On behalf of three Partner Organisations, Cheshire Zambia is seeking to recruit 3 projects Officers

On behalf of three Partner Organisations, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia is supporting the recruitment process of 3 Project Officers each to be stationed at the Partner Organisation. Each of the project Officers will be required to be stationed one in Lusaka at Archie Hinchcliffe Disability Intervention, another one in Kafue at Twatasha Disabled and OVC Organisation and one in Monze at Holy Family Rehabilitation Centre. The Deadline to stop receiving applications is Friday 2 October 2020. See more details about the Job Description in the link below;
PROJECT OFFICER X 3 – Job Description Advert

Seeking for Consultancy services to conduct Mid Term Evaluation of the Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSULTANCY ON THE MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE YOUTH ACTIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING OF DISABILITY RIGHTS IN ZAMBIA PROJECT.

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) is a non-profit making disability service organization. CHSZ is a member of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance operating in 54 countries across the globe. CHSZ national Office is situated in the capital OF Zambia Lusaka. The organization envisions a society in which every person with a disability can enjoy their rights and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Its mission is to enable people with disabilities (PWDs) to improve their quality of life and to campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them. CHSZ values and promotes a culture of disability inclusion, openness and self-sustenance through implementation of various projects throughout Zambia.
CHSZ seeks the services of an experienced Consultant to conduct a mid-term review of one of its projects called “Youth Actions on the Implementation and Monitoring of Disability Rights in Zimbabwe and Zambia”. Below is a brief outline of the terms of reference
Objectives of the Mid-Term Review
• Assess the status of project results and how they are being achieved with an assessment of Youth Actions project contribution/approach
• Identify factors that have facilitated and/or impeded the achievement of objectives
• Assess the relevancy, efficiency, effectiveness, coherence and sustainability of the project
• Provide implementation recommendations for the remainder of the project and measures to ensure long-term sustainability
• Document lessons learnt and best practices used so far.
Lead Consultant/s Qualifications
• The Lead Consultant/s should have at least a Master’s Degree in one of the following: Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Disability, Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Social Work and Research related fields or any other relevant qualifications.
• A proven record in delivering effective and professional evaluation results in policy advocacy projects;
• Excellent communication, analysis, writing and report presentation skills in English (Essential);
• Experience in collecting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data
Qualified, experienced and interested consultants are kindly requested to submit the following documents;
• Understanding of the Terms of Reference (ToR)
• Details of the proposed methodology
• Schedule of evaluation activities
• Proposed budget and time frame
• CV/s of lead consultant(s).
to the following email cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director P.O BOX 320059 ; by 23rd August 2020

A detailed TOR will be forwarded to only interested applicants through a formal request. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

Job Advert-Capacity Development Officer

Capicity Development Officer LF Program (3)
Cheshire Home Society of Zambia

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer
Reporting to: National Coordinator

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:

The Capacity Development Officer will support the development and implementation of the Child Empowerment Programme under Cheshire Home Society of Zambia funded by the Liliane Foundation. The Capacity Development Officer will work closely with the National Coordinator to coordinate and support capacity development activities, including designing or adapting capacity development tools, systems, assessment methodologies; and providing direct support to facilities, various levels of government, community-based organizations, and other partners around the management and delivery of Cheshire Home Society of Zambia
Essential Qualifications
• Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Work, Project Management with practical experience in implementing capacity development activities. A masters degree will be an added advantage
How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The National Coordinator P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 21st March 2020

Call for expression of interest for Consultancy

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia through Cheshire CBR programme is seeking for consultancy services to carry out an evaluation to look at the long-term viability of the project and how CBR/CBID services in Zambia can be sustainable

Cheshire Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Programme CHSZ has been implementing a CBID Programme with support from CBM (a leading International Disability and Development NGO). The CBID Programme was established in 1999 and has an administrative office in North Gate Gardens, Mandevu off Kasangula Road, Lusaka. It is active in the poor high density compounds of Lusaka (Garden, Mandevu, Chipata, Chazanga and Kabanana)

The programme follows the WHO CBR guidelines, whose matrix has five pillars that address issues for people with disabilities in Health, Education, Livelihood, Social and Empowerment domains. Rationale and context of evaluation

As CHSZ and CBM consider further development, expansion and/or redesign of the programme, it is desirable that they take stock of the efforts in the implementation of the programme through an evaluation. This is meant to assess whether the programme is delivering in line with CBID principles in order to provide actionable evidence.

The overall objective of the evaluation is to measure the impact of the CBID programme on the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families in the context of Zambia since the programme was founded in 1999. It is also critical for this evaluation to look at the long-term viability of the project and how CBR/CBID services in Zambia can be sustainable
Requisite Qualifications

The consultant will be required to have the following attributes:

– Post graduate or master’s degree in the fields of social development, project management, monitoring and evaluation or public health, Development Studies, Social Policy, Disability Studies or other humanities inclusive of formal training in applied research. – Practical knowledge in understanding and assessing disability inclusive development projects. – Understanding of disability and how it relates to CBR and inclusive development, gender and poverty

– More than 5 years of experience in the field of planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation within the Public Health or development sector; – Knowledge of participatory methods in evaluations; – Strong and proven capacity in both qualitative and quantitative methods; – Excellent English speaking, writing and comprehension skills

Application requirements:

Consultants should send an Expression of Interest (EOI) including:

– Brief description of consultancy firm including CV of suggested evaluators. – Suggested methodology of carrying out the evaluation including time line. – Financial proposal, showing only professional fees. Logistic costs including hotel and meals, transport and meeting costs will be covered by the project – Full Terms of Reference can be accessed by contacting musonda.siame17@gmail.com – The EOI shall be submitted to: The Executive Director. CHSZ. Email kamima2006@yahoo.co.uk and copy the CBM Programme Manager Email: Paul.Kasoka@cbm.org and Cheshire CBID Programme Manager Email: musonda.siame17@gmail.com – You may call +260 961 670 165/+260 979 266 294/+260 977 784 971 for clarifications. All submissions should be sent by 28th February, 2020. Only complete applications will be accepted and assessed by the selection committee based on the above requirements.

Research : To empower youth with disabilities

In many developing countries the voices of youth with disabilities are not heard. As persons with
disabilities, they face multiple physical and social barriers to participate fully in society. As young
people, they are typically confronted with societal contributions to society in general. This makes the
empowerment of youth with disabilities a crucial goal to pursue. The question is, however, what is
needed for such empowerment to occur. While there is an extensive literature on empowerment, very
few studies have examined interventions targeting youth with disabilities. Drawing on evidence in
Zambia, this paper seeks to address this gap.

Click Here to open research paper.

The Cheshire Homes Society Zambia Inclusive Education comes through for Young Emmanuel Phiri

The Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia Inclusive Education Project is positively impacting the lives of more than 400 children with disabilities in Eastern Province through various intervention. The Project recently facilitated Emmanuel Phiri aged 15yrs old with physical disability and in grade 4 for surgery.

Emmanuel had an injury which caused dislocation of the bones and eventual physical disability. His family was unable to sponsor him for treatment in Lusaka due to inadequate finances. Upon being enrolled at Kabvumbe school (Petauke), the Inclusive Education Project facilitated for his travel to Lusaka and was treated at Beit Cure Hospital. Emmanuel is now ok and even able to play football with his friends.

Upon being interviewed Emmanuel Phiri indicated as follows, “I am extremely grateful to Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia for helping me to get my normal life back and I can now even play football with my friends. May God continue to bless Cheshire.”

Cheshire Homes Society Zambia has been a part of many a child / person with a disability’s life and we shall continue to be there for many more,with the help and support of all out there,those that have been with us all this while (we are eternally grateful) and those yet to come forth,the future is bright if we stand together. #leavenoonebehind

(Below are pictures of Emmanuel and friends.Starting with Before the surgery and then followed by after the surgery as he plays with friends.)

The Youth Action Project – The Youths with a disability monitor Parliamentarian debates

Last week, on the 5th of July,2019, the Youths with Disabilities attended the parliamentarian sitting. They were monitoring parliamentarian debates to assess how often motions on disability issues are raised by parliamentarians during their sittings.
The Youth Actions on the ‘Implementation and Monitoring of Disability Rights in Zambia’ Project under Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia is funded by the European Union to empower Youths with Disabilities to advocate for their rights. #nooneshouldbeleftbehind

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More on their findings and experience to be published in the next blog.

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) is seeking for the services of a legal expert (Consultant) who is well versed on disability issues in Zambia. The Consultant is required to conduct a study on policy frameworks analysis.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR LEGAL EXPERT ON POLICY ANALYSIS OF LEGAL FRAMEWORKS ON DISABILITY ISSUES IN ZAMBIA.

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) seeks the services of a legal expert who is well versed on disability issues in Zambia to conduct a study on policy frameworks analysis. Below is a brief outline of the terms of reference
ToR for study on analysis of National Policy frameworks and production of policy briefs
• Carry out an analysis of disability policy frameworks of Zambia
• Assess implementation gaps in the policy frameworks
• Inform the Youth Actions Project on cause of action
• Produce policy briefs as informed by analysis report on the following focus areas
1. Education
2. Health
3. Economic participation
4. Political participation
5. Access to Justice
Qualified, experienced and interested legal experts are kindly requested to submit the following documents;

