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Directive from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in COVID-19 response program.
CDD is pleased to share the Directive of the Ministry of Disaster Management (MoDMR) on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in COVID-19 response program. This has been issued today the 9th of April 2020. It is directed to all District Commissioners of Bangladesh.
CDD is very happy to be part of this initiative as a member of the Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Management Task Force, facilitated by MoDMR.
We hereby request all of our colleagues and friends to circulate it widely so that persons with disabilities are included in COVID-19 response programmes.

  • The directive of MoDMR calls to:-
    1. Include all at risk persons with disabilities within COVID-19 relief programmes.
    2. Deliver relief materials to the homes of persons with disabilities.
    3. Make awareness messages disability inclusive.
    4. Provide psycho-social support to families so that they are not anxious and when necessary they can call 333 or 16263 to seek advice.
    5. Collect, maintain and report with Sex-Age and Disability Disaggregated Data
    6. Engage Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and Organizations working on disability issues with humanitarian assistance programmes.

The MoDMR also requests concerned authorities to implement the directives and provide reports on a regular basis to the ministry.

CDD would like to express its gratitude to Ms. Saima Hossain, Chief Advisor of Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Management Task Force, Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman MP, State Minister for Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) & President, Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Management Task Force and Md. Shah Kamal, Senior Secretary MoDMR and Member Secretary, Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Management Task Force, for taking this initiative.

On behalf of CDD,

A.H.M. Noman Khan
Executive Director

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Vacancy

01

Job Context
  • The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. CDD simultaneously builds technical capacities of the development stakeholders and the communities in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation and other supports.
  • CDD is one of the most renowned organizations in the field of disability-inclusive development. CDD`s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable, and respectable work environment.
  • The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to its Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.
  • Since November 2017, CDD in partnership with CBM is implementing humanitarian response for the Rohingyas and Host Communities in Ukhia, Cox`s Bazar. As per operational strategy 2020-22, the current key activities of the response consist of (1) the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services, (2) running of a Therapy Corner to provide rehabilitation and other related services for the Children with severe impairments, and (3) technical support to mainstream organizations, advocacy with sectors to include persons with disabilities in the humanitarian action.
Job Responsibilities
  • Job Summary:
  • The Human Resource Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) Unit, including hiring and interviewing staff, coordinating induction, training, performance management & development of staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing CDD’s related policies and practices (e.g., HR Policy, Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Policies). The Human Resource Manager will also oversee the Administrative and Procurement work through direct supervising the Admin Officer and Procurement & Logistics Officer.
  • Duties/ Responsibilities:
  • HR Strategy
  • Assist in the regular review, contextualisation and roll-out of HR policies, and employment policies and procedures in compliance with CDD’s standards, evolving national labor law and policies, and local Administration Policies and Guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, assist in the development of the Human Resource Plan, including staff recruitment plan in an efficient and timely manner in consultation with respective managers and Focal-Rohingya Response.
  • Ensure the consistent implementation of HR and Administration Policies and Procedures across the program.
  • Recruitment
  • Ensure the staff hiring process is conducted transparently, timely, and efficiently in compliance with CDD’s policies and National Labor Law & Cox’s Bazar Local Administration.
  • In consultation with the Program Manager and Finance Manager at Cox’s Level and with the Focal-Rohingya Response, determine salaries for selected candidates and prepare employment offers.
  • Ensure pre-employment requirements are submitted.
  • Open personnel file with related documentation for new staff as per the HR checklist. Ensure that all staff has undergone proper orientation & induction.
  • Maintain and regularly update the HR Directory with the necessary staff details.
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Provides support related to developing and updating job descriptions in consultation with respective line managers.
  • Provides support to develop staff skills and capabilities.
  • Monitor employee performance and coordinate with relevant staff to ensure employee performance evaluations are carried out on time and communicated to the respective staff.
  • Compensation, Benefits and Performance Evaluation
  • Ensure the timely and efficient payroll preparation (e.g., number of working days, benefits)
  • Ensure the proper tracking of leave. Review compensation and benefits package at regular intervals in collaboration with Accounts & Management Team.
  • Support with salary scale assessments on an annual basis to ensure CDD’s salary package is fair, consistent, and competitive.
  • Employee Relations
  • Ensure the timely processing of the new contract, contract extension, staff transfer, promotions, and other status changes.
  • Manage processes related to disciplinary actions, staff separation, and termination.
  • Prompt respond to all queries and requests from the employees.
  • Ensure that employees’ files are auditable in real-time as per Organizational and relevant donors’ requirements.
  • Training
  • Coordinate staff training and development.
  • Assist in team-building practices and activities to promote team-work.
  • Put in place a training and development plan in coordination with management and the finance team.
  • Administrative and Procurement work Supervision:
  • Ensure maintaining proper documentation for all administrative and procurement-related work, including but not limited to office space deed, price quotations, and TORs.
  • Maintaining inventory of office equipment and facilities, including vehicles and random inspection of the office facility and equipment maintenance work.
  • Supervision support to the Administrative Officer, whose responsibilities for facility management (e.g., security), managing support staff, managing hotel reservations, venue reservation for training and meetings, and communicating with the related government and non-government agencies.
  • Supervision support to the Procurement & Logistics Officer’s work.
Employment Status

