PP Global Strategic Planning for the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance Project Consultancy in Kenya

Sep 27, 2016

Africa Regional Office
 
Terms of Reference for Consultancy
 
Strategic Planning for the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance Project
 
1. Introduction: Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
 
The Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA) is an advocacy project of PP Global ARO that was formed in 2004 by a group of reproductive rights advocates to promote and protect sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Kenya. 

 
The RHRA has established itself as a strong and credible champion for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya. 

After successfully engaging in advocacy for legal reform in the Constitutional review process, the RHRA is keen to now undertake legal, and health budget advocacy at national and community levels for the implementation of the provisions relating to SRHR while also monitoring Kenya’s commitments in international and regional level treaties under the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
 
PP Global is therefore seeking a consultant to develop a Strategic Plan for the RHRA is for the next five years.
 
2. Purpose: The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop a five year plan to ensure that the RHRA engagements respond to the present context and future challenges while pursuing a strategic engagement to achieve its stated objectives. 

The strategic plan developed is expected to build on the previous success in its contribution the SRHR agenda in Kenya, so as to ensure that the RHRA is responsive to the needs and expectations of its members.
 
3. Description of Tasks ( Scope of Work): Aimed at facilitating internal and multi-stakeholder meetings and consultation processes, the scope of work of the consultant will include but not be limited to:-
 
a) Undertake a situational analysis of the work of the RHRA to date through inter alia the review of the vision and mission of the RHRA based on the PP Global strategic frameworks, past and current engagements of the RHRA since inception including the 2006-2010 and 2011 -2015 Strategic Plans, and other pertinent project documents;
 
b) Undertake a stakeholder mapping and analysis, and hold consultations with key stakeholders including RHRA and PP Global (ARO) staff;
 
c) Through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis , identify focus areas and develop strategic objectives and key result areas for the same;
 
d) Review the institutional capacity, organizational set up , financial and administrative arrangements for the effective engagement of the RHRA ( including the review of the organizational processes and decision making structures to recommend required changes to improve effectiveness);
 
e) Propose a strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key result areas ;
 
f) Develop a Results and Resources Framework for the plan period;
 
g) Hold a stakeholder meeting to validate the draft Strategic Plan;
 
h) Finalize the Strategic Plan and submit to PP Global ARO.
 
4. Deliverables
 
a) A five –year Strategic Plan including Results And Resources Frameworks
 
b) Report on the processes including stakeholder consultations and workshops
 
5. Timeframe: The consultancy period is 25 days to be undertaken between October 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017.

Proposed Timeline of activities
  • Undertake a situational analysis of the work of the RHRA to date through inter alia the review of the vision and mission of the RHRA based on the PP Global strategic frameworks, past and current engagements of the RHRA since inception including the 2006-1010 and 2011 -2015 strategic plans and other pertinent project documents.
  • Number of days: 4
  • Undertake a stakeholder mapping and analysis and hold consultations with key stakeholders
  • Number of days: 5
  • Through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis, identify focus areas and develop strategic objectives and key result areas for the same
  • Number of days: 5
  • Review the institutional capacity, organizational set up, financial and administrative arrangements for the effective engagement of the RHRA including the review of the organizational processes and decision making structures to recommend requires changes to improve effectiveness
  • Number of days: 2
  • Propose a strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key result areas
  • Number of days: 3
  • Develop a Results and Resources Framework for the Plan period
  • Number of days: 2
  • Hold a stakeholder meeting to validate the draft five- year Strategic Plan
  • Number of days: 2
  • Finalize the Strategic Plan and submit to PP Global ARO
  • Number of days: 2
Total Number of Days: 25

6. Institutional Arrangements
 
The consultant will report directly to the Associate Regional Director, Policy and Advocacy and work closely with any other person assigned to her/him. 

PP Global ARO will provide relevant background documents necessary for the assignment including the PP Global Strategic Plan 2012-2016, the RHRA Strategic Plan 2006-2010 and 2011-2015, RHRA partner reports, M&E frameworks and any other relevant documentation that the consultant may require. 

PP Global ARO shall be responsible for the coordination of meetings and other activities under the consultancy and will cover the logistical and administrative costs of this assignment.

7. Expertise
 
a) Academic
  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field in the area of humanities or equivalent skills with demonstrable experience in strategic planning as noted below
b) Experience
  • At least five years professional experience in strategic planning and management;
  • Knowledge and experience of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in Kenya, in the region and globally;
  • Demonstrable experience in working with non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders especially in the area of capacity and institutional development.
c) Skills and competencies
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • High level written and oral communications in English and Kiswahili;
  • Must be results- oriented, a team player , exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners;
  • Skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/workshops;
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments;
  • Experience in research, policy and development, management and programming oriented work.
8. Application process
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following
  • Suggestions for modifying the envisaged approach to the consultancy in order to deliver more effectively ( if appropriate);
  • Curriculum Vitae with full description of the applicant’s profile and expertise;
  • Contact information for 2 references;
  • A total project budget including a daily rate in Kenya Shillings and an estimated number of days to achieve the deliverables.
The applications should be addressed to aro.recruit@ppfa.org with RHRA Consultancy as the subject line and must be received by October 7, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted




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