Consultancy for Review of the Law on Disabilities

Terms of References

Review of the Law on Disabilities

A. BACKGROUND

The International Center (formerly known as Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation -VVAF) is an US based 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.  Since then, IC-VVAF focuses on disability support, mine action, and mental health programs.

Under the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IC-VVAF 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 to 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. The overall goal of the program is to promote social inclusion for people with mobility disability through provision of assistive technology (AT) services.

With the commitment to support Government of Vietnam in enforcing the rights of persons with disabilities to full inclusion of Vietnamese with disabilities into society, IC-VVAF is seeking for consultancy service to conduct a review of the Vietnam National Law on Disability to advocate for a comprehensive rehabilitation services for greater independence of persons with disabilities, particularly in the area of accessibility to assistive devices and technologies followed the Article 26 of the United Nation Convention on the right of Persons with Disabilities.

B. KEY EXPECTED DELIVERABLES  

The review will be focusing on the Vietnam’s policy and the implementation of the Law on Disabilities in project provinces:

The consultancy service is expected to deliver the followings:

  • A report presenting findings on review on existing policy and legal framework on disability and assistive technology for persons with disabilities.
  • A report presenting the impact of the law enforcement of the National Law on Disability with regard to assistive technology for persons with disabilities. The review of the enforcement include field assessment in the selected provinces.
  • Reports present the recommendations for revision of the Law with a framework for AT service delivery.

C. TIMEFRAME

The length of the consultancy service will be discussed and agreed by the consultant and IC management,

The survey should be started as soon as possible.

D. SUPERVISION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Policy team leader, with support and evaluation of IC-VVAF program Director.

E. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Post Graduated Degree in social science, social policy, development, rehabilitation or related areas.
  • Proven excellent experience in policy development, particularly in the area of Disabilities.  

Language requirements:

  • Excellent Vietnamese writing skills
  • Proficiency in English

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Individual/ group of individuals/ firm interested in this job are invited to submit your technical proposal and CVs in English separately, including references, either by email (to icvietnam@theintlcenter.org ) or by post (to The International Center, Room 103-203, B3 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam).

Please state “Application for IC Review of Assistive Technology Service Delivery” in the subject line or on the envelop. The short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Deadline for submission: by COB 6th August 2021.
  • Detailed of the review can be obtained via email, following the email provided below.
  • For further information, please contact: Ms. Hua Thi Thu Len – Receptionist o   Tel: (84-24) 3733 9444, ext: 9 o   Email: icvietnam@theintlcenter.org
Job Details
Organisation Name: IC-VVAF
Location: Vietnam
Application Deadline: Fri, 2021-08-06

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