UNICEF Cambodia, in partnership with UNDP and WHO, will implement the ‘Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia’, a five year programme that aims to improve the lives of people with disability through increased opportunities for participation in cultural, social, economic and political life. The programme is funded by the Australian Government and is a unique global pilot of partnership at the country level to deliver a disability specific programme. The programme consists of four components and UNICEF will lead on the component Inclusive Governance and Community development which focusses on strengthening the system sub-nationally to be inclusive and responsive to the needs of people with disability and through a small grants scheme aimed at strengthening the linkages between local decision makers, non-governmental service providers (NGOs) and people with disability.
The Complete Terms of Reference is available at http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/overview_20966.html
To achieve the objectives, it is expected that the consultant will sub-contract a national consultant to work with in-country. The specific objectives of the consultancy are:
• Review available data on people and children with disability;
• Review disability services available to people with disability and identify NGOs and DPOs operating on the ground;
• Map out actors and priority areas of support for people with disability;
• Review relevant and existing training materials related to disability and sub-national capacity building, including those of MoSVY, DAC and MoI/NCDD;
• Assess existing capacities and knowledge of disability at sub-national level to identify key training needs to be rolled out at the sub-national level through the UNICEF component;
• Identify key actors at the sub-national level to promote or champion disability inclusion;
• Identify the select areas of geographic focus for the first 2 years of implementation;
• A needs assessment, including identification of barriers, for people with disability and their families as well as opportunities for the program to support at sub-national level.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced university degree, Social Sciences, International Development, Child Rights or related fields;
• Demonstrated experience and expertise in the disability sector;
• Demonstrated knowledge of development programming, including community development, engagement with NGOs, local governance;
• Demonstrated experience of research and research methodologies;
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical and report writing skills;
• Strong facilitation and communication skills;
• Robust organizational and planning skills;
• Gender sensitive programming;
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment;
• Familiarity with UNICEF (programmes, processes, policies) is an asset;
• Knowledge of Cambodian context/local governance system is an asset;
• While fluency in English is a requirement, work experience in Cambodia would be an asset.
Duration of Contract: The consultant will require a maximum of 52 working days to complete the assignment.
Submission of Applications: Applications shall be addressed to: UNICEF Cambodia, Supply Section, No. 11, Street 75, Sangkat Sraschark, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; or email to [email protected] Applications MUST include the title and vacancy number and all required documentation as detailed in the ToR.