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Employer: CARE
Job Type: Contractor/Consultant
Location: Somalia
Category: Other





1. Introduction

a. The organization

CARE International had been operating in Somalia since 1981 in delivering humanitarian service to the most vulnerable members in the community. CARE currently works through three main programs: The Rural Women Program supports poor rural women and girls in addressing long term underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability as well as social, cultural, political and economic obstacles towards positive change. CARE helps women and girls improve their economic status, access education and support them to play a greater role in local leadership and conflict resolution; the Urban Youth program focuses on job creation and livelihood opportunities for poor youth through interventions such as secondary education, vocational training, small business development and microfinance; the Emergency program provides direct humanitarian relief to victims of drought and conflict in Somalia/Somaliland.

b. The project

The Enhanced Resilience for Pastoralists and Sustainable Returnee Re-integration project in Somaliland/Somalia funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) aims to build the resilience of chronically food insecure men and women IDPs, returnees & host community increased, successfully reintegrated and enhanced their collective capacity to cope with potential disaster risks in Lower Juba and Sanaag regions. The project Geographic Areas are Sanaag region and Lower Juba. Lower Juba is selected based on 1) chronic vulnerability of all livelihood groups (classified IPC Phase 3, Crises) and (IPC 4, humanitarian emergency) due to the persistent underdevelopment 2) frequency and severity of displacements and migrations as a result of the on-going conflicts, 3) UNHCR’s priority region for refugee returnees and re-integration areas and 4) Over 70% of the refugees in Dadaab have indicated that they are preparing to voluntarily return to Somalia by the end of the year of almost 50 % of them are returning to Lower and Middle Juba regions. In Lower Juba, CARE will target refugee/IDPs returning to Kismayo district as well as agro-pastoral and fishing households of the host communities as the region is ravaged by conflict and instability with no formal governance systems.

To address low food production at household levels, a holistic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training will be given to the farmers and agro-pastoralists to gain skills needed for diversifying crops, increasing yield, promote locally adapting and drought tolerant cereals, fodder, legumes and other vegetables. This will be linked with farmer-field-school/pastoralists where GAP will include: land preparation, crop diversification, fodder farming, soil fertility, high quality seeds and climate-friendly technologies.

CARE will provide returnees, most vulnerable households in the host communities and agro pastoralists’ sees and tools through an input fair for a total of 100 households. CARE intends to revive rural agricultural production where feasible and rebuild the production capacities and raise incomes to level required for subsistence, including post-harvest protection and storage. Targeted households will be provided with seeds through a seed-fair approach where CARE will invite larger farmers to sell their seeds through a voucher to the returnees and IDPs in a market place. In particular, those who restart cultivating after long periods in displacement need tools and equipment to clear their land. Lead farmers from target villages will be trained on good agricultural practices (GAP), including pest control measures in storage.

2. Objectives of the consultancy

As part of achieving the objectives of Result/Outcome 3: improved access to income, livelihood opportunities and basic social services realized for IDP, returnee and host community households in Lower Juba region, the overall objective of the consultancy is to train farmers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) which should contribute to sustainable agriculture and rural development through improved crop production and productivity for agro-pastoral communities in Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia.

CARE shall hire an external consultant for 18 days to carry out the training for 100 farmers.

3. Methodology and approach

The consultant will be required to undertake the following tasks:-

i. Prepare training material (manual, handouts, presentations) based on best practices and approved by the Ministry of Agriculture in Jubaland and translate the same to Somali in a user-friendly manner to be used by the training participants.

ii. Consult with the Chief of Party – ERR Project, other senior managers and Ministry of Agriculture in Jubaland to get guidance and support in the development of training materials and the scope of the training for GAP.

iii. Conduct the training on improved crop production and productivity (drought tolerant crops or faster maturing crops etc.) for farmers in collaboration with facilitators from the Ministry of Agriculture in Jubaland

iv. Produce training report upon completion of the training and provide all supporting monitoring documents including attendance sheets, monitoring data, pre and post test results and analysis to determine increase in knowledge. All data on participations should be disaggregated by age and sex.

v. Present findings to CARE and obtain feedback to be incorporated in the final report

vi. Finalize the report incorporating feedback and submission of final report.

CARE and Ministry of Agriculture in Jubaland will be responsible for selection of the training participants based on set criteria. The training will take place in Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia.

4. Deliverables

The consultants will produce the following specific deliverables after signing the contract:



  1. Training manual, methodology based on best practices and approved by relevant authorities and bodies in Somalia (translated in Somali) and draft training schedule


  1. Training on GAPs


  1. Preparation of draft report and sharing with CARE and Ministry of Agriculture


  1. Travelling



18 days

The first draft report is to be received by 1st April 2018.

The draft and final report will have the following structure:

  1. Executive Summary (max. 2 pages)

  2. Introduction.

  3. Training methodology used

  4. Actual training

  5. Evaluation of the training

  6. Conclusions, recommendations and best practices.

  7. Annexes

a. Training manual in both English and Somalia

b. Training schedule

c. Pre and post training tests on the participants

The report will be written in English.

The consultant needs to produce 3 hard copies of all deliverables. The final report will also be provided in electronic copy (both PDF and MS Word format) on a CD.

8. Expertise required

The evaluator should be an experienced and independent consultant with the following expertise:

· Minimum of 10 years professional experience in developing countries, including previous experience working in Somalia

· University degree in Agriculture or other relevant related subject

· Excellent understanding of agriculture in developing countries

· Be conversant with GAP training concept.

· Demonstrated experience in GAP training, evaluation and monitoring in Somalia or in Somali inhabited areas

· Have an understanding of operating conditions in an insecure environment.

· Have practical experience in conducting GAP training using participatory methods such as PRA

· Have excellent analytical and writing skills.

· Be willing to travel to Kismayo, Somalia.

· Fluent in English and Somali (both reading and writing).

9. Work plan and Time schedule

The consultancy is expected to take place in the months of March 2018 for a total of 18 days; including preparation, training and report writing.The first draft report is to be received by 1st April 2018

10. Guiding Principles and Values

The consultant shall adhere to the “Do No Harm” principle and any other humanitarian principles. The consultant will be required to follow CARE Somalia’s security advice.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

· Technical experience and expertise

· Quality of proposal

· Cost-effectiveness of proposal

The consultant shall ensure at all times the confidentiality of data, respect the privacy of all individuals concerned and make all data collected available to CARE in a usable format.

11. Terms and Conditions:

Logistics: The consultant’s travel from base to the field and back after the end of the contract (including airport tax), food, and accommodation will be covered by CARE.

l) Mode of Application:

All applications should include the following;

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) and updated CV’s of all study team members
  • Technical proposal: Which should include (i) brief explanation about the Consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; (ii) profile of the Consultant to be involved in undertaking the evaluation, (iii) Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished, (iv) draft work and plan.

  • Financial Proposal: Which should include consultancy fees but excluding: accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for data collection; and costs related to other persons that will take part from CARE and partner organization and government authorities during survey process, workshops.

· The proposals should be sent to email link: by COB 26th Feb, 2018.




· The proposals should be sent to email link: by COB 26th Feb, 2018.


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