Terms of Reference (TOR) to develop Awareness Raising Materials on Rehabilitation

                            

Background

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is legally registered non-governmental organization (NGO) under the institutional enrollment act of Nepal. It is the national umbrella body of persons with disabilities, represents more than three hundreds thirty member organizations working for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities across the country. As the nongovernmental and non-profitable organization NFDN has been leading disability rights movements in Nepal since 1993 through its working strategies – Advocacy, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Networking & Collaboration. NFDN is implementing a project namely “Rehabilitation Activity Project focusing to all seven province” in partnership with Handicap International (HI). This project has set goals to improve the mobility and functional independence of conflict-affected civilians and women, men, girls and boys in need of health related rehabilitation in Nepal, through the establishment of a sustainable integrated, public-private rehabilitation system.

The epidemiological transition of communicable disease to non-communicable disease increased the prevalence rate of impairments and further disability and thus increases the need for health related rehabilitation services throughout the life cycle. In Nepal, Disability and rehabilitation programs are implemented by Epidemiology and Disease Control Division/ Leprosy Control And Disability Management Section (EDCD)/(LCDMS)  under Ministry of Health and Population. LCDMS as a focal unit for disability and rehabilitation has developed different policies, strategic documents, rehabilitation protocols, guidelines and also has integrated rehabilitation activities for fiscal year 2020-21. In the context where the rehabilitation needs are increasing there is still lack in documents related to awareness raising for rehabilitation. Therefore, with an objective to increase an awareness about health related rehabilitation services NFDN is going to develop awareness raising materials to empower the relevant stakeholders for strengthening their knowledge and to impart the sense of uniformity for the understanding of the notion of rehabilitation along the importance of the rehabilitation services for all population including the all types of disabilities in Nepal.   As a system strengthening approach and to fulfill the need of developing awareness raising materials, NFDN in close coordination with LCDMS and National Health, Education Information and Communication center (NHEICC) will develop the awareness raising materials”. In order to develop national level awareness raising materials endorsement from NHEICC is required. The awareness raising toolkit will be developed in form of booklet/brochure, Standard PowerPoint presentation and video.

Objective of the ToR

This TOR has been developed to hire consultant for developing the awareness raising materials for health related rehabilitation.

Goals of awareness raising materials

  • To ensure uniformity for the understanding of the notion of rehabilitation along the importance of the rehabilitation services for all population including the all types of disability categories in Nepal
  • To impart sense of ownership from government authorities.

1. Assignment title

Develop awareness raising materials for health related rehabilitation for all population including people with disabilities

2. Scope of the assignment

The scope of work for the consultant is to develop the awareness raising materials for health related rehabilitation for all population including people with disabilities.

Note: Consultant will develop TOR by referring the layout provided.

3. Key responsibilities of consultant

The main objective of this assignment is to contribute propagating the uniform, accessible, simplified and context friendly awareness raising materials on health related rehabilitation.

  • Coordinate with NFDN to develop plan of action/ work plan to accomplish the task of developing awareness raising materials
  • Present plan of action/work plan to LCDMS, NHEICC in close coordination with NFDN
  • Lead the core working group meetings at LCDMS and NHEICC
  • Develop context friendly contents of awareness raising materials for rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and all population with reference to
        • Evidence-based information from the WHO rehabilitation 2030 guide for actions and its companion
        • National level diary on rehabilitation and disability developed by LCDMS
        • Advocacy toolkit for rehabilitation for all including people with disabilities
  • share the draft materials with core working group
  • Booklet guiding the intended audience to provide the clear picture for rehabilitation ( Including more pictures from rehabilitation center)
  • Three Power point presentations to support orientation of rehabilitation in each administrative level; local, provincial and federal- Master presentation
  • 5 to 2 minute video clip on rehabilitation based on the WHO standard video, https://youtu.be/a8uaRziXruc
  • Incorporate relevant feedback and suggestions received from core working group, in the drafts of awareness raising materials.
  • Finalize awareness raising material incorporating all the feedback and share it to LCDMS, NHIECC and NFDN
  • Facilitate the meeting for the endorsement of awareness raising materials from National Health Education Information and  Communication Center in close coordination with LCDMS

3  Methodology

To develop the awareness raising material, the consultant will apply the relevant based on the explanations given in the scope of work. The consultant may recommend better methodology and tools not limiting to the following:

  • Desk review of rehabilitation related documents
  • Meetings

4.Key Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected from the consultant in due process of the assignment:

  • Work plan/ plan of action  shared and validated  by LCDMS, NFDN
  • 1st draft of awareness raising materials in Nepali language  after the core group meeting at LCDMS
  • 2nd draft of awareness raising materials in Nepali language after the core group meeting at LCDMS
  • Final copies of awareness raising materials after endorsement from NHEICC

5. Keys questions to be answered

The final materials should clearly articulate the answer for following minimum set of questions on rehabilitation, based on the available national and international evidences

  • What is health related rehabilitation?
  • Why rehabilitation is public health issue?
  • Rehabilitation in different setting- Rehabilitation Pyramid concept
  • How to facilitate rehabilitation planning in different level- Federal, Provincial, municipal
  • Who are the consumers of rehabilitation?
  • What is assistive device?
  • What are the mechanism to deliver assistive devices
  • How rehabilitation relates to UNCRPD, sustainable development goals and Universal Health Coverage?
  • Who delivers it from what level?

6. Proposed Layout

The structure of final tool kit package should at least contain the following elements:

Name of the Materials Contents Details
Booklet Booklet guiding the intended audience to provide the clear picture for rehabilitation ( Including more pictures from rehabilitation center) – maximum 15 pages
Power Point Presentations To support orientation of rehabilitation in each administrative level; local, provincial and federal- Master presentation- 3 standard PPT

 

 Video Clip

 

1.5 to 2 minute video clip on rehabilitation based on the WHO standard video, https://youtu.be/a8uaRziXruc

 

Note: All the materials should follow the standard norms so that people with disabilities could benefit from the materials. Likewise, video on rehabilitation should have provision of the sign language translation at its corner.

7  Estimated working days

  • 25 days
  • Work schedule—- add the information forming a timeline

8 Qualifications and experience of the consultant

The consultant(s) should have the following qualification and experiences:

  • Experience and knowledge in public health, disability and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Experience of more than 5 years in rehabilitation and disability sector
  • Proven experience and knowledge in making rehabilitation related IEC materials research/publication
  • Previous experience of developing rehabilitation related documents for MoHP and its entities
  • Familiar with working approach of LCDMS and its technical committee / core working committee
  • Having good knowledge on the health related rehabilitation for all population including persons with disabilities
  • Having good experience and knowledge on designing awareness materials IEC/BCC/Manuals
  • Fluency in Nepali and English, both written and spoken.
  • Advance user of Microsoft words, power points and excel.

9 Ethical and Child Protection and gender related Statements

Child protection is a term used to describe the responsibilities and activities undertaken to prevent or to stop children being abused or ill-treated. It is NFDN’s duty and responsibility to reduce the risks of abuse to the children who we have contact with and keep them safe from harm. NFDN’s Child Protection Policy framework to protect children and gender policy promotes the rights of men & women for equality who come into contact with NFDN employees, volunteers, vendor and individuals, including consultants, who are working on behalf of NFDN.

The consultant should include statements in the proposal on how he or she will ensure gender and child protection during the assignment. The consultant is expected to take consent of before taking photographs and ask if their photographs could be used in report. Such consent must be documented and submitted to National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) along with the final report.

10. Supervision

The project coordinator of NFDN will supervise during the process. Project Coordinator of Rehabilitation project will be contact person for coordinating work. National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) relevant staff will accompany with the external consultant to ensure the work.

11. Cost of Payment

All the travel, meetings and accommodation cost needed for the consultancy will be covered by NFDN. The consultant is only requested to submit their financial proposal of consultancy fees for 25 days including all applicable taxes according to the law of land.

12 Intended Users

The intended users of the final tool kit are National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN), Disabled Person’s Organization (DPOs), and rehabilitation service providers, professional association in rehabilitation, civil society organizations, and government agencies in all levels, NFDN’s provincial offices, INGOs and bilateral partners in development.

The documents required to be submitted by the consultant for the application are as follows;

  1.  Proposal and Methodology
  2. Updated company profile with related work experience, competency & capacity
  3. Firm Registration & Renewal certificate
  4. Latest Tax clearance certificate/VAT Registration Certificate
  5. Updated bio-data (resume).
  6.  Financial Proposal

Note: We would like to inform the interested and qualified consultants to submit the required documents during the office hours by 10th November, 2021 to the Project Office of the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal at Ratopul, Kathmandu or email at  pcir@nfdn.org.np.