September, 2019. The first draft of the SMART finding report is to be submitted no later than 2 weeksafter data is completed.

  1. HOW TO APPLY:

All applications MUST be accompanied by all the items mention in section 3. Interested consultants or firms are expected to submit their applications, updated CVs of individuals to conduct the study or profile of applying company to: SOM.Consultant@care.org. Please indicate SMART SURVEY OF “DRPS PROJECT” as the subject heading not later than 10thSeptember 2019.


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