- Background to the assignment
On 24 July 2018, the UK government co-hosted its first ever Global Disability Summit with the International Disability Alliance and the Kenyan Government. The summit took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and brought together more than 1000 delegates from governments, donors, private sector organizations, charities and organizations of persons with disabilities. Rwanda delegation participated into the summit.
The key objective of the Global Disability Summit was to deliver ambitious new global and national-level commitments on disability inclusion. National governments and other organizations made 170 sets of commitments under the 4 central themes of the summit: Ensuring dignity and respect for all, inclusive education, routes to economic empowerment and harnessing technology and innovation. As well as the two cross-cutting themes: (women and girls with disabilities and conflict and humanitarian contexts) and data disaggregation.
Rwanda is one of the few countries that made commitments in all the thematic areas among which included commitments towards the elimination of stigma and discrimination towards persons with disabilities the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, finalize the National Policy on Disability, to revise the National Disability law including aligning the definition of disability with the UNCRPD and WHO’s International Classification of Disability Functioning and Health, etc. Except for two commitments that had a set timeframe of 2024, and one set for 2030, majority of Rwanda’s GDS18 commitments were set to be achieved by 2020 and 2021.
2.Objectives of the assignment
2.1 Overall Objective
The objective of the assignment is to develop an evidence-based Alternative Report (in response to the Government’s GDS18 self-assessment, if made available) documenting the status of Rwanda’s GDS18 Commitments and recommendations for advancement, informed by a diverse cross-section of DPOs including those representing marginalized groups.
2.2. Specific Objectives
- Empowering NUDOR team and marginalized groups in charge of data collection in data collection technics(training materials, transport and accommodation of participants will be supported by NUDOR)
- Provide a benchmark against which progress towards the implementation of the GDS18 commitments for Rwanda will be made
- Assess the impact of the GDS18 on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the various government programs by measuring the real change or lived experiences of individuals/households of persons with disabilities
- Draw lessons and indicators for the next summit
- To define the methodology and the approach to be used in data collection
- To organise and facilitate three Meetings with 25 participants in charge of data collection; one meeting for preparation of data collection, One Mid-term evaluation of the process, and a third for closing observations
- To coordinate the data collection session (evidence-based information & data) on the implementation progress of the Rwandan government commitments on GDS18 including recommendations for continued progress
- To analyse the collected Data
- To produce the Shadow report according to the requirements provided by NUDOR in consultation with DRF
3. Expected result and key deliverables
The result of the assignment will be that NUDOR and its stakeholders have gathered significant wealth of information on the commitments made by the Government of Rwanda towards GDS, their current implementation progress and the way forward.
- 4.The timescale for deliverables is as follows:
- Inception report detailing the methodology, technics, list of persons/institutions to be consulted and timeframe to conduct the assignment
- A draft report addressing each of the objectives of the assignment within 40 days calendar of contract signing
- Validation workshops which ensure separate active engagement of all stakeholders (NUDOR & its members, DRF ) in validation of the report within 50 days calendar of contract signing
- A final report incorporating feedback from the semi validation and validation meetings within 60 days calendar of contract signing
Materials for training and data collection, transport and accommodation of participants will be supported by NUDOR
6. Scope of the assignment
The consultant will conduct the assignment from Kigali City elsewhere it would be necessary depending on the information needed
The assignment is expected to be completed within 60 calendar days from the signing of contract.
The Consultant will work under supervision of the NUDOR Project Manager with technical support from NUDOR secretariat.
The following tasks are assigned to the consultant:
- Submit an inception report detailing the methodology and timeframe to conduct the assessment with necessary tools to be used for data collection;
- Develop the tools to be used to collect information as required;
- Gather the required information as needed by accessing relevant documents and engaging with relevant stakeholders;
- Analyse collected data and produce an assessment report responding to the specific objectives;
- Prepare the draft assessment report;
- Provide regular updates to the NUDOR Project Manager and project team for feedback and guidance;
- Present the initial findings to the NUDOR project team;
- Present the final draft report to stakeholders for validation;
- Finalize the assessment report by integrating the provided comments during the validation session;
- Submit final report to NUDOR.
7. Requirements for submission of proposal.
- The consultant may be an institution/firm or an independent/individual person
The consultant(s) shall have:
- Extensive experience in shadow report development and familiar with CRPD monitoring. A background in disability rights is an advantage; specific experience of working on issues facing people with disabilities would be ideal.
- Extensive experience in carrying out research using a variety of sources and techniques evidence based.
- Understanding and appreciation of the rights of persons with disability as a social issue.
- Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
- Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience is critical
- Ability to work as a team member and collaborate with others.
- Professional and mature demeanour.
- Proficiency in English; Kinyarwanda would be an advantage.
8. Application process
- Interested consultants should submit the following in a sealed envelope with the title “Consultancy to develop an evidence-based Alternative Report on the implementation progress of the Rwandan government on its GDS18 commitments including recommendations for continued progress”.
- Technical proposal describing how the consultant intends to undertake this assignment in a sealed envelope with the title of the assignment.
- The Bidder shall identify, in summary format, the names, education, experience and professional qualifications of the individuals/or firm’s individuals proposed for carrying out this assignment;
- Copy of degrees for the consultant (s) (not necessarily notified)
- A Financial proposal that explains the costs of the assignment: The Bidder must propose realistic and reasonable costs for the work, in accordance with the Bidder’s technical approach
Because of government measures to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, applications should be submitted in electronic copies (Online) on NUDOR official Email: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 01st June 2021 at 2:00PM. Late bids will not be considered.
Done at Kigali on 05/05/2021
NSENGIYUMVA Jean Damascène