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Assignment Title: Consultancy to Review the Dadaab Child Protection Case Management Standard Operating Procedures
 
Location: Dadaab

Duration: 15 Days

1.0 Organizational Background
 
2.0 Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide. 

Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. 

Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and indirectly through local partners. 

The current programs focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. The rights-based approach of our interventions is founded on four pillars: direct programming, political and policy change, popular mobilization and fundraising. 

We provide support to children through both longer term development work and humanitarian relief in emergencies. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children merged SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland programmes to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of child protection services.
 

3.0 Project Background

Save the Children has been implementing a comprehensive child protection programme in four out of the five refugee camps in Dadaab namely Ifo Main, Hagadera and Dagahaley camp since 2007, and in Ifo 2 since 2011 with prevention and response which includes case management geared towards enhancing the support for vulnerable children and their caregivers. 

Several approaches are employed after the initial identification and registration of the children with protection concerns such as separated children, un accompanied children, SGBV, custody disputes, discrimination, caafag, child trafficking, physical abuse, psychological distress and children of neglect. 

These cases are assessed by SC to establish the extent of the abuse and services provided through psychosocial support, specialised counselling, Bid interest Assessment, bid interest determination,  referrals to other agencies for specific support, emergency case funds, NFI support, school support, mediation, and general follow up. 

These cases are tracked through Child Protection Information Management System and those that have been satisfactorily addressed are taken through case resolution or closure process. 

In order to successfully address all the Children protection concerns reported, SC works closely with referral pathways, community structures and the police.
 

Save the Children is currently implementing a BPRM funded project across the four camps in Dadaab and the host community. 

Other than the secondary protection concerns, the project’s main primary protection concerns are to build resilience and adaptive capacities of vulnerable children, supporting separated and unaccompanied children through placements and foster care arrangements. 

The project aims to achieve this outcome through the following objectives:
 

Project Goal:
 Increase the protective environment of children in Dadaab through provision of comprehensive child protection services to vulnerable children and families in refugee and host communities in Dadaab.

Program Objectives:   
 

Objective 1:
 To provide coordinated protection support to vulnerable individual children and families

Objective 2:
 Improving the capacity of children and community-based groups and structures to strengthen the wider protective environment for children.

4.0 Purpose and Scope of the Assignment
 

In June 2011, a Case Management Standard Operating Procedures was developed to guide the processes of supporting the children in the camps. 

This document contains details of standards and all processes involved in addressing protection concerns identified and has been in use August 2014 when it was reviewed by the where outdated process were updated or removed in a bid to strengthen and contextualize the document.

The main purpose of reviewing the Child Protection SOPs is to build a robust case management system within Child protection program able to effectively address protection concerns adequately and deliver quality services. 

The main objectives of this particular assignment are as follows;
  1. To review and update the existing case management processes to address the current gaps within the system. This involves critically analyzing all the documentation processes from identification source, assessments, data recording and filling.
  2. To review and update the documentation and data collection processes and tools within the case management SOP cycle in order to enhancing their ability to provide real time data  for decision making.
  3. To provide a case management framework that is attractive, versatile, adaptable and robust in  responding to the needs of vulnerable children in the most efficient and effective manner.
  4. To identify existing gaps within the system and come up with recommendations and mitigation measures outlining possible ways of how to overcome such challenges. This will involve looking at both the internal and external factors affecting the process and any other factor likely to affect the system if the future.
The scope of the assessment will cover all the case management processes currently in use and will be undertaken in the 4 camps of Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo Main, Ifo 2 and host community. 

It will also look into all relevant data collection processes and system requirements,  roles of community structures, referral agencies and the county Government.

Key review areas of focus to include:
  • A literature review of the existing current Case Management system and the extent to which it’s understood by the case workers in the Child Protection Program and able to respond to the needs of the children.
  • Review the current skills sets and the competency levels of child protection staff involved in case management and come up with minimum standards that the program needs to adhere to in an effort to enhance efficiency.
  • Case Management processes involved in the camps from the identification to documentation and information sharing with external recipients.
  • The documentation and sharing of information from the case workers and the data team and finally the use of the data in reporting the work that the CP Program does with children.
  • Review the data collection methods and process and how this can be improved to enhance quality, accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Harmonize the Case management SOP with other CP SOP’s such as Counselling SOP, CFS SOPs, BID SOPs, UAM/SC SOPs and GBV SOPs in order  improve linkages and coordination amongst all players.
5.0 Expected Outcomes

This review process will be useful in the Child protection program to strengthen both its case management processes and data management processes for upto date sharing of data within and outside of the program.

