TERMS OF REFERENCE-TOR-CONSULTANT FOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS ON FINANCING FOR POOR – Mogadishu

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TERMS OF REFERENCE-TOR-CONSULTANT FOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS ON FINANCING FOR POOR
Location: Mogadishu
Application Deadline: 26th December-19 at 10:00AM.
Send documents To:CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org

Introduction

Save the Children International (SCI) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to fight for children’s rights and deliver immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide. SCI has been operational in Greater Somalia for over 40 years. Current programs straddle relief and development in various sectors including Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Vocational and Skills Training, Education and Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) working in Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia to help communities cope with drought, conflict, displacement and flooding.
BMZproject: SOM Income Generation, TVET, Social Protection and WASH for Resilient Communities in Mogadishu. This project is funded by BMZ (The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development -Germany) with an aim of Building Resilient communities in Mogadishu, especially womenand children in Mogadishu. The overall aim of this project span from short term humanitarian support to long term resilience building using the durable solutions approach to IDPs crisis in Mogadishu. Save the Children is responding through the provision of FSL, TVET and WAS, FSL interventions to the continued humanitarian needs of a population that has been through one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
BMZ project Objectives:The Overall Objective is: Men, women and children in vulnerable communities are more resilient to shocks and the Specific Objective is “Increased resilience of vulnerable people in Mogadishu, particularly IDPs, to resist and recover from the impact of cyclical stocks and stresses”
Save the children international wishes to contract local short term consultant to facilitate consultative workshops for micro-credit institution, banks, and credit schemes, Chamber of commerce and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSAStaff) on financing for poor. Over the last decade, small, medium and large microfinance institutions providing Islamic forms of financing emerged in Mogadishu. Unfortunately, the poor do not have access to these financing mechanisms.
As such, Save the Children, together with MOLSA proposed to map out relevant financial institutions and conduct three consultation workshops in Mogadishu with the aim of discussing existing services and strategizing ways through which services can be extended to the poor. In addition, challenges and barriers including policy related issues will be discussed and actions will be drawn.
The consultant will facilitate a consultative workshop on the above subject and support Save the Children and MOLSA onactionable implementation plan to advocate for financing for
THE EXPECTED OUTCOME:
The consultative workshops on financing for poor with the key stakeholders both private and public/ government are expected to enhance awareness creation of the financial service providers and credit schemes to invest the poor households and avail them access to market opportunities, Government line ministry advise the private and public on relevant policies to enable target group access to equitable income through a convenient policy and provide recommendation to Save the children on leverage point to get target groups connected to the private financial Institutions.
SPECIFIC objective and SCOPE OF WORK:
The assignment will provide insight knowledge and recommendation of the following areas: –

To enhance awareness creation of the financial service providers/institutions and credit schemes to invest the poor households and avail them access to market opportunities.
Government line Ministry (MOLSA) advise the private and public to the relevant policies to enable target group access to equitable income through a convenient policy
Provide recommendation to Save the children on leverage point to get target groups connected to the private financial Institutions; in order to enhancehousehold’s food security and economic self-resilience.

Specifically, the consultant will:

Attend a briefing session with Save the Children Technical specialist and Program Managers and review the desk material on the subject matter in Mogadishu.
Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key InformantsInterviews with key financial service providers, banks, small and medium scale micro-credit schemes.
Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with government lines munities eg, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) to identify existing and planned policies on equitable market based opportunities.
Conduct consultative workshops on financing for poor for the private financial institutions, service providers, banks, small and medium scale micro-credit schemes, representatives of chamber of commerce and MOLSA
Develop aninception training plan complete with Goals, objectives, topic and subtopics.
Prepare a training program to include Financing for poor, entrepreneurship, equitable market opportunities with comparable context of Somalia
Deliver a highly practical participative and market based focused workshops on the subject matter
Write draft and final report –include follow-up facilitation and work plans

TRAINING METHODOLOGY
The overall consultative process will be mainlypractical, consultative and participatory. The discourse approach involves various techniques including but not limited to key Informative interview, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), consultative workshops with the key stakeholders.
In addition to the key informative interview and focus discussion with the key stakeholders, the consultant will facilitate two separate consultative workshops with the private institution and MOLSA staff.
DELIVERABLES:

Inception report and planning
Training and Workshop plan.
Final report.

Duration of the assignment:
The duration of this assignment overall is 20 days – training days; one day with the key stakeholders, representatives from the privet sector and One day with the ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) staff. The consultant will then start other necessary data collection to produce quality report with actionable recommendations.Specific schedules will be agreed with the selected candidate.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE OF THE CONSULTANT
To qualify for this assignment, the consultant

a) Have minimum Diploma or degree in Business management, entrepreneurship.
b) Certified training of trainers or experience on facilitating consultative workshop
c) Over 5 year’s training –informal and formal-
d) Demonstrated experience and proven record in undertaking similar assignments

CODE OF CONDUCT
Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential 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.
Application Process
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit;

Technical and financial proposals with detailed work plan
 similar contracts –signed and stamped copies
Firm/individual CVS

Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org  with the subject line of the email body “CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS ON FINANCING FOR POOR”. Deadline for submission is 26th December-2019.




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