1. Background and Rationale
Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid working in situations of poverty and exclusions, conflicts and disaster. We work along aside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential Needs, improve their leaving conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental Rights.
2. Background of the CBID
Community Based Inclusive Development program (CBID) is a term that is increasingly heard today and it is sometimes taken to mean the same as Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) . The root foundation of this philosophy originates from the Alma-Ata declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) following the International Conference on Primary Health Care in 1978. Initially, it was seen as a strategy to improve access to rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in developing countries
In May 2003, an international consultation meeting was held in Helsinki (Finland) to review the Community Based Rehabilitation. Recommendations from this review led to a new definition of CBR in a joint position paper as a strategy within general community development for the rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities, poverty reduction and social inclusion of persons with disabilities.
The WHO, International Labor Organization (ILO), UNESCO and International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) published CBR guidelines in October 2010 during the 4th CBR African Network in Abuja (Nigeria). The need to develop guidelines is an attempt to address the felt need for a document that would summarize experiences from across the world and provide a common understanding of the concept and principles of CBR as a comprehensive rights-based approach, based on principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The 5th CBR African Network (CAN) conference held in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2016 recommended that CBR should be renamed Community Based Inclusion because the terminology of CBR confuses some actors who are not involved in Rehabilitation.
3. Community Based Inclusive Development in Rwanda
Rwanda has ratified the UNCRPD on 15th December 2008 and the Initial report of Rwanda on the implementation of the CRPD revealed that Rwanda has no comprehensive CBR program addressing social and physical rehabilitation. The same report says that habilitation and rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in Rwanda are carried out both by institutional and private actors with emphasis on medical appliances. The report has shown that several small projects run by INGOs in partnership with some Disability People’s Organizations (DPOs) touch on elements of CBR; but there is no national CBR program however (page 43).
In addition, the parallel report is being finalized by Rwandan civil society and DPOs under the coordination of The National Union of Disability’s Organizations of Rwanda (NUDOR).
Some international and national actors in Rwanda are known to have initiatives related to Community Based Inclusive Development but their interventions, generally on health component of the CBR matrix of the WHO by organizing community outreaches to selected settings far away from their institutional place .
In collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, the National Council of persons with disabilities, Rwandan DPOs, some public institutions, there is need for putting in place a national CBID program and developing CBID guidelines. It is important, therefore, to mention that a CBID national committee is established with an annual action plan which includes the development of CBID guidelines in a national context.
4. Aim of intended Rwandan CBID program
The aim of the National CBID program is to ensure that persons with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of community life and have full access to all facilities and services.
About the consultancy: The national CBID committee was put in place to develop national CBID guidelines. A national workshop of CBID stakeholders is expected in November 2017 to develop it.
Prior to this exercise, Handicap International is committed to supporting a consultancy to facilitate the guidelines elaboration. An experienced consultant who understands the regional and local national contexts will be recruited to facilitate and ensure the guidelines are well elaborated and available for validation.
5. Objectives and Desired Results of the Consultancy
The overall objective of the CBID guidelines is to draw a clear orientation of the national CBID program by the existing international CBR guidelines.
Working closely with the national CBID committee, ministries and public institutions, HI expects from the consultant to achieve the following:
A national workshop for editing draft of the guidelines is facilitated.
A consolidated document of national CBID guidelines is developed and available.
6. Roles and responsibilities of the consultant
To review the draft of guidelines in consultation with of the national CBID committee;
To write, edit and harmonize the National CBID Guidelines in line with WHO Guidelines ;
To provide a national CBID guidelines document five days after the workshop with the Core Team of the national CBID committee;
To present the final document to the chair of the national CBID committee for validation and ownership.
7. Profile of the consultant
In order to conduct this consultancy, the consultant should meet the following requirements:
University degree in health sciences, public health, clinical or medicine or in social sciences with a proven track record for having conducted and performed similar works previously;
Demonstrated knowledge of WHO CBR guidelines and with the Community Based Inclusive Development;
Knowledge of the rights of Persons with Disabilities, especially the UNCRPD;
Experience in developing inclusive policies, programs or strategies in Africa, East;
Experience in developing CBR guidelines in one country located in East Africa;
Experience in working in the East African region would be an advantage;
Available to start the consultancy immediately;
Experience in elaborating documents in English Language and knowledge of French should be an added value;
Clearly understanding the Rwandan context;
8. Consultancy Schedule
This consultancy is expected to be conducted within 7 days starting from November 20nd 2017, including 1 day of desk review, 1 day of workshop preparation, and 5 days to consolidate the national CBID guidelines with Core Team of the national CBID committee in a document to be submitted to MINALOC through the NCPD.
The following deliverables will need to be handed over:
• A final copy of the national CBID guidelines
10. Administrative Formalities
Handicap International will:
o Make available all relevant documents to the consultant
o Provide logistical support including arranging meetings as requested by the consultant and providing transport for use during the consultancy, and support in translation during meetings when need be;
o Provide working space, internet facilities and office services (photocopies, printing, etc.);
o Cover costs associated with the consultancy such as transport and perdiem during the mission.
11. How to apply
Interested individual or consultancy firms are expected to submit a detailed proposal with the following components:
A technical document with detailing how the applicant intends to carry the Development of National CBID guidelines in Rwanda including the Methodology, work plan, etc.
A financial document with reasonable costs in Rwandan francs for performing the above mentioned activity
Application letter, academic certificates, CV of the consultant or the team leader if the applicant has a company, previous contracts or subcontracts that justify the applicant’s past experience and Photocopies or scan of identity card or passport in sealed envelopes; Provide a sample of documents and reports of this kind produced recently.
Please send a proposal to the HI Country Director, on the address below:
• FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL,KK 15 RD /KK 10 Ave, Kicukiro, IMELA House, Kigali city, B.P747 Kigali
• Or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: CONS-CBIDGUIDELINES-HI-201711
Done at Kigali, 2nd November 2017
Jean Francois MICHEL