Full-time

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor`s and Master`s degree from a recognized and reputed university, preferably major in HR/professional qualification: PGDHRM.
  • At least five years of progressive full-time employment in a similar position, preferably in the nonprofit/NGO sector (emergency response context would be an advantage) with at least one year in an HR supervisory/management position.
  • Experience of developing and implementing HR policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Bangladesh Labor Law and NGO/INGO best practices in human resource management, compensation, and benefits.
  • Strong understanding of HR and OD practices and group processes and dynamics.
  • Previous experience of staff supervision and capacity building.
  • Direct experience in coordinating large scale recruitment and handling HR issues of over 150 employees.
  • Skills Required: Ability to Work Under Pressure, Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    Administrative, Human Resource, Management, and Leadership
  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
    NGO, Development Agency
Additional Requirements
  • Age 28 to 40 years
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply
  • Excellent verbal and written (analytical) communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivation to learn on the job and to Continuous Professional Development.
  • Result oriented.
  • Respect for human and cultural diversity.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodation will be ensured for individuals with disabilities.
  • Periodic Field Visit in the Rohingya Camp and Host Community Project Locations. Reasonable accommodation will be ensured for individuals with disabilities.
  • Need-based work during weekends, when essential.
Job Location

Cox’s Bazar (Ukhia)

Salary
  • Tk. 110000 – 115000 (Monthly)
  • Prorata basis festival allowances
Compensation & Other Benefits
  • Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
Job Summary

Published on: 8 Jul 2020

Vacancy:  01

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Gender: Both males and females are allowed to apply

Age: Age 28 to 40 years

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar (Ukhia)

Salary: Tk. 110000 – 115000 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

Read Before Apply

 CDD respects all human beings` rights and dignity, including children, women, the older persons, all sex, indigenous community, and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.CDD encourages persons with disabilities, meeting the selection criteria to apply for this position.Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet the required qualifications, are invited to submit their application by July 15, 2020 in English mentioning the Job Title along with a meaningful Cover Letter, updated CV, recent PP size photograph, last drawn salary by e-mail to:

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Apply Procedure


Send your CV to cdd.jobs.cox@gmail.com
Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2020
Published On
8 Jul 2020
Company Information
Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340 Web : www.cdd.org.bdBusiness : The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD`s mission is to address this by simultaneously educating the community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by providing them with essential supports. In this way persons with disabilities can be given the same rights, freedoms, dignity and quality of life as everyone else. CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women and persons with disabilities . All staff members of CDD must sign a Child safeguarding Code of Conduct.
 
