Terms of Reference (TOR) Consultancy for Independent Third-Party Monitoring BMZ Mogadishu third party monitoring in Deynile and Kahda Districts, Banadir region
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Consultancy for Independent Third-Party Monitoring
BMZ Mogadishu third party monitoring in Deynile and Kahda Districts, Banadir region
Location: Mogadishu-Deynile And Kaxdam
Application Deadline: 23rd November-19 at 10:00AM.
Send documents To: CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.
For over 100 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.
Save the Children has worked in Somalia since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somalia. From the early 1970s save the children has provided emergency assistance when the needs demand. Each year, about 650,000 children benefit from our longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.
We believe that the provision of basic social services in education, health and protection and the strengthening of government capacity to deliver these, along with a concerted effort to work with communities and children to promote their rights, are all central to what we call resilience.
The BMZ project aims to build the resilience of the most vulnerable households in Deynile and Kahda districts, prioritizing internally displaced persons (IDPs) (both existing and newly displaced), as well as returnee households. The project started in September 2017, progress towards achieving key milestones was made except for some challenges in the initial two months of implementation.
Although the project is implementing by directly by Save the Children, it is done in close collaboration with the community, private sector and the Government to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project. The project works with the district level government authorities including district commissioners, in project implementation from beneficiary identification to throughout the project life cycle. At regional and national level, the project undertakes strategic interventions through capacity building and support with the ministry of labour and social affairs. These includes development of new TVET frameworks, strengthening government capacity to design, develop, manage and monitor TVET programs and contribution to the establishment of a national social protection mechanism. At the district and national government level, SCI works with relevant water departments to ensure that they have the necessary capacity to support sustainability of WASH services. Capacity building normally includes the involvement of key staff from government departments throughout the project life cycle from selection, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and learning. The project has the following specific objectives:
Specific Objective 1: Promotion of alternative income generating opportunities for vulnerable groups
Specific Objective 2: Improved access to market-driven technical skills building for young men and women
Specific Objective 3: Strengthened social protection for vulnerable populations
Specific Objective 4: Improved access to and sustainability of WASH systems and structures
To improve the accountability of the program a third-party monitor will be contracted to monitor the project progress and also to ensure whether the project implementation is in line with SCI accountability strategy.
To complete independent monitoring of BMZ project in Deynile and Kaxda districts in order to enhance program quality and accountability to beneficiaries
Scope of work
Food Security and Livelihood
A: Beneficiary selection
- Hold interviews with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and other stakeholders to document the beneficiary selection process specifically community participation including women and marginalized groups in the selection and verification of beneficiaries.
- Document the process of selecting beneficiaries, community committees and establish the role of the committee members and SCI staff in the selection and verification of project beneficiaries.
- Assess the appropriateness of the targeting criteria, the extent to which it was followed and overall fairness of the process.
- Identify if there were any shortcomings in the process of payment or diversion of assistance. Diversion of cash through voluntary or involuntary taxation or forced contribution should be properly scrutinised and reported.
- Determine how the targeted communities have benefited from the unconditional cash transfers and income generating activities (IGA) intervention in their respective communities.
B: Mobile cash transfer system:
- Determine how targeted project beneficiaries have benefited from the mobile cash transfer system in which they’ve received their unconditional cash transfer
- Gather general feedback from project beneficiaries between the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile cash transfer delivery system.
- Document the beneficiaries’ satisfaction on the quality of the mobile handsets provided
B: Information sharing
- Assess the extent in which the beneficiaries are informed and aware of key project information such as project objectives, activities, timelines, entitlement, number of cash payments, expected results and targeted beneficiaries and criteria for selecting beneficiaries.
- Establish whether beneficiaries have been informed and are aware about opportunities/activities in which they can participate.
- Establish whether there is information that beneficiaries would like to have about the project and its implementation but not they are not getting.
C: Complaint and response mechanisms: –
- Establish beneficiaries’ awareness of mechanisms through which they can give feedback or make complaints to SC. (how to complain or raise concerns about activities, what they can people complain about, who can complain to, how and where they can complain and issues of confidentiality).
- Assess the acceptance and level of confidence that beneficiaries have in the existing SC complaints response mechanisms
- Generate ideas for improving the existing complaint handling mechanism
- Generate Information about how beneficiaries including children would like to/ are participating in the project implementation.
E: Project results integration
- Identify and Document evidence of project integration between the cash programming health,
- Map out the proximity of FSL targeted villages to WASH services of the same project
- Organize meeting with the respective village’s community structures to see if there is an overlap among SC programs/projects going on in the project supported areas.
- Collect qualitative data on the impact of the program including case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of children
- Assess the impact of the IGA interventions in contributing to reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people in Shebelle-IDP-camp, especially women and children in Mogadishu, through integrated measures
- To document unintended impact of the project (Negative and Positive Impacts)
- Find out the % of the target population with acceptable Food Consumption Score (FCS)
- Assess the Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS)
- Assess the household reducing Coping Strategy Index
- Find out how much the cash transfer (IGA and UCT) contributed to children’s access to education
The following outputs are expected of the consultant
- Detailed methodology and data tools
- The field monitoring reports of no more than 10 pages summarizing findings of the field monitoring and recommendations.
- A set of pictures with GPS coordinates taken during the monitoring exercise shall be appended separately. Pictures must show supported facilities, beneficiaries receiving services, SC branding and all other information that depicts the quality of services being offered
- Two to three case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of children
Management and logistics
- The consultant will be supervised by the area MEAL manager with support of national MEAL manager
- The consultant will be responsible for organizing logistical issues with limited facilitation from SCI and as per the consultancy agreement.
Duration of Assignment
This assignment will take 10 working days in Mogadishu inclusive of any travels and Fridays.
Key selection criteria
- Post graduate qualifications (MA level) in social science, particularly economics, agriculture, food security, entrepreneurship or related fields
- Proven experience in conducting quality project Monitoring and Evaluation particularly on child rights related projects.
- Proven experience in Cash programming, small business start ups
- Experience in applying participatory tools especially when interviewing/collecting information from children
- Knowledge of Save the Children and its internal processes will be beneficial but is not essential
- Knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural context of Somali people will be an asset.
- Payment will be in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown as submitted through the proposal, and invoices will be expected from the consultant prior to payment
7.0 Application Process. See annex B
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit;
- Technical and financial proposals with detailed work plan
- similar contracts –signed and stamped copies
- Firm/individual CVS
Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email body “Deynile and Kahda Districts BMZ third party monitoring”. Deadline for submission is 23rd November 2019
- Annex B: Expression of interest Form (EoIs)
- Description: (third party monitoring)
- Closing date for submission of EoIs: 23rd November 2019,
|Section A. General Information|
|First Name:||Last Name:|
|Country:||Contact Phone: (+Area Code)|
|Email address (mandatory):||
(Please tick one)
less than 10 staff
More than 10 staff
|If Private company or Other, Who will be main Lead for this call?|
|Kindly indicate the source of information for this EoI call:|
|Section B: State Qualifications & Prior experience|
|What are your skills and experience in the proposed area?
(if proposing working as a team, please clearly state the competencies of each team member to be involved in this research, evaluation or baseline survey) (max. 250 words)
|Please indicate 5 third party monitoring or program evaluations you have undertaken in the last 3 years, explaining what type of services you provided (submit copies as well).|
|Organisation to which services were provided||Value of programme evaluated/third party monitoirng in US$||Year||Services offered e.g. Final Evaluation, Mid-term evaluation/third party monitoring etc.|
|Section C : Methodology to Address the Research/Evaluation/third party monitoring/Survey Requirement|
|Briefly explain the evaluation design you will adopt based on the key questions from the ToRs (Maximum 500 words) (Please make sure that the proposed design addresses the Evaluation Criteria as specified in ToR)|
|Based on the proposed methodology, kindly indicate the estimated no. of days’ planned for Primary data collection and/or related secondary data from target area mentioned in ToR.|
|Type of Data collection||No of Days Required||Responsibility
PI/ enumerators only/ both
|i) Primary data collection from target area|
|ii) Secondary data collection|
|Kindly describe how you will consider Gender and Child participation during the assessment (250 words)|
|Please indicate in country support required from Save the Children Country Office to deliver the ToR? (150 words)|
|Section D: Proposed Budget/Costs (with budget justification)|
|What is your Institutional support cost:
In US$/Per day
|What is proposed Total Budget
|(Please note that Save the Children will only cover the cost of flights (at economy class rate) and in-country standard accommodation (bed and breakfast only)|
|Section E: EoI Submission details:|
|Please mention the name and contact details of the person submitting the proposal
Name : Email Address:
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