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Disability Liaison Officer

Nepal

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nepal
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: Closed

Details

Mission and objectives

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation. UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity. We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Context

Since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008, disability inclusion has become a part of the human rights and the development agendas, with increased support and investment from the global community. Disability inclusion is not a new priority for UNICEF. It is included in our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and has been a growing area of work for more than a decade. UNICEF’s Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) was developed with the aim of delivering disability-inclusive support and services for children in their communities and of mainstreaming disability inclusion across every aspect of our work and our world. UNICEF Nepal is implementing model of disability screening application which eases the process of identifying and categorizing persons with disabilities. In addition, UNICEF is currently providing support to establish and strengthen 3D printed orthotics and prosthetics center to enable improved participation of children with disabilities preferably from disaster areas of Nepal. Furthermore, evidence generation and make informed to the policy makers focusing on disability related with children are also the priority area focused.

Task description

Key Responsibilities: 1. Supporting the Chief of Social Policy, being a disability secretariat for intersectoral coordination within UNICEF and lined agencies. 2. Support for the smooth implementation and monitoring of the support to establish and strengthen 3D printed orthotics and prosthetics center to enable improved participation of children with disabilities preferably from disaster areas of Nepal. 3. Support for the Disability Costing Study and track the progress of disability related task in Empowered Woman for Prosperous Nepal (EWPN) program. Detailed Job Role 1. Supporting the Chief of Social Policy, being a disability secretariat for intersectoral coordination within UNICEF. a. Prepare agenda, set priorities for the meetings, communicate to disability task force, and log the progress. b. Map the sectoral indicators, mainstream activity, linked activity to disability of the CPAP (2023-2027) and prepare the consolidated workplan. c. Management of disability related knowledge event and products. d. Prepare “Spotlight” of disability related evidence on monthly basis. 2. Support for the smooth implementation and monitoring of the support to establish and strengthen 3D printed orthotics and prosthetics center to enable improved participation of children with disabilities preferably from disaster areas of Nepal. a. Collaborate with the implementing partners for the smooth implementation of the activity. b. Prepare periodic monitoring reports and ensure partners have maintain the database of the beneficiaries up to date. c. Conduct accessibility assessments and recommend improvements to ensure facilities, programs, and services are inclusive and accessible to individuals with disabilities. d. Monitor the field implemented activities such as use of disability screening application, screening camps, trainings as per the requirement. 4. Support for the Disability Costing Study a. Literatures review on disability related costing study in Nepal b. Ensure the agency, carried out the field implementation activity as per the protocol designed. c. Review the tools developed and help in pilot testing of the tools. d. Conduct KII interview and Focus Group Discussion if required. e. Liase with the government counterparts for organizing the meetings and events. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. • The Disability Liaison officer will collaborate with the UNICEF Chief of Social Policy Governance and Evidence, Evaluation Specialist, and Data and Evidence Officer. • Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment. • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in, and capacities developed.

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