National Consultant to Conduct capacity assessment need on the disability inclusive social protection for DAC-SG and Provincial DAC


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :23-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
27-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :15 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :15 days, from 27 September 2021 to 30 November 2021

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has taken effective steps in promoting living conditions of persons with disabilities in Cambodia, and thus there were the evidence of ratification of UNCRPD, signature of the Marrakesh Treaty, development of the National Disability Strategic Plan 2019-2023, amending to the disability law. The Royal Government of Cambodia has created institutional mechanisms for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities such as the Disability Action Council (DAC) and the Disability Rights Administration in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth (MoSVY). One of the strategic objectives of NDSP2 mentioned the increase works and economic security for persons with disabilities and come up with the strategy to implement social security fund for any individual under the regulation of Labor Law to allow employees who are members of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to receive allowances from work accidents.

 

Social protection is fundamental for persons with disabilities to achieve their effective inclusion and active participation in society. The RGC’s long-term vision is to build an efficient and financially sustainable social protection system that serves as a policy tool for reducing and preventing poverty, vulnerability, and inequality. The Identification of Poor Households Program (IDPoor) is a national program and procedure to identify the poor households nationwide that is responsible by the Ministry of Planning.

 

Recently, the number of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases has significantly increased. Some areas of the Phnom Penh City and some provinces were lockdown for one or two weeks to prevent further transmission in the communities.  The RGC officially launched the “Social Assistance in Cash After Lockdown to support the families of people with low living standards who are facing difficulties after the implementation of large-scale lockdown measures.” Persons with disabilities have been added to this social assistance program; however, there is limited understanding of the local authorities to identify persons with disabilities that left them out from the identification process. Another challenge is the disability inclusive social protection is quite new concept for both disability and social protection actors or policy makers to ensure persons with disabilities have fully access to the national social protection system.The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has taken effective steps in promoting living conditions of persons with disabilities in Cambodia, and thus there were the evidence of ratification of UNCRPD, signature of the Marrakesh Treaty, development of the National Disability Strategic Plan 2019-2023, amending to the disability law. The Royal Government of Cambodia has created institutional mechanisms for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities such as the Disability Action Council (DAC) and the Disability Rights Administration in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth (MoSVY). One of the strategic objectives of NDSP2 mentioned the increase works and economic security for persons with disabilities and come up with the strategy to implement social security fund for any individual under the regulation of Labor Law to allow employees who are members of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to receive allowances from work accidents.

 

Social protection is fundamental for persons with disabilities to achieve their effective inclusion and active participation in society. The RGC’s long-term vision is to build an efficient and financially sustainable social protection system that serves as a policy tool for reducing and preventing poverty, vulnerability, and inequality. The Identification of Poor Households Program (IDPoor) is a national program and procedure to identify the poor households nationwide that is responsible by the Ministry of Planning.

 

Recently, the number of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases has significantly increased. Some areas of the Phnom Penh City and some provinces were lockdown for one or two weeks to prevent further transmission in the communities.  The RGC officially launched the “Social Assistance in Cash After Lockdown to support the families of people with low living standards who are facing difficulties after the implementation of large-scale lockdown measures.” Persons with disabilities have been added to this social assistance program; however, there is limited understanding of the local authorities to identify persons with disabilities that left them out from the identification process. Another challenge is the disability inclusive social protection is quite new concept for both disability and social protection actors or policy makers to ensure persons with disabilities have fully access to the national social protection system.  


Duties and Responsibilities

The assignment aims to assist the DAC-SC and Provincial DACs to conduct the capacity need assessment on knowledge of the DAC-SC and Provincial DACs on the disability inclusive social protection and provide the recommendations for policy advocacy

 

The assignment will be expected to:

  • Review the relevant policies and legal frameworks related to the disability and social protection in Cambodia and other developing and developed countries;
  • Develop the capacity need assessment tools (both qualitative and quantitative tools) to assess the knowledge of the DAC-SC, Provincial DACs, key Provincial DAC members, and relevant CDPOs and DPOs at five targeted provinces (Kg. Cham, Kg. Speu, Tbong Khmum, Siem Reap and Battambang) on the social project and how it related to disability inclusion;
  • Conduct the capacity assessment with the DAC-SC, Provincial DACs, key Provincial DAC members, and relevant CDPOs and DPOs at five targeted provinces (Kg. Cham, Kg. Speu, Tbong Khmum, Siem Reap, and Battambang);
  • Analyze and present the results of the assessment to the DAC-SC, Provincial DACs, key Provincial DAC members, and relevant CDPOs and DPOs at five targeted provinces (Kg. Cham, Kg. Speu, Tbong Khmum, Siem Reap, and Battambang) for their comments and feedback;
  • Draft and develop the report of the capacity need assessment by highlighting the knowledge gaps and provide concrete recommendations to address those gaps.

 

Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=82715  for more detail information about term of reference, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with government and development partners.
  • Good facilitation and presentation skill.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from different backgrounds to deliver quality products within short timeframe.
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes and demands.
  • Be client oriented and open to feedback.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Excellent computer literacy.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least advanced university degree (master’s degree) in social protection, socio-economic, social science, public health, disability, rehabilitation or other related field researches.

 

Year of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in the social protection or scheme projects/ programs
  • Experience for developing and conducting the capacity need assessment related to social protection, financial schemes, disability pension, social insurance schemes or public services
  • Strong knowledge and experiences in national and international strategics, frameworks and policies in relation to social protection, financial schemes, disability pension, social insurance schemes, public services support schemes, disability inclusion, and human rights.
  • Previous experience or be the members of the working group to develop and conduct the capacity need assessment on social protection, financial schemes, disability pension, social insurance schemes, public services, disability inclusion for the government

 

Language Requirement:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Khmer

 

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal: Letter of explaining why they are most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email chanpisey.ky@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice



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