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  Terms of reference to organize a training on Nexus and disaster risk reduction management and Programming.   - Introduction SOS Children’s Villages International works to influence public policies to establish a protective environment for all children. Our work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), the UN Guidelines on Alternative Care of Children, the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2040, the African Youth Charter, and relevant national laws and policies.   SOS programs focus on creating a caring, nurturing, and secure environment for children, with a special focus on children without parental care and at risk of losing parental care. We achieve this by gathering evidence from program experience, research, and context analysis to create increased awareness and strong movements of professionals so that there are sustainable changes in services provided to young care leavers. As such, it calls for professionalized caregiver approaches that need relevant knowledge and skills to enhance quality leaving care services. To achieve sustainable care leaver processes and services the DANIDA SPA framework would like to support a training of relevant SOS staff in the Nexus approach to basically understand the interrelations between humanitarian, development and conflict sensitive contexts and the necessity of applying approaches that pay attention to such interrelations.   Disasters can have severe and lasting consequences. They result in fatalities, injuries, illnesses, property and asset destruction, widespread displacement, disruption to society and the economy, infrastructure and service losses, and ecological damage. These events have an extended effect on communities, making their recovery a difficult and prolonged process. The Eastern and southern Africa region is susceptible to a range of natural hazards, including floods, droughts, earthquakes, and landslides. Additionally, man-made disasters like conflict, violence, urban fires, environmental degradation, water pollution, and outbreaks of disease epidemics consequently are also prevalent in this area. These disasters have a significant impact on the region's already vulnerable population, exacerbating poverty and inequality. Additionally, the lack of preparedness and limited resources further hinder the ability to effectively respond and recover from these events. When taking proactive measures, we can minimize the impact of hazards and safeguard lives and livelihoods, even though we cannot completely prevent them. The nexus approach recognizes the interdependence of various sectors and encourages cooperation among stakeholders to improve preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. With the implementation of strategies to mitigate risks and promoting active involvement from the community, we can establish a stronger and more adaptable society capable of facing future challenges. The training will be supported by the Leave no youth behind project funded under the DANIDA framework through (PSA DK)) whose aim is to enhance the ability of young care leavers in East Africa and the Horn of Africa to demonstrate resilience and self-reliance to become independent and contributing members of society. This project is currently implemented by IOR, Mas-Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland and it will end in December 2025 - Background SOS Children's Villages International (SOS CVI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit and non-denominational international umbrella organization that has been active in the field of children's rights and has committed itself to address children's needs and concerns. It is one of the oldest (since 1949) and largest organizations working with vulnerable children, which operates in 138 countries and territories around the world. In recent years, SOS CV has been increasingly engaged in emergency preparedness and response activities to protect children from abuse, neglect and exploitation and minimize the negative effects that natural disaster and war could have on children and their families. The Global Emergency Response unit drives and manages the emergency preparedness and response activities of SOS CVI and supports member associations to fulfil the urgent humanitarian needs of children. As of now, SOSCVI is operating over 50 humanitarian action projects in 26 countries in the world and reaching over 1.2 million vulnerable people through providing an integrated life saving services, such as WASH, Health, and nutrition, FSL, MHPSS and protection. In ESAF region alone, over 20 humanitarian action projects have been implemented in 11 disaster prone member associations with annual turnover of 25 million EUR.   Recently SOS CV has launched a humanitarian appeal in response to the unfolding drought crisis in the horn of Africa targeting four SOS Member Associations namely Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya and waiting budget commitment from the Promoting and Supporting Associations (PSAs). Ensuring quality and accountability is pre-requisite of humanitarian action project and this can be ensured by investing time and resource on staff to enhance their knowledge and skills on humanitarian action programming. One of the best way to enhance staff capacity is to facilitate local humanitarian leadership training for the program directors and exposed them in different leadership techniques. In this regard, we want the training to focus on the following areas: 1) humanitarian leadership in context, 2) putting humanitarian principles in to practice, 3) how to lead effective team and 4) how to influence and judge critically.   IOR ESAF programmes include providing quality alternative care for children, preventing family separation, youth empowerment, and emergency response. Locally relevant, quality alternative care To strengthen and scale up the positive impact of our programmes as well as to address the prevailing gaps and challenges, IOR ESAF prioritized quality and relevance of alternative care services by putting each child’s individual needs and best interests first to provide a nurturing and stable family environment. Prevention of family separation In ESAF, our family strengthening programmes (FSPs) focus on the empowerment of communities through the development of their skills, knowledge, confidence and access to resources required to support families to effectively protect and care for children. The programmes empower communities, strengthen child protection structures and support community-based organizations with capacity building and skills training, infrastructure development, and access to resources for economic empowerment. Empowering young people The ESAF youth development programmes facilitate access to education, training, and mentorship to help develop their knowledge, confidence, and resilience. In struggling African economies, unemployment is a huge risk for young people leaving care. IOR ESAF made significant progress in youth development programs through collaboration with various partners, contextualization, capacity building, an integrated approach, and improved technical assistance. Emergency Response   When children are exposed to emergencies, be it because of armed conflict or natural disaster, we take action to bring them as quickly as possible from the emergency into a caring family environment where their development as individuals is supported, and we prevent family separation during all phases of an emergency. We achieve this by: - First, ensuring that unaccompanied and separated children are safe protected and cared for during the emergency. - Making every effort to reunify them with family members. - Identifying suitable alternative care placement in the best interests of the children when reunification is not possible. - Supporting families and communities with children who are at risk of losing parental care. Thus, it has become imperative for programme directors, advisers and implementing partners to understand, get acquainted with, and be well equipped with the requisite information, skills, and techniques to enable them effectively and efficiently make use of local humanitarian leadership approach tools and apply leadership techniques to provide responsible life saving response to the people in need.   - Purpose The main purpose of the training will be to enhance the participant’s knowledge and wisdom around Nexus and disaster risk reduction management and Programming. Participants will have an in-depth overview of applying the Nexus approach to disaster risk reduction and management, enabling them to effectively address the complex challenges at the intersection of development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian action (the triple nexus). The training will also provide opportunities for participants to engage in interactive discussions and case studies to deepen their understanding of the subject matter. - Objectives The objectives of the training are to: - Understand how the effect of hazards on people varies greatly based on the economic, political, social, and cultural elements that influence their vulnerability. - Understand the disaster management cycle from preparedness and mitigation to response and recovery. - Applying the CHS/Core Humanitarian Standards - Identify opportunities and Challenges carrying out the Disaster Risk reductions and nexus approaches and strategies contributing to systemic resilience. - Understand Gender and social inclusion in disasters management pathways. - Understand Community-based participatory approaches to peacebuilding. - Explain why disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) integration is important, before, during and after emergencies. - Understand Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into - Development and humanitarian actions. - Obtain a clear understanding of Climate and disaster risk informed development.   - Planned outcome. Participants received five-days training sessions to enhance knowledge and skills on nexus;applying the Nexus approach to disaster risk reduction and management, enabling them to effectively address the complex challenges at the intersection of development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian action (the triple nexus).   - Methodology The consultant will propose the methodology. The consultant will work closely with the designated focal person in developing the relevant training materials and delivering the face-to-face training at Nairobi of Kenya. - Skills and Competencies IOR ESAF is looking for an international/national consultant/ firm. Applicants will be shortlisted based upon their expression of interest, budget and CV. The marking system will consider: - A strong educational background in Humanitarian or development Aid (Masters or above) - Work experience with special focus on local humanitarian action capacity building (15 years or more) - Must have facilitated similar training with INGO, NGOs or donors. - Shall have previous experience in Eastern and Southern Africa region - Have a good understanding of situations of vulnerable children in the region - Have a good understanding of humanitarian crisis situation in the region   - Timeframe and activities A tentative schedule of activities is outlined below: No Date Activity Description 1 11 March 2024 Submission of expression of interest, budget, and CV 2 20th March 2024 Selection of consultant 3 10th April 2024 Submission of inception report to SOS Children’s Villages, after desk review of relevant documentation, review of staff’s existing capacity, and kick-off virtually with the designated focal person.   