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Consultant for CBR Training in the Palestinian refugee community

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:03
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Job title: Consultant for CBR Training in the Palestinian refugee community
Organisation: Welfare Association
Job type: National and local associations
Location: South Lebanon
Working area: South Lebanon
Job sector: Emergency and Relief
Deadline: January 19, 2014
Job specifications

The Welfare Association is in the process of implementing a four year project “Empower marginalized communities in South Lebanon”. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund in the UK and includes a CBR (Community Based Rehabilitation) component focused on Palestinian refugee families living in the camps and gatherings of the Tyre area in South Lebanon.
Welfare Associations seeking offers for technical assistance of an expert in designing and implementing a comprehensive CBR training program for 12-14 community based rehabilitation workers in the camps and gatherings of the Tyre area, South Lebanon.

Consultant will train local NGOs, who are currently working with people with disabilities, on CBR techniques, based on the WHO/UNESCO/ILO guidelines:

“supporting people with disabilities to maximize their physical and mental abilities, to access regular services and opportunities, and to become more active contributors to the community and society at large; activating communities to promote and protect human rights of people with disabilities for example by removing barriers to participation; facilitating capacity building, empowerment and community mobilization of people with disabilities and their families.”[1]
The project will specifically target the families of CWD (Children with Disabilities), aged 0-4, with the aim of preventing further health problems and ensuring that skills and interventions are provided early in life. As such, the training should address thevarious needs of people with disabilities with specific focus on early detection and intervention techniques that can be handled by families of CWD and community members/organizations. The training will also include TOT techniques to ensure that caregivers of children with disabilities (CWD) will be able to continue working with and training their children beyond the life of the project.
Moreover, to ensure the sustainability of initiatives aimed at equal opportunities of PWD (Persons with Disabilities), the training should include awareness rising of wider disability issues including the rights of people living with disabilities, barriers hindering their integration within their families and communities, and ways of removing barriers.
Background and Context
CBR Training sessions will enable knowledge transfer and will build the capacity of local NGOsand the refugees to identify and address needs within their own families and communities. The sessions will cover the main concepts of CBR. Community members will be empowered to continue the dissemination of information and promote positive behaviour changes throughout the project, ensuring that learning and knowledge is spread beyond those directly participating in the awareness sessions
The project will benefit some of the most disadvantaged people, in an already highly marginalised population in 9 Palestinian gatherings and 3 Palestinian refugee camps located in South Lebanon, which are known for being among the poorest in the entire country.
The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance in design and implement Training and Field follow up for participants from two of our partners PWHO and PARD on CBR techniques.

Methodology and Technical Approach
70 days of trainings divided over two years starting January 2014 to January 2016. The training should utilize active learning methodologies that encourage active participation of learners and must include sufficient practice time to ensure application of learnt skills.
A detailed work plan with time frame will be developed by the consultant and agreed with Welfare Association – Lebanon Branchin accordance with the follow schedule:

  • Phase 1: 20 January 2014 till 31 October 2014:  40 days’ training (30 days theoretical and 10 days field follow up and coaching).
  • Phase II: November 2014 till 31 October 2015:  20 days’ training of which 15 days are dedicated to theoreticaltraining and five days follow up.
  • Phase III:  1 November 2015 till 31 of January 2016: include 10 days’ of coaching and follow up.

Deliverables and Timeframe
Quarterly reports on the progress of the project, including reporting on the pre-test at the beginning of the training and on the post test at the end of the training sessions, in English
Reports have to be presented on:

  • 30 March 2014
  • 30 June 2014
  • 30 Sept 2014
  • 5 Jan 2015
  • 31 March 2015
  • 30 June 2015
  • 30 Sept 2015
  • 5 Jan  2016

PowerPoint presentations in English on results found should be presented on:

  • 5 Jan 2015
  • 5 Jan 2016

50 CBR training workshop days that will include theoretical information, practical demonstrations and sufficient background and training materials (training materials should be prepared and provided in Arabic).
35 follow up visits should be conducted, providing:
Appropriate application of skills
Further advice and guidance regarding problems encountered during implementation.

Key responsabilites:
  • To develop and coordinate atraining programand providemodules for training (in Arabic language). Specific topics to be decided in consultation with WA.
  • Administer pre and post-tests to enable evaluation of the results of the training and the extent of comprehension of the participants of the principles and practices of CBR
  • Transfer knowledge and build capacities among local partners and community for the purpose of developing community partnerships
  • Capacity building of local partners in order to transfer their knowledge to persons with disability and their parents
  • Organize training workshops and field visits whenever needed according to the training program
  • Deliver 50 training workshop days and 35 follow up visits that will include:
  • Appropriate application of skills
  • Further advice and guidance on problems encountered during implementation.
  • Submit information for the dissemination of the best practices in the community
  • Provide support to local NGOs and beneficiary communities so as to facilitate the fulfillment of the plan of action and implementation of the local development project selected in a transparent way
  • Present quarterly reports
  • Present final report and analysis of the training
Key competencies:
  • Qualifications in CBR
  • Ability to submit concise and well written analytical report(s) (including PPTs) on the results of the training
  • Previous experience in CBR training
Contract terms:

Consultancy fee
Proposals are invited based on these Terms of Reference.
Payment schedule
The payments will be made upon successful completion of the deliverables at
agreed milestones.
Welfare Association – Lebanon Branch reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

Jan 2014to Jan 2016 (2 years)

Please send the completed supplier profile form and your offers by email, mail or fax marked CBR training to the following address
Welfare Association – Lebanon Branch
Wata Mousseitbeh, Gabriel El Morr Street, NaseebZouheiry Building, 5th floor, or  Tel: +961 1 303218/307218
Fax: +961 1 319218

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