BACKGROUND - ADRA Somalia

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BACKGROUND - ADRA Somalia
SOMALIA RESELIENCE PROGRAM – SOMREP
CONSULTANCY FOR FODDER GROWING - TERMS OF REFERENCE
BACKGROUND
ADRA Somalia has been operating in Somalia since 1992 implementing emergency relief and development
interventions in different sectors including water and sanitation, health, food security, education, economic
development and energy. Currently ADRA Somalia portfolio is in water and sanitation, education, energy
and livelihoods, food security and relief interventions. Within the portfolio framework, ADRA emphasis on
integration of key thematic areas such as resilience, conflict mitigation, gender mainstreaming, renewable
energy approaches and capacity development in its programming.
ADRA is a member of SomRep consortium working in various districts in Somalia and Somaliland. ADRA
is currently implementing Somalia Resilience Program (SomReP) with six other organizations with deep
experience in somalia/Somaliland to build resilient households and communities across Somaliland,
Puntland, and South Central Somalia. The Somalia Resilience Program, or SomRep, is an ambitious
approach to tackle the challenge of recurrent droughts and the chronic vulnerability that results among
pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and peri-urban households in targeted districts.
The overall objective of the SomReP-Sida program is to build household and community resilience to
drought and other related risks (including animal health and diseases, flooding, market disruptions and
price fluctuations, new influxes of IDPs into communities, and climate change and environmental
degradation) in Somalia.
ADRAs SomReP-Sida intervention targets 2,530 households in the pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and periurban communities in 12 villages in Lascanood district (Oog, Yagori, Adhicadeeye, Tulosamokab, Yeyla,
Shululux, Lafawayne, Gambadhe, Waqdari, Kalabaydh, Dhumay and Xidhxidh), a region that has suffered
recurrent drought and extreme climatic conditions with devastating effects on the lives of people, the
environment and communities’ livelihoods. These droughts often occur in contexts where conflict, high food
prices, and restrictions on traditional livelihood strategies have already impoverished large sections of the
population
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
ADRA are seeking a consultant with expertise in the growing and management of different animal fodder
crops. The consultant will work with the ADRA staff in training farmers to grow and mange different fodder
crops.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The key objective of the consultancy will be to guide the agro-pastoral communities in growing and
managing of various fodder crops.
The specific objectives of this consultancy are;
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Identify the local fodder generally available or grown in the are
Explore different types of fodder suitable in the area
Explore possibility of growing fodder for commercial use
Advice the agro pastoralists on the growing and post-harvest handling of the fodder
SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The consultancy will involve having discussions and demonstrations with farmers at the sites of the selected
villages. Demonstrations on the planting will be done ones the appropriate seeds have been identified and
procured whereas harvesting and post-harvest handling will be done on the maturity of the planted fodder.
METHODOLOGY
The training methodology be applied should be practical and participatory and review participants’ needs
and develop acceptable and functional action oriented practical solutions. The consultant will design an
appropriate and comprehensive methodology to conduct the training. The consultancy will be executed at
stages which are approximated to be four.
EXPECTED CONSULTANCY DELIVERABLES
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Field facilitation – The consultant will facilitate the trainings and demonstrations at selected sites.
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Duration: Each stage will be handled separately and the number of days required will be allocated
subject to workload.
Report –A report covering the areas covered during each completed stage will be submitted to the
office.
ADRA’S RESPONSIBILITIES
ADRA will provide the following to the lead consultant:
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Transport to and from the field.
Pay consultancy fees at a mutually agreed rate
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF CONSULTANTS
We are looking for a consultant/team with the following skills and qualifications:
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Technically competent in workshop facilitations
Experience in handling fodder production
Ability to train adults with low education levels
Availability to undertake the assignment in April 2015