4 15th April 2024 Submit the training module, presentation slides, and all other relevant training materials in editable formats 5 6th -10th May Deliver local humanitarian leadership training in person at SOS Regional Resource Center at Karen. 6 31st May 2024 Feedback report submitted to SOS Children’s Villages reflecting the action plan and outcome of the training.   - Specific Tasks and Deliverables - Conduct a quick assessment, based on the profile of the participants – their roles, prior training, expectations, etc. - Development/refinement of learning objectives, methods, and tools, based on a clear understanding of the ToR, participants’ assessment results, and additional inputs from the focal person(s); - Prepare, submit and present a well-organized training material at least one week before the training date in soft copy. - Develop training evaluation form, and conduct pre and post-training tests and submit the results; - Develop the list of equipment and materials which are necessary to carry out the training. - Provide clear instructions/directions for class exercises.   By the end of the training, the consultant is expected to provide: - Certificate of completion for trainees. - Training module. - Training report. - Requirements SOS Children’s Villages, ESAF is looking for an international/national consultant/firm who will be responsible for developing and delivering a training on Nexus approach to disaster risk reduction and management, mirrored in the context of development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian action (the triple nexus) for the programme development professionals.   Applicants will be shortlisted based upon their expression of interest, prior experience (CV) and budget. The marking system is as follows: - Must have a strong background in humanitarian and development with a special focus on local humanitarian leadership. - Must have conducted similar training/workshop previously organized by an international organization, - Shall have previous experience in Africa (advantageous if the experience is particularly in Easter and southern Africa context) - Presentational and report writing skills and fluency in English both written and verbal communications. - Strong interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills and the ability to work effectively as a team. - Have certification as a trainer. - Valid certificate of consultancy services. - Valid Tax Registration Certificate (indicating TIN and VAT Number); - Full and accurate physical, postal, telephone, and email addresses. - Submission Procedures Interested and qualified consultants are invited to submit: Mandatory Documents - Copies of tax registration (PIN/TIN, VAT registration number) - Copies of licenses (professional and business licenses) issued by the respective government body;   Technical Proposal containing - Company profile and consultant CVs; - Training topics and methodology to be applied. - List of at least three main clients who received similar training (references may be requested later on); - Other information that is relevant.   Financial Proposal - The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount (including a breakdown of costs for service fee, disbursements, and applicable taxes) - Financial proposals should be submitted in a separate document and must be password protected. The password MUST NOT be submitted with the bid application. If the Financial Proposal is not password protected or the bidder submits the password along with the proposal documents, then the bidder will be disqualified. The bidder must submit to SOS Children Villages only when requested. Enquiries:    For any enquiries, please contact  mgo@sosbornebyerne.dkg, deqa.dimbil@sos-kd.org, and Emilian.Manishimwe@sos-kd.org  (Please copy all these emails)           12. Evaluation Process After the bid opening, each proposal will be assessed first on its technical quality and compliance and subsequently on its cost/price. The proposal with the best overall value, composed of technical merit and price, will be considered for final approval.   SOS Children’s Villages International, shall be free to: - Accept the whole, or part only, of any submission - Republish this Request for Quotations - Contact any or all references supplied by the bidder(s). - Request additional supporting or supplementary information from the bidders. - Arrange interviews with the bidders. - Reject any or all proposals submitted. - Negotiate cost, timeline and methodology with the bidders who are ranked from one to three. - Contract any number of candidates as required to obtain best value for cost.   SOS Children’s Villages International reserves the right to keep confidential the circumstances that have been considered for the selection of the offers.   Part of the evaluation process may include a presentation from the bidder.   Your proposals should be marked as  “Nexus training” SOS Children’s Villages East and Southern Africa (ESAF) and Applicants MUST copy all these email addresses in their application. ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org,  mgo@sosbornebyerne.dkg, deqa.dimbil@sos-kd.org, and Emilian.Manishimwe@sos-kd.org Application Deadline All applications must be submitted by 11th March 6:00 pm East African Time.  
