Consultancy for Development of Livelihood strategies of Galkayo, Mudug

1. Background and context

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations- refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief, recovery and development programme interventions in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC aims at integrating its Somalia activities within a wider regional mixed migration programme, comprising the existing programmes in Kenya, Somalia (South Central, Puntland and Somaliland), Ethiopia and Yemen. DRC Somalia programme operates within a Regional Framework (East Africa and the Horn) and incorporates three major components namely: long-term community-driven development and recovery programmes, emergency humanitarian interventions in urban/rural and protection services, prompting advocacy campaigns.

DRC Somalia implementing multi-donor supported food security and livelihoods (both recovery and development) programmes since 2011 to current period in various regions of Somalia through integrating the community-based disaster risk plan. Moreover, most of the programmes guided by either by donor policies/procedures or by bilateral agreed policies made between DRC Somalia and donors. The major lessons drawn in the course of FSL programme implementation indicate that there is a need to develop a medium to long term FSL strategy which guides the programming and geared towards addressing the underlying, intermediate and immediate causal factors of livelihoods of Somalia. Thus, the FSL unit intends to develop livelihoods strategy Galkaayo . Therefore, DRC Somalia is looking for high calibre consultant who can handle the current assignment.

2. Purpose

The overall aim this assignment is to develop a comprehensive livelihoods strategic plan for the UNHCR livelihoods programme for Galkaayo. The strategic plan mainly focuses on policy framework of food security and livelihoods which captures the means to address underlying and intermediate causes of poverty or affects the food security and livelihoods of communities. The specific objectives of the study are to:

· Assess and provide linkage of livelihood and durable solution activities in Galkaayo for the IDP and Host communities;

· Asses the livelihoods diversifications in Galkaayo and the appropriate interventions;

· Assess and identify the underlying and intermediate causal factors affecting the food security and livelihoods situation of Galkaayo;

· Explore how to mainstream Protection in livelihood activities for instance how to entrench age, gender and diversity in livelihood interventions;

· Explore market surveys that have been conducted for livelihood activities in Galkaayo;

· Explore the most common and preferred livelihood needs in Galkaayo (IDP and Host) while taking consideration in the different context in Galkaayo;

· Explore the viability of livelihood projects undertaken by various implementing partners clearly indicating the gaps; and

· Unity coexistence and linkage in terms of livelihood opportunities.

· Incorporate disaster Risk Reductions in the food security and livelihood programming.

· Assess the nature and complexity of farming and rural livelihood systems, by assessing the political economy, competitiveness gaps, value chains, and the institutional capacity of public and private sector stakeholders.

3. Key Responsibilities

The Consultant/consultancy firm, in cooperation and consultation with DRC field staff, other livelihood implementing partners in the Galkaayo, the various sectors of the local administration, beneficiary communities and other stakeholders, will conduct the study and produce an independent livelihood assessment report.

The scope of work of this livelihood assessment is as follows:

i. Review of existing livelihoods related information, studies, project reports and identification of livelihoods intervention under the project area;

ii. Collection of additional data on livelihoods and socio-economic conditions of the total project area;

iii. Description of the relevant financial institutional, legal and policy framework for food security and livelihood sectors;

iv. Assess of the potential impacts of livelihood activities on the wellbeing or lives of the refugees and social components both qualitatively and as well as quantitatively;

v. Preparation of livelihood strategic plan for the IDPs camps/Refugees/Asylum seekers /Host Communities in and ways to improve the enhancement, incorporation of multi-sectoral approach and monitoring plan of livelihood interventions;

vi. Identification of the risk factor to livelihood activities in the refugee camps and any remedial measures and identify further steps towards sustainability of the projects; and

vii. Develop a comprehensive food security and livelihoods strategy plan in Galkayo 2018-2020.

4. DRC/DDG`s responsibilities

The consultant will report to the DRC Food Security and Livelihoods Manager and closely coordinate field activities with the Puntland Program Coordinator, FSL-Coordinator and M7E Officer. The M& Manager will provide support on a case to case basis. DRC staff in the evaluation areas will provide necessary support to the team, as may be needed. The Consultant shall provide updates on progress as requested.

DRC will provide the following to the lead consultant:

All necessary project documents and any other soft support as requested by the consultant
DRC is not responsible any logistical support during the assignments of the consultant work.
Pay consultancy fees at a mutually agreed rate.

The terms and conditions of service will follow DRC terms of consultancies. Payment will be done according to the finance procedures of DRC/DDG.

5. Reporting Arrangements

The consultant shall work under the direct supervision of DRC Somalia Food Security and Livelihood Manager with administrative oversight of the Deputy Country Director, Somalia Program.


It is anticipated that the assessment will take 30 days from the date of signing the Contract, The Consultant/Consultancy firm should develop a feasible costed work plan/activity schedule covering an approximately 30 days and submit as integral part of the proposal for this consultancy.


The livelihood assessment consultancy in Major cities and different livelihoods will generate the following outputs or deliverables:

· Development of tools to carry out the actual assessment in the camps.

· Assessment of the preferred Fishing/CCCM/Livestock/Agri/SME/vocational training needs in the IDPs and refugee camps depending on the level of education.

· Appraisal of the linkage of livelihood activities in IDPs camps/Host/ Refugees and asylum seekers communities with the situation in Galkaayo.

· Review of market surveys for livelihood activities IDPs camps/Host/Refugees/asylum seekers Communities and in Galkaayo.

· Appraisal of the most common and preferred livelihood in the different livelihood Zones of Galkaayo.

· Assessment of the viability of livelihood projects undertaken by various implementing partners clearly indicating the gaps.

· Link the study to the different pillars of DRC and recommend appropriate and timely interventions.

· Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.

· A comprehensive Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Strategic plan of Galkaayo 2018-2020

· Develop actionable recommendations based on the analysis of the Food security funding environment that will be the most useful to partners for developing both short and longer term strategies for program development and fund raising. These recommendations should provide clear directions and give examples of specific actions to take.

· A short presentation of the consultant (s) work at the National partners` workshop in April 2018.

· A user-friendly document providing specific recommendations (short term/longer term) and strategic orientations for partners for obtaining long term funding for their pilot initiatives.

· One workshop each in Galkacyo and Nairobi/Mogadishu for presenting and debating the final recommendations with partners` and for providing technical assistance directly to DRC for beginning to develop their Food Security programme development and fund raising strategies.


The consultant should be willing to work in the target areas of Mudug Region Somalia, where security allows. The consultant may have his/her own team to work with and then they will entirely be under the jurisdiction of the consultant and at no time will DRC/DDG be held responsible for them.

9. General

Commitments:** DRC/DDG has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework

How to apply:
Interested applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their Expression of Interest which includes the following documents:

1) CV(s) with details of qualifications and experience indicating documentation of relevant assignments undertaken, and including full contact details of three professional referees.

2) Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR including the proposed methodology.

3) Financial proposal providing cost estimates of daily consultancy fees.

4) The foreseen work plan.

The application package consisting of the elements stated above should be submitted in electronic version to indicating "˜Food Security & livelihood strategies for Galkayo" by 22.03.2018

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. This consultancy is locally-hired only.