Sourcing out for a consultant/resourceful person to conduct cost analysis of constructing an accessible (Inclusive design) facility

Greetings from UNAPD

UNAPD is implementing a project based on Accessibility Rights Advocacy for PWDs and one of the outputs of this project is to conduct a cost analysis of constructing an accessible (Inclusive design) facility which will be used as a tool for advocating for accessible facilities for PWDs.

UNAPD therefore is sourcing out for a consultant/resourceful person to conduct this assignment as stipulated in the TOR attached.

TOR for cost analysis of constructing an Accessible Facility

Accessibility Improvement and raising profile of PWDs in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies January 2018 – December 2018

This is a National Coalition project with support from the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) being implemented by Uganda National Action on Physical Disability in partnership with Makerere University Department of Architecture and Physical Planning and Mukono District Action of Physical Disability.

To advocate for the implementation of the Building Control Act and related by-laws in Uganda’s Kampala and Mukono districts, to ensure an accessible environment in line with CRPD Article 9 (Accessibility).

The project objective 1: To advocate for the implementation of the Building Control Act 2013 by :-

  • advocating for accessibility standards to be part of the implementation regulations currently being drafted

  • Engage Makerere University to complete development of a curricular that will guide training of architects on these standards as part of a course on universal design;

  • Continue the dissemination of both the Building Control Act and the Nabbale bylaw;

  • Continue conducting accessibility reviews of public infrastructure such as courts, ministries, hotels, etcetera and using this assessment to refer to authorities to make relevant changes and to advocate for attention by government to these issues in development planning;

  • Engaging stakeholders in the construction sector and regulatory bodies (Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers-UIPE, Uganda Institution of Physical Planners – UIPP, Uganda National Association of Building & Civil Engineering Contractors UNABCEC, Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA, and Uganda National Roads Authority – UNRA) to ensure that the accessibility provisions within the regulations of the Act are implemented;

  • Strengthen the media campaigns on Building Control Act 2013, the regulations, accessibility bye-law, accessibility standards, disability and accessibility rights;

  • Undertake advocacy for reform of Bududa District policies and programs on disaster to effectively integrate disability issues

  • Work with the district local government and the membership to establish climate committees/Groups in the sub-counties;

  • Work with the Bududa District office of Environment & National Forestry Authority to support and plant 10,000 trees to mitigate the effects of climate change in the community;

  • Engage local authorities to include PWDs in the work of DRR committees.

JOB Opportunity


 ADD International in partnership with the Gulu Disabled Peoples Union, Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism, and Uganda National Action on Physical Disabilities has received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to implement the Sustainable Livelihoods for People with Disabilities project in Jinja, Kampala, Omoro and Wakiso districts for a period of 24 months.

The partners are therefore recruiting staff with relevant qualifications for the following posts: as per the attached JOB Advert and JOB Description.

JOB Description Project Assistants

JOB Advert Project Assistants

UNAPD Update Vol 1 Issue 1 2017

I am glad to share with you Volume 1 Issue 1 of “The UNAPD Update” 2017, a newsletter for Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) attached.

It is a forum of members, stakeholders and partners to share views, feelings, comments, experiences and updates about key issues in UNAPD and disability in general.

UNAPD is an umbrella organization of persons with physical disabilities that advocates for equalization of opportunities among all the citizens of Uganda and access to all services for her membership.

In this edition, don’t miss:

The Impact of Capacity Building for Sustainable Dev’t Project: Where our members gives their stories on how the project has improved their lives

Fish Farming: As Arthur Blick Snr a renown former Motor Rally Celebrity nationally and globally takes you through venture of fish farming.

And much more

Comments are highly appreciated.

UNAPD Updates Vol 1 Issue 1 2017



JOB Opportunity

Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) is an umbrella organization of Persons With Physical Disabilities (PWPDs) formed in 1998 by groups of PWPDs with the aim of uniting PWPDs, advocating for their rights, fulfilling gaps that were existing in the representation of PWPDs, fighting marginalization, educating themselves on their rights and forming a Unified Voice that can uplift their standard of living. UNAPD visualizes a society where PWPDs are living dignified and productive lives. UNAPD exist to remove barriers that prevent PWPDs from enjoying their full rights in the society. Vision: “A society where people with physical disabilities are accorded rights enjoyed by all citizens” Mission: “To remove barriers in society that prevents PWPDs from enjoying full rights on an equal basis with other citizens”.

