TERMS OF REFERRENCE FORINTERNAL REVIEW OF THE INCREASING THE RESILIENCE OF DISPLACED AND HOST COMMUNITY GIRLS AND BOYS AND YOUTH PROJECT IN Baidoa
SAVE THE CHILDREN, SOMALIA
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CONSULTANCY FOR INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE INCREASING THE RESILIENCE OF DISPLACED AND HOST COMMUNITY GIRLS AND BOYS AND YOUTH PROJECT IN Baidoa
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Save the Children in Somalia has been operating in Somalia over 50 years, and works in 17 regions with integrated project across a range of sectors, including children protection,WASH, nutrition, health, education, child rights governanceand FSL. Save the children has been running an integrated child protection, education in emergencies, and disaster risk reduction projects for the two years mainly in internally displaced settlements in Baidoa Somalia.
Increasing the resilience of displaced and host community girls and boys and youth project in Baidoa is an integrated child protection, education in emergencies and disaster risk reduction project focusing on displaced population in Baidoa. The project works through community-based mechanisms and is mostly lead by the established community structure mainly in the form of community education committees and child welfare committees.
Target group 1:
Displaced and host community girls and boys and young women and men in Baidoa
The combined effects of drought and on-going conflict in Bay and surrounding areas have had a harmful impact on economic stability and livelihoods, leading to a chronic humanitarian situation and major displacements of populations into Baidoa town. Currently Baidoa is home to an estimated 247 IDP settlements, most of them in the town. An approximated 70,000 households have moved to Baidoa since March 2017. The estimated population size is 142,475; the majority of the population (58%) is below 18 years of age. Women make up 49% of the overall population in Baidoa IDP Settlements (IOM DTM Displacement Situation Report, May 2017 & UNHCR, PRMN March 2017). In IDP Settlements, people have little access to basic services like protection and education while food insecurity and water shortages continue to exacerbate the IDP situation.
Rising food and water prices have cut into the incentives for teachers provided by parents and communities, resulting in teachers not showing up in schools as well in student absenteeism in schools. These IDPs are highly exposed to acts of violence, coercion, and deprivation, driving factors of which can be traced to the situation in overcrowded sites with poor living conditions and limited security provision, negative coping mechanisms and hazardous livelihood practices for survival, and often limited clan support and protection resulting in marginalization. Durable solutions may seem elusive, prolonging the existence in vulnerable circumstances, while substantial numbers of internally displaced are affected by forced evictions further amplifying vulnerability to psychosocial risks.
Strengthen the school management/governance by building the capacity of the CECs and engaging children in the school governance through their school clubs. Provide the teachers with incentive and appropriate on the job training on both pedagogics and child rights and on teachers’ code of conduct and establish enforcing mechanisms. Construct temporary learning spaces for children in the IDP settlements and renovate/construct additional classrooms in existing public schools to ease the pressure from the displaced children and create link with the IDP centers to facilitate sustainability. Provide them with basic learning materials, desks and benches, recreation materials and dignity kits for girls of puberty age as well as WASH facilities and school feedings in coordination with save the children WASH, FSL and Nutrition projects going on in Baidoa IDPs.
Ensure realization of teachers’ code of conduct in schools and TLS, and promote children’s engagement in enhancing protection against all kinds of violence and abuse in school and home through their school clubs and CEC members.
Conduct practical trainings on risk management for both IDP and host communities and build their capacity to identify hazards, potential risks and develop coping mechanisms.
Children and youth (girls and boys) in Baidoa continue with their education and are retained in schools. Teachers attend to schools regularly and provide quality instruction contributing to improved learning outcomes.
Children actively take part in school governance ensuring their rights by actively participating in the decision-makingprocess on matters of their concern as members of CECs and through their school clubs. Make the teachers code of conduct and reporting mechanisms functional, there by create a safe and protected learning environment where physical, institutional and social violence against children and youth are reduced.
Displaced and host communities’ children and youth (girls and boys) are able to prevent and respond to both disaster and other psychosocial, MHPSS and health risk. Children’s psychosocial wellbeing is improved and referral and case management mechanisms for child protection cases is enhanced.
Girls and boys are able to actively engage in local school-based disaster risk reduction planning for their local environment.
We assume that Save the Children and partners will have humanitarian access to Baidoa and be able to operate with a security framework. We also assume that communities, parents and children will actively participate in education, child protection and disaster risk reduction activities and that other organizations will continue to provide humanitarian support to other sectors for IDPs in Baidoa.
Displaced and host community girls and boys and young women and men in Baidoa are more resilient with capacity to identify and respond to hazards and disaster risks in general and increase in PSS well-being and learning outcome scores.
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW
The main purpose of this mid-term review is to facilitate an internal process which will assess the extent to which the project’s outputs are leading the project towards its planned outcomes. The mid-term review will look at whether the project is doing the right things in order to achieve the project’s goals, document lessons learned and give recommendations on how to improve the project implementation in order to better ensure the achievement of the project’s objectives and outcomes.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSESSMENT
The assessment has the following objectives
Key criteria and questions
In light of the above objectives, the following methods shall be applied.
Assess the extent to which the project has achieved its objectives.
Document significance changes that are associated to the project from different beneficiary perspectives
Document lessons learnt and recommend a learning model/mechanism
Gather inputs/recommendations from children and wider community for the remaining project phase
Dissemination of findings
After finalization of the mid-term review, the SCI country office will share the main findings and recommendations with key staff and partners involved. A management response with a relevant action plan should be prepared based on the MTR recommendations. Dissemination of the findings with the project’s relevant stakeholders and mid-term review participants will be carried out by the project staff in an audience-appropriate way.
A project review meeting will also be conducted at a later date to discuss the outcomes of the internal review and begin the planning process for the 2020 phase
TIMEFRAME This field assessment is expected to be completed within 20 days from the assigned date.
Application Procedure & Requirements
Candidates interested in the position are expected to provide the following documentation:
Interested applicants should submit the minimum required documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org with the subject line of the email body, “Consultancy for INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE INCREASING THE RESILIENCE OF DISPLACED AND HOST COMMUNITY GIRLS AND BOYS AND YOUTH PROJECT IN Baidoa ”
Applications will close by 10:00 AM on 28 October-020