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Disability rights learning exchange consultant


The Commonwealth Foundation is the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society. We support people’s participation in democracy and development.

The Foundation is seeking a qualified consultant to co-design and co-facilitate a learning exchange for Commonwealth Foundation partners as outlined in the attached terms of reference.

The working title of the exchange is: Accountable governance for people with disabilities.

We expect the time required for this contract to be 16 days including 8.5 days planning and in design and 7.5 days in India on location (including 4 days facilitation of the learning exchange workshop).

Suitable consultants should submit a CV and cover letter (covering letter to a maximum 2 sides of A4) no later than the closing date: 9am GMT on Monday 14 October. Cover letters must outline how the candidate meets the person specifications, your proposed delivery approach and level of effort based on the terms of reference.  Please ensure you include corresponding fees.

If CV and letter are received after the closing date and time, or if it is incomplete, we are not able to consider your application.

Candidates who are currently based either in India or the South East Asian region will be favourably considered.


The Commonwealth Foundation supports projects across a number of Commonwealth countries that strengthen less-heard civic voices to engage in approaches that will hold governments to account on their commitments through civic voice participation in policy processes and influencing public discourse. The integration of gender and its intersectionality is a cross-cutting outcome.

Projects across a number of Commonwealth countries focus on the rights and needs of people with disabilities (PwDs) and strengthening of disabled people’s organisations (DPOs). Accountable governance for PwDs is consistent with the Foundation’s focus on supporting the engagement of ‘less-heard’ civic voices in governance and therefore important for the delivery of its programme and its theory of change.

The learning exchange

Learning and south to south exchange is central to the Foundation’s 2017-2021 programme. The exchange will allow participants to engage with and learn from the knowledge and experiences of other practitioners and resource persons on strengthening less-heard civic voices and accountable governance for PwDs.

Person specifications

  • Track record of participatory methodologies in designing and facilitating learning exchanges and/or workshops
  • Extensive experience working on civil society engagement in decision-making processes and accountable and transparent governance approaches
  • Experience working on disability issues in India
  • Knowledge and experience in integrating gender and its intersectionality in projects and programmes
Download terms of reference - Facilitator for disability learning exchange
Deadline for applications
14 October 2019 9am BST

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