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CCM – Consultancy service in Somali Regional State – Etiopia

Comitato Collaborazione Medica sta selezionando un/a Consultancy service in Somali Regional State da inserire nella sua operatività in Etiopia. Durata 1 mese. Scadenza candidature 26/08/2019

Consultancy service in Somali Regional State – Etiopia

Consultancy service for the project “An integrated approach to improve living conditions and strengthen the resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities affected by drought in the Somali Regional State” – AID11212

Location:                              Filtu Woreda (Somali Region)

Consultancy period:           Between 16th September to 28th of September

Consultant service:            10.000€ (Euros) including flight, business visa and insurance

CCM provides accommodation and transport

Application documents:    CV, Cover letter, methodology and financial proposal

Deadline for application:  26th August 2019 at

                                           ONLY short listed candidate will be contacted

 Background information

CCM – Medical Collaboration Committee is an Italian NGO operating in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, specializing in the implementation of health-related projects, both in humanitarian and development contexts. The CCM has conducted several interventions in Ethiopia since 1982; currently it is present in several areas of the country including Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali Region and Addis Ababa.

The organization’s projects aim to strengthen local capacities to support the national health system, implement health policies and strategies and promote health at the community level.

In line with the CCM mission and the needs of the communities present in the Liben Zone, CCM in collaboration with CISP – International Committee for the Development of Peoples, conducted a joint preliminary assessment of needs (April 2018) in the districts of Filtu, Dekasuftu and Kersadula, involving local authorities and professionals from both organizations. The result of this research has allowed the creation of the project entitled: “An integrated approach to improve living conditions and strengthen the resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities affected by drought in the Somali Regional State – AID11212” funded by AICS Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development and implemented by CCM – Medical Collaboration Committee in partnership with CISP – International Committee for the Development of Peoples.

The initiative, focused on implementing the One Health approach in the intervention area, aims to improve the well-being of people, animals and environmental conditions, strengthening the resilience mechanisms of the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities of the Woreda of Filtu, Dekasuftu and Kersadula, concerning access to natural resources and food security.

The strategy includes:

General objective: to contribute to improving the living conditions of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Somali region, alleviating the effects of drought.

Specific objective: To increase the resilience of the Liben Zone communities, through an integrated and transdisciplinary approach to the well-being and health of the environment, herds and shepherds.

The CCM component of the project aims to achieve the following expected result:

ER1) One multi-stakeholder One Health platform active in each woreda and kebele

ER2) Pastoral communities have better access to water and take part in conservation

ER3) better food and nutritional safety in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities

ER4) A Community alert and risk containment system for outbreaks and environmental changes is in place.

 The beneficiaries are the pastoral and agro-pastoral population in the 6 Kebele in Filtu, Deka Suftu and Kersa Dula: it is estimated that there are about 22,800 people in the area, in families of about 7 members each, among them:

For the activities of ER1 an estimated total of about 150 beneficiaries will take part in the platforms One Health and they will benefit of training and education activities.

For the activities of ER2 we estimate to reach the following beneficiaries:

  • 7,500 members of the community (60% of which women) will take part in the educational campaigns on hygiene and home practices against the risk of zoonosis.
  • 1,750 members of the community (over 50% of which women) will receive filters to purify water
  • 4,200 members of the community (about 56% of which women) will enjoy an increased income and better welfare of their animals due to the construction of reservoirs and troughs
  • 1,190 members of the community (about 56% of which women) will enjoy an increased income and higher land produce
  • 2,100 members of the community (about 56% of which women) will benefit from pasture remediation
  • 60 members of the community (40 of which women) will take part in the cooperatives for the production and stockade of fodder

For the activities of ER3 we estimate to reach over 16,000 beneficiaries benefit of training and education activities

For the activities of ER4 we estimate to reach a total of 180 beneficiaries benefit of training and education activities.

Scope of the service

The objective envisaged by the intervention is to support the collection and analysis of key data relating to the climate system and meteorological events in the intervention area. The efficient collection, organization and visualization of key data can support the various actors involved in the project in identifying gaps, challenges and environmental and social opportunities. The proposed approach is designed to increase the competence of authorities and local communities in the monitoring, analysis and use of environmental and meteorological indicators and in promoting their awareness of the close relationship between environment and health (animal and human). At the same time, the intervention will allow a systematic collection of meteorological data and an environmental analysis that can be used to develop new strategies and interventions, completing and extending the project currently underway.

Specifically, CCM expects to increase awareness and knowledge of local communities and representatives of the Filtu authorities who will be involved in a theoretical-practical training course on Climate and Environment concepts, on the basic principles of Meteorology, on connections that these factors have with human and animal life, and the methods of collecting meteorological and climatic data. It is also planned to increase the quantity and quality of information relating to climatic and meteorological data in the Woreda of Filtu currently unavailable with due geographical and technical details.

Suggested methodology and activity to be realize

In the framework of the project developed in the Liben Zone, all the activities will be concentrated respectively in the communities of Golbo and Osobay involving the local representatives of each Woreda.

