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Request of Proposal and ToR for Consultancy to conduct Baseline Survey of SOS Emergency Response Project – Somaliland

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1           Context and rationale

1.1          About SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages is a global federation of 136 national SOS Children’s Villages associations, working in more than 2000 programme locations worldwide. We work together with a single vision: every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is part of SOS Children’s Villages International, the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS in Somaliland Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Village in Somaliland is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is not for profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan and which has been in existence since 1999.

SOS Children’s Village in Somaliland is committed to the welfare of children who lost parental care or at risk of losing parental care – often ensuring that children grow up in a loving family environment, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect, and upholds child protection policy as part of their commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. Uniquely, we provide long-term, family-like care for children who have lost parental care (alternative care service), and we work with vulnerable families and communities to help strengthen them and prevent family separation (family strengthening service, FS). SOS alternative care is usually organised in the form of a cluster of SOS families, where each SOS parent cares for small group of children.

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Somaliland in 1999 and it started first operations in Sahil region. Currently, SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland implements programs ranging from child care, child protection, youth empowerment and participation, education and emergency interventions. SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is operational in three regions of Somaliland: Awdal, Marodi-jeh and Sahil, and it had a good relationship with many stakeholders, including government institutions, local authorities at national, regional and district levels, INGOs, LNGOs and local communities, as well as other CSOs who are in and out of the operational area.

1.2          Description of project locations and context

Somaliland is one of the Least Developed Countries (LCD) in the world. Over half of the population lives below the UN poverty line and has one of the highest youth unemployment rates where two out of three young people below the age 35 years are unemployed.

Somaliland has faced consecutive droughts in the past 5 years and the cyclone that hit in mid-2018 affected severely the livelihoods of the people living in the coastal area of Sahil and Awdal regions. With this protracted draughts as well as the effects of the cyclone, pastoralist and agro-pastoralist families lost their livestock, agricultural plots and shelter, and as a result of this, moved to urban areas. In addition, children under 5 years represent more than one-quarter of all those affected and are the most at risk of malnutrition and water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) related illnesses and other childhood diseases.

SOS Children’s villages in partnership with Dutch relief alliance (DRA) is implementing the Somali joint Response Programme (SOMJR) 2022 which will be operating in Marodi-Jeh, Sahil, Awdal and Togdher Regions, targeting the most vulnerable households, focusing on the following sectors and modalities: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and livelihood (Agricultural and Fisheries production, Food Distribution, IGA)   Multipurpose Cash (MPC) and Protection. The project duration will be from January 2022 up to December 2022

1.3          Rationale and overall objective of the baseline study

The baseline study is to analyse the situation prior to the project implementation in the following study areas: Maroodi-Jeh Region (Malowle IDP, Qalah IDP, Nasahablod C IDP, Balligubadle District and Salahley District), Sahil Region (MandheraIDP), Awdal Region (Borana town and Dila district) and Togdher region (Durdur IDP Camp-Burao) to provide baseline information against the indicators and become a benchmark for the project implementation.

This study is expected to meet the following objectives:

  • Create deep understanding of the magnitude and root causes of Social Problems and natural hazards of the study locations.
  • Provide information on the socio-economic status (e.g. Poverty rates, Demographic data, and Marginalized groups).
  • Assess the current situation of targeted vulnerable households to identify their basic needs, livelihood gaps and protection concerns in the following areas; Hygiene, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Resilience of the community, level of Gender Basic Violence (GBV), Agricultural practices, Fishing, and level of food consumptions.

Specific Objectives related to Emergency Response:

  • Identify Food Security data including number, type and quality of meals per day in the target location?
  • What were the sources of families’ food and income?
  • Were the families’ consuming diverse food/dietary to be well nourished?
  • Analyse the impact of food insecurity on the population’s nutritional status?
  • Assess level of disaster Risk Reduction initiatives and community coping strategies in the communities and how effective they are to lead recovery?
  • Identify effects of external shocks faced by the communities and their impact to their livelihoods (e.g. harvest, livestock, and pasture)?
  • What are the main water sources in the target locations?
  • Do the families have access to water and sanitation facilities?
  • How much water is available per person per day?
  • What are the sanitation practices (defecation, waste management and personal sanitation) in the community?
  • What are the current or threatened water- and sanitation-related diseases?
  • What are the protection concerns in the community?
  • What special security risks exist for women and girls?
  • How is the market access of fishery production in target areas?
  • How is the level of agricultural production in the target communities?
  • Identify recreational playgrounds (e.g. Child-Friendly Spaces) for children in the study area?

2           GENERAL INFORMATION ON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The bidders are welcome to submit their proposal fora baseline study in Marodi-Jeh, Sahil, Togdher and Awdal regions in Somaliland. This bid is open to all national and international suppliers (independent consultants or companies) who are legally constituted and can provide the requested services. The bidder shall bear all costs of the bid; costs of a proposal cannot be included as a direct cost of the assignment. The proposal and all supplementary documents have to be submitted in English. Financial bid needs to be stated in USD. 

2.1          Process of Submission of Bids

To facilitate the submission of proposals, the submission duly stamped and signed can be done electronically in PDF format and sent to hr@sos-somaliland.org Electronic submissions preferred.

The titles of submitted documents should clearly state “Technical proposal for baseline study in Marodi-Jeh, Sahil, Togdher and Awdal by the company/consultant title” and “Financial Proposal for baseline study in Marodi-Jeh, Sahil, Togdher and Awdal by the company/consultant title”. Please make sure that the technical and financial proposals are handed in separately (financial proposal to be submitted in a separate PDF file). During the process of evaluation, technical bids will be opened and evaluated first. The financial part of those proposals, which are shortlisted after evaluation of the technical proposal, will be opened in a second step.

2.      Documents to submit

2.2          Bid submission / identification form

  • Previous experience format
  • Price schedule form (to be sealed in a closed envelope or a separate PDF file)
  • Technical proposal
  • CVs of the research team member(s) including current geographical location(s)
  • Three references (at least two of them must be familiar with your work)
  • An example of a recent/relevant evaluation report (if available for public use)

2.3          Deadline for submission

The proposal has to be received by latest on 20/01/2022, by the end of the day. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Baseline ToR ERP 2022

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