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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV) TRAINING SESSIONS ENDLINE ASSESSMENT – Baidoa, Somalia

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Invitaton to Bid for Consultancy: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV) TRAINING SESSIONS ENDLINE ASSESSMENT

Type of Service

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV)

TRAINING SESSIONS ENDLINE ASSESSMENT

Location: Baidoa, Somalia

Send documents to

 CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org

Deadline

24th November 2020 at 10.00am

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Title of Consultancy

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV)

TRAINING SESSIONS ENDLINE ASSESSMENT

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SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children – Baidoa Office

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Period of Consultancy

20 working days

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Consultant type required

Firm/Individual

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Responsibility for Logistics

The consultant will cover his/her travel arrangement

arrangements and Costs

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Taxation Provisions

Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line

with the local Tax regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office namedabove

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Travel requirements

Consultant cover all his/her Travel costs

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Security requirements

Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures,

including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel toSomalia

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Qualification and Experience

Graduate or Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. Social

Sciences, Development, Education);

Proven track record and experience in PWV, child protection,  childrights and child participation;

Gender and disability sensitive;

Good organizer and communicator;

Comfortable working with children;

Good capacity and experience in use of participatory and child friendly methodologies and tools;

Previous  experience  in  supporting  and/or  conducting  evaluations  ofparenting and/or child resilience programmes.

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Evaluation Criteria

Compliance with Consultancy requirement

Provision of required information & documents; responsiveness to ToR’sConsultant ExperienceQualifications and general experience of the individual/teamProven specific experience in performing similar assignments especially inSomalia.Adequacy of Work Plan & MethodologyMethodology and techniques to be applied well stipulatedClear description of tasks in their Scope of WorkBidder’s Price QuotationPage  

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Application Procedure

Interested   consultants   should   submit   their   applications   via   email   to css.logistics@savethechildren.org The  applications  should  be  submitted  in  PDF  format  as  one  document comprising:

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Submit a Technical Proposal that clearly explains the proposed

methodology/ approach to conduct the assignment;

2.

Submit a detailed budget for the various activities of this

assignment;

3.

Submit an activity plan – detailing the timeline for each activity.

4.

Submit relevant signed and stamped contracts of past similar

works (child resilience and PWV training evaluations)

5.

Submit CV of the Technical lead consultant

Applicants should also indicate the date they are available to start working on

the consultancy

All applications MUST be submitted on or before the closing date below to be

considered for the assignment.

Closing date for ApplicationsInterested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided below on or before 24th November 2020 at 10.00am Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.

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Terms of Reference (ToR)

Complete ToR with details appended below attached herewith as   Annex 1.

  Purpose of the consultancy,

  Introduction of the project,

  Background of the consultancy,

  Objectives of the consultancy,

  Proposed methodology and approach,

Scope of work,

  Key deliverables / outputs

Activity timelines

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV) TRAINING SESSIONS ENDLINE ASSESSMENT

FOR MFA HUM AND DANIDA LOT HUM PROJECTS IN BAIDOA, SOMALIA

Location: Baidoa

Send documents To: CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org

INTRODUCTION TO PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE COMMON APPROACH

Save the Children, as a leading global child rights organization, has developed organization wide common approaches to address some of the biggest problem’s children face around the world. A common approach is Save the Children’s best understanding of how to solve a particular problem for children. It is based on evidence, it can be adapted to work in multiple contexts and also replicated in different countries. Common approaches will help us raise the quality of our work. While a common approach has a comprehensive set of tools and guidance for addressing a particular problem, country offices can adapt, learn and refine these tools to find best solutions to their own context.

The Parenting without Violence (PwV) common approach is designed as a universal preventative program for use in development and humanitarian contexts to prevent physical and humiliating punishment of children and to improve positive parenting capacities of fathers, mothers, and female and male caregivers of girls and boys of all ages. PwV works with caregivers, communities and children to transform harmful and discriminatory gender norms, power dynamics and accepted practices that drive violence in the home environment. Specifically, PwV works by improving caregivers’ capacity in positive parenting, improving caregiver-child relationship, building children confidence to express their views at home, and challenge norms, gender and power dynamics behind discriminatory parenting. Located in socio-ecological framework PwV focusses on the child as an active citizen within the context of family, community and society. PwV has four components, namely: 1) providing caregivers with knowledge and skills to parent positively without resorting to violence, 2) empowering children as an active citizen in their family and community, 3) supporting communities to willfully and ably protect boys and girls from violence and 4) strengthening equitable and gender-sensitive child protection systems. As a result, the parenting without violence common approach supports the realization of Save the Children’s BE PROTECTED breakthrough that, by 2030, violence against children is no longer tolerated. It also supports the realization of several UNCRC articles, including Article 19 on the protection of children from abuse and neglect as well as SDF 16.2 on ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PWV IN BAIDOA

Save the Children is implementing two projects one with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) funded “Breaking barriers and increasing access” – Inclusive support for basic food security needs and child protection for drought and conflict affected families and children in Baidoa, Somalia The project aims to support Drought and conflict affected children and their families, incl. children and PwD, are protected and their wellbeing and resilience is enhanced through appropriate CT, CP and capacity strengthening interventions. The project is implemented for 18 months, starting on 1 April, 2020 and ending on 30 September, 2021. and it integrates food security & livelihoods support and child protection. 1,400 vulnerable households (HHs) were identified by community committees consisting members from Village Relief Committees (VRC) and Child Welfare

Committees (CWC) by using a specific targeting criterion and a cash transfer (CT) via mobile phone have been provided to the beneficiary HHs for a period of eight months. In addition, the project has conducted awareness raising on child feeding, appropriate care practices and prevention and response to violence and abuse. Running of 5 Child Friendly Spaces in 5 IDP camps are also supported and case management support for vulnerable children and their families to address different child protection concerns provided.

Some of the CT beneficiaries have been part of the PwV Programme and parents and caregivers have participated in 10 structured positive parenting group sessions while at least one child from the same beneficiary HHs have participated in 9 structured children’s groups sessions. Both caregivers and children have also participated in two adult-child interaction sessions. In total, four positive parenting groups (in 4 IDP camps) have been formed and each group has had 25 participants. The groups have been mixed with more female participants than male ones. There have been equally 5 children’s groups with equal participation of girls and boys aged 10-14-year-old. The sessions were conducted once in a week from oct to nov,2020 and were facilitated by trained community mentors and facilitators and supported and monitored by trained Save the Children staff. Pre- and post-assessments were conducted both for caregivers and for children before starting the session and in the end by using questioners from the PW toolkit.

The other project is Danida Lot Hum integrated child protection and education project funded by Save the children Denmark implement Displaced and host community girls and boys and young women and men in Baidoa are more resilient. The project is implemented by save the children and local partner organization by the Somali children welfare and right watch(SCWRW) and in total the projects supports 13 schools(6 IDP schools and 7 host communities) and its four year projects started 2018 and will end Dec 2021.some of the key activities of the projects are direct case management support vulnerable school going children both in IDPs/host communities,Organise awareness campaigns among communities and the public at large on prevention and response to key child protection issues including GBV, CP, GE, child labour, CAFAC, case management support to children with protection concerns and survivors of gender based violence, dignity kits, hygiene and sanitation kits with washing powder, anti-bacterial all-purpose cleaners, soap, handwashing facilities in most appropriate activities and parenting without violence workshop for children and their children. Out of the thirteen (13) schools supported by the project 5 IDPS schools will be participating parenting without violence. A total of 100 children and parents from the five IDP camps will participating PWV Programme workshop for a period of two months.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSESSMENT

The Endline assessment aims to assess the effectiveness of the various components of the PwV programme (specifically positive parenting group sessions, children’s group sessions and community engagement), and to better understand how different components interact to produce positive or negative outcomes. In particular, it will gather data to understand the effect of the programme on caregivers’ parenting practices and on the related community norms as well as effects on caregiver-children relationships and children’s resilience and confidence. With careful attention to ethical consideration, the Endline assessment will also capture children’s experiences of parenting practices by male and female caregivers, including use of physical and humiliating punishment in the home. This is the first time when PwV has been piloted in Somalia in such a challenging environment and the key purpose is therefore to learn from successes and challenges in order to improve the use of this common approach in the future.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

To provide reliable information to be able to determine the extent to which the tested programme reduced physical and humiliating punishment of children in the home.

Understand the overall parenting practices in the targeted areas and differences between female and male caregivers’ practices and roles and responsibilities in parenting.

Understand the challenges and opportunities in supporting

female and male caregivers to practice positive and violence free parenting.

Understand if the programme has improved relationships

between parents/caregivers and children (gender disaggregated data to be captured; i.e. relationship between female caregivers and girls/boys and relationship between male caregivers and girls/boys).

Generate evidence, which will be shared with the project team,

and the community.

Understand how the integration of CT support and PwV

programme has worked and if it has provided any additional value to the beneficiaries.

Understand to what extend the implementation of the

programme has been gender sensitive and how the gender sensitivity could be improved.

Collect case studies both from parents/caregivers and children on how they have put the learnings into practice.

Provide recommendations to the project team how the programme could be improved in order for it to be more relevant and efficient to parents/caregivers and children.

Provide recommendations to the project team how to improve the monitoring and quality of implementation of the PwV programme.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Qualitative and quantitative data with children, caregivers, key informants, and programme implementers will be collected. In total, we anticipate the use of seven data collection tools: 1) Caregiver Survey; 2) Child Survey; 3) Norms Case Study Survey; 4) Key Informant Interviews; 5) Focus Groups discussions with parents/caregivers; 6) Focus Groups Discussions with girls and boys by using child-friendly methodologies; 7) Focus Groups Discussions with community implementers and programme designers; and 8) Secondary Data review.

SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will carry out the following specific activities for the consultancy.

Develop a detailed work plan for the study.

Produce an inception report demonstrating his/her capacity to handle the consultancy by explicitly explaining his/her understanding of the TOR that he/she deems sufficient serve the study purpose. The inception report should exhaustively cover the proposed design and methodology, analysis plan, suggested final report format among others. It should also include review and analysis of secondary data (including analysis of pre- and post-questioners collected from parents/caregivers and children) and review of data collection tools provided by SCI.

Conduct training of enumerators and FGD and KII facilitators in line with field data collection plan and tools.

Based on the proposed and reviewed field plan, conduct field data collection.

Analyse primary collected data in line with the study objectives and questions and draft a report accordingly.

Upon satisfactory review of the draft report by SCI REALM and child protection staff, the consultant will present the report findings at the PwV Adaptation Workshop.

Respond to report queries and comments and submission of a final report.

A full report with main text should be of maximum 30 pages excluding cover page, table of contents, abbreviations, executive summary and annexes. References should be fully cited. The analytical reports of the findings should be presented in a qualitative format supported by quantitative charts and tables. The report should as a minimum include the following elements:

Front page with the title of the evaluation, SC name, date and authors of the report o Table of contents

o List of abbreviations used

o Executive summary (3-4 pages) that presents the key points of the different sections

Background and description

Objectives and the intended use of the evaluation o Methodology and limitations of the evaluation

o Findings

o Conclusions

o Recommendations o Relevant annexes

PROPOSED TIMELINE

The consultant will be expected to complete the assignment in utmost 20 consultancy days. The assignment should be finalized by mid-December 2020.

ETHICS AND CHILD SAFEGUARDING

The consultant is obliged to conduct the research in an ethical manner making sure children are safe at all times. The consultant should seek the views of various stakeholders, including children. Efforts should be made to make the research process child-centred and sensitive to gender and inclusion. The consultant must respect the rights and dignity of participants as well as comply with relevant ethical standards and SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. The research must ensure a voluntary, safe and non-discriminatory participation and a process of free and un-coerced consent. Informed consent of each person (including children) participating in data collection should be documented.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Graduate or Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. Social Sciences, Development, Education);

Proven track record and experience in PWV, child protection,  child rights and child participation;

Gender and disability sensitive;

Good organizer and communicator;

Comfortable working with children;

Good capacity and experience in use of participatory and child friendly methodologies and tools;

Previous experience in supporting and/or conducting evaluations of parenting and/or child resilience programmes.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Submit a Technical Proposal that clearly explains the proposed methodology/ approach to conduct the assignment;

Submit a detailed budget for the various activities of this assignment;

Submit an activity plan – detailing the timeline for each activity.

Submit relevant signed and stamped contracts of past similar works (child resilience and PWV training evaluations)

Submit CV of the Technical lead consultant

Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email body “PARENTING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (PwV) ENDLINE ASSESSMENT IN BAIDOA. Deadline for submission is 24th November 2020 at 10:00AM

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