Employer: Action Africa Help Kenya

Deadline for applications: 16/08/2020**

Type of Contract: Short Term consultancy

Duration of Consultancy: 7 days**

Expected Start and End Date: 20th August 2020**

Deadline to submit the final report: 26th August 2020

Location: Elwak District, Gedo region -Somalia

1.0: Introduction

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional not for profit humanitarian and development organization with a mission of improving the quality of life of livelihood challenged communities. AAH-I has country Programs in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. AAH-Kenya, an affiliate Country Program of AAH-I, addresses development challenges in partnership with marginalized communities in Arid and Semi-arid areas (ASALs) and low income urban and rural settings. AAH-Somalia supports livelihood improvement for vulnerable households in Elwak district-Gedo region, Somalia.

2.0: Consultancy background

Elwak, (“Ceelwaaq” as it is known in Somali) is a divided town on the Somalia-Kenya border. The Somali portion is located in the southwestern Gedo region, where it is the seat of one of the region’s seven districts. Most of the local population are pastoralists, and also engage in small business and trade. The area main sources of livelihoods are in camels, cows, sheep and goats.

Access to latrines has been a major challenge to the residents of Gedo region. According to KAP survey conducted by AAH-I in May, 2020,Diarrhoea was the widely mentioned disease among the respondent HH closely associated with consumption of contaminated water at 68%. Other conditions associated to drinking water include cholera, typhoid, acute watery diarrhoea and dysentery. Significant majority at 70% of the two communities regards human faeces as harmful (70%) and ought to be disposed appropriately, the reason for their detestation is however largely aesthetic. 40% of the surveyed population nurture the opinion that human faeces are disposed chiefly to observe tidiness and the fact that human faeces are unsightly.

Seventy six percent (68 HH) confirmed to have no latrines and use the bush nearby for defecation. In fact, all respondents in Barwaqo villages confirmed to have no latrine. In Deka village, six (6) latrines were constructed by Dialog Forening (DF) with funds from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). The latrines are mainly used by the elderly and the sick persons who cannot walk to the bushes. KII respondent confirmed women and children use the latrines at night for fear of walking out of the village at night. Significant numbers of respondents at 90% regards children faeces less harmful and throw it around the fence or exterior open place. Eighty eight households representing 98% of the surveyed households had no soap for handwashing during observation. Similarly, surveyed households dispose animal waste in the open. Furthermore, the survey team found that eighty eight households at 98% had no garbage/compost pit to dispose household waste.

Household’s knowledge on critical times of handwashing is generally low. 80% of the surveyed population use plain water to wash hands, others use soil/sand with water (13%), Ash and water (5%) and soap and water (2%). The reason for low soap use has to do with the cost and availability of soap. Almost all 99% of the household survey respondents regarded soap as expensive and 71% of them confirmed that soap is not available.

3.0: Purpose and objective of the consultancy

§ Gain knowledge on the CLTS process

§ Identify the CLTS practices within the community

§ Gain skills on how to engage the community is promoting pos itive practices and discourage negative practices

§ Gain skills on how to document and communicate the practices

.4.0: Scope and expected outputs/ deliverables The consultant will be responsible for ———-

· Facilitating the training Developing the training manuals

· Translations during the training and practiceWriting the training report

· Develop his proposal/ outline for the training

The deliverable of the consultancy will include:

5.0: Required Qualifications, competencies and Skill

Interested individuals/institutes/universities/ firms should meet the following criteria:

§ Proven experience of CLTS and other health and sanitation related trainings.

§ Water and sanitation expert, public health expert and

§ A minimum of 6 years’ experience in WASH, CLTS, PHAST and CHAST trainer

§ Fluent in English and Somali language

§ Excellent presentation skills

6.0: Bid requirements

Firms /Consultant(s) that meet the requirements should submit an expression of interest including on or before 16/08/2020 which should include the following:

  1. A suitability statement, including commitment to be available for the entire assignment.
  2. A brief statement on the understanding of the terms of reference, proposed assessment methodology and approach and a detailed work plan.
  3. A detailed financial proposal, including daily cost.
  4. Updated resume of key consultants that clearly spells out qualifications and experience.
  5. Contacts of 3 organizations that have recently (but preferably in the last 2 years) contracted the firm/consultant(s) to carry out relevant research/survey or related work.
  6. If it’s a firm, must be registered within the laws of the practicing country.

How to apply

7.0: How to apply

Applications should be sent to by 16/08/2020 with the assignment title in the subject line of the email.

NB: Only shortlisted firms/individuals shall be contacted.

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