Job at Handicap International: External Consultant for Assessment on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against persons with disabilities in Rwanda (Deadline: 17 September 2017)

Job at Handicap International:  External Consultant for Assessment on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against persons with disabilities in Rwanda (Deadline: 17 September 2017)

Job at Handicap International: External Consultant for Assessment on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against persons with disabilities in Rwanda (Deadline: 17 September 2017)

Fédération Handicap International is looking for : External Consultant for Assessment on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against persons with disabilities in Rwanda
Project “Prevention and protection against Gender/Age and Disability based Violence through a community-based Mental Health approach”
Job title External Consultant
Technical field Protection, disability/Violence based on gender
Location 5 districts from the 5 provinces of Rwanda including the City of Kigali
Duration of contract Two months
Closing date for application 17th September 2017



Federation Handicap International is working in the fight against GBV since early 2011 and is currently implementing a second phase of the project “Prevention and protection against Gender/Age and Disability based Violence through a community-based Mental Health approach”which started on July 1, 2014 and will end on December 31, 2017.

The project aim is to improve the prevention and response to violence based on gender, age and disability in Rwanda, through both a community based mental health and a multisectoral service providers approach, public policy change, better access to services and empowerment of vulnerable people and communities.

The project is implemented through a co-funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Federation Handicap International.

Activities are carried out in 3 districts in partnership with 3 local NGOs (APESEK in Rutsiro, APROFAPER in Rubavu and TUMURERE in Gasabo). However, some activities are organized at national level in partnership with key Government institutions such as the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, the National Commission for Children, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, etc.

According to the fourth population and housing census of 2012, Rwanda has a population of about 10,515,973 people. The number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) aged 5 and above is about 5% (446,453 people) out of which 221,150 are males and 225,303 are females.

The Government of Rwanda has made significant progress in supporting the rights of persons with disabilities, and in ensuring their participation to the national development. After the GoR ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, various laws and sector strategies have been set up with the aim of supporting persons with disabilities. However some challenges remain especially with regard to sexual and gender based violence against Persons with Disabilities.


Persons with Disabilities are an understudied population in Rwanda in general. No studies or assessment have been conducted specifically looking at the relationship between disability and violence in Rwanda. To improve our understanding of violence among Persons with Disabilities, it is important to include all PwDs that are at increased risk for experiencing violence. Persons with Disabilities are the largest group believed to be at highest risk for violence and are least studied at this time. Therefore, our assessment proposes to reduce this gap in knowledge. Conducting assessment on violence against PwDs will enable Rwanda to develop a more comprehensive plan to tackle violence in both the general population, as well as amongst this high-risk group. Specifically, in order to fill this assessment gap, we plan to conduct an assessment of PwDs in community and in centers taking care for Children with Disabilities. It will also show the perpetrators and the predominant types of violence and how to handle them.

Scope of Work and Objectives

The main objective of the consultancy is to produce comprehensive situation analysis on sexual and gender based violence against persons with disabilities including children with disabilities in Rwanda with a focus on different forms of violence (physical, sexual, economic and emotional/psychological). This will be achieved through a participatory process aimed at gaining an in-depth understanding of the nature and extend of different forms of violence committed against persons with disability including children with disabilities in Rwanda, whether or not cases are reported and how the victims get access to services. The exercise will further propose actions to take to reduce the violence and mechanisms to protect those at risk.

Assessment age Group:

The Violence against PwDs assessment focuses on PwDs aged 7 – 60 years of age for the following reasons: firstly, it is a retrospective design in childhood, such that respondents are providing information on violence that happened across the span of their lifetime. Secondly, we recommend an upper age limit of 60 years because our timeframe of interest is childhood and adulthood.

 Specific Objectives:

  1. a) To explore the context in which physical, sexual, economic and emotional/psychological violence and neglect occurs against PwDs.
  • To determine the magnitude of sexual, economic and emotional/psychological violence against PwDs (which type of disabilities is the most exposed to violence than others).
  • To identify the perpetrators of physical, sexual, economic and emotional/ psychological violence, and the conditions under which violence occurs.
  • To identify the consequences of physical, sexual, economic and emotional/ psychological violence against PwDs
  • To determine the role of the parents, brothers and sisters, neighbours, institution, and caregivers in the context of physical, sexual, economic and emotional/ psychological violence against PwDs
  • To identify the risks and protective factors contributing to the violence against children, youth and adults with disabilities (starting from 7 years old –school going aged children).

