Short Term Consultancy to provide Capacity Building services on Mainstreaming Disability-Inclusion in Organizations for NGO’s active in the Disability sector in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

About the Consultancy

The project “Enhancing the quality of life of Palestinian people and children with disability (PWD/CWD) in Lebanon funded by GIZ and implemented by Taawon in collaboration with the Palestinian Disability Forum aims to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of Palestinian PWDs and CWDS in Lebanon through achieving two objectives 1) Ensure increased PWD/CWD access to professional and specialized care, and 2) Strengthen and expand community knowledge and support of PWD/CWD health, development, and inclusion. 

Building the capacity of those organizations serving PWD/CWD to become more capable and empowered individually and collectively to advocate for, protect and serve people with disabilities is one important step towards the achievement of the project’s goals.

Building the capacity of those organizations serving PWD/CWD to become more capable and empowered individually and collectively to advocate for, protect and serve people with disabilities is one important step towards the achievement of the project’s goals.

This consultancy aims at devising and implementing a comprehensive tailor-made capacity building plan - focused on “Mainstreaming Disability-Inclusion in Organizations” - that responds to the needs of 13 partner grassroot organizations active in serving PWD/CWD towards better supporting and promoting the well-being of PWD/CWD in the Palestinian refugee camps in the country.

The consultancy will build on the results of the already completed capacity building and training needs assessment targeting all 13 partner grassroot organizations taking into consideration the varying capacities, needs and priorities of each.

 

Objectives

The main objectives of this consultancy are as follows:

  1. Empower partner grassroot organizations to move from ad-hoc disability inclusion initiatives to a state where disability-inclusion is weaved in the organizations’ strategy and daily operations.
  2. Support partner grassroot organizations staff to unlearn a mindset that excludes people with disabilities and acquire the disability-etiquette allowing them to become disability-confident, in different situations and contexts.
  3. Train partner grassroot organizations on how to integrate disability-inclusive practices into their overall operations, policies, and programs.
  4. Help partner grassroot organizations understand the importance of disability inclusion for development, both within the community and organization. It will also help them exhibit sensitivity to the rights and viewpoints of persons with disabilities across various contexts, and to learn to effectively collaborate with individuals with disabilities, appreciating their varied skills and contributions.
  5. Provide guidance on assessing organizational barriers, developing action plans, and implementing strategies to promote disability-inclusion effectively.
  6. Equip the partner grassroot organizations with need knowledge and competencies to identify and provide as needed reasonable accommodations and adjustments for employees with disabilities to enable them to perform their roles effectively in different settings.

 

Responsibilities:

The specific tasks that the consultant will undertake are as follows:

  1. Draw up a plan of action and timetable for accomplishing the various components of the consultancy assignment including training package development, training delivery, coaching and technical support, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as reporting.
  2. Develop training package:
  • Design and develop customized capacity building modules and training materials, resources, and activities focused on organizational foundations and strategic development package.
  • Ensure the training modules are tailored to the specific needs and context of the partner grassroot organizations in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
  1. Deliver the required training:
  • Facilitate engaging and interactive training sessions for each module, utilizing a variety of instructional methods to accommodate different learning styles.
  • Adapt training content and delivery approaches to ensure participants with diverse backgrounds and abilities can fully participate and benefit from the training.
  1. Provide needed coaching and technical support:
  • Provide ongoing coaching and technical assistance to the partner grassroot organizations, both during and after the completion of the training sessions, to foster the practical incorporation of the knowledge and skills gained.
  • Conduct follow-up visits and remote consultations to address specific challenges, provide guidance, and monitor progress.
  1. Monitor and evaluate:
  • Develop and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies to assess the effectiveness and impact of the training and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze data related to the training outcomes, participants’ satisfaction, and organizational change resulting from the training.
  • Provide a final report of the training (including the analysis of the monitoring and evaluation) and all relevant appendixes.
  • Provide a narrative report in English language for presenting the training and coaching outcomes, impact, and recommendations in addition to 2-4 pages of executive summary in Arabic and any relevant appendixes.

Expected Deliverables

Upon the completion of the assignment, the consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  • A workplan/timetable for the consultancy assignment
  • Training materials for the Mainstreaming Disability-Inclusion in Organizations” including the power point presentations, the training handouts, tools etc.
  • Pre/post-tests and evaluation tools used for the training.
  • Support documents and forms related to the coaching period.
  • Report for the training (including the analysis of the pre/post-tests) with relevant appendixes.
  • Final narrative report in English language for presenting the training and coaching outcomes, impact, and recommendations in addition to 2-4 pages of executive summary in Arabic and any relevant appendixes.

The consultant will maintain close follow up and regular meetings with Taawon during the various stages of the assignment for regular updates and consultation.  Taawon will provide the needed support during the whole assignment.

Timeframe

The expected time frame for conducting this assignment is estimated between 4 to 6 months after signature of contract.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Education: A bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as organizational development, disability studies, or a related discipline.
  2. Experience:
  • Extensive experience in designing and delivering training programs for grassroots organizations, preferably in the field of disability inclusion and organizational foundations. (at least 10 years’ experience in provision of similar consulting services).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the challenges and dynamics faced by grassroot organizations particularly those working with and serving people with disabilities in Palestinian refugee camps.
  1. Skills:
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills, with the ability to accommodate participants of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Strong understanding of strategic planning, disability-inclusive practices, quality assurance, and NGO management.
  • Proficiency in providing coaching and technical support to organizations undergoing change processes.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient in both Arabic and English languages
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness of the Palestinian refugee context in Lebanon.

Application Procedure

The application should contain:

  • A technical proposal including: a cover letter, Consultant’s Organization and Experience, Description of the Approach, Methodology and Work Plan for Performing the Assignment, Team Composition, Task Assignments, and Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Proposed Professional Experts.
  • A financial proposal: specifying the budget in USD for the completion of the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal should indicate an all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs.

Evaluation Procedure

Applications will be evaluated based on Combined Scoring method taking into consideration the combination of the technical and the financial proposals. (Combined weighted scoring: Technical (70%); Financial (30%)).

Applicants obtaining 60 points or more of the total technical points will be considered for financial evaluation.

How to apply

Submission of Proposals

Interested candidates or institutions are invited to share their proposals before the 12th of March 2024 (at 3:00 pm).

 

Proposals should be submitted in a sealed envelope containing two sealed envelopes one for the Technical Proposal and one for the Financial Proposal.  Envelopes should have the title “Capacity Building services on Mainstreaming Disability-Inclusion in Organizations for NGO’s active in the disability sector”.  Pages of both proposals should be numbered and signed/stamped by the submitting candidate or institution.

 

Proposals to be submitted to Taawon offices.  Address: Ramlet el Bayda, Al Akhtal el Sagheer Street, Green Project Bldg. – 5th Floor - Telephone: 01.850218/9.

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الثلاثاء, 12. Mar 2024
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