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. The global Disability Reference Group (DRG) aims to sustain gains made and further advance disability inclusive humanitarian action, for a real impact to be seen ‘on the ground’.
The DRG 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, standardize successful practices and skills on IHA, document and use best practices.
The “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action” project aims to respond to this demand through the review, development and testing of tools for capacity building and building awareness. This allows ourour 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 project “Phase 2 – ‘Leave no one behind’: Mainstreaming of Disability in Humanitarian Action in Germany” (LNOB) is a joint project by Handicap International e.V., ChristoffelBlindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V. (CBM) and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. It also aims as capacity building of humanitarian actors on inclusive humanitarian action through trainings, technical advisory, sensitization efforts on different levels, applied research and support of the development and operationalization of the aforementioned IASC Guidelines.
Both projects, in collaboration with the Disability Reference Group (DRG), agreed to join forces to develop an E-learning course of 7 modules that aims to raise awareness and understanding among humanitarian actors about strategies and actions to promote and anchor inclusion of persons with disabilities aligned with the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action across the various sectors of intervention.
Scope of the E-Learning Course
Self-paced online E-Learning Course of 7 interactive modules
Each module shall be between 60-90 minutes depending on content and deliverables
Each module shall be designed based on proven interactive adult online learning methodologies featuring different visual, audio and reading materials including animated videos
The E-Learning course shall be designed accessible according to the criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (version 2.1), level AA to level AAA (see paragraph section 3 below)
A needs/interest assessment quiz at the beginning of the course that recommends which modules should be taken by participants
Feedback and evaluation form after each module to rate its quality, relevance and accessibility and raise suggestions or concerns
Compatibility of module design to be hosted in well-known e-learning humanitarian platforms like kayaconnect.org and disasterready.org
General Objectives of the E-Learning Course
Grasp the principles and concepts of inclusive humanitarian action
Be aware of disability specific barriers and enablers in humanitarian contexts
Gain understanding of key approaches and must-do-actions for disability-inclusive humanitarian programming, using the IASC guidelines on inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action
Technical, operational and programming staff of humanitarian actors
Students of humanitarian study programmes
Possibility for other languages translations (particular Spanish and Arabic)
– HI aims to start the service contract the first week of August 2021.
– HI aims to have all 7 modules ready for publication no later than 01.12.2021, including two rounds of feedback (first of at least 20 days, second of at least 10 days), undertaken by HI and members of the DRG, NOT as consultancy work.
– Example of suggested timeframes:
o Kick-off and review of documents: 2 days
o Finalisation of outline and method: 2 days
o Dev of module 1: 10 days
o Revision round 1 (by DRG): 20 days
o Incorporation of feedback and development of modules 2-7: 50 days
o Revision round 2 (by DRG): 10 days
o Finalisation of modules and report: 10 days
o Final technical validation (by DRG): 5 days
Request for Clarifications
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 Expression of Interest
Please submit your complete expression of interest no later than 05. July 2021, 14:00 CEST by email to [email protected]
Amendment or withdrawal of expression of interests and bids: Tenderers may amend or withdraw their bids by written notification before the closing date for submission of bids. No amendments may be made to bids after this date. Withdrawals shall be firm and final and will terminate any participation in the tendering process.
Costs of preparing expression of interests and bids: None of the costs incurred by tenderers in preparing and submitting their bids shall be reimbursable. All these costs shall be borne solely by the tenderers.