Terms of Reference for Conducting Child Resilience Structured Workshops Mini-Evaluation in Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Comprehensive                                       
Community
Based    Hargeisa Head Office
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Rehabilitation in
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Somaliland
Background
Terms of Reference for Conducting Child Resilience Structured Workshops Mini-Evaluation in Hargeisa, Somaliland
CCBRS partnering with SAVE THE CHILDREN Somaliland is currentlyimplementing a four-year civil society project named Lot Civ funded by DANIDA that will support projection of children and youth rights in Somaliland… The Lot Civ project aims to strengthen capacity of civil society organizations and government institutions so that protection of children from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation is in place and those policies and laws that would ensure the protection of children from all forms of violence are in place as well and enforced.
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 Mini Evaluation:

The scope of this mini-evaluation is mainly focused on the Child resilience program within the project. The overall objective of the mini-evaluation is to determine from the pre and post evaluations and the overall  % changes in the five child  resilience indicators (Engagement at home, engagement in schools, social relations, problem solving, and self-esteem)
The evaluation will also focus on assessing parents, teachers and caregivers (women & men) level of understanding of the role of family in child resilience
The evaluation will also identify if there were any unintended impact of the child resilience workshop for children and identify how this impact has had on the psychosocial wellbeing of the children and their parents/caregivers.
The evaluation should also document mostsignificant changes that are associated with the child resilience workshops from different beneficiary perspectives. Generatelessons learnt whichwill be shared with the project team, local stakeholders and the community. The findings will be used to inform better programme development for beneficiaries

The specific objectives of the Minievaluation are described below: –

The consultant will conduct Child Resilience Minievaluation in Hargeisa.
The Local Consultant will lead the Child Resilience Minievaluation discussions to gather information on the programmes impact for children who took part in the workshops, and document most significant change stories from project beneficiaries
Assess the extent to which the expected results have been realized that is;
Establish the overall changes in the 5 resilience indicators based on pre and post workshop evaluations

Gather what went well and what did not work well in the programme

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

Methodology

The Local consultant will employ a participatory approach and will be using standard Child resilience monitoring and evaluation toolkit for this assignment. In addition he will conduct FGDs with children and parents in order to triangulate data derived from the pre and post evaluations and through the use of the monitoring and evaluation toolkit. Prior knowledge of the Child resilience package is mandatory for this assignment. The following child-friendly tools/methodologies will also be used: Brainstorming
Review and analyze the pre and post test values for the 16 children’s workshop and 4 parents/ care givers meetings Group discussions- FDGS-KII interviews as well as Observations with project staff, child resilience facilitators, caregivers, children, teachers & parents
Drawings especially for young  children to Express their Views
Smiley Faces
Body Mapping Exercises
Questions in the FGDs
Pre & post questionnaire
Most significant change methodology with children, teachers and parents

Deliverables for the Local Consultant                                                                
·         Conduct mini-evaluations for the 16 workshops conducted with 300 Children and 4 parent/ caregiver workshops conducted with 300 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-Evaluation 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
At least 5 case studies of the identified most significant changes for children

Assignment Duration

This assignment will take 10Days in field within Hargeisa targeting the schools and IDPs where child resilience programme runs.

Educational background of the consultancy

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
ender and disability sensitive
Good organizer and communicator
Comfortable working with children
Good Capacity on Child centered learning and teaching methodology.

APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS
Candidates interested in the consultancy will be expected to provide the following documentation:

Detailed technical response to the TOR, with a specific focus on addressing the scope of work, 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

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