Context / Background
In 2019, the launch of the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action marked an important point in efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities are fully included as both beneficiaries and actors in humanitarian response. A Reference Group (RG) was set-up to sustain gains made and further advance disability inclusive humanitarian action, for a real impact to be seen ‘on the ground’.
The RG is a platform fostering cooperation between UN, International Agencies, NGOs and organizations of persons with disabilities in promoting disability inclusive humanitarian response, including, but not limited to, supporting the development, dissemination and implementation of key guidance materials, including the IASC Guidelines. The Group aims to build on and reinforce efforts of individual organizations in this regard; and links with broader processes for strengthening the quality and accountability of humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities.
There is an increasing number of requests from humanitarian actors to provide technical support on Inclusive Humanitarian Action (IHA). With this rapidly growing demand, there is a need to consolidate and strengthen the humanitarian actors’ capacities and resources, standardise successful practices and skills on IHA, document and use best practices to further the global disability inclusion advocacy efforts. The Reference Group aims to respond to this through the development of online & Face to Face learning modules through the review, development and testing of tools for capacity strengthening and building awareness. These will allow teams in-country to respond to the technical support and capacity development demands at various levels of humanitarian interventions in various settings and be able to monitor progress against capacity development.
The Online & Face to Face learning modules aims to sensitize, increase understanding and support first skills development among Humanitarian Actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in programming, e.g. needs assessments, planning and monitoring, as well as accountability to affected population. The work of this consultancy is financially supported by the “Phase 2 – Leave no one behind!: Mainstreaming Disability in Humanitarian Action” project, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Description of the required service
We are looking for a consultant, group of consultants or company to develop content to support the design of an accessible online and a face-to-face learning package on seven modules, 60180 minutes each. The content for the modules was largely developed by members of the RG Working Group 1. The direct target audience of the learning packages are trainers/facilitators with and without disabilities from the humanitarian field. The indirect target audience participating in both courses will include humanitarian actors with and without disabilities.
The content and produced files should then be adapted based on feedback received from members of the RG working group 1, adhere to accessibility standards for persons with different types of impairments and combine presentations of key messages and concepts with scenario-work, exercises and self-reflections. A facilitator guide needs to be developed for each of the two learning packages, the face to face and the online one, including a section on inclusive facilitation.
The facilitator guides and the content of the learning sessions are to follow the below modular structure (see graph) and need to be developed with flexibility in mind. Flexibility in this regard means, that any of the modules can be tailored to different humanitarian contexts, actors and/or humanitarian sectors.
The facilitator package should include interest & needs assessments and self-evaluation forms for each, training participants and facilitators.
- Learning Package for Online Facilitation: PowerPoints incl. suitable illustrations for content; Interest & Needs Assessments; Evaluation sheets for learning sessions participants and facilitator/ trainer; Group & Individual Worksheets, incl. scenarios, videos, sound bites or case studies; relevant Resources; Facilitator Guide
- Learning Package for F2F Facilitation: PowerPoints incl. suitable illustrations for content; Interest & Needs Assessments; Evaluation sheets for learning sessions participants and facilitator/ trainer; Group & Individual Worksheets, incl. scenarios, videos, sound bites or case studies; relevant Resources, Facilitator Guide
- Proven strong experience in packaging content for interactive online and face-to-face (F2F) learning and sensitization modules, as well as Training of Trainer packages for humanitarian audiences (samples of work will be requested upon shortlisting)
- Experience working with audiences in an inclusive manner, that is persons with and without disabilities
- Demonstrated experience in working with accessible online collaboration platforms for learning such as e.g. Padlet, Mural, Jamboard, Cryptopad or similar
- Experience on working on disability, age, gender or protection
- Knowledge and/or experience in producing accessible digital materials
- Excellence in English
As persons with disabilities were involved in most of the learning modules developed, we strongly encourage, also for this piece of work, applications of consultants that are persons with lived experience of disability and/or consultants that are working in partnership with Organizations of Persons with disabilities.
Request for Clarifications
All questions shall be submitted by e-mail to Ulrike Last ([email protected]) AND Haakon Spriewald ([email protected]). Deadline for questions is 30. June 2021, 12:00 CEST. Answers that are deemed necessary for all interested parties will be published publically on the day of deadline for questions on HI’s tender website to ensure a fair and competitive process.
Deadline for submission of bid
Please submit your complete bid no later than 02. July 2021, 10:00 CEST by email to [email protected]
For questions, please see above.
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