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TOR For Consultancy Cash and voucher based Intervention Training for DLJR Consortium Members – Somaliland, Somalia & Ethiopia

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Consultancy Terms of Reference

Cash and voucher based intervention training for DLJR consortium members

Project name

Desert Locust Joint Response in Ethiopia, Somaliland and Somalia (DLJR)

Project Countries and locations


Somaliland: Awdal, Marodi-jeh, Togdheer & Sool


Somalia: Nugal


Ethiopia: Dire Dawa, Oromia, Somali region

Lead organisation


Joint Response

Dorcas; ICCO; Oxfam; StC; Cordaid; Tear; SOS; ZOA


Local partners: RACIDA; Pastoralist Concern; EECMY-DASSC; HUNDEE;

KAALO; Candleligt; TASCO

Total Budget


Project duration

6 months: 22/04/2020 – 21/10/2020

1. Background

In recent years, there is significant scope for increasing the use of Cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian responses. In appropriate contexts, this approach allows beneficiaries a wider and more dignified choice of assistance, based on their preferences; and it empowers vulnerable groups. It can be a vital contribution to making affected people the prime agents of response. Furthermore, cash and voucher support local markets and can enhance communities’ economic recovery, preparedness and resilience; and in certain cases complement existing social protection systems.

Cash based assistance recognizes that people affected by crisis are not passive recipients of aid who categorize their needs by sector. Any provision of direct assistance (whether cash, voucher or in-kind) is a form of income for aid recipients, who must make difficult decisions to prioritize various and changing needs over time. Assistance that is less fungible risks being sold or converted to meet other more pressing needs. When people are not able to meet priority needs, they engage in negative coping mechanisms to increase their income or reduce their expenditures, such as taking on dangerous or illegal work or taking children out of school.

Currently, Cash transfers are the only aid modality designed to offer people affected by crisis a maximum degree of flexibility, dignity and efficiency commensurate with their diverse needs. As such, cash and voucher assistance encourage humanitarian actors to better understand the local economy and market dynamics in a holistic way, whether the program objective is to meet sector-specific needs or a range of needs that may differ from family to family. Cash and voucher assistance can be used regardless of context

– urban and rural, rapid and slow onset, chronic and acute crises, and even natural and complex disasters. What is essential is a context-specific Situation and Response Analysis that prioritizes a thorough..

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