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TERMS OF REFERENCE  FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING CONSULTANT FOR SAFERWORLD’S ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES (ARC) PROGRAMMES IN SOMALIA 

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TERMS OF REFERENCE  FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING CONSULTANT FOR SAFERWORLD’S ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES (ARC) PROGRAMMES IN SOMALIA 

1.0 Background:

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with governments, international, regional and local civil society organisations – especially in fragile contexts – to reduce violent conflict, promote cooperative approaches to security and contribute to long term recovery and stability. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and structures.

Overview of the programme:

Saferworld is implementing the Addressing Root Causes (ARC) programme in Somalia, from 2017 to 2021and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Netherlands. The overall goal of the programme is to reduce root causes of armed conflict, instability or irregular migration.

Together with consortium partner Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC) in Mogadishu and partners, Somali Women Solidarity Organization (SWSO) in Kismayo and Isha Human Rights Organization (IHRO) in Baidoa, Saferworld is implementing the ARC programme ‘Restoring Stable Communities in Somalia’. The programme strengthens the capacity of local civil society groups and communities to research and facilitate broad dialogue across clan and state-society divides about local security issues, provide resources for implementation of joint conflict prevention and community security initiatives, support cross-regional community exchange to share experiences and common security problems; and link community members with existing dispute resolution mechanisms. At the state level, it seeks to re-establish bodies that promote community-responsive policing, acting as a link through which information on security provision is channelled, and form bridges between local, state and national levels. Learning and insights from all levels will be fed upwards through national-level civil society networks, promoting community-focused security provision at national and international levels. Broadly, the programme aims to improve the roles and responsibilities among communities, administrations, police and courts in the three state capitals, in the interest of mutual accountability. This will result in improved state-society relations, especially in the provision of security services, through improved perceptions of safety and security, and practically, a more functional and responsive formal security sector.

The programme seeks to contribute to the following:

Outcome 1: Communities and civil society in Benadir, Jubaland and South West State, including marginalised groups such as women and youth, work together across clan lines to resolve safety and security issues, advocate with relevant authorities for appropriate responses and promote cross-regional cooperation.

Outcome 2: Police and state institutions coordinate, share information, implement inclusive responses to communities’ security needs and are actively engaging with Police Advisory Committees (PACs) to discuss and respond to issues and concerns raised by Community Action Forums (CAFs), resulting in increased citizen-state trust.

Outcome 3: National (FMS and Mogadishu), regional and international policy makers reflect the security needs of local communities, in particular the concerns of women and youth across clan divides, in policies and practices on security in Somalia.

Background and rational for data analysis and reporting consultancy

Why do we need to commission this piece of work?

PACs are established under Outcome Two of the programme. The primary work of the PACs is to oversee security provision through bi-monthly police station visits. PACs in Mogadishu, Baidao and Kismayo visit close to 30 police stations across the three regionsand conductsurvey using standardized checklist that captures information regarding practical elements of policing, with community-driven approaches to security provision. The objective of this consultancy is to analyze the macro data from police monitoring visits and produce a report that displays the current trends in security provision and police conduct in the target locations.

The scope of the Data:

The dataexamines and monitors a number of different criteria related to police responsibilities in Somalia. These include the conditions of detention in a police station, the registration and treatment of detainees and follow-up of cases, conditions of infrastructure and equipment, and compliance with policing regulations. The PACs have been visiting police stations and collecting data twice a month, across all the police stations in Baidoa, Mogadishu and Kismayo and the consultant is expected to analyze and submit report showing the trends over the past three years.

Expected outcome of consultancy for the project

This work will contribute to meeting the target of OutcomeTwo, which is to produce a report on macro data analysis. It will also contribute to the advocacy work of Outcome Three by providing analysis and a broad understanding of the challenges of policeand prison conditions to policy makers both at national and international level.

Saferworld will compile region-by-region macro-data reporton an annual basis in support of advocacy around an institutional reform agenda. If possible, data will be disaggregated by gender and other demographic factors, and analyzed over time to show trends in security provision.

Data format:

The data is in hard copy,Saferworld will scan this data andshare with the consultant who will then   analyze boththe qualitative and quantitative data   using the appropriate data analysis application

2.0 Scope of work:

The assignment includes the following tasks:

2.1 Data Cleaning

The Consultant will:

  • Input data in to spread sheet and produce data file.
  • Review PAC-data collected during the past 24 months and will do thoroughdata cleaning to ensure all data is relevant to and consistent with the forms.
  • Will provide recommendations to improve the quality of future data collection from police visits, based on patterns seen in the data quality through the current dataset

2.2 Data Analysis

The Data consultant will:

  • Construct variables in accordance with international and local definitions. The analyst will produce descriptive statistics to summarize the data set and will use inferential statistics to understand trends.
  • Produce a summary of trends of police conditions including detainee conditions, accountability and the basic human rights.
  • Draw lessons from macro-data and provide suitable recommendations to the police and Somalia federal government and federal member states.

2.3 Dissemination:

The consultant will:

  • Validation workshop: Saferworld will organise a validation workshop and the consultant will be expected to present draft report to the Somalia programme teams and partners to discuss and provide feedback which he/she will incorporate into the final report
  • Final report: after the validation workshop the consultant is expected to produce a report not more than 20 pages in a format shared by Saferworld. This report will be shared with relevant stakeholders including government of Somalia and MFA of Netherlands

3.0 Required skills/ experience:

  • Master’s level degree(s) or equivalent in relevant field
  • Practical experience in data management, analysis and reporting particularly qualitative data analysis
  • Self-organized and ability to meet deadlines.
  • A reliable and effective analyst with extensive experience in writing high quality reports in the sector of peace building and community security in Somalia
  • Excellent literature review skills and knowledge of Somalia context is required

4.0 Proposed timing and Budget:

We expect the work to take 20 working days from 4th June to 25th June 2020

Payment:

Payment will be made in single instalment after completion of assignment and accepted

5.0 Contractual Matters

  • Binding agreements will be drawn in a form of a contract to which this TOR will serve as an annex or addendum. The contract will stipulate all the legal and statutory obligations as required by law and relevant to the two contracting parties.

6.0 Application

Interested candidate/s should submit:

  • Expression of Interest outlining motivation, relevant experience, cost and suitability for the consultancy (max 1 page)
  • A sample of previous work relevant to the assignment
  • CV
  • Contact details for two referees
  • An indicative budget, including details of daily rates. 

A soft copy of the application should be sent to jobs@saferworld.org.uk Your e-mail must have the subject heading indicating ARC Macro-data analyst Somalia.

Deadline for applications is 25 May 2020.

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the first week of June 2020. 

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