Job Description


SOMALIA:Dharkenly and Garasbally IDPs in Mogadishu.

Location: Mogadishu-Dharkenley and Garasbaleey

Application Deadline: 28th  November-19 at 10:00AM.

Send documents To:CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org


Save the Children has worked in Somalia since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somaliland. From the early 1970s we have provided emergency assistance when the needs demand. Each year, about 650,000 people benefit from our longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.

We believe that the provision of basic social services in education, health, nutrition and protection and the strengthening of government capacity to deliver these, along with a concerted effort to work with communities and children to promote their rights, are all central to what we call resilience.

Save the children will be using external consultant who will lead the overall SMART survey assessments in addition Save the children SMART Survey managerswill work with, conduct SMART survey in Dharkenly and Garasballey IDPs to assess the prevalence of GAM rate and other indicators contributing to nutrition situation of the two districts with the aim of generating quality information for humanitarian actors.

The SMART survey will be conducted with the aim of filling nutrition information gaps at district level.

With the current “climate crisis” in Somalia, humanitarian situation need constant updates and specifically to ascertain key indicators that can aid in ensuring appropriate response.


The survey will be developed using the SMART methodology. ENA software 2011 (Jul 2015) Will be used to run all possible analysis expected within a standard SMART survey that includes analysis for standardization test, calculation of samples, selection of clusters and final calculation of wasting both for WHZ score and MUAC.

Sampling: 2 stage Probability proportionate to size sampling will be employed in the survey. The first stage will be selection of cluster and the second will be selection of HH.

Sample size: The sample size will be calculated using ENA July 9 2015 at district level. Parameters to be used for the survey will be sourced from

Location: The survey will be conducted at district level and depending on access all possible settlements will be included in the sampling frame.

Analysis: Analysis of the anthropometric findings will be analyzed and categorized based on WHO standards 2006.


Estimate Nutrition status of children <5, retrospective Mortality rate (CMR and U5MR) and factors influencing nutrition status of childrenin Dharkenly and Garasbaley IDPs.

3.1 Primary objectives

Estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59

To determine the coverage of measles vaccination among children aged 9-59 months

To determine the coverage of vitamin A supplementation received during the last 6 months among children aged 6-59 months

To assess the two-week period prevalence of morbidity among children aged 6- 59 months

Estimate mortality rates both CMR and U5MR

To assess household dietary diversity

To determine the population’s access to, and use of, improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

To establish recommendations on actions to be taken to address the situation.


Data collection of the assigned 36 clusters in Dharkenly andGarasbaley IDPs.

  1. Supervision role:

External SMART survey consultant, Save the children MEAL and Nutrition program managerswill oversee the overall data collection and cleaning from starting from enumerators training quality assurance and generating preliminary report.

Research specialist and head of REALM will conduct the final data analysis and generate the report

  1. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED from the external consultant.
  • Be a holder of university degree or equivalent, with a specific competency in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Previous experiences of nutrition assessments
  • Previous SMART survey delivery (training, data collection, data cleaning, and reporting)
  • Be fluent in English, have adult learning skills, Presentation skills and high organizational skills. Prove of ability to contextualize the training will be an added advantage.

Application Process.

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit;

  1. Technical and financial proposals with detailed work plan
  2.  similar contracts –signed and stamped copies
  3. Firm/individual CVS

Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org  with the subject line of the email body “SMART SURVEYDharkenley and Garasbaleey.Deadline for submission is 28 November 2019