Consultancy service for literature review on AD/AT support policies
The International Center (formerly known as Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation -VVAF) is a humanitarian organization that has 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 The International Center (IC) focuses on disability support, landmine removal, 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. The project aims to improve people with disability’s access to quality assistive technologies or devices (AD/AT) in the target provinces, thus enhancing their independence in activities of daily living and participation in social activities
Three specific objectives include:
- Improved availability of quality assistive technologies/devices (AT/AD) for people with mobility impairments in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh;
- Improved capacity for the health sector workforce at the national and sub-national levels,
- 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 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 both developed and developing countries, especially those countries with similar economic conditions to Vietnam.
1. DUTY STATION
- Duty Station: Distant
- Duration of Assignment: April 2021 – May 2021
2. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
To conduct a desk review on 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 countries 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 AND DELIVERABLE
The consultant(s) would be expected to carry out the following activities
- Identify an inventory list of related international literature
- Draft and finalize the literature review report.
1. Work with the project team to clarify the expectations and scope of the literature review
|Expectations and scope of the literature review agreed Themes of the report agreed||May 2021|
2. Research on related international literature on health insurance for AP
A list of policies and laws on health insurance for APs from different countries.
3. Draft the detail outlines and the report of the literature review
Draft outlines of the literature review approvedDraft report of the literature review
4. Presentation of the report of the literature review with project staff
|Presentation of the literature review Inputs for the literature review with project staff||June 2021|
5. Finalize the report of the literature review
|Report of the literature review approved||June 2021|
4. SUPERVISION AND PEFORMANCE EVALUATION:
The consultant will work under the direct supervision and evaluation of the Project Officer with support from other project staff.
5. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications and Experience Required:
- Post Graduate Degree in social science, public health or relevant areas.
- At least 5 years of experience in rehabilitation, AT/AD service delivery and/ or health insurance financing mechanism
- Experience in evidence–informed policy advocacy is an asset.
- Excellent 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
Individual/ group of individuals/ firms interested in this are invited to submit your proposed methodology, report themes and CVs in English, 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 _ position” in the subject line or on the envelope. The short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for submission: by 30th April 2021
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