Consultancy length: Up to 10 days
Disability Inclusive Development
The Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme is a £29,247,583 programme that will run for six years. It is a UK Aid funded programme of Sightsavers and the International Disability Alliance, implemented with a Consortium of 11 organisations: ADD International, BBC Media Action, BRAC, International Disability Alliance, Institute of Development Studies, Humanity and Inclusion, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Light for the World, Sense International, Social Development Direct and Sightsavers. The programme aims to make an impact on the long-term well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries.
Promoting inclusive ECDE in Kenya
Working with government structures and with civil society, we will identify affordable, contextually appropriate, inclusive Early Childhood Development Education (IECDE) approaches for children with disabilities in selected pre-primary schools in Homa Bay and Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. This will include investigating strategies for improving home-based care for children with multiple and complex disabilities, building the capacity of school managers and classroom teachers to provide IECDE and establishing parent support groups to enable primary caregivers to support their children with disabilities more effectively. Advocacy activities will be incorporated to encourage communities and relevant government and non-government organisations to develop their understanding of IECDE.
The project will last for two years and six months, starting with a three-month inception period from January 2021. Sightsavers is leading the project working with Humanity and Inclusion, the Institute for Development Studies, UK, Leonard Cheshire International and Sense International in implementation. The partnership with Organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) will also be central to the development and implementation of this project as will working with relevant government ministries and officials.
A consultant is required to complete a desk review of current international best practice in inclusive ECDE. Whilst the focus of our work will be in Kenya, we are seeking to identify international good practice in other low and middle income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The consultant will:
This is not an exhaustive list of duties, deliverables or required professional skills, please read the complete Terms of Reference (ToR) for further details.
Please ensure that you complete the Expression of Interest form (EOI) and the Budget Template below and attach them to your application along with your CV.
Closing date: 11 April 2021
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