JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting a roster of consultants under the DREAMS Innovation Challenge project, an initiative aimed at reducing HIV incidence among girls and young women by 40% in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
JSI supports 45 organizations to deliver high-quality gender-responsive programming in each of the 6 DREAMS Innovation Challenge focus areas: strengthening capacity for service delivery; keeping girls in secondary school; linking men to services; supporting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); providing a bridge to employment; and applying data to increase impact.
We are currently looking for a Strategic Planning Specialist to support and guide one partner organization in Kenya through a comprehensive strategic planning process. The organization engages women in Kenya in HIV and AIDS Prevention, care and support, gender/human rights awareness, advocacy and economic empowerment. The organization serves as a common voice for these vulnerable populations in efforts to increase their access to quality services, reduce stigma and discrimination, while engaging various stakeholders in advocacy and policy dialogue.
The consultant will review any existing strategy documents and come up with a detailed plan for how to work with the organization to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. Ultimately, it is expected that the partner organization will have a strategic plan that is a tool to guide planning, resource mobilization and implementation of organizational priorities.
The consultant is expected to work with the partner organization in a participatory manner and involve as many key staff as possible. A variety of methodologies should be utilized to stimulate creative thinking and manage discussions. The consultant acts as a facilitator and is not expected to write the strategic plan but rather to guide and support the partner organization to develop a strategic plan (including providing a template).
The work is expected to take no more than 2o days and the consultant must be available to start by May 25, 2018.
All interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Strategic Planning Specialist” in the email subject line. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis, so please do not wait to apply.