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Programme
Region
Eastern & Southern Africa
Additional Locations ET-Addis Ababa
  Terms of Reference For the Development of a Monitoring Tool on Children without Parental Care in Africa    By The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)   (Re-advertised) - Background: - In Africa, an estimated 35 million children without parental care (CWPC) face a myriad of challenges, including exposure to various forms of violence, limited access to education and healthcare, and mental health issues. The recently published Continental study on CWPC in Africa, conducted by ACERWC, identified multiple causes for children being deprived of family and parental care, such as war, conflicts, climate change, pandemics, poverty, child trafficking, and socio-economic factors. Alarmingly, over 70% of African countries lack explicit comprehensive child protection policies, with significant gaps in regions like East and West Africa (up to 80%). Governments and partners have initiated programs addressing CWPC vulnerabilities, including family separation prevention, care services provision, advocacy for child rights, and reintegration efforts. Alternative care options like kinship care, foster care, and institutional care vary across regions. - The Continental study on CWPC provided an important starting point for conversations about children without parental care on the African continent. It brings to light the stark variations in the care and protection afforded to CWPC across member states, but also highlights the challenge of conducting a comparative study across Africa without a common definition of children without parental care or sufficient data on this group of children. It emphatically stresses the imperative need for a standardized monitoring framework. Such a framework is not only meant to assess the current situation but, more importantly, to serve as a catalyst for continual improvement. It is a call to action for a united effort in establishing a comprehensive and consistent approach towards addressing the challenges faced by Children Without Parental Care across the diverse landscapes of Africa. - In consideration of the contextual underpinning, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), in collaboration with SOS Children's Village, is actively soliciting the expertise of a qualified consultant. The overarching objective is to meticulously devise a comprehensive monitoring tool, enriched with pertinent indicators. This tool's paramount significance extends beyond a mere evaluative framework; rather, it is strategically designed to empower member states by systematically collecting and reporting essential data concerning Children Without Parental Care (CWPC). By doing so, the envisioned monitoring tool serves a dual purpose: objectively assessing progress in addressing CWPC needs and furnishing Member States with indispensable data for judicious policy decision-making, both at the national and regional levels."   - Objective of the consultancy - The primary objective of this consultancy is to design and develop a comprehensive monitoring tool with specific indicators to assess member states' efforts and progress in meeting the needs of CWPC. This tool will build upon the recommendation made by the recently published Continental study on CWPC. The design of this tool will be refined to establish a focused and effective monitoring to create a targeted and effective monitoring mechanism. - The overarching goal is to establish a precise and indispensable system for tracking and reporting CWPC progress, seamlessly integrated into member states' periodic reports to the ACERWC on the status of the implementation of the provisions of the Charter provisions within their countries.   - Scope of Work: The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks: - - Conduct a thorough review of the recently published Continental study on CWPC in Africa. - Collaborate with ACERWC Special Rapporteur for CWPC and the ACERWC and CWPC Working Group to identify key indicators for evaluating member states' status and performance, considering the insights from the study. Identify key indicators for evaluating member states' performance, considering the insights from the study and other relevant research studies. - Develop a user-friendly monitoring tool that aligns with the identified indicators and integrates with existing reporting systems. - Conduct pilot testing of the monitoring tool in collaboration with selected member states to ensure functionality and effectiveness. - Collaborate and consult with the ACERWC Special Rapporteur for CWPC, ACERWC and CWPCWG when conducting these tasks. - Collaborate and consult with CWPC reference group in the entire process. - Key Deliverables and Schedules: - The consultant is expected to deliver the following: Activity Estimated # of days Deliverable/outcome 1.   Prepare and submit a draft outline of the Monitoring tool based on a comprehensive review of relevant literature including the ACERWC Continental study on CWPC in consultation with the reference group. To be proposed by the Consultant Draft outline prepared 2.   