CONSULTANCY - Strengthening Livelihoods and Resilience of Crises-Affected Communities in Puntland and Jubaland States, Somalia

Terms of reference for conducting baseline survey in terms of food and nutrition security, productive capacities of (agro)pastoralists, resilience to hazards and shocks including DRR, Inter- and intra-community conflict incidences and Covid-19 risks, in Puntland( Garowe &Burtinle) and Jubaland (Kismayo) States .

About livestock sector in Puntland and Jubaland


The livestock accounts for about 60-70% of the total GDP and also employs 80% of the workforce in Somaliland: significantly contributing to the national economy. In different Somali communities, livestock producers are regarded as producers of milk and meat, income generators and stores of wealth. Fresh milk and other dairy products are staple food, vital items of trade for daily income but actual local supply below demand in both urban and rural areas in terms of quantity and quality in Somaliland. The below demand milk supply of milk is a function of low hygienic and quality standards since most of the trade is done through in-formal channels, where rules and regulations, if any, are hardly observed.

The study area: Puntland and Juba states; Mudug Region (Garowe and Puntland districts) and Lower Juba Region (Kisimayo districts).

Brief about the Project


VSF- Germany has been awarded a 36 Months (23rd June 2021- March 30th, 2023) project from the BMZ to strengthen food security & nutrition, and meat value chain for income and food safety in agro-pastoral systems.

The title of the project is “Strengthening Livelihoods and Resilience of Crises-Affected Communities in Puntland and Jubaland States, Somalia. The action is being implemented by VSFG, SIF and SOLO in collaboration with Government Departments and other stakeholders of Mudug (Puntland) and Lower Juba (Jubaland) regions.

The project goal is to “To enhance livelihood and resilience of vulnerable crises-affected communities and institutions through Multisectoral interventions for approximately (120,318 persons) in 20,050 HH households.

The overall coordination and policy guidance of the project is carried out by Ministries of Livestock (MoL), Health, Water Resources and Education in Puntland and Jubaland States. In addition, the project will collaborate closely with other key stakeholders- in education, health and trade at producer, trader and consumer levels while strengthening public and private partnership (PPP) particularly in the key thematic areas- humanitarian assistance, livestock, agriculture, conflict prevention, DRM and resilience buildings.




How to apply


Interested consultant/firms are requested to read and strictly follow the detailed Terms of Reference and submit both technical and financial proposals not later than 2nd September, 2021. The proposals should be titled: ‘BASELINE SURVEY-Strengthening Livelihoods and Resilience of Crises-Affected Communities in Puntland andJubaland States, Somalia.PN: 2021-1818.0and addressed to;Head of HR and Admin, VSF Germany. P. O. through e-mail to: recruitment(at) OR in hard copy sent to Box 25653-00603, Nairobi Kenya.