Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Meaningful strides are being made by both government and international stakeholders to address the issue of displacement in Somalia, but these efforts are being continually reversed and/or undermined by the phenomenon of evictions. An estimated 150,000 individuals have been evicted across Somalia since the start of 2019. Developing a balanced understanding of eviction is an important first step in the strive to address the broader issue of displacement and contribute to durable solutions in Somalia. The product of this initiative, a robust integrated online system and mobile application to be managed by the HLP sub cluster through NRC, is intended to fill the functional gap.
NRC Somalia Country Programme is part of NRC Horn of Africa, Yemen, Uganda and South Sudan regional mission. Operations in the region began in Somaliland in 2004, and eventually expanded to Puntland in 2006, and South Central Somalia and Kenya in 2007. In total, five additional country operations have been established in the region since 2011 – including Ethiopia, Yemen, Djibouti, South Sudan & Uganda – with strategic programming priorities encompassing shelter, WASH, Education, Food Security, Protection, and Information, Counselling and legal assistance (ICLA) . The ICLA programme has been operational in Somalia since 2014, providing a variety of specialized services that are designed to assist target populations overcome legal and administrative obstacles on which their protection, recovery and obtainment of durable solutions are dependent. Typically, promotion and protection of HLP and employment rights, access to legal documentations, tenure security and eviction prevention and response are the main programmatic pillars of the ICLA programme, while the technical modalities through services are delivered include, but not limited to, information, negotiation, advocacy and coordination, case management for specialized counselling and legal assistance, skills and institutional capacity development through tailored training's, technical support and material assistance, as well as facilitating issuance of tenure security documentations.
The precise specification and perimeters will be made available upon successful recruitment and prior to contracting. The system will adhere to all applicable internationally accepted standards for system development customized to meet specific procedural requirements and data perimeters. The duration required for comprehensive completion of the project is two months, excluding testing and relevant post-testing adjustments which may continue up to 31 December 2019. The full technical development process, i.e. design, development, deployment, training, testing, and post-testing adjustments will be executed by the consultant, after which a final ready-to-use web system and mobile application (with the complete access codes) will be delivered to NRC. NRC regional data analyst and ICLA in-country team (led by the Specialist) will closely supervise the development process, providing continuous reviews, comments and thematic inputs as and when necessary.
The following shall be the main results expected.
Qualifications: The consultant, firm or individual, is expected to meet the following minimum requirements. Applications demonstration higher qualification and experience will be desirable.
Technical and academic:
Presentation of the team: CVs and functional responsibilities of the key people to be engaged in the project.
LIMITATIONS OF SCOPE: