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TERMS OF REFERENCE: SMART SURVEY partial consultancy – Adado and Abudwaq districts Somalia

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SOMALIA: Adado and Abudwaq districts.

Type of Service

SMART SURVEY  partial consultancy


Adado and Abudwaq districts.

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23rd September-020


Save the Children has worked in Somalia since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somaliland. From the early 1970s we have provided emergency assistance when the needs demand. Each year, about 650,000 people benefit from our longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.

We believe that the provision of basic social services in education, health, nutrition and protection and the strengthening of government capacity to deliver these, along with a concerted effort to work with communities and children to promote their rights, are all central to what we call resilience.

Save the children will be using external consultant who will lead the overall SMART survey assessments in addition Save the children SMART Survey managers will work with, conduct SMART survey Adado and Abudwaq districts to assess the prevalence of GAM rate and other indicators contributing to nutrition situation of the two districts with the aim of generating quality information for humanitarian actors. 

The SMART survey will be conducted with the aim of filling nutrition information gaps at district level.

With the current “climate crisis” in Somalia, humanitarian situation need constant updates and specifically to ascertain key indicators that can aid in ensuring appropriate response.


The survey was developed using the SMART methodology. ENA software 2020 (January 2020) is used to run all possible analysis expected within a standard SMART survey that includes analysis for standardization test, calculation of samples, selection of clusters and final calculation of wasting both for WHZ score and MUAC.

Sampling: 2 stage Probability proportionate to size sampling will be employed in the survey. The first stage will be selection of cluster and the second will be selection of HH.

Sample size: The sample size will be calculated using ENA January 2020 at district level. Parameters to be used for the survey will be sourced from

Location: The survey will be conducted at district level and depending on access all possible settlements will be included in the sampling frame.

Analysis: Analysis of the anthropometric findings will be analyzed and categorized based on WHO standards 2006. 


Estimate Nutrition status of children <5, retrospective Mortality rate (CMR and U5MR) and factors influencing nutrition status of children in Adado and Abudwaq district. 

3.1 Primary objectives

Estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59

To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months

To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months

To assess the two-week period prevalence of morbidity among children aged 6- 59 months

Estimate mortality rates both CMR and U5MR

To assess household dietary diversity

To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation.


Data collection of the assigned clusters in Dinsoor 

  • Supervision role:

External SMART survey consultant, Save the children MEAL and Nutrition program team will oversee the overall data collection and cleaning from starting from enumerators training quality assurance and generating preliminary report.

The SMART survey consultant will support the technical analysis of data, final report writing and addressing AIM working group quality validation

  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED from the external consultant.
  • Be a holder of university master’s degree in epidemiology, public, or equivalent, with a specific competency in nutrition in humanitarian setting.
  • Previous experiences of nutrition assessments
  • Previous SMART survey delivery (training, data collection, data cleaning, and reporting)
  • Certified SMART methodology
  • Be fluent in English, have adult learning skills, Presentation skills and high organizational skills. Prove of ability to contextualize the training will be an added advantage.

qualified applicants (individuals or firms) are requested to submit their technical proposals and Lead consultant CV to the  CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org by 23rd September 2020.


The minimum required documents;

  • Technical proposal clearly capturing the approach and methodology
  • Financial proposal
  • Past similar experience – please attach previous stamped contract
  • Relevant CVS of the lead consultants
  • Firm/ individual profile

Interested applicants should submit the minimum required documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email body, “Smart Survey partial consultancy”

Applications will close by 10:00AM on 23 September-020

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