TERMS OF REFERENCES
CONSULTANTCY FOR LITERATURE REVIEW ON
AT/AD SUPPORT POLICIES
The International Center (formerly known as Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation -VVAF) is an America non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. IC-VVAF established a representative office in Hanoi in 1994, and has been active in humanitarian assistance programs and development assistance continuously since that time. IC-VVAF has also addressed the consequences of war through advocacy and service programs in Vietnam for the last three decades. As a cofounder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, IC-VVAF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Now working under The International Center, IC, focuses on disability support, mine action, and mental health programs.
The Moving Without Limits Project
Under the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IC is implementing the Disability Support Project named “Moving without Limits” in the three provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh from July 2015 until September 2022. This project aims to improve the accessibility of the people with mobility impairments in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, and Binh Dinh to quality and affordable assistive devices.
Three specific objectives of the project include:
- Improved availability of quality assistive technologies/ devices (AT/AD) for people with mobility impairments in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh provinces;
- Improved capacity related to AT/AD for the health sector workforce at national and sub-national levels; and
- Improved advocacy for policies/regulations and information sharing related to AT/AD.
Context of Assignment
IC continues its efforts to advocate AT/ADs inclusion into the future revised health insurance law via cooperation and partnership with MOH, MOLISA and Vietnam Social Security (VSS). The project aims to support stakeholders with evidence, expert opinion, and consultations which cover proposed AT/AD services for informed decision of policy makers.
Purpose of the Assignment
IC is seeking for the consultancy service to conduct a literature review on National and International best practices and policies supporting the AT/AD services for people with mobility disabilities and/or general disability population. The findings of the review will focus on empirical evidence of social-economic impact when PWDs use AT and APs and a health insurance mechanism for ADs in Vietnam and developed and developing countries, especially those countries with similar economic conditions to Vietnam.
1. DUTY STATION
- Duty Station: Distant
- Duration of Assignment: June 2021 – July 2021
2. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
To conduct a desk review on national and international literature related to AT/AD and for people with mobility disabilities and/ or general disability population. The review will focus on:
- Policies and programs for AT/APs services, including financial aid/health insurance schemes and/or payment mechanism of health insurance for AT/APs in Vietnam and both developed and developing countries, especially those countries with similar economic conditions to Vietnam.
- Social – economic impact for investing in AT/ APs with empirical evidence, which may include the translation of improved health outcomes and quality of life, social inclusion via accessible education and employment outcomes, and reduction in the health and social care costs associated with impaired functioning or a stronger labour supply and industry development, etc.
3. SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant(s) would be expected to carry out the following activities
- Identify an inventory list of related national and international literature
- Draft and finalize the two national and international literature review reports.
4. SUPERVISION AND PERFORMATION EVALUATION
The consultant will work under the direct supervision and evaluation of the Project Officer with support from other project staff.
5. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT
Qualifications and Experience Required:
- Post Graduate Degree in social science, public health or relevant areas.
- At least 5 years of experience in of rehabilitation, AT/AD service delivery and/ or health insurance financing mechanism
- Experience in evidence – informed policy advocacy is an asset.
- Excellent Vietnamese writing skills
- Fluent in English
- Teamwork, professionalism, flexibility and an understanding of working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Having a vision, dedication and ability to learn, high sense of responsibility.
7. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Individual/ group of individuals interested in this job are invited to submit your technical proposal including an one page description about the issue, proposed outlines of the report, estimated working day and budget, and CVs, including references, either by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post (to The International Center, R.103-203, B3 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam).
Please state “Application for the consultancy: International/ National literature review on AT/AD support policies” in the subject line or on the envelope.
The short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for submission: by 28th June 2021.
For application submission, please contact:
- Ms. Hua Thi Thu Len – Receptionist
- Tel: (84-24) 3733 9444, ext: 9
- Email: email@example.com
For technical aspects, please contact:
- Ms. Nguyen Nhu Mai Anh – Project Officer.
- Tel: (84-24) 3733 9444, ext: 105
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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