Since 2020 CBM Global has been implementing an Organization of Persons with Disabilities (OPD) Strengthening program in Kenya, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. The main objective of the program has been to strengthen the institutional and programmatic capacity of organizations of persons with psychosocial disabilities and mental health conditions in the three countries. The main area of focus has been an introduction to mental health, the CRPD, Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, Disability Inclusive Development, and the WHO Quality Rights. As part of institutional development, the program has enhanced the institutional capacity of OPDs by focusing on organization polices, fundraising, and other important aspects like safeguarding.
The purpose of the consultancy is to finalize the report on OPD strengthening for Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and from this develop an OPD best practice guide.
The selection criteria for the consultancy work are as follows:
· At least three (3) years of experience providing services/guidance on disability and human rights issues, specifically focusing on the CRPD, Mental Health, WHO Quality Rights, Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
· A member of an Organization of Persons with Disabilities (OPD), a disability rights organization, or an expert with significant working experience with OPDs preferably underrepresented groups specifically persons with psychosocial disabilities.
· Strong report writing skills using co-production methods, with prior experience in writing reports/guidelines/papers for Development Partners on Disability issues.
· Having experience working with CBM is an added value.
For more detailed information on the background to this program and consultancy please refer to the Terms of Reference and submit your expression of interest containing your CV, and a brief technical and financial proposal.
This consultancy is expected to be delivered over a maximum of 15 working days over a period of one and a half months, commencing from the 1st November 2022 and finishing at the latest the 10th December 2022.
Submission should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, CC: email@example.com with the subject “EOI for OPD Best Practice Guide Africa”
About the Organization
CBM Global is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. CBM Global’s Federation Strategy 2018-2023 commits to placing Disability Inclusive Development at the heart of CBM Global’s work, the central drive of which is to address transformative change in structures, systems and attitudes to bring about an improved quality of life for persons with disabilities living in poverty, their families and their communities.
The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and strengthening their voices are an integral part of the work of the Community Mental Health Thematic Team. CBM Global has been facilitating the strengthening of national Organizations of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities (OPD) working in Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe.