Call for International Cooperation consultant(s)

12 April 2019

The European Disability Forum (EDF) is seeking a consultant to assist in development of a guidance document on the role of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs) in International Cooperation, in line with the strategy ‘EDF in the World’.

The main output of the consultant will be to draft a report, which presents data and recommendations on the role of DPOs in International Cooperation based on the experience of EDF, its members and partners. The report will be disseminated widely as will be built upon in future as our knowledge in this field deepens.

The steps to develop this report include:

  • Gathering data from EDF members and partners on the role of DPOs on international cooperation. First selecting a long list of practices, and then a short list for detailed documentation;
  • Literature review of the documentation, and interviews with organisations to document the practices;
  • Preparation co-facilitation of an expert workshop (June 3rd Brussels) which will bring together experts from EDF membership and selected partners. Experts will come mainly from EDF’s expert group on international cooperation;
  • Writing a short report of the workshop;
  • Proposing the final guidance document which includes learning and recommendations.

The available budget foresees a daily rate of 350 euro and includes:

  • Preparation and running of the workshop with the EDF team- 4 days
  • Literature review, documentation and interviews to gather good practice- 15 days
  • Producing a draft report for the EDF Board and incorporating their feedback for the final report- 5 days

The consultant should send a proposal to Catherine Naughton ( by April 29th at 9 am, describing the approach that would be taken to this work and attaching a CV which demonstrates the relevant work experience on this topic. It is also possible to only apply for specific parts/elements of this consultancy.

This initiative is undertaken in cooperation with the UKAid funded ‘Disability Inclusive Development (DID)’ programme of Sightsavers, implemented with a Consortium of 11 organisations: Sightsavers, the International Disability Alliance, ADD International, BBC Media Action, BRAC, the Institute of Development Studies, Humanity & Inclusion, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Light for the World, Sense International and Social Development Direct.

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