About AIFO Liberia
The “Association Friends of Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Bid
AIFO Liberia is considering to contract an experienced Website Service Provider to redesign, host, and manage its website for information sharing with a wider audience as part of its communications and visibility strategies. Duration to complete such task and have the redesigned website live online is January 20, 2022 – February 20, 2022. Please see details in annex 1.
The procedure will be carried out according to the principles of transparency, proportionality, equality of treatment, traceability equal treatment and non-discrimination.

The selection will be based according to the best value for money principle.

Please consider that your proposal must be submitted at the latest by : January 15, 2022
All proposals should be sent via email to aifoliberia@gmail.com

 

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AIFO is currently seeking to recruit an Accountant and a Contracts and Grants Officer for its operations in Liberia. Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
Every position is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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AIFO Liberia is seeking to fill the role of Community Workers (CW) to support our team in Bomi (Mecca District), Bong (Salala, Jorquelleh, Suacoco and Fuamah Districts), Nimba (Sanniquellie-Mahn, Flompa, and Bain-Garr Districts), Lofa (Voinjama, Foyah, and Kolahun Districts), and Montserrado counties (Greater Monrovia).

Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
This is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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15 Oct 2021 – Monrovia: The Head of European Union delegation to Liberia, Ambassador Laurent Delahousse will on 20 October 2021 launch a Six Hundred Eleven Thousand, one hundred twelve -Euros grant “Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment (VOICE)-Disabled People Organisations stepping up for people with Disabilities rights in Liberia”. This grant, which is being provided by the European Union, is meant to enhance the capacity of Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) in economic sustainability, human rights, resource mobilisation, and leadership skills, as well as foster inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing persons in national development agenda.

The VOICE Project is being implemented by AIFO, which bears the overall responsibility of ensuring the effective implementation of this project, along with Williette Safehouse (WS), Oscar Romero School for the Deaf (ORS), National Union of Organisations of the Disabled (NUOD) and the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD).
The overall goal of the project is to promote all deaf and hard of hearing persons in Liberia, in order to enjoy their rights to have equal access to work and employment. The project will also strengthen the Liberian Civil Society with focus on Disabled People Organisations to enhance their capacity and autonomy to engage for the socio-economic empowerment of the deaf and hard of hearing persons thus contributing to sustainable and inclusive growth processes in Liberia.

The project will address organisational capacity building of disabled member organisations and administrative functions of the umbrella organisation of people with disabilities, the National Union of Organizations of the Disabled, NUOD, in order to enhance its capacity to lead and coordinate a country-wide citizens’ actions for the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and other pro-disability policies and programmes in Liberia.

The project is being implemented in three of the fifteen counties in Liberia namely: Bomi, Nimba and Montserrado. The project works mainly with local and national stakeholders as a way of enabling them to advocate for the human rights of Persons with Disabilities and their effective inclusion and participation in society at all levels.

The project targets 90 deaf and hard of hearing persons disaggregated across Disabled People Organisations and the National Union of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities. The beneficiaries will also benefit from life skills and vocational training programmes to enhance their employability on the job market.

The EU is expected to make a major statement reemphasising their continuous commitment towards Liberia’s developmental drive and human rights of marginalised groups including people living with disabilities…. https://lnkd.in/gZ2RVeQ5

AIFO is currently seeking to recruit an Accountant, a Contracts and Grants Officer and a Field Support Officer for its operations in Liberia. Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
Every position is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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AIFO is currently seeking to recruit a Country Administrator and a Country Coordinator for its operations in Liberia. Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
Every position is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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By Menue Bainda, Communications Assistant – AIFO Liberia

In an effort to combat the new variant of the deadly COVID-19 in Liberia, Community Workers of AIFO Liberia are accessing hard-to-reach areas in rural communities to inform and educate rural residents about the Coronavirus. They are also educating locals on how people can prevent themselves from contracting the virus and how everyone can contribute to the fight against the pandemic.

Four counties including, Montserrado, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh are benefiting from this initiative. Since the middle of May, 2021, Liberia has been experiencing a sharp increase in the new variant of the deadly COVID-19 and has triggered fear in many people, as they continue to see and hear daily statistics of COVID-19 cases from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health, as well as death news. Since the occurrence of COVID-19 in Liberia in 2020, the country has recorded 1397 confirmed cases.
The AIFO initiative is part of the Disability and Startup project, which is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

In addition to the initiative, the Community Workers are informing and educating residents including disabled people and non-disabled people about the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. This is the highest number of signatories in history to a UN Convention on its opening day. It is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and is the first human rights convention to be open for signature by regional integration organizations. The Convention entered into force on 3 May 2008.
The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects” of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced. The Convention was negotiated during eight sessions of an Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly from 2002 to 2006, making it the fastest negotiated human rights treaty. https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html.
Local residents have expressed interest in the initiative and they have vowed to apply best health practices for their own protection and enforce government health protocols in their respective towns and villages.
AIFO Liberia is a professional non-profit health and development organization that enables opportunities for persons affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities, women, children and members of poor and vulnerable groups. This is done through focused healthcare, education and economic empowerment initiatives in Liberia with the aim of providing a better quality of life and creating large scale positive change.

 

AIFO is an International NGO with headquarters in Bologna, Italy, focusing in the field of international health cooperation and disability since 1961. AIFO began its Liberia’s operation since 1997. AIFO Liberia’s mission is the promotion of disability rights, building the capacity of local Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) and on fostering economic independence for People with Disabilities (PWDs).

I. INTRODUCTION:
Generation Information
AIFO is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified licensed LICPA firms to perform a professional auditing services to audit its financial statements for:
1. the financial year ended December 31, 2020 (to begin this April), and
2. its SIDA funded Coordinated Action on Disability (CAD-L) inception phase project for 01 January 2020 to 31 May 2021 (to start in June, 2021).

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AIFO Liberia is currently seeking to recruit Two (2) – Sign Language Interpreters/Teachers for the training of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students under the project “Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment (VOICE) – Disabled People Organisations stepping up for people with disabilities rights in Liberia”, funded by the European Union (EU) – CSO-LA/2020/421-002.

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Background

AIFO is an International NGO with headquarters in Bologna, Italy, working in the field of international health cooperation and disability since 1961. AIFO operates in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia’s mission focuses on the promotion of disability rights, building the capacity of local Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) and on fostering economic independence for People with Disabilities (PWDs).
The Swedish (SIDA 2016 – 2020) strategy for development cooperation in Liberia poses distinct attention to gender equality, respect of human rights and democracy, as critical principles backing the enjoyment of development and developmental programs in the country. The strategy also recognizes the need to work with duty bearers (the state) and right holders (the citizenry) to ensure development programs are demand-driven, transparent, sustainable and locally owned.
With overarching strategic direction, AIFO and SIDA entered an agreement in December of 2019, for the development of a proposal for an action promoting the human rights of people with disability in Liberia. The agreement decided on an inception phase of one year, which extended by five months until May 2021 due to the global crisis, COVID-19. The activities started in July 2020…..

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