INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY For Third-Party Monitoring and
verification for FFO Nexus Project, Cash Transfer
Save the Children International (SCI) Somalia program hereby invites interested
consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below
RE-ADVERT: INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY For
Third-Party Monitoring and verication for FFO Nexus Project,
Cash Transfer In Puntland
Consultancy for Third-Party Monitoring and verification for
FFO Nexus Project, Cash Transfer
2 . SCI Contracting Office
Save the Children
Puntland Of ice
The assignment will be 15 days inclusive of travels. The anticipated dates of the third-party monitoring are June 15-30 , 2020.
Firm or Individual
The consultant shall be responsible for their own logistics
arrangements and costs. The consultant will not be entitled to
Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the
consultancy in line with the Somalia/Somaliland Tax
regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office named
7 Travel requirements
The consultant is required to travel to different locations in
Somalia/Somaliland during the consultancy activities.
Specific locations will depend on the sampling and the
Technical approach in the approved proposal
8 Security requirements
Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children
9 Qualification and Experience
Qualification of the lead consultant:
particularly economics, agriculture, food security,
entrepreneurship or related fields
experience delivering Monitoring and Evaluations services
monitoring, evaluation, data analysis, reporting and fieldbased research or survey services
Monitoring and Evaluation including third party monitoring
particularly on Food security and livelihood projects in Somalia/Somaliland
information from children
processes will be beneficial but is not essential
context of Somali people will be an asset.
communication and diplomacy skills with ability to correlate
different data sets to actionable conclusions.
findings to both technical and nontechnical audience
Criteria for evaluation:
Relevant Education background
Similary past experience
Soundness of the Technical approach and proposed
Proposed Timeline to deliver
Interested consultants should submit their applications via
email to [email@example.com].
The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one
document comprising Technical and Financial sections as
charges related to the assignment.
the involved consultants and firm’s Capacity to arrange all
logistical and security arrangements independently for field
Applicants should also indicate the date they are available to
start working on the consultancy
All applications MUST be submitted on or before the closing
date below to be considered for the assignment.
Interested consultants shall submit their applications through
the email address provided above on or before 5 July, 2020
Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.
Complete ToR with details appended below attached
herewith as Annex 1.
Purpose of the consultancy,
Introduction of the project,
Background of the consultancy,
Objectives of the consultancy,
Proposed methodology and approach,
Scope of work,
Key deliverables / outputs
ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference
TERMS OF REFERENCE
CONSULTANCY FOR THIRD-PARTY MONITORING AND VERIFICATION FOR
CASH TRANSFERS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN
SOMALIA/SOMALILAND (FFO NEXUS).
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in
more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights
organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to
survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire
breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting
change in their lives.
The project finances the implementation of the humanitarian priorities of Save the
Children’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Somalia. The focus of the project funding will
be on the humanitarian components of goal 1 (562,000 Most Deprived Children 0-5 Have
A Strong Start in Life – “Crisis affected children under five have access to timely and
adequate health, nutrition, WASH and child protection services and their families can
meet their basic food and non-food needs in times of crisis”) and goal 2 (473,000 Children
(6–14yr) Have A Better Foundation for A Bright Future -“473,000 Children (6–14yr) Have
A Better Foundation for A Bright Future. Children between 6-14 affected by crisis are
protected and enjoy uninterrupted access to education”) of the Save the Children’s
Country Strategic Plan.
For children under five, SC, through this project, provides mobile and facility based
health and nutrition services ensuring access to preventive and curative health service
throughout the emergency period. To treat and prevent malnutrition, the project applies
the Provision Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and the
promotion of optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding practices in emergencies (IYCF-E).
Measures are complemented with rehabilitating climate resilient water sources for
communities in crisis as well as unconditional cash transfers for families with children
To ensure protection of children in crisis, SC, under this project, sets up child friendly
spaces, provides psycho-social support and family tracing and reunification services and
conducts child resilience and community sensitization sessions. To ensure uninterrupted
access to education, schools in communities with high numbers of IDP and returnees will
receive temporary financial and material support.
