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Accounts and Administration Assistant

  • 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.
  1. Prepare periodic (Monthly/Quarterly) budget variance analysis reports.
    1. Ensured the expenditure are incurred and booked in accounts respective budget line, follow up and report to Project Manager,

§  Books of Accounts & Reporting:

  1. Check & ensure all bill voucher, finance documentations are made available on demand,
  2. Maintain up-to-date books of account, data entry and preserve all kinds of subsidiary registers,
  3. Ensure all receipts and follow up of settlements of advances and evidences,
  4. Ensure all payments are charged into approved budget line,
  5. Ensure fund request, financial report and relevant documents are prepared in time,
  6. Maintain all kinds of banking transactions and associated tasks including bank reconciliation,
  7. Handling petty cash, filing of all vouchers.
  8. Assist to provide support (financial matter) if any disaster program happened in project location.

§  Administrative:

  1. Introduce/execute/support organization’s administrative rules & procedures,
  2. Preserve and update of shadow personnel files and related documents for field office
  3. Ensure logistics and materials as per program/admin requirements,
  4. Ensure mechanisms and direct support to staff for workable office environments,
  5. Review the log book of vehicle.

§  Program support and Documentation:

  1. Conduct field visit to examine the financial documents verification, provide feedback and support to financial dealings at major events,
  2. Preserve and maintain filing of all important financial documents, legal documents, staff financial contract, MOU, third party contract, financial information served to GO body, donor agreements, approved plan & budget, bank information.
  3. Maintain liaison with central (HQ) administration, finance and human resource departments.

§  Compliance:

  1. Ensure that all policies and procedures are in compliance with Donor and funding source policies, procedures, agreement clauses, along with organization’s financial policies,
  2. Contribute   opinion   in   improving   internal   control   systems,   financial discipline, transparency and accountability,
  3. Maintain current knowledge of government requirements and ensure compliance with tax regulations and other legal regulations,

§  Fixed Asset:

  1. Ensure inventory and identification of fixed assets at office and expatriate location maintaining liaison with Admin Department,
  2. Reviews periodically inventory/stock management

§  Assistance to Auditors:

  1. Ensure all financial documentations are made available on demand of auditors,
  2. Support to organization in executing and follow up audit recommendations

§  Tax & VAT deduction process:

  1. Ensure timely and properly deduction of vendor tax, VAT and personal tax, and deposit of taxes timely and preserves the all relevant documents,
  2. Information update on tax and VAT deduction process

§  Others:

  • Attend different project meetings, finance meeting and donor meeting,
  • Attend capacity building training, orientation and events,
  • Specific tasks assigned by project’s Manager, Field coordinator, Project accountant (HQ)
  • Any other assignments of organization management,
  • Coordinate and cooperate with project staff and Finance and Accounts department for smooth project financial operation

Educational Requirements                                                                                

  • Masters in Accounting /Finance/MBA (major in Accounting). Commerce graduate with Chartered Accountancy course complete

Additional Requirements                                                                                

  • Age 28 to 40 years
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply.
  • Operating Tally Software, Micro-soft Word, Excel and using google drive
  • Self-motivation
  • Knowledge on Financial Management, Accounting, Budgeting, Finance, Auditing, Tax, VAT
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Team working ability
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical ability
  • A methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • High level of numeracy
  • Sound interpersonal skills.
  • Report writing and Presentation Skills
  • Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Workplace: Work at office                                                                                

Job location   : Sharankhola, Bagerhat                                                                       

Salary         :       Tk. 25,000 (Monthly)                                                               

Compensation & other benefits                                                                                

  • Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
  • Salary Review: Yearly
  • Pro-rata basis festival bonus

CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, older persons, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and adult at risk 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 these qualifications, are invited to submit their application in English clearly mentioning the Job Title along with a meaningful cover letter, updated CV, recent PP size photograph.

– The cover letter should include key competencies of the candidate for this position.

Send your CV to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 20 May 2021

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Project Title: Social Capital and Disability in Bangladesh (SCDB): a population-based study using cross-sectional individual and ecological data

Introduction : People living with disabilities face the risk of discrimination. Social capital can improve socioeconomic outcomes, including health and education. The aim of this study is to test the guiding hypothesis that the risk of discrimination of people living with disability is modified by access to various forms of both individual and collective social capital.

Objectives : The general objective of the SCDB study is to investigate the role of social capital for the risk of discrimination among a sample of people living with disabilities in Bangladesh. The specific objectives are: (i) to design and implement an ecological study of collective social capital across a selection of Bangladeshi districts; (ii) to design and implement a household survey to collect individual level of information (background, social capital, and experiences of discrimination); and to quantitatively model the effects of collective and individual level social capital on the risk of discrimination.

The guiding hypothesis of the Study is that access to individual and collective social capital can affect the risk of discrimination and the ability to manage discrimination among this group of persons.

Rationale : Understanding the potential role of social capital for the risk of discrimination of people living with disabilities is important for both research and policy development. Any role of social capital in this regard would constitute an important contribution to the current evidence base on social capital. If the Study is able to find evidence to support the hypothesis that social capital may play a role in this regard would contribute to the development of policies to mitigate the risk or impact of discrimination of this group of persons.

Methods and analysis : Two types of data will be collected. First, an individual level survey will be conducted to collect information on around 2,400 people living with disability in Bangladesh. Second, an ecological survey will be conducted to collect data on collective social capital. The data will be analyzed by means of multi-level, statistical analysis.

Ethics and dissemination : The study is seeking ethical clearance from the Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC). To ensure participants’ integrity, the study will include only persons between the ages of 18 and 59, persons with physical, visual, or hearing impairments (not mental or cognitive impairments). The findings of the study will be disseminated by means of journal articles, briefing notes, and non-technical reports. In addition, the findings of the study will be used to inform policy debates, workshops, and seminars inside and outside of Bangladesh.

Discussion : The present study aims at bringing new evidence on the potential of social capital to affect the lives person with disabilities. Findings will be of significant policy relevance. There are a number of risks associated with the study. Measuring discrimination and social capital is challenging and doing so in a poor (specially low income countries) setting is even more difficult. The study is a collaboration between researchers in Sweden, with experience of conducting research on social capital in low-income countries, and the Center for Disability in Development, a national organization in Bangladesh with extensive experience of working with people living with disabilities.

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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.