Recommendations from the review process will inform the program  on the next key steps in the management of case work and especially the CPIMS system to be able to provide real-time data for enhanced case management and improve the outcomes for children in need.

6.0 Methodology

The consultant will lead and facilitate the assessment through a participatory approach involving focus group discussions and interviews with project implementation teams, MEAL team, CP actors, County/Sub-County Government officials, community leaders/representatives and children.
 

The consultant will develop appropriate tools as part of the bid submission. 

The methodology should be clear on how the consultant will ensure participation of various project stakeholders including community leaders and government departments. 

To achieve the purpose of this assessment, the consultant will be expected at minimum to:-
  • Conduct desk review of project proposal (including monitoring framework) and other relevant literature and with support of key project staff.
  • Develop relevant data collection instruments and share tools with Save the Children to agree on before data being collected.
  • Interview community structures and undertake caregiver’s interviews by selecting a mix of female and male respondents and other key targeted and untargeted vulnerability groups or persons.
  • Ensure data quality through supervising data collection, entry analysis and reporting
  • Write and submit draft report providing information showing trends on progress, challenges and recommendations.
  • Finalize the report factoring comments from Save the Children
7.0 Deliverables 

The required outputs of this consultancy will be as follows:
  • An inception report (maximum five pages) outlining detailed approach/methodology and execution programme/timetable. This report shall be submitted for review and approval by Save the Children two (2) days after the signature of the contract, but before commencement of the work
  • Data collection tools which shall be submitted within two days after acceptance of the methodology for review and approval by Save the Children.
  • The consultant is expected to produce a revised Case Management SOP and annex of findings and recommendations within 5 days after completion of the filed work. This will be reviewed by Save the Children for initial feedback.
  • The consultant will produce the Final case Management SOP and annexes incorporating all comments and feedback provided by Save the Children. Other essential /additional information can go into annexes. The annexes must include list of informants and work schedule.
  • The final document shall be submitted within 10 days after the return of feedback on the draft report.
  • One day workshop to go through the revised SOP  and highlight findings and recommendations to Save the Children, Dadaab Child protection working group, partners and relevant stakeholders.
8.0 Minimum Qualifications 

At the minimum, the consultant must possess the following:
  • Master degree in development studies, livelihoods, social sciences, or other related fields with understanding of child protection programming particularly in emergency settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting child protection related assessments (including GBV, child protection, psychosocial support, etc.) and research in a refugee context.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of displacement dynamics and/or experience of programme implementation for an NGO or UN agency in delivering humanitarian assistance to displaced populations especially the vulnerable children.
  • Excellent and proven experience in qualitative research, including development and application of participatory techniques at community level in a child and gender sensitive manner
  • Practice in the use of participatory methods for conducting assessments, and research studies.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Somali language will be an added advantage and must possess excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally.
  • Must have good facilitation skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of protection concerns in emergency/conflict settings.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
9.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees. 

All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.
 
10.0 Supervision and Reporting 

The consultancy will be technically supervised from Save the Children by the Child Protection Technical Advisor and will be supported by the Area Program Manager, Child Protection Manager and MEAL Coordinator. 

The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy. 

The consultant will be required to submit to Save the Children all study materials including soft copies of all data sets both quantitative and qualitative, all filled quantitative data collection tools and qualitative data recording materials if any.

11.0 Logistics

In support to the consultant(s) to undertake the assignment, Save the Children will provide the following in support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:
  • Avail relevant internal documents as referenced above.
  • Costs of flights between Nairobi- field and back.
  • Field transportation reasonable accommodation and meals
  • Stationeries and supplies.
  • Linking the consultant with the key organizations/stakeholders at the county and Sub County that will be consulted during the evaluation.
  • Pay consultant’s fees
12.0 Expression of Interest

All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest following the attached EOI format ONLY (CLICK HERE
 to download) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to  caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org

Please indicate “REVIEW OF THE DADAAB CP CASE MANAGEMENT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES’’ as the subject heading.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 14th  July 2015 at 5.00pm

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Assignment Title: Consultancy to conduct an assessment of existing support to vulnerable groups of children in Dadaab refugee camp

Location: Dadaab

Duration: 10 Days

1.0 Organizational Background
 
Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. 

We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. 

Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and indirectly through local partners. 

The current programs focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

The rights-based approach of our interventions is founded on four pillars: direct programming, political and policy change, popular mobilization and fundraising. We provide support to children through both longer term development work and humanitarian relief in emergencies. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children merged SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland programmes to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of child protection services.
 

