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Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024
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Context and rationale

1.1 About SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages works for children and young people in 137 countries and territories, working in more than 2000 programme locations worldwide. We work together with a single vision: every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is part of SOS Children’s Villages International, the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is not for profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan and which has been in existence since 1999.

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is committed to the welfare of children who lost parental care or at risk of losing parental care – often ensuring that children grow up in a loving family environment, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect, and upholds child protection policy as part of their commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. Uniquely, we provide long-term, family-like care for children who have lost parental care (alternative care service), and we work with vulnerable families and communities to help strengthen them and prevent family separation (family strengthening service, FS). SOS Children’s village’s alternative care is usually organised in the form of a cluster of SOS families, where each SOS parent cares for small group of children.

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Somaliland in 1999 and it started first operations in Sahil region. Currently, SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland implements programs ranging from child care, child protection, youth empowerment and participation, education and emergency interventions. SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is operational in three regions of Somaliland: Awdal, Marodijeh and Sahil, and it had a good relationship with many stakeholders, including government institutions, local authorities at national, regional and district levels, INGOs, LNGOs and local communities, as well as other CSOs who are in and out of the operational area.

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1.2 Description of the Leave No Youth Behind Project

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland is implementing ‘Leave No Youth behind’ project. The overall objective of the project is - young people in Somaliland to be resilient and self-reliant to become independent and contributing members of society with a special focus on youth leaving care YLC. This project is to contribute to the realization of a better society where young people are self-reliant and depend on their own powers, resources and abilities to meet their needs and manage their own affairs. The project also aspires to make young people resilient to adversities/challenges in life and capable to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.

The project will address the problems of discrimination, marginalization and stigmatization of young people aged 15–25 who grow up without parental care. Whether they have been placed in residential care facilities, in foster care or other types of care, they are at high-risk suffering from a variety of challenges including poor social networks, mental health problems, un-employment and homelessness. Cultural and gendered norms give young women and men different vulnerabilities as they grow out of care and transition to independent living. Young women are at high risk of gender-based violence, trafficking, early pregnancies and early marriage, and school drop-out while young men are at risk of ending up in hazardous work, living on the streets and in conflict with the law. Consequently, they risk exacerbating intergenerational poverty, and intensifies the risk for young care leavers to be either the drivers of conflict or the victims of conflict. The context of complex crisis compels sensitivity to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding nexus in order to contribute to the sustainability of programme outcomes and longer-term resilience and rehabilitation of the communities where we plan to intervene.

In addition, even though the government of Somaliland has enacted policies and guidelines through the various agencies and ministries such as the national youth policy, employment policy, the national development plan two, sector development plan 2022 to 2026 of the Ministry of Employment and Family Affairs, Child policy, national alternative care guidelines (still a draft); finalization and implementation of such policies and guidelines is very minimal. Besides, there are no limited focus on young people who have left care. The government of Somaliland has put in place efforts to address the holistic issues of that affect young people as a vulnerable group i.e unemployment, education access among others. It was found that, there is no specific focus or arrangement to target young people who are in care or have left care in Somaliland.


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The project focuses on 3 major outcomes with their relevant outputs to achieve the above stated goal and focuses on human rights-based approaches and targets duty bearers to demonstrate capacity and commitment to fulfil their responsibility to respect, promote and realize the rights of youth, and Rights Holders (youth leaving care) to have the capacity to exercise and claim their rights, hold duty bearers accountable and understand their corresponding entitlements in relation to specific duty-bearer.

In summary, the project aims to achieve the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: Policy Environment: Decision makers put policies/laws in place that strengthen the support for YLC.

Outcome 2: Strengthening Duty Bearers: Social protection systems respond to the needs and rights of young care leavers on their journey to independent living Outcome 3: Empowering Right Holders:

Rationale and overall objective of the Midterm Evaluation

After 2 years of implementation, SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland wants to evaluate the leave no youth behind project to assess the project's progress and accomplishments in relation to the defined project outcomes and indicators.

1. How relevant, effective, efficient, sustainable and participatory are the programme interventions?

2. What impact has the programme made in the lives of the participating in terms of policy environment, social protection and empowering right holders.

3. What lessons can be drawn from the programme that can be taken to further develop the programme?

4. What is our current progress towards the project’s expected outcomes and outputs indicators and how are we performing against our life-of-project targets.

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2.  Instruction to bidders

The bidders are welcome to submit their proposal for the mid-term evaluation of Alternative Care Programme in the location of Hargeisa, Somaliland. This bid is open to all national and international suppliers (independent consultants or companies) who are legally constituted and can provide the requested services. The bidder shall bear all costs of the bid; costs of a proposal cannot be included as a direct cost of the assignment. The proposal and all supplementary documents have to be submitted in English. Financial bid needs to be stated in US Dollars.

How To Apply

To facilitate the submission of proposals, the submission duly stamped and signed can be done electronically in PDF format and sent to


The titles of submitted documents should clearly state “Technical proposal for mid-term evaluation of Leave No Youth Behind Project, by the company/consultant title” and Financial Proposal for mid-term evaluation of Leave No Youth Behind Project by the company/consultant title”. Please make sure that the technical and financial proposals are sent in a separate PDF file. During the process of evaluation, technical bids will be opened and evaluated first. The financial part of those proposals, which are shortlisted after evaluation of the technical proposal, will be opened in a second step.


2.2      Documents to submit


  • Bid submission / identification form (Template in the annex)


  • Previous experience format (Template in the annex)


  • Price schedule form (to be sealed in a closed envelope or a separate PDF file)


(Template in the annex)


  • Technical proposal (Template in the annex)
  • CVs of the research team member(s) including current geographical location(s)
  • Three references (at least two of them must be familiar with your work)
  • An example of a recent/relevant evaluation report (if available for public use)
  • Filling out SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland supplier profile and registration form

2.3    Deadline for submission

The proposal has to be received by latest on 12 April, 2024 by the end of the day. Proposals received after the deadline will be not be considered.

with the original proposal. Failure to do so will be at bidder’s own risk and disadvantage.


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