INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE: SMART SURVEY CONSULTANT SOMALIA/SOMALILAND: Baidoa, Zeila and Bandarbeyla Districts

Company profile

photo

Save the Children


Job Details
Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE: SMART SURVEY CONSULTANT SOMALIA/SOMALILAND: Baidoa, Zeila and Bandarbeyla Districts Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland; Somalia
Category: CONSULTANCY
Description:

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

1

Title of Consultancy

TERMS OF REFERENCE: SMART SURVEY CONSULTANT

SOMALIA/SOMALILAND: Baidoa, Zeila and Bandarbeyla Districts.

2

SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children

Hargeisa, Somaliland

3

Period of Consultancy

June, 2019

4

Consultant type required

Individual or Firm.

5

Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

The consultant will cover for the Logistics arrangements and costs; including food, accommodation and local transport.

6

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

7

Travel requirements

The consultant will cover the travel costs (tickets) and arrange local travel to field sites.

8

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

9

Qualification and Experience

          Be a holder of university degree or equivalent, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies.

          Have a significant experience in conducting SMART surveys (Design and methodology, staff recruitment, training, supervision and data analysis) In humanitarian context.

          Familiarity with Nutrition data analysis packages specifically ENA for SMART, EPI/ENA.

          Be fluent in English, have adult learning skills, Presentation skills and high organizational skills. Prove of ability to contextualize the training will be an added advantage.

          Can independently travel to Baydhawa, Zeila and Bandarbayla districts.

          Thorough knowledge on the relevant thematic areas and Somalia/Somaliland context

          Excellent report writing skills

10

Evaluation Criteria

The consultant must meet the above required qualifications and experience.

11

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 with a detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on the scope of work, methodology to be used and key selection criteria.

• Initial work plan based on the methodology outlined, and indication of availability

• A financial proposal detailing the daily rate expected but not including accommodation, transportation, stationary, research assistances and all other cost related to this assignment.

• Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references

• A sample of previously conducted similar studies.

• Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rates.

 

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.

12

Closing date for Applications

Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on 5th   June, 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.

13

TERMS OF REFERENCE: SMART SURVEY CONSULTANT

SOMALIA/SOMALILAND: Baidoa, Zeila and Bandarbeyla Districts.

 

Background

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

We believe that the provision of basic social services in education, health and protection and the strengthening of government capacity to deliver these, along with a concerted effort to work with communities and children to promote their rights, are all central to what we call resilience.

SCI (Save the children International) in support of generation of quality information for humanitarian actors is planning to conduct 7 SMART Surveys in Somalia.  The SMART survey are conducted with the aim of filling nutrition information gaps at district level.

With the current drought in Somalia, humanitarian situation need constant updates and specifically to ascertain key indicators that can aid in ensuring appropriate response.

Methodology

The survey will be developed using the SMART methodology. ENA software 2011 (Jul 2015) Will be used to run all possible analysis expected within a standard SMART survey that includes analysis for standardization test, calculation of samples, selection of clusters and final calculation of wasting both for WHZ score and MUAC.

Sampling: 2 stage Probability proportionate to size sampling will be employed in the survey. The first stage will be selection of cluster and the second will be selection of HH.

Sample size: The sample size will be calculated using ENA July 9 2015 at district level. Parameters to be used for the survey will be sourced

Location: The survey will be conducted at district level and depending on access all possible settlements will be included in the sampling frame.

Analysis: Analysis of the anthropometric findings will be analyzed and categorized based on WHO standards 2006. 

Objectives

The Consultant will oversee the SMART survey and produce quality data on; Anthropometry, Health, select Food Security, WASH and Immunization. Additional HH demographic data will collected.

Primary objectives

·         Estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59

·         To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months

·         To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months

·         To assess the two-week period prevalence of morbidity among children aged 6- 59 months

·         Estimate mortality rates both CMR and U5MR

·         To assess household dietary diversity

·         To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

·         To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation.

 

Secondary objectives:

 

Establish uptake of OTP and SFP.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

·         The consultancy will be contracted by and report to Save the Children. The project team, country office MEAL staff and technical advisors will provide all the necessary support for the end-line evaluation process. They will provide project documents and will provide technical assistance (e.g. avail any other documents and information needed etc).

·         Save the Children will support in the recruitment of the enumerators required for the survey.

·         The consultant will develop training plan for the SMART survey and conduct a full enumerator training for all survey participants

·         The consultant will conduct standardization test for all enumerators and keep record of the results

·         The consultant will manage pilot test in specific selected clusters, analyze the data and give feedback before starting data collection.

·         The consultant will lead in the collection of all data ensuring quality control measures are in place.

 

Deliverables

 

·         Training and data collection proposal

Develop a proposal for the training and data collection including the budget for the whole exercise plus the consultancy fee.

·         Training report/ Reflection report.

A report detailing the content of the training. Composition of the participants and key observations (reflections from the training).

·         Quality data set           

Total Number of HH- Achieved (100% of the sample is expected)

Quality Plausibility check result- Acceptable data (Overall score)

Acceptable standardization data (and dataset)

·         All cluster control forms

Scanned zipped and mailed. 

 

Reporting

 

The consultant will be expected to maintain daily contact with the SCI nutrition team assigned to manage the Surveys. On daily basis data collected will be analyzed by the consultant and feedback given to the teams. The consultant will be expected to share the daily feedback details to the SCI survey Lead teams.

 

Time Frame

 

The consultancy will last approximately 10 days per district including recruitment and travel. All the 10 days will start on 10 June and end on 30th June 2019.  All data collection will be carried out concurrently if possible.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Professional Fee: The consultant will come up with his/her own rate which will be subject to negotiation within the bounds of donor requirements and set standards of SC in Somaliland, the consultant is expected to estimate all relevant costs for the exercise, including costs for data collectors, vehicle rent, venue, stationary, and accommodation while undertaking activities related to this assignment.

 

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 the consultant is bound to sign and abide to the Save the Children’s Code of Conduct.

A contract will be signed by the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables. The Consultant will be expected to treat as private and confidential any information disclosed to her/him or with which she/he may come into contact during her/his service.  The Consultant will not therefore disclose the same or any particulars thereof to any third party or publish it in any paper without the prior written consent of Save the Children. Any sensitive information (particularly concerning individual children) should be treated as confidential.

An agreement with a consultant will be rendered void if Save the Children discovers any corrupt activities have taken place either during the sourcing, preparation and implementation of the consultancy agreement.

Mandatory Security Training

 

The consultant shall be expected to go through mandatory On-line Security and Hostage and Kidnap trainings and submit the certificate of completion to SC before the commencement of the task. Failure to deliver this will lead to an automatic disqualification. SC will advise on the security plan on appointment.

Expertise required

The following attributes are requirements for the selection of the evaluation consultant: 

·         Be a holder of university degree or equivalent, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies.

·         Have a significant experience in conducting SMART surveys (Design and methodology, staff recruitment, training, supervision and data analysis) In humanitarian context.

·         Familiarity with Nutrition data analysis packages specifically ENA for SMART, EPI/ENA.

·         Be fluent in English, have adult learning skills, Presentation skills and high organizational skills. Prove of ability to contextualize the training will be an added advantage.

·         Can independently travel to Baydhawa, Zeila and Bandarbayla districts.

·         Thorough knowledge on the relevant thematic areas and Somalia/Somaliland context

·         Excellent report writing skills

 

Application Procedure & Requirements

 

Candidates interested in the position are expected to provide the following documentation:

·         A technical proposal with a detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on the scope of work, methodology to be used and key selection criteria.

·         Initial work plan based on the methodology outlined, and indication of availability

·         A financial proposal detailing the daily rate expected but not including accommodation, transportation, stationary, research assistances and all other cost related to this assignment.

·         Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references

·         A sample of previously conducted similar studies.

·         Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rates.

 

Application Procedure & Requirements

 

Candidates interested in the position are expected to provide the following documentation:

·         A technical proposal with a detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on the scope of work, methodology to be used and key selection criteria.

·         Initial work plan based on the methodology outlined, and indication of availability

·         A financial proposal detailing the daily rate expected but not including accommodation, transportation, stationary, research assistances and all other cost related to this assignment.

·         Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references

·         A sample of previously conducted similar studies.

·         Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rates.

 

 

Application process

 

Interested applications should send the specified documents to the following email address

Location: The consultancy will take place in Baidoa, Zeila and Bandarbeyla Districts 

How to Apply

To submit applications for this consultancy, please send the documentation to: Somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org:   Applications will close on 5th June 2019.

 

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct. SCI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Publish date: 2019-05-28 00:23:00
Premium Job: Yes
Back   Back   Print   Print   Company's jobs   Company's jobs     Views   Hits:314   Apply to this job   Apply       Add note     Add note        


You are here: Home