CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF CSSP PROJECT IN HARGEISA TOWN

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF CSSP PROJECT IN HARGEISA TOWN Featured job
Job Type: Contractor/Consultant
Location: Hargeisa
Category: Other
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INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY

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

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Title of Consultancy

CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF CSSP PROJECT IN HARGEISA TOWN

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SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children, Hargeisa Office

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Period of Consultancy

15 days tentatively  

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Consultant type required

Firm or Indivividual  consultants

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Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

The consultant will be responsible for organizing logistical issues with no facilitation from SCI 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 contracting office named above

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Travel requirements

Consultant will manage any travel costs

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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

        Higher university degree in relevant field

        Proven experience in conducting quality third part monitoring, baseline studies and assessing humanitarian programmes

        Thorough knowledge on the relevant thematic area and Somaliland context

        Strong TVET, child rights and child protection programming skills (child participation skills an asset)

        English essential; local language skills would be helpful.

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Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria include the followings:

 

Compliance with Consultancy requirement

Weighting Scores

Provision of sound technical purposely with required information & documents; responsiveness to ToR’s  - (scope of services and methodology): 10 marks

Qualifications and technical qualities of proposed team e.g. level of qualifications and number of years worked to similar assignment. 10 marks

 

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Relevant Consultant Experience

Prove of past experience of the consultancy firm/individual. Please submit minimum 3 copies of similar reports and note that each copy of report shall 5 marks till allocated marks are achieved

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Adequacy of Work Plan

 Submission of detailed work plan with clear description of tasks and the Scope of Work

 Submission of realistic work plan

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Consultant of the interview,

Demonstration of better understanding of TOR and scope of work during the interview

Demonstration of technical capability and expertise in project evaluations

Presentation of well-structured Methodology and techniques to be applied for the execution the required consultancy services

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Submission of realistic and acceptable financial proposal – reasonable budget breakdown and cost consideration

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Total Scores

100

 

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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.

        Technical proposal: brief explanation on the consultant’s previous experience in this kind ofwork, profile of the consultant, understanding on the TOR, the task to be accomplished and draft time plan on how the work will be done.

        Sample of previous work: The consultant will be expected to present previous sample of reports with similar work

        Financial proposal: the financial proposal should provide cost estimates for service rendered including enumerators, venue and stationary for training and (Daily Consultancy Fees)

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.

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Closing date for Applications

Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before

Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before May 25th 2021.

 

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Terms of Reference (ToR)

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

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

CONSULTANCY FOR INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF CSSP PROJECT IN HARGEISA TOWN

Background

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 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 organisation 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.

Project background

Save the children International along with HAVOYOCO has been implementing a Child Sensitive Social protection project focused on to poor and vulnerable households in target IDPs communities. The overall objective of CSSP project is to reduce the poverty trends in deprivation and vulnerability among children of IDPs households in Sancaani, Sh. Omar and M. mooge camps. The project was established two different community structures. And these structure work with SCI as voluntary basis to undertake the key project trainings at the community level.

SCI and HAVOYOCO were trained those community structures particularly CWC and CSSP champions on Good parenting, Psychosocial support, social accountability training, life skill training and CSSP + SP trainings and the project is expected that the structures will deliver and transfer the knowledge to the community and beneficiaries as well.

Consultancy Objectives

To complete independent monitoring of Save the Children’s Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) Project in Hargeisa, town. In order to enhance program quality and accountability to beneficiaries. The monitoring should give a particular attention to issues around the child grant and find out how this was operationalised at household level as well as issues of use, misuse and diversion.

 

Scope of work

 

The consultant will visit all project intervention sites San’ani, Sheikh Omer, Mahamed Moge, the consultant will then calculate the sample size from the project beneficiaries in the respective project sites in Hargeisa. 

