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RECRUITING A NATIONAL LOCAL CONSULTANT TO FACILITATE THE TRAINING ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN DISABILITY INCLUSION AND DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING AND BUDGETING.

UN Women Rwanda
Rwanda is among eight pilot countries selected in January 2007 to implement the One UN Reform, which enables the UN System to provide a more effective and coherent response to the needs of the Government of Rwanda and its Development Partners. As part of the UN Country Team, UNDP works with other sister agencies to implement the “One UN – Delivering as One” process.

Terms of Reference: Recruiting a National Local Consultant to facilitate the training on gender mainstreaming in disability inclusion and disability-inclusive programming and budgeting.

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

UN WOMEN, UNDP, UNICEF, NUDOR, NCPD and MINALOC are jointly implementing two years Programme on strengthening disability inclusion accountability and coordination in Rwanda with the support of the UNPRPD Disability Fund. With the principle of leaving no one behind, disability inclusion needs attention from all aspects of lives for a Country. The program aims to strengthen disability inclusion accountability and coordination in Rwanda by creating a conducive environment for disability inclusion. 2030 sustainable development agenda also considered disability inclusion under the target goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 10: Reduce inequality; Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong institutions and Goal 17 on partnership for the goals. In Rwanda, Disability inclusion is gaining increasing attention from government and non-government stakeholders. Government efforts to mainstream disability are led by the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCDP) whereas initiatives and interventions are implemented by various ministries and delivery agencies, overseen by the Ministry of Local Government. Persons with disabilities are represented in the National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda (NUDOR), which has 13 OPD (Organization of Persons with Disabilities) members.

The key challenges of disability inclusion are limited participation of persons with disabilities in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national programs, partners, OPDs and UN agencies as well as low level of implementation of certain provisions, laws, policies and strategies on disability inclusion. Accountability and ownership of disability inclusion programs still need to be strengthened together along with a comprehensive approach in addressing mentioned challenges through training and workshops on disability mainstreaming, implementation of the national disability policy, review of a legal framework, strengthening multi-stakeholder coordination, evidence-based programming and effective monitoring of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability-related SDGs through the collection of data disaggregated by disability and gender (regularly updating the disability management information system (DMIS) indicators.

Developing and strengthening key stakeholders’ staff capacity and competence with regard to disability inclusion is essential for the successful mainstreaming of a disability perspective into policies and programs in Rwanda. Stakeholders Staff members who are responsible for program design and implementation, as well as those responsible for technical advisory services, require capacity enhancement to ensure that a human rights-based approach to disability is reflected in their work at all times from their full understanding knowledge and skills on disability inclusion. Capacity gaps will be addressed comprehensively and systematically through awareness-raising workshops and training, at individual, entity and system-wide levels. 

Within this scope, UN Women Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire a National Local Consultant to organize and facilitate the training workshops for key stakeholders’ staff (Ministry of Local Government, National Council of Persons with Disabilities, Organization of Persons with Disabilities and United Nations Staff) and UN staff on gender mainstreaming in disability inclusion and gender disability-inclusive programming and budgeting of the person with disabilities.   

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY 

The main objective of the consultancy is to build capacity of stakeholders’ and UN Staff on gender mainstreaming, programming and budgeting in disability inclusion through trainings’ workshops’ organization and facilitation.

SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT 

The assignment will mainly focus on developing training workshop tools, organizating, facilitating and reporting and on gender mainstreaming in disability inclusion, programming and budgeting for organizations of Persons with disabilities and UN Staff in Rwanda.

ASSIGNMENT DURATION 

The assignment will be conducted within 34 working days between the period of  15th April to 31st December 2022. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

All interested and qualified individual consultants may download the Individual Local Consultant terms of reference at  https://www.rw.undp.org/content/rwanda/en/home/procurement/procurement-notices/local-consultant-to-facilitate-the-training-on-gender-mainstream.html and requested to submit their Cover letter and detailed CVs together with their technical proposals to rwanda.offers@unwomen.org not later than 8th April 2022 at 5:00 pm Kigali Local Time.

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