Development of 2022-2026 Strategic Plan
- Post Date:September 28, 2021
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- Career Level ConsultantQualification DegreeExperience 5-10 Years
- Industry Non Governmental
Location of Assignment: Harare
Duration of Assignment: 30 days
Reports to: The Director
Mashambanzou Care Trust (MCT) is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) (WO9/1990), based in Harare. The organization was founded in 1989 by Sister Noreen Nolan of the Little Company of Mary (LCM) Sisters, in response to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) pandemic amongst the poor communities. The focus was mainly on dissemination of accurate information, care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and prevention of further spreading of HIV. Home Based Care (HBC), palliative care and HIV prevention awareness campaigns were among some of the interventions carried out. At that time, neglect, stigma and discrimination were very rife and high, while knowledge on HIV and Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) management was very little. Hospitals were overwhelmed with critically ill patients who were then discharged home on HBC to people who did not have the knowledge on managing the situation at home. Deaths rates were so high especially within the poor communities who could not afford quality and specialized care hence this motivated MCT to address these challenges.
The organization focuses mainly on HIV and AIDS response that offer care to PLHIV and AIDS especially those in the later stages of the disease through the Mashambanzou Care Unit and its Family Centred Support (FCS) outreach teams. MCT also recognizes the approach of prevention as treatment to the pandemic of HIV thus, MCT is focusing on raising awareness on HIV and AIDS at all levels, raising awareness on co-infection of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, raising awareness and promoting positive health seeking behaviour. The organization is also realizing other factors that act as enablers for the pandemic to continue, thus MCT is also programming for gender norms transformation, child protection, Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) support, educational support and economic strengthening.
Purpose and scope of this consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a 5-year strategic plan which ensures that MCT programming activities are well aligned with its Vision, Mission, and Values and epidemiological trends for HIV. The strategy should incorporate the key strategic pillars that will propel the organization towards making significant impact in the lives of people living with and those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Roles and responsibilities
- Conduct preliminary consultative meetings with MCT’s Board of Trustees, management and staff;
- A desk review of various MCT project documents, the 2017 to 2021 strategy as well as a survey of a cross section of MCT partners (both funding and implementation) and beneficiaries;
- Facilitate and conduct a three(3) day strategic planning workshop with MCT staff and partners to give feedback and solicit comments and contributions of partners and staff in plenary;
- Produce a detailed strategic plan for Mashambanzou Care Trust with a clear M&E plan.
Timeline for consultancy: 30 Days from the date the contract is signed.
- An inception report demonstrating understanding of the task as outlined by the ToRs showing how the proposed task will be accomplished;
- Report of the preliminary consultative meetings and desk review of MCT project documents and the 2017-2021 strategy;
- Facilitation methodology proposal for the strategic planning workshop and report post workshop;
- Draft strategic plan document for review and a detailed final strategic plan document.
The consultant will receive technical direction from the Director of Mashambanzou Care Trust. At the request of the organisation, the consultant shall make her/himself available for discussions on issues arising from the consultancy work.
Qualifications and experience required
The firm/proposed team/consultant should between them possess the following qualifications:
- An Advanced University degree in Public Health, Strategic Management, Policy Development, or related field;
- At least five years of professional experience in conducting similar assignments, with proven record;
- Ability to analyse and synthesize relevant information and develop highly analytical reports.
- Excellent writing skills and a good command of English (spoken and written);
- Ability to deliver products on time against tight deadlines;
- Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and flexibility;
- Appreciation of the current epidemiological trends for HIV in Southern Africa.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- A detailed curriculum vitae for the Lead Consultant;
- Technical proposal;
- Financial proposal;
- One most recent sample of similar work done.
Expression of interest with detailed proposal to be submitted to: [email protected]
Deadline: 1 October 2021 (4pm)
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