  1. b) To analyse existing coordination mechanisms between the actors involved in physical, sexual, economic and emotional psychological violence prevention, response and monitoring activities.
  2. c) To provide suggestions about the services that can be utilized by victims and existing protective mechanisms.
  3. d) To provide recommendations for the next steps and future actions to take.


The assessment shall be conducted in five sectors selected from 5 districts from the 5 provinces of Rwanda including the City of Kigali.



The assessment will be conducted in a participatory manner using a combination of information gathering methods. These include but are not restricted to: round-table discussions, key informants interviews, people with disability consultation through focus group discussions, etc.

The participatory approach will also be utilized by use of questionnaires and by sharing draft versions for inputs. Throughout the assessment process, there will be continuous consultations between the Consultant and the steering committee (which will be composed by technical staff from HI, NCPD, MIGEPROF and NCC).

The assessment will also involve a number of methods and approaches such as:

  1. Interviews and discussions with relevant field staff.
  2. Interviews and discussions with persons with disabilities.
  3. Interviews and discussions with relevant local authorities as well as local actors in the fight against SGBV.


Consultancy Period

The assessment process is expected to start end September 2017 and to cover a maximum period of two months including the preparation and submission of final report. The inception report prepared by the consultant should have a proposed breakdown indicating how the various tasks will be allocated within the optimum period.



  1. Inception report detailing consultant’s understanding and interpretation of the TORs (approximately 10 pages) with a detailed action plan.
  2. Tools for data collection (the proposed tools will be reviewed and tested).
  3. Draft report (approximately 30 to 40 pages excluding annexes) presented in the pre-validation workshop.
  4. Final report and final data base of all gathered information and statistics.
  5. Summary Report of the assessment (approximately 10 to 20 pages excluding annexes). The summary report will focus on key findings, lessons learnt and suggestions emerged during the assessment.


Profile for the Consultant(s)

  • Individual Consultant or a Group of Consultants working together under supervision and coordination by a team leader.
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in social sciences, gender studies, peace building or other relevant fields.

  • Experience in child protection; good understanding of child friendly assessment tools.
  • Strong experience in qualitative and quantitative information/data collection. Experience in disability sector within Rwanda would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience in conducting participative evaluation/assessment with development organizations.
  • Good communication skills, including strong written and speaking English.
  • Ability to provide high quality assessment/evaluation reports and planning documents in English.


Offer requirements

The consultants who meet the requirements are invited to submit their offers comprising the following documents:

  • A technical proposal (maximum 10 pages) which includes:
    • A suitability statement and commitment to availability for the entire assignment.
    • A brief statement of the proposed methodology.
    • A detailed action plan within the proposed timeframe.
    • Description of the consultant(s) including an outline of the consultant recent experience on similar activity.
    • Contact details of 2 organizations that have recently contracted the consultant(s) to carry out a similar consultancy with certificates of good completion.
    • The proposal should be accompanied by relevant documents to justify the consultant(s) experience and qualifications including the updated curriculum vitae that clearly spell out his/her qualifications and experience.
    • Provide clearance certificate from Rwanda Revenue Authority and Rwanda Social Security Board.
    • Provide registration certificate from Rwanda Development Board.
  • A detailed financial proposal.

Offer submission

Interested individual or consultancy firms are expected to submit a detailed proposal with the following components: technical documentfinancial documentapplication letter, academic certificatesCV of the consultant or the team leader if the applicant has a company, previous contracts or subcontracts that justify the applicant’s past experience and Photocopies of identity card in sealed envelopes.

By 17th September 2017, at 12:00 pm local time please send a proposal to the HI Country Director, on the address below:

  • FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, KK 15 Rd / KK 10 Ave, Kicukiro IMELA House, Kigali city, B.P. 747 Kigali.
  • Or by e-mail: [email protected]  with subject: CONSASGBV-MH-HI-201709

Kigali, 8th September 2017

Jean François MICHEL
Directeur de programme


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