The project funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid Office (DIP ECHO) phase 2 called “Improving disaster risk preparedness and response capacities in the North, East and Boucle du Mouhoun regions. ” This phase, led by Terre des Hommes Nederland (Tdh-NL) and implemented by Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh-L) in partnership with the national technical services, aims to ensure good risk preparedness, to set up an early warning and rapid response system in the North, East and Boucle du Mouhoun regions and to strengthen the capacities of the National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR).
In line with the specific objective of the HIP 2020 RRC/PRU intervention axis, which aims to strengthen monitoring and early warning capacities in relation to the main risks identified, to support the development and effective implementation of contingency plans and measures, specifically at the local level, and to increase systems’ capacity to provide a rapid response and better anticipate and manage the effects of seasonal peaks and sudden or recurring shocks, this project will intervene through the strengthening of shock preparedness measures for health structures, the establishment of a surveillance and early warning system for health risks and shocks at community level and support for the implementation of rapid response mechanisms for health structures and communities in areas still little affected by security deterioration.
This project will therefore make it possible to continue the deployment of the surveillance and early warning system set up by Tdh-L since 1 April 2018, which integrates both data from the electronic consultation register (REC) and information on shocks provided by communities. This monitoring system, coupled with an SMS early warning system, informs the CONASUR branches and/or health services for a rapid response. In addition, the national level will be strengthened to improve its disaster response capacity. The project will also strengthen health structures in the new intervention zones with preparedness measures to cope with peaks in consultations based on the innovative digital SURGE PCIME methodology. Health system stakeholders will be supported in the implementation of risk analysis tools, SURGE action plans and rapid response mechanisms and strengthened in their capacity to respond according to needs. Through these activities, the project will contribute to the sustainable reduction of the population’s vulnerability to disasters in five new health districts in the regions of the North, Boucle du Mouhoun and East, namely : The Diapaga and Gayéri districts in the East region, the Tougan district in the Boucle du Mouhoun region and the Gourcy and Séguénéga districts in the North region. In addition, light support will be maintained in the district of Ouahigouya, formerly the Northern Health District, to allow ongoing activities in the area to continue. The overall objective is to contribute to strengthening the capacity of the health system and emergency and rehabilitation structures to prepare for an emergency response in areas affected by the conflict in Burkina Faso.
Specifically, the aim is to strengthen the capacity of the health system and emergency and rehabilitation structures to prepare for an emergency response in 6 health districts in the East, North and Boucle du Mouhoun regions.
Result 1: Health facilities are prepared to respond to peaks linked to the main morbidities in children aged 0-5 years.
Result 2: The capacities of local communities and of CONASUR’s decentralized services for emergency preparedness and response in areas affected by the security crisis are improved.
Result 3: Capacity building of the CONASUR mechanism for better emergency response preparedness at the national level.
In order to achieve result 3, the project is recruiting an international consultant to accompany CONASUR through technical and organizational support for the structure in order to strengthen the capacities of the CONASUR mechanism for better emergency response preparedness at the national level.
These terms of reference set out the terms and conditions for the recruitment of this consultant as well as his / her main missions.
Objectives of the mission
The overall objective of the mission is to carry out an institutional capacity building following the results of CONASUR’s organizational diagnosis for a better preparation of the emergency response at the national level.
Specifically, this will involve:
- Take ownership of the in-depth diagnostic report on CONASUR’s organizational capacity conducted by the WFP in collaboration with CONASUR and if necessary, deepen certain aspects using a participatory and inclusive approach.
- Elaborate priority strategic orientations for the organization as well as an organizational development plan for CONASUR according to a participatory approach.
- Propose a capacity building plan for CONASUR members and initiate trainings for CONASUR members.
- Propose an effective communication plan.
- Propose a resource mobilization plan.
- Support the implementation of the recommendations of the diagnostic report.
- Support CONASUR for the finalization of the national multi-risk plan, its validation and dissemination.
- Support CONASUR in validating the national strategy for disaster prevention and management.
- In general, establish a trusting partnership with CONASUR.
For the conduct of the mission, the consultant will propose an active, participatory methodology that will be assessed by the evaluation committee. It should be noted, however, that the scope of the study concerns all of CONASUR’s preparedness, risk reduction and disaster reduction activities.
Expected results and deliverables of the mission
In line with the capacity building plan following the operational diagnosis:
- An inception report that explains the ownership of the CONASUR diagnostic report, the main recommendations including aspects that deserve further consideration. This report should be submitted to Tdh-L teams one week after the start of the mission.
- A provisory capacity building plan in electronic format to be validated jointly by CONASUR and the Consortium’s NGOs.
- A workshop to present the capacity building plan: a presentation in PPT format of the plan to Tdh before the plenary session with the partners and beneficiaries; prepare and lead the various briefings concerning the plan.
- In connection with the assimilation of the CONASUR diagnostic report, an effective communication plan as well as a resource mobilization plan is drawn up and amended by the stakeholders.
- A follow-up/capitalization document on the implementation of the recommendations of the diagnostic report is available and updated monthly.
In relation to the implementation of the recommendations of the diagnostic report and the capacity building plan:
- Reports on the activities implemented.
- Data collection on project indicators and beneficiaries.
- Monthly progress reports of the activities in charge.
A final report of the mission in electronic version written in French and English (integrating all the activities carried out, the level of achievement of the objectives and all the documents produced during the period) for Tdh NL and Tdh-L;
Responsibilities of the consultant
- Ensure contact and presentation of its main missions to the targeted partners
- Organize work meetings with CONASUR and the consortium’s NGOs
- Elaboration of a chronogram of activities and reporting of results
- Organize exploratory interviews with CONASUR structures
- Prepare quality and timely reports, as described in the deliverables, and have them validated by the Tdh-L team
- Carry out its mission in a conscientious manner in order to contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives
- Respect TdH’s institutional policies.
Profile of the consultant
- For this study, we are looking for individuals (consultants or experts).
- A consultant with a profile of: public health or expert in risk and disaster management;
- That demonstrates the required skills and a good experience in institutional capacity building and in implementation monitoring of action plans;
- Have experience in relation to projects in risk and disaster management;
- Hold at least a second cycle diploma (Bac+5) or any other equivalent diploma;
- Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the field of institutional strengthening in developing countries;
- Knowledge of the context would be an asset.
In addition, he/ she will have to:
- Have extensive experience in the application of participatory approaches and knowledge sharing;
- Have extensive experience in conducting thematic studies;
- Ability to synthesize and write methodological notes;
- Partnership approaches;
- Perfect command of written and spoken French and English.
Date and place
The mission will take place in Burkina Faso and will last six (06) months from March 1st, 2021.
How to apply:
Apply for the job
If you are interested, please upload your offer in English or French, before February 14th including:
Brief technical offer;
Financial offer with a budget (including all costs for carrying out the mandate);
Contact of 3 reference persons.
We reserve the right to contact only pre-selected candidates for the rest of the process depending on the number of offers received. Thank you for your understanding.