Position: Short-Term Consultant to carry out a Political Economy and Stakeholders’ analysis
Estimated Level of Effort: 20 days
Estimated Dates: 10th through on to 29th November 2022
Assignment Location: Abia, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States,
CALL FOR CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT A POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYSIS (PEA) ABIA, ADAMAWA, GOMBE AND TARABA STATES.
Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is a PWD and women-led not for profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that employs data to address the inclusion and participation challenges of over 30 million PWDs in Nigeria through advocacy, training and research. IFA’s mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of Nigerian children, women and adult with disabilities in their communities, and dismantle the social injustices that diminish their human rights. IFA with 2 years grant from SCALE/Palladium considers the need for domesticating the Discrimination Against Person with Disabilities (Prohibitions) Act in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba states. Having a legal document will protect rights and ensure the inclusion of all PWDs in all works of lives.
Laws and policies are tools that enable citizens’ demands and ensure that their rights are protected and delivered by the government. The legal documents also provide guidelines for citizens to hold their government accountable. However, the absence of a Disability law in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba states have made discrimination of PWDs very popular. Citizens have violated the rights of PWDs in the identified states without any form of remorse. Evidently, activities of insurgence have further contributed to the North-East states, while the recent insecurity in South-East requires that an enabling law is put in place to protect the right and dignity of PWDs. Sadly, the violation of rights of PWDs is perpetrated by the state which is saddled with the sole responsibilities of protecting rights of PWDs and citizens at large. This inhumane treatment from the states to PWDs includes but not limited to, inaccessibility to health facilities, transport, education, public infrastructures, political and electoral processes. Often, several media engagements exclude clusters of PWDs through their medium of communication. This vulnerability of the PWDs community was greatly exposed due to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, which further demonstrates the absence of governance to the PWD community. The absence of comprehensive data of PWDs is a concern that requires urgent attention as data will increase proper engagements for the PWDs during any form of interventions.
Ahead of the advocacies and engagement with the State and Non-state actors, IFA will commission a study to ascertain the Political Economy Analysis (PEA) in the four targeted states. The studies will provide a report detailing the opportunities the State actors and the private sector will benefit, if the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act is domesticated in the target states. The PEA report will provide background to the environment, and losses as well that exist already. The report will be reviewed by each consultant, along with expertise from SCALE before it is printed. The findings from the PEA will be used as an advocacy tool to the various stakeholders to be engaged in the targeted states. The consultant will capture in the document, threats and opportunities that exist in the four states of intervention which are, Abia, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states.
Objective of the Consultancy:
To advocate for the domestication of Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act 2018 in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba States through Advocacy using variable data in the mentioned states.
Deliverable by the Consultant:
Conducting a desk review, Key Informant Interview (KII) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to various stakeholders which includes state and non-state actors especially as contained in the National disability law, the Disability community, (the list will be given to successful consultant).
Produce a draft report within a week in summary and in-state- reports for Abia, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba states.
Engage cluster members that are capable to help administer the questionnaires or locate offices and persons to be interview (to the consultant satisfaction).
Produced sets of questionnaires for both KII and FGD (10 and 7 questions respectively).
Produced a comprehensive time table
Submit his/her budget (this will be negotiated if is beyond IFA budget) before signing the agreement.
Provide an inception report upon applying for the consultancy
All other requirement will be within the agreement and policy of IFA.
A consultant is expected to cover two (2) states Abia and Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba
Target Groups (Stakeholders)
The stakeholders to be engaged by the consultant to elicit information are not limited to Ministries of Education, Works, Justice, labour & Productivity, State Emergency Management Agency, Information, In-land Water ways, Transport, Housing, Aviation, Health, Women Affairs, Social development, Child Development, Poverty Alleviation, State house of assemblies (SHOAs), NOA, Joint Association of People with Disability (JONAPWD) (as case may be in each state). Coalition/Network and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in each state, Religious and Traditional leader, Bankers Committee, and State offices of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). The consultant can also contact other relevant agencies of government that has a role to play with PWDs.
Kindly send an inception report, sample questionnaires for KII and FGD with your CV (Academic) not more than 5 pages to: email@example.com on or before midnight Sunday 6th November, 2022, showing relevant similar work done. And must be located in any of the above states. PWD consultants are encouraged to apply and qualified PWDs will be giving priorities. Only qualified and shortlisted consultant will be contacted.
IFA is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice.