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Adventist Development and Relief Agency International


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct SCREENING, ASSESSMENT, AND INTERVENTION FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL WELLBEING FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS AND DISABILITIES IN SOMALIA.

Consultancy Objective

The objective of the assignment is to gather information for decision-making and intervention in the following four areas:

  1. Screening.
  2. Recommending intervention.
  3. Individual program planning and implementation.
  4. Progress monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Scope of Work

Assessment teams must consider the purpose of each assessment and gather initial information at the onset of the process. The following are some general considerations, which will vary depending on the purpose of the assessment.

    • What is the purpose of this assessment, or why is it being conducted (for example, screening, recommending intervention, program planning and implementation, progress monitoring, program evaluation)? – What are the characteristics of the child (for example, age, physical abilities, communication skills, temperament, delay or disability)? – Who will take the lead or coordinate the assessment (for example, early childhood special educator, physical therapist, speech–language pathologist)? – Where will the assessment sessions take place (for example, home, childcare program, classroom, playground)? – Who will be involved in the assessment (for example, parents, other family members, early childhood special educator, related service practitioners), and what roles will these individuals assume (for example, facilitator, observer, assessor)? – When will the assessment sessions take place (for example, in the morning, after child’s nap)? – How will the assessment be conducted (for example, formal testing, observation, interview)? – What areas of development or content will be assessed? Will all integrated developmental domains or content areas be the focus of the assessment? – What assessment instrument(s) will be used (for example, formal test, observational checklist, play- based measure, family interview)? – How will the assessment area(s) be set up (for example, amount of space needed, equipment or materials needed)? – What skills or behaviors are important to the child’s family, and what are the family’s priorities (for example, walking, talking, social skills, eating, toileting, literacy)? – What skills or behaviors are important to the child in his or her environment (for example, communicating, toileting, turn-taking, following directions)? – What adaptations are necessary for the child to display optimal skills (for example, use of an alternative communication system, adaptive seating, assistive technology)?
  1. Deliverables

The following services and outputs are expected:

    1. Detailed work plan for undertaking the assessment.
    2. Assessment Report and Debrief on the findings
    3. Proposed intervention e.g. (type of equipment, availability, estimated price) other recommended support.
    4. Workplan on the way forward
  1. Timeframe: The assignment will be conducted over a duration of 45 days during the months of November/December 2021.

Proposals should include:

  1. Detailed description of proposed approach and methodology
  2. Projected budget – including projected travel and in-country accommodation and subsistence costs.
  3. Short overview of how the candidate (s) meets the qualifications, experience and skills requirements.
  4. Submission of Proposals

In order to achieve the objectives of the assignment, the consultant will be expected to take complete responsibility for all the activities identified in the TOR. The Technical Proposal should contain a complete description and explanation of the proposed methodology for the Assignment (work plan), timelines and any other resources that the consultant will make available to effectively execute the assignment.

The Financial Proposal should stipulate the professional fees, travel, taxes, etc for the assignment. All fee and costs are to be expressed in USD.


For full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA website Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to applications for this consultancy should be emailed to the Human Resource Manager using the email on or before COB 5th June 2023, with in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’