UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa is looking for consultants to conduct a comprehensive situation analysis on persons with disabilities. Findings from this situation analysis will be used for programming purposes, targeting the most urgent needs and priorities to accelerate the CRPD implementation.
The United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) project in Zimbabwe is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ratified by Zimbabwe in 2013.
This has been undertaken through three strategic approaches: catalytic program funding, knowledge production and context relevant capacity building and advocacy on disability rights and inclusive systems.
Within the framework of the Zimbabwe UNPRPD Programme, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa is looking for a Senior Consultant to conduct a comprehensive situation analysis on persons with disabilities. Findings from this situation analysis will be used for programming purposes, targeting the most urgent needs and priorities to accelerate the CRPD implementation. The findings will also be useful to support COVID19 post recovery planning efforts at the country level.
Since 2018, the UNPRPD project on “Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Zimbabwe”, jointly implemented by UNESCO, UNDP and UNFPA & technical; partners UNICEF & UNWOMEN, has brought together different governments institutions, persons with disabilities and their representative organsiations, human rights commissions and civil society for the purpose of joint programming and partnerships for supporting disability-inclusion in Zimbabwe.
Guided by the UNPRPD Secretariat’s Analysis Framework, the national analysis will seek to:
- Provide information on a broader perspective on the situation of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe.
- Support a high level analysis of the legislative and policy context regarding disability, budget allocation, and use of data and mainstreaming of disability across critical sectoral areas, assess inequality between persons with and without disabilities across a range of areas.
- Produce information and recommendations to inform the UNPRPD (and other) disability inclusion programming, in Zimbabwe.
- Support bringing together of UN actors, organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and other relevant stakeholders to get a high level understanding of critical issues, policies, gaps and opportunities and build a base of mutual understanding on disability inclusion in Zimbabwe.
Interested parties may submit the EOI with methodology, budget, a cover letter, CVs & profile of the experts who shall undertake the assignment etc, at the address given on the website. Deadline for submission is COB Friday 30th of October 2020.
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