 

 

Areas of focus of the consultant

 

A: Program implementation

 

Food Security and Livelihood

·       Hold interviews with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and other stakeholders to

  • Document the beneficiary selection process specifically community participation including women and marginalized groups in the selection and verification of beneficiaries.
  • Assess the appropriateness of the targeting criteria, the extent to which it was followed and overall fairness of the process.
  • Two approaches of targeting were employed, conventional targeting and child poverty and vulnerability mapping assessment which informed selection of beneficiaries.  hence, the consultant should assess the effectiveness, fairness and suitability of the two targeting approaches.
  • Determine any issues related to the payment process or diversion of assistance. Diversion of cash through voluntary or involuntary taxation or forced contribution should be properly scrutinised and reported.
  • Determine how the targeted communities have benefited from the unconditional cash transfers activities in their respective communities.
  • Collect case studies from the beneficiaries to support the findings

 

Mobile cash transfer system:

  • Determine how targeted project beneficiaries have benefited from the mobile cash transfer system in which they have received their unconditional
  • Gather general feedback from project beneficiaries on the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile cash transfer systems.

 

Accountability to beneficiaries

B: Information sharing

  • Assess the extent in which the beneficiaries are informed and aware of key project information such as project objectives, activities, timelines, budget, expected results and targeted beneficiaries and criteria for selecting beneficiaries.
  • Assess whether beneficiaries have been informed and are aware about project activities in which they can participate.  
  • Assess whether there is information that beneficiaries would like have about the project and its implementation but not provided so far.  

C: Complaint and response mechanisms: -

The independent monitor is expected to assess the level of beneficiaries awareness of complaint/response mechanisms through which they can give feedback or make complaints to SC. (how to complain or raise concerns about activities, what they can complain about, who can complain to, how and where they can complain and issues of confidentiality).

  • To what extend beneficiaries are aware off SCI CRM and how frequently they use to report through CRM.
  • Assess the extent to which complaints mechanism has been accessible to the all beneficiaries including women, children and marginalized groups
  • Assess the acceptance and level of confidence that beneficiaries have in the existing SC complaints response mechanisms
  • Assess beneficiaries most preferred feedback mechanisms for sharing complaint/feedback with Save the Children.
  • Generate ideas for improving the existing complaint handling mechanism

D: Participation

  • The independent monitor will review the extent in which the program stakeholders including children are participating in the implementation of the project
  • Generate and Information about how beneficiaries including children would like to can participate in SC programs

E: impact

  • Collect qualitative data on the impact of the program including case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of children and their families.
  • Collect the impact of the child grant to the children in focus in terms of improvement of their education, health and nutrition. An in-depth research is not needed, but HH interview on how they have used the cash and how it benefited to their children can suffice.

 

F: Program integration

 

  • Hold interviews with beneficiaries to find out Level of integration with other ongoing Save the Children programs in their respected areas if any.
  • Organize meeting with the respective village’s community structures to see if there is an overlap among SC programs/projects going on in the project supported areas.

 

Duration of the assignment

 

The duration of the assignment of third-party monitoring will take maximum 15 days starting from contracting date.

 

Deliverables:

 

The following outputs are expected of the consultant

o   Detailed methodology and data collection tools (inception report)

o   One field monitoring report of no more than 18 pages summarizing findings of the field monitoring with recommendations.

o   A set of pictures with GPS coordinates taken during the monitoring exercise shall be appended separately. 

 

Terms and Conditions

Professional Fee: The consultant will come up with his/her own rate, which will be subject tonegotiation within the bounds of donor requirements and set standards of SC in Somaliland.

Application: Expression of interest should include:

        Technical proposal: brief explanation on the consultant’s previous experience in this kind ofwork, profile of the consultant, understanding on the TOR, the task to be accomplished and draft time plan on how the work will be done.

        Sample of previous work: The consultant will be expected to present previous sample of reports with similar work

        Financial proposal: the financial proposal should provide cost estimates for service rendered including enumerators, venue and stationary for training and (Daily Consultancy Fees)

        Tax and Insurance: The consultant shall be responsible for his/her income tax and/or insurance duringthe assignment.

        Save the children will not cover any travel related costs, as this service will be advertised locally.

 

 

 

 

Code of Conduct: Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it isessential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to. The consultant is bound by the principles and conditions of 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.

Location: The consultancy will take place in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Consultancy Profile

        Higher university degree in relevant field

        Proven experience in conducting quality third part monitoring, baseline studies and assessing humanitarian programmes

        Thorough knowledge on the relevant thematic area and Somaliland context

        Strong TVET, child rights and child protection programming skills (child participation skills an asset)

        English essential; local language skills would be helpful.

Application Process

Interested and eligible applicants can send their CVs along with their testimonials and at least two copies of reports of similar work. 

 

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