To contribute to a world in which every child in Somalia attains the right to
survival, protection, development and participation
Crisis affected children under five have access to timely and adequate health,
nutrition, WASH and child protection services and their families can meet their
basic food and non-food needs in times of crisis
Food security and livelihoods: SC provides Cash to 1500 Households in Somaliland and
Southern States people (900 in Somaliland and 600 in Southern States)
The purpose of the Third Party Monitoring Consultancy Services is to conduct
independent monitoring of quality and verification of services delivered to assess the
achievement and progresses against the target plans, processes followed to implement
activities, accountability to beneficiaries and government engagement,
The consultant will come up with their preferred and suitable methodology, but the
proposed methodology involves:
achievement and progresses in improving the food security of the target
beneficiaries against project performance indicators, accountability to beneficiaries,
selection and overall beneficiary engagement process and fairness and document
any gaps, concern and/or lessons or best practices
assess the engagement with the government through line ministries, engagement of
the local structures in delivering the life-saving assistance in this project.
selection process especially beneficiary selection and re-verification process,
appropriateness and fairness of the targeting criteria and to the extent it was
Beneficiary selection Process
Hold interviews with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and other stakeholders
to document the beneficiary selection process specifically community participation
including women and marginalized groups in the selection and verification of
Document the process of selecting beneficiary’s committees and establish the role
of the committee members and SCI staff in the selection and verification of project
Assess the appropriateness of the targeting criteria, the extent to which it was
followed and overall fairness of the process.
Identify if there were any shortcomings in the process of food distribution.
Determine how the targeted communities have benefited from the food voucher
and food for work intervention in their respective communities.
Assess the extent to which the beneficiaries are informed and aware of key project
information such as project objectives, activities, timelines, entitlement, number of
cash transfers, expected results, targeted beneficiaries, criteria for selecting
beneficiaries Establish whether beneficiaries have been informed and are aware
about opportunities/activities in which they can participate.
Establish whether there is information that beneficiaries would like to have about
the project and its implementation but they are not getting.
Complaint and response mechanisms:
Establish beneficiaries’ awareness of mechanisms through which they can give
feedback or make complaints to SC. (how to complain or raise concerns about
activities, what they can complain about, who can complain to, how and where they
can complain and issues of response effectiveness, appropriateness and
Assess the acceptance and level of confidence that beneficiaries have in the
existing SC complaints response mechanisms
Generate ideas for improving the existing complaint handling mechanism
Generate Information about how beneficiaries including children would like to/
are participating in the project implementation.
Assess the overall participation with regard to all beneficiaries at all stages
including mobilization, structural establishment, selection, verification, reverification
Other Project Interventions
Collect data on the other project interventions including WASH, health and child
Assess the progress made in these areas against target
Identify implementation gaps and bottlenecks and suggest recommendations
The following outputs are expected of the consultant
Third party Monitoring and Verification report capturing the findings on
achievement against target, accountability to beneficiaries, engagement with the
government and challenges and bottlenecks to implementations if any with
actionable and evidence-based recommendations
Detailed methodology, sampling and data collection tools
Both row and cleaned data sets
A set of pictures with GPS coordinates taken during the monitoring exercise shall
be appended separately.
Three case studies that demonstrate change in the lives of target beneficiaries
The consultant will be supervised by the MEAL Manager for Multi-Area Programs. The
consulting firm will be responsible for organizing logistical issues with limited
facilitation from SCI and as per the consultancy agreement.
The assignment will be 15 days inclusive of travels. The anticipated dates of the thirdparty monitoring are June 15-30, 2020.
Post graduate qualifications (MA level) in social science, particularly economics,
agriculture, food security, entrepreneurship or related fields
Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience delivering
Monitoring and Evaluations services
Proven experience in conducting quality project Monitoring and Evaluation
including third party monitoring particularly on Food security and livelihood
projects in Somalia/land
Proven experience in food security, cash transfer programming
Experience in applying participatory tools especially when
interviewing/collecting information from children
Knowledge of Save the Children and its internal processes will be beneficial but is
Knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural context of Somali people
will be an asset.
Solid analytical, result based planning, report writing, communication and
diplomacy skills with ability to correlate different data sets to actionable
English language skills (report should be written in English).
Ability to make clear presentations and disseminate findings to both technical and
Payment will be in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown as submitted through
the proposal, and invoices will be expected from the consultant prior to payment
The consultant is expected to submit the following documents which will form part of the
pre-selection recruitment process: