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We are looking for a team to undertake a Gap Analysis that will help identify the evidence gaps, priorities, and opportunities for innovation and research to enable the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian response. 

The selected candidate will produce a highly engaging, accessible and adaptable Gap Analysis report, and will deliver an effective approach to dissemination and uptake of the findings.

This deliverable will help identify high priority ‘problem statements’, clear opportunities for innovation and research, and inform and engage the sector around the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian response.

BACKGROUND

Our strategy includes a commitment to the inclusion of marginalised and excluded population groups within humanitarian response. As part of this commitment, we have developed a new focus area on Disability and Older Age Inclusion (DOAI), guided by a dedicated Technical Working Group (TWG) to provide expert steer and support uptake and adoption of good practice based on what works.

Our new DOAI focus area will explore the barriers to and support opportunities for the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian response. We believe humanitarian innovation has much to contribute to this agenda and to generating a more effective and inclusive humanitarian response.

We are commissioning this Gap Analysis to be a foundational tool that will guide our future funding and activities through our programmes, and bring value to our Technical Working Groups and the wider humanitarian sector as a stand-alone resource. The findings of the Gap Analysis will directly contribute to the focus and approach of our 2020 Innovation Challenges and beyond; and the deliverables should be appropriate in both timing and content to support that.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The aim of the Gap Analysis is:

To help identify the evidence gaps, priorities and opportunities for innovation and research to enable the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian response.

Through an approach that:

  • Employs a range of ethical, robust and quality primary and secondary research methods to generate a systematic and comprehensive assessment of the humanitarian sector;
  • Convenes a steering group of relevant actors to guide and validate the approach for the entirety of work;
  • Recognises and explores the intersections between disability and older age;
  • Builds on existing evidence and activity, and avoids duplication;
  • Produces a highly engaging, accessible and adaptable Gap Analysis report and potential complementary outputs, and delivers an effective approach to dissemination and driving uptake of the Gap Analysis findings, in collaboration with us.

In order to achieve:

  1. Identify and present a set of well-evidenced, high priority ‘problem statements’ with regard to the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian response;
  2. Identify and present clear opportunities for innovation and research to address the problem statements identified, indicating those which we are best positioned to address;
  3. Inform and engage the sector around opportunities for the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian action.

Terms of Reference

Find out more information in the full Terms of Reference.

Timeline

We expect work to begin in mid-August 2019 with a 6-week inception period to discuss and refine the methodological approach in collaboration with us. All work should be completed by June 2020.

Budget

The budget submitted to us should be broken down by activity and with any allocations for individual team members shown clearly. Expenses and travel costs should be shown separately. The amount should be inclusive of travel, expenses and VAT.

How to Apply

The application deadline is 23:59 GMT on 24 July 2019.

Submit applications to hif@elrha.org for the attention of Sophie Van Eetvelt. Applications should be in English and should include:

  • Concise summary of team and demonstration of suitability and relevant experience, including details of partnerships and organisations involved (maximum 3 pages);
  • Proposed method, outputs, time frame and work plan (can be indicative);
  • Proposed budget broken down by activity and including allocations for individual team members;
  • Examples of reports or other materials produced on DOAI interventions in humanitarian action (attach as links or appendices);
  • Maximum number of pages for applications is 10 (exclusive of appendices for relevant example work).

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