Technical assessment and supervision for rehabilitation of Three (3) Irrigation Canals in Jowhar District of Somalia under Cash for Works Programme

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he objective of the consultancy is to:

  1. In collaboration with CEFA technical team, assess and verify the proposed canals for rehabilitation;
  2. Review and validate the proposed desilting quantities for the selected irrigation canals;
  3. Prepare schedule of quantities for excavation for each canal;
  4. In collaboration with CEFA technical team, identify and register workers and foremen who will conduct the cash for work activities on the canal rehabilitation;
  5. Conduct supervision of canal desilting works implemented by the community members through cash for works programme;

This assignment will be executed in two (2) phases.

  1. Phase one (1) will consist of technical assessments and preparation of schedule of Quantities for each canal;
  2. Phase two A (2A) will consist of supervision of canal rehabilitation works.
  3. Phase one (1) – Technical Assessment and Preparation of Schedule of Quantities

This phase will be characterized by mobilization, initial stakeholder engagements, site visits for the assessment of the already identified canals, topographic survey and preparation of schedule of quantities.

The assessment will cover at least 3 irrigation canals identified during the rapid assessments conducted by CEFA previously in Jowhar with a total length of 8.6Km as shown in table 1. In collaboration eith CEFA technical team the Consultant will assess and verify these canals.

Table-1: Summary of proposed canals

Item No.


Canal Name

Current Length (m)










Abdi Galadey



During Phase-1 of the assignment, the consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  1. Mobilization of his staff and initial field visits and engagement of relevant stakeholders including target communities;
  2. Liaise with the canal committees and the CEFA technical team to assess the identified canals to be rehabilitated/desilted;
  3. Map the targeted irrigation canals and farmers and produce geo-referenced layouts showing the current areas under irrigation and potential total area targeted for each irrigation canal;
  4. Carry out longitudinal and traverse survey along each canal;
  5. In collaboration with CEFA technical team and local communities, obtain ther secondary data available to establish the initial dimensions and levels of the silted canals in order to propose sound rehabilitation/ desilting plan;
  6. The consultant will propose and recommend proper farmer-oriented operation, management, and maintenance mechanisms to ensure the rehabilitated canals remain useable in future.
  7. Assess the existing condition of the canals, quantify rehabilitation works in terms of but not limited to: bush clearing, desilting quantities, and embankment formation among others;
  8. The consultant will provide detailed photographic plates with marked locations for the status of the canals to be used as a baseline for comparison after rehabilitation.
  9. Carry out topographical survey and mapping of the location of proposed infrastructure;
  10. Produce cross sections and longitudinal profiles using the survey data showing existing ground level, proposed ground level, embankment level and water level;
  11. Liaise with CEFA Irrigation Officer, Village Committee, Canal Committee to identify the farmers and workers;
  12. Prepare and submit an implementation plan for all activities, to CEFA technical staff for review and approval.
  13. Phase Two (2) – Supervision of rehabilitation works

During this phase the consultant shall be responsible for the supervision of the rehabilitation / desilting works for canals under Cash For Works Programme. The main tasks to be performed shall include but not limited to the following:

  1. Mark and set out all the canals to be rehabilitated / desilted;
  2. Assign and allocate work potions to individual farmers/workers;
  3. Guide the workers on the procedures and methods to be followed during cleaning and de-silting of canals;
  4. Provide timely assistance and direction to the workers in all matters related to clarification of the works and measurements;
  5. Monitor the implementation of the work done to ensure appropriate levels and dimensions of the canals are attained and properly maintained;
  6. Take and record measurements of the completed works in terms of length and volume excavated;
  7. Maintain records of portions of work done by each farmers/worker and number of days worked;
  8. Liaise with the CEFA technical staff for any technical guidance and approaches to be used for the execution of the works;
  9. Report to the Project Manager and CEFA technical staff the measurements taken for each canal for approval and confirmation;
  10. Report to CEFA every week (On Friday) the verified progress and completion of the works for each canal in form of measurements and pictorial evidence;
  11. CEFA Jowhar will make payments through a specialized provider, Hormuud through mobile cash transaction to the workers based on the work done by each worker, portions of work done and or the number of days worked on pre-agreed rates. All the payments done must be reported with mobile cash transaction list and receipt to CEFA NBI on weakly basis and must be approved by the supervising engineer (evidence of payment must be attached) and CEFA local staff in charge;
  12. Be on site at all times during canal rehabilitation works and ensure adherence to approved implementation plan;
  13. Prepare and submit to the project manager assessments reports, weekly summary reports and Completion report
  14. Perform all other tasks, not specifically mentioned above, but which are necessary and essential to ensure the successful implementation of the proposed canal rehabilitation works through cash for works programme.

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