• A technical and financial proposal including:
o The understanding of Terms of Reference (ToR)
o The time frames for :
a) production and submission of analysis report and
b) production and submission of the five policy briefs to the following kamima2006@yahoo.co.uk copying info@leonardcheshire.org.zw; patiencekanguma@yahoo.com ; by 25/06/2019.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR STUDY ON NATIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK TO MAINSTREAM DISABILITY RIGHTS IN ZAMBIA

  1. Introduction

 Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) is a non-profit making disability service organisation. CHSZ is a member of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance operating in 54 countries across the globe. CHSZ national Office is situated in the capital OF Zambia Lusaka. The organisation envisions a society in which every person with a disability can enjoy their rights and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Its mission is to enable people with disabilities (PwDs) to improve their quality of life and to campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them. CHSZ values and promotes a culture of disability inclusion, openness and self-sustenance through implementation of various projects throughout Zambia. One of the projects CHSZ implements is called Youth Actions on the Implementation and Monitoring of Disability Rights in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  1. Background to the Project, Youth Actions on the Implementation and Monitoring of Disability Rights in Zambia and Zimbabwe

The project is a tripartite partnership action being implemented in two countries involving Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) in partnership with Development Aid from People to People Zimbabwe (DAPP) and Cheshire Home Society of Zambia (CHSZ). The project seeks to address the gaps arising out of slow implementation of disability policies in Zambia and Zimbabwe which are manifesting through high poverty levels, illiteracy among others among persons with disabilities.

  1. Overall objective of the project

The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards the promotion, respect, protection and equal and full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disability in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  1. Rationale for carrying out study

Given the above background, the implementation of the project requires an analysis of the national policy frameworks to find pathways to mainstream disability rights. It is from policy analysis, that the project will identify areas that needs focus and attention. We therefore, anticipate the analysis report to guide in the production of policy briefs on education, health, economic and political participation, and access to justice for persons with disabilities.

In light of this, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) therefore seeks the services of a legal expert who is well versed on disability issues in Zambia to conduct the study. Below is a brief outline of the terms of reference

  1. ToR for study on analysis of National Policy frameworks and production of policy briefs
  • Carry out an analysis of disability policy frameworks of Zambia
  • Assess implementation gaps in the policy frameworks
  • Inform the Youth Actions Project on cause of action
  • Produce policy briefs as informed by analysis report on the following focus areas
  1. Education
  2. Health
  3. Economic participation
  4. Political participation
  5. Access to Justice

 

  1. Deliverables
  • Carry out an analysis of disability policy frameworks of Zambia
  • Assess implementation gaps in the policy frameworks
  • Inform the Youth Actions Project on cause of action
  • Produce a detailed report on the Policy Analysis
  • Produce policy briefs as informed by analysis report on the following focus areas

 What are we expecting for the report and how big etc

At the end of the exercise, the consultant should be able to give a comprehensive report including identified gaps and the report should have not more than thirty five (35) pages.

Qualified, experienced and interested legal experts are kindly requested to submit the following documents;

  • A technical and financial proposal including:
    • The understanding of Terms of Reference (ToR)
    • The time frames for a) production and submission of analysis report and
  1. b) production and submission of the five policy briefs;

To the following kamima2006@yahoo.co.uk copying info@leonardcheshire.org.zw; and patiencekanguma@yahoo.com

Learning event breaking down barriers in Lusaka, Zambia May 29 2019

Cheshire homes Society of Zambia together with its partners/donors Lilianefonds and Africa Studies Centre hosted key stakeholders for the learning event of the project called breaking down barriers with four (4) local research students from the University of Zambia. The students were able to showcase their research findings  with focus on inclusive education and Community based Rehabilitation. The lessons learnt from these researches has enabled Cheshire  Homes Society of Zambia and its key stakeholder to identify and document significant challenge/gaps in project delivery and this will help improve disability advocacy in Zambia.

During the event many key stakeholders participated this include some senior government officials, CSOs, Representatives of DPOs and representatives from our Partner Organisations, the media. During the event we also had special Guests from  Netherlands Mrs. Anneke Donker representative from Lilianefonds and Dr. Willem Elbers from Africa Studies Centre/ Leiden University who are the project leaders. Mr Thomas Mtonga lecturer from University of Zambia local coordinator of the project played a critical role as moderator for the event.

 

Looking for an Intern to support our Communication Department and to be Based at Cheshire CBR Programme

The overall task to support the organisation visibility such as creation/management of website, social media activities and support implementation of the communication strategies.

The specific Tasks for the Intern include;

  1. Contribute to creation of website and social media (facebook, twitter/whatsapp)
  2. Creating and uploading relevant articles, audio files, images/photographs and video on the website and social media
  3. Promoting the image of Cheshire CBR; branding, advertising, capture documentaries, events and campaigns
  4. Contributing to the development and execution of communications material

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills.

How to Apply: Submit your CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Programme Manager,  Cheshire CBR, P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka open applications until 4th May 2019.