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Terms of Reference (TOR) Third Party Monitoring for BMZ in Deynile, Dharkeynley and Kahda Districts, Banadir region, Somalia

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Terms of Reference (TOR)

Third party monitoring for BMZ in Deynile, Dharkeynley and Kahda Districts, Banadir region

Background

Save the Children has worked in Somalia since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somalia. From the early 1970s save the children has provided emergency assistance when the needs demand. Each year, about 650,000 children 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.

Save the children is currently implementing BMZ funded project in Daynile and Kahda. The aims to build the resilience of the most vulnerable households in Deynile and Kahda districts, prioritizing internally displaced persons (IDPs) (both existing and newly displaced), as well as returnee households. The project started in September 2017, progress towards achieving key milestones was made except for some challenges in the initial two months of implementation.

Although the project is implementing by directly by Save the Children, it is done in close collaboration with the community, private sector and the Government to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project. The project works with the district level government authorities including district commissioners, in project implementation from beneficiary identification to throughout the project life cycle. At regional and national level, the project undertakes strategic interventions through capacity building and support with the ministry of labour and social affairs. These includes development of new TVET frameworks, strengthening government capacity to design, develop, manage and monitor TVET programs and contribution to the establishment of a national social protection mechanism. At the district and national government level, SCI works with relevant water departments to ensure that they have the necessary capacity to support sustainability of WASH services. Capacity building normally includes the involvement of key staff from government departments throughout the project life cycle from selection, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and learning.

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.

Consultancy Objectives

To complete independent monitoring of BMZ project in   Deynile, Dharkeynley and Kaxda districts in order to enhance program quality and accountability to beneficiaries

Project beneficiaries target sites

Geographic location

Intervention type

Income generation activity(IGA)

Revolving fund

Social safety net

Total

Deynile

Alla amin

55

55

Alladhowr

7

7

Anafac

7

7

Barhadweyn

7

7

Ceel-Bacad

35

35

Deeq wanag

95

95

Horyaal

7

7

Hubaal

39

39

78

Masha,allah

61

61

122

Nimco-Rabi

32

32

Roney

7

7

Waayo Arab

33

33

Wag baryi

27

27

Xidigaha

35

35

Zaad

60

60

Dharkeynley

Maasha.allah

78

78

Kahda

Awgure IDP camp

18

32

50

Buulo-ciir IDP camp

16

34

50

Curdun

35

35

Doonyarow IDP camp

20

30

50

Duaale

70

70

Duupo IDP camp

23

27

50

Galool IDP camp

23

27

50

Saaxil

56

56

Siimow

39

39

Grand Total

450

285

400

1135

Scope of work

Program implementation

Food Security and Livelihood

A: 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.

Document the process of selecting beneficiaries, community committees and establish the role of the committee members and SCI staff in the selection and verification of project 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 income generating activities (IGA) intervention in their respective communities.

    B: 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

B: Information sharing

Assess the extent in which the beneficiaries are informed and aware of key project information such as project objectives, activities, timelines, entitlement, number of cash payments, expected results and targeted beneficiaries and criteria for selecting beneficiaries.

Establish whether beneficiaries have been informed and are aware about opportunities/activities in which they can participate. 

Establish whether there is information that beneficiaries would like to have about the project and its implementation but not they are not getting.

C: Complaint and response mechanisms: –

Establish beneficiaries’ awareness of mechanisms through which they can give feedback or make complaints to SC. (how to complain or raise concerns about activities, what they can people complain about, who can complain to, how and where they can complain and issues of confidentiality).

Assess the acceptance and level of confidence that beneficiaries have in the existing SC complaints response mechanisms

Generate ideas for improving the existing complaint handling mechanism

D: Participation

Generate Information about how beneficiaries including children would like to/ are participating in the project implementation.

E: Project results integration

Identify and Document evidence of project integration between the cash programming health, WASH.

Map out the proximity of FSL targeted villages to WASH services of the same project

Organize meeting with the respective village’s community structures to see if there is an overlap among SC programs/projects going on in the project supported areas.

F: Impact

Collect qualitative data on the impact of the program including case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of children

Assess the impact of the IGA interventions in contributing to reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people in Shebelle-IDP-camp, especially women and children in Mogadishu, through integrated measures

To document unintended impact of the project (Negative and Positive Impacts)

Find out how much the cash transfer (IGA and UCT) contributed to children’s access to education

Assess the aspect of the shock responsiveness element (increased cash transfer value that came with top-up) the project during COVID19 crisis.

Deliverables:

The following outputs are expected of the consultant

Detailed methodology and data tools

The field monitoring reports of no more than 10 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, SC branding and all other information that depicts the quality of services being offered

Two to three case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of children

Management and logistics

The consultant will be supervised by the area MEAL manager with support of national MEAL manager

The consultant will be responsible for organizing logistical issues with limited facilitation from SCI and as per the consultancy agreement.

Duration of Assignment

This assignment will take 10 working days in Mogadishu inclusive of any travels and Fridays.

Key selection criteria

Post graduate qualifications (MA level) in social science, particularly economics, agriculture, food security, entrepreneurship or related fields

Proven experience in conducting quality project Monitoring and Evaluation particularly on child rights related projects.

Proven experience in Cash programming, small business start ups

Experience in applying participatory tools especially when interviewing/collecting information from children

Knowledge of Save the Children and its internal processes will be beneficial but is not essential

Knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural context of Somali people will be an asset.

7.0 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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, “Third Party Monitoring-BMZ

Applications will close by 10:00AM on 25th October-020

Annex B: Expression of interest Form (EoIs)

Description: (third party monitoring)

Closing date for submission of EoIs: 25th October 2020

Section A. General Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Address:

Country:

Contact Phone: (+Area Code)

Email address (mandatory):

Applicant Status:

(Please tick one)

Private Individual

Private Company

less than 10 staff

Private Company

More than 10 staff

Other

Please Specify

If Private company or Other, Who will be main Lead for this call?

Kindly indicate the source of information for this EoI call:

Section B: State Qualifications & Prior experience

What are your skills and experience in the proposed area?

(if proposing working as a team, please clearly state the competencies of each team member to be involved in this research, evaluation or baseline survey) (max. 250 words)

Please indicate 5  third party monitoring or program evaluations you have undertaken in the last 3 years, explaining what type of services you provided (submit copies as well).

Organisation to which services were provided

Value of programme evaluated/third party monitoirng in US$

Year

Services offered e.g. Final Evaluation, Mid-term evaluation/third party monitoring etc.

Section C : Methodology to Address the Research/Evaluation/third party monitoring/Survey Requirement

Briefly explain the evaluation design you will adopt based on the key questions from the ToRs (Maximum 500 words) (Please make sure that the proposed design addresses the Evaluation Criteria as specified in ToR)

Based on the proposed methodology, kindly indicate the estimated no. of days’ planned for Primary data collection and/or related secondary data from target area mentioned in ToR.

Type of Data collection

No of Days Required

Responsibility

PI/ enumerators only/ both

i) Primary data collection from target area

ii) Secondary data collection

Kindly describe how you will consider Gender and Child participation during the assessment (250 words)

Please indicate in country support required from Save the Children Country Office to deliver the ToR? (150 words)

Section D: Proposed Budget/Costs (with budget justification)

What is your Institutional support cost:                

In US$/Per day 

What is proposed Total Budget

(In US$):

(Please note that Save the Children will only cover the cost of flights (at economy class rate) and in-country standard accommodation (bed and breakfast only)

Section E: EoI Submission details:

Please mention the name and contact details of the person submitting the proposal

Name :                                                        Email Address:

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