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Consultancy Advocacy Specialist


Terms of Reference (TOR) Short Term Consultancy Advocacy Specialist

Background/General Description

The Because We Can project aims to contribute to positive changes at AU, SADC and national levels, including in SRHR, CSE policies, laws and defend progressive policies and laws from attacks. The project will be directly implemented in eight (8) Southern African countries, to ensure more effective domestication and monitoring of SRHR and CSE policies and commitments.

The project will be jointly implemented by a coalition of young serving SRHR organisations and Faith organisations for a more effective domestication of the Maputo Plan of Action and ESA commitments.  

The project overall objective includes:

•    To contribute to positive changes in SRHR and    CSE policies and laws
•    To defends progressive policies and laws from attacks at AU, SADC and national levels in 8 Southern African countries
•    To ensure a more effective domestication and monitoring of SRHR and CSE policies and commitments.

Scope of Work
This consultancy will be conducted in Eswatini
•    Conduct a mapping exercise to better understand gaps, challenges, and opportunities that the Because We Can campaign faces in the country. This mapping needs to include the organisations working in SRHR and CSE. The report needs to include mapping conducted at national level.
•    Development of a National Advocacy Plans

•    An inception report setting out the approach and timelines for the delivery of the scope of work.
•    Mapping country reports
•    Regional Mapping including regional finding and country mapping reports
•    National Advocacy Plan

Time frame 
The consultant should be available to start as soon as possible to have all deliverables concluded by 31st December 2019

•    Masters degree in relevant discipline or the equivalent experience with at least 10 years’ relevant professional experience in a similar function within international development context - Public Policy, Advocacy and Communications.
•    Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to quickly analyze data and information from different sources and produce coherent reports
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with strong demonstrated ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style
•    Strong background in policy analysis and research
•    Ability to work independently, operate under pressure, manage multiple tasks, deliver time sensitive, high-quality work, and meet objectives
•    Ability to communicate and write competently in English.
•    Highly organized at both the task and project level
•    Knowledge and experience with other international organizations and/or Global Funds
•    Highly creative and innovative thinker
Please submit your Resume and cover note highlighting your specific experience in developing advocacy strategies/ plans and conducting mapping exercises to with the subject line “Advocacy Specialist”. You are requested to also include your technical and financial proposal to undertake the exercise.



Short Term

Contract /31 December 2019

Closing date

19 December 2019 

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