TERMS OF REFERENCE RECRUITMENT OF PROTECTION CONSULTANCY FIRM

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TERMS OF REFERENCE RECRUITMENT OF PROTECTION CONSULTANCY FIRM

BACKGROUND

Women and child care organization (WOCCA) is a non-governmental, non-political and not-for profit making organization legally registered as such in Somalia. WOCCA was formed after the collapse of the state of Somalia to offer humanitarian assistance to the needy communities. it focuses on improving the well-being of women headed households and women who are struggling with life as the breadwinners for their households in the MiddleShabelle, Lower Shabelle and Banadir regions. It has established itself as a reliable development/Emergency partner in the aforementioned regions.
WOCCA is currently implementing an Integrated response- “Facilitating the provision of lifesaving, specialized GBV and Child Protection services to extremely vulnerable women, girls and boys in hard to reach and undeserved locations in Eastern Baidoa region”.
WOCCA and ACTED are collaborating in an integrated humanitarian response project that will meet the different needs of the internally displaced persons in 31 IDP sites in Baidoa district. WOCCA will provide protection services and mainstream protection in the targeted camps while ACTED conduct CCCM, Shelter and WASH activities of this same project in the same locations.
The 31 targeted IDP sites are namely;Berdale (Mundul,Barakaley,Barkhadle,Beoley,Mabarak,Mogararow,Tawsikaar,Warharqan,YamanBasatiin), Howlwadaag (Farbuur,Koban Dheere-1,Kulmiye,Qasab-2,Tubaney), Horseed(Abal-1,Alla suge-1,BayiyoBakool,DambalCaalan,Hubur, Idinti, Jeelow, Mar marson, Robowfeyla,Walaq-3,Warisakow), Isha (Adc-2 Towfiiq,Adc-4,Bakal Gaduud, Buulagumar,Idaleweyn,Riikoy).
The project will provide GBV survivors with case management, psychosocial support, material assistance and, referral for further medical support. The project staff includingGBV caseworkers, community support workers and project officer will receive refresher training on case management to strengthen their capacity. The project will also strengthen the capacity of the community and other stakeholders to effectively respond to incidents of GBV through community awareness raising sessions and capacity building.
WOCCA is seeking to recruit an external Monitoring & Evaluation consultant company to provide Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). It is anticipated the company will work closely with WOCCA project team, conduct regular field visits, make observations, and receive community feedback to monitor and assess the project’s progress, quality of work, challenges, and pace of project implementation against the implementation plan and produce the necessary reports as indicated below.
 
Project Outcomes, Outputs and Indicators

Outcome
Outputs
Indicators

1) 450 GBV survivors (95% women, girls, 5% boys and men) provided with case management and psychosocial support including referral for medical support and material assistance.
450 beneficiaries are supported with psycho social support, and referral to the health services.
Number of male/female survivors who receive medical assistance, including post rape treatment within 72 hours, in line with set standards
Target no: 450

 
 
Number of people supported with material assistance.
Target no: 1000

 
 
Number of staff trained on GBV and safe ethical referral approach.
Target no: 16

2)Strengthened capacity of communities including women, men, girls, and boys to reduce exposure to GBV risks through awareness raising and capacity building.
3000 community members sensitized on GBV risk mitigation and prevention measure.
Number of people reached by campaigns conducted to inform communities on available services
Target no: 3000

 
 
Number of women center supported Target no: 1

 
 
Number of ACTED staff trained.
Target no: 10

 
 
 
Number of camp committee members trained.
Target no:20

 
 
Number of local authority members trained.
Target no: 10

 
 
Number of WASH committee members trained.
Target no: 10

 
 
Number of women trained on life skills education
Target no: 40

 DUTY STATION
The consultancy will take place in Somalia and will be working in liaison with WOCCA Program officer. Work will involve travel to project sites in Somalia. The consultants will provide their own computer and software.
III. Project Objective
The overall objective of the project is to build up on the existing activities being done by ACTED and WOCCA by supporting more IDPs in Baidoa region. The project will support newly formed IDPS in Baidoa and People affected by drought crisis are assisted in a timely manner and offer adequate protection through awareness raising and adopting an integrated multi-sectoral approach to support GBV survivors.

Duration of assignment

It is anticipated that the assignment will be effective for the entire project period. It will take effect from the date of signing the Contract till the end of the project.

