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INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY

Save the Children International (SCI) Somalia program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below

Title of Consultancy

Review of Data and map available services for Persons with Disabilities.

SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children Somalia Office.

Period of Consultancy

The duration of the assignment will be 45 working days, excluding travel days.

 

Consultant type required

Consultancy Firm and/or Individual

Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

Save the Children will provide logistical support (including transport, accommodation, and visa) during the assignment, when out of duty station as per the consultancy agreement.

Taxation Provisions

Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Somalia Tax regulations applicable at the SCI Mogadishu Office

Travel requirements

Save the Children will not be responsible for any travel costs of the consultant(s). Consulting firms/individuals will cover all travel costs inside and outside the country

Security requirements

The consultant shall be expected to go through mandatory on-line security training and submit the certificate of completion to SC before traveling to Somalia. Failure to deliver this will lead to an automatic disqualification. SC will advise on the security plan on appointment. The consultant(s) will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somaliland

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for Review of Data and map available services for Persons with Disabilities

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.

Save the Children has received funding from the European Union to implement the SAGAL Social Transfers Project (2021-2024) that proposes to improve resilience of households to conflict and climate related shocks and disasters. The action targets 44,221 households, or 265,326 individuals with a focus on internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities. The project is led by Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and is implemented by the Somali Cash Consortium (Consortium Management Unit), with Concern Worldwide (Concern) as the lead agency and its Implementing Partners (IPs) Save the Children International (SCI), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

The approach will have two components: 1) through the provision of cash based social transfer to support targeted households to reduce vulnerability and poverty to lessen the impact of shocks and disasters linking humanitarian and development approaches; and 2) through the provision of support to build systems at the federal, regional and district levels required for a government-led social protection system. The action is in line with the government’s Somalia Social Protection Policy (SSPP) and the National Development Plan 9 (NDP9) 2020–2024 and it targets 18 districts across 11 regions.  In particular, the 2nd outcome is aiming to improve the ability of government to implement and deliver a national cash based social transfer programme by contributing to some of the priorities of the Somalia Social Protection Policy (SSPP) Policy Objective 1: Establish and strengthen systems and capacities of the government of Somalia and other stakeholders to design, implement, and monitor coordinated and effective social protection programmes, specifically at district level, in complement to other actions being implemented at federal and state levels by other actors and actions.

 

  1. Purpose and scope of the assignment

The primary objective of the consultancy assignment is to characterize/define and/or categorize Persons Living with Disabilities, including Children Living with Disabilities (Disaggregated by Sex, Age and Type of disability, SADD) for ease of Social Protection targeting and access to services across the country, mapping of services available for Persons Living/Children with Disabilities (On Who, What , Where  Basis) for potential linkages, review any gap(s) in the Somalia Social Protection Policy (SSPP) that would hinder its implementation towards Persons/Children Living with Disabilities and draft a policy brief on the same for advocacy purposes, and finally review the targeting criteria and methodology of the recently designed disability scheme social transfers Model 4 of the SAGAL project to come up with more standardized criteria and methodology for future disability-specific and disability-mainstreamed cash-based social transfers for Somalia.

Specific Objectives

The exercise will specifically seek to:

  1. Define and categorize the existing data (SADD) and seek to fill any gaps on people living with disabilities, including children, across Somalia. This will be based on documents review as well as physical and virtual interviews with key stakeholders, including Organisations working with People Living with Disabilities (OPDs), line ministries at FGS and FMS levels, ministry of women, national disability agency, as well as humanitarian actors i.e. reviews of relevant policies, published reports/papers, guides and strategic plans and interview key stakeholders
  2. Profile and map disability services and service providers across the country, organized by Who is doing what and where, and type of services provided and number of people reached. This is for establishing a database for such services for future linkages that would be helpful while designing interventions that target Persons/Children Living with Disabilities.
  3. Identify gaps and map services, including social protection schemes, and needs of PLWDs in Somalia using existing disability information/policies/plans. Gaps will be identified geographical/regional (where services are most needed but missing), by type of service (which type of support is missing where) or by group (for instance, are women with disabilities facing higher barriers to access services). This has to be an input for the Somalia Disability Act that the government has committed to draft which will protect the rights of Somali citizens with disabilities
  4. Review the SSPP through a disability lens and develop policy actions for disability targeting and service access to Persons/Children Living with Disabilities, including social protection, and removal of social and economic barriers to participation of PLwD and their organizations (OPDs) by ensuring that they are fully consulted and involved in all issues that concern them, based on the principle of “Nothing about us without us.” This will involve reviewing the actual implementation structure of the social protection policy and hence identify priority areas where the involvement of OPDs is crucial
  5. Review the targeting criteria and methodology of the recently designed disability scheme social transfers Model 4 of the SAGAL project and propose a more standardized criteria and methodology for future disability-specific and disability-mainstreamed cash-based social transfers for Somalia. Document an evidence as to whether social transfers are helpful to and if the Specific vulnerabilities of Persons Living with Disabilities, particularly Children and Women living with disabilities require additional cash/voucher assistance that should be considered while designing how the proposed criteria and methodology can be made disability-specific (disability-inclusive for mainstreamed schemes/interventions), child-sensitive and gender-responsive.

