Disability Rights Watch

Background

Disability Rights Watch was established in 2011 to advance the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Zambia and the southern Africa region. The organisation works to promote best practices in the domestication of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and related continental and or regional instruments. It works in areas of strategic advocacy including litigation, capacity building in disability rights inclusion and practice, social and economic justice.

The organization has received a grant from the Commonwealth Foundation to implement the Zambia Inclusive Health and Information Project (ZIHIP) in partnership with the Youth Action for Disability Inclusion Zambia (YADIZ). The project aims at increasing access to sexual reproductive health information and services to youths with disabilities in Lusaka, Southern and Eastern Provinces of Zambia. It will promote linkages to safe spaces for young people with special focus on girls with disabilities to access vital health services and also amplify their voices in demanding for the respect for their rights.

The organisation is looking for a consultant who will deliver a report on the situation of access to SRH services for youths with disabilities in Zambia and address the extent to which SRH rights for persons with disabilities are recognised in Zambia’s policy and legal regime. This will be a formative or baseline output which will further inform the project on some key interventions.

Purpose

The main objective of the baseline study is to set the benchmarks to ensure that the Zambia Inclusive Health and Information Project (ZIHIP) contributes to improved access to Sexual Reproductive Health information and services for youths with disabilities on an equal basis with others in Zambia. The consultant will design and carry out the baseline survey, including gathering quantitative and qualitative data from areas of implementation.

Qualifications of Consultant(s)

Essential

  1. Degree in a relevant field; advanced degree (master’s) preferred
  2. Demonstrable previous experience conducting similar project baseline
  3. Extensive experience with M&E, measuring project indicators
  4. Proven quantitative and qualitative skills including data analysis and statistics
  5. Proven experience in conducting quality baselines and assessing development programs especially in the area of Disability, Child Rights, Protection and/or Sexual Reproductive Health
  6. Proven skills in interviewing and leading FGDs
  7. Strong English writing skills with a clear writing style
  8. Appropriate IT skills

Application requirements

Candidates interested in the assignment will be expected to provide the following documentation:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV (maximum 3 pages; with references) of each person who would be involved in the evaluation
  3. Technical proposal (maximum 6 pages) including scope of work and methodology
  4. Financial Proposal; the financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees. The consultant must cover all field related costs (accommodation, per diem, etc).
  5. Provide contact details for References of your previous relevant work experience

All applications must be electronically submitted by 30th September 2022 to info@disabilityrightswatch.net

Please note that only candidates who meet these requirements will be contacted.

Persons with disabilities who meet the required attributes are encouraged to apply.

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