Terms of Reference for CMDRR Trainings – Strengthening Resilience and Emergency Preparedness in Arid Lands of Kenya (La Nina III) Project

Terms of Reference for CMDRR Trainings

Project: Strengthening Resilience and Emergency Preparedness in Arid Lands of Kenya (La Nina III)
Grant Information

 

Project area: Country Kenya- ASAL Areas (Northern Kenya)
 
Locations: Isiolo, Mandera, Turkana, Marsabit, Moyale, Garissa, Wajir, Baringo, Pokot and Samburu
 
Grant Reference Number: 2012/00982/RQ/01/01
 
Grant amount: EUR 7,200,000
 
Contract start date: 1st July 2012
 
Contract End date: 31st August 2013

This project is funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)

1. Background
 

Community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) is a major component of the ECHO La Nina III project whose specific objective is to enhance the capacities of communities in anticipating and responding to shocks.  
The project targets arid lands of Northern Kenya (Isiolo, Mandera, Turkana, Marsabit, Moyale, Garissa, Wajir, Baringo, Pokot and Samburu), a region that has suffered recurrent drought and extreme climatic conditions with devastating effects on the lives of people, the environment and communities’ livelihoods.  
Drought occurrence and cycle has been increasingly reducing from 10 years to 5 years or less, undermining the traditional resilience and making it difficult for communities to fully recover from shocks.

The project is implemented by a consortium of 6 NGOs (ECHO La Nina III Consortium), namely, Oxfam (Consortium Lead), VSF Belgium, VSF Swiss, VSF Germany, Concern and ACTED. 

The other components of the project include WaSH, animal health, conflict prevention/mitigation and advocacy work as well as having a joint contingency plan.

CMDRR facilitators will work with community groups in developing community-managed DRR plans that shall be linked with the district and county DRR structures and plans so as to draw on resources from the government and other stakeholders.

2. Project Overview

Total duration: 1st July 2012 – 31st August 2013
 

Objectives of the action    
Principle Objective: To contribute to resilience and emergency preparedness strategies in Arid Lands of Kenya. 
 
Specific Objective: To enhance the capacities of communities to better manage disaster.
 
Consortium Partners    
  1. Oxfam GB
  2. VSF Germany
  3. VSF Belgium
  4. VSF Suisse
  5. ACTED
  6. Concern
Beneficiaries    
The total number of direct beneficiaries for the response is 222,458 households with 1,334,750 individuals (average of 6 individuals per household)..
 
Results    
Results 1: Enhanced capacity of target communities for preparedness and response to mitigate the impact of shocks.
 
Results 2: Enhanced protection of livelihoods and community assets against the impact of external shocks
 
Result 3: Enhanced  organizational capacities among Consortium partners to effectively anticipate and respond to emergencies
 
Main activities    
Result 1
 
1.1 Assessment of gaps in current contingency planning at the community, district and county levels.
 
1.2 Sensitization of district authorities on community contingency planning processes,
 
1.3 Formation and capacity-building of Community Disaster Management Committees
 
1.4 Development of community contingency plans
 
Result 2
 
2.1 Facilitation of implementation of community contingency plans
 
2.2 Strategic animal health interventions, including disease surveillance, capacity building for district veterinary officers, awareness raising on prophylaxis program, disease reporting and disease control
 
2.3 Community water management, including mapping of water resources, risk assessments of water resources and water infrastructure
 
2.4 Resource based conflict mitigation and prevention
 
Results 3
 
3.1 Consortium Contingency Planning and Vulnerability Surveillance
 
3.2 Development of a 5 year resilience strategy
 
3.3 Advocacy
 
3.4 GIS Mapping

3. Assignment
 

Objective of the training
 
The objective of the CMDRR training is to strengthen the institutional and staff capacities to facilitate CMDRR process, identify strategies and actions that are most effective in reducing the risk of disasters. 
It is to work with local communities to identify and analyze the hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities and to develop an action plan that will be effective, sustainable and applicable to the context in which they are working. 
Through the CMDRR training, the consortium partners and their target communities are expected to identify and implement innovative projects that increase the resilience of the community against common hazards.

Specific objective
 

The specific objective of the proposed training will be to improve the knowledge and technical competence of the ECHO La Nina III consortium partners, focal communities and respective counterparts in applying/ integrating DRR in the design and implementation of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and sustainable development programmes/project for food and livelihood security.

Target
 

Trainees will comprise of 116 technical, non-technical project/programme consortium partners’ staff, government and local partner staff including community champions/volunteers or mobilisers who will be involved in the implementation and management of the CMDRR component of the consortium project in the afore-mentioned target counties.  
This proposed training will therefore intend to equip these target staff with the necessary capabilities to integrate the CMDRR approach in their respective project activities.  
As a result, the participants will be able to effectively apply the tools and CMDRR approach and principles which can guide the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of interventions that contribute to the resilience of the communities targeted.

Expected results
 

At the end of the training, participants should be able to:
  • Understand and apply CMDRR concepts, principles, process and applications for building disaster resilient communities as well as implement projects/programmes that ensure community participation.
  • Analyze various disaster risk reduction frameworks and models with special focus on common hazards in the area of their operation.
  • Identify and analyze different types of hazards and examine community managed approaches to reduce disaster risk in their specific context.
  • Facilitate the process of participatory risk analysis and assess the impact of major hazards like drought, floods, disease epidemics, conflict, HIV/AIDS, and other common hazards
  • Facilitate the development of community managed disaster risk reduction plans.
  • Make a post-training action plan and follow up strategies.
Deliverables
 
At the end of the training the following output is envisaged:
  • 116 project/programme consortium partners’ staff, government and local partner staff including community champions/volunteers or mobilisers representatives are taken through a starters CMDRR training course that covers CMDRR concepts, principles, process and applications for building disaster resilient communities.
  • Each trainee is supported to develop a workable action plan for implementation after the training.
  • Adequate training and reference materials are supplied to all the 116 participants.
  • A concise process report that clearly captures discussions from the participants and emerging recommendations and action points.
Training methodology
 
The training methodology shall include but not limited to:
  • Short lectures by facilitators to introduce new concepts and stimulate discussion
  • Individual exercises and group work
  • Plenary discussions
  • Field work
  • Question and answer sessions;
  • Energizers and other management games to build teams break the ice and retain attention
Duration
 
Time and venue of the training is as detailed in the following table:

Training dates
Venue
County
Implementing partner
No of trainees
Totals
23/10 – 2/11
Lodwar
Turkana
ACTED
0
VSF B
12
VSF G
16
Oxfam
11
39
23/10 – 2/11
Marsabit
Mandera
ACTED
4
Marsabit
VSF G
19
Concern
16
39
20 – 30/11
To be decided and agreed upon
by cluster partners
Garissa
VSF B
10
VSF S
3
Wajir
WASDA
1
ALDEF
1
Oxfam
2
Isiolo
VSF S
5
Mandera
VSF S
5
Samburu
ACTED
3
Baringo
ACTED
5
West Pokot
ACTED
6
41
Total
119

Competencies of the training consultants

  • Proven practical and theoretical experience of CMDRR process
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing CMDRR / community contingency plans
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and training skills
Application Contacts
 
All interested and qualified consultants should send their application to: kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk
 
Deadline: 19th October 2012


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