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Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia Consultant Opportunity

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia.
ADRA is currently implementing water and basic livelihood related project activities and is seeking the services of a qualified Consultant to carry out the following: Bio-Mass Utilization Baseline Survey.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are to:
1.     Generate baseline data that will identify set benchmarks and milestones in order to reveal the current biomass sources and the level of consumption in Bay and Bakol regions of Somalia.
2.     Produce contextually relevant set of energy baseline tools for use by ADRA in the assignment as well as for future programming.
3.     Impart project staff in the target regions participating in the baseline survey with relevant skills in collecting and analyzing data and effectively reporting on energy surveys. This will be gained through training and working together with staff during the consultancy.
Qualifications and Expertise of the Consultant

  • Advanced university degree in Environmental Sciences, Appropriate Technology or a relevant related technical field. Proven experience in environment and biodiversity issues will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of current issues on biomass, environmental degradation, forestry and household energy.
  • Experience in conducting baseline studies.
  • Strong background in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Computer skills, especially knowledge of statistical packages such as SPSS.
  • Familiarity with bivariate and multivariate analysis.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
  • Ability to plan and maintain project schedules and meet required deadlines
  • Proven experience in Post Conflict Transition countries, including previous experience working in Somalia.
For the full Terms of Reference (ToR) please visit ADRA Somalia website
Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to or by 11th June 2010.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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