 

Title of the Project:

The Right to Health: Breaking Down Barriers to Eye Health in South Asia

Period:

36 months from July 2018 to June 2021 

Budget:

9,735,600 BDT

Donor:

Supported by- Sightsavers and Funded by- UKaid from the British People

Working Area:

  • Division: Dhaka, Rajshahi and Rangpur
  • District: Narsingdi, Sirajgonj, Rangpur and Kurigram
  • Sub-district: Narsingdi district- Shibpur, Palash, Narsingdi Sadar, Raipura, Belabo, Monohardi; Sirajgonj district- Tarash, Ullapara, Sirajganj-Sadar, Shahzadpur, Raiganj, Kazipur, Chowhali, Belkuchi, Kamarkhand; Rangpur district- Pirgacha, Rangpur-Sadar, Pirganj, Mithapukur, Taraganj, Kaunia, Gangachara, Badarganj; Kuirgram district- Bhurungamari, Rajibpur, Chilmari, Fulbari, Kurigram-Sadar, Nageswari, Rowmari, Rajarhat, Ulipur
  • City Corporation: Rangpur City Corporation
  • Union/Ward: Project will work in all the union and wards

Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan):

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Advocacy

Overall Objective/Goal:

  • Women and men, with and without disabilities and/or belonging to other marginalised groups have improved access to inclusive eye health in target districts in Bangladesh.

Specific Objective:

  • To promoting Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) in the project districts, including creating provisions for inclusion and accessibility in the partner hospitals for persons with disabilities, women and other marginalized groups.
  • To restore, save and protect people’s sight in an environment that is inclusive and accessible for poor and marginalized groups, including women and men with disabilities.

Result(s)/Outcome(s):

  • Improved quality of eye care service provision in the target districts in Bangladesh.

Contribute to SDG Goal(s):

  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being.
  • GOAL 5: Gender Equality.

Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s):

Brief Description of the project (within 200 word -What we want to achieve):

The project has been implemented in the four districts of Bangladesh in partnership with four eye hospitals namely Marium Eye Hospital for Kurigram, Community Eye Care and Research Centre for Rangpur, Prof. M. A. Matin Memorial BNSB Base Eye Hospital for Sirajgonj and Dhaka Progressive Lions Eye Hospital for Narsingdi and where Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is the inclusion partner organization to implement the inclusion issues at the said project locations. CDD is providing technical support in the designing of training modules and conduction of the training courses on disability inclusion and gender mainstreaming, strategic support to organize different meetings with the stakeholders and district disability committee, conducting accessibility audit and ensuring the accessible infrastructure of the hospital building, mapping of existing organizations and developing IEC/BCC strategies and materials to promote inclusion issues among the project partner organizations. The project also will improve community awareness, enhance capacities for identification and screening people with eye health care needs, support people from marginalized communities to access quality eye care services and surgeries. Overall, the project has been promoting Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) in the project districts, including creating provisions for accessibility in the partner hospitals for persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

Major Achievements (Max 6- till 25 January 2020):

  1. Compiled database of existing organisations working with people with disabilities, women, older people and ethnic minority groups in the four target districts.
  2. Hospital staff and project management staff are trained on disability inclusion and gender mainstreaming. Hospital staff are also trained on Bangla Sign Language.
  3. Conducted coordination meeting jointly with partner hospitals, where representatives of district-level organizations working with the people with disabilities, women, older people and ethnic minorities groups are participated. Thus, referral linkages are increased to enhance the inclusive eye care services.
  4. A well-designed training booklet/flip chart and a module have been developed and also finalized the training hand out for the hospital staff on disability inclusion and gender mainstreaming.
  5. Completed accessibility audit of the partner hospitals and report generation and took several initiatives on disability inclusion at hospitals which includes providing technical support and guidance to install the different signage, reconstruction of the ramp, reception desks and accessible toilets for ensuring accessibility.
  6. Organized meetings of the district committee on protection and rights of the persons with disabilities in three districts.

