TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY FOR NATIONAL EARLY WARNING DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK IN SOMALILAND UNDER REEVS PROJECT

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Job Title: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY FOR NATIONAL EARLY WARNING DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK IN SOMALILAND UNDER REEVS PROJECT Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: ; Somaliland
Category: CONSULTANCY
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Save the Children International (SCI) Somalia/Somaliland program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below

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Title of Consultancy

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY FOR NATIONAL EARLY WARNING DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK IN SOMALILAND UNDER REEVS PROJECT

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SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children

Hargeisa Office

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Period of Consultancy

45 days starting from contracting date.

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Consultant type required

Individual or Firm

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Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

Save the Children will provide logistical support (including transport, accommodation, and visa) during the assignment, when out of duty station as per the consultancy agreement.

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Taxation Provisions

Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Somaliland Tax regulations applicable at the SCI Hargeisa Office

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Travel requirements

Save the Children will manage travel costs of the consultant(s)

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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 Somaliland

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Qualification and Experience

·         A minimum of 10 years of experience in the analysis and design of National early warning systems.

·         Extensive experience in designing early warning systems in country in Sahel region of Africa.

·         Strong understanding, knowledge and experience in conducting national early warning review, design and technical support.

·         Ability to write and communicate complex messages and ideas clearly and effectively.

·         Proven understanding and knowledge of the global early warning and climate change and climate related hazards including drought and cyclones.

·         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

·         Experience in working in either Somaliland or Somalia will be considered an asset

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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]with copy sent to Nadforjobs@gmail.com,

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

·         Key staff biodata (Resume)

 

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) (for firms Only).

d)    Sample report of the same activity previously done.

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 somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org, with copy sent to Nadforjobs@gmail.com, no latter than 20th  January, 2021 at 3:30PM (Hargeisa Time)

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Terms of Reference (ToR)

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

  • Early Warning and Save the Children’s work in Somaliland
  • Purpose and Scope of the Assignment,
  • Assignment Deliverables
  • Timeframe Line

·         Preparations and Logistical Support

  • Consultant Qualification requirements

 

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for National Early Warning Development Framework Consultancy Service 

  1. Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland Country Programme

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 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 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 (including Food Security and Livelihoods, social protection and youth livelihoods).

Save the Children is a strong advocate for strengthening early warning systems so that Poor families and children can have access to on time and realliable early wanring information.  We believe that early warning information is basic human rights. Every individual has the right to information about climate related hazards. Indeed, access to information is not simply a liberty right but a welfare right. Early warning is necessary for the enjoyment of basic human rights including the right to life.

In Somaliland Save the Children works with National Disaster Preparedness and Food Reserve Authority(NADFOR) to build capacity and provide assistance and advisory in the development and piloting of National early warning system from the communities to national level. NADFOR has also been putting more effort in improving the national early warning system by establishing early warning committees in various villages and districts, and community based early warning system is piloted in sanaag region despite having limitations to unfold and sustain the initiative. Hence, there is a need to enhance the National early warning system throughout the country.. 

 

  1. Early Warning and Save the Children’s work in Somaliland

Early warning systems are important in building climate resilient communities and systems as climate hazards undermine climate mitigation and resilience building efforts at all levels.

Evidences shows that early warning systems (EWS) can improve resilience of households to climate related hazards, by providing information for early action. However, to be effective, early warning systems must be  incorporated  into  the resilience  programs .

Child centred vision calls for efforts to protect children and the systems within which they strive in a way that children and HHs have realiable early warning information so that they can tbe better informed and cant take better decisions.

In the recent years, SC has been working with government in building early warning systems thorough capacity building to NADFOR staff, provision of financial support and so on. In addition, SC works closely with communities with climate related programming including establishing local early warning systems (establishing structures, training committees and equipping committees), supporting communities to start their own mitigation plans through community based DRR and action planning. .

  1.  Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to support National  Disaster Preparedness and  Food Reserves Authority(NADFOR) to reivew the existing early warning system and develop  a detailed framework for the  establishment of  an effective  National early warning system with an action plan . .

In line with Sendai Frame work for action, the consultant will support the government to create a framework with clear road map on which the government will use to design the early warning system.

  1. Assignment Deliverables
  1. Provide  outline of early warning framework, scope of review and list of key stakeholders with whom meetings are required to carry out assignment.
  2. Review the current early warnig system  of NADFOR and identify the gaps.  .
  3.  Advise the functional structure of Department of Disaster Preparedness and Early warning system of NADFOR
  4. Propose  an early warning frame work fro NADFOR; the frame work should have a detailed road map and plan of implementation.
  5. The frame work should  detail every step to be taken to desing the EWS effectively with clear process from input to output.
  6. The framework should clearly detail the data processing, storing and desimination protocols and processes. 
  7. Present the early warning desing/frame work to NADFOR, SCI and other  relevant stakeholders for validation.
  8. Present the final  frame work/design with the action plan to  NADFOR for approval

 

  1.  TimeframeLine

The consultancy timefreame will be 45 working days starting from the day of signing the contract.

6.    Preparations and Logistical Support

Save the Children, with the help of NADFOR, will provide the following logistical support and guidance: 

  • Provide logistical support (transport, accommodation, visa) during the assignment, when out of duty station;
  • If a consultant is coming from outside of Somaliland, purchase an air ticket in economy class and provide airport transfer;
  • Provide field visit logistics/transportation and accommodation;
  • Assist in the provision of contacts and make links with key stakeholders as necessary to carry out the assignment;
  • Provision of meeting venue, materials and refreshments required for final presentation and consultation meeting in Hargeisa; 
  • Provide guidance, input and support during the assignment; and,
  • Ensure prompt payment of professional fee and other costs arising from the contract.

 

  1. Consultant Qualification requirements

The consulting firm should meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the analysis and design of National early warning systems.
  • Extensive experience in designing early warning systems in country in Sahel region of Africa.
  • Strong understanding, knowledge and experience in conducting national early warning review, design and technical support.
  • Ability to write and communicate complex messages and ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Proven understanding and knowledge of the global early warning and climate change and climate related hazards including drought and cyclones.
  • 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
  • Experience in working in either Somaliland or Somalia will be considered an asset.

 

  1. Payment Details
  • Payment will be in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown as submitted through the proposal, and invoices will be expected from the consultant prior to payment.
  • Save the Children Somaliland will pay the consultant according to Save the Children ’s guidelines on procurement of services.
  • 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.

 

  1. 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 and consultants must adhere to. All consultants 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.

  1. Application requirements

Candidates interested in the position will be expected to provide the following documentation:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed technical  and financial proposal 
  • CVs of consultant(s) with a minimum of 3 traceable and recent referees; company profile if relevant
  •  Initial work plan and availability of the consultant
  • Sample of previous work done. This could be tools, guidelines or approved assignment reports.

 

 Candidtates can send the proposals to    somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org, with copy sent to Nadforjobs@gmail.com, not later than 20th  January, 2021 at 3:30PM (Hargeisa Time).

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