Consultant to conduct a training on Community Based Rehabilitation at Adventist Development and Relief Agency International


Role: Consultant to conduct a training on Community Based Rehabilitation

REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a Consultant to conduct a training on Community Based Rehabilitation for community education committees, parents/guardians and teachers in Jubaland Hrshabelle and South West States of Somalia.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Schools are hubs of social activity and human interaction and therefore, schooling provides essential learning. When schools close, children and youth do not only miss out of on social contact that is essential to learning but are also deprived opportunities for growth and development. Disruption of learning carry high social and economic costs and affect everyone across the communities. The impact is however severe for disadvantaged boys and girls and their families. The disadvantages are disproportionate for children living with disabilities who tend to have fewer educational opportunities beyond school. When schools close parents are often asked to facilitate the learning of children at home and can struggle to perform this task because both the children and parents/guardians are unprepared for distance and home schooling This is especially true for parents with limited education and resources. There is also a bigger challenge to ensure that children and youth return and stay in school when schools reopen after protracted closures. Emergency situations create circumstances in which threat and loss are common. However, people and communities often have capacities to cope with the distress caused by emergencies. What is always needed is assistance to reinforce such existing capacities as protective factors and promote resilience. The planned psychosocial support intervention aims to strengthen individuals’ protective factors, minimize risks, and promote psychosocial well-being of learners.**

The following objectives are to be achieved:**

i. To facilitate capacity building, empowerment, and community mobilization of people with disabilities and their families to strengthen family and community care-giving structures for children’s holistic development and age-appropriate physical, cognitive, and emotional competencies.

ii. To ensure that people with disabilities can maximize their physical and mental abilities, to access regular services and opportunities, and to become active contributors to the community and society at large.

iii. To activate communities to promote and protect the human rights of people with disabilities through changes within the community, for example, by removing barriers to participation.

Scope of Work and Timeline of Activities

The consultancy is expected commence on 13th July 2020 for a maximum of 38 days. The consultant is expected to adopt a ‘twin-track’ approach to achieve the goal of CBR. The tabulated activities guide what needs to be done. A detailed timeline will be produced collaboratively with the consultant prior to the commencement of the consultancy. The consultant will be required to submit a technical proposal indicating the number of days and rate for the consultancy work with a realistic action plan. As a guideline, the breakdown should consist of inception phase, pre-training workshop preparation (training needs assessment, training manual), training workshop and reporting phase (training workshop report and final training manual).

Task

Details

1.

Planning

Design and coordinate a plan and timetable for the assessments and delivery of the training

2.

Desk Research for Analytical Literature Review

Undertake desk research to synthesize and assess the current scope of knowledge attitude and practices on disabilities as well as availability and provision of support services.

3.

Assessment of the CBR context teachers and children

a) Work closely with the project team to support the development of a list of participants for semi-structured interviews and focus group consultations.

b) Design the data collection instruments and methodologies necessary for the individual interviews and focus group consultations.

c) Produce a Training Needs Assessment report to inform the training.

4.

Design and Implement CBR/UNCRPD awareness training programme training

a) Develop cluster training plans and deliver the training sessions for the target groups.

b) Designate qualified staff to effectively and efficiently deliver the chosen training plan using the developed pedagogical support materials and training methodology/technique.

c) Based on the findings of the survey, develop a training module for the target group leveraging on Psychosocial support to enhance awareness and mental well-being of children and persons with disabilities. Develop training content sensitive to:

  • Socio-cultural values of target groups;
  • Local expressions and culture-specific understanding of disabilities;
  • Explanatory models of disability, such as the role of religion in shaping beliefs, expressions, and help-seeking behaviors;
  • Reinforcing positive attitudes and action.

d) Develop suitable training techniques or methodologies for the target audience (may include creative tools such as games, songs, fine art, audio-visuals, group discussions, demonstrations, and practice sessions with feedback and role play)

e) Provide specialized CBR training for parents/caregivers and communities including to focal persons (community health workers) on how to identify children with disabilities, who are often hidden by their families.

f) Develop tools for monitoring CBR at community level.

8.

Draft Reporting

Based on the trainings undertaken

9.

Final Reporting

Based on the reviewed draft report and feedback received.

Methodology

The assessments and trainings will take place remotely using online platforms. The consultant is expected to propose least cost but the most effective approach to undertake assessments and deliver trainings. The viability of the proposed approaches and methodologies will be evaluated by the project team prior to commencement of the activities.

Qualifications of the Consultant

  1. Post-graduate or graduate studies in Education or Social Sciences or related field
  2. Good technical knowledge on child protection and child rights issues in line with UNICEF/INEE standards.
  3. At least 3 years of previous experience in providing services to displaced populations, migrants, refugees, or conflict affected populations.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the development of training curricula and solid understanding of adult learning principles.
  5. Application Requirements:

All expressions of interest should include:

  • Cover letter, maximum three pages.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Technical Proposal: maximum 5 pages interpreting the understanding of the TOR, detailed methodology of executing the task, as well as draft work plan.
  • Financial Proposal: should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees but to exclude accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for the training as well as costs to be incurred by trainees.
 

 

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  • Job City Mogadishu
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