Title of the Project: Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (PHRPBD)

Period:  July 2018 to June 2021

Budget: BDT 82,247,574.00

Donor: CBM Australia

Working Area:

Division District Sub-district/City Corporation/ Municipality Union/Ward Name of Partners
Dhaka Faridpur Faridpur Sadar Ambikapur union AKK
Dhaka Faridpur Faridpur Sadar Macchar union
Sylhet Moulvibazar Kulaura Kulaura union Prochesta
Sylhet Moulvibazar Kulaura Brahmanbazar union
Dhaka Jamalpur Dewangonj Bahadurabad union Proships
Dhaka Jamalpur Dewangonj Hatibhanga union
Rajshahi Rajshahi Bagha Monigram union SNKS
Rajshahi Rajshahi Bagha Bawsha union
Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong city corporation 33 No Firingi bazar Ward JSUS
Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong city corporation 34 No Pathorgata Ward
Chittagong Chittagong Anowara Haildhar union Songshoptaque
Chittagong Chittagong Anowara Barokhain union
Dhaka Gazipur Gazipur city corporation Tongi (Zone- 1)  BERDO
Dhaka Gazipur Gazipur city corporation GachaPubail (Zone- 2)
Barisal Patuakhali Kolapara Nilgonj union SANGRAM
Barisal Patuakhali Kolapara Mithagonj union
Barisal Patuakhali Kolapara Baliatoli union
Chittagong Cox’s bazar Chakaria ChakariaPouroshova (Municipal) SARPV
Chittagong Cox’s bazar Chakaria Baraitoli union

Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan):

  • Awareness
  • Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Livelihood

Overall Objective/Goal:

Improved quality of life of persons with disabilities through effective local resources that ensures inclusion for all.

Specific Objective:

Target communities have mechanisms and resources in place that enable better inclusion for people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

Result(s)/Outcome(s):

  1. Self help groups and apex bodies as resource platforms for inclusion of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups in their communities;
  2. Increased local government support for people with disability to improve access for mental health support, livelihoods and protection mechanisms especially for women and children with disabilities from abuse;
  3. Local government and community demonstrate commitment and support to increased access of children with disabilities to inclusive education through active engagement;
  4. CDD and partner NGOs demonstrate capacity in disability inclusive development approaches across sectors.

Contribute to SDG Goal(s):

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s):

Article 5 – Equality and non-discrimination
Article 6 – Women with disabilities
Article 7 – Children with disabilities
Article 8 – Awareness-raising
Article 9 – Accessibility
Article 10 – Right to life
Article 13 – Access to justice
Article 19 – Living independently and being included in the community
Article 20 – Personal mobility
Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information
Article 24 – Education
Article 25 – Health
Article 26 – Habilitation and rehabilitation
Article 27 – Work and employment
Article 28 – Adequate standard of living and social protection
Article 29 – Participation in political and public life
Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

Brief Description of the project (within 200 word -What we want to achieve):

Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (PHRPBD) project is functioning in 8 districts of Bangladesh through nine partner NGOs. This project aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities through effective local resources that ensures inclusion for all. Under the project, there are 90 Self Help Groups (SHG) where 9 groups are comprises of only women and 9 comprises of Youth. These SHGs are led by their apex bodies and the apex body consists of the auspicious members from the self-help groups of each working area. The project contributes to empower persons with disabilities through creating linkages with local institutions and government through advocacy and orientation for their inclusion in local level development initiatives. SHG and apex body members are playing their role as resource platform for disability inclusion in all the stages of the mainstream society. At the same time, this project will engage local government and community for better inclusion of persons with disabilities and other marginalized people of the community in mental health support, livelihood, inclusive education and protection mechanisms especially for women and children with disabilities.

