THIRD PARTY MONITORING -MULTISECTOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SAFETY NET FOR HUMAN CAPITAL PROJECT

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Employer: World Vision
Job Title: THIRD PARTY MONITORING -MULTISECTOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SAFETY NET FOR HUMAN CAPITAL PROJECT
Job Type: Other
Location: Somalia
Category: CONSULTANCY
Description:

WORLD VISION SOMALIA

THIRD PARTY MONITORING TERMS OF REFERENCE

MULTISECTOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SAFETY NET FOR HUMAN CAPITAL PROJECT

September 2021

Contents

Introduction.. 3

Background.. 3

Third Party Monitoring and Verification Summary. 3

Purpose of the Third Party Monitoring and Verification (TPM). 4

Third Party Monitoring and Verification Methods. 6

Stakeholders and Audience. 6

Key activities of Third Party and Verification Exercise. 6

A: Specific activities for Monitoring & Verification.. 6

Third Monitoring party logistics. 11

WV Team Members and Roles. 11

Proposed Timeline. 11

Consultant Deliverables. 11

Data Collection Ethics. 13

Qualifications. 14

How to Apply. 15

Introduction

This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the plans, objectives, deliverables, and expectations for an external consultant to provide services for the third party monitoring exercise for the Multisector Emergency Response and Safety Net for Human Capital Projects which were funded by BHA and WFP respectively. The partners for the BHA grant are operational in Hudur(Bakool), Berdaale, Burhakaba and Qansadhere in Bay region while the partners for WFP interventions have their offices in Bay districts (Quansadhere,Baidoa , Berdale,Burhakaba), Wajid(Bakool) and Elwak(Gedo).

Background

World Vision Somalia currently implements Multisector Emergency Response and WFP safety net projects. The BHA project started in July 2021, and will come to an end in Septemper 2022. The goal is to restore the wellbeing of vulnerable communities in Somalia affected by the aftermath of severe flooding, drought, and locusts, World Vision (WV) proposes a multisector emergency response program. This goal aligns with the Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) mission to save lives, alleviate human suffering and reduce the impact of disaster by helping people in need become more self-reliant. The project is undertaken together with selected governmental line ministries and district authorities, community leaders and all other relevant stakeholders. Similarly, Safety Net for Human Capital Project is one-year project focusing on enhancing community recovery and asset creation by building human capital and providing unconditional predictable cash transfers to destitute Households.

With this TOR, World Vision Somalia is seeking a consultant to provide third party monitoring services to BHA and Safety net grants. The Third party monitoring will be conducted by an external Consultant, through a participatory approach involving the partner organizations, line ministries and the beneficiary communities. The monitoring and verification results will help the key stakeholders to assess the level of stakeholder engagement, check quality of project activities , monitor the context, identify implementation strengths and gaps and derive lessons and recommendations for project improvement.

Third Party Monitoring and Verification Summary

Projects to be assessed;

· BHA/USAID funded Multisector Emergency Response Project (Health & Nutrition, WASH and Agriculture & Economic Recovery & Marketing systems, Food Assistance)

· WFP Funded Projects (Nutrition, Drought Relief, Safety Nets for Locusts Response, Safety Nets for Human Capital, Livelihoods)

Assessment Type

· An integrated Third Party Monitoring and Verification (TPM) Consultancy Services

· Activity, Output & Outcome monitoring

Locations/District where service is required;

Region

District

Projects

Bakool

Hudur

BHA

Bay

Berdale

BHA

Burkhaba

BHA

Qansadhere

BHA

Bay

Quansadhere

WFP

Baidoa

WFP

Berdale

WFP

Burhakaba

WFP

Bakool

Wajid

WFP

Gedo

Elwak

WFP

Purpose of the Third Party Monitoring & Verification exercise;

The purpose of the Third Party Monitoring and Verification Consultancy Services is to conduct independent monitoring and verification of activity implementation, assess the level of stakeholders’ engagement, examine project processes and procedures, monitor the context, and identify implementation strengths and gaps.

Based on findings, derive lessons and recommendations.**

Proposed Methodologies

ž Beneficiary verification exercise through interviews with selected households.

ž Qualitative interviews using Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)

ž Direct observation and on-site verification of physical activities, assets and infrastructure

ž Capturing pictures and GPS Coordinates of physical activities

ž Conduct beneficiary interviews at health facilities, water points, distribution points, agricultural sites, and other economic activities in the host community and IDPs

ž Household surveys for Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM)

ž Monitoring of distribution processes (Onsite monitoring)

ž Monitoring of the context including the market situations.

ž Assess and monitor activities accomplished by Implementing partners (IPs) and verify evidences of accomplishments based on the monthly/quarterly/semi-annual reports submitted by IPs.

ž Document reviews such as monthly partners’ reports, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports, baseline & evaluation, PDMs and onsite monitoring reports

ž Use beneficiary lists to randomly pick beneficiaries that can be tracked and interviewed via phone or face-to-face.

Proposed dates of Assignment

Periodic but TBD

Anticipated Date of Draft Report Submission

Within 10 days after completing data collection

Anticipated Date of Final Report Submission

Within 20 days after completing data collection

Purpose of the Third Party Monitoring and Verification (TPM)

The purpose of the Third Party Monitoring and Verification Consultancy Services is to conduct independent monitoring and verification of activity implementation, asses the level of stakeholder engagement, examine project processes and procedures, monitor the context, identify implementation strengths and gaps and based on this derive lessons and recommendations.

The objectives of the study are to:

Specific objectives include;

ž Assess the level of stakeholder engagement by WV and/or its Implementing Partner in the respective districts.

ž Examine the beneficiary targeting and registration processes and verification of selected beneficiaries.

ž Assess if the targeted beneficiaries’ under all modalities; conditional and unconditional cash transfers understand about the entitlement.

ž Determine whether the project addresses the key needs as perceived by the community and Local Authority

ž Assess and verify the up to date accomplishments against the anticipated plans/detailed implementation plan and targets in the districts identified for TPM activities.

ž Assess accessibility of project resources for all targeted beneficiaries of all socio-economic characteristics (including disability).

ž Validate accomplishments reported by sub-grantees, Line-ministries and other stakeholders participating in the implementation of the projects.

ž Examine the processes followed to engage the targeted communities and district stakeholders (including local authorities).

ž Evaluate the procedures put in place to capture and address community concerns/accountability, feedback, complain and enquiries.**

ž Determine the level of integration of the projects among the projects and with other projects supported by different donors and organizations in the same districts**

ž Assess implementation strengths and gaps and based on observations made and responses from stakeholders derive lessons and suggest recommendations

ž Augment the M&E processes, tools, partner capacities and evidence in assigned implementation areas for purposes of quality implementation.

ž Assess if project resources are efficiently and effectively utilized for the targeted communities and households.

ž Provide current information on the context with regards to Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Food Security, Market situation, Economic Development and Security situation and their implication on project implementation and target communities.

ž Assess and determine the progresses in the key cross-cutting themes for programming i.e. protection, gender, and children in emergencies.

Finance and Support Chain Activities

ž Procurement of SOMTEL lines and registration on e-dahab verification

ž Selection of project beneficiaries, registration under SCOPE, delivery of SCOPE and telephone sim cards

ž Asses warehouse processes, records and stock management.

ž Processing of payments Conditional Cash and Unconditional Cash transfers

ž Processing of re-imbursements to partners or Line Ministries, sample reports and verify authenticity of costs.

ž Assess the Finance and support functions/structures of the partners involved and Line Ministries, identify strengths and weakness, document and share with WV-Management

ž Assess procurement process for the partners and line ministries, do they have clear policies (finance, procurement) and what’s the level of compliance? sample

ž Asset management –assess protocols for asset records, disposal guidelines for the partners and Line ministries involved.

ž Assess office set-ups for partners and line ministries involved.

ž Assess vehicle hiring process in the locations, analyse context and share recommendations

Note: Details of the projects and specific M&E activities will be provided as required.

Third Party Monitoring and Verification Methods

The proposed third party monitoring will use mixed methods including Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussions, PDMs and onsite verification as outlined in the M&E Plan.

· Qualitative interviews using Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)

· Direct observation and on-site verification of physical activities, assets and infrastructure

· Capturing pictures and GPS Coordinates of physical activities

· Conduct beneficiary interviews at health facilities, water points, distribution points, agricultural sites, and other economic activities in the host community and IDPs

· Household surveys for Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM)

· Monitoring of distribution processes (Onsite monitoring)

· Monitoring of the context including the market situations.

· Assess and monitor activities accomplished by Implementing partners (IPs) and verify evidences of accomplishments based on the monthly/quarterly/semi-annual reports submitted by IPs.

· Document reviews such as monthly partners’ reports, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports, baseline & evaluation, PDMs and onsite monitoring reports

· Use beneficiary lists to randomly pick beneficiaries that can be tracked and interviewed via phone or face-to-face

Stakeholders and Audience

The stakeholders and audience for the study include:

· Community leaders, camp managers and project participants

· The Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs (BHA)

· World Food Programme

· World Vision project staff

· Local authorities in respective regions and districts

· Project beneficiaries including IDP and host communities in all project districts

· Targeted health facilities in all project districts

· Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection Committees

· Ministries at different levels :Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Education, ministry of Health, ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of water resources

· World Vision USA

Key activities of Third Party and Verification Exercise

Successful consultant will do monitoring to BHA and WFP projects. The following table provides summary of monitored sectors and frequency of the monitoring exercise.

A: Specific activities for Monitoring & Verification

Description of activity

Frequency/timing

Agriculture

Determine if the type of seeds distributed to farmers were chosen based on farmer consultation or assessment

Quarterly

Determine if the Ministry of Agriculture was involved/engaged in seed quality assessment and other farmer trainings on crop production

Assess quality of seeds provided, suitability of seeds to the context/ acceptance by beneficiaries, beneficiaries satisfaction with quality and sufficiency of seeds)

Comment on the diversity of seeds in relation to dietary diversity

Hectares of land brought under production

Assess if all the seeds provided were sown/ planted, crop performance, kilograms of harvest by individual, what they used the harvest for.

Assess supports provided for promoting irrigation activities

Assess hectares of land under irrigation

Number of months of food self-sufficiency (out of a year)

Agricultural Training: **

Verify number of people trained; training content; knowledge and skills transferred, if they rolled out the knowledge they gained to other activities

Quarterly

Crop protection: pest management practices

Any challenge/bottleneck for crop production

Number of people participated on cash for work activities

If any irrigation activities supported in the area

Livestock

Number of animals vaccinated by district by animal type

If community based animal health workers (CBAHWs) trained and serving the community

If the Ministry of Livestock was involved in the selection, training and supporting of Community Based animal Health Workers

Check if the trained CBAHWs have capacity and confidence in the trainings received

Availability of livestock veterinary drugs in the community and costs charged by CBAHWs to livestock owners seeking their services

If community accessing the drugs on time, reasonable prices or any gaps related to drugs

Which animal diseases are commonly prevailing

If animal diseases reduced, remained the same or increased.

Any challenge/bottleneck with animal health management

Check on the general animal condition, availability of water and pasture

Pests and Pest Management

Any issue with crop management:

The effects of locusts on availability of pasture

Marketing and Financial Services

Establishment of Saving for Transformation (S4T)

Number of saving groups established, member by sex

Quarterly

Have the members started saving/contribution?

How much every member contributes at a time, what was their total saving by group/individuals?

The total amount saved by groups

Number of group members taking loan from group savings to support income generating activities

Total amount borrowed by group members vs Group total savings

Have members received any training, if so what type of topics covered

Amount of market infrastructure rehabilitated by type (kilometers of market feeder roads, market facilities/shops)

Number of people utilizing and benefiting from the market infrastructure

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Number of water points rehabilitated/constructed (shallow wells, boreholes, water pans, others)

Quarterly

Number of households accessing/benefitting the water points

Number of water management committees established and trained

Are water points accessible to people with disability?

Are there latrines rehabilitated/constructed by type (Health facility level toilets, IDPs, host communities, Schools)

Are latrines disaggregated by sex

Are latrines accessible to people with disability (does latrines have rams)

Are hand washing facilities available at latrines areas? Do hand washing facilities have running water?

Are there garbage pits in the area? If so, are they been fenced to protect harms to children or animals?

Are waste disposals managed in environmental friendly way?

Health

Health facilities rehabilitated/ supported, type of supports**

Quarterly

Type of consultations provided at the health facilities

Number of people served with consultations, by age, sex

Number of health care staff trained, by training topics, sex and staff trained

Are vaccinations provided/supported in the areas, if so, mentioned number and age and sex of beneficiaries

Are there women who have attended at least two comprehensive antenatal clinics, # PNC

Number of births assisted by a skilled attendant at birth

Cases of gender based sexual violence reported, treated and supported, type of supports

Are there Community Health Workers (CHW) supported and/or trained by project? If so, what kind of supports they provide to community

Are there CHWs/TBAs trained and providing services through timed targeted counselling?

Is there a time when health facilities out of stock of any medical commodity tracer products, for longer than one week, 7 consecutive days?

Nutrition

Knowledge created due to support from project on exclusive breastfeeding

Quarterly

Community knowledge, attitude and practices towards child feeding

Is there provision of micronutrient supplements (Vitamin A supplementation, Iron and Folic supplementation?

Are there mothers who trained and practicing Mother-led MUAC (M-MUAC)?

Are there health care staff trained in the prevention and management of acute malnutrition

Are number of children/PLM who are malnourished and admitted to outreach services/OTP/ are increasing or decreasing – trend analysis

Food Assistance

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.**

To be done after completion of the beneficiary selection process (one off exercise)

Assess the appropriateness of the targeting criteria, the extent to which it was followed and overall fairness of the process and verify if selected households meet the criteria **

Assess if there are any attempts of fraud or payment requested for households to be registered**

Assess the extent to which the beneficiaries are informed and aware of key project information such as project objectives, activities, timelines, entitlement, number of cash transfers, expected results, targeted beneficiaries, criteria for selecting beneficiaries and opportunities/activities in which they can participate.**

Conduct on-site monitoring (OSM) for distribution of Sim cards to ensure that the right beneficiaries receive the cards and no payments are made in exchange for the cards.**

Verify the number of people benefitting from conditional and unconditional cash transfer, by locations, by lists**

Monthly

Physical verification and monitoring of nutrition and hygiene messaging and savings groups activities **

Monthly

Physical verification of household participation in Cash for Asset (CfA) activities and the progress of implementation of CfA activities**

Monthly

Confirm the frequency of cash transfers and amount (entitlement) received per household**

Monthly

Establish beneficiary feedback on the transfer value (amount/entitlement), CfA activity participation, cash transfer process, market accessibility and utilization of the cash received**

Quarterly through PDMs

Evaluate beneficiary targeting, registration and the effectiveness of cash transfer processes**

Data collection for Post distribution Monitoring**

Quarterly

Market and Context Monitoring and Analysis**

Monthly

Collection and documentation of impact stories**

Quarterly

Identify implementation gaps and bottlenecks and suggest recommendations

Quarterly

Accountability to Affected Population (AAP)

If community is aware of the existing feedback and complaint mechanisms including the Toll-free number, IVR system and/or landlines, CRM committees, posters)

Quarterly

If beneficiary use the available CRM systems to submit their feedback and received responses

If feedback/ responses are given on timely basis

Others, as required

B: Specific activities for Monitoring & Verification(WFP)

Project Goal

Achieving the following objectives:

Nutrition

· Malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women and girls and ART/TB-DOT clients in areas with persistently high rates of acute malnutrition have improved nutritional status throughout the year.

Output

· Targeted children aged 6-59 months, PLW/Gs, and ART/TB-DOT clients in areas with persistently high malnutrition rates receive specialized nutritious foods and benefit from gender informed social behaviour change communication in order to treat malnutrition throughout the year and stimulate positive behaviour change for improved food security and nutrition

Planned beneficiaries

TSFP U/5 – 5,407, TSFP PLW – 1,358, BSFP- 8280, FFTB: 120, MCHN – U2 – 2400, MCHN – PLW -864, MCHN- Deliveries - 43

Drought Relief & Safety Nets

· Food and nutrition insecure people in areas affected by natural and man-made disasters have access to adequate and nutritious food, and specialized nutritious foods to meet their basic food and nutrition needs during and in the aftermath of a shock.

Output

· # of households identified and registered under SCOPE by the end of the project period, issued with SCOPE cards and receiving cash/food incentives.

Planned beneficiaries

· Baidoa (Drought Relief & Safety Nets) 21,000

· Berdale (Drought Relief & Safety Nets) 11,000

· Quansadhere (375)

· Wajid (Safety Nets) 11,000

· Elwak (Drought Relief & Safety Nets) 3,000

Livelihoods

· Improved access to food and safety nets to selected IDP households and host communities in South Central Somalia; affected by natural and man-made disasters.

· Enabling members of food-insecure households to acquire skills with which they can gain employment or increase their income.

Output

· # of households (livelihoods and TVET/FFA) benefit/receive monthly cash/food voucher transfers.

· # of youths and women trained and equipped with skills after attending TVET/FFA training.

· # of households participating in crop production and other project livelihoods activities to produce crops for food.

Planned beneficiaries

To be determined

Donor

WFP

Length of Program

12 months

Available Project documentation

Project proposal, M&E plan/ITT, Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), project monthly and quarterly reports, other assessments

Third Party Monitoring logistics

WV Team Members and Roles

The successful candidate/ consultant will closely work with program Manager, MEAL managers, technical specialists, DME coordinators, project staff and staff from partners who will provide the necessary support in the entire process of third party monitoring.

Proposed Timeline

The final report should be submitted to WV 20 days after completion of the monitoring and verification exercise .Any delays in delivery should be communicated with WV as soon as possible, as WV has obligations to meet in terms of timely programming and donor reporting.

Phase 1: Planning and Inception

The consultant will be expected to provide a detailed plan in the form of an inception report. Additionally, they will be expected to develop data collection tools in line with the project’s M&E Plan, ITT, PIRS, and BHA requirements. The inception report and tools will be presented to WV for discussion and feedback before progressing to the next phase. The Inception Report/Presentation and Draft data collection tools should be delivered within required time.

Phase 2: Data Collection, Management and Cleaning

Upon agreement of the inception report and tools, the consultant will initiate training for enumerators and manage the data collection process. The consultant will be expected to manage any issues that arise during data collection, which may include data quality or methodological concerns, logistical challenges, etc. The consultant will be expected to provide WV with updates on the data collection process upon request. The data collection process should be completed within agreed time period.

Phase 3: Data Analysis, Report Writing and Review

Upon the completion of data collection, the consultant will clean and analyze the data and write a draft report. The draft report will be submitted to WV for review within 10 days. The consultant will incorporate feedback and present an updated final report within 20 days upon completion of monitoring exercise.

Consultant Deliverables

The consultant will provide the following deliverables:

ž Develop Technical and Budget proposals that include the Third Party Monitoring and Verification plan, methodology and appropriate M&V relevant information collection and analysis tools.

ž Work closely with the Quality Assurance Team, Sector Technical Specialists and Managers during the planning, design of the methodology; agree on the tools that will be used for Monitoring & Verification and the

ž Develop Monitoring & Verification schedule.

ž Presenting the methodologies and tools for World Vision M&E and Technical teams for revisions and comments.

ž Incorporate feedback given by WV team into tools and reports

ž Training of the data collection teams and supervisors (if need be) to ensure quality of data collected

ž Ensure a thorough review and analysis of project and secondary data

ž Ensure compliance with World Vision Informed Consent Policy regarding respondents

ž Lead the sample selection and outputs for primary data collection.

ž Data collection (Quantitative and Qualitative) for the outlined activities.

ž Data management (entry), transcription, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

ž Visit activity implementation sites and capture the required information (GPS - where applicable, photographs, feedback from communities or participants).

ž Verification of actual activity implementation on the ground.

ž Conduct FGDs and KIIs and observations where applicable to gather relevant information

ž Ensure adequate triangulation and validation of evidence collected

ž Debriefing on preliminary Monitoring & Verification outcomes to the field team soon after completion of data collection. The result is expected to be published and the consultant needs to give due attention for the quality of the report.

ž Present Final Report ensuring that the reports are well-written, and presented in a way that clearly stipulates the evidence collected, conclusions, and recommendations

World Vision Somalia Responsibilities

ž Provision of reference documents like project proposal, M&E Plan, IPTT, Detailed Implementation Plan, any survey reports and quarterly progress reports.

ž Ensure that the consultant adheres to research ethics and safeguarding policy

ž Conduct a review of and provide timely feedback and approval of all draft deliverables listed above under contractor responsibilities.

ž Community and stakeholder mobilisations for the Monitoring & Verification exercises.

ž Review the third party monitoring & verification plan and tools before use and reports and provide timely feedback.

ž The project team supports and facilitates connections to relevant stakeholders in the targeted districts.

Consultant Responsibilities

ž Develop Technical and Budget proposals that include the Third Party Monitoring and Verification plan, methodology and appropriate M&V relevant information collection and analysis tools.

ž Work closely with the Quality Assurance Team, Sector Technical Specialists and Managers during the planning, design of the methodology; agree on the tools that will be used for Monitoring & Verification and the

ž Develop Monitoring & Verification schedule.

ž Presenting the methodologies and tools for World Vision M&E and Technical teams for revisions and comments.

ž Incorporate feedback given by WV team into tools and reports

ž Training of the data collection teams and supervisors (if need be) to ensure quality of data collected

ž Ensure a thorough review and analysis of project and secondary data

ž Ensure compliance with World Vision Informed Consent Policy regarding respondents

ž Lead the sample selection and outputs for primary data collection.

ž Data collection (Quantitative and Qualitative) for the outlined activities.

ž Data management (entry), transcription, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

ž Visit activity implementation sites and capture the required information (GPS - where applicable, photographs, feedback from communities or participants).

ž Verification of actual activity implementation on the ground.

ž Conduct FGDs and KIIs and observations where applicable to gather relevant information

ž Ensure adequate triangulation and validation of evidence collected

ž Debriefing on preliminary Monitoring & Verification outcomes to the field team soon after completion of data collection. The result is expected to be published and the consultant needs to give due attention for the quality of the report.

ž Present Final Report ensuring that the reports are well-written, and presented in a way that clearly stipulates the evidence collected, conclusions, and recommendations

In addition to the deliverables above, the consultant will be expected to conduct a desk review of all relevant program documents and relevant secondary data, hire and train enumerators, lead and supervise the data collection process, ensure quality data and written reports, and incorporate feedback from WV.

Data Collection Ethics

Voluntarism, confidentiality and anonymity of participants: All participation in interviews must be voluntary, will not create harm to participants during or after the data gathering, and their anonymity and confidentiality will be protected. Voluntary involvement must be assured by a scripted verbal explanation of the survey being conducted. The script must inform respondents that they may choose to not respond to certain questions and may end the survey at any time.

Do No Harm: Project and evaluation themes must be screened for topics and questions that may cause distress to some interviewees. Mitigating approaches and referral options must be developed accordingly.

Integrity: Data from participants must be presented honestly and proportionately, such as the authoritativeness, extent-shared and intensity of opinions across the target population and aligning quotes with the evaluative themes intended by the informant. Unexpected or contentious findings should be triangulated with other forms of data to gauge significance.

Participant perspective: To the extent possible, given logistical limitations of each context, preliminary findings should be shared with a plenary of project stakeholders to invite their reactions and interpretations. These will be recorded and added to the final report.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII): Any technologies, digital platforms, or other methods employed should include sufficient data security and privacy protocols to ensure that PII is protected.

