Disability Inclusion Consultant

tbigc/TP/9595/379

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Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Consultant
Contract Details:
Ongoing
Salary:
Remuneration Negotiable
Working Hours:
Aprox. 18 Days
Location:
Virtual
Closing Date:
18/10/2021
Job Category:
Generation Global
Business Area / Division:
Generation Global
Business Unit:
United Kingdom

Focus of the Role

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (‘the Institute’) and its education programme, Generation Global, is looking for an experienced disability inclusion consultant to undertake this consultancy to support the inclusion and accessibility of young people with disabilities in the programme.


It is anticipated that the Consultant’s services will be required for approximately 18 days, carried out over one month (subject to the Consultancy’s availability over this period) beginning in October and ending in November. The deliverables are set out below.

Background
Generation Global is the Institute’s global citizenship education programme. It enables young people to embrace the future, equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become active, global and open-minded citizens. Generation Global was established in 2009 and has worked in over 30 countries in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Europe and the Americas, teaching dialogue skills to teachers and students, and facilitating meaningful global encounters between young people aged 13 to 17.


The programme has trained over 15,000 teachers and worked with over 550,000 students globally, through its online community and the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure (UDA). It has enabled over 3,800 classroom VCs and over 400 online encounters between students internationally. Our resources are recognised as good practice by organisations including UNESCO, the Brookings Institution and Club De Madrid, and have been used in the programme’s partnership with governments across the world, including Italy, Jordan, Australia’s Northern Territory and several states in India.

Job Introduction

As a programme, we have recently set out our approach to integrating and measuring progress against our four core values in the programme which are: to increase equity, accessibility, inclusion and sustainability for our key stakeholders (young people, educators and partners).


As part of our values, we seek to increase the engagement, empowerment and agency of young people with disability in the programme. We are looking to ensure the programme can be enjoyed and be of benefit to young people with disabilities, whilst promoting greater inclusion and diversity of young people within the programme.


Generation Global, with the Consultant's support, therefore strives to remove the (environmental) barriers which keep young people with disabilities from fully enjoying and participating in our programme.

Key Responsibilities

Deliverables, Activities and Outputs
The disability inclusion consultant will be expected to undertake the following activities:


Deliverable one:  Review the Generation Global Equity, Accessibility, Inclusivity and Sustainability (EAIS) Guide and make any recommendations for adaptation of criteria to facilitate inclusion of young people with disabilities in the programme.

 

  • Identify and recommend a framework of best practice that is recognised and used in the disability inclusion space that would be best applied to ensure young people with disabilities can participate and enjoy the Generation Global programmes.
  • •Using the framework outlined above, advise on any alterations to the Guide to ensure alignment and mitigate gaps in the review.

Output:  Report: Word document or PowerPoint presentation


Deliverable two: Product assessment and recommendations to identify the extent to which Generation Global processes and products facilitate the inclusion of young people with disabilities in the programme.

 

  • Carry out an analysis of the Generation Global product suite including content, pedagogy, assessment, impact, quality assurance and reporting.
  • Recommend areas for development in the Generation Global product suite that will enable the programme to be attractive and engage young people with disabilities.
  • Propose a realistic plan and timeframe for integrating these recommendations into the programme, so these can be embedded and lead to sustainable change.
  • Summarise these findings and recommend adaptations to the internal assessment provided and outlined in the Generation Global EAIS guide.


Output:  Product suites assessment and recommendations report: Word document or PowerPoint and presentation to Generation Global team.


The following documents and products will be made available, as a minimum:

  • Generation Global business plans 2021 and three-year programme summary
  • Generation Global Theory of Change
  • Generation Global EAIS Guide
  • Generation Global products e.g. the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure, Teacher Portal
  • Generation Global curriculum resources e.g. Essentials of Dialogue, Difficult Dialogue
  • Generation Global Evaluation report (2016)


The Consultant will work closely with the Director of Generation Global and Special Projects Lead. Other members of the Generation Global team may also be consulted.

 

Proposed timeline and payment
It is expected that this Consultancy will require approximately 18 days, with the following tasks and approximate number of days.

 

Task

Approximate Days

Familiarisation with key documents and products

3

Key meetings with the team     

2

Desk research

4

Analysis of data

3

Draft Reports

3

Finalise report (incorporating comments/ changes)

2.5

Presentation to the Education Steering Committee        

0.5

Payments to be made in two equal tranches: an advance and a final payment following completion of outputs.
Any variation of the scope of the Services or additional activities to those listed above must be agreed by TBI in writing.

Person Specification

Consultant Profile


The Consultant will be expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Proven international experience and knowledge in disability inclusion, within the education sector.
  2. Experience in successfully designing viable and disability inclusive online education products for NGOs, Education Institutes, Private Sector Education providers.
  3. Experience of developing inclusive education programmes that achieve student and teacher learning outcomes, with quality assurance as part of these offers.

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Advisory Practice works directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It has both non-profit partners and a client base and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. We are currently in a rapid expansion phase from c. 18 countries at present, to 30 by December 2022.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.