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IC - Consultant to develop inclusive education guideline for mainstream schools
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||24-Apr-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 weeks, 40 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 weeks, 40 Working Days|
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.
The project “Achieving Kuwait 2035 Vision Towards Persons with Disability” supports PADA to enhance its human capacities and organizational effectiveness towards achieving its mandate. It supports its efforts at integration of PWDs in schools, employment, and social life in partnership with CSOs working for disabilities and supports it to ensure an inclusive physical environment for PWDs. The project will continue until December 2018. It seeks to achieve three outputs:
The Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA)
The Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA) of Kuwait is responsible for all matters related to care and rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities. Its mandate includes, inter alia, setting the disability policy; setting regulations and procedures for education, care and rehabilitation of PWDs and developing and overseeing an integrated action plan responsible for all aspects of Persons with Disabilities’ welfare in coordination with relevant government entities. PADA was established as per law no.8 for 2010 as a governmental entity. The law is concerned with protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities in Kuwait and covers their inclusion in society, rehabilitation, education and employment in addition to care and other government services and entitlements. PADA developed a five-year strategy 2014 – 2019, which includes 15 themes and goals and provides a guiding framework for implementation, and has an annual development plan. One of these themes is inclusive education that aim to support access of person with disabilities to good inclusive educational services in coordination with Ministry of Education.
Education is a right guaranteed by the Kuwait State. In compliance with the Law, education is compulsory and gratis in its first stages. The Law shall lay down the necessary plans to eradicate illiteracy. The State shall take special care of the physical, moral and intellectual development of youth. Law Number 8 of 2010, For the Rights of People with Disabilities, guarantees the rights of children with disabilities ‘building their capabilities, improving their skills and enhancing their incorporation into society. Currently, Kuwait promotes inclusive and sustainable education for persons with disability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) focusing on target 4.5 : By 2030, ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities. Although there are several programs and projects to support education of children with disabilities. However, the full inclusion within mainstream schools is still limited.
Duties and Responsibilities
The assignment will contribute to Output 1.2 of the project above to provide guidance to mainstream schools on inclusion of children with disabilities in their education services. The consultant will develop a comprehensive framework and guideline to be used by mainstream schools to ensure that they provide appropriate services to students with disabilities that meet their needs and enhance their abilities.
Specific tasks include:
A.Expected Outputs and Deliverables
All final deliverables must be submitted in hard copy and electronic format.
C.Duration of the Work
The duration of this consultancy is expected to be 8 weeks. Expected start date of the assignment is 15th Jun 2018.
The consultant is expected to be in Kuwait for the duration of the consultancy and will be based at PADA office. Only one round trip will be covered under this assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
A.Scope of Price Proposal
The financial proposal submitted shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living allowance, and the number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel and other related costs must be included in the financial proposal.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
The cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Applicants are requested to compile and submit as one PDF file the below-requested documents: