Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

TERMS OF REFERENCE - RAPPOTEUR (SADC Disability Protocol Seminar)

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12 July, 2023





Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Activity scope: SADC disability protocol seminar

Duration: 10 working days (10th-23rd August 2023)

Contract Start: 10th August 2023 




1. Objective: 


SAFOD is looking for a qualified consultant to offer rapporteur services. The objective of the Rapporteur consultancy is to capture the complete notes of the proceedings and produce a report for a four hour seminar. The report shall include all the presentations, a narrative summary of the proceedings ,discussions and the professional observations from the processes and outcomes made during the seminar. The objective of the seminar is to map out a series of strategic advocacy actions to effectively influence buy - in to the SAFOD Protocol on Disability and to develop a clear advocacy road map to influence the SADC leadership to adopt the Regional Protocol on Disability.


2. Outputs/Deliverables

The report should be a maximum 30 pages highlighting the main content of the discussions throughout the seminar. The report should include:

  • Main proceedings and summaries of each session
  • Inputs and recommendations from the participant
  • Compile presentations and photographs, annex them to the main report
  • The final report should be submitted on the 23rd of August 2023

3. Qualifications and skills

  • Be highly qualified and proficient in spoken and written English, with an advanced university degree from a recognized institution in English, literature, journalism, social sciences, or related field. 
  • Excellent report writing and summarizing skills. 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in documenting proceedings.  
  • Familiarity with disability-related issues and terminology. 
  • Knowledge of disability rights and advocacy is an advantage. 
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse and inclusive environment. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

4. How to apply


The application should contain:

Cover letter: Highlighting why you are the most suitable candidate for the assignment and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the assignment.

Updated CV: to include qualifications/competencies and relevant past experience in similar assignments and contact details of 3 professional referees who can certify your competencies, professionalism, quality of writing, and overall suitability to this TOR.

Financial Proposal: The candidate should send a financial proposal. 

Consultants will be evaluated based on a combination of factors including cover letter, the credentials and the financial proposal.


Suitable applicants should apply via email to on or before the 31st of July 2023 16:30 pm SAST.



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