Fursad Shaqo :Institutional Consultancy to support the Improvement of Local Governance for Public Health

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    Fursad Shaqo :Institutional Consultancy to support the Improvement of Local Governance for Public Health

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UNICEF has been working in Somalia since 1972, and has developed a nation-wide network of partnerships with over 100 international and national NGOs and community based organizations to deliver programmes and services in the areas of water, education, health, nutrition and child protection in Somalia. The programme encompasses emergency response operations as well as and early recovery and development approaches. UNICEF programme is implemented and monitored through presence of over 160 staff based inside Somalia including in Mogadishu, Galkyo, Hargeisa, Bossaso and Garowe.

 

Job Details

Employer: UNICEF

Job Title: Institutional Consultancy to support the Improvement of Local Governance for Public Health

Job Type: Contractor/Consultant

Location: Somalia

Category: Management Consulting

Description: UNICEF Somalia Country Office invites proposals from qualified institutions/companies to support the improvement of local governance for public health in Somalia.This Request for Proposals has two separate, but complementary components:-

a) Provision of capacity development support to NGO partners in supporting community governance for public health.

b) Supporting the implementation of a community scorecard system to assess satisfaction with local governance and services

NOTE: Interested companies may bid for either or both types of tasks.

Objectives

The overall objective of this process is to improve local governance for public health by building the capacity of partners to support local governance; and supporting the roll-out of a community scorecard mechanism.

Capacity development for local governance activities and indicators:

• Ensure NGO facilitators have the capacity to conduct participatory community engagement processes

• Ensure Community Development Committees are able to support improved local governance of public health

• Train at least 30 NGO facilitators (in 3 separate batches) in participatory community engagement practices, including Project Impact Monitoring in the Somali language

• Train Community Development Committees in the Somali language in selected districts in Gedo, Bakool, Bay, Hiran and Benadir

• Train at least 25 UNICEF staff and local government officials in conducting participatory community engagement processes

• Provide mentoring support following the training for up to 6 months to the NGOs

• Conduct at least 2 quarterly review sessions with the facilitators

Community scorecards activities and indicators:

• Ensure Development Committees have capacity and knowledge to implement a social accountability mechanism through community scorecards for understanding local communities satisfaction with local governance and services

• Facilitate participatory process of dialogue between the communities, service providers and decision-makers at local level

• Train Development Committees and partner NGOs to provide capacity development and training to on using mobile technology for providing feedback on service provision in health and nutrition through a Real Time Monitoring system about the quality and other aspects of service delivery through community feedback

• Support District Governments and Development Committees on how to utilise the information received through the Community Score Cards for improving service delivery

• Secure involvement of women and youth in local governance and to ensure that the principles of transparency and accountability are promoted.

• Train all Development Committees in 3 selected districts (in Gedo, Bay, and Benadir) and at least 5 NGO partners on social accountability mechanism community scorecards mechanism

• Train at least 25 UNICEF staff and other relevant stakeholders on the use of community scorecards

• Provide mentoring support for up to 6 months on the use of community scorecards

Background

Somalia has been in a protracted state of emergency since the overthrow of the Siad Barre regime in 1991. The provision of large scale humanitarian aid has been a consistent presence in Somalia since then. Although often necessary to avert excessive mortality and morbidity, it has not dealt with root causes of the crisis nor has to significantly contribute to the long term resilience of the population. UNICEF, in conjunction with many other stakeholders in Somalia, are trying to shift focus and find a balance between lifesaving humanitarian interventions and programs that support communities and individuals to thrive in the face of successive shocks. Under UNICEF’s resilience agenda, the public health focused sections at UNICEF are implementing two interconnecting streams of programs. One supports the implementation of community-based services for public health. The other supports the development and strengthening of local governance systems for public health. Together these two streams will ensure equitable, community-owned, quality services are provided and that communities are more enabled to participate in the co-production of nutrition and health.

Scope of Work

As introduced in the "Objectives” section above and more clearly laid out in the "Responsibilities” section below, the work is divided into two separate, but complementary components: (1) capacity development of community governance and (2) capacity development and implementation of community scorecards. Contractors may submit bids for either or both components (although bids which tackle both components are preferred), and clearly indicate which component(s) is being addressed in their proposal. It is expected that bids will clearly articulate the management and delivery of either or both components. This should also be reflected in the proposed budget with a clear separation of costs associated with each component. Failure to do so will compromise the contractors scoring.

The methodologies being used for capacity development and mentoring should be clearly articulated in the proposal. In addition, the proposal should indicate curriculums the contractor has previously worked with and provide details of previous experience with similar work. The curriculum to be used in the first component is the upgraded Participatory Integrated Community Development curriculum.

When preparing the budget and workplan the contract should consider that there will be three training centers – Dollow in Gedo Region, Baidoa in Bay Region and Mogadishu. Considering access and security concerns, the ability of the contractor to work in these areas should be detailed in the proposal. In addition, the ability of the contractor to work, train and mentor in the Somali language is critical.

Responsibilities

Below is a summary of the responsibilities to be undertaken by the contractor and UNICEF. Contractors may bid for either or both types of tasks.

A. Local Governance for Public Health

1. Training program for NGOs, CDCs, and UNICEF/Government staff in local governance for public health:

Contractor:

• Provide selection criteria for participants

• Organize accommodation, living expenses, and facilitator fees for the facilitators (not the participants)

• Organize training venue, stationary, printed manuals/tools and refreshments for the training

• Develop training programme and methodologies/approaches (final approval will be needed from government and UNICEF)

• Develop and submit a detailed plan of action outlining all training activities

• Organize for any field trips if necessary

• Facilitate the trainings

• Provide analytical training reports detailing process, content, participants and results of pre/post tests

UNICEF:

• Select participating NGOs

• Communications with participating NGOs

• Share exiting training programmes and manuals (PICD)

• Organize the DSA and transport allowances for participants

• Help supervise the trainings

2. Mentoring support:

Contractor:

• Develop a structured mentoring program for NGOs on local governance support

• Deliver structured mentoring program for at least 20 NGO participants for a minimum of 6 months following the training

• Provide summary mentoring reports every 2 months

UNICEF:

Support identification of 20 mentoring participants

3.Quarterly Reviews:

Contractor:

• Develop a structured one day quarterly review session

• Development relevant topics to cover during the review sessions (based on mentoring program and other observations)

• Organize training venue, stationary, printed manuals/tools and refreshments for the training

• Organize accommodation, living expenses, and facilitator fees for the facilitators during the quarterly reviews (not the participants)

• Facilitate the quarterly reviews

• Provide analytical reports detailing process, content and participants

• Assist in the identification and development of case studies and human interest stories

UNICEF:

• Communications with participating NGOs

• Organize the DSA and transport allowances for participants

• Help supervise the reviews

B. COMMUNITY SCORECARDS

1. Training program on the use of community Scorecards:

Contractor

• Mapping development committees in selected districts

• Develop a training programme on social accountability and Community Score Cards implementation for the development commetees

• Deliver training for development committee members on Community Score Cards mechanism application

• Train development committee members on use of mobile technology for reporting purposes as part of the real time monitoring system

• Organizing pre-testing of community score cards questionnaires

• Monitoring, oversight and evaluation of the process through regular progress and final analytical report

• Deliver information and knowledge building workshops on Community Score Cards Mechanism application for 3 district governments

• Provide support to district governments on applying the information received through CSC reporting for improving of service deliver

• Organize accommodation, living expenses, and facilitator fees for the facilitators (not the participants)

• Organize training venue, stationary, printed manuals/tools and refreshments for the training

• Organize for any field trips if necessary

• Organize and hold all trainings

• Provide monthly progress reports and analytical training reports detailing process, content, participants and results of pre/post tests

UNICEF:

• Select participating districts and approve development committees and district governments

• Communications with participating district governments

• Share exiting training programmes, methodologies and manuals on community score cards and real time monitoring; and their application

• Approve training programmes and manuals developed by the contractor

• Organize the DSA and transport allowances for participants

• Help supervise the trainings

2. Mentoring support:

Contractor:

• Propose and train mentors and facilitators

• Provide a detailed plan for mentoring support to trained development committees and partner district governments

• Provide summary mentoring reports every 2 months

UNICEF:

Support identification of at least 20 mentoring participants

3. Monitoring:

Contractor:

• Develop and submit a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation plan

• Develop a structure for a one day quarterly review sessions

• Development relevant topics to cover during the review sessions (based on mentoring program and other observations)

• Facilitate the quarterly reviews

• 4.Provide brief monthly process reports

• Provide monthly progress and end of assignment analytical report detailing process, content, participants, challenges and real outcomes

• Assist in the identification and development of case studies and human interest stories

UNICEF:

• Communications with participating district governments

• Organize the DSA and transport allowances for participants

• Help supervise the reviews

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested companies are requested to send an email to: somsupply@unicef.org ,to obtain full RFP document (containing detailed ToR/Instructions to bidders).

Sealed bids should be hand-delivered or sent by courier to reach UNICEF Somalia Support Centre offices within the stipulated deadline of 29/04/2015 by 10.00 a.m. Nairobi time. Bidders should provide details of officials delivering the bids a day in advance to facilitate entry into the UN Complex in Gigiri.

UNICEF Somalia Support Centre

UN Gigiri Complex, Block Q, First floor

P.O. Box 44145-00100

Nairobi

Email enquiries: somsupply@unicef.org

Publish date: 2015-04-14 16:40:12

Premium Job: No

Expiry date: 2015-04-29 16:40:19

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