2.0 Project Background: Save the Children has been implementing a comprehensive child protection programme in four out of the five refugee camps in Dadaab namely Ifo Main , Hagadera and Dagahaley camp since 2007, and in Ifo 2 since 2011 with prevention and response which includes psychosocial support, case management, BID assessments and empowerment of community structures.

Save the Children’s Child protection and education team includes; Paediatrics counsellors, Lay counsellors, Child Protection Officers, Best Interests Determination (BID) Officers, Child protection officers who come into contact with children, particularly survivors of abuse either first or second-hand, in their daily work as they support and provide psychosocial support services, case management and referral of some of the cases identified HIV and SGBV cases.
 

Save the Children is currently implementing a BPRM funded project across the four camps in Dadaab and the host community. 

Other than the secondary protection concerns, the project’s main primary protection concerns are to build resilience and adaptive capacities of vulnerable children, supporting separated and unaccompanied children. The project aims to achieve this outcome through the following objectives: 

Project Goal:
 Increase the protective environment of children in Dadaab through provision of comprehensive child protection services to vulnerable children and families in refugee and host communities in Dadaab.

Program Objectives:   
 

Objective 1: To provide coordinated protection support to vulnerable individual children and families

Objective 2: Improving the capacity of children and community-based groups and structures to strengthen the wider protective environment for children.

This project is now in its 4th year of implementation and Save the Children intends to assess the extent of the support that has since been given to vulnerable children, identify areas of strength, and identify areas of weakness, opportunities and threats. 

The assessment will also enable the identification of best practices that have contributed to strengthening of the community based groups to ensure community based protection is enhanced.   

3.0 Purpose and Scope of the Assessment:
 The purpose of conducting this assessment is to enable Save the Children and its partners review the appropriateness, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness of support provided to vulnerable children and also establish the extent of progress made towards attainment of project objectives. 

This exercise is meant to assess the progress so far in achieving the planned results. In doing this the assessment aims to look into the planned activities and outputs and whether outputs led towards the intended outcomes. 

The assessment will also look at the activity design, strategies and implementation methodologies and make recommendations for adoption during the remaining phase of the project. 

The scope of the assessment will cover all services offered to the vulnerable children, outputs and outcomes of the project. 

The exercise will be undertaken in the 4 camps of Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo Main, Ifo 2 and host community

Key review areas of focus include:
  • Extent to which the project has been able to achieve the project output and outcome performance indicators.
  • Service delivery processes and their influence on achieving the project outputs.
  • How effectiveness have the strategies and approaches been in contributing to enhanced child protection.
  • Assess effectiveness of the community structures established to enhance the care and support of vulnerable children in the camps.
  • Assess what approaches used to provide services to vulnerable children are working and which ones are not working and provide recommendations for the remaining period of the project.
  • Assess whether vulnerable children receiving support have improved livelihood as a result of the activities or services rendered to them by Save the Children.
  • Assess the capacity of SC staff, community workers, and community structures with the view to identifying areas requiring strengthening.
  • Come up with lessons learnt and make recommendations that can be used to inform future programs.
  • Assess the sustainability of the project results beyond the lifetime of the project and provide recommendation on ways of ensuring long term sustainability.
4.0 Review Questions

The review will be guided but not limited to below check-list of questions:

Relevance
  • To what extent is the project relevant to the identified and prioritized need of the vulnerable children in need? 
  • Does the project contribute to enhancement of protection of vulnerable children?
Effectiveness
  • To what extent have activities, outputs and outcomes leading towards achievement of the overall project objectives?
  • To what extent is the monitoring and follow up activities been effective in ensuring vulnerable children identified receive satisfactory services.
  • Has child protection effectively been mainstreamed into the other non CP actors activities.
  • How are the approaches to enhance sustainability and Could different approach (es) have produced better results?
Efficiency
  • Are resources being efficiently utilized? What difference has been noted in the lives of the beneficiaries.
  • To what extent has Save the Children coordinated with the other stakeholders to achieve better results?
Sustainability and replicability
  • How has the vulnerable children been involved in the decision making process on the various aspects of the project?
  • Is there a sense of ownership within the communities of project plans, activities and achievements and do the communities have enough overall capacity to be effective in making plans and implementing the activities that address the plight of vulnerable children?
  • What key factors need attention in order to improve prospects of sustainability of outputs, outcomes, impacts and any other benefits from the project?
Lessons Learned
  • What are some of the best practices in the use of the community structures and other approaches applied in the child protection programming for vulnerable children?
  • What are the lessons learned during this period which can be used to guide the remaining phase of the project?
  • What future opportunities are there for enhancing sustainability of the project?
5.0 Methodology

The consultant will lead and facilitate the assessment through a participatory approach involving discussions with project implementation teams, MEAL team, County/Sub-County Government officials and targeted community leaders/representatives.
 

