Description:

CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO CONDUCT COMMUNITY RESOURCE MAPPING TO
IDENTIFY POTENTIAL DONOR FOR CROWDFUNDING
BACKGROUND
By advancing youth skills and building social investment through multifaceted programs,
Shaqodoon organization has strong and complementary experiences working with the
IDPs, Refugee Returnees, and Host Communities, especially with the underprivileged
youth and women in Somalia. Shaqodoon Organization has been operational in
Somalia since 2011, implementing programs in entrepreneurship development, SME
development, business development services (BDS), mentoring, and creating
sustainable livelihoods development initiatives. Over the last years, Shaqodoon
Organization engaged in social mobilization and economic development for
communities and taken approaches for state-buildings that leverages local processes of
mobilization of resources to build social cohesion and trust between citizens and
government authorities. To deliver on its mandate and achieve its mission goals,
Shaqodoon Organization is taking new development strategies to create new
partnerships, new approaches to serve its clients, and exploring various resource
mobilization opportunities.
BMZ will be implemented by Shaqodoon organization together with the Somalia
Resilience Program (SomRep) consortium made up of seven international Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs): AAH, ADRA, CARE, COOPI, DRC, Oxfam, World
Vision, which was formed following the famine of 2011 to find better ways to leverage
collective sectoral expertise and long-standing relationships with communities to tackle
the challenges which recurrent shocks pose for families in Somalia. BMZ project will
increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable Somali people, households,
communities, and systems to recurrent climatic shocks with the specific objectives
to enhance food security, sustainable livelihoods, and strengthening disaster risk
management capacities in affected areas in Southwest State by 2023. The project will
work with 43 communities in Southern Somalia. 25 villages in Baidoa and 18 villages in
Afgoye,
Shaqodoon set up a customized crowdfunding online platform (bulshokaab platform)
under the EU South West State Drought Recovery Program and uploaded eight (8)
community projects to fundraise and received contributions totaling USD 30,177 (14%)
from 244 contributors for the eight projects. Under BMZ project, bulshokaab platform will
be upgraded to add other functionalities that are missing, which adds more payment
platforms into the system, which will increase both reach and functionality of the
platform, thus allowing more BMZ projects to be uploaded. The upgrade will be scaling
up the platform to capture donations through EVC+, EDAHAB, remittance, and credit
cards.
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RATIONALE OF THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE MAPPING
To establish innovative, diverse, and sustainable funding mechanisms, the mapping will
target communities in the South-West State and broader Somali people with their
fundraising effort. It will include the local community, diaspora, government entities, and
the private sector. Shaqodoon will map these potential resources for each target district
during the mapping. Detailed questionnaires will be developed, and the most suitable
and appropriate data collection tools (such as Kobo content toolbox) and interviewees
will be selected among:
1. The local community in the target locations
2. The Somalia Diaspora
3. Somali diaspora organizations.
4. The private sector (notable business owners and companies in South West State
such as Dahabshiil bank, Amal Bank, hotel owners.
5. Government authorities and relevant vital ministries.
The collected data will be analyzed for each target district and presented at the
community level to all relevant stakeholders during a dissemination workshop. Based on
the findings of the mapping exercise, the action will draw on Shaqodoon's expertise,
experience, and connections to the Somali diaspora to:
(i) Develop a comprehensive communication strategy
(ii) Identify potential stakeholders and partners for global advocacy activities and
promotion of the crowdfunding mechanism for co-financing of community
projects identified by the communities through CAAPs (prioritization process
will form the basis for selection), as well as contingency plans.
(iii) The communication strategy will identify the Somali diaspora's high-profile
events around the world, during which SomRep will seek to promote its
crowdfunding mechanism.
(iv) Goodwill Ambassadors (GWAs) within different Somali diaspora/local
communities who will promote the project will be identified and given key
project messages.
(v) Community members (especially youth) will be identified who will act as local
M&E/communication officers taking pictures and videos of the project they are
looking to have funded. This information will be uploaded on each
community's project's website. Once a project is funded, these local
communication officers will provide regular updates on the progress of the
project's implementation via social media.
(vi) Not only will the community projects be promoted on their own crowdfunding
website, but the action will also set up social media accounts e.g. Twitter,
Facebook, and Instagram targeting a younger Somali audience and
promoting these projects on popular Somali websites and TV stations such as
Horn cable TV, the largest locally-owned TV station. Furthermore, local
M&E/communication officers will carry out mobilization workshops at the
village level, one workshop at the start of the project and another at the end.
During each workshop, project committee and prominent people from the
community and the local authority will be invited either at village level or in a
secure place.
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OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
This consultancy's overall objective is to design data collection methodologies and
collect data on all indicators of the mapping. The mapping exercise will guide the design
and development of an effective and comprehensive community-driven campaign
strategy. The below specific tasks will be required from the selected consultancy team:
1. To design data collection methodologies for all project indicators include setting
criteria, defining key aspects, and developing data collection tools.
2. To collect, analyze, and present baseline data at the objective, outcome, and
output level (based on the project log frame).
3. Propose indicators and monitoring methods for measuring impact and
sustainability of interventions and collect, analyze and present any baseline data
related to this mapping.
4. Provide an overall analysis and recommendations towards the improved
implementation of the project and effective mainstreaming of cross-cutting
themes, particularly gender equality and sustainability of interventions.
SCOPE
The mapping exercise will cover the local community in the target locations, the Somalia
Diaspora, Somali diaspora organizations, the private sector (notable business owners
and companies in South West State such as Dahabshiil bank, Amal Bank, hotel owners)
and Government authorities and relevant vital ministries.
APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
1. The baseline study should adopt a mixed-methods approach, integrating
quantitative and qualitative methods to ensure that data collected is triangulated
and can be communicated, explained, and contextualized. It is expected that the
consultant will combine surveys/questionnaires with structured interviews and
focus group discussions. The consultant is encouraged to use innovative
methods to collect and analyze data.
2. The sample size will be determined in collaboration with Shaqodoon
Organization and SomRep consortium to ensure a gender-aware and statistically
relevant representation of the project beneficiaries and stakeholders. Information
shall be collected from across specified beneficiaries, partners, and
stakeholders.
3. The consultant shall conduct an extensive desk review of the BMZ project and
other related documents and secondary sources.
4. All data collected during the mapping exercise will be disaggregated by age and
gender.
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EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
To complete this task, the consultancy is estimated to take up to 30 calendar days
starting on the date of the signing of the contract. In accordance with the following
timetable, the consultant will:
1. Produce an inception report to demonstrate how s/he will accomplish the tasks in
a timely fashion, outlining the mapping approach (sampling framework, data
collection strategy, methodologies, tools, criteria, etc.) and a work plan for
mapping study. The inception report will be due within four (4) calendar days
after signing the contract, and its finalization will involve the incorporation of
feedback from Shaqodoon Organization and SomRep.
2. Draft mapping report informed by:
• Field data collection.
• Analysis of data to establish mapping for all project indicators.
• Recommendations for changes to the results framework.
• Proposed indicators and monitoring methods for measuring the impact
and sustainability of interventions and collect and analyze baseline data
related to this endeavor.
The draft report will be due within twenty-five (25) calendar days after finalization of the
inception report and will involve incorporation of feedback from Shaqodoon
Organization and SomRep team.
1. Presentation of the draft report at a one-day validation workshop where inputs
from stakeholders will be collected.
2. Submit final baseline report with feedback from Shaqodoon Organization and
SomRep and other key stakeholders incorporated.
3. The final report will be finalized five (5) days after completion of the validation
workshop.
4. Mapping database and all data collection tools developed.
SUPERVISION
The consultant will work under Shaqodoon's Crowdfunding coordinator's overall
supervision and the project manager's direct supervision. Shaqodoon BMZ Project team
will provide guidance, particularly in the design (selection of indicators, questionnaire
design, etc.) and review/quality assurance phase of the assignments.
CONSULTANTANT'S REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The consultant should possess working experience in the South-West State of Somalia
and/or experience working with regional and international organizations with resilience,
community development, and campaign-related functions and responsibilities.
Preference will be given to individuals with proven relevant experience in undertaking a
task of similar nature and magnitude and shall have the following qualifications and
experience:
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• Minimum of an advanced degree in social science or another relevant field.
• At least seven years of professional experience in the field of community and
social work.
• At least seven years of professional experience in the field of community
resilience campaigning, preferably behavioral change communication and
awareness raising campaigns.
• Experience of carrying out mixed-methods baseline studies and evaluations and
in producing high quality analytical reports (examples of previous work will be
requested).
• Statistical analysis skills and strong proficiency with data analysis packages
• Excellent communication and written skills in English and knowledge and the
ability to present data concisely and clearly.
• Strong computer and analytical skills with ability to write and review technical
documents/reports, conduct interviews as part of background research.
• Demonstrated administrative, planning, organizational and advisory skills.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
• First instalment of 20% of the total consultancy fee upon satisfactory submission
of a quality inception report validated by Shaqodoon Organization and SomRep.
• Second instalment of 40% of the total consultancy fee upon satisfactory
submission of a quality first draft report.
• Third instalment of 40% of the total consultancy fee upon satisfactory submission
of a quality final report inclusive of feedback collected at a validation workshop
and validated by Shaqodoon Organization and SomRep.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION:
Technical proposal outlining:
• Conceptual framework (2-3 pages)
• Detailed methodology (2-3 pages) and Work plan (1-2 pages)
• Timeframe of activities (1 page)
• Explanation of the consultants’ suitability for the assignment (1 page) including
names and contacts of three recent professional referees and Two examples of
previous similar work.
Financial proposal:
1. A daily lump sum cost for the assignment duration of 30 days.
Deadline for submission – February 28, 2021 – 4.00 pm EST
Interested individuals can submit their technical and financial proposals by email to
Shaqodoon Organization at jobs@shaqodoon.org. Indicate the title of the position in the
subject of your email as follows:
"CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO CONDUCT COMMUNITY RESOURCE MAPPING TO
IDENTIFY POTENTIAL DONOR FOR CROWDFUNDING."

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