 

  1. Main Deliverables
  2. Inception report – define appropriate study methodology including the analysis framework, realistic workplan, etc
  3. Profiles characterizing People/ and children with disabilities, categorizing services, gaps in service provision and access
  4. Internal (SAGAL) and external facing report on current status of the disability prevalence) severity and data (Disaggregated by Sex, Age and Disability Type), available services to persons with disabilities (including list of available services and their key elements per location) in Somalia, gaps in SSPP regarding disability proposed actions for making basic and social services more disability inclusive.
  5. Policy brief/paper with recommended policy actions and advocacy points including targeting of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
  6. A program document for MoLSA and its Cash partners on a standardized criteria and methodology for disability-specific and disability-mainstreamed cash-based social transfers (Including a justification for additional support to Households with a Persons/Child with disability)
  7. Type of Consultancy

 

To ensure the sustainable use of SOPs document, step by step consultations of key stakeholders and target groups across the country and the interests and roles of mandated government ministry, MoLSA at FGS and FMS levels,  and potential partners supporting the development of social protection system within agreed timeframe, SCI in collaboration with MoLSA will call for International/local consultancy firm/individual to work for the development of a cash based Social transfers SOPs for MoLSA-Somalia.

  1. Period of Consultancy
  2. This consultancy assignment will take maximum of 45 working days, including the travel and weekends.
  3. Evaluation Criteria

 

  1. Credibility of the consultants – profile of organizations or government entities they have worked with who would recommend them.
  2. Relevant experience – Similar task offered within the last 3 – 5 years.
  3. Proposed methodology or study design – thorough qualitative analysis.
  4. Qualification – Technical experts including a mix of the consultancy team – sociologist and Community development, Population studies.
  5. Financial appropriateness – cost centres analysis, mathematical, and schedule cost allocations.
  6. Proven track record and experience in subject matter, as evidenced in publications, of advocating for the rights of people living with disabilities, Gender Equality, Social protection, and Disability Inclusion programs
  7. Qualification and Experience

This assignment can be conducted by an individual consultant or by a team of consultants with a lead consultant. To be considered, the team member(s) must have demonstrated the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the analysis and design of disability-inclusive and disability-specific social protection schemes
  2. Strong understanding, knowledge and experience in drafting social protection related assessments and development of guiding documents within the context of Somalia or similar ones.
  3. Ability to write and communicate complex messages and ideas clearly and effectively.
  4. Proven understanding and knowledge of the global discourse on social protection.
  5. Experience in working with Government Ministries and Departments and NGO’s/INGOs/Donors. Working with the government of Somalia would be an advantage.
  6. Experience in working in Somalia will be mandatory
  7. Possess sound understanding of national development planning frameworks and priorities and FGS and FMS coordination and development challenges and barriers that Persons with Disabilities face.
  8. Have proved to understand the Somali political and institutional context
  9. A post-graduate or equivalent qualification/ degree in Social Science, Political Science, Development Study, Humanities, or any other relevant discipline.
  10. Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations.
  11. Code Of Conduct

Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding, and it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and the consultant is bound to sign and abide by the Save the Children’s Code of Conduct.

A contract will be signed by the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables. The Consultant will be expected to treat as private and confidential any information disclosed to her/him or with which she/he may come into contact during her/his service.  The Consultant will not therefore disclose the same or any particulars thereof to any third party or publish it in any paper without the prior written consent of Save the Children. Any sensitive information (particularly concerning individual children) should be treated as confidential.

An agreement with a consultant will be rendered void if Save the Children discovers any corrupt activities have taken place either during the sourcing, preparation and implementation of the consultancy agreement.

  1. Mandatory Security Training:

The consultant shall be expected to go through mandatory on-line security training and submit the certificate of completion to SC before the commencement of the task. Failure to deliver this will lead to an automatic disqualification. SC will advise on the security plan on appointment.

  1. The consultant(s) must meet the following evaluation criteria:

All Interested Consultants should submit the followings as part of the application package.

  1. A technical proposal with detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on the specific objectives, deliverables and key selection criteria for respondents.
  2. Initial work plan based on based on realistic timelines
  3. A financial proposal detailing the itemized breakdown of the consultancy work, i.e. the number of unites/days/weeks and rates, and other mode of payment
  4. Company profile and CVs of the core experts
  5. Samples of similar work undertaken by the company or the lead consultant.

Skills and Qualifications

1.      A minimum of 6 years of experience in the analysis and design of disability-inclusive and disability-specific social protection schemes

2.      Strong understanding, knowledge and experience in drafting social protection related assessments and development of guiding documents within the context of Somalia or similar ones.

3.      Ability to write and communicate complex messages and ideas clearly and effectively.

4.      Proven understanding and knowledge of the global discourse on social protection.

5.      Experience in working with Government Ministries and Departments and NGO’s/INGOs/Donors. Working with the government of Somalia would be an advantage.

6.      Experience in working in Somalia will be mandatory

7.      Possess sound understanding of national development planning frameworks and priorities and FGS and FMS coordination and development challenges and barriers that Persons with Disabilities face.

8.      Have proved to understand the Somali political and institutional context

9.      A post-graduate or equivalent qualification/ degree in Social Science, Political Science, Development Study, Humanities, or any other relevant discipline.

10.  Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations.

How to apply

Application Procedure

Candidates interested in the position are expected to provide the following documentation:

●       A technical proposal with detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on the specific objectives, deliverables and key selection criteria for respondents.

●       Initial work plan based on based on realistic timelines

●       A financial proposal detailing the itemized breakdown of the consultancy work, i.e.  the number of unites/days/weeks and rates, and other mode of payment

●       Company profile and CVs of the core experts

●       Samples of similar work undertaken by the company or the lead consultant.

●       Sample of sustainability policy and commitment

Closing date for Applications

Interested candidates shall submit their applications through somalia.tenders@savethechildren.org  no later than 21st December 2022 at 5 PM (EAT)

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Complete ToR with details appended below attached herewith as    Annex 1.

  • Introduction
  • Purpose and scope of the assignment
  • Main Deliverables

·         Type of Consultancy

  • Period of the consultancy
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Qualification and Experience
  • Code of conduct
  • Mandatory security training  
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