Terre des hommes Foundation Somalia Livelihood Assessment Consultancy Opportunity

Country: Somalia
Location: Afmadow / Dhobley district, lower Juba region.
Purpose: To collect information on health, nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and, hygiene and child protection needs of vulnerable people (men, women, boys and girls) across the different livelihood groups in the target sites / locations and present appropriate, priority and feasible interventions in consultation with assessed communities to respond to the identified needs.

Duration of the field mission: 12 days

Time dedicated to desk review: 3


Time dedicated to report writing: 5
Under responsibility of: Country Director / Desk Officer (in-country).
Presentation of Terre des hommes Foundation: Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. 
In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation, and violence, improves children’s, and their mother’s health, and provides emergency psychological, and material support in humanitarian crises.
Scope and focus: The assessment will be undertaken in Afmadow / Dhobley district in Lower Juba region, South Somalia. 
The process will include the following:
  • Preliminary discussions, and preparations at Nairobi level.
  • Desk review (collection, and analysis of secondary data).
  • Site/location selection (by use of primary and secondary criteria).
  • Meeting with community leaders on the ground (information on process, request for support, confirmation of sites, selection of enumerators, arrangement on movement, and logistics).
  • Training of selected enumerators, and pre-testing of tools.
  • Primary data collection (Household questionnaire, key informant interviews, focus group discussion, community resource/ vulnerability mapping, observation and triangulation, data analysis and reporting.
Deliverables: A detailed assessment report documenting all the assessment outputs (maximum 40 pages), executive summary (max 2 pages), detailed vulnerability matrices per sector, an integrated seasonal calender per location, scanned all-inclusive community maps (annex), Google Earth/other maps of the area, and specific locations assessed (annex), assessment photos with captions on location and topic (CD or hard drive), detailed stakeholder analysis matrix (annex). 

Qualifications and experience required
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience on humanitarian programming, university degree in social sciences, project management, health, nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and, hygiene or related field, proven experience of project in conducting / organizing assessments in similar context (Somalia), good understanding of the context, and area specific dynamics (e.g. clan issues), strong methodology, and writing capacity, ability to travel to the field and access all the field assessment sites / locations, Somali speaker would be a requirement.
Note: The access to the field and capacity of the consultants will be one of the primary selection criteria for this consultancy. 

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How to Apply
Proposals, including all relevant supporting information (CV, technical and financial proposal, work plan and 3 contact references), should be sent to kenya@tdh.ch  by C.O.B 5th July 2016. 
Please indicate the consultancy you are applying for in the title of your email. 
Only short-listed applications will be contacted.

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