Major Achievements (Max 6- till 25 January 2020):

Major Achievements can be described in some focus area:

  1. Local government:
  2. 13 Union Parishads and 01 Municipality allocated budget for the development of persons with disabilities (BDT 13,30,000 for the 2019-20 fiscal year)
  3. 865 persons with disabilities (M-406, F-459) included in safety net schemes.
  4. Health & Rehabilitation:
  5. 379 persons with disabilities (M–95, F–67, B–123, G–94) received primary rehabilitation therapy
  6. 110 persons with disabilities (M–44, F–16, B–32, G–18) received assistive devices
  7. 563 person with mental disorder (M–141, F –213, B–134, G–75) assessed in outreach camp
  8. 231 (M–58, F–93, B–44, G–36) people with mental illness received medicine support from project
  9. Livelihood:
  10. 34 persons with disabilities (male- 21, female- 13) employed in formal sector and 85 persons with disabilities (male- 39, female-46) included in IGA.
  11. 126 SHG members (M-68, F-58) involved in group based IGA.
  12. 94 (M- 97, F- 51) received vocational training through creating linkage with stakeholder.
  13. In total 34 groups are practicing VSLA (Village savings and loan approach)
  14. Inclusive education:
  15. 10 govt. primary and 02 Secondary schools are practicing Inclusive education in one project location (Kulaura, Moulvibazar).
  16. Local education authority and community support to develop inclusive environment in 12 selected schools. Community contributed BDT 2,080,770 which is 62% of the total budget (BDT 3,312,270).
  17. Total 88 (G- 35, B- 53) children with disabilities and 133 (G-58, B-75) children from marginalized community (e.g.-tea garden) enrolled in school.
  18. Community protection:
  19. 18 child safeguarding watch group (CSG) were formed in all project location.
  20. 27 orientations were organized with legal aid service providers at community level on violence against women & children with disabilities.

Changes (Max 6- till 25 January 2020):

  1. SHGs and apex bodies emerged as advocate for the person with disabilities of their community. Now SHG and apex body members become members of standing committee, SMC, market committee, etc. and working together with the decision makers;
  2. Project initiated to organize inclusive sports and cultural events. Now in most of the project locations government departments are replicating this event.
  3. Scarcity of medicines for persons with mental illness was a challenge from the beginning of the project. As a result of regular advocacy now government health department are arranging medicines for persons with mental illness at local level.
  4. Local government institutes are incorporating disability issue in their development plan. All UPs, Municipality and City Corporation Wards of project locations have separate disability inclusive action plans.
  5. Potential of women with disabilities are well recognized by their community as well as government and thus 4 of the self help group members from different project locations got Joyeeta award for their tremendous impact on society in issues of women empowerment
  6. For the continuous advocacy, awareness and intervention of the project, the community has grown their ownership in different development initiative taken by the project. As result now they not only get involved in the local initiatives now but also contribute financially for creating inclusive schools and community clinic.  

Title of the Project: Improved Education Outcomes through Early Childhood Development Centres in Bangladesh (IEO-ECDCBD).

Period:  January to June 2020

Budget: BDT- 4,719,549/-

Donor: Deaf Child Worldwide (DCW)-UK

Working Area:

  • Division: Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Rangpur.
  • District: Dhaka, Chattogram, Jhenaidah and Nilphamary.
  • Sub-district: Savar, Anwara, Jhenaidah Sadar and Saidpur.
  • City Corporation: Savar Municipality, Jhenaidah Municipality and Saidpur Municipality.
  • Union/Ward:

Union: Poraikura and Haildhar union of Anwara upazila, Kalicharanpur union of Jhenaidah sadar upazila, Kamarpukur, Bangalipur and Botlagari union of Saidpur upazila.

Word no- 1 – 9 of Savar Municipality, Jhenaidah Municipality and Saidpur Municipality.

Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan): Education

Overall Objective/Goal: Enhanced access to inclusive and equitable quality education by deaf children through improved communication and resource mobilization.

Specific Objective:

Result(s)/Outcome(s):

  • Outcome 1: Improved provision of early year’s education for deaf children by ECD teachers, resource mothers, deaf role models and parents in four districts.
  • Outcome 2: Improved ability of parents, peers and teachers to communicate with and support deaf children as they transition to formal school from the ECD Centres
  • Outcome 3: Improved awareness on gender; child rights & protection; deafness & healthy hearing care is observed among community members.
  • Outcome 4: Improved deaf children and young people’s link with local services and entitlements.

Contribute to SDG Goal(s): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 3.4, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.a, 4.c.

Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s):  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34.

Title of the Project:

The Right to Health: Breaking Down Barriers to Eye Health in South Asia

Period:

36 months from July 2018 to June 2021  

Budget:

9,735,600 BDT

Donor:

Supported by- Sightsavers and Funded by- UKaid from the British People

Working Area:

  • Division: Dhaka, Rajshahi and Rangpur
  • District: Narsingdi, Sirajgonj, Rangpur and Kurigram
  • Sub-district: Narsingdi district- Shibpur, Palash, Narsingdi Sadar, Raipura, Belabo, Monohardi; Sirajgonj district- Tarash, Ullapara, Sirajganj-Sadar, Shahzadpur, Raiganj, Kazipur, Chowhali, Belkuchi, Kamarkhand; Rangpur district- Pirgacha, Rangpur-Sadar, Pirganj, Mithapukur, Taraganj, Kaunia, Gangachara, Badarganj; Kuirgram district- Bhurungamari, Rajibpur, Chilmari, Fulbari, Kurigram-Sadar, Nageswari, Rowmari, Rajarhat, Ulipur
  • City Corporation: Rangpur City Corporation
  • Union/Ward: Project will work in all the union and wards 

Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan):

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Advocacy 

Overall Objective/Goal:

  • Women and men, with and without disabilities and/or belonging to other marginalised groups have improved access to inclusive eye health in target districts in Bangladesh.

Specific Objective:

  • To promoting Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) in the project districts, including creating provisions for inclusion and accessibility in the partner hospitals for persons with disabilities, women and other marginalized groups.
  • To restore, save and protect people’s sight in an environment that is inclusive and accessible for poor and marginalized groups, including women and men with disabilities.

 Result(s)/Outcome(s):

  • Improved quality of eye care service provision in the target districts in Bangladesh.

Contribute to SDG Goal(s):

  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being.
  • GOAL 5: Gender Equality. 

Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s): 

Brief Description of the project (within 200 word -What we want to achieve): 

  1. Compiled database of existing organisations working with people with disabilities, women, older people and ethnic minority groups in the four target districts.
  2. Hospital staff and project management staff are trained on disability inclusion and gender mainstreaming. Hospital staff are also trained on Bangla Sign Language.
  3. Conducted coordination meeting jointly with partner hospitals, where representatives of district-level organizations working with the people with disabilities, women, older people and ethnic minorities groups are participated. Thus, referral linkages are increased to enhance the inclusive eye care services.
  4. A well-designed training booklet/flip chart and a module have been developed and also finalized the training hand out for the hospital staff on disability inclusion and gender mainstreaming.
  5. Completed accessibility audit of the partner hospitals and report generation and took several initiatives on disability inclusion at hospitals which includes providing technical support and guidance to install the different signage, reconstruction of the ramp, reception desks and accessible toilets for ensuring accessibility.
  6. Organized meetings of the district committee on protection and rights of the persons with disabilities in three districts.  

Title of the Project: Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (PHRPBD)

Period:  July 2018 to June 2021

Budget: BDT 82,247,574.00

Donor: CBM Australia

Working Area:

Division

District

Sub-district/City Corporation/ Municipality

Union/Ward

Name of Partners

Dhaka

Faridpur

Faridpur Sadar

Ambikapur union

AKK

Dhaka

Faridpur

Faridpur Sadar

Macchar union

Sylhet

Moulvibazar

Kulaura

Kulaura union

Prochesta

Sylhet

Moulvibazar

Kulaura

Brahmanbazar union

Dhaka

Jamalpur

Dewangonj

Bahadurabad union

Proships

Dhaka

Jamalpur

Dewangonj

Hatibhanga union

Rajshahi

Rajshahi

Bagha

Monigram union

SNKS

Rajshahi

Rajshahi

Bagha

Bawsha union

Chittagong

Chittagong

Chittagong city corporation

33 No Firingi bazar Ward

JSUS

Chittagong

Chittagong

Chittagong city corporation

34 No Pathorgata Ward

Chittagong

Chittagong

Anowara

Haildhar union

Songshoptaque

Chittagong

Chittagong

Anowara

Barokhain union

Dhaka

Gazipur

Gazipur city corporation

Tongi (Zone- 1) 

