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Ethiopia: TERMS OF REFERENCE: Household Integrated Green Growth Interventions (HIGGI) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 03 Sep 2018


Household Integrated Green Growth Interventions (HIGGI)

  1. Introduction

Ethiopia and Uganda both have recently developed national Green Growth strategies. In Ethiopia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with multi-sectoral stakeholders ranging from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, and Ministry of Water and Energy to Ethiopia’s Ministerial Steering Committee on Climate-Resilient Green Economy Initiative to support the implementation of the climate resilient green economy strategy at macro level. UNDP in Uganda has also supported the National Planning Authority to develop the Uganda Green Growth Strategy in partnership with the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Climate Change Department, the Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, National Environment Management Authority, National Forestry Authority, and the Global Green Growth Institute.

While strategies have been developed at macro level in both countries, there is a lot to be done at micro level especially at household and community level in terms of developing household or community integrated green growth approaches and practices that support and empower families to carry out climate friendly activities while building sustainable, resilient livelihood, and strengthening quality child care and protection. SOS CV can position itself as an expert in promoting green economy activities at the community and household level through the family development plan approach, with the objective of protecting and providing for children in two ways:

  • Improving the economic status of communities and families now, so that they can better support children, cover their needs and protect them from exploitation and other forms of VAC related to poverty; and

  • Ensuring that the natural environment in vulnerable communities is protected, so that children, in the future, will continue to benefit from a healthy environment and will be able to continue to use natural resources in support of their livelihoods.

    The SOS Green Growth approach should be supported with documentation of Green Growth good practices at household and community level. Knowledge and learning in the five relevant Green Growth areas - food security and nutritious vegetable gardening, household waste management and recycling, afforestation – indigenous and fruit tree planting around home and communities, source of energy for light and cooking, and clean water harvesting and sanitation – should be documented, and shared through community dialogues and exchange visits. Household should be assessed during the Family Development Planning (FDP) process on how there are performing with regards to the five Green Growth components, and relevant interventions integrated into the FDP, which is periodically revisited by the SOS CV and partner teams together with the family to assess how they are progressing towards Green Growth targets. A SOS Household Integrated Green Growth Intervention Guidance note to be developed by selected consultants will guide SOS staff, families, community members and partners on how to support the implementation of Green Growth activities.

  • Objective of the upcoming Green growth project**

The project aims at contributing to this process by investing in empowering vulnerable families and youth to acquire green skills and resources to launch green enterprises, take-up green jobs, and to participate in community and district decision-making related to environmental and natural resource management and sustainable, green economic development, and by contributing to strengthening the capacities of local governance structures – including local/district authorities, private sector, and civil society actors – to contribute to the implementation of governmental policies, while providing an enabling environment for green enterprises through knowledge provision and participatory, inclusive decision-making.

  1. Key training elements**

Creating awareness among project staff on green economy

Analyze the entry points for green economy in our existing FSP programs and present the findings to the participants

Transmit key knowledge about green economy:

  • Definition

  • Current best practices relevant to our FSP context

  • Key stakeholders in that area in Uganda and Ethiopia as far as they are relevant to our FSP context

  • Key challenges and opportunities in integrating green economy approaches into our FSP

Highlight opportunities for participatory advocacy / policy dialogue for green economy issues

Experience sharing among the participants

Experience and practical examples on introduction of green economy in Uganda and Ethiopia

Exposure visit

Present examples of methods to introduce green economy to the target group

Practical exercises

Facilitate reflection

  1. Scope of work**

The Consultant undertakes to perform the services with the highest standards of professional and ethical competence and integrity. The Consultant(s) is strongly encouraged to develop highly interactive and practical outputs for this consultancy.

The Consultant(s) is required to perform the following functions at minimum:

a) Review the relevant literature on the area of interest

b) Collaborate with SOS to develop and implement the training including:

Developing and finalising the agenda for the training based on number of days agreed and share for feedback.

Developing/elaborating the following:

  • The methodology/approach to the training;

  • A set of workshop materials, including an Instructor’s Manual and Guide, the Participants’ Resource Package and a standard power point presentation

Facilitate the training based on the agreed agenda, training objectives and outputs.

Develop practical guidelines for the implementation/application of Green Growth approach at family and community level. This is the most sought after deliverable.

Prepare a final report of the workshop that includes assessment of participant evaluations. The participant evaluations should review at a minimum the standard of instruction, practical exercises, and logistical arrangements. The workshop materials will be finalised after conclusion of the training workshop based on participants’ observations and feedback and will be included in the final report.


The Consultant(s) will provide:

a) An inception report which details the methodology/approaches and timelines

associated with this consultancy and outlines a draft agenda for the workshop. This report should demonstrate consideration of gender and disability inclusion issues. To be submitted within two (2) weeks of signature of contract.

b) The final agreed agenda for the training and the full complement of workshop

materials. To be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to convening the workshop.

c) The practical guidelines for the implementation/application of Green Growth approach at family and community level. This is the most sought after deliverable. The analysis must include treatment of gender and inclusiveness. To be submitted within one (1) weeks of the completion of the workshop.

d) The final report on the training including a thorough evaluation of the workshop. To be submitted within two (2) weeks of the completion of the workshop.


Activity vs no. of Days

i. Preparation of inception report - 3 Days

ii. Design of workshop and preparation of agenda and workshop materials - 7 Days

iii. Facilitation of workshop - 5 Days

iv. Preparation of practical guideline - 3 Days

v. Preparation of final report based on comments received - 2 Days

Total number of Days - 20 Days

Note: All other expenses are to be included in the financial proposal such as communications, travel, accommodation costs for consultant (if applicable).

7. INPUTS from SOS CVI and/or SOS AT

SOS will provide:

a) Available relevant literature;

b) Technical comments and feedback on the outputs of the consultancy;

c) Logistical support for convening the training workshop, including

invitations to participants and travel arrangements; and

d) General oversight in the roll out of the consultancy.


  • A minimum of a postgraduate degree in a related field of study;

  • A minimum of 5-year experience in developing and facilitating training workshops, particularly training of instructors;

  • A minimum of 3-year experience in Green Growth and Job Creation including programme development and execution and developing logical frameworks.

  • Examples of workshop materials previously developed; and

  • Knowledge of gender and inclusiveness issues would be an asset


Work is expected to start by September 3, 2018 and concluded by October 30, 2018. The workshop is expected to be held during the week of October 15 - 19, 2018 in Debre Zeit town of Ethiopia. The consultant may be an individual or company and should be able to assume duties by September 3, 2018. A technical and financial proposal based on the Terms of Reference outlined above must be provided by no later than close of business on August 24, 2018. The proposal must include full Curriculum Vitae for the proposed facilitator.

How to apply:

Further information may be obtained from Valerie Neuhold-Maurer ( and/or Zerihun Endale ( Please send proposals to the address below:

Contact details:

Valerie Neuhold-Maurer, M.A. I International Programmes


Mobil +43 (0) 676 881-44-281

Tel +43 (0) 1 3683135 73

Zerihun Endale, International Office, Eastern & Southern Africa (IOR ESAF)


Mobile +251 913 240 976

Tel: +251 (0) 116 639 010 Ext 257

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