Restricted Tender with Open Competition for the Development of an E-Learning Course with 7 Modules on Inclusive Humanitarian Action 143 views

Restricted tender with open competition for the development of an E-Learning Course with 7 Modules on Inclusive Humanitarian Action

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.

General Information

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 and

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

Targeted Audiences

 Technical, operational and programming staff of humanitarian actors

 Students of humanitarian study programmes


 English (UK)

 French

 Possibility for other languages translations (particular Spanish and Arabic)

Assumed Timeframe

– 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

All questions shall be submitted by e-mail to Mariana Martinez ([email protected]) AND Haakon Spriewald ([email protected]). Deadline for questions is 01. July 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 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.

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Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is a 38-year-old independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

With local partners, we run programs in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration. We work with local authorities to clear landmines and other war debris and to prevent mine-related accidents through education. We respond quickly and effectively to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injuries and to assist survivors’ recovery and reintegration. We advocate for the universal recognition of the rights of people with disabilities through national planning and advocacy.

Humanity & Inclusion is the world’s most comprehensive mine action charity. The heart of this action is victim assistance—this was our beginning in 1982—but teams also prevent injuries through weapons and landmine clearance, risk education activities, stockpile management, and advocacy to ban landmines and cluster bombs.

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In the U.S., Humanity & Inclusion is a 501(c)(3) organization, and a member of the Humanity & Inclusion Network, which includes the Humanity & Inclusion Network, headquartered in Lyon, France, and eight national associations. Humanity & Inclusion U.S. and the national associations in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the U.K. raise funds and awareness in support of programs in nearly 60 countries. The Humanity & Inclusion Network implements these programs.

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