Terms of Reference _ Developing interactive, innovative Human-Centered Design Learning Methodologies and Resources

Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) Purpose Two Lead (DRC) at World Vision

Terms of Reference

Developing interactive, innovative Human-Centered Design Learning Methodologies and Resources

World Vision Somalia

SomReP Program- Somali Response Innovation Lab


Since 2013, the Somali Resilience Program (SomReP) has been working with communities to develop and package interventions geared to build community resilience to the cyclic shocks that face Somalia. SomReP has worked to harness best practices from partner agencies and invested in research to identify intervention approaches that when combined deliver the most impact for communities residing in rural and peri-urban locations and constantly face significant losses as a result of the climatic shocks.

Over the last 2 years, SomReP through SomRIL has been implementing a BHA project: Community- Led Capacity Strengthening for Fragile Contexts (C4FC). The goal of the project is to improve self-reliance and sustainability for local organizations on the front lines of providing humanitarian assistance in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan through organizational capacity strengthening. The project is being implemented by World Vision (WV) and its consortium members CARE International-Somalia and Sadar Institute (formerly Somalia Disaster Relief International–SDRI) who will improve the self-reliance and sustainability for 31 Local Non-government organizations (LNGOs) in the 3 countries.

SomReP/RIL and its consortium members as part of C4FC has worked to expand and promote an ecosystem for peer-to-peer learning, scaling, and adaptive management to strengthen the organizational systems of 31 LNGOs across Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. The C4FC is supporting established humanitarian architectures in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and provides innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of local organizations who are on the front-lines of responding to humanitarian disasters. Building on a base of the CDR curriculum and its fictionalized case studies from the country of Atlas and village of Treeville, along with the accompanying games and simulations, there is an opportunity to use Human Centered Design (HCD) principles to engage front-line actors in deeper reflection on their practices. The HCD course will also build on the work of the RIL and its work in challenge mapping.

Traditionally training materials available for humanitarian and development actors use didactic methods that lack opportunities for deep engagement with training content and opportunities to learn by doing. Content is too often generic, lacking contextualization for diverse and particularly fragile contexts. There exists an opportunity to address some of these gaps by expanding on the work begun by Somali Response Innovation Lab’s (SomRIL) in partnership with Somalia Resilience Programme ( SomReP) related to Community-Driven Resilience (CDR) which is part of the Community-led Capacity Strengthening for Fragile Contexts (C4FC) project in partnership with USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). As part of the C4FC, the CDR curriculum was co-designed and field tested with local academia, government partners and humanitarian clusters within Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. This new added element of the curricula design can provide specific skills for front line staff in human centered design (HCD) while enhancing the existing modules. A specific opportunity exists to:

1. Create a HCD module with virtual and multimedia reusable components; and

2. Work with C4FC partners to pilot the HCD content and make modifications

The HCD module can employ value for money principles by utilizing the Reusable Learning Objects 1 (RLO) or Shared Content Objects (SCO)s that can be:

1) Utilized across an infinite number of courses, modules, trainings and digital content

2) Expanded or built upon by learning designers, and local practitioners globally with new knowledge shared back to SomRIL.

Scope of Work

Goal: To utilize interactive, and innovative learning methodologies to create an HCD course that complements existing CDR curriculum. In particular, we will design such methodologies such as simulations, interactive board games, humanitarian response content for the HCD module.

The objectives are to:

  1. Create a HCD module with virtual and multimedia reusable components; and
  2. Work with C4FC partners to pilot the HCD content and make modifications
  3. Design the HCD module using accessible, open and reusable learning materials/assets that provide value for money;
  4. Iterate and produce final digital and paper-based learning RLOs /products for use;

Key Deliverables

  1. Clear work plan for curriculum design including the timframe
  2. Advanced interactive learning materials developed (e.g., simulations, fictionalized case studies) aligned with the CDR curriculum
  3. Advanced Graphics for the HCD module aligned with the CDR curriculum.
  4. Online module materials and resources hosted in Kaya

Evaluation Criteria

Mandatory Requirements

  • Provide a certified copy of business registration(company/organization)
  • Provide a certified copy of tax registration
  • Provide information on ownership structure – name of directors/owners of the company(company/organization)
  • References including names and contact information from previous clients who can be contacted regarding relevant experience in developing advanced interactive learning materials (At least three)
  • Successful bidder will be required to sign World Vision Supplier Code of Conduct form

Technical Evaluation

Applicants need to clearly articulate on the following, but not limited to: –

  • A cover letter outlining the suitability of the consultant in undertaking the assignment and summarizing relevant experience (Not exceeding one page)
  • Consulting firm profile (Not exceeding one page)
  • Up to two page statement of capability (referencing the selection criteria) and the approach to be take in undertaking this assignment
  • Clear work plan including time frames for the development of the module.
  • Detailed CVs of key personnel (including any formal qualifications) should be provided
  • Experience working and supporting USAIDs projects with specific focus on localization and capacity strengthening
  • Prior experience working and supporting the fragile contexts, specifically in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan
  • Experience in developing advanced interactive learning materials (e.g., simulations, fictionalized case studies)
  • Advanced graphics design and animation experience
  • Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms used in areas of Community Driven Resilience and/or Disaster Risk Management.
  • A keen eye for spotting errors/typos, inconsistencies, and graphic works;
  • Proven skills in the use of and interaction with the module application for online material design and Kaya
  • Experience working in the response and innovation space.

Financial Evaluation

  • A financial proposal with a detailed breakdown of costs quoted in USD. Applicable tax amount must be clearly stipulated and separated from the base costs.
  • Payment Terms
  • Credit Period

How to apply

Interested individuals and firms should submit their proposal accompanied with a cover letter, in English by email to somo_supplychain@wvi.orgon or before 7th April 2023.

Proposals should be submitted in three distinct/separate attachments, namely Mandatory Requirements, Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal

Email title should be; – Developing interactive, innovative Human-Centered Design Learning Methodologies and Resources – Somali Resilience Program.