Develop a first draft of the Monitoring tool/dashboard, based on the agreed outline; collect input and develop a second draft for presentation to ACERWC; To be proposed by the Consultant Draft Monitoring tool prepared 3.   Participate in the Committee’s Session, coordination, planning, consultation and validation meetings, pilot testing of the monitoring tool as required To be proposed by the Consultant Participation in the Committee’s Sessions and validation workshop as needed. 4.   Develop the final draft of the monitoring tool based on inputs, and revise it based on inputs, for adoption by ACERWC  To be proposed by the Consultant Final draft prepared   Note: All documents and deliverables must be in English   - Methodology  - The consultant/s is required to provide a comprehensive overview of the technical approach, methodology, and work plan necessary for the successful execution of the assignment. The proposed methodology should incorporate qualitative/quantitative depth and innovative strategies, with consideration for mixed methods. It is crucial that the selected method is guided by a sound theoretical and methodological framework, clearly demonstrating its appropriateness for the task at hand. - Location The selected consultant/s can be based at their own convenient location.   - Duration The task is expected to be completed within 25 to 30 working days. Applicants can propose their detailed timeline indicating the milestones (could be shorter or longer but with adequate justification). The final timeline will be discussed and agreed with the selected consultant.   - Eligibility to apply Organizations, associations, companies, firms, and academic institutions are eligible to apply for this consultancy service.   - Required qualifications and experience: - Minimum master’s degree in social sciences, public policy, International Human/Child Rights law/policy, monitoring and evaluation or any related relevant field (PhD in relevant field with more than 10 years’ experience will be given preference) - Minimum 10 years of experience in child rights policies, programmes and monitoring and evaluation. Previous experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for child rights programmes (child protection, childcare, preservation of families, etc…) is a requirement. - Demonstrated experience working with children without parental care at a relevant high level engagement in national, continental/regional or international context is preferable - Excellent knowledge of international, continental, regional and national policy instruments and frameworks on child rights including the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as well as the works of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. - Knowledge of the policy frameworks for alternative care of children and excellent knowledge of care options for children without parental care in Africa - Previous collaboration on projects related to child protection and welfare such as SDGs and Agenda 2040 are highly desirable. - Excellent conceptual, analytical, and writing skills is a requirement. - Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement and knowledge of other African Union languages is an advantage,   - Application Information – (Please read carefully and follow these instructions)              10.1.  Requirements for organizations, associations, firms, companies, academic institutions or others - The legal entity must have a minimum of three years of work experience after establishment. - The legal entity must have employees meeting the requirement listed under number 9 above.   Applications from applicants must include: - Copy of renewed legal registration document - Tax identification number - Company profile detailing major accomplishments, number of full time regularly tax paying employees, number of years since establishment and others – (Maximum 10 pages) - Technical Proposal (Ms Word) - Understanding and interpretation of the TOR - Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment - Time and activity schedule - Financial Proposal (Ms Excel – password protected) - Professional fees in daily rate in USD also showing summed total - Other related justifiable admin costs - Total cost should be clearly indicated. - Curriculum Vitae/Resume (Ms Word /PDF) of the lead consultant and all others to be involved. - Copies of highest degree/diploma attained for lead consultant and all others to be involved. - Soft copies of sample document/s on child rights policies and/or programmes previously produced particularly in the areas child rights policies, programmes, monitoring, and evaluation focusing on children without parental care (verification will be conducted) - Contact details of references (from notable organizations) for whom relevant tasks are previously performed. - Fully completed bid application and declaration form signed with blue pen (Annex-1 below)   Note:  Applicants not meeting the minimum requirements need NOT apply or will be disqualified.  Failure to include any of the above required information or documents may also result in disqualification.             10.2.  