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Terms of Reference (TOT) For Training Community Adaptation and Action Planning (CAAP) Development For Somali Joint Response Member and Partners Organization Staff – Somaliland/Somalia

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Terms of Reference

TOT Training

Community Adaptation and Action Planning (CAAP) Development

For Somali Joint Response- Member and Partners Organization Staff


Oxfam is the lead organisation for the Dutch MFA-funded “Somalia Joint Response” (SOMJR under the “Dutch Relief Alliance” – an NGO Alliance), a consortium consisting of currently 4 INGOs and 8 LNGOs, with a presence in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia. Since 2019, the SOMJR is delivering a multisectoral integrated humanitarian response, focusing on the following sectors: Nutrition, WASH, Health, Food Security and Livelihoods, Protection. Cash transfers play an important role throughout the response. Beneficiaries of our actions are IDPs, agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities living in IPC 3/at risk of IPC4 areas, many of them in remote hard to reach areas, with limited access to basic services.

The SOMJR integrates the DRA’s strategic objectives: 1) more accountable humanitarian action, 2) innovation and learning, 3) collaboration for effective responses, 4) more effectively supporting locally led responses. Accountability and localization are the key objectives and drivers of the consortium, and considerable budget and resources have been allocated to support joint initiatives in these areas.

Objectives of the training :

The main purpose of the assignment is to provide Gender-sensitive Climate Vulnerability and CapacityAssessmentG-CVCA hands-on training to SOMJR project staff. The training shall cover all the process including development/selection of data collection tools, conducting assessment, data analysis, results validation, report writing and development of sample of community action adaptation plans (CAAPs). It is expected that the trained staff willcapacitated in using G-CVCA  tool  under the supervision of the consultant. 

The specific objectives of the Assignment are:

  1. Provide the participants with technical guidance in the G-CVCA implementation process and application of the different risk, vulnerability and capacity assessment tools.
  2. Develop innovative strategies to enhance participation of the people with disabilities in economic and civic life. The innovative strategies will constitute part of the action plan (CAAP) that will be developed after G-CVCA.


The G-CVCA and CAAPs will cover one villages to be practically done by the consultant and partners staff as a demo site and this will be followed by individual partner’s staff CAAPs development in their respective program villages. The scope of work for the consultant(s) shall include: conducting hands-on training on G-CVCA; analyzing the communities’ and households’ vulnerability to climate change including issues of disability; assessing community’s’ and households’ adaptive capacity to adapt to climate change and to build resilience to disasters; assessing community knowledge on climate  change and issues of inclusion as a complement to scientific data to achieve greater understanding of the local impacts of climate change on different groups in a community (men, women, boys and girls including people with disabilities), developing CAAPs that take care of challenges people with disabilities and other marginalized groups face, and reviewing and validating G-CVCA  and CAAP findings with SOMJR staff.

  1. Hands-on training of SOMJAR project staff on G-CVCA
  2. Assess gender sensitivity and analyse vulnerability to climate change and adaptive capacity at the community and household level
  3. Assess community knowledge on climate as a complement to scientific data
  4. Development of Community Action and Adaptation Plans (CAAPs)

Training deliverables:.

The following deliverables are expected from the consultant: 

  • Inception Report. The consultant shall submit an inception report1 day after signing of the agreement. The inception report shall explicitly provide details on the training methods/approaches, training materials to be used, proposed data collection tools to be used in the field and a work plan. The outline of the inception report shall be as follows:
    • Introduction (brief concept),
    • Assignment objectives,
    • Methodology
    • Work plan including schedule for field work
  • Training Report for the G-CVCA which shall include pre- and post –test results
  • Community Action Adaptation Plan. Develop training materials, including sample CAAPs as part of the training package and familiarize them.
  • Presentation of the key field findings to SOMJR staff .
  • Conduct validation workshop with SOMJR project staff.
  • Final Report of sample of Community Action and Adaptation (CAAP) Plans of one village or two villages based on available time .

Time frame:

  • The training workshop days will last for 5 days. The consultant to lead practical training in Hargeisa or in the field where appropriate.
  • Inception report for 2 days
  • Report writing 4 days


  • A technical expert with sufficient knowledge and experience in disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, livelihoods analysis and participatory assessments is recommended for this assignment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of gender, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, resilience building, food security and livelihoods in arid and semi-arid areas.
  • Familiarity with the Gender-sensitive Risk and Vulnerability assessment skills using quantitative and qualitative information with Climate Change being an added value for the systems mapping.
  • Advanced degree in disaster risk management, development studies or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and the ability to clearly present findings and drawing practical conclusions and recommendations.
  • Prior work experience in a similar technical exercise.
  • Experience with conducting TOT training courses.
  • Familiar with /knowledge of working in a Somali context will be considered an advantage.

Application procedure:

Qualified consultants -individual or institutional consultants- areinvited to submit a proposal (in English) that includes the following:

  • Proposals from Consultants should include the following information (at a minimum)
  • Technical Proposal with clear training approach, data collection methods, and data analysis plan to be used.
  • Up-to-date CV of key consultant(s) attached to the technical proposal
  • Proposed budget
  • Proposed assessment schedule
  • A reference list and sample of report of similar work done recently attached as an annex.
  • Registration and other relevant statutory documents required for the institutional consultants.
  • The financial proposal in USD clearly showing the budgeted cost of the work to be conducted (to be submitted in a separate document from the technical proposal) including 6% Somaliland Government tax for local consultant and 12% for the international consultant.

If interested, please share your application by 1st December2021 to email address:


After the application deadline, please note Oxfam will share on rolling basisOxfam will contact shortlisted applicants  for an interview and further explanation.




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