TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONDUCTING MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR ILAA LINTA CARUURTA – CHILDREN PROTECTED IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES PROJECT (2017-2021)
Project back ground
The project aims to protect the most vulnerable and marginalized children, including children with disabilities, in Somaliland from multiple child protection risks and harms by building a child protection system which will be truly owned by the communities but will also have a strong link to relevant national laws and policies e.g. the Child Rights Act, the National Plan of Action for Children, the Child Protection Policy and the Alternative Care Policy, and the envisaged formal structures envisaged by these normative frameworks.
The project’s approach will apply a bottom-up approach by ensuring that women/men and girls/boys themselves identify key child protection issues in their communities through participatory community dialogue sessions, awareness raising sessions and child-led research. Communities’ capacities to identify and respond to potential risks of abuse, violence, harm and neglected will be a critical focus of the action. Work with religious leaders, with other influential people and with parents and caregivers will be important in order to catalyse community willingness to prevent and respond to child protection risks and concerns. This will lead to better awareness but also to sustainable and practical actions among families, communities and children to challenge harmful attitudes and practices in regard to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of girls and boys and therefore, address some of the root causes of child protection issues.
While a greater focus will be placed on strengthening the child protection system (both informal and formal) to prevent children from violence and abuse, the focus will at the same time be on provision of child and gender sensitive child protection services. This will be achieved by improving coordination among formal and informal structures, by enhancing capacity of formal and informal service providers and by improving implementation of child protection laws and policies at national level.
Children are active change agents and participate in assessment of services by using child friendly methodologies. By supporting child-led structures both for in-school and out of school children, children’s own capacity to protect themselves and their peers will improve. Gender equality and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will be crosscutting themes.
The project is implemented in Berbera by the national partner YOVENCO and in Hargeisa by Save the Children. The project will directly reach 1500 children, 750 girls and 750 boys and a total of 1805 adults, 1065 women and 740 men directly, and 3840 children, 1920 girls and 1920 boys and 5288 adults, 3,339 women and 1949 men indirectly. The project have close linkages, and in some instances joint beneficiaries with the Save the Children Finland supported Child Sensitive Social Protection Project, which is implemented together in two locations within Hargeisa..
Goal: The protection rights of children realized in Somaliland
Outcome: Improved protection of children from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect in the project target areas through strengthened child protection system
Output 1: Child protection coordination mechanisms in place and functional
Output 2: Enhanced capacity of child protection service providers to respond to child protection concerns
Output 3: Increased awareness on child protection among target communities
Output 4: Improved implementation of child protection laws and policies
Output 5: Children in targeted households receive better family based care and support
Output 6: Enhanced participation of children to protect themselves from violence, abuse, exploitation.
Overall purpose of the mid-year study
The purpose of the baseline study is to generate baseline information prior to commencing project implementation. The information will provide a bench mark for project monitoring and evaluation. The baseline study will also generate information that will be used to further inform project interventions and strategies. After the baseline study, the information will be used to track progress towards achieving the projects’ expected outputs and outcomes.
Scope of services
The consultant is fully responsible for the entire process of assessment. To ensure quality adherence and technical input however, the candidate will work with ILALINTA CARURTA project and MEAL team support from Save the Children.
The mid-year assessment will cover 7 (3 in Hargeisa and 4 in Berbera) out of the target 13 locations in 2 districts (Berbera and Hargeisa) and will cover all relevant stakeholders (relevant government officials and representatives, community members, local partner NGO, & children) who will participate in the implementation of the project to collect the necessary information.
The methods to be used for the baseline study will be participatory in order to make the activity a positive learning process. In addition, the active involvement and participation of project stakeholders, particularly beneficiaries (including girls and boys), during the baseline study will enhance ownership of the project from the beginning.
Below is the main methodology to be used for the mid-year assessment
Both primary and secondary sources of information will be used to generate data and information.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection in order all the information needed for the project is collected.
The data will be gathered through a KAP survey, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with the different target groups, children, IDP community members, host communities, community groups and local authorities as well as through observation and reviewing different documents.
Methods will be as participatory as possible and with children child-friendly methods will be used.
To measure the impact of the project, the mid-year assessment will be collected from intervention.
Participation of stakeholders will be voluntary. Children’s participation need to respect the Save the Children’s basic requirements for effective and ethical child participation. As the minimum the following standards need to be fulfilled: child participation must be voluntary, safe and inclusive.
Produce an inception report detailing the timeline of the activity.
Produce final report on analyzed data clearly indication the % and # of each indicator.
Raw data shall be shared with SCI ILAALINTA CARURTA project and MEAL team for cross checking and future use.
The study is expected to be completed within 12 days starting during July 2018 including report writing days, for more detailed information see attached annexes.
Consultant Requirements & Qualifications
The consultant should have:
A minimum of first degree relevant to the area of the task (e.g. statistics, social work, community psychology, gender studies etc.)
Excellent knowledge on data collection and analysis
Demonstrable experience in conducting assessments and research on national and local level
Experience designing reports
Proven experience in working with NGO/INGOs and with the local community
Understanding and commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values
Experience in working in Somalia/Somaliland will be an added value.
Ability to speak Somali will be an asset.
Preparations and Logistical Support
Save the Children Somaliland – ILAALINTA CARUURTA project team will provide the following logistical support and guidance:
Ensure prompt payment of professional fee and other costs arising from the contract;
Provide logistical support (transport, accommodation, food, etc.) during the assignment.
Provide guidance, input and support during the exercise
Candidates interested in the position will be expected to provide the following documentation to save the children’s firstname.lastname@example.org latest on Wednesday 18th July 2018 –
Detailed technical proposal to ToR, with specific focus addressing the scope of work, methodology to be used and key selection criteria
CVs of consultant(s) with minimum of 3 traceable and recent referees; company profile if relevant
Detailed financial proposal based on expected daily rates
Initial work plan and availability of the consultant
Sample report of the same activity previously done
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Sample Formal and informal service providers
Ayah 3 – Shiekh Omar
1. Central MCH
3. Custodial Corps
6. Local Government
Mid-year assessment targets
Focus Group Discussions
Risk Mapping for Children
8 Children Groups (4 in Hargeisa and 4 in Berbera)
4 – Girls 12-17
8 – Boys 12-17
2 – CPWGs (1 in Berbera and 1 in Hargeisa)
3- CWCs in Hargeisa
4- in Berbera
CP Policy and Laws
15 – Government officials and NGOs
Hargeisa – MoLSA, MoJ, MoH, MoE, Attorney General, Nagaad, Havoyoco, Nafis Network, CCBRS, Local Government
Berbera – MoLSA, MoH, MoE, Attorney General, Havoyoco, Yovenco, Local Government, GAVO.
45 in Hargeisa and 60 In Berbera – Communities (Adults – Men and Women)
QoS – Child Friendly
CP Services (CM)
4 FGDs in Hargeisa (7-8 mixed children for each FGD)
4 FGDs in Berbera (7-8 mixed children for each FGD)
CWC members on Case Management
14 – CWC members
6 – in Hargeisa
8 – in Berbera