Duration:Up to 16 days between March and April 2019

Location: Travel to WFD’s office in London is not required


WFD is commissioning the services of an expert to enable WFD’s partners in parliaments, regional and local governments, political parties and civil society organisations worldwide to apply an inclusive approach to their budgeting and policy development processes.

As part of both our 2017-2020 strategy and our role in the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy, WFD is working with governing institutions to help strengthen their internal capacity to engage in inclusive budgeting and policy-making. These efforts are also linked to WFD’s commitment at the 2018 Disability Summit to cultivate inclusive political environments that both invite and support the participation and leadership of people with disabilities through political parties, parliaments and civil society organisations better able to understand their lived experiences and better able to design, deliver and enforce policies that invest in the best possible outcomes for people with disabilities

The consultation will work with WFD’s inclusion advisor and relevant country programme teams to create and deliver learning and resource materials for governing bodies with responsibility for public service delivery to support the equal citizenship of persons with disabilities. The materials will also be used to engender stronger engagement with and by disabled persons organisations in the budget and policy-making processes.

The consultant must have extensive experience related to equality and inclusion, ideally in a legislative or policy context and demonstrated experience in training and adult learning or in creating greater understanding of disability equality to non-expert audiences.

For more information and deals of the position, please refer to the Terms of Reference.


Submission Requirements
Submissions should include: CV(s) of proposed consultant(s). Description of the proposed methodology or approach to creating learning materials around the four themes. Proposed activity plan, clearly linking consultancy days and other costs to activities. Two examples of previous similar work. Projected costs or budget, including fees and any anticipated expenses.

Submissions will be assessed based on: The level of demonstrated technical expertise in gender analysis. The quality of materials submitted as examples. Experience with and understanding of legislative and policy development processes. The extent to which projected costs match value for money standards.

Bids should be submitted by Monday, 11 March 2019 by 17:00 GMT. Successful applicants will be contacted later that week for further discussion and possibly an online interview.

For more information or to submit a proposal for this project, please contact Shannon O’Connell, Senior Advisor for Gender, Inclusion and Politics, Shannon.OConnell@wfd.org. No phone calls please