Call for consultants to Deliver a session on Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities among non disability-rights organisations

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Session on mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities among the civil society **


IM is a Swedish NGO committed to empowering civil society, catalysing profound societal change towards equality and democracy, as a feminist and anti-racist change agent. We base our work on a rights-based approach and we work with Social Inclusion, Economic Inclusion, Capacity of Civil Society, and Enabling Space for Civil Society. **

IM sees and reacts to injustice in the world. Our primary mission is to fight poverty and exclusion and contribute to lasting change for individuals in particularly vulnerable situations. We do this through social and economic inclusion and by giving the right holders the opportunity to raise their voices. We believe a strong civil presence is the key for a democratic society. All projects are implemented in close collaboration with local partner organisations.**

IM has been working in the Middle East since the late 1960s in the area of intellectual disability. At present IM Middle East works with partners in Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon to achieve 4 priorities; Social Inclusion, Economic Inclusion, Ensured Civic Space, and Strong Civil society.

In Jordan, the main target groups of IM’s work are young women, persons with disabilities, and civil society organizations.

Rationale and purpose

As per IM’s strategic Priority ‘Strong Civil Society’ and IM’s role as a Capacity Developer to its partners, IM aims at contributing to having a more trusted, appreciated, and influential civil society among the various communities/societies. Building a more trusted, appreciated, and influential civil society requires an increased understanding and involvement of rights holders in the strategic and operational processes of the civil society.

Rights of persons with disabilities in specific are not prioritized within organizations and are not mainstreamed, which causes violations against persons with disabilities regardless of the mandate of the organization. This session aims at introducing organizations that don’t necessarily work directly with persons with disabilities to tools of mainstreaming in which enhance their rights-based approach, specifically participation and non-discrimination.


  • Introduce organizations not working for the rights of persons with disabilities directly to the concept of mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities, strategically and operationally

  • Design a template for mainstreaming rights of persons with disabilities Action Plan for non-disability organizations

  • Enhance the quality of programming within partner organizations taking into consideration mainstreaming rights of persons with disabilities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Partner Organizations will have a clearer understanding of mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities while not necessarily being specialized in working for the rights of PwDs

  • Partner Organizations will be able to include mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities in their strategies and annual operational plans


  • Introductory reading material for participants on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

  • Design of a template for an action plan for mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities

  • Report on Observations and Recommendations for next steps

Date and location:

This session will be held online for a period in between 2-3 hours in between July and August, the final date and time will be agreed on when signing the contract within the mentioned period.


Participants will be IM Partners which include but not limited to, Civil Society Organizations, Volunteers, Rights Holders, and Stakeholders. Participants will be mainly from Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon.

Consultant’s Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in capacity building programs; and have in depth knowledge of the context in Jordan
  • Experience in participatory and interactive training and learning techniques
  • Experience in working and providing trainings in Disability Rights
  • A working Knowledge of human rights
  • Fluency in Arabic is a must
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit the following to no later than July 11th , 2020.

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Proposal including methodology

  • Financial Proposal

Applications lacking one or more of the requested documents will not be screened.