General Information for application - Applicants must submit all the above required documents and information. - Proposals must be submitted in English. - All costs must be quoted in US Dollars - Technical proposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. - Financial proposals must submitted in Microsoft Excel document. The Excel document with the financial proposal should be password protected. The password MUST NOT be submitted with the bid application. If the Ms Excel document is not password protected or the bidder submits the password along with the proposal documents, then the bidder will be disqualified. The bidder must submit to SOS Children Villages only when - The financial proposal should indicate professional fees inclusive of all related costs in daily rates. The total number of days and the sum total of all fees and costs should also be clearly indicated in USD. - All required documents must be zipped into one folder when submitted. - If attachments are larger than 10 MB, please upload to Google Drive and share the link with full access rights in the application email - Subject line of the bid application e-mail must be: “Bid for the development of a monitoring tool on children without parental care in Africa” - Taxes and payments: As per the regulation: - All fees for consultants will be paid through bank transfer. - All applicable tax laws at the base country of SOS Children Villages (Ethiopia or Kenya) will be applied. - Payment will be made in three phases based on the deliverables. Details will be communicated in the contracts for winning bidders.             10.3. Evaluation Process - After the bid opening, each proposal will be assessed first on its technical quality and compliance and subsequently on its cost/price. The proposal with the best overall value, composed of technical merit and price, will be considered for final approval. SOS Children’s Villages International, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional office has a procurement committee to lead the overall process, review and evaluate bids and decide based on the criteria listed. The ACERWC through its Secretariat at the Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC), will also be part of the evaluation and final decision-making process to identify the winning bidder/consultant.  10.4. Evaluation Criteria: - - Qualification and experience of consultants in child rights and specific areas of requirement above - Quality/merit of technical proposal (knowledge of subject matter, understanding of the requirement, effectiveness of the methodology and timeline) - Quality and relevance of the sample documents submitted. - Years of experience since establishment, number of relevant qualified staff, and legal registration status. - Information provided by references - Other relevant criteria deemed essential by the Procurement committee to ensure best value for cost.              10.5.  SOS Children’s Villages International, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional office has the right to: - Contact any or all references supplied by the bidder(s). - Request additional supporting or supplementary information from the bidders. - Arrange interviews with the bidders. - Reject any or all proposals submitted. - Accept any proposals in whole or in part. - Negotiate cost, timeline and methodology with the bidders who are ranked from one to three. - Contract any number of candidates as required to obtain best value for cost.              10.6.0Enquiries: For any enquiries, please contact ACERWC-SECRETARIAT@africa-union.org, Antenehbm@africa-union.org; Firew.Bekele@sos-kd.organd  Stephen.Muthui@sos-kd.org (Please copy all these emails)             10.7. Proposal submission address Applicants must submit in a zipped folder all the above required documents to:  - ACERWC-SECRETARIAT@africa-union.org, - HROD@sos-kd.org and Stephen.Muthui@sos-kd.org Note:    Failure to copy any of these emails will result in disqualification.    10.8.  Deadline for application: Applications must be submitted by 1 March 2024 – 13:00 Hrs GMT / 5:00 PM East Africa Time (EAT). Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.   Annex 1                    Bid Application and Declaration Form        For Office Use Only 1 Name and full contact details of authorized representative for institution or company     Name: E-mail: Office line: Mobile of Executive: Website: Social media address: Full Physical Office Address:     2 Have you submitted all the required information and documents as listed in the ToR?  (Please answer Yes /No):     3 Please indicate where or how you were informed about this bid:     4 I/We hereby confirm that all the information included, and documents contained in this bid application are true and authentic. I/We give permission to organizations evaluating this bid to verify the information included and documents we submitted.     Name:___________________________________________                                                                          Date: _____________________________________________                                           Signature: _______________________________ /Stamp for companies                                          
Function
Advocacy
Region
Eastern & Southern Africa