Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy for Independent Third-Party Monitoring of Enhancing inclusive Support for Basic Food Security and Livelihood Needs and Child Protection for Locust Invasion, covid-19, Drought and Conflict Affected Families and Children in Abudwak, Somalia
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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR LIVELIHOODS MARKET ASSESSMENT AND STAFF TRAINING IN SOMALIA.
|1||Title of Consultancy / advisory||ToR Consultancy for Independent Third-Party Monitoring of Enhancing inclusive support for basic food security and livelihood needs and child protection for locust invasion, covid-19, drought and conflict affected families and children in Abudwak, Somalia|
|2||SCI Contracting Office||Save the Children Mogadishu Office, Somalia|
|3||Period of Consultancy||15 working days.|
|4||Consultant/Advisor type required||Individual/Firm.|
|5||Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs||The applicant will cover for any Logistics arrangements and costs; including food, accommodation and local transport. (Subject of change)|
|6||Taxation Provisions||Applicant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Somaliland Tax regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office named above|
|7||Travel requirements||The applicant will Responsible any Travel outside in Mogadishu, Somalia.|
|8||Security requirements||Applicant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somaliland (if applicable)|
|9||Qualification and Experience||To qualify for this assignment, the consultant must:
Please refer below awarding criteria indicated on section 6 of this document
|10||Evaluation Criteria||Refer below awarding criteria indicated on section 6 of this document|
|11||Application Procedure||Interested applicants should submit their applications via email to
The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one document comprising Technical and Financial sections as detailed below.
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.
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
|12||Closing date for Applications||Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before September 14st, 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.
|13||ToR Consultancy for Independent Third-Party Monitoring of Enhancing inclusive support for basic food security and livelihood needs and child protection for locust invasion, covid-19, drought and conflict affected families and children in Abudwak, Somalia
Save the Children (SC) is implementing MFA Finland funded project to support the most vulnerable families in 14 drought and conflict affected internally displaced people’s (IDP) camps and host communities in Baidoa Somalia by addressing their urgent basic needs to prevent further food insecurity, malnutrition, poor health and gender-based violence (GBV). A monthly cash transfers via mobile phone (USD 64 per month) will be provided for 4 months to 1,405 households (HH). The cash transfers will be linked to awareness raising on child feeding, appropriate care practices and prevention and response to violence and abuse. An integration between food security and livelihoods (FSL) and child protection (CP) will be emphasized by providing cash transfers to some HH identified through CP case management. Children will receive support to build their resilience to better address risks and stress they are facing, and caregivers, community groups, community leaders and service providers will be trained to prevent and respond to CP issues.
2. Project Objective:
To improve the accountability of the program a third-party monitor will be contracted to monitor the project progress and also to ensure whether the project implementation is in line with SCI accountability strategy.
3. Consultancy Objectives
To complete independent monitoring of Save the Children’s Improving well-being and care of vulnerable children in Abudwak – in order to enhance program quality and accountability to beneficiaries.
4. Scope of work
Program implementation under two broad result:
5. Beneficiary selection:
· Hold interviews with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and other stakeholders to document the beneficiary selection process specifically community participation including women and marginalized groups in the selection and verification of beneficiaries.
· Assess the appropriateness of the targeting criteria, the extent to which it was followed and overall fairness of the process.
· Identify if there were any shortcomings in the process of payment or diversion of assistance. Diversion of cash through voluntary or involuntary taxation or forced contribution should be properly scrutinised and reported.
· Determine how the targeted communities have benefited from the unconditional cash transfers and child protection intervention in their respective communities.
6. Mobile cash transfer system:
· Determine how targeted project beneficiaries have benefited from the mobile cash transfer system in which they’ve received their unconditional cash transfer.
· Gather general feedback from project beneficiaries between the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile cash transfer delivery system.
· Document the beneficiaries’ satisfaction on the quality of the mobile handsets provided.
7. Information sharing:
8. Complaint and response mechanisms:
9. Collect feedback from the community dialogue session.
11. Project results in regard to integration:
· Identify and Document evidence of project integration between the cash programming and child protection.
· Assess the impact of the child protection interventions in preventing and responding violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation within the project targeted communities.
· To document unintended impact of the project (negative and positive impacts).
The following outputs are expected from the consultant
· Detailed methodology and data tools
· The field monitoring reports of no more than 15 pages summarizing findings of the field monitoring and recommendations.
· A set of pictures with GPS coordinates taken during the monitoring exercise shall be appended separately. Pictures must show supported facilities, beneficiaries receiving services, SCI branding and all other information that depicts the quality of services being offered.
14. Management and logistics
15. Duration of Assignment
This assignment will take 15 working days in Abudwak inclusive of travels.
16. Profile Required
17. Application Process
The consultant is expected to submit the following documents which will form part of the pre-selection recruitment process:
18. Code of Conduct
Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding, and it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and the consultant(s) and interpreters if applicable are bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and will need to sign it before departing to the field.
19. Key Deliverables and Timelines
The assessment and the training is supposed to be completed over a period of approximately 15 working days between September and October 2021.
20. Duration of Assignment
The assignment is expected to be undertaken between September-October 2021
21. Expected Profile of Consultant
The desired consultant should have the following academic qualifications, technical skills and experience:
· A post-graduate qualification in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business studies or any related fields.
· At least 10 years of experience in coordinating and conducting Market related studies, assessment and market-based programming including market-based livelihoods and Labour market assessment.
Ability to work jointly with the MEAL team and integrate feedback as required
Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email body “Livelihoods Market Assessment and Staff training in Somalia”.
Deadline for submission is September 14st, 2021
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