`1Employer: Action Africa Help International – Somalia
Deadline for applications: 17th November, 2022
Type of Contract: Short Term Consultancy
Duration of Consultancy: 14 days
Location(s): Ceelwaq, Beledhawa, and Dholo districts in Gedo region
Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional not for profit humanitarian and development organization with a mission of improving the quality of life of livelihood challenged communities. AAH-I has country Programs in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. AAH-Somalia, an affiliate Country Program of AAH-I, addresses development challenges in partnership with marginalized communities. AAH-Somalia supports integrated social and economic interventions to improve food and nutrition status of the communities in Elwak district-Gedo region.
2.0: Consultancy background
The worsening dry conditions have resulted in deteriorating pasture and water availability for crop and livestock production, compounding an already fragile humanitarian situation. Critical water shortages and a rapid decline in the remaining water reservoirs continue to impact on the livelihood of the communities Gedo region. The main water sources are permanent shallow wells, seasonal rain fed water catchments, boreholes and rain harvest water mainly among the better off and middle households who can afford a storage facility.
The few water sources available cannot meet the high demand for this precious commodity by both animals and human beings. Most of the existing shallow wells lack water storage facilities especially in Beledhawa, Dholo and Ceelwaq. These sources have been adversely affected due to the prolonged drought thus resulting in increased water fetching time, distances to water points, reduced uses of water at household level etc. Therefore in consultation with the communities in in the above three district, AAH-Somalia/LLG intends to rehabilitate shallow wells, construct underground water tanks and water pan in the region.
3.0: Purpose and objective of the consultancy
The main aim is to develop an appropriate water and sanitation system that contributes to meeting the current and future water needs of the people in Gedo region. The consultancy is to conduct a technical assessment to identify the ideal location for development of water points and recommend at least two in each location. The firm should provide the appropriate technology for the kitchen garden and livestock use including water yield and quality tests. The consultancy is expected to conduct the following:
Note: The consultant will work in consultation with the community committees to ensure that the identified sites are within the homestead for kitchen gardens water supply and 500 metres from where at least 80% of people of that village live for community water supply. The site should definitely not be in a place that gets flooded in the rainy season and should be away from the flood plain area of any streams or rivers in the locality. Special care must be taken to ensure that the sites chosen for facility are at least 50 meters away from toilet pits, septic tanks or any other sources of pollution such as grave yards, dumping sites for industrial waste, stagnant pools of dirty water or animal pens.
4.0: Expected outputs/ deliverables
The consultancy envisages the following deliverables within 14 days:
5.0: Required Qualifications, competencies and Skills
The minimum requirements for the firm / consultant should include the following:
6.0: Bid requirements
Firms/Consultant(s) that meet the requirements should submit an expression of interest (maximum of 5 pages), which should include the following:
7.0: How to apply
Applications should be sent to email@example.com with the assignment title in the subject line of the email on or before 17th November, 2022.