UNAPD wishes to recruit a Senior Projects Officer to help her in fundraising, project identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Post Title:     Senior Projects Officer

Reports to:   Projects Coordinator

Job purpose

Provide overall supplementary projects coordination, fundraising, project identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities to ensure realization of its objectives


  • Coordinate the projects activities as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
  • Implement the project activities such as membership mobilization, lobbying and advocacy, capacity building , networking to ensure improvement in the living conditions of PWPDs in the targeted districts.
  • Identify the relevant stakeholders who can contribute to the successful implementation of the projects.
  • Write project reports to be shared with the coordinator.
  • Develop training materials to be used during the training sessions of the members.
  • Identify the right consultants to take on the development of relevant tools to be used in the project.
  • Ensure timely utilization of project funds according to the project budget lines.
  • Undertake advocacy and promotion of the project in liaison with project stakeholders
  • Network with different stakeholders in order to influence them to promote the right of PWPDs
  • Lobby Government and other relevant stakeholders with the aim of mainstreaming PWPDs in the government policies and programmes.
  • Supervise the project officers to ensure timely and successful implementation of the activities as per their job descriptions.
  • Review the project work plans and budgets annually and share the reviewed documents with the partners.
  • Monitor the progress of the project activities in the targeted districts.
  • Create opportunity for continuous learning and sharing of information among the members.
  • Submit timely work plans, budgets, quarterly and annual reports to the partners.
  • Undertake efforts for local, national and international fundraising to ensure continuity of the on-going project and new projects.


  • Hons degree in Development studies, Education, Social Sciences or an equivalent
  • At least 4 years working experience in project management.
  • Ability to use software applications such as word, Access, power point and excel
  • Skills in fundraising and proposal development.
  • Wide knowledge in disability integration, physical accessibility and strategies for Inclusive development.
  • Knowledge of disability and human rights is an added advantage
  • Should be within the age of  20 – 28 years
  • Ladies  with Physical Disabilities  are encouraged to apply

About the Job offer

ü  The successful person will be employed on a contract basis renewable upon satisfactory performance and extension of the project period.

ü  The job attracts a gross salary subject to statutory deductions.

ü  The officer will be entitled to a health insurance cover for the period of your contract.

ü  The official working hours are; Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00pm

ü  The officer will be entitled to annual leave of 30 calendar days taken in accordance with a pre- determined leave rosta

Suitable persons can send applications and detailed CVs with academic qualifications to the following address by 15th of January, 2016.

Executive Director

Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD)

P.O. BOX 959, Kampala


Volunteer Position

Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) was established in 1998 by Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs) for the purpose of coming together to create a common voice in airing their views, challenges, advocate for their rights, dignity, and development needs.

UNAPD envisions a society where “People with Physical Disabilities are accorded rights enjoyed by all citizens”. UNAPD is, therefore, committed   to the Mission of “removing barriers in society that prevent PWPDs from enjoying their full rights”

UNAPD is seeking for PWPDs to Volunteer, details are as below.

Job Type     Volunteer Position

Desired Start Date:  23rd Nov 2015


The Volunteer is a position of six months’ duration. Volunteers are assigned to work in the designated project or tasks. The volunteers are expected to work full-time and to be present in UNAPD head office. This is an unpaid position.


  • Must be a physically disabled person
  • English being the official language, the volunteer must be fluent in both oral and written English.
  • Preferable a degree holder in development field.
  • Experience of working with different disabilities
  • A background in project discipline
  • Ability to prepare high-quality written submissions.
  • A positive attitude and sensitive manner when dealing with clients including a range of interviewing skills for dealing with challenging scenarios and passion for walking with CWDs.
  • A mature work ethic.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload in order to adequately meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while working with limited resources.

Reports to   Senior Project Officer

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Interested and suitable candidates should send their cover letter and CV including three referees to our online address not later than 1500hrs 10th Nov 2015.