Save The Children Invitation to Bid to Prepare ‘a Practitioner’s Manual to Support Community Based Examination and Responses to Climate Change Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Invitation to Bid to Prepare ‘a Practitioner’s Manual to Support Community Based Examination and Responses to Climate Change Jobs in Ethiopia


Document Background

  • Save the Children (SC) is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

  • Save the Children is working with government and the community through its multi-thematic approach.

  • Food Security and Livelihood and Resilience is one of the thematic sector with different sub-thematic components.

  • Climate change is one of the core focus of the organization.

  • This includes projects and programmes with explicit objectives to reduce climate and disaster risks and improve disaster management, as well as to increase adaptive capacity and speed recovery from shocks and stresses.

  • Climate change poses the greatest challenge to the realisation of children’s rights, and threatens to undercut decades of hard-won progress to improve their lives.

  • Despite being least responsible for this unfolding crisis, children bear the brunt of the climate-related impacts, while possessing the lowest capacity to respond and cope.

  • At its core, climate change represents a shocking abdication of one generation’s responsibility to the next, violating principles of intergenerational equity.
  • Drought, flooding, rising temperatures, and desertification directly undermine a broad spectrum of children’s rights, from access to food and safe water, to housing, education, freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse.

  • Ethiopia has a long history of having to cope with extreme weather events.

  • Rainfall is highly erratic and typically falls in the form of intensive convective storms spawned by the country’s varied topography.

  • Over the past decades, Ethiopia has experienced countless localized drought events including the 2015-16 El Nino episode caused drought across large parts the country.
  • Communities in Ethiopia are already confronted with climate change and its adverse impacts on their lives and livelihoods.
  • Autonomously and together with local authorities, they proactively deal with the challenge by taking action.

  • It is important however that these actions are informed by the latest climate information, local adaptation knowledge and best practice.
  • Save the Children would like to work on Community Based Adaptation approach supports communities and local authorities understanding the challenges they face and taking informed and appropriate actions that result in climate resilient development.

  • Therefore, the organization seeks a consultant for the entire document preparation work entitled with ‘A practitioner’s manual to support community based adaptation to climate change in Ethiopian context with significant chapters on Climate Change Approaches of Save the Children’ and rolling out to selected staffs.

    Expected Tasks

  • The consultant is expected to prepare the document with a continuous multi-stage review process from the country office to SCI regional office experts.

  • The document will pass through different sign off process.

  • The consultant is also expected to roll out the manual to selected CO and field office respective technical experts (number of trainees and rounds may be clarified once the ToR is finalized).

    The purpose of the manual is to

  • To provide general and specific information on recent, current information on climate change in Ethiopian context from food security, and livelihoods, environment, agriculture, natural resources and forest development perspectives

  • To provide clear and detailed step-by-step guidance on how to undertake participatory community based climate change adaptation measures and approaches including child participation from plannining, advocacy, programming and implementation

  • To Prepare a summery briefer from the larger document prepared by the consultant.

  • To provide a range of up-to-date participatory tools and resources that will help in conducting the Community Based Climate Change Adaptation planning process.

  • To inform alignment of Save the Children current and future climate change related projects
    with the Ethiopian government climate related initiatives, strategies and programs, with sample/practical examples

  • Familiarizing the manual with the front line and CO level technical experts.

    Consultant Deliverables

    The Consultant will be responsible for delivering the following work pieces to Save the Children:

  • Inception Report detailing the complete document preparation methodology

  • Draft the document (in Ms Word) based on the ToR and agreed methodology /to be indicated in the inception report/

  • Improve the document though a series of reviews from SCI staffs. The document will have the following core components, which could be sectioned and sub sectioned as appropriate to meet the purposes.

  • Component 1: General and specific information on recent, current information on climate change in Ethiopian context from food security, and livelihoods, environment, agriculture, natural resources and forest development perspectives

  • Component 2: Detailed step-by-step guidance on how to undertake participatory community based climate change adaptation measures and approaches.

  • Component 3: Up-to-date participatory tools and resources that will help in conducting the Community Based Climate Change adaptation planning process (including mitigation measures that reinforce adaptation outcomes) .

  • Componet 4: Informing alignment of Save the Children current and future climate change related projects with the Ethiopian government climate related initiatives, strategies and programs, with sample/practical examples

  • Prepare separate presentation slides (Ms Power point) and make presentation of the document to SC concerned staff

  • Make final revision of the document based on feedback from the presentation

  • Conduct the virtual or in person roll out within two months of document preparation

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications of Consultant / Consulting Company:

  • A Master’s degree and above in a relevant field (agriculture, climate change and Natural Resource management)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing climate change related document preparation, participation in different national level climate change related policy designs.

  • Experience consultancy work for international non-profit organizations or multilateral agencies;

  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation of climate change related concepts;

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is a requirement;

  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes;

  • Ability to work jointly with the Save the Children, and integrate feedback as required; and

    How to Apply

    Interested consultant’s/consulting firms who would like to apply for the consultancy work should collect the TOR and submit the proposal

  • The detailed technical proposal clearly demonstrating a thorough understanding of this ToR and including the following:

  • Propose steps to be taken for the document preparation and training.

  • A proposed timeframe detailing activities and a schedule/work plan (including a Gantt chart) and

  • Consultant team composition, professional experience and knowledge of team members.

  • A financial proposal with detailed breakdown

  • Curriculum Vitae(s) of all proposed team members outlining relevant experience.

  • Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.

  • A copy of a previous document of a similar nature undertaken

  • The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Consultancy work should be collected in hard copy from Save the Children Ethiopia Country Office in Addis Ababa, situated around Bisrate Gabriel Church

  • Save the Children Ethiopia Office

  • At the Main Security Gate

  • Dire Complex, Behind Bisrate Gabriel Church

    P.O Box 387

    Tel 011 3 72 84 55-61 or 011 6 53 51 74

    Addis Ababa

  • Interested applicants should submit two separate sealed documents in which one document should include the technical proposal including of the proposed professional(s) with supporting document that shows previous work experience.
  • The second document should include professional fee stated work along with copy of renewed Audit License to the above mentioned address of Save the Children, Ethiopia Country Office before or on October 26 ,2020 at 4:00 P.M in person.

  • Bid shall be submitted in the box ready at reception for this purpose

  • Save the children reserved the right to cancel all the bid or partially

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