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Request for Proposals

February 3, 2022

Request for proposals Terms of Reference Strategic Plan Development Reference: AFS01REQ00761


Changes made to this RFP and all relevant documents will be posted on AFSA website: (And may be updated regularly until closing date)

AFSA is seeking a consultant to support the development of its 5-year organizational strategic plan for the 2022-2027 period.

Background Information
AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) was established in 1988 and it is the first registered AIDS Non-Governmental Organisation in South Africa. AFSA as a development organization exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and build resilient communities. AFSA strategically positions itself to work in partnership with Community Based Organizations (CBO) and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) because of their access and proximity to vulnerable communities and target populations.
AFSA is seeking to engage an external consultant who can support the development of its 5-year organizational strategic plan. This includes developing a planning workshop framework, materials & tools and take the lead in facilitating the strategic planning workshop. The intention is for participants to consider AFSA’s existing programs and to define the future direction and priorities of the organization. In addition to the workshop, the consultant will conduct a desk review of the external context, familiarize him/herself with AFSA’s existing policies, programs and consult with staff members and other stakeholders in order to develop the final strategic planning document.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop a five-year Strategic Plan to ensure that AFSA fulfils its mandate.
Specific Objectives:
➢ Assess and analyse AFSA’s internal environment/ context (mission, vision, policies, activities etc.)
➢ Assess and analyse external environment and stakeholders.
➢ Provide synthesis of results and identify strategic opportunities
➢ Plan and facilitate two day-long workshops with Board members, staