Basic Needs assessment Consultant
In partnership with MPDL, and funded by AECID, LUPD launched the project, “Emergency humanitarian assistance and protection of the most vulnerable PwD, especially women, in the Bekaa Valley”.
The project aims to improve the resilience and protection of the most vulnerable persons with disabilities and their families, both refugees and host communities, in the Bekaa Valley, with a special focus on women and girls at risk and/or survivors of SGBV, reducing the impact of the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon on PwD.
Therefore, LUPD is seeking for a consultant to develop design, plan, carry out and present the needs assessment report for the families of persons with disabilities amidst the current multilayered crisis. The needs assessment report will contain the criteria needed to inform the selection process of the beneficiaries of the cash assistant program and to pre identify those in need for psychosocial support and at risk or survival of gender based violence.
In order to develop this, a needs survey will be performed, which target at least 1700 families of persons with disabilities in Bekaa area to identify those in situations of greater vulnerability. To do this, a basic LUPD database consisting of around 1400-1500 persons with disabilities in Bekaa area is in place and will be followed through the improve of a referral mechanism from the LUPD project team.
In addition, the consultant will define a mid-term and a final evaluation questionnaire, address to the beneficiaries of the ECA to monitor and evaluate the ECA program in all his faces: communication; delivery; satisfaction; use of the ECA; etc.
Based on the above, the following will be requested from the consultant/trainer:
- Agreeing with LUPD program manager and MPDL ECA focal point on the timeline, approach, and methodology of the proposed assessment, as well as the findings across the process.
- Developing a survey/questionnaire and assessing the basic needs of 1700 families of persons with disabilities.
- Conducting 1 training day for the project team for the assessment process and tools who will collaborate in the interviews and pass the questionnaires to the consultant.
- Holding focus groups discussions, to validate the information.
- Consulting with LUPD Program manager and MPDL ECA focal point to provide technical inputs, adaptations for program, strategy...
- Submission of the assessment findings report including observations and recommendations, and analysis of the results (including gaps and challenges from disability perspectives).
- Preparation of the baseline/end line assessment survey.
- Analysis of the criteria used for the selection of the beneficiaries, especially those related to disability extra costs.
- Datasets of the 1700 families of persons with disabilities with all the info and scoring.
- A Mid-term and a final evaluation questionnaire for the beneficiaries of the ECA
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge:
The desired qualifications, experience and skillset of the consultant/trainer are:
- Relevant academic qualification and field experience.
- A Masters degree in a relevant field.
- Proven professional experience in humanitarian action preferably in an emergency context.
- A commitment to promoting and supporting persons with disabilities’ rights.
- Knowledge of legal frameworks and key policies relevant for disability issues.
- Excellent knowledge related to social protection programs in Lebanon.
- Understanding of issues and sensitivities required when working with persons with disabilities and especially with women and girls with disabilities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Lebanese context and the Syria crisis.
- Fluent spoken and written communication skills in Arabic and English.
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
- Ability to deliver on tight time frames and meet deadlines within agreed budgets.
- The consultant should have the following personal attributes:
- Self-motivated and able to work independently
- Excellent organization and planning skills; detail oriented
- Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements.
The consultant is expected to develop a detailed work plan for this consultancy, but it is anticipated that the whole process should be finalized before end of April 2022.
The Consultant will work under the supervision and guidance of the Program Manager in collaboration with the ECA focal point.
How to apply
Responses should be sent to [email protected] by March 27th, 2022, and must include:
• A letter of interest, highlighting the relevant knowledge, skills and experience of the applicant.
• An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
• A description of proposed methodology/approach, description of deliverables, and a work plan.
• A budget with clear description of daily rate (in USD).Expired