BERDO

Dhaka

Gazipur

Gazipur city corporation

GachaPubail (Zone- 2)

Barisal

Patuakhali

Kolapara

Nilgonj union

SANGRAM

Barisal

Patuakhali

Kolapara

Mithagonj union

Barisal

Patuakhali

Kolapara

Baliatoli union

Chittagong

Cox’s bazar

Chakaria

ChakariaPouroshova (Municipal)

SARPV

Chittagong

Cox’s bazar

Chakaria

Baraitoli union

Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan):

  • Awareness
  • Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Livelihood

 Overall Objective/Goal:

Improved quality of life of persons with disabilities through effective local resources that ensures inclusion for all.

Specific Objective:

Target communities have mechanisms and resources in place that enable better inclusion for people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

Result(s)/Outcome(s):

  • Self help groups and apex bodies as resource platforms for inclusion of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups in their communities;
  • Increased local government support for people with disability to improve access for mental health support, livelihoods and protection mechanisms especially for women and children with disabilities from abuse;
  • Local government and community demonstrate commitment and support to increased access of children with disabilities to inclusive education through active engagement;
  • CDD and partner NGOs demonstrate capacity in disability inclusive development approaches across sectors.

Contribute to SDG Goal(s):

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s):

Article 5 – Equality and non-discrimination
Article 6 – Women with disabilities
Article 7 – Children with disabilities
Article 8 – Awareness-raising
Article 9 – Accessibility
Article 10 – Right to life
Article 13 – Access to justice
Article 19 – Living independently and being included in the community
Article 20 – Personal mobility
Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information
Article 24 – Education
Article 25 – Health
Article 26 – Habilitation and rehabilitation
Article 27 – Work and employment
Article 28 – Adequate standard of living and social protection
Article 29 – Participation in political and public life
Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

Brief Description of the project (within 200 word -What we want to achieve):

Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (PHRPBD) project is functioning in 8 districts of Bangladesh through nine partner NGOs. This project aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities through effective local resources that ensures inclusion for all. Under the project, there are 90 Self Help Groups (SHG) where 9 groups are comprises of only women and 9 comprises of Youth. These SHGs are led by their apex bodies and the apex body consists of the auspicious members from the self-help groups of each working area. The project contributes to empower persons with disabilities through creating linkages with local institutions and government through advocacy and orientation for their inclusion in local level development initiatives. SHG and apex body members are playing their role as resource platform for disability inclusion in all the stages of the mainstream society. At the same time, this project will engage local government and community for better inclusion of persons with disabilities and other marginalized people of the community in mental health support, livelihood, inclusive education and protection mechanisms especially for women and children with disabilities.

Major Achievements (Max 6- till 25 January 2020):

Major Achievements can be described in some focus area:

  1. Local government:
  • 13 Union Parishads and 01 Municipality allocated budget for the development of persons with disabilities (BDT 13,30,000 for the 2019-20 fiscal year)
  • 865 persons with disabilities (M-406, F-459) included in safety net schemes.
  1. Health & Rehabilitation:
  • 379 persons with disabilities (M–95, F–67, B–123, G–94) received primary rehabilitation therapy
  • 110 persons with disabilities (M–44, F–16, B–32, G–18) received assistive devices
  • 563 person with mental disorder (M–141, F –213, B–134, G–75) assessed in outreach camp
  • 231 (M–58, F–93, B–44, G–36) people with mental illness received medicine support from project
  1. Livelihood:
  • 34 persons with disabilities (male- 21, female- 13) employed in formal sector and 85 persons with disabilities (male- 39, female-46) included in IGA.
  • 126 SHG members (M-68, F-58) involved in group based IGA.
  • 94 (M- 97, F- 51) received vocational training through creating linkage with stakeholder.
  • In total 34 groups are practicing VSLA (Village savings and loan approach)
  1. Inclusive education:
  • 10 govt. primary and 02 Secondary schools are practicing Inclusive education in one project location (Kulaura, Moulvibazar).
  • Local education authority and community support to develop inclusive environment in 12 selected schools. Community contributed BDT 2,080,770 which is 62% of the total budget (BDT 3,312,270).
  • Total 88 (G- 35, B- 53) children with disabilities and 133 (G-58, B-75) children from marginalized community (e.g.-tea garden) enrolled in school.
  1. Community protection:
  • 18 child safeguarding watch group (CSG) were formed in all project location.
  • 27 orientations were organized with legal aid service providers at community level on violence against women & children with disabilities.

