TERMS OF REFERENCE (TORs) SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY FOR CIVIC DIALOGUE PROGRAMME

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (TORs) SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY FOR CIVIC DIALOGUE PROGRAMME

GENERAL INFORMATION

Post title:                           Consultant to Develop Operational Guidelines for Civic Dialogue & Training
Project name:                “Strengthening local governance structures and systems for more accountable
and inclusive Federal Member States in support of the Wadajir National Framework’’ Phase II
Type of Contract:       Consultancy
Duty stations:                Mogadishu
Duration of
Assignment:                    Six (6) months
Language required:  English, Somali
Expected Starting
Date:                                    15th March 2019.
Reports to:                       EISA Country Director, in cooperation with FCA

BACKGROUND

EISA is a continental not for profit organisation located in Johannesburg, South Africa with field offices in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has continental and sub-regional programmes. EISA strives for excellence in the promotion of credible elections, citizen participation and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa.
EISA is a member of the FCA led consortium in the project:” Strengthening local governance structures and systems for more accountable and inclusive Federal Member States in support of the Wadajir National Framework” The project is funded by EU and is running from 2018 to 2022. The project is building on a consortium of three partners including FCA Somalia, Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).
In the efforts of Somalia’s state building processes, local governance programming and social development initiatives are undertaken in correlation and alignment with the national priorities under the guidance of the Somalia Federal Government. EISA is taking the lead in the implementation of four core project areas:
Board of Directors: Dr Christiana Thorpe (Chairperson) (Sierra Leone),
Mr Denis Kadima (Executive Director), Dr Roukaya Kasenally (Mauritius), Professor Tom Lodge (United Kingdom), Justice Irene Mambilima (Zambia), Dr Nandini Patel (Malawi), Sheik Abdul Carimo Nordine Sau (Mozambique), Professor John Stremlau (United States Of America), Ms Ilona Tip (South Africa)

Civic Dialogues at Village Level
Support to Technical Committees and district preparatory committees to convene inclusive district reconciliation conferences,
Capacity strengthening support to new district councils and;
Development of best practice working procedures between district authorities, Federal Member States (FMS), and Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to support the district formation process

In light of the local governance programming and social development plans for more accountable, inclusive governance structure in the Federal Member States in support of the Wadajir National Framework, EISA’s direct beneficiaries of the project include administrations (district and regional state administrations), local community, youth, women, community leaders, business community, religious leaders, minorities, marginalized, disabled groups in close collaboration and coordination with the Ministry of Interior and Local Governments of FMSs and Ministry of Interior Federal Affairs and Reconciliation (MoIFAR) of the FGS.

TARGET DISTRICTS

EISA is targeting 10 districts in three federal member states and in consultation with FCA, CRD and key line ministries at the FMSs and MoIFAR. There are selected or identified districts for council formation and peace dividend work:

Hirshabelle Federal Member State: Jowhar, Bulo Burto, Balcad
Galmudug Federal Member State: Galcayo, Dusamareb and Adado
Jubaland Federal Member State: Afmadow, Doolow, Luuq and Belethawa or Bardere.

NB 1.: The final selection of the districts will be decided by the FMSs/MOIFA leadership upon meeting the selection criteria matrix developed and in consultation with key actors/implementing partners. Districts may be differed to other FMSs depending on the national priority.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE

The program expected result is to support the legitimacy and perception of the effectiveness of the governance structures through the delivery of tangible peace dividends and support the formation of functional and effective local council and administrations. The rationale of the project is to strengthen stability in the target districts in Somalia, through the following:
1-   Capacity gaps in running local administrations in the target districts are identified and strengthened;
2-   Improved relationship between target district administrations and corresponding federal Member states and district populations; and
3-   Target districts and federal states administrators’ and residents’ understanding of gender equality and gender mainstreaming approaches is improved.
The project’s actions will support the re-stabilization of governance in Somalia and promote greater civic participation. The achievements of this action aim to serve as a pilot model that can be applied to support peace and stability efforts on an even greater scale throughout the country. Key to this process is building the capacity of Federal Member States. FMSs involved in this project include Jubbaland State, Galmudug State and Hirshabele State.
The specific objective of this assignment is to develop and finalize operational guidelines for Civic Dialogue & Training (translated to Somali) and questionnaires for community consultation around inclusive district formation processes.

SCOPE OF THE WORK

The consultant is aimed to provide an inclusive Civic Dialogue operational guidelines & trainings.
The tasks of the consultant are as follows but not limited to:

Facilitating meaningful gender and youth responsive dialogue among the community to pave the way for the formation of inclusive local councils and administrations for people driven processes
Develop a results-oriented operational guideline for civic dialogue
Include in the civic dialogue guide innovative methodology including use of technology such as WhatsApp groups and text messaging, amongst others.
Develop preliminary questions for an inclusive district formation process to be used for community consultation.
Develop a gender and youth responsive outreach strategy for participation, buy-in and support of the local community, state, and district leaders to the civic dialogue process.
Develop an appropriate training programme and train facilitators (FGS, FMS and Consortium partners/NGOs staff) for civic dialogue.
Compile and present written reports as required throughout the consultancy including an assessment of the environment and recommendations for improvement of the tool.

 

METHODOLOGY

The methodology must be inclusive of all villages using a ‘clusters’ of village approach. Sessions can be held for a full/half day in each cluster, 3 villages make a cluster. Districts usually have 50-150 villages, with an average of 100 villages. More days may be required depending on the number of villages.

EXPECTED RESULTS/OUTPUTS

The consultancy services include three main milestones:
Milestone I:
This is the preparatory phase. EISA places a lot of emphasis on this phase to ensure proper grounding of the consultancy services exists before engaging into consultations. Key activities will include but not limited to the following;

A detailed methodology, work plan, which will be shared and agreed upon with EISA.
Inception Report

Milestone II:

Development of operational guidelines for civic dialogue
Develop preliminary questions for inclusive district formation process to be used for community consultation.
Develop a gender and youth responsive outreach strategy for participation, buy-in and support of the local community, state, and district leaders to the civic dialogue process.
Develop meaningful components to encourage citizens, more emphasis on women and youth participation – including the use of technology for civic dialogue.

Milestone III:

Develop an appropriate training programme and train facilitators (FGS, FMS, Consortium partners staff) for civic dialogue.
Facilitating meaningful gender and youth responsive dialogue among the community to pave the way for the formation of inclusive local councils and administrations for people driven processes

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in Social or Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, International Development or another relevant discipline. A relevant Bachelors’ degree with adequate relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
At least 10 years’ experience in Civic Education drives, Local Governance,

Decentralisation, Support to Districts

Ability to communicate and write
Experience in planning
Experience in project management
Experience in research
Good writing skills
Computer literacy
Adaptable to different working environments and conditions
Ability to make quick decisions and take initiative
Able to relate to people

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply by sending your cover letter and most recently updated CV addressed to the EISA Acting Country Director on the email address mukenyi@eisa.org.za . Your cover letter must indicate costs proposal and availability. The closing date is 4th March 2019, 16h30. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message. Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
QUALIFIED WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!




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