TERMS OF REFERENCE
Field monitoring support of WASH, Protection and Livelihoods support to drought and conflict affected population in Lower Juba Region, Somalia, 2019 – 2021
1. PROJECT SUMMARY
CARE is implementing a two-year multi-sectoral project that will provide critical lifesaving WASH, protection and food security/livelihoods assistance to 51,662 (25,633 men and 26,028 women) disaster-affected people in Kismayo, Afmadow and Badhadhe districts in Lower Juba region of Somalia. The implementation response is targeting IDPs, returnees and vulnerable pastoral population of the host communities prioritizing women-headed households, the disabled, elderly, and young and adolescent girls. The project will build on the achievements of the 2016 – 2018 Global Affaires Canada (GAC) funded project in Lower Juba by targeting new areas and expanding to reach new beneficiaries through three components: (1) improving food security/livelihoods; (2) providing WASH assistance to affected populations; and (3) improving access to protection services. The WASH, Protection and food security/Livelihoods support to drought and conflict affected population in Lower Juba Region, Somalia, 2019 – 2021 is a two –year project funded by GAC-IHA_DFATD which commenced on 1st April 2019 and expected to be completed by 31st March 2021.The project is specifically designed to address critical lifesaving WASH, protection and food security/livelihoods disaster-affected people in Kismayo, Afmadow and Badhadhe districts of vulnerable IDP, returnees and host community households in the districts of Kismayo, Afmadow and Badhadhe. CARE is working in partnership with Wajir South Development Association (WASDA), Jubaland refugee & IDP Affairs (JRIA) commission and Ministry of Gender and Women affaires who are responsible for direct implementation of activities. However direct transfers of monthly cash for work (CfW) wages and unconditional cash is undertaken by CARE through Hormuud telecommunication Company that does bulk transfer of cash through EVC. CARE has developed MOU with Hormuud to facilitate cash transfers and payment to beneficiaries at field level. This project will focus on the three (3) component – improving food security/livelihoods, providing WASH assistance to affected populations; and improving access to protection services.
Project Goal: 1000 – Save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity through WASH, food security/livelihoods and protection interventions for crisis-affected women, men, boys and girls in Lower Juba, Somalia.
Outcome 1: Increased and equitable use of gender-responsive assistance by crisis-affected people to meet basic WASH needs in Lower Juba.
Outcome 2: Improved access to equitable livelihoods assistance for vulnerable men, women, boys and girls in returnee, IDP and host communities
Outcome 3: Increased and equitable use of gender-responsive protection services for vulnerable men, women, boys and girls in Lower Juba.
a) IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS
The project includes conditional transfers (Cash for Work), unconditional cash transfers (UCTs), livestock vouchers. Project interventions are expected to benefit a total of 1,700 households (600 for CfW, 800 for UCTs and 300 for livestock vouchers) by the end of the implementation period. The project is currently implemented in eighth (8) locations (4 in Afmadow district, 3 in Badhadhe district and Kismayo town). These locations are Tula barwaqo, Abaq bib, Dardaar and Diif (Afmadow) and Waraq, Adan Santur and Kulbiyow (Badhaadhe) and Kismayo town. The below table displays expected immediate outcome of the livelihood sector.
Expected immediate outcome for the Livelihoods sector;
Immediate Outcome 2: Improved access to equitable livelihoods assistance for vulnerable men, women, boys and girls in returnee, IDP and host communities**
Output 1211: Community assets rehabilitated through a gender-sensitive Cash for Work (CfW) activities
Beneficiaries: 600 households – 3,600 individuals (1,836 male and 1,764 female)
Output 1212 Unconditional cash assistance (UCT) provided to vulnerable returnee households.
Beneficiaries: 600 households (3,600 individuals, 2,160 female and 1,440 male)
Output 1212.1: Unconditional cash assistance (UCT) provided to vulnerable pastoral households
Beneficiaries: 200 households (1,200 individuals, 612 male and 588 female)
Output 1213: Livestock restocked for rural pastoralists that have been negatively affected by drought
Beneficiaries: 300 households – 1,800 individuals ( males 918; females 882)
b) WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) – providing WASH assistance to affected populations)
The project will improve the availability of affordable, sustainable safe water supply and sanitation facilities in remote areas of the targeted districts as well as in locations where IDPs and returnee are living. The project’s main approach will be to implement a comprehensive WASH response that is focused on improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. CARE will rehabilitate water sources, which are considered as major water sources in the targeted areas. Rehabilitation of existing water points will be linked to the provision of appropriate sanitation, hygiene promotion and water resource governance system. For each water point, CARE will train a WASH management committee (WMC) on basic knowledge and skills in water management practices in line with WASH standard guidelines. The project will strengthen the role of WMC members to improve community capacity to sustainably manage rehabilitated water points in target locations. Factoring gender norms and aiming to find a balance between challenging practice that marginalize women’s participation and do no harm principles, a minimum of 40% of WMC will be women, of which 20% will be in leadership roles.
Expected immediate outcome for the WaSH sector;
Immediate Outcome 1: Improved access to equitable and sustainable WASH services for vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in returnee, IDP and host communities
Output 1111: Strategic water sources in rural areas rehabilitated
Beneficiaries: 11,600 (5,916 male, 5,684 female)
Output 1112: Emergency water supply provided to mobile pastoralists
Beneficiaries: 7,111 (3,627 male; 3,484 female)
Output 1113:Water quality tests conducted and relevant water treatment and storage items distributed
Beneficiaries: 20,000 (10,200 male; 9,800 female)
Output 1114: Gender-sensitive Water Management Committees (WMCs) trained on basic operation and maintenance of water points
Beneficiaries: 45 (27 male and 18 female)
Output 1115: Gender-sensitive latrines with handwashing stations constructed in the IDPs and returnee households
Beneficiaries: 1,800 individuals (918 male and 882 female)
Output 1116: Hygiene promotion conducted and gender-sensitive hygiene kits provided
Beneficiaries: 20,000 individuals (10,200 male and 9,800 female)
C) IMPROVING ACCESS TO PROTECTION SERVICES
The project plans to support on both awareness and service provision, particularly for women IDPs, returnee and host community members. CARE will provide support to local authorities to develop and maintain legal framework for gender-based violence interventions. While national frameworks currently exist, CARE will support the Ministry of Gender jointly and JRIA to socialize and adopt these frameworks to Lower Juba context. CARE will train health service providers, community representatives, local authority on case management of survivors including clinical management of rape, case management, psychosocial support and business management to support GBV survivors. The capacity of the local government mainly in the prevention and response to GBV is constrained. To address this challenge, CARE will second staff to the Ministry of Gender and JRIA . CARE will provide technical, administrative and logistic support to build the capacity of these government departments to ensure that that rights to protection of IDPs and GBV survivors are safeguarded. This is necessary as the Ministry lacks technical staff with essential skills on protection and GBV and is not in position to hire new staff due to budgetary constraints.
Expected immediate outcome for the protection sector;
Immediate outcome 3: Improved access to equitable protection services for vulnerable men, women, boys and girls in returnee, IDP and host communities
Output 1311: Support provided to key government institutions to develop and/or implement legal frameworks.
Beneficiaries: 300 Individuals (153 males and 147 female)
Output 1312: Public Awareness campaigns on prevention Gender discrimination and GBV conducted.
Beneficiaries: 900 individuals (459 male and 441 female)
Output 1313: Referral pathways for GBV survivors strengthened and/or established
Beneficiaries: 200 (40 male 160 female)
Output 1314; Trainings on CMR, CM, PSS, Gender and Protection mainstreaming, Business Management & GBV prevention provided.
Beneficiaries: 150 individuals (77 male; 73 female)
Output 1315; Dignity kits provided for GBV survivors.
Beneficiaries: 200 individuals (all female)
Output 1316: Business start-up funds for GBV survivors provided.
Beneficiaries: 200 individuals (all female)
2. RATIONALE FOR THE MONITORING
CARE is currently undertaking remote monitoring of project activities through regular program reviews with JRIA, Ministry of Gender and WASDA at Kismayo and Dobley level due to limited access in the districts of Afmadow & Badhadhe resulting from security concerns. Under the leadership and oversight of CARE’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability Unit, the consultant will support data collection and the development of a mid-point assessment of how the project is progress as compared to the design approved by the donor. . This monitoring approach will complement CARE’s current remote monitoring systems to ensure adherence to donor and CARE quality standards.
3. OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE MONITORING
The overall objective of this monitoring is to provide independent and objective assessments of CARE’s GAC phase 3 project activities with regards to quality of the activities being implemented. In Particular, this exercise will provide clear feedback on the following key program implementation elements
· Level of involvement /participation of local authorities and village level community leaders in the implementation of project activities from inception to date.
· Fairness and transparency of the entire beneficiary selection and registration process with particular focus on any biasness or favourism by partner project staff, local authorities or village relief committees
· Sample verification of beneficiaries from all the eight (8) project locations. This will include comparison of the details (names, age, sex, status etc.) in the master beneficiary list with real individuals sampled from each location.
· Verification of the size and frequency of cash and voucher provided to sampled beneficiaries as provided in the project proposal document.
· Nature and quality of cash for work activities implemented
· The functionality of the complaints and response mechanism (CRM) and beneficiaries’ familiarity with the process. This will also include verification of any documented cases from this process and how such cases were handled by partner staff.
· Assessment of the cash payment procedure with particular focus on the amounts paid to each beneficiary, the currency of payment, nature of verification done by money transfer and local partner staff as well as general flow of the payment process at cash payment center.
· Security arrangements at cash payment centers (available of armed escort, proximity of cash payment center to beneficiaries etc).
· Documentation of project achievements at field level as per tools and guidance provided by CARE.
· Evidence of field coordination with other actors in the project area such as ARC, NRC….
· Relationships between selected vendors and beneficiaries with regards to quantity and quality livestock supplied and overall respect to beneficiary dignity rights
· How the WaSH intervention are targeted and executed?
· How the protection intervention is targeted and executed?
· Any other relevant project elements deemed necessary by CARE and the consultant.
4. Monitoring Questions
What support has been given to key government institutions to increase protection of GBV from vulnerable communities in returnee, IDP and host communities?
What support of the right/standard content and quality have the GBV survivors received over the course of the project?
How effective is the referral pathways for GBV survivors?
What is the level of water access and quality at the water points and households?
What is the current hygiene and sanitation practices for the targeted communities?
How safe and accessible are water facilities and latrines for communities targeted for the project? Does this vary according to gender?
5. SCOPE OF WORK
This monitoring exercise will cover Kismayo, Afmadow and Badhaadhe districts in Lower Juba region. The consultant will be expected to make direct field visits in all the project locations including Tula barwaqo, Abaq bib, Dardaar & Diif (Afmadow), Waraq, Adan Santur & Kulbiyow (Badhaadhe) and Kismayo town where the project activities are being implemented.
6. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY:
The consultant /consulting firm is expected to propose an appropriate methodology for this work at the time of submitting the application. It has however recommended that such methodology include the following
§ Desk reviews of relevant project documents such as the proposal, the results framework, past project reports and studies, partner sub agreement, relevant tools for documenting and monitoring project activities, master beneficiary lists and MOUs with money transfer company (Hormuud). CARE will provide any additional information as requested by the consultant
§ Direct interviews of sampled beneficiaries, local authority representatives, village relief committees, contracted vendors, representatives of money transfer agent and any other relevant project stakeholders
7. KEY DELIVERABLES:
§ Detailed inception report and Work plan to be approved by CARE
§ Sampling frame of locations to be monitored
§ Monitoring tools to be approved by CARE
§ A detailed monitoring report (not exceeding 25 pages) highlighting key observations /findings and recommendations.
8. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The proposed duration of the assignment is 9 days (4th -12th March 2020). This includes travel dates, field work and reporting.
9. CARE’s RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provide all relevant project information
· Pay all financial commitments made as per signed agreement i.e. this will include consultancy few, ground transportation and accommodation (including meals). This will be paid as consolidated.
· Support other administrative needs of the consultant /consulting firm (if required).
10. PERSON/COMPANY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERINECE
Proven experience in conducting similar work in Somalia. Individuals or companies with at least 3 years experience in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of cash and voucher programs will be considered.
Qualified individuals or companies are required to submit the technical and proposal of budget not late by 12th February 2020. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] and copied to [email protected]. Indicating “Application for Third party monitoring- GAC phase iii- Final