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5 Nov 2018

TOR FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT: “SUPPORT TO BENADIR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION-MOGADISHU MUNICIPALITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES”

Job Description

MoM/Benadir Regional Administration

Emergency Response Service Project

Project Management Unit

TOR FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT:

“SUPPORT TO BENADIR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION-MOGADISHU MUNICIPALITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES”

Location : Mogadishu-Somalia
Application Deadline : 13.11.2018
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : Local Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 Weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment : 4 Weeks

 BACKGROUND

1.1.     PROJECT DESCRIPTION

One of the functions of the BRA is the provision of emergency services in the ever growing cityof Mogadishu and its environment. The availability of emergency services across the city isseverely limited. Service delivery is hampered by a low number of health personnel often withlimited capacity and skills in trauma management, lack of medical supplies to carry out surgicaloperations, as well as poor infrastructure. Most district health centers lack modern treatment facilities. In few health centers due to lack of trained human resources existing medicalequipment remained unused. The municipality has only one ambulance and relies heavily onprivate companies and hospitals which charges fees. Affordability is a challenge to most poorresidents. As a result, the city residents have limited access to health and especially emergencyservices.

BRA is also prone to terrorist attacks. As per the statistics provided in table 1 below, by October2017, there were 22 attacks which killed about 570 people and many more injured through bombblast and targeted assassinations. The tragic attack of 14th October 2017 where over threehundred people perished was evidence that there is not enough emergency response capacity forthe needs of the city estimated to have about 3 million residents. The attack proved that there is ashortage of emergency services and including those provided by the private sector. Many liveshave been lost as a result which would have been saved if emergency services would have been available

1.2.     DESCRIPTION ACTION

The action will target two districts in two different zones and benefit citizens estimated to be 3million residents. The project will bring together different actors providing emergency services including Amin Ambulance, Hormud Firefighting Unit and Red Crescent Society. Ultimately,the project aims to build coordination mechanisms to take advantage of each stakeholder’scapacity and produce a plan that is efficient in responding to mass emergencies.

The municipal department of emergency services has been working to provide services since established in 2013. The department has 25 well-trained fire-fighters who are Trainers/teachers and have successfully trained 20 Somali Police fire-fighters, 9 Jowhar District fire-fighters and 7Abudwak District fire-fighters. The action will directly benefit the department in increasedequipment and institutional capacity building. Therefore, the closest beneficiary of the project isthe enhancement of the department’s skills, knowledge and capacity to effectively and efficientlyrespond to emergency incidents in a growing urbanizing city. The action will support expansionof services to two zones to enable for 24/7 access to emergency response.

1.3.     SUMMARY OF PROJECT DESCRIOTION AND ACTIVITIES

PROJECT TITLE SUPPORT TO BRA MOGADISHU
MUNICIPALITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
FUNDING AGENCY EUROPEAN COMMISSION
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY BENADIR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION

 

PROJECT LOCATION MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
TARGET GROUP ·        BRA – Mogadishu Municipality

·        Mogadishu Residents

·        Other Emergency service providers

PROJECT DURATION 12 MONTHS
 

 

 

PROJECT VISION

OVERALL OBJECTIVE:To enhance the emergency management capacity of Benadir Regional Administration/Mogadishu Municipality (BRA/MM)
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

1.     Strengthen emergency response and coordination capacity of BRA/MM

2.     Establish and strengthen two emergency centers in two zones of BRA/MM

PROJECT EXPACTED RESULTS
SO 1 Result 1: Emergency Response Plans developed and disseminated
SO 1 Result 2: Project effectively managed.
SO 2 Result 1: Emergency response equipment purchased for two centers
SO2 Result 2: Emergency staff trained.
PROJECT PLANED ACTIVITIES
 

 

SO 1 RESULT 1:

1.      Recruitment of programme manager/emergency response specialist
2.      Establishment and strengthening of emergency response coordination mechanism
3.      Development of emergency response plan
 