Child Protection: If children (under the age of 18) are to be interviewed, it will be in the presence of a responsible adult from the child’s family, or other implied guardian from the community. Children will not be exposed to questions of a highly personal, sensitive, potentially distressing or embarrassing nature.

If children are to be interviewed, child protection reporting protocols will be established and all staff made aware of when and how to report any issues that arise from data collection.

Baseline consultant and coordinators must have completed and been cleared by a police check within the last two years. All baseline coordinators and collectors will be required to review, sign, and adhere to a child protection code of conduct.

The lead baseline study consultant must familiarize him or herself with the following ethical and protection guides (to be supplied to the selected lead evaluator):

· WVI Child Protection Code of Conduct

· DFAT Guidelines for Child Protection

· WVI Guideline of Ethical Principles

· Australasian Evaluation Society Guidelines of Ethical Principals

· BOND Tool for Evidence Principles

Logistics

The consultant will be responsible for organizing logistical issues related to the assignment. These include consultant daily rate, travel arrangements (flights/car hire), accommodation, training costs, and enumerator fees (ONLY when needs are there for enumerators engagement) and thus should budget accordingly. Further discussions can be made with WVS on logistics arrangement.

Somali language: is a requirement

Application Process and Requirements

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

1. Mandatory Requirements

· Provide a certified copy of business registration(company/organization)

· Provide a certified copy of tax registration

· Provide information on ownership structure - name of directors/owners of the company(company/organization)

· Successful bidder will be required to sign World Vision Supplier Code of Conduct form

2. Technical Evaluation

2.1 Qualifications

The consultant must have proven expertise and experience in social research with special focus on Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Health and Nutrition, Development studies, Peace and security, Monitoring and Evaluation and International studies and be able to implement the third party monitoring in Southern Somalia following the required procedures. Proof of these is to be provided by submitting, together with the application:

· An overview of relevant works

· Working samples

· Contact details for references

· The proposed consultant’s/research team's CVs

2.2 Requirements in detail:

· In-depth knowledge of Somalia and its regions including government and community level service delivery structures.

· Knowledge of local language is a mandatory requirement.

· DEMONSTRATED ACCESS TO AND ABILITY TO TRAVEL AND WORK IN THE PROPOSED LOCATIONS (HUDUR, BERDALE, QANSADHERE, AND BURHAKABA) ARE MANDATORY.

· Understanding of the local context, political and security environment

· Lead consultant should have a Masters/PhD degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Health and Nutrition, Development studies, Peace and security, Monitoring and Evaluation and International studies or any other related qualifications and 5+ years of consultancy experiences.

· A consultant with a diversified knowledge and Experience in Food Security and Livelihoods, Health & Nutrition and WASH is preferred.

· Has technically sound experiences in Monitoring & Verification and Studies in Somalia context

· Has extensive experiences with Resilience Programs and humanitarian Emergency Response.

· Strong written, communication, and interpersonal skills in English and Somali, with substantial experiences in training and managing multicultural teams.

2.3 Proposal Contents

Proposals from Consultants should include the following information (at a minimum)

· Technical Proposal with clear methodology, including types of Monitoring & Verification tools and analysis

· CVs of key consultant(s) attached to the technical proposal

· Proposed timeline/Work plan

· At least 3 References including names and contact information (similar assignments in a similar context)

Financial Evaluation

· A financial proposal with a detailed breakdown of costs (which shall include professional fees and operational budget) quoted in USD. Applicable tax amount must be clearly stipulated and separated from the base costs.

· Payment Terms

· Credit Period

Clarification of Bidding Document

A prospective bidder making an inquiry relating to the tender document may notify WVS in writing at milkah_mwangi@wvi.org and joel_okumu@wvi.org . WVS will only respond to requests for clarification received no later than 7/10/2021.

How to Apply **

All interested bidders are requested to submit their proposal in English and by email to somo_supplychain@wvi.org on or before 15th October 2021. Proposals should be submitted in three distinct/separate attachments, namely. Mandatory Requirements, Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal (Bidders who will combine both technical and financial proposals shall be disqualified)

EMAIL TITLE SHOULD BE; - THIRD PARTY MONITORING- MULTISECTOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SAFETY NET FOR HUMAN CAPITAL PROJECT

Bids received after deadline shall not be considered.

ANNEXES

A. BHA funded Multisector Emergency Response Project (Health & Nutrition, WASH and Agriculture & Economic Recovery & Marketing Systems and Food Assistance)

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Project Goal

To restore the wellbeing of vulnerable communities in Somalia affected by the aftermath of severe flooding, drought, and locusts affected communities; including IDPs, hosting communities in Somalia and Somaliland.

Project Purposes

Purpose 1: Disaster affected communities have increased access to food through their own production and protection of productive assets.

  1. BHA Sector Name – Food Assistance: WV will work to increased access to food for disaster affected households, through conditional assistance (cash-for-work activities) and unconditional assistance to food insecure households.

  2. BHA Sector Name – Agriculture: Disaster affected communities have increased access to food through improved agricultural practices, higher quality seed, and quality livestock.

  3. BHA Sector Name – Economic Recovery and Market Systems: Disaster affected households have diversified and expanded livelihoods through village savings and loan associations.

  4. BHA Sector Name – Multipurpose Cash Assistance: Assist communities affected by emergencies with short-term, unconditional cash assistance aimed at meeting their immediate needs.

Purpose 2: The health and nutrition of the targeted community is improved through enhancing healthcare services and prevention and treatment of malnutrition.

· BHA Sector Name – Health: Communities receive increased access to primary health care services, focusing on diseases treatment and prevention, public health emergency response, mother and child health services, and health systems strengthening. **

· BHA Sector Name – Nutrition: Parents and caregivers receive knowledge and care needed to treat their malnourished children through access to SAM and MAM care.

Purpose 3: Households and communities have improved access to clean water, sanitation, and critical WASH items, as well as increased adoption of positive hygiene and environmental health practices.

· BHA Sector Name – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: WV proposes a holistic WASH approach to target the same communities with multiple interventions, working toward addressing immediate WASH needs, while also contributing to sustainable community WASH improvements. **

Project Sub-sectors

1. Health

Sub-sectors 1.1. Health Systems Support

Sub-sectors 1.2. Basic Primary Health Care Essential Health Services

Sub-sectors 1.3. Public Health in Emergencies

Sub-sectors 1.4. Pharmaceuticals and other Medical Commodities (PMC)

2. Nutrition

Sub-sectors 2.1. Management of Acute Malnutrition (or Wasting)

Sub-sectors 2.2. Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition in Emergencies

3. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Sub-sectors 3.1. Environmental Health

Sub-sectors 3.2. Hygiene Promotion

Sub-sectors 3.3. Water Supply

Sub-sectors 3.4. Sanitation

Sub-sectors 3.5. WASH Non-Food Items (NFI)

4. Food Assistance

Sub-sectors 4.1. Conditional Food Assistance

Sub-sectors 4.2. Unconditional Food Assistance

5. Agriculture and Food Security

Sub-sectors 5.1. Improving Agricultural Production

Sub-sectors 5.2. Seed Systems Security

Sub-sectors 5.3. Irrigation

Sub-sectors 5.4. Pests and Pesticides

Sub-sectors 5.5. Livestock

6. Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS)

Sub-sectors 6.1. Financial Services

Sub-sectors 6.2. Multipurpose Cash

Number of target beneficiaries

205,950 host communities and 64,000 IDPs

Donor

BHA/USAID

Length of Program

12 months

Available Project documentation

Project proposal, M&E plan/ITT, Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), OFDA Final evaluation reports, project quarterly and semi-annual reports, other assessments

HOW TO APPLY

All interested bidders are requested to submit their proposal in English and by email to somo_supplychain@wvi.org on or before 15th October 2021. Proposals should be submitted in three distinct/separate attachments, namely. Mandatory Requirements, Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal (Bidders who will combine both technical and financial proposals shall be disqualified)

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