Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Expert Consultant with proven experience in the field of disability and sectoral mapping/sectoral situational analysis

Handicap International (HI) has launched a three year regional project, “Towards Disability Inclusive Development through a Strengthened Rehabilitation Sector in South Asia” in 4 countries: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka & Afghanistan. The project seeks to improve the provision of physical rehabilitation services for people living with disabilities and empower them to participate in development and policy reform processes.
One gap in the physical rehabilitation sector is the lack of evidence to support advocacy actions; comprehensive needs analysis have not been carried out in any of the countries. This project will carry out an analysis of needs and unmet needs, with particular focus on human resources and HRH issues (trainings, standards, accreditation, levels of recognition of professions, rehab human resource supply, distribution and capacity), and also look at services and policy/governance. The analysis will be used by HI and its stakeholders (government ministries, professional associations, DPOs) to develop and prioritise an action plan to address gaps in the sector.
2.1. Overall Objective of the Assignment. Assist HI to carry out a mapping of three elements of the physical rehabilitation sector (with focus on human resources, services and policy/governance).
2.2. Specific Objectives
(i) develop a framework of analysis for the physical rehabilitation sector (with particular focus on human resources, as well as services and policy/governance). This framework will include a survey (for implementation by HI project teams in 4 countries), proposed sectoral indicators of the rehab sector, a planned approach for hosting a participative workshop for rehabilitation stakeholders,
(ii) initiate this analysis in four countries in South Asia by facilitating four, 1-day stakeholder workshops in each country (iii) Conduct final compilation, analysis and write up (of survey and stakeholder group findings) into a report. 2.5. Duration Starting date: Aug/Sep 2012 Expected Duration: 30 days [in three parts with time gap in-between to allow collection of survey / questionnaire data]
2.6. Required profile
 Degree in occupational therapy/ physiotherapy/ prostheticsØ &  Experience in MØ Strong knowledge of latest issues and trends in physical rehabilitation Ø Experience in performing sectoral analysis / mapping, situation analysis or sector surveys in physical rehabilitation or related area Øorthotics or equivalent & Experience facilitating stakeholder groups, workshops etc.Ø Demonstrated technical expertise regarding disability, with a focus on functional rehabilitation ØE, sectoral definition, developing indicators
 Previous experience working for Handicap International Legal requirement: Consultants must be able to prove their legal status (e.g. registration as a self employed consultant).ØDesirable
Terms of Reference (TOR): Please refer to the The terms of reference uploaded
How to apply: 
Candidates are requested to send a cover letter / expression of interest, CV and estimated budget of the consultancy, latest by 6th July 2012 to the following address: . Please indicate “Consultancy – mapping” in the subject of the email.

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