• Technical Expert, Disability Programming

    Job Locations NP-Kathmandu
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Contract (STTA Consultant)
  • Overview

    CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

     

    CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture, and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and medical research. 

     

    In support of USAID/Nepal’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity, implemented by CAMRIS, we seek a technical expert to lead an upcoming assessment of the use of an early detection of disabilities tool developed under USAID/Nepal’s Reading for All program. The purpose of the assessment is to provide quality assurance while determining whether the early detection tool use to detect and diagnose disabilities in an educational context was understood by head teachers/teachers and whether the early detection tool correctly identified students with a functional limitation.

     

    Activities for the assessment will include following up with students identified as having a functional limitation (“much difficulty” and above) and conducting Government of Nepal-approved eye or hearing examinations. The assessment also will hold key informant interviews with head teacher/teachers who received support from the Reading for All program on how they used the early detection tool. The assessment will require writing up a short report. 

    Responsibilities

    • Lead or support an assessment of the use of an early detection tool, gathering data through observation, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews.
    • Provide expert analysis for assessment.
    • Guide another local team member in the process of assessing the tool's use.
    • Code and analyze qualitative data.
    • Present findings to the USAID/Nepal Mission and implementing partner.
    • Draft a short assessment report.

     

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in public health, social work, or another field related to disabilities programming.
    • At least 7 to 10 years of experience in disabilities programming, with at least five years of experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating/assessing disability programs.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, with extensive report writing experience.
    • Experience working in Nepal or South Asia is preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host country government officials and other stakeholders.

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