Consultancy of Training of Trainers (TOT) for Partners and Stakeholders on Freetown Decentralized Water Governance System via ReliefWeb

Action Against Hunger

Freetown, , SL

Action Against Hunger is an international NGO and has been working in Sierra Leone since 1991. In collaboration with national and local authorities of the Government of Sierra Leone, we work to improve the nutritional and health status of the population. We address the underlying and direct causes of malnutrition through cross-sectorial interventions in Nutrition and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and advocacy, as per our 2016-2020 country strategy priorities.

Action Against Hunger is also a member of Freetown WASH Consortium (FWC) comprised of four organizations: Action Against Hunger, Concern Worldwide, OXFAM and Save the Children. The consortium is implementing phase III WASH program supported by DFID with the main objective of improving availability of safe, affordable, sustainable and integrated WASH services that are adapted to the urban and peri-urban livelihood settings of low income and vulnerable communities of Western Area District. This Training of Trainers (TOT) on Freetown decentralized water governance system through private sector participation is part of the FWC phase III WASH programme.

1. Location

  • The Training will be conducted mainly in Freetown.

2. Purpose of the TOT

  • To develop Trainers guide (manual) based on the newly developed decentralized water governance model (the document will be availed to the consultant trainer up on signing an agreement)
  • To provide training of trainers on the knowledge and practical implementation approaches of decentralized water governance system through private sector participation to FWC partners and government staffs

3. Number and composition of trainees

The training is mainly intended for:

  • FWC partners programme managers
  • Community/Social mobilization experts
  • WASH services management experts in GVWC and other government institutions
  • Other interested WASH sector actors staffs
  • A total of 25+ trainees are expected from 4 FWC partners, GVWC, MoWR and other WASH sector actors working in Freetown.

4. Scope of consultant’s Work

The trainer firm is expected to undertake the following:

  • Ensure the training proposal has clear and agreed upon practical outlines. It should be submitted along with the financial and narrative proposals.
  • Prepare a training manual/training reference guide for the participants prior to the start of the training**
  • Carry out the evaluation of the training at the end of the training
  • Give final training report to FWC on the overall process of the training.

* The training documents should be in English, with 30 hard copies and a soft copy with CD. The consultant is expected to include the cost of document duplication and binding for each additional copy.*

5. Methodology

  • As the training of trainers (TOT) is mainly intended for literate group, participatory, practical and evidence-based approach will be assumed during the 5 days training period. Among the approaches, some of them include:
  • PPT presentations
  • Group work and presentation
  • Question and answers
  • Case studies

Note: The trainers can re-adjust their training methods in consultation with the focal person of Freetown WASH Consortium. Besides, the trainers training guide (manual) shall be approved by FWC before the commencement of the training.

6. Expertise Required

The consultancy firm should be WASH expertise and have proven experience on similar assignment in developing countries. Consultant with experience in urban water management systems, institutional and organisational reforms, sustainable financing and cost recovery, capacity development and training in the ECOWAS region will be ideal for the assignment.

The consultancy firm is expected to engage high quality multidisciplinary team of experts with testified skills and experience in the WASH sector. The required profession and number of staffs required for the proposed TOT will be provided by the consultant. All experts should be professional to the field, fluent in speaking English, ability to engage high-level stakeholders in meetings and technical discussions, excellent written and verbal communication skill, good workshop leading and facilitation skill,

The consultant should also provide detailed testimony (curriculum vitae) of experts involved in the assignment.

7. Logistics and Procedures

The consultant would take the responsibility for accommodation in Freetown, visa, air flight, boat ticket, communication (internet & phones) and in country local transport (including airport pickup and drop offs) for the study. For your information the airport is located in Lungi on other side of the bay from Freetown, you cross Atlantic Ocean using boat; it takes between 20 – 30 minutes.

8. Roles and responsibilities

Action Against Hunger

  • Action Against Hunger will provide the required information and security briefings upon arrival of experts;
  • The consultant reports to WASH HOD in Action Against Hunger
  • Action Against Hunger will administer the consultancy service agreement
  • Action Against Hunger will cover the costs such as per diems to participants, venue, lunch and refreshment.
  • Once agreement is signed, any change in the work plan or staffing should be communicated formally to Action Against Hunger; Then, the feedback will be given to the consultant after adequate consultation was made with the stakeholders on the implication of the changes. Action Against Hunger has the right to reject the proposed changes if it deemed necessary.

Freetown WASH Consortium – WSCE subgroup and TWG

  • Provide necessary data and information for this study
  • The WSCE subgroup will provide overall technical guidance, timely comments and feedback on documents produced by consultant
  • TWG provides technical oversight and manages stakeholders expectations

The consultant

  • The consultant is responsible for the safety and well-being of their personnel and equipment’s. All duty of care, transport, translation and logistical support, and insurances will be the responsibility of the consultant.
  • The consultant is responsible for ensuring appropriate arrangements taking into account the security briefings;
  • The consultant should be working in a professional manner while keeping confidential information’s not to disclose for third parties;
  • The consultant will provide evidence of capabilities for the assignment and accepting responsibilities to deliver quality of work
  • Accomplish the assignment based on the objective, the scope of work methodologies and deliverables as depicted in section 3, 4 and 10 of the ToR.
  • The consultant will be based in Freetown during the period of the TOT and Action Against Hunger with WASH HOD as the focal person for communication.
  • The consultant should present professional quality of works and meet deadlines;