Expression of Interest for Development of Status Paper on CSE and Young People with Disabilities
This post was published on: April 5, 2023
Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) is an organization established by Blind and Partially Sighted (BPs) Youth of Nepal, with the vision of “BPS people of Nepal enjoying a dignified life in an inclusive society.” Currently, BYAN is working in the areas of policy advocacy, education, employment, disaster risk reduction, political participation, and promotion of SRHR of persons with disabilities in general and BPS in particular.
BYAN is currently carrying out a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) related project under Right Here Right Now 2 (RHRN2). One of its major outcomes is to ensure that young people with disabilities are empowered to make their decisions related to sexuality, voice their needs, and claim their rights. To bring about this outcome, the project has set the objective to train young people with different types of disabilities, i.e., physical disability, hearing-related disability, vision-related disability, and intellectual/autism-related disability, on various components of CSE and mobilize them to conduct awareness sessions in their respective schools. BYAN, on the other side, is also doing an advocacy and lobby meetings with local and federal government agencies to integrate CSE in local curriculums, allocate budget and develop/produce IEC materials in an accessible and alternative version. In this context, BYAN wants to prepare a status paper on CSE and Young people with disabilities that can further guide BYAN and other OPDS for the effective and evidence-based advocacy.
BYAN is looking for a consultant to develop a status paper on CSE and Young people with disabilities. Thus, BYAN announces the call for Expression of Interest (EOI) from experienced and qualified experts to carry out this assignment. Interested and eligible individuals or organizations are invited to submit EOI in the following address, mentioning “Expression of Interest for developing a status paper on CSE and young people with disabilities” in the subject line in the following Address: [email protected] CC to [email protected] and [email protected].
Final Deadline for submitting the EOI is Sunday, Apr. 09, 2023.
Extended Deadline for EOI submission is Apr. 18, 2023
Objective of the Assignment
The main objective of this assignment is to develop a status paper on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and young people with disabilities. The status paper will clearly present the status of access of young people with disabilities in CSE. It further will identify the gaps in relevant policies, programs and practices and outline the key issues that must be addressed to ensure access of young people with disabilities in CSE.
Scope of Work
- Prepare a plan and outline of the status paper
- Conduct a desk review of CSE and young people with disabilities related legal provisions and practices in international context and of Nepal
- Hold regular meetings with BYAN team and Reference Group of Youth with Disabilities to understand the context and take required inputs on status paper,
- Prepare a draft of the status paper and share it with BYAN and RHRN team for the required feedback
- Incorporate the received feedback/inputs and finalize the status paper.
- Give a presentation of status paper in the National Policy Dialogue.
a. Minimum bachelor degree in Public Health, Disability, or Social Science
b. Minimum five years of experience in the field of SRHR/CSE and disability, particularly experience in developing a toolkit on CSE/SRHR targeting young people with disabilities, i.e., young people with physical, hearing, vision, and intellectual/autism-related disabilities
c. Skills and experience in how to teach and support children with different types of disabilities
d. Excellent facilitation skills, i.e., organizing consultation workshop, meeting with wider stakeholders, including people with diverse groups of disabilities, is highly preferred.3.
Service Duration and Location
The consultant will be working in close coordination with BYAN team. The consultant shall be engaged on a daily basis for a maximum of 15 working days, including a paper presentation at National Policy Dialogue. The assignment will immediately be started and completed by the end of April, 2023.
Required Documents for Submitting Proposal Firms:
- Cover Letter
- Financial proposal
- A brief concept note highlighting the methodological design
- The document should have annexed bio-data of the assignment team member/s.
- Firm Registration & Renewal certificate
- Copy of VAT Registration Certificate
- Latest Tax clearance certificate
- Cover Letter
- Financial proposal
- A brief concept note highlighting the methodological design including work plan, and quality assurance mechanisms.
- The proposal should have annexed bio-data of the assignment team member/s.
BYAN will select the consultant based on their experience and amount proposed for the task.
BYAN reserves the right to select or not to select any of the application. BYAN keeps safeguarding as a top priority so, any data or information collected during the task shall be kept confidential and shall not be disseminated without BYAN’s prior consent.