Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Handicap International (also known as Humanity & Inclusion globally), is an international non-government organization working to support the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
In 2019, HI launched the project entitled “Promoting Inclusion by strengthening CSO contribution to CRPD and SDG implementation and monitoring in China” (the Project thereafter). With funding from the European Union for the period 01 November 2019 – 30 April 2023, the project is being implemented in partnership with two national civil society organizations: Beijing Ronghelianhui Support Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (hereafter referred as NAPO) and Beijing Peer Social Work Development Center (hereafter referred as PEER). The project has been providing capacity building to 2 regional hubs under each national level partner, which in turn support the capacity building of 40 local CSOs in 14 provinces in the country. With the direct support of national partners and regional hubs, local CSOs are utilizing the knowledge and skills learnt to conduct local advocacy and IEC activities on disability inclusion.
2. Description of the expected service
HI’s tools were used to collect data on project good practice/lessons learned during project implementation. However, collected data requires analysis and the lessons learned documents need to be developed. The developed good practice/ lessons learned document will be shared with partners and key stakeholders to promote CRPD and SDG implementation and monitoring in China.
2.1 Objectives of the consultancy task
To produce good practice/ lesson learned documents in Chinese based ondata collected from partners and local CSOs — data collection is in progress and will be ready prior to the consultancy work starts. The documents must meet the following minimum criteria:
- The format and layout of the lesson-learned/good practice documents should be based on HI standard- HI standard format including criteria will be provided to the consultant prior to the consultancy work starts;
- Total number of the good practice/lesson learned would be 8-10 based on quality of the data and identification of the consultant. Subjects of the good practices will cover topics of IEC and advocacy on disability inclusion, disability inclusive services, CSO organizational capacity building etc.
- Selection of the lesson-learned/good practice subjects should be discussed and agreed up with HI.
- If more information is required, HI is willing to coordinate and provide support.
The suggested method to reach the objective of the assignment is the following:
- Review of draft good practice texts from partners and local CSOs
- Review of relevant materials including activity reports.
- Interview with staff from HI, partners and local CSOs based on needs identified by the consultant to make selection of good practices/lessons-learned; field visit to local CSOs and/or regional hub organizations is not recommended.
- Consolidating and producing the good practice/lesson-learned documents.
3. Planned schedule of the consultancy:
It is expected that the consultancy work can be started ASAP and be finalized by 15th April.
4. Qualifications and experience required:
Either individual consultants or teams or organizations can submit applications and the applicants must have:
- Good knowledge and understanding of CSOs, especially DPOs in China;
- Experience in the areas of supporting capacity building of CSOs in China;
- Experience and knowledge of disability inclusion and practice in China;
- Good experience in developing projects good practices and lessons learned.
This consultancy will be conducted in accordance with the principles and values of HI’s ethics, values and policies which will be shared with the consultant before the validation of the contract. The consultant must safeguard the rights and confidentiality of information providers, interviewees, and stakeholders through measures to ensure compliance with legal and other relevant codes governing the collection of data and reporting of data. The consultant must also ensure the security of collected information before and after the consultation and protocols to ensure anonymity and confidentiality of sources of information where that is expected. The information knowledge and data gathered in the consultation process must also be solely used for the purpose of meeting the objectives of the consultancy and not for other uses without the express authorization of HI and partners.
How to apply
Application submission process and criteria for selection:
The application will be evaluated based on the qualifications and experiences of the applicant, the proposed methodology, the work plan and the budget.
Please submit your CV (or a brief introduction of your organization with CVs of key members if the application is submitted by an organization), a cover letter, technical and financial proposals (including proposed methodology, proposed budget plan, proposed work plan including specific dates) to: [email protected] and cc. [email protected] before 20th March. The receipt of the application might be closed in advance if a suitable candidate is recruited.
Deadline: 20 Mar 2023