National Consultant to Develop the guiding document on the function and coordination of Provincial Disability Action Council


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 :20 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 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 created institutional mechanisms for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities such as the Disability Action Council (DAC), Persons with Disabilities Foundation, Department of Welfare for Persons with Disabilities and the Disability Rights Administration in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth (MoSVY).

 

The Prakas (No.002) on the organization and functioning of the Provincial DAC at provinces and towns was issued in 2014. The Prakas aimed to define the organization and functioning of the Disability Action Council as a mechanism for coordination and consultation on disability issues at the capital and provincial levels. Article 3 of the Prakas has clearly mentioned the key roles and duties of the Provincial DAC as follows:

 

  • Provide technical advisory support on disability issues and rehabilitation at the Municipal/Provincial level;
  • Support in development of policies, national plan and strategies related to disability and rehabilitation at the Municipal/Provincial level;
  • Promote the implementation of policies, law, and other regulations related to disability at the Municipal/Provincial level;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of policies, national plan, law and other regulations related to disability issues at the Municipal/Provincial level and report on the situation of persons with disabilities at the Municipal/Provincial level to the DAC;
  • Communicate with national and international communities to exchange experiences and mobilise resources locally and internationally;
  • Organise the national and international day of persons with disabilities, and other disability events;
  • Promote and monitor the implementation of the CRPD at the Municipal/Provincial level and provide the progress report.

 

 

However, some Provincial DACs remain facing a challenge to perform their roles and duties based on the Prakas. The limitation of organizing the effective meeting with the members, the development of the annual work plan and budget plan, monitoring and evaluation of their activities, and how to report in result based oriented. They also have a challenge to monitor and develop the UNCRPD report which is one of the key roles to support the Disability Action Council at the sub national level. Given the fact that roles and responsibilities of provincial DAC are crucial to promote the rights of persons with disabilities at the sub national, a proper guiding documents and road map to guide the Provincial DACs to effectively perform their roles and duties is needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

The assignment aims to assist the DAC-SC and Provincial DACs to develop the guiding document on the function and coordination of Provincial DAC to ensure the Provincial DAC effectively coordinates and provides better support to the disability sector at the sub-national level including the resource mobilization. The consultant is also expected to provide training on how to apply the guidelines.

 

The assignment will be expected to:

  • Conduct a desk review the DAC Prakas No.002, particularly on the roles and duties of the Provincial DAC, and come up with the guiding procedures for each role to promote the application of them;
  • Conduct meetings with the DAC-SC team and Kg. Cham PDAC team to understand the lesson learned and best practices of the Kg. Cham Provincial DAC to include in the guiding document;
  • Conduct interview with other four Provincial DACs (Tbong Khmum, Siem Reap, Kg. Speu, and Battambang), separate interviews with other 19 Provincials DACs and relevant national and internal NGOs, donors, CDPOs, DPOs, GBV networks and CSOs to ask for their recommendations and advice on the key activities to include in the guiding document;
  • conduct an in-depth analysis on the key information throughout the meetings, interviews, and group discussion, to be included in the guiding document;
  • Provide presentation on the draft guiding document to the DAC-SG, Provincial DACs, relevant national and internal NGOs, donors, CDPOs, DPOs, GBV networks and CSOs and ask for their final feedbacks and recommendations;
  • Finalize the guiding document on the function and coordination of Provincial DAC;
  • Develop the training materials for the guiding document to be trained to the DAC-SG and Provincial DACs;
  • Provide training on guiding document to the DAC-SC and Provincial DACs.

 

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=82721 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 sciences, social development, disability, rehabilitation or other related field researches.

 

Year of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in the development and implementing the disability projects/ programs
  • Solid experience in developing guidelines/policies and learning materials to guide and train the implementers 
  • Strong knowledge and experiences in national and international strategics, frameworks and policies in relation to disability inclusion, access to justice, social protection and human rights.
  • Previous experience or be the members of the working group to develop the policies or guidelines 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

 

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