The consultant will develop appropriate tools as part of the bid submission. 

The methodology should be clear on how the consultant will ensure participation of various project stakeholders including community leaders and government departments.

To achieve the purpose of this assessment, the consultant will be expected at minimum to:-
  • Conduct desk review of project proposal (including monitoring framework) and other relevant literature and with support of key project staff.
  • Develop relevant data collection instruments and share tools with Save the Children to agree on before data being collected.
  • Interview community structures and undertake caregiver’s interviews by selecting a mix of female and male respondents and other key targeted and untargeted vulnerability groups or persons.
  • Ensure data quality through supervising data collection, entry analysis and reporting
  • Write and submit draft report providing information showing trends on progress, challenges and recommendations.
  • Finalize the report factoring comments from Save the Children
6.0 Sample Size 

The consultant will determine the appropriate sample sizes considering factors of accessibility, security and agreed project sites. 

The methodology must be clear on the sample size and the rationale used for selecting the sample and sample size. 

It is recommended that the consultant visits the selected sites and interview beneficiaries across the project activities. 

The sampling should therefore include both purposive sampling and random sampling within the purposively sampled areas. 

7.0 Deliverables
 

The required outputs of this consultancy will be as follows:
  • An inception report (maximum five pages) outlining detailed approach/methodology and execution programme/timetable. This report shall be submitted for review and approval by Save the Children two (2) days after the signature of the contract, but before commencement of the work
  • Data collection tools which shall be submitted within two days after acceptance of the methodology for review and approval by Save the Children.
  • The consultant is expected to produce a draft report identifying key findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons learnt within 5 days after completion of the filed work. This will be reviewed by Save the Children for initial feedback.
  • The consultant will produce the Final report of maximum 30 pages (excluding Annexes) incorporating all comments and feedback provided by Save the Children. Other essential /additional information can go into annexes. The annexes must include list of informants and work schedule.
  • The final report which shall be submitted within 10 days after the return of feedback on the draft report.
  • One day workshop to share findings and recommendations to Save the Children, its partners and relevant stakeholders.
8.0 Report Format

The report must include
  • Title Page,
  • Table of Contents, figures and tables
  • Abbreviations /acronyms page,
  • Executive summary (not more than 2 pages),
  • Background and a short introduction of the project,
  • Methodology,
  • Findings,
  • Lessons learnt,
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
The consultant can suggest and add any other heading felt necessary.
 
9.0 Minimum Qualifications 

At the minimum, the consultant must possess the following:
  • Master degree in development studies, livelihoods, social sciences, or other related fields with understanding of child resilience programming particularly in emergency settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting protection related assessments (including GBV, child protection, psychosocial support, etc.) research in emergency situations.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of displacement dynamics and/or experience of programme implementation for an NGO or UN agency in delivering humanitarian assistance to displaced populations.
  • Excellent and proven experience in qualitative research, including development and application of participatory techniques at community level in a child and gender sensitive manner
  • Practice in the use of participatory methods for conducting research/studies
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Somali language will be an added advantage. Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate detailed concepts clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally. Good facilitation skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of protection concerns in emergency/conflict settings.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
10.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees. 

All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

11.0 Supervision and Reporting
 

The consultancy will be technically supervised from Save the Children by the Child Protection Technical Advisor and will be supported by the Area Program Manager, Child Protection Manager and MEAL Coordinator. 

The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy. 

The consultant will be required to submit to Save the Children all study materials including soft copies of all data sets both quantitative and qualitative, all filled quantitative data collection tools and qualitative data recording materials if any.

12.0 Logistics

In support to the consultant(s) to undertake the assignment, Save the Children will provide the following in support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:
  • Avail relevant internal documents as referenced above.
  • Costs of flights between Nairobi- field and back.
  • Field transportation reasonable accommodation and meals
  • Stationeries and supplies.
  • Linking the consultant with the key organizations/stakeholders at the county and Sub County that will be consulted during the evaluation.
  • Pay consultant’s fees
13.0 Expression of Interest

All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest following the attached EOI format ONLY (CLICK HERE
 to download) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to  caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org

Please indicate “ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING SUPPORT TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN’’ as the subject heading.


