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Identification and addressing barriers of scaling up sensory screening and early intervention services
Sense International (EA) Tanzania was registered in Tanzania under the NGO Act, 2000 (registration certificate number 00NGO/0390) on 15th February 2008. Sense International Tanzania is part of Sense International, a UK registered Non-Government global organization that supports people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments across a range of, often resource poor, countries including; India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Nepal and Romania. Since 2008 Sense International Tanzania has been working closely with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government implementing different education projects to enable children with deafblindness and complex disabilities to access education. Currently Sense International Tanzania are implementing several other projects in the areas of Early Identification and Intervention, Inclusive Education and Improving Livelihoods for people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments in Tanzania.
The Sensory Screening and Early Intervention project seeks to perform early identification of children with deafblindness / multi-sensory impairments aged 0-5 years, and provide early intervention services to those positively identified. The project currently takes place in 4 health facilities in Temeke Municipality. The aim of the project is to reduce the impact of sensory impairments in children found to have deafblindness / multi-sensory impairments and increase their chances of living a full and independent life. The project is implemented in partnership with Temeke Municipal Council from April 2018 – March 2021 with support from Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) and Australian Aid. The project aims to conduct sensory screening of 72,000 children aged 0-5 in Temeke Municipality and provide early intervention therapy services to 80 children identified with these impairments.
Sense International Tanzania and the project Steering Committee for the Sensory Screening and Early Intervention project are looking to recruit a consultant to study the possibility of scaling up the Sensory Screening and Early Intervention services for children with deafblindness / multi-sensory impairments in Tanzania’s Public Health System. The research has two main purposes:
The resulting findings will be used to inform advocacy strategies and plans that aim to influence the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen Sensory Screening and Early Intervention services for children with deafblindness / multi-sensory impairments aged 0-5.
To develop comprehensive baseline information, the consultant will use the following methods:
The consultant will be required to present to Sense International Tanzania a detailed report of the study which covers:
A successful candidate for the task should at a minimum have the following qualifications:
The duration of the assignment is 6 weeks from date of signing the consultancy contract.
Sense International Tanzania exists to support children and adults with deafblindness to realise their rights – including their right to protection from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and harm. We take our responsibility to keep people safe seriously, and continually strive to embed good ajira practice across the organisation and beyond.
We understand safeguarding to be about ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone with whom we work - including people with deafblindness, their families, carers, and other professionals, as well as members of communities and entities such as disabled persons organisations. This obligation naturally extends to our own staff, trustees, volunteers and interns, as well as those in our partner organisations and other personnel associated with Sense International Tanzania.
Our approach to safeguarding involves promoting a culture of safety for all and practising this in every aspect of the organisation’s day-to-day life. It also involves taking action for and on behalf of children and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, significant harm as a result of abuse, exploitation or neglect.
Sense International Tanzania has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment, violence, exploitation and abuse. Sense International Tanzania requires the successful candidate to comply with its Child and Vulnerable Adult Policy and Procedure and to sign its Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Declaration.
Interested applicants are required to submit an application addressed to the Country Director of Sense International Tanzania. The following documents/evidence must be attached with the application:
All applications must be sent to email@example.com by December 4th, 2020. Please write,
“EARLY INTERVENTION-RESEARCH” in the subject line. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Sense International Tanzania considers all applicants equal without any discrimination on the basis of gender, age, sex, religion, tribe, origin or any other form of discrimination.More Jobs From This Company