UNDP Request for Proposals: Capacity Building of Disabled People’s Organizations in Albania

Deadline: 20 December 2018

UNDP, in the frame of the United Nations Joint Programme “Leave No One Behind” is inviting applicants to submit a proposal to deliver a capacity building programme for strengthening organizational, managerial and technical capacities of Disabled People’s Organizations (DP0s) in Albania.

The overall goal of this work is to equip DPOs with a set of organizational, managerial and technical knowledge, skills and competences enabling them to play their role as interlocutors of authorities at central and at local level fostering policy dialogue on inclusion. More specifically the gained capacities should serve to beneficiary organisations to strengthen constituencies, fulfill their role of representing persons with disabilities, i.e. advocating for their interests, and participate in planning and budgeting, and in the monitoring of the implementation of specific social services for this particular group.

Scope of work and methodology

Under the supervision of the UNDP Programme Specialist for Social Inclusion, and the direct supervision of the National Programme Coordinator for the Leave No One Behind Programme, the professional Service Provider will be responsible to design and deliver a capacity building programme on organizational development, resource mobilisation, project cycle management, advocacy and networking, and on the rights of persons with disabilities. More detailed tasks include:

  • Prepare a detailed work plan including training methodology and techniques and a detailed time-table for the assignment, present it to – and discuss it with – the focal person at UNDP LNB and reflect agreed changes as/if necessary
  • Prepare a detailed work plan including training methodology and techniques and a detailed time-table for the assignment, present it to – and discuss it with – the focal person at UNDP LNB and reflect agreed changes as/if necessary
  • Design a tailored training curriculum comprising five modules focusing on the themes indicated in the table below, as identified, based on the Capacity and Training Needs Assessment of CSOs working in the disability field
  • Prepare specific programmes for each training event and deliver training as per their agendas. Each programme should contain a detailed agenda specifying topics and timing for each session and training facilitators role, and should elaborate on the training objectives, expected outcomes and on the training materials as/if needed
  • Liaise and ensure constant communication/coordination with UNDP/LNB project team regarding all key programmatic and logistic aspects of the assignment.

Eligibility Criteria

The Contractor/Service Provider should:

  • Have at least 10 years of uninterrupted experience in developing and delivering capacity building programmes for civil society organisations, demonstrated through previous work on similar activities
  • Avail of professional staff or demonstrate capacity (through signed pre-engagement declarations) of involving external professionals, trained and experienced in the fields specified in the TORs
  • Demonstrate organizational and backstopping capacity
  • Adhere to a policy of respect for human rights and diversity
  • Previous experience with UNDP or other donor-financed projects will be an advantage.

Qualifications, skills and professional experience of the Team Leader should include:

  • Advanced university degree in public policies, social policies, public administration, human rights, law, or closely related field of studies.
  • Possess at least 10 years of significant professional experience in conducting development programs, preferably related to disability field, as well as proven work experience with civil society organizations.
  • Proven training facilitation skills
  • In-depth understanding of development challenges faced by CSOs/DPOs in Albania.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of human rights and social inclusion policies and programs in Albania is an asset.

How to Apply

Proposals may be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=52057

  • Ayemere Nicholas says:

    Dear beloved,
    I am the president of AYEMBO EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION, an organisation who is doing charitable good work eg disabilities, victims, domestic violence and sexual assaults etc.
    I will like to partner with UNDP disable people organisation, I will be grateful if my request is granted.

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