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REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS: A Consultant to conduct a Training on  Kitchen Gardening  in Las’nod.

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REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS: A Consultant to conduct a Training on  Kitchen Gardening  in Las’nod.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a Consultant to conduct a Training on  Kitchen Gardening  in Lasnood.

  1. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

ADRA are seeking a consultant with expertise in agronomic practices to train selected community members on the establishment and management of kitchen gardens in villages within Lasanod district.

  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

The specific objectives of this consultancy are;

  • Train participants on what kitchen gardening is and its importance
  • Train the participants on establishment of various types of kitchen gardens using locally available materials where no space is available
  • Guide the establishment of at least 12 demo gardens in the target villages
  • Recommend the suitable vegetables for kitchen gardens given the prevailing climatic conditions
  • Do a post training follow-up monitoring
  1. SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY

The training will be conducted at the target 12 villages in Lasanod district and other outlying areas covering the target committees. The consultant will lead the whole exercise by addressing the objectives as spelt out and establish demo sites that will be utilized as training centres. The training will be staggered where the consultant will do scoping and establishment of demo sites and do the actual training thereafter ones the demo sites are ready for utilization.

  • EXPECTED CONSULTANCY DELIVERABLES
  • Establishment of demo kitchen gardens – the consultant will establish demo sites at 12 locations as guided by ADRA staff.
  • Training at the target villages – The consultant will give practical training to the participants especially the women in VSLA groups at the established demo site within the villages. Establish the knowledge levels pre and post training for documentation using adult learning methodologies.
  • Draft Report – A draft report for the training covering key findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons for the current and future operations. This will be reviewed by ADRA for initial feedback.
  • Final Report – The final report (max 20 pages, excluding the preliminary pages and annexes), will contain a short executive summary (max 3 pages) and a main body of the report covering the background of the early warning interventions, limitations, findings, conclusions, best practices and recommendations.

The final report will be submitted one week after receipt of the feedback. (One in pdf version and the other in Microsoft word).

  1. METHODOLOGY

The training methodology to be applied should be practical, participatory and functional action oriented providing practical solutions.

  1. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF CONSULTANTS

A qualified consultant is required for the assignment with background in agronomy. The consultant should be experienced in training of nomadic communities and people with low or no academic qualifications.

For the full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org. Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to hr@adrasom.org by 31st March 2020 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’

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