SO 1 RESULT 2:

1.      Recruitment/deployment of staff
2.      Facilitation of project evaluation and audit
3.      Development and implementation of communication and visibility plan
SO 2 RESULT 1: 1.      Purchase of 3 Fire trucks, 3 ambulances and 3 water tanker truck
SO 2 RESULT 2: 1.      Training of firefighting staff

PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION

The main aim of the evaluation is to determine the relevance and fulfillment of the project objectives, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. To make sure the assessment should be as possible as systematic and objective of the above mentioned project’s design, implementation strategies and achieved results.

The final evaluation report is required to focus, discuss, states conclusion and recommendation on the following issues;

  • EFFECTIVENESS: To which degree did the activities meet the objectives and results set out in the project – outlined in the logical framework)?
  • MATCHING NEEDS: Did the project’s activities meet relevant needs of the beneficiaries?
  • RELEVANCE: Was the project designed in a way that is relevant to reach its goals?
  • EFFICIENCY: Was the project run in an efficient way?
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Are the results achieved so far sustainable?
  • INTERNAL COHERENCE: Were the result indicators and their means of verification adequate? What possibleadjustments would the consultants recommend?
  • IMPACT AND SPILLOVER: Where there any unforeseen positive/negative effects of the activities?
  • LESSON LEARNED:Identify lessons learned and provide recommendations.

Further, the evaluator will be provided all necessary project documents;

  • Project Contract Agreement
  • Interim and progress Reports.
  • Financial reports
  • Visibility material
  • Other documents produced during the implementation of the project
  • METHODOLOGY OF THE EVALUATION

The consultant is required to conduct desk review – study all the project documents, progress reports, procurement process and financial reports; also, he/she should visit the field; ensure the purchased vehicles, materials and hired project management and staff.

Further, the consultant should be interviewed by the following stakeholders;Project Management, and beneficiaries.

  • DELIVERABLES

The consultant is required to submit all deliverables to the BRA Authority and European Commission office in Mogadishu; three hard copies and e-mails. The expected deliverables are;

  1. An inception report stating the planned methodology, and evaluation timetable. It should be submitted within the first week
  2. Mid-term evaluation report
  3. A final Evaluation Report should be submitted at the end of the evaluation period. The evaluation report should state; analysis of the findings accordingly, conclusion, recommendations and lesson learned.
  • EVALUATION PERIOD

The planned mission will be four weeks. The tentative schedule is as follows;

Week 1:                     Prepare and submit inception paper, carryout desk review of project documents; contract agreement, general conditions, description of actions, interim and final reports and expenditure reports.

WEEK 2 AND 3:         Conduct interviews with the selected stakeholder; partners – BRA-Mogadishu Municipality Management and direct and indirect beneficiaries. Also, the evaluators should carryout field visit; verify all purchased machineries and office equipment and materials.

WEEK 4:                      Drafting of Final Evaluation Report and hold presentation for the concerning stakeholders.

  • EVALUATION CRITERIA

The Evaluation Team is should have the following criteria:

  • The team Leader should have extensive experience on similar evaluations of social projects in the field of capacity building, emergencies, and developments projects
  • Have extensive experience in conducting external evaluations in the context of cooperation for development and a proven record delivering professional results.
  • Have sound knowledge of evaluation and data-collection methods.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in Arabic and English.
  • Have previous proven working experience in Somalia
  • Have process management skills, such as facilitation skills
  1. PAYMENTS

This assignment has a thirty-day timeframe and as such payment will be made in 2 installments: 50% at the commencement of the activities encompassing the TOR under Contract and  (50%), once the entire assignment has been fully executed.

HOW TO APPLY

All interested candidates are requested to submit through email their expression of interest by  bra.recur.office@gmail.comwith the subject ref; A(2018)327856-MPPV to Municipality  of Mogadishu. The interested applicants should submit; evaluators’ profile and  CVs.


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