The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 14th  July 2015 at 5.00pm

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Assignment Title: Consultancy to train 50 foster parents in candle and detergent making for self reliance
 
Location: Dadaab
 
Duration: 5 Days

1.0 Organizational Background:
 Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide. 

Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and indirectly through local partners. 

The current programs focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

The rights-based approach of our interventions is founded on four pillars: direct programming, political and policy change, popular mobilization and fundraising. We provide support to children through both longer term development work and humanitarian relief in emergencies. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children merged SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland programmes to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of child protection services.
 

2.0 Project Background: Save the Children has been implementing a comprehensive child protection programme in four out of the five refugee camps in Dadaab namely Ifo Main , Hagadera and Dagahaley camp since 2007, and in Ifo 2 since 2011 with prevention and response which includes case management geared towards enhancing the supporting for vulnerable children and their caregivers. 

Several approaches are employed after the initial identification of the children in need of support which include but are not limited to psychosocial support, BID assessments and presentation to an interagency panel, referrals to other agencies for specific support that SC cannot offer and empowerment of community structures through provision of NFI’s, training of community structures and enhancement of caregivers skills for independent living.

Save the Children is currently implementing a BPRM funded project across the four camps in Dadaab and the host community. 

Other than the secondary protection concerns, the project’s main primary protection concerns are to build resilience and adaptive capacities of vulnerable children, supporting separated and unaccompanied children. 

3.0 Purpose and Scope of the Consultancy: Over the years, Save the Children has been supporting a huge number of unaccompanied and separated children in need of shelter by putting them in alternative care arrangement. 

This support is offered through a dedicated team of volunteer foster parents who have willingly accepted to offer their support to the identified children in need. 

Many times the foster parents have children of their own and taking in an extra mouth to feed not only increases their burden of care but also puts a strain on the little resources that they have.

The Child protection program has put in place efforts to seek to enhance the skills of the foster parents to be able to increase their incomes and support the children under their care without compromising the quality of care offered to their own children. 

This can only be achieved when they have an income generating opportunity for themselves to enable them raise some little income to supplement what they get from the other agencies that offer them support.

The purpose of conducting this skills session is to seek to meet the following expectations geared towards enhancing their self-reliance;
  • Train a team of 50 foster parents drawn from Ifo camp in candle making and detergent skills.
  • Empower the group with basic financial literacy and bookkeeping skills.
  • Support the group in the formation of group savings and loans systems.
4.0 Expected Outcomes

This skills building session will be geared towards achieving the following tangible outcomes;
  • Participants will be able to acquire the necessary skills to make own detergent and candles for generation of own income.
  • The trained group will have the skills and knowledge necessary to manage their own financial transactions and dealings independently.
5.0 Methodology

The consultant will lead and facilitate the skills transfer process for the selected 50 foster parents. This will be conducted through a facilitated 5 days workshop to take place in Ifo camp.

The consultant will develop appropriate tools as part of the bid submission. 

The methodology should be clear on how the consultant will ensure transfer of skills and knowledge of the two identified skills areas-candle and detergent making.

6.0 Minimum Qualifications
 

At the minimum, the consultant must possess the following:
  • Demonstrated experience in candle and detergent making with a bias of working with community based groups with little knowledge.
  • Excellent and proven experience in handling community groups and an understanding of the dynamics of similar groups.
  • Practical experience in candle making and detergent making.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate detailed concepts clearly.
  • Good facilitation skills to be able to transfer knowledge to the groups.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
7.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees. 

All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

8.0 Supervision and Reporting
 

The consultancy will be technically supervised and supported by the BID coordinator , Child Protection Manager and MEAL Coordinator. 

The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy. 

9.0 Logistics
 

In support to the consultant(s) to undertake the assignment, Save the Children will provide the following in support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:
  • Costs of road transport between Nairobi- Dadaab  and back.
  • Field transportation during the period of the assignement, reasonable accommodation and meals
  • Stationeries and supplies needed for the exercise.
  • Linking the consultant with the foster parents to be trained and provision of any background information about the target groups.
  • Pay consultant’s fees
10.0 Expression of Interest

All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest following the attached EOI format ONLY (CLICK HERE
 to download) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to  caleb.odhiambo@savethechildren.org

Please indicate “Consultancy to train 50 foster parents in candle and detergent making for self-reliance”. ’’ as the subject heading.


The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 14th  July 2015 at 5.00pm


Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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