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Adeso Consultancy for conducting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Training in Puntland Somalia


Consultancy Vacancy
 
Terms of Reference

Organization: Adeso

Position Title:
Consultancy for conducting Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) Training
 
Position Location: Puntland Somalia
 

Duration: 21 days
 
Application deadline: 8th January, 2013
 
Vacancy contact: Please send applications to jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org with a proposal detailed time schedule and total budget cost

Organization Background

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affects community well-being by reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid and influencing policy. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. 

Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Our present donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, and UNICEF, among others. 

Adeso is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. 

We offer sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Assignment Summary

The goal of this consultancy is to train community trainers and project staff on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) concepts and design the awareness sessions and training materials for regular sensitization activities within the project’s targeted communities.
 
Specific objectives for DRR training
  1. Design awareness sessions and training materials based on the current knowledge, attitude and practices of the targeted communities for use during regular sensitization activities.
  2. Provide training on DRR concepts and sensitization methods to community trainers and project staff.
  3. Develop a community sensitization strategy and work plan for regular sensitization activities.
  4. Develop a result based monitoring tool, analysis and reporting procedures to evaluate targeted communities’ knowledge, attitude and practices during and after sensitization activities.
Project Summary

The Livelihood and Emergency Assistance Project for Somalia (LEAPS) is designed to support the most vulnerable households affected by droughts and food insecurity. 

The project is building on the gains realized under the Somali Emergency Response Project (SERP) implemented by Adeso within the last two years and which provided humanitarian assistance as part of an emergency response. 

While SERP was primarily an emergency response intervention, LEAPS has adopted a pragmatic approach by incorporating programming strategies linking emergency interventions to recovery and strengthening the rehabilitation of community assets and mainstreaming DRR. 

The intervention is focusing not only on emergency needs but also on the development of opportunities for community asset building to promote recovery among the most vulnerable households. 

Further, the intervention aims to develop community institutions by supporting grass root community organizing around the project for purposes of transition and sustainability. 

To reach its objectives, the project is built around three broad supporting sectors namely Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food security, and Economic restoration including camel restocking.
 
Project Objectives 

The project overall goal is to save lives of the most vulnerable people affected by the recurrent droughts and insecurity by rebuilding their assets, developing livelihood assets and addressing water crisis. 

The specific objectives include the following;
  1. To improve access to food through provision of agricultural inputs and extension services.
  2. To support households access to essential food and non-food items through cash transfers and protects livelihood assets through cash for work.
  3. To increase communities’ access to safe drinking water and sanitation services.
  4. To build capacities on DRR strategies to enable communities to prevent and/or reduce risks.
Scope of Work 
 
Step 1 – Design awareness sessions and training materials
 
The consultant will review the project proposal and baseline survey report with a view to identifying the current knowledge, attitude and practices of the targeted communities and develop relevant awareness sessions and training materials for the training of community trainers and project staff.
 
The consultant should ensure that relevant indicators in the proposal are captured or addressed through the recommended materials/messages to be used by the community trainers and project staff during training and awareness sessions at the community level.
 
Step 2 – Capacity Building
 
The preliminary outcome of the Consultancy will be that the community trainers and project staff’ knowledge on DRR is enhanced and they are able to effectively transfer the knowledge to the targeted communities.
 
The Consultant shall develop and facilitate trainings DRR concepts and sensitization methods. Data 

The training of trainer approaches and parallel cooperation is therefore encouraged. The Consultant will be required to facilitate one training session during this assignment.
 
Step 3 – Develop a community sensitization strategy and work plan
 
The Consultant shall develop and elaborate on a community sensitization strategy and work plan to be implemented at the field level. 

The document should include:
  • Background
  • Strategy Overview
  • Sensitization Approaches
  • Types of messages for different audience during sensitization activities
  • Detailed work plan of sensitization activities at the field level
Step 4 – Develop a result based monitoring tool, including analysis and reporting procedures
 
The Consultant shall develop and elaborate on a result based monitoring tool and analysis and reporting procedures for this component of the project. 

The documents should include, but not limited to:
  • Data collection tool (s) to be used before and after DRR sensitization activities
  • Description of the procedures/processes for data analysis
  • Data template and reporting format for the analysis and reporting
Results and Deliverables

1. Relevant DRR training and awareness sessions materials developed and submitted to Adeso.
 
2. Facilitate technical training on DRR concepts, sensitization, data collection, data analysis and reporting methods.
 
3. Relevant community sensitization strategy and work plan developed and submitted to Adeso.
 
4. Final Documentation including all training and awareness sessions’ materials, DRR concepts, data collection, data analysis and reporting materials and sensitization strategy and work plan in English (3 hard copies and a soft copy on CD ROM).

Work Plan for Conducting the Capacity Assessment Analysis

A work plan for this assignment should be developed based on the methodology suggested by the consultant and the number of days set for this assignment. 

This should include a one day briefing on the findings to get input from project and program staff, as well as build consensus around the recommendations.
 
Reporting
 
In all matters in relation to the evaluation, the consultant will report to the Project Manager LEAPS based in Somalia. 

The consultant will work closely with the Project staff and beneficiaries.
 
Knowledge & Experience
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Behavioural sciences, Environmental Science (Natural Resources Management, Agronomy or in related field)
  • A minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in natural resources management or in related field at the international level, in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with international development concepts in DRR
  • Understanding of participatory approaches
  • Experience in the design and management of evaluation processes, including with multiple stakeholders
  • Project/program/policy planning, monitoring and management experience
  • Understanding of gender considerations
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Intellectual Property Rights

All documentation related to the assignment shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Adeso.
 
Application Process
 
Applications should be submitted no later than January 8, 2013. 

Adeso will conduct interviews on an on-going basis. 

The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. 

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer. 

Each application should include the following:
  1. An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The application letter should be no longer than two pages;
  2. An updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  3. A sample of recently written document for a similar assignment;
  4. Contact details of 3 references.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 
All applications should be sent to Adeso at jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org; with the subject line: “DRR training consultancy –LEAPS.” 

Applications should be submitted no later than January 8, 2013.

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