INVITATION BID CONSULTANCY FOR - Terms of reference of Facilitator for Self Help Group staff capacity building and establishment of Self Help Group

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: INVITATION BID CONSULTANCY FOR - Terms of reference of Facilitator for Self Help Group staff capacity building and establishment of Self Help Group Featured job
Job Type: Other
Location: Hargeisa; Somaliland
Category: CONSULTANCY
Description:

 

Save the Children International (SCI) Somaliland program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below

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Title of Consultancy

Terms of reference of Facilitator for Self Help Group staff capacity building and establishment of Self Help Group

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SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children

Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Period of Consultancy

Six months

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Consultant type required

Individual or Firm.

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Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

SCI will cater for the Logistics arrangements, food, accommodation, guidance and support during exercise

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Taxation Provisions

Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the local Tax regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office named above

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Travel requirements

Save the Children will arrange local travel to field sites.

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Security requirements

Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somalia

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Qualification and Experience

          A minimum of degree in rural development, development studies, economic, law or any other related field of study.

          Training;s and/or demonstrable experience on SHG and conducted other forms of participatory training's.  

          Previous experience and assignment in regard to conducting a such activity

          Experience in working with NGO’s/INGOs/Donors and Government Ministries and Departments

          Understanding and commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values  

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Evaluation Criteria

The consultant must meet the required qualifications and experience defined above and completeness of application.

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Application Procedure

Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to [somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org ].

The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one document comprising Technical and Financial sections as detailed below.

a)     Technical proposal – including but not limited to :

  •  Consultants understanding of the assignment and context
  • Approach to the assignment
  • Methodology
  • Tools
  •  Deliverables
  •  Workplan
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b)     Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.

c)     CV(s) of consultant(s) with minimum of 3 treceable and recent refrences and Company’s Profile & Lead consultant(s) CV(s) (Firms Only).

d)     Sample report of similar assingment previously done particularly in SHG establishement and trainings.

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.

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Closing date for Applications

Interested candidates shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before Sunday 17th February, 2019 at 3:30PM (Hargeisa Time)

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ANNEX1: Terms of Reference (ToR)

 

Terms of reference of SHG facilitator for staff capacity building, establishment of SHG

 

About us

 

 

  1. Introduction

1.1.        Save the children Somaliland country Program

For over 90 years Save the Children (SC) has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland (SCSOM) has over 40 years’ experience   working in   Somalia/Somaliland in several thematic areas and is currently working under the broad global themes of Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty (Food Security and Livelihoods).

 

Save the Children (SC) has been operational in Somaliland since 1951, implementing programmes across the following sectors: WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Nutrition, Education, and Child Protection/Child Rights Governance. Currently SC’s programme in Somalilnd are situated under the broad global themes of Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty.

 

Save the Children has been implementing Child Poverty/livelihoods programs in Somalia/Somaliland for the last two decades and is currently implementing projects in  all the regions of Somaliland SC Somaliland annually reaches an estimated 30,000 households (approx. 210,000 people) through its Child Poverty/ Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) interventions, which can be broken down into the following categories: unconditional/conditional cash grants; livestock and crop production; income generation; natural resource management and infrastructure rehabilitation; and technical, vocational training (TVET) for youth employment. These programmes aim to increase the ability of children, women and men in vulnerable communities to resist and recover from cyclical shocks and stresses through strengthened ecological, social, and economic capital of households and communities and increased resilience.

 

1.2.        Project - Building Resilience and Enhancing Adaptable Development in Somaliland 

Save the children is currently implementing  a  resilience building project in Somaliland with a goal of Men, women and children in vulnerable communities have more sustainable livelihoods and are therefore more resilient to shocks. The project has the following outcomes:

  1. Beneficiaries have a higher income thanks to alternative livelihood options.
  2. Pastoralist and agricultural communities have increased their resilience and their yield. 
  3. Improved access to market systems driven skills training and employment opportunities for vulnerable young men and women
  4. Beneficiaries (men and women) of outcome 1, 2 and 3 can cover their basic food and non-food needs thanks to cash transfers. 

Generally the project is working with local community to help them manage with stand and recover from cylincal shocks though livelihood promotion and DRR planning.

The actions works in Hargeisa district of Marodijeh, Lughaya and Borama in Awdal,Berbera in Sahil, Burao in Togdheer and Ainabo in Sool. The action is planning to reach 61,858 individuals of who 50% are female.

 

2.  Establishment and training of Self Help Groups

Since decades, save the children has been trying to help children good start of life and secure good living conditions for those who are already struggling with life’s many challenges in Somalia. One way of doing this, is that save the children creates hope and prosperity for these children through livelihood provision, protection and promotion programs by working with their care givers.

 In addition, SC prepares community from grass roots in order them to be ready to establish and management their livelihoods and any systems or structure which significantly contributes to their wellbeing and that of their children.

In this project, SC will establish self help groups in project target locations. Women groups will be educated on the idea, and any voluntary groups formed out of willing will be supported. In addition to initiation sensitisation, SC will offer trainings on group management until it ensures that all groups understand the principle and basics of being a group and are effectively meeting and savings. The organization will carry out continuous support monitoring and mentoring. In addition, the action will support women through business management and entrepreneurship trainings, and literacy and numeracy trainings.

The main objective of this is to contribute toward families economic status development, promote women political and social status and cohesion and togetherness in the community. 

 

  1. Purpose and scope of the assignment

One of the prime objectives of this consultancy is to build capacity of SC  field staff and the local communities of BMZ Project target  communities on the management of SHGs as well as leadership development.

The following are some of the specific objectives of this

  1. Train SC program staff on SHG (approach, principles and tools)
  2. Lead teams during when groups will be established and guide them to the process. During this, the facilitator should do mentoring and conduct refresher sessions for all staff as need arises.
  3. Establish self help groups in project target locations, mainly Lughya and Borama district and any other districts with in the project regions.
  4. The consultant will work in a duration of six months, where he/she will be engaged fifteen days in each month.
  5. Continuously monitor groups and provide all the necessary refresher trainings
  6. Provide all SHG tools of which is used at all levels (used both by the groups and by the implementing agency). This should include all manuals and guidelines.
  7. Train field staff on numeracy, literacy and self-organized learning   methodology

 

  1. Assignment Deliverables

The Consultant/facilitator will:

  1. Training staff including mentoring
  2. Establish, train, mentor and monitor groups – 15 groups
  3. Prepare reports after every assignment and prepare one overall report towards the end the period.
  4. Delivery all SHG materials to SC program manager – FSL

SC will:

  1. Will provide the entire financial requirements, which will arise from this TOR as agreed
  2. Facilitate all the training requirement and field visits

 

  1. Time Line

The assignment will commence once this TOR is signed by both parties and will end after 6 months of services.

 

  1. Preparations and Logistical Support

Save the Children Somaliland’s FSL, team will provide the following logistical support and guidance: 

  • Ensure prompt payment of professional fee and other costs arising from the agreement.
  • Provide logistical support (transport and accommodation) during the assignment when out of duty station. 
  • Provide guidance, input and support during the exercise.

 

6. Consultant Qualification requirements – Persons assigned

The person who will

  • A minimum of degree in rural development, development studies, economic, law or any other related field of study.
  • Trainings and/or demonstrable experience on SHG and conducted other forms of participatory trainings.  
  • Previous experience and assignment in regard to conducting a such activity
  • Experience in working with NGO’s/INGOs/Donors and Government Ministries and Departments
  • Understanding and commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values

 

  1. Payment Details
  • Payment will be in accordance with detailed budget breakdown as submitted through the proposal.
  • Save the children Somaliland, will the consultant/facilitator costs according to Save the Children’s guidelines on procurement of services.
  • A contract will be signed with the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables.

8. 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 consultanctants and all third party entities are bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and will need to sign it before commencing the assignment.



 

 

 

 

 

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