To guarantee the success of the mission the consultant must include in each activity a representative of each Woreda of the offices of Water and Natural Resources, Health, Livestock and Pastoral Development, Agriculture, Women’s Affairs, Disaster Prevention and Preparation, Zone representatives belonging to the Disaster Prevention and Preparation, Livestock offices and Pastoral Development, Health and the CCM and CISP project staff.

The members of two of the six Multi Sectoral Platforms (MSPs), created and supported within the project in each district.

The specific activity requested are:

  • Meeting with the 20 members of two of the six Multi Sectoral Platforms (MSP), created and supported within the project in each district, to: discuss the meaning traditionally associated with the concept of climate and to analyse the relationships existing between the climatic conditions and lifestyle of local populations; to encourage the sharing of problems encountered in pastoral communities, highlight the impact of extreme climate events on pastoral groups living in the areas of intervention
  • Implementation of a theoretical-practical training course on the concept of Climate and Environment, in-depth study of the basic notions of Meteorology and data collection methods. A total of 20 people will participate in the Training, including representatives of each Woreda from the Water and Natural Resources, Human Health, Livestock and Pastoral Development, Agriculture, Women’s Affairs, Disaster Prevention and Preparation offices, Zone representatives from the Prevention offices of Disasters and Preparation, Livestock and Pastoral Development, Health and the CCM and CISP project staff
  • Installation of a manual weather station at the administrative offices of each Woreda. Following the training, the ideal location will be identified in the center of each Woreda, to install the necessary instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer) and ensure daily collection of meteorological and climatic data
  • Meetings with the competent authorities of the Liben Zone to present the objectives and methodology of the proposed intervention and discuss the potential of a correct collection of climatic and meteorological data. Two meetings are planned: the first will be held before field activities and training, to present the mission and discuss its objectives and methodologies; the second will be realized at the end of the mission, to analyse the results of the intervention and collaboration with the authorities and the communities of the woreda involved
  • Visualization of the data collected within a web viewer

Expected Outputs

  • Develop a system for the daily collection of meteorological data
  • Empower and motivate the Local authorities from the Woreda and involve them in the developpe and manage an innovative system for data collection
  • Stimulate the creation of new initiatives and the participation of new actors.
  • Installing one Metrological system for the data collection
  • Report the activity realized describing the detailed information of the result reached
  • Developpe a digital map and online system for the collection of meteorological data

Users of the web viewer

Main users of the web viewer will be:

  • CCM and its counterparts
  • Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – AICS


The mission shall be conducted during the period between 16th to 28th September 2019 and must be submitted and approved by CCM within 20 days from the completion of the field visit

Proposal submission

In response to these terms of reference, potential consultants are requested to submit a detailed technical and financial proposal outlining how they propose to address the evaluation objectives to the commissioning manager at CCM. The proposal should outline the following:

  • Description of the methodology and approach
  • Detailed Work Plan and calendar
  • Financial proposal split into main headings, taking into consideration that the total amount of budget for the consultant service is 10.000 €, including flight, business visa and insurance. Please consider that CCM will provide the following:
    • Transfer from Addis Ababa to Filtu (Somali Region);
    • Transport in Filtu Woreda (Somali Region);
    • Accommodation in Filtu (Somali Region) and in Addis Ababa;
    • Materials for the activities and the training
  • CVs of evaluators, detailing qualifications and experience appropriate to the objectives above;
  • 3 References of previous employers for similar work;
  • Portfolio of previous evaluations, preferable similar to the project presented.

Required Qualifications/Expertise

The individual or team should have the following specific experiences and qualification:

  • University Degree in Environmental Science or affine
  • Preferable experience in collaboration with NGO and institution for the development of studies and research.
  • More than five years of work experience in realization of research related with environmental theme and innovation system.
  • Knowledge of hydrology, applied meteorology, disaster prevention and risk management.
  • Experience in the implementation of research and studies using the mapping and web-GIS applications.

Evaluation criteria

The consultant proposal shall be evaluated against the following criteria

  1. Technical proposal
  • Adequacy and technical quality of the proposal in meeting TORs, proposed scope and focus;
  • Background and experience of the consultant firm and/or individuals.
  1. Financial proposal
  • The total financial requirement of the consultant to carry out the task is in accordance with the available budget.

Terms of payment

The consultants will receive remuneration under the following terms of payment which will be based on the output of the work and not on the duration that it might take:

  • First tranche: 30 % of the total shall be paid upon signing of the contractual agreement
  • Second tranche: 30% after the submission of the first draft of the report
  • Third tranche: 40% after the submission and the approval by CCM of the final report

Management structure

The Contracting Authority shall be represented by CCM project coordinator, also responsible for the provision of general technical support.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit to  no later than 26th August 2019 (European calendar):

  • CV detailing qualifications and experience appropriate to the consultancy. Maximum 3 pages. For European applicants is compulsory to complete the CV with the Privacy European Authorization 679/2016
  • Cover letter maximum 1 page, with three professional references and contacts
  • Technical/methodological and financial proposal
  • Mention in the email objective “Consultancy service for the project AID11212”

Please, note ONLY the short listed candidates will be contacted

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