Plan International is implementing a 3.5-year Project named ‘Innovative Pathways for Employment Inclusion’ (IPEI). Funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the project aims to increase the wellbeing and inclusion of people with disabilities living in urban locations in Bangladesh and Kenya by supporting them into waged employment.
Taking an integrated approach, the project strategy will work at multiple levels to bring about effective and sustainable change to disabled people’s well-being and inclusion. It will work to improve national systems and policies to ensure there is an enabling environment for equal access to private sector employment; support employers to change their attitudes and practices towards inclusive employment and ensure their workplaces are accessible and inclusive; and with people living with disabilities to develop the skills needed to enter employment through training and access to internship opportunities.
The project is being delivered by a consortium led by Leonard Cheshire, and in partnership with Plan International, (LC) CBM International, Action Network for the Disabled Kenya (ANDY), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN), London School of Tropical Health and Medicine (LSTHM).
Objectives of the Stakeholder Mapping, Skills and Market Analysis in Bangladesh
The stakeholder mapping, skills and market analysis will be undertaken in urban areas in order to generate an in-depth understanding of the waged employment opportunities for people living with disabilities in Bangladesh.
Specific objectives of this study are to:
- To identify the critical stakeholders that the IPEI programme will need to engage with to be successful in getting women and men with disability into waged employment in the private sector in urban locations in Bangladesh.
- To understand how IPEI should engage with identified stakeholders and what activities are needed during implementation to ensure the stakeholders are these supportive of the project.
- To understand the extent to which private companies/sectors are open to, and supportive of disability inclusive employment; what opportunities/types of jobs are available for women and men with disabilities living in urban areas, and what specific companies/sectors are suitable for the IPEI programme to work during implementation stage.
- To identify the interest among the targeted beneficiaries on the preferred type of waged employment as well as available or preferred skills,training and support services thatwill help connect the supply and demand as well as inform the project design to address skills gaps and barriers to access.
In order to meet the objectives of the study, the consultant will be required to produce the following four deliverables:
1: Stakeholder Mapping to identify key stakeholders and map their interest and influence
- Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for small subset of stakeholders identifying how to engagement them during the project period
- Gender-Sensitive Market and Skills Analysis that will identify opportunities for decent waged employment in the formal sector for people with disabilities as well as potential partnership opportunities with private sector actors that can provide quality internship or on the job training for people with disabilities
- Skills analysis that will work with people living with disabilities to understand preferences for employment, barriers to finding, securing and retaining employment; available skills and employment history.
A detailed terms of reference with more information on these deliverables, methodology and what we are seeking in a consultant is available here:
Interested agency/firms/individuals are requested to submit proposal and documents on or before25 September2018to:email@example.com.
Applications for the consultancy must include the following:
- Expression of interest demonstrating how consultant/firm meet selection criteria (1-2 pages)
- Technical proposal for study including proposed activities schedule and work plan with timeline (max 5 pages)
- Budget (separating core consultancy costs and rates of team members from in country data collection costs)
- CV(s) of all proposed staff
- A copy of at least one previous study(s) undertaken of similar nature
- Names and contact details of at least 2 references who can be contacted for relevant experience
- A Consulting Firm profile (if applicable).