 Changes (Max 6- till 25 January 2020):

  1. SHGs and apex bodies emerged as advocate for the person with disabilities of their community. Now SHG and apex body members become members of standing committee, SMC, market committee, etc. and working together with the decision makers;
  2. Project initiated to organize inclusive sports and cultural events. Now in most of the project locations government departments are replicating this event.
  3. Scarcity of medicines for persons with mental illness was a challenge from the beginning of the project. As a result of regular advocacy now government health department are arranging medicines for persons with mental illness at local level.
  4. Local government institutes are incorporating disability issue in their development plan. All UPs, Municipality and City Corporation Wards of project locations have separate disability inclusive action plans.
  5. Potential of women with disabilities are well recognized by their community as well as government and thus 4 of the self-help group members from different project locations got Joyeeta award for their tremendous impact on society in issues of women empowerment
  6. For the continuous advocacy, awareness and intervention of the project, the community has grown their ownership in different development initiative taken by the project. As result now they not only get involved in the local initiatives now but also contribute financially for creating inclusive schools and community clinic.
  7. Title of the Project: Improved Education Outcomes through Early Childhood Development Centres in Bangladesh (IEO-ECDCBD).

    Period:  January to June 2020

    Budget: BDT- 4,719,549/-

    Donor: Deaf Child Worldwide (DCW)-UK

    Working Area:

    • Division: Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Rangpur.
    • District: Dhaka, Chattogram, Jhenaidah and Nilphamary.
    • Sub-district: Savar, Anwara, Jhenaidah Sadar and Saidpur.
    • City Corporation: Savar Municipality, Jhenaidah Municipality and Saidpur Municipality. 
    • Union/Ward: 

    Union: Poraikura and Haildhar union of Anwara upazila, Kalicharanpur union of Jhenaidah sadar upazila, Kamarpukur, Bangalipur and Botlagari union of Saidpur upazila.

    Word no- 1 – 9 of Savar Municipality, Jhenaidah Municipality and Saidpur Municipality.

    Focus Area (According to CDD’s strategic Plan): Education

    Overall Objective/Goal: Enhanced access to inclusive and equitable quality education by deaf children through improved communication and resource mobilization.

    Outcome(s): 

    • Outcome 1: Improved provision of early year’s education for deaf children by ECD teachers, resource mothers, deaf role models and parents in four districts.
    • Outcome 2: Improved ability of parents, peers and teachers to communicate with and support deaf children as they transition to formal school from the ECD Centres
    • Outcome 3: Improved awareness on gender; child rights & protection; deafness & healthy hearing care is observed among community members.
    • Outcome 4: Improved deaf children and young people’s link with local services and entitlements.

     Contribute to SDG Goal(s): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 3.4, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.a, 4.c.

     Contribute to UNCRPD Article(s):  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34.

     Brief Description of the project (within 200 word -What we want to achieve): 

    The project will support a total of 195 deaf children and youth.  This will comprise of 60 deaf children between the ages of 0-6 years.  In addition, 75 deaf children between the ages of 6(+)-14 years will transition from home-based schooling and the ECD Centres to mainstream primary schools.  Sixty deaf youth between the ages of 14(+)- 24 years, through their advocacy activities, will also become aware of and linked to entitlements, opportunities and services available for their social inclusion.

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