Purpose of this consultancy:
The purpose of this Consultancy is to support Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA (APHEDA) in strengthening the systematic nature, rigour and quality of its disability inclusive development through:
(a) a review of its current implementation of policy commitments and practice;
(b) provide recommendations to strengthen the policy of APHEDA;
(c) professional development for APHEDA personnel in disability inclusive development, with a view to strengthening the support those personnel can provide to partner organisations to meet APHEDA/national government obligations on disability policy;
(d) assist in developing tools, training materials and resources that APHEDA personnel can use for disability capacity building of partner organisations.
More information on each of these components is outlined under Deliverables below.
The scope of this Consultancy focuses on Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA in terms of its practices internally as an organisation and its work with partner programming.
It is intended that the training materials and resources provided by the consultancy can be adapted by APHEDA’s International Team to provide support to their partners, which needs to be tailored for each partner organisation depending on their cultural and political context and their existing level of capacity.
The deliverables of this Consultancy include:
1. A desk assessment of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s practices in implementing it’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy, to be based on following documents:
Diversity and Inclusion Policy, internal Periodic review of disability inclusion practices, relevant section in International program manual, Partner capacity assessment, appraisal and reporting documents. The assessment should:
(a) consider the degree to which Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s Policy is being implemented and the ongoing quality of its practices.
(b) make recommendations for strengthening the quality of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy and disability inclusion procedures.
2. Develop a professional development training for APHEDA personnel working in the International Team aiming to strengthen:
(c) understanding of disability inclusive development
(d) ability to support and advise partners regarding disability inclusive development through understanding of good systems, tools and practices
(e) a toolkit of resources that APHEDA staff can use to provide a consistent standard of introductory training on disability inclusion to partner organisations.
50% payment on commencement of assignment
50% on completion of all outputs and delivery of training – this is payable based on the approval by Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA of the deliverables
Expressions of Interest should include:
• A timeframe for undertaking the assignment
• A quote / costing for completion of the work
• CVs for any consultants who will be involved in delivering the assignment
Application deadline: Until filled.
Enquiries regarding this consultancy should be directed to:
Catherine Middleton, International Program Quality Manager, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA