CALL FOR CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT A POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYSIS (PEA) ABIA, ADAMAWA, GOMBE AND TARABA STATES

Position: Short-Term Consultant to carry out a Political Economy and Stakeholders’ Analysis 
Estimated Level of Effort: 10 days 
Estimated Dates: 7th through on to 20th December 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.
Organizational Background
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. At IFA, we envision a world where Persons with Disabilities are supported to live and lead fulfilled lives in their communities. Our 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. 
Project Information
IFA an anchor organization for Advocate for Disability Act (ADAC) cluster with funding from SCALE/USAID is currently implementing a project aimed at “Promoting Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Governance and Socio- Economic Development Across Four States.” The priority objectives of specific interventions under this project will be to ensure the speedy Domestication of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States.” Our approach for achieving the policy objective of this project will revolve around five strategic policy asks:  
  1. Timely Engagement with relevant stakeholders 
  2. Timely review and adoption of a Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) 
  3. Timely Assent of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Bill in the aforementioned states 
  4. Establishment of Disability Board in target states.
  5. Formation of the “Campaign implementation of the Disability Bill in the states.
The Assignment
IFA is seeking an experienced consultant to conduct a Political Economy and Stakeholders’ analysis, that can provide a good guide in the implementation of the project. This activity involves a contextual analysis on the Discrimination of Person with Disabilities in Nigeria with a focus on the target states, perpetrators and victims of discrimination, the power relation, ecosystem, the actors, and their positions on the issue, the need for legal environment to address the menace and the role of both formal and informal stakeholders in ensuring an effective domestication and implementation of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States.  
Scope of Assignment
Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant include:
  1. To undertake a comprehensive situational analysis/ formative research on Discrimination of Person with Disabilities in Nigeria
  2. To develop research tools for data collection   
  3. To collate all quantitative and qualitative data and produce a comprehensive research report detailing
– Stakeholder’s analysis in the target states
– Perceptions and attitudes towards Persons with Disabilities,
– Existing policies within the target states,
-profile of at least five Persons with Disabilities who have suffered discrimination in each target states
– Recommendations for strategies to ensure proper steps for domestication and implementation of the project.
Tasks to be performed by IFA
-IFA will pay the consultant what has been agreed between the consultant and IFA, and the amount should not be above what has been approved by the funder. 
-Link the consultant with the cluster members in the assignment states who will support in case s/he may require an assistance. 
– Deduct and pay a withholding tax for the consultancy on behalf of the consultant. 
Deliverables
  • High quality report of the Political Economy and Stakeholders’ analysis detailing the political, social and economic implication for the domestication and implementation of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act in Abia, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States 
  • Inception Report (desk-based report, Workplan methodology, risk mitigation etc.) 
  • Profile of Persons with Disabilities who have suffered discrimination in each target states
  • Detailed report on Findings
  • PowerPoint point presentation summarizing the report of the assignment
  • Complete Working documents used for the consultancy
Consulting fees will not be paid in full until the receipt and approval of all deliverables.
Expected Profile of Consultant 
The person willing to apply for this consultancy should have the following profile/qualification: 
  • Degree or its equivalent in any Social Science discipline (Master’s Degree can be an added advantage)
  • Minimum of five years related experience 
  • Evidence in conducting similar assignment in any/some/all of the assignment locations 
  • Evidence to prove ability to conduct the assignment within the proposed period 
Proposal Specification 
A proposal for this assignment should include the following: 
  • Background of the assignment 
  • Objectives of the assignment 
  • Data Collection and Analysis Methods
  • Consultant Qualifications and Experience 
  • Consultant Contact Information
  • Consultant Proposed fee for the assignment 
  • Consultant Tax Identification Number 
  • Indicates states of interest (Abia and Gombe OR Adamawa and Taraba)
Procedure for submission of Proposal/Award of Consultancy
Proposal can be submitted via email to the info@inclusivefriends.org and indicate PEA Consultant the Subject of the mail.
Deadline for Submission
Five days from the date of this advert 
Advert Start date: Monday 28, November 2022
Close Date for Submission: Mid Night Saturday 3rd December 2022
Note: Only selected applicant can be notified.   
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. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status. 

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