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Consultant for Tusambilile Chapamo Project

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Zambia (ZM)
Salary
Consultancy
Closing date
7 Feb 2021
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Request for Expressions of Interest:

Consultant for Tusambilile Chapamo Project, Zambia

Sightsavers is seeking to recruit a national consultant to support a European Union funded inclusive education project in Chinsali zone, Muchinga Province, Zambia.

Context

Sightsavers is a disability-focused UK-based international non-governmental organisation working in the fields of health, education and social inclusion. The Tusambilile Chapamo Project will ensure children with disabilities have increased access to a continuum of quality, inclusive education. It will be implemented in in the 18 demonstration centres of learning – two Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) centres, nine primary schools, three community schools, three secondary schools, and one youth resource centre.

Areas of responsibility

The consultant will be expected to contribute to the successful implementation of the project. Working with Sightsavers Country Office, Zambia and UK based technical staff, the consultant will develop a workplan identifying ways they can contribute to the following areas of activity:

  • General project management support as stipulated by Country Director (CD) and Global Technical Leads (GTLs).
  • Technical support on issues pertaining to inclusive education and disability.
  • Support in the production of donor reports and other project documentation.
  • Working with Zambia Country Office and local education stakeholders,  design and develop social behaviour change (SBC) materials for teachers and other stakeholders
  • The design and delivery of trainings
  • Participation in project meetings, including quarterly programme review and oversight (PRO) meetings 

Deliverables

  • Completion of an annual workplan (2021-2022)  
  • Contributions to project outputs: donor reports, SBC materials etc.
  • Other necessary documentation.
  • Consultant specifications Essential
  • Fluency in English
  • Proactivity and adaptability
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work independently with minimal external supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent IT skills (including familiarity with Word) 
  • Expertise and experience in inclusive education
  • Report-writing expertise, including the ability to write succinctly, relevantly and clearly
  • Commitment to person-centred, context-sensitive, participatory international development
  • Desirable
  • Experience working in Zambia
  • Experience working with children with disabilities
  • Experience working with health and education systems

This is a highly varied and involved piece of work and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties and requirements. For further information please refer to the Terms of Reference.

Timeframe

The successful candidate will be offered a one-year consultancy contract, renewable annually over the course of the four-year project.

The consultancy will be part time – 20% per year (52 days) per annum.

Terms and conditions will be finalised after discussions with the consultant.

How to express your interest:

To express your interest to undertake this assignment, please complete our Expression of Interest Form and Budget Template available as you complete the application.  

As an equal opportunities employer and a Disability Confident Level 3 employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing DateMidnight (UK time) 7 February 2021

Company

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

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01444 446600
Location
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Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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