Inclusive Youth Group training and preparation of Training Manual
Request for Quotations
QADER for Community Development is a non-profit organization based in Bethlehem and operating in Palestine since 2008. QADER focuses on the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities through influencing public policies, developing capacities of relevant stakeholders, promoting public awareness and inclusive community practices, and promoting economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
QADER is implementing a project entitled “Strengthening local capacities in Community Based Inclusive Development in Hebron Governorate” funded by the Christian Blind Mission (CBM). The project aims to contribute to enhanced social, economic, and political participation and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in local development processes in the southern West Bank, through achieving the following key results: 1) Inclusive youth accountability teams (IYAT) advocate for enhancing the role and commitment of duty bearers towards the rights and needs of Persons with Disabilities, 2) Improved evidence-based processes of inclusive local development planning in the project locations to address needs and priorities of Persons with Disabilities, and 3) Strengthened capacities and role of CBOs and OPDs to enhance participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in local communities. The project will be implemented in Al-Shyoukh, Beit Ummar, Beit Ula, Al Samou’ and Al Dahiriya in Hebron Governorate.
Within the first result, QADER will form Youth Accountability Teams (IYATs), who will act as agents of change and advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities and for enhancing the role and commitment of duty-bearers towards Persons with Disabilities. The IYATs were formed in the project targeted communities (one team per targeted community consisting of 8 young males and females, with at least 4 youth with disabilities and 4 young females, aged 18-35), 40 persons in total.
The IYATs will receive trainings on participatory action research, community mapping and mobilization, life skills, disability rights, advocacy, social accountability, data collection methods, advanced digital communication and marketing. Following the trainings, the IYAT in each target community, and through the support of the project, will implement a social and behavior change communication strategy to influence and change behaviour and social norms in their respective community that have so far perpetuated exclusion, inequalities, and discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. The IYAT will also plan and implement social accountability and advocacy campaigns to enhance the role and commitment of duty bearers and hold them accountable towards the rights and needs of Persons with Disabilities in the project locations.
- Objectives of the assignment
The objectives of the assignment are separated in different Lots, where they all aim to:
- Develop a custom-made training manual for different training topics. The training topics include participatory action research, data collection methods, community mapping and mobilization, life skills, disability rights, advocacy, and social accountability, advanced digital communication and marketing.
- Deliver a training program to the IYAT members over a tentative period of training days for each group on the following topics
- lot (1): Person with Disability rights, Advocacy & Social Accountability
- lot (2): Advanced Digital Communication and Marketing Training
Interested consultant(s)/ consultancy firms can download the solicitation document from ABOVE and submit their offer accordingly.
Offers shall be submitted to [email protected] no later than 15:00 PM, Thursday 17th of March 2022, and indicate in the email subject the RFQ name and Number.