EXPECTED RESULTS: (MEASURABLE RESULTS)

The key expected results are summarized as follows:

Phase 1: Inception report,
Phase 2: Draft mid-project review report,
Phase 3: Final project review report,

Activities of consultant
This project will focus on the following main activities:

Carry out a review and analysis (predominantly qualitative but also quantitative data) from existing project documents
Undertaking stakeholder interviews and where warranted travel to project sites in Somalia to better understand programmatic operations and experiences
Presentation of initial findings and facilitating detailed mid-project review report.
Preparing a mid-project review report with specific recommendations for the final phase of program implementation
Ensure accountability: this will identify the extent to which well this project is achieving its intended objectives and meeting the needs of partners and the communities where we work, and what course corrections are needed.
Review progress of project and the challenges and bottlenecks
Identify areas for course correction and improvement,
Refinement of project implementation plans and performance measurement frameworks
Specific recommendations for the final project evaluation
Specific recommendations on how partnerships could be enhanced to make them more efficient and leveraged to maximize results
Specific recommendations on how capacity development activities could be enhanced and areas to be prioritized
Describe the risks associated with the project implementation and how they were identified, managed, and mitigated, including any operational, security, personnel management or other relevant risks.
Describe the impact of any coordination efforts, any synergies that developed, and recommendations for improving coordination in the future; describe any efforts to coordinate with the host government, other relevant organizations and the broader humanitarian system, including the cluster system.
Describe whether the project provided accountability during implementation towards the affected population. How was the information about the organization and the project provided to affected populations? How were crisis-affected people involved in the implementation of the project? How was feedback collected, tracked and incorporated? Were adjustments necessary as a result of received feedback? Please provide some evidence of soliciting and using this feedback.
Describe any lessons learned, and how these will be applied in future to projects or programs
Propose exit strategy and closure steps for the project or program, and an assessment of the sustainability of the results, an analysis of the likely after-effects of the project or the extent to which any of the results or benefits of the project will continue after its closure.

 

DELIVERABLES
Inception Report –

The consultant will develop tools or short guidance that he / she uses to identifythe gaps.
Provide the proposed methodologies, data collection and reporting plans with draft data collection tools such as interview guides,
allocation of roles and responsibilities within the team,
a timeframe with firm dates for deliverables, and
Travel and logistical arrangements for the team. This is expected a maximum of four days after signing of the contract.

Debriefings / Feedback to the WOCCA program officer– The consultant will report his/her preliminary findings as follows;

 

Within 45 days of the start of the project, provide a staff list with details of employees contracted and paid by the project.
Within 75 days of the start of the project Provide beneficiary contact list including contact information of the beneficiaries.
Receive monthly cluster reports from the protection field coordinator in Baidoa. The consultant will ensure the correctness, authenticity and completeness of the reports and share the same with the project manager by the 5th of every month.
Identify follow up and document case studies/success stories for publication in the SHF website and UN clusters
Reporting
Prepareby 15th of June 2019a progress narrative report discussing the overall performance and results of the project with reference to the general objectives of the project.

NB:The report should highlight specifically the project’s impact and the different needs of women, men, boys, girls, and vulnerable individuals.

Prepare a final narrative report discussing the overall performance and results of the project not later than 15th February 2020 with reference to the general objectives of the project. Specifically note the project’s impact on the different needs of women, men, boys, girls, and vulnerable individuals.
The consultant will summarize observations and learning’s from his/her deployment that can be of interest both to the office of deployment and others.

Qualification /experience required for the assignment:

Minimum 2 years working experience in social research or a related field relevant for this assignment
Degree in public health, degree in social science or related discipline
Strong Skills in Data Collection Tools, Data Analysis and Report Writing Skills.
Statistical Package use and practical application in social research is needed
Prior work experience in the area would be an advantage
Note that the assignment will be in South Central Somalia.

Payments
It is proposed that the payment schedule will be as follows: 50% after submitting the inception report, 30% after half the project period and successful submission of the required documents. Rest upon approval of the final report.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates are invited to send an expression of interest to Wocca by the due date. This expression should contain the following:

A cover letter indicating experiences in conducting similar consultancies.
The consultancy approach, methodology and work plan;
Updated CVs of relevant staff including relevant work experience, formal education, qualifications and contact details of 3 references;
A sample of a similar assignment done recently;
Financial proposal providing cost estimates of consultancy fees in US Dollar

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your updated CV and technical proposal to HR@woccaorg.com by 28th February 2019, quoting the title of the consultancy.
Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted.
For more information about WOCCA and its programs, visit www.woccaorg.com




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