Terms of Reference for Disability Inclusive Baseline Study - Improving access to disability specific CNIC and social protection schemes.
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Posted date 11th July, 2021 Last date to apply 23rd August, 2021
Country Pakistan Locations Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (D.I. Khan, Peshawar, Nowshehra), Punjab(Vehari, Chakwāl, Mianwali), Sindh(Umerkot, Mithi, Mirpur Khas)
Category Consultancy
Type Full Time Positions 1
Status Closed

Terms of Reference for Disability Inclusive Baseline Study

Project Title: Improving access to disability specific CNIC and social protection schemes.

  1. Project Summary:

Project Name 

Improving access to disability specific CNIC and social protection schemes.

Project Location

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa(D.I. Khan, Peshawar, Nowshehra)

 

Punjab(Vehari, Chakwāl, Mianwali)

 

Sindh(Umerkot, Mithi, Mirpur Khas)

 

 

Project Overall Objective

To promote social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities/other minority groups through access to disability specific SCNIC/CNIC, accessible information, resources and services in Pakistan.

 

Project Specific Objective

Person with disabilities/other minority groups have improved access to SNIC/CNIC social protection schemes, economic opportunities,accessible information, inclusive services and participate in decisions making process affecting their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Results

Result 1: 

Community groups (SHGs, Community committees, OPDs, OWDs and fora) are trained and strengthen to promote inclusion in the communities and coordinate with Government departments to improve service delivery.

 

Result2:

8,000 women and men with disabilities facilitated for disability Specific Computerized national identity card (SCNIC) in selected districts of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), while other minority groups will be facilitated for regular CNIC.

 

Result 3:

Persons with disabilities/other minority groups enrolled in social protection schemes/vocational training institutes. 

 

Result 4:

Coordination and linkages developed with key stakeholders in public and private sector.

 

Direct Beneficiaries 

The project aims to reach 8,000 women and men with disabilities (multiple), vulnerablepersons(Transgender and minorities) to be facilitated for disability specific Computerized National Identity Card &CNIC and enrolment in social protection schemes in selected districts of Sindh, Punjab and KP.

 

Project Duration

July  2021 to December 2024

Baseline Purpose 

The baseline report is to be used for monitoring benchmark of project and evaluating the project implementation.

 

Methodology 

Suitable mix of qualitative and quantitative methods

Baseline Start and End date

23rd July 2021 – 23rd Aug 2021

Final Report Submission 

30th August 2021

 

 

  1. Project background and description:

The project is focused on persons with disabilities as well as persons without disabilities in the targeted districts. Persons with disabilities and other minority groups will be facilitated for disability specific CNIC (SCNIC) and enrolment in social protection schemes. Person without disabilities in communities will benefit from awareness about CNIC, referral mechanism and more knowledge on services.The project will also provide an opportunity to bring in persons with disabilities and without disabilities together in different activities; this will improve participation of person with disabilities in community life.

 

  1. Baseline purpose and objectives:

The base line study will focus on gathering information to setup accurate baseline against the project indicators at specific objective andresultlevel. The purpose of the baseline study is to determine quantitatively and qualitatively the current situation in relation to the main component of the project (formation and capacity building of inclusive community groups, improved coordination among stakeholders for clients increasing access to social protection schemes, facilitate women/men/transgender with disabilities and from minorities groups for SNIC and CNIC, vocational trainings).

 

 

  • To establish a baseline against each indicator at specific objective and result levels 
  • To have comprehensive information useful for project process monitoring and assessing impact after project completion
  • To provide information on understanding of persons with disabilities situation/barriers related to SCNIC, social protection Schemes, vocational trainings etc)

 

 

  1. Baseline intended users:

The baseline study is intended to provide information to commissioning NGO, organization for persons with disabilities, donors and other relevant stakeholders (Government and non-government) with an in interest in the baseline findings.

 

  1. Methodology and scope of the work:

A local consultant/firm will be engaged to conduct the study. The selected consultant/firm will prepare detail methodology for the baseline studyconsidering ethical aspects. The study will use both quantitative and qualitative methods

 

    1. Quantitative and qualitative methods:

The proposed methodology should be mixed of both quantitative and qualitative methods tocollect primary and secondary informationagainst the project indicators;this study should also include overall contextual information in relation access to SCNIC, CNIC, social protection schemes, vocational trainings in the districts where the project is implemented. For qualitative information, the consultant is expected to use focus group discussions, key informant interviews and collection of information from secondary sources where relevant.

The consultant will use participatory methods to conduct this assignment, while taking care of including persons with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups in the process through providing appropriate means to ensure their meaningful participation. The tools will be shared with the commissioning NGO for approval and assessing suitability.

 

The methodology must be inclusive for persons with different types of disabilities (men, women, boys and girls) to fully reflect their opinion and voices.

Objectives

Indicators

Specific Objective 

  • Number of person with disabilities/other minority groups receiving benefits from social protection schemes.
  • Persons with disabilities participation in community activities increased.
  • 2 % increase in financial allocation for persons with disabilities in annual budgets in targeted provinces
  • # of people who get work because of successful training and access to microfinance
  • Number of measures introduced by service providers to improve accessibility and inclusion in their services

 

Result 1:

  • # of Communities groups (SHGs, Community Committees, OPDs, CSO, OWD) trained 
  • # of OPDs (which include OWDs) and CSOs practicing and promoting inclusive development with government and private service providers

Result 2:

  • 8000 persons with disabilities (60% women, 40% women) received disability specific identity cards
  • Number of persons from other minority groups received ordinary identity cards

 

Result 3:

  • 70% (40 % women, and 30% men) of persons with disabilities enrolledin social protection schemes.
  • Number of persons from other minority groups are enrolled (religious minorities, transgender and from ethnic minorities) in social protection schemes
  • Number of persons with disabilities/other minority groups are enrolled in vocational training institutes, linked up with financial institutes or employment

Result 4:

  • Linkages developed with 15 relevant Government departments by project and OPDs
  • MoU signed with Ehsas programme, Baitual Mal, provincial Election Commissions
  • Plans based on evidence to coordinate with government to improve situation of persons with disabilities.

 

 

    1. Desk Review: 

The selected consultant will review all project documents (log frame, narrative proposal, and relevant studies.

 

5.2 Analysis and interpretations:

Primary information and its analysis will be disaggregated by gender, age, type of disability in the targeted areas. The consulting firm is will use appropriate statistical package for the analysis.

 

Note:Short set of Washington group questions (WGQ) will be used for disability identification and determination of types. Training on the use of the WGQ for all persons involved in the assignment must be included in the preparations. Further information on the WGQ can be found here: http://www.washingtongroup-disability.com.

 

  1. Qualification and experience requirement:

M&E specialist/firm or any other professional having extensive experience in baseline studies 

 

Expected qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Rural Development, Gender studies, Development Studies, Community development, Sociology, or a related field. 

 

Further qualifications include:

  • Sectors of technical competency:Government social protection schemes, SCNIC, CNIC, vocational trainings
  • Language skills: English; for field staff:Pushto,Seraiki, Punjabi, or Urdu and Sindhi
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Own lived experience with a disability will be considered a strong asset

 

  1. Ethical Considerations:

As a condition of entering into a consultancy agreement the consultant/firm, must sign the commissioning NGO’s code of conduct and abide by the terms and conditions thereof. Proper written consent from the respondent should be obtained while explaining the purpose of consent and information use.

 

  1. Logistics arrangements:

The individual consultant/firm’s members are responsible for all logistical arrangements related to the assignment, including transport, accommodation, and arrangement of meetings with local stakeholder. The consulting team shall not be accompanied by staff of commissioning NGO during the field visits. 

The consulting team is responsible to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities during stakeholder meetings (e.g. workshop, focus group discussions). The members of the consulting team are responsible to acquire the necessary insurance (including health, accident, and liability) and permits (including visa, NOC etc.).

 

  1. Expected Results/Deliverables:
  • Inception report including reflecting tools and overall methodology
  • Initial call with commission NGO and donor
  • Draft report and final report 
  • De-briefing and presentation of the key findings to commissioning NGO

 

  1. 10.Duration and Phasing:

Tasks

Location

Number of Days

Expected Dates

Review of log frame, project proposal and other relevant literature 

N/A

02

 

Draft inception report containing tools, methodology, sample size and questionnaire along with overall study framework

 

N/A

01

 

Final Inception report + presentation

Skype/Zoom etc

01

 

Project geographical locations visits

Kindly refer to  the table at start of ToR

27

 

Analysis/compilation and writing of draft report

N/A

04

 

Writing of final report

N/A

01

 

Presentation of findings (within two weeks after submission of final report)

Skype

01

 

Total number of days

 

37

 

 

Note:Commissioning NGO would require one week to provide feedback on inception report and the finalized tools least a week or more two weeks on reviewing and providing feedback on draft final report 

 

  1. 11.Costs and payments:

Commissioning NGO will provide HR cost as per mutual agreement. All payments to the consultant will be made based on terms and conditions of the agreement. A mobilization cash advance can be provided (not more than 30% of the total agreed budget) at the request of the consultant/firm.

 

  1. 12.Attachments:

The following documents should be known to the baseline team selected in advance of the assignment field phase:

  • Project Log frame and narrative proposal

Submission of proposals:

Proposal submitted in hard to the following address:

 

WEO Office, House no. 1445, Hassan Street, back side VIP Guest House, Old Bara Road, University Town Peshawar, KP.

 

Please do mention on top of envelope baseline proposal. The attached document should include.

  • Technical and financial proposal
  • CVS and profiles of the team member and their respective roles 
  • One recent examples of recent baseline study conducted 

Application submission deadline: The deadline for application is 23rd July 2021

Application received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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Submission of proposals:

Proposal submitted in hard to the following address:

 

WEO Office, House no. 1445, Hassan Street, back side VIP Guest House, Old Bara Road, University Town Peshawar, KP.

 

Please do mention on top of envelope baseline proposal. The attached document should include.

  • Technical and financial proposal
  • CVS and profiles of the team member and their respective roles 
  • One recent examples of recent baseline study conducted 

Application submission deadline: The deadline for application is 23rd July 2021

Application received after the deadline will not be accepted.