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Strategic Plan Development Consultant Contract Job

2023-05-25 06:11   NGO   Suva   647 views Reference: 3144
Job Details

Applications close on 22 June.

Send your Expressions of interest with a proposed quote, CV with the contacts of 3 referees to fj.alumni.elf@gmail.com

Purpose of the role

The Consultant will be primarily responsible for designing and implementing a process that leads to the development of the Emerging Leaders’ Forum Alumni 3-year Strategic Plan. This will include the development of a consultation methodology, documentation of the consultations that will lead to the validation of findings meeting. Additionally, the Consultant will play a leading role in the content development of the Strategic Plan and an accompanying Financial Plan.

The Consultant will be guided by the Working Group and the Secretariat.

Table 1 Key deliverables

Key Deliverables

Lead

Support

Due Date

Outline methodology process for the development of the Strategic Plan 

Consultant

   Working Group

July

Conduct consultations with key stakeholders to identify emerging priorities

Consultant

   Working Group

July

Validation meeting with Working Group and Secretariat

Consultant

   Working Group

August

Development of draft Strategic Plan and draft financial plan to accompany the Strategic Plan

Consultant

   Working Group

August

Presentation of final Strategic Plan and Financial Plan for endorsement by the Working Group and Secretariat

Consultant

   Working Group

August

Finalise Strategic Plan and Financial plan based on feedback from Working Group and Secretariat

Consultant

   Working Group

September

Scope of Work

The consultant will work up to a total of 15 working days:

  1. Consultation and preparation (2 days)

-          Orientation and desk review of resource pack for familiarisation of the Alumni with the Secretariat and Working Group

 

-        Desk review of existing feminist leadership alumni and Pacific leadership alumni approaches or types

 

-          Design consultation process including agenda development, documentation outline template, list of stakeholders to consult

 

Deliverables:

a.       Detailed methodology with proposed list of stakeholders

b.       Desk review findings  

 

  1. Field work (5 days)

-          Conduct consultations with set of key partners and stakeholders to ascertain key priorities

-          Conduct consultations with ELFA Secretariat, Working Group and Alumni members

-          Review and

-          Host validation meeting with ELFA Secretariat and Working Group

 

Deliverables:

a.       Presentation of initial findings from consultations conducted

 

  1. Development of Strategic Plan (5 days)

-          Develop the content of the Strategic Plan

-          Develop accompanying Financial Plan

 

Deliverable:

a.     Strategic Plan with the following sections, (however not limited to):

o   Our Vision, Mission and Values

o   Our Theory of Change

o   Strategic priorities or pillars with accompanying description

o   Financial accompaniment plan

 

  1. Presentation of Strategic Plan to Alumni Secretariat and Working Group for feedback and endorsement (2 days)

Deliverable:

-          Presentation to Alumni Secretariat and Working Group

-          Final version of Strategic Plan and Financial Plan

Essential criteria

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience, with extensive experience in leading reviews, strategic or organisational planning that are focussed on effectiveness, efficiency and innovation.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, for example, development studies, social sciences, or women’s studies. Post-graduate qualification preferred.
  • Excellent skills in planning, facilitation, and consensus-building, with demonstrated experience in conducting consultations in Fiji and the Pacific.
  • Excellent, demonstrable command of English.
  • Highly demonstrated writing, research, and analytical skills, with the ability to synthesise large quantities of information.
  •  Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  •  Strong commitment to women’s rights and the values, goals and work of the Alumni.
  •  Strong working knowledge of international development and women’s and girls’ human rights.
Company Description
As of 2022, a total of 125 young women have graduated from the Emerging Leaders Forum Program (ELF) equipped with a knowledge and understanding of Feminism and Womens Human Rights, Women in Leadership, Women & Culture and Religion, Women in Business, and Women & the Environment, Tourism, Media, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Investment and Poverty, Globalisation, Trade and with a deeper understanding of Violence Against Women.
The Intergenerational Womens Leadership Programme (formally Young Womens Leadership Programme) has hosted the ELF Programme since 2004 and these graduates have formed the Emerging Leaders Forum Alumni (ELFA).
The ELFA has also grown from strength to strength with an established Secretariat and the successful implementation of projects and advocacy campaigns in raising awareness on the needs of young women, adding a feminist critique and creating positive change in their communities.
This has also allowed for the young women graduates themselves to exert and practice their leadership in the coordination of the group and the committees entailed as well as in the implementation of the group various activities and campaigns.
The ongoing support for the young womens safe spaces, leadership and initiative adds to the sustainability of Fiji Womens Rights Movement (FWRM) and the wider Fiji womens movement through the thriving young womens group.