Terms of Reference for Conducting Child Resilience Workshops Pre-assessment

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Terms of Reference for Conducting Child Resilience Workshops Pre-assessment Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa; Somaliland

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


Title of Consultancy

Terms of Reference for Conducting Child Resilience Workshops Post-assessment


SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children, Hargeisa Office


Period of Consultancy

15 days tentatively  


Consultant type required

Indivividual  consultants


Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

SCI will arrange transport for the consultant during the field work or desk review.


Taxation Provisions

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


Travel requirements

The consultant will be working mainly  Togdheer and Awdal regions selected locations.


Security requirements

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


Qualification and Experience

·         An in-depth technical response to the TOR by the consultant demonstrating an understanding of   how the assessment will be undertaken.

·         Maters Degree in social sciences, particularly Law, Sociology, Social Work,

·         Psychology, Project Management or related fields.

·         Proven consultancy experience within the field of organizational capacity assessments

·         and development for Civil Society Organizations of at least 5 years.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the Civil Society environment particularly in East Africa is mandatory.

·         Knowledge and understanding of children’s rights including on Child Rights Governance and Child protection is a requirement.

·         Knowledge of Save the Children and its internal processes will be beneficial but is not essential

·         Extensive hands-on experience in organisational capacity assessment and development, capacity building strategic plan development, proposal development and fundraising, mentoring and coaching.

·         Experience of working in a resource poor environment.

·         Experience of working in Somalia/Somaliland context is an asset

·         Proficiency in Somali is an added advantage.


Evaluation Criteria

·         Detailed technical response to the TOR, with a specific focus on addressing the scope of work, tools and methodology to be used.

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

·         Company profile  and CV of  the staff the consultancy firm selected to engage in this consultancy including a minimum of 3 references

·         Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rates and initial work plan


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

·         Deliverables

·         Workplan


b)    Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.

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.


Closing date for Applications

Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before January 29th 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.


Terms of Reference (ToR)

Complete ToR with details appended below attached herewith as    Annex 1.







ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference



For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the children implementing an integrated emergency child protection projects in Somaliland particularly in Togdheer and Awdal regions. Under the child protection theme, one of the outcomes is to strengthen the resilience and psychosocial wellbeing of children in Somaliland. In view of this Save the Children Somaliland is rolling out the child resilience programme in targeted communities in Hargeisa. The child resilience programme  is a non-clinical psychosocial and protection methodology that focuses on children’s positive coping and resilience. The Child Resilience Programme works at multiple levels with children, their caregivers and communities. The programme recognises the key role of parents, other caregivers, teachers and communities in improving children’s psychosocial wellbeing and protection. It seeks to equip them with the skills to care and protect children. The children’s resilience programme takes a holistic approach, based on the principle that long-lasting, effective improvement in children’s lives that have been affected by crises, or protected   effects of emergencies, can only be achieved with the full participation of children, their parents, or caregivers and others within the communities in which they live.  The child resilience programme comprises of 16 structured workshops for children 10-16 years old. The activities are conducted by the same 1-2 facilitators once or twice a week, for the same group of children.  A minimum of 4 meetings with parents/caregivers, which build their skills and understanding of child wellbeing and protection are also conducted.

The Child Resilience Programme focuses on strengthening children’s social, emotional and cognitive skills, through:

·         Building self-esteem, self-reliance, hope

·         Understanding emotions in self and others

·         Communication and negotiation skills

·         Building and strengthening relationships

·         Improving children’s motivation to play, problem solving skills and positive attitude to others

·         Knowledge on rights, protection, accessing resources/navigating

·         Identifying risk and protective factors (home, school, community)


The workshops for caregivers are designed to:

·         Raise awareness and understanding of psychosocial and protective needs of children

·         Explore needs and resources in local community that enhances children’s wellbeing

·         Explore ways to strengthen community mechanisms to protect children

·         Provide the parents and caregivers with skills to help children who react to difficult experiences

·         Train and actively involve parents and caregivers on child protection, positive discipline, prevention of abuse, etc.


Overall Objectives of the pre assessment:

·         The scope of this baseline is mainly focused on the Child resilience program within the project.  The overall objective of the baseline is to  determine for  post assessment in percentage  in the five child  resilience indicators (Engagement at home, engagement in schools, social relations, problem solving, and self-esteem)


·         The baseline will also focus on assessing parents,  teachers and caregivers (women & men) level of understanding of the role of family in child resilience

·         The post assessment will also identify the impact of the child resilience workshop for children and identify how this impact will improve the psychosocial wellbeing of the children and their parents/caregivers.


The specific objectives of the Post assessment are described below: -

·         The consultant will conduct Child Resilience post assessment in Togdher and Awdal regions

·         The Local Consultant will lead the Child Resilience post assessment  discussions to gather information for children who will take part in the workshops,

·         Establish the anticipated  Impact/challenges of the child resilience to the target beneficiaries


ü  The Local consultant will employ a participatory approach and will be using standard Child resilience monitoring and evaluation toolkit for this assignment, Prior knowledge of the Child resilience package is mandatory for this assignment. The following  child-friendly tools/methodologies will also be used: Brainstorming

ü  Drawings especially for  young  children to Express their Views

ü  Smiley Faces

ü  Body Mapping Exercises

ü  Questions in the FGDs

ü  Pre & post questionnaire

ü  Most significant change methodology with children, teachers and parents 


Deliverables for the Local Consultant                                                                                            

·         Conduct post assessment for the child resilience structured workshops for 250 Children and 250 parents and care-givers using standards mini-evaluations toolkits for the Child Resilience workshop.

·         Undertaken Data Entry and Data Analysis work as part of the mini-evaluation (to be reviewed before the report writing starts)

·         Write up Mini-assessment report using the information generated from the data analysis and focus groups discussions.

·         Conduct key informant session with Teachers, child welfare committees and Parents to assess the impact of the programme.

·         A draft and final report detailing findings of the review and recommendations for improving child resilience workshops they are going to undertake regular meeting with children system of their respective organizational background  review of they are going to undertake regular meeting with children system of their respective org

Assignment Duration

·         This assignment will take 15 Days in field in Togdher and Awdal region targeting the schools and IDPs where child resilience programme runs. 


Educational background


Graduate or Postgraduate qualifications in Social sciences, Development, Education, proven track record of  child protection, child rights and child participation experience; 

Knowledge on child led research and participatory learning methodologies will be an asset. 

Personal Attributes

Gender and disability sensitive

Good organizer and communicator

Comfortable working with children

Good Capacity on Child centered learning and teaching methodology.

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