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Terms of Reference for Consultancy to Identify and Assess the Capacity of DKH Somalia Potential Partners for the ToGETHER Programme

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Terms of Reference for Consultancy to Identify and Assess the Capacity of DKH Somalia Potential Partners for the ToGETHER Programme.

1.0 Introduction

Diakonie Katastrophenhile is an International Non-Governmental Organization that works in Somalia since 1992 supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid to internally displaced women, men, girls and boys through local partner organizations. DKH provides humanitarian aid worldwide supporting communities affected by natural disasters, war and displacement and are not able to cope on their own in the emergency. DKH has a main office in Mogadishu tasked mainly with project monitoring and reporting of projects in Somalia. These projects are in the sectors of Shelter, Food security, Livelihoods and Markets, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

2.0 Project Overview

The humanitarian system seeks adequate answers to the immense and constantly growing humanitarian needs. The Grand Bargain negotiated at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) between international donors, UN agencies and NGO networks to increase the efficiency of humanitarian assistance by focusing on Localization of humanitarian aid. Localization serves the overarching objective of increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the humanitarian aid system with the active involvement of those affected. As part of the local civil society, local actors are usually the first responders after a shock. Effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action can be improved through local knowledge, trust and other complimentary capacities, giving local actors an increasingly important role. While local and national humanitarian organizations provide an important work, they often still function as mere implementers of strategic and operational decisions taken by international humanitarian organizations.

In the spirit of localizing humanitarian aid, Diakonie Katastrophenhile (DKH) in a consortium with Welthungerhilfe, Caritas Germany and Malteser International through funding from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO/AA) are planning to join forces with 40 Local Humanitarian Partners (LHPs) across 8 Countries (5 in each Country, including Somalia) in the ToGETHER Programme Towards Greater Effectiveness and Timeliness in Humanitarian Emergency Response. The programme seeks to create a space for the LHPs to realize their potential as leading local actors in humanitarian response. In keeping with the principle of subsidiarity, the motto here is “as local as possible, as international as necessary”.

The objective of the TOGETHER Programme is to ensure, that the Local Humanitarian Partners of the programme are integrated and take responsibilities and actions in the humanitarian system of their countries for a principled humanitarian assistance. Additionally, the

Localization Programme is resulting in a stronger contribution of the organizations and their partners to the international policy discussion on strengthening the role of local and national humanitarian organizations.

3.0 Purpose & Objective of the Consultancy

The Primary Objective of the Consultancy is to identify and assess the organizational capacity of prospective and current program implementing partners of DKH in Somalia as well as partners from abovementioned consortium partners. The successful Consultancy will ensure efficient, quality, and timely delivery of the respective Assessment Reports inclusive of Capacity Development Plans for all the assessed organizations for the ToGETHER Programme – Towards Greater Effectiveness and Timeliness in Humanitarian Emergency Response.

3.10 Specific objectives:

Together with country Program Unit (CPU), identify and assess the capacities of Local Humanitarian Partners (LHPs) for the ToGETHER Programme in Somalia

Conduct a partnership and capacity assessment of selected LHPs based broadly on the following domains; administration, human resources management, financial management, organizational management, program and MEAL management and Quality and Accountability standards in place among other considerations as detailed in the DKH partner assessment tool and in accordance with the priorities identified by the partners.

For current implementing partners, verify and document progress made in line with the previous partner assessment findings and recommendations.

Assess the technical capabilities of the selected organizations to provide quality services and document mechanisms put in place to ensure continuous quality assurance/improvement including outcome monitoring.

Adopt a Two-Way assessment model where the prospective partners have the opportunity to give feedback to DKH.

Based on the findings, compile assessment report with recommendations and capacity development plan, developed in close cooperation with the CPU, the Regional Program Coordinator and the PMU/ Consortium lead Welthungerhilfe for each of the assessed LHP.

4.0 Methodology

Use both quantitative and qualitative participatory methodologies targeting internal and external stakeholders such as LHP staff, cluster leads, NGO consortium, Government, Board members, Management staff, service users, and community leaders.

Conduct spot checks, Field visits and review organization systems appropriate and provide supporting documentation for each of the assessed domain where applicable.

5.0 Expected deliverables

An inception report (max. 10 pages) detailing interpretation of the ToR, plan of action, timeline, and budget for conducting the assignment.

Draft Assessment Reports inclusive of capacity development plan for each of the assessed LHPs

Final Assessment Reports.

6.0 Time Frame

The Partner identification and Capacity Assessment should be completed within a maximum of 45 working days from the date of commencement of the task.

7.0 Qualifications for submission of Expression of Interest

Firms/Individuals with qualifications and experience preferably in Humanitarian field

Demonstrated experience in leading the design, execution, and/or management of multi-sectoral development programs in non-for-profit sector.

Team with diverse skills, experience and capabilities of partner assessment in fragile contexts.

Ability to integrate different knowledge, experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical teams through adapting facilitation techniques.

Working knowledge of systems approach towards delivery of integrated, comprehensive and disability inclusive programs.

Capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent technically sound reports.

Knowledge of and first working experience in localized approaches is an asset

Excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills paying close attention to detail in all tasks, integrity and professional discretion. ·

9.0 Application requirements

Interested applicants should submit the following documentation:

Technical and detailed proposal (both narrative and financial) demonstrating clear understanding and interpretation of the ToR towards addressing the scope of work.

Cover letter stating your motivation to undertake the assignment.

Up-to-date CVs of the team reflecting relevant experiences and qualifications.

At least three key reference contacts for most recent relevant work undertaken, preferable in partnership assessment, capacity building, organizational development.

10.0 Application procedures:

You are requested to submit your Technical, including detailed work plan and Financial proposals including VAT and any other relevant supporting documentation via email: HYPERLINK “mailto:recruitment.som@diakonie-katastrophenhilfe.org” recruitment.som@diakonie-katastrophenhilfe.org by COB 22nd January 2021.

Only short-listed candidates/firms will be contacted.

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