Terms of Reference
This Ability Trust is a non-profit organization that works to advance the rights and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in Kenya. Our vision is to be a dynamic organization that facilitates the realization of a society in which the rights of women and girls with disabilities are respected and upheld, allowing them to live fully integrated lives politically, economically, and socially.
Disability statistics in Kenya have over the years recorded a significantly lower disability prevalence compared to the global 15% prevalence rate estimated by the World Health Organization. According to the 2019 census, 2.2% (0.9 million people) of Kenyans live with some form of disability. Direct comparison of disability prevalence in 2009 and 2019 is problematic due to differences in data collection methodologies, ages covered, and the size of administrative units. The 2019 census also indicates that 1.9% of men have a disability compared with 2.5% of women. The 2009 census reported 3.4% of men and 3.5% of women had a disability.Documented studies have shown that due to several causes there is a higher prevalence of disability among women than men, the increased incidence in sexual and gender based violence among women in addition to poor reproductive healthcare services and nutrition, women and girls with disabilities experience disproportionate levels of exclusion due to gender and disability.The lack of data exacerbates the invisibility of women with disabilities, and for duty bearers and policymakers- it is critical to have the right data to be able to develop the right policies and budgets. With support from UNFPA, This Ability Trust developed a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data)platform using mobile technology to collect specific data on women with disabilities, to address the lack of data, and to improvethe knowledge onthis specific population.
Long Term Goals
To increase the visibility of women with disabilities at the national and international level, by improving the quantitative curated data.
Short Term Goals
This Ability Trust would like to use the data analysis reports towards policy advocacy and inform the policy makers and duty bearers on the accurate percentage of persons with disabilities segregated into the gender segments of the country’s population.
To analyse all the registered data on HESABIKA platform and provide evidence to develop our advocacy campaigns and improve our program implementation.
- To review all the registrations done to date
- To analyse the provided data
- To develop a report with recommendations
- Periodic meetings with This Ability’s team
- Analyze data from the HESABIKA platform to establish trends and information.
- Link information derived to ongoing and future programs through the Bulk SMS solution
- Methodology for the analysis
- Report draft
- Final report with conclusions and recommendations
- Degree in Social Science and or Population Studies
- Proven experience in database analysis
- Proven knowledge of Kenyan population context
- Gender analysis skills
- Proven experience in disabilities investigations
N.B. Qualified women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This Ability Trust has zero tolerance for corruption and fraud.
This Ability Trust reserves the right to offer comparable assignments to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for this consultancy assignment which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the organization, appropriateness, and relevance to the candidate’s educational background and work experience. Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Trust has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews.
Development Initiatives 2020. Status of disability in Kenya.
S. Thompson. 2017. Disability prevalence and trends. Institute of Development Studies