International consultants and suppliers

We're regularly looking for consultancies roles in our regional offices.

Development of Disability Inclusion and Awareness eLearning Module Package

Overview

Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) is a three-year programme funded by DFID. The programme is implemented by a consortium of partners and led by Leonard Cheshire (LC). Consortium members include Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN), CBM, European Disability Forum (EDF), International Labour Organization (ILO), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH), Plan International and the World Bank.

The programme will work in urban locations in Bangladesh and Kenya to increase the meaningful inclusion of women and men with disabilities in waged employment in the private sector. i2i will directly benefit 10,000 people with disabilities of working age by improving their employability skills.

The target group will be pan-disability, with a level of education that enables them to access private sector opportunities with support from the programme. i2i interventions will take a gender-transformative approach, seeking to challenge and change harmful gender norms and power relations, and working at the individual, relational, and institutional level to achieve sustainable change. 40% of i2i target beneficiaries will be women with disabilities.

Key objectives

The objective of this assignment is to develop eLearning modules to improve the Disability Inclusion and awareness knowledge of private sector companies in Kenya and Bangladesh, with the aim of increasing the meaningful inclusion of women and men with disabilities in the private sector through formal waged employment. Leonard Cheshire has developed training materials for the UK context and has already structured them in a learning package ready to be digitalized into eLearning.

Application process

Please submit an Expression of Interest to angela.kohama@leonardcheshire.org

In your Expression of Interest, please propose a timeline for delivering this work, showing the start date, various stages of consultation & drafting, finalisation and delivery.

The Expression of Interest should include: 

  • Your track-record, including recent projects, and your experience of delivering work similar to this project in scope or focus.
  • A project proposal and diagram.
  • Confirmation of timeline for delivering this work.
  • Budget for the project, with a breakdown of daily rates. Please clarify payment schedules and whether VAT will be additional. We expect the tools to be own and run by LC but if there are any  ongoing costs the maintaining the service, please break them down on a monthly basis.
  • Detailed explanation for Intellectual property and software license agreement after the project ends.
  • Please include any figures on Pounds Sterling.
  • Two references from donors of previous assignments

Contract: Contractual obligations will be defined through a standard supplier agreement, outlining deliverables, timelines, payments, and stating that the intellectual property will belong to Leonard Cheshire.

Deadline for Application 13/01/21

Inclusive education for children with disabilities in Tanzania – Chamwino district council and Dodoma city council

Overview

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide an independent end-of-programme evaluation of the inclusive education project being implemented in Chamwino District and Dodoma City Councils to assess whether the project outcomes as identified in the project’s theory of change and the log-frame are being realized, and to document the lessons learnt, especially enabling factors and remaining barriers of inclusive education in the district.

Key objectives

This end of project evaluation will be guided by the following broad objectives:

  • To assess progress made towards the achievement of the project objectives and expected results as outlined in the project log frame, the extent to which they were achieved and the contributing factors affecting the achievement of the intended results. To ensure the final endline targets in the logframe have been completed. 
  • To determine the overall impact of the project from baseline to endline on improving the life of children with disabilities at the individual, household/ community level and local government level Dodoma (especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Provide key learning and recommendations for shaping LC/CSU’s inclusive Education model.
  • Provide three case studies to illustrate the impact of the project on the lives of girls and boys with disabilities.

Application process

Interested consultants are invited to submit a proposal by 5pm (Tanzania time) on 6 Jan 2021 to Rachel.Gondwe@leonardcheshire.org with a copy to menance.mhombwe@outlook.com.

Development of an AI skills assessment and career advisor tool for persons with disabilities

Overview

We are looking for a skills assessment digital solution that will assess the skills and advise a career/ employability prediction for those who have taken assessment by (preferably)  adapting existing open source ONET career tools: Ability Profiler and interest profiler.

Key objectives

  • To adapt open source ONET career tools to develop an skills assessment and career recommendation tool for persons with disabilities seeking jobs. 
  • The skills assessment tool and career advisor will be part of i2i career advisor digital pathway platform through integration. It will be a customisable platform to cater to any geographies adopting the digital pathway framework 
  • The tool will provide accessible testing methodologies to assess the skills required for predicting an employment career as job families or suggesting suitable livelihood options 
  • The tool will use a proven global assessment ONET framework, and have customise the job families from global classifications to the context of the implementation country, Bangladesh and adaptable to other countries.
  • The tool will provide English and Bangla interface for the purpose of linguistic ease of use and will have provision to incorporate other languages as and when required  
  • The platform will work well with all major computer browsers as well as mobile technology platforms.
  • To have a sustainable digital solution that persons with disabilities seeking employment can can access for free. 

Application process

Please submit an Expression of Interest to Angel.perez@leonardcheshire.org by 8 January 2021.
 
The Expression of Interest should include:  

  • Your track-record, including recent projects, and your experience of delivering work similar to this project in scope or focus.
  • A project proposal and diagram.  
  • Confirmation of timeline for delivering this work.
  • Budget for the project, with a breakdown of daily rates. Please clarify payment schedules and whether VAT will be additional. We expect the tools to be own and run by LC but if there are any  ongoing costs the maintaining the service, please break them down on a monthly basis. 
  • Detailed explanation for Intellectual property and software license agreement after the project ends. 
  • Please include any figures on Pounds Sterling. 
  • Two references from donors of previous assignments.

Developing Effective Partnerships for Inclusive SRHR

Overview

We are a partner in the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) Consortium – Lot 1, and our role is to provide technical assistance and leadership to the consortium to develop disability inclusive sexual and reproductive health services.

We are looking for a talented consultant to:

  • i. Document the emerging pockets of practice to develop inclusive approaches, and identify ways of strengthening active participation of organisations of persons with disabilities and persons with disabilities that is meaningful and relates to provision of sexual and reproductive health services.   
  • ii. Ensure that service providers are developing meaningful partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities and disability partners.

Key objectives

  1. Carry out an overview of current practice and recommendations from organisations of people with disabilities (OPDs) engaged in WISH to date.
  2. Work with an identified reference group made up of OPDs, individual disabled activists, and implementing partners to develop practical guidelines/frameworks for programme managers, and other key positions that may interact with partners/be responsible for forming or guiding partnerships.
  3. The consultant will need to develop effective partnerships with OPDs, disability partners and persons with disability to improve access to inclusive delivery of sexual and reproductive health services. This will include (but is not limited to):
  • Mapping OPDs in your local context
  • Assessing capacity and opportunities for partnership
  • Developing an MoU
  • Managing a successful partnership
  • Providing training where need be and/or providing suggestions for trainings that will need to be developed and delivered

Application process

Please submit an expression of interest along with:

  • An example of a piece of previous work, including the track record of recent projects
  • A short outline of how they would approach the assignment, including timeline for delivering this work.
  • Budget for the project, with a breakdown of daily rates. Please clarify whether VAT will be additional
  • The candidate’s CV 
  • Names and contact details of two references 

Please respond with your Expression of Interest to Amalie Quevedo (Amalie.quevedo@leonardcheshire.org) by 11:59pm (GMT) on the 4 January 2021.

Contract: Contractual obligations will be defined through a standard consultancy agreement, outlining deliverables, timelines, payments, and stating that the intellectual property will belong to Leonard Cheshire.  
 
If you have any queries, please contact Amalie Quevedo using the address above.

Consultancy to develop a Value for Money Framework for Skills for Prosperity Programme - Kenya

Overview

We are currently seeking a consultancy (either a firm or qualified individuals) with the capacity to develop a Value for Money framework (under the headings of Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity), linked VfM indices and an action to improve value for money on the Skills for Prosperity Kenya (S4PKe) programme.

It is expected that this framework will inform the implementation of VfM strategies throughout the life of the programme. The successful consultancy firm will have extensive experience developing VfM frameworks for large complex multi-country DFID programmes

Key objectives

The consultant(s) will produce the following deliverables:

  • A Value for Money framework for the Skills for Prosperity Kenya (S4PKe) programme that utilises the DfID's 4Es framework of Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity.
  • Develop SMART recommendations (together with linked VFM indices and an action plan) to improve value for money on the Skills for Prosperity Kenya (S4PKe) programme.

Application process

Please submit an Expression of Interest which should include the following:

  • A detailed technical proposal including
    • Description of how your skills and experience match the TOR requirements.
    • Your understanding of the assignment.
    • Proposed methodology and work plan.
  • A financial proposal: Should include a detailed budget in Kenya Shillings
  • Your CV, including track-record of recent projects, references of at least three (3) recent clients.
  • Sample of similar Value for Money Frameworks developed.

Please respond with your Expression of Interest to Marjorie.Okora@leonardcheshire.org by COB
31 December 2020

Procurement of laptops to be supplied in our Kisumu office in Kenya

Overview

Leonard Cheshire is inviting suppliers to send in their most competitive bids for the procurement of laptops to be supplied in our Kisumu office in Kenya.

Under the GECT project our vision is to further and deepen the educational and vocational opportunities of girls with disabilities in five counties in the Lake Region in Kenya to improve their quality of life, skills and livelihoods opportunities.  Our goal is to provide different pathways for progression in education for girls with disabilities to choose from and to support them in their journey.

Application process

These equipment will go a long way to ensuring we achieve this vision. If you feel to have the capacity to supply these items, we request you fill in the prices for the following items and share with us at infokenya@leonardcheshire.org on or before 24 December 2020.

Please provide the following information together with your price quotes.

1.    Copy of registration certificate
2.    Copy of tax compliance certificate
3.    Copies of three recent contracts or orders of over KES 1,000,000.00 for similar items supplied not more than one and half years ago. 
4.    Recent bank statement for last three months that demonstrates financial capacity to supply. 
5.    Delivery period in Kisumu after LPO has been issued.
6.    A sample will be required before delivery once awarding has been done.
 

Open call

Our international department are always looking for experienced consultants to join our roster to add extra capacity to our staff.

We're looking for consultants with any of the following skills:

  • inclusive education
  • economic inclusion
  • assistive technology
  • innovation and technology
  • inclusive policies and advocacy
  • MEL
  • safeguarding
  • finance
  • proposal writing
  • project management and grant management

If you are interested to join our consultants’ roster for short/medium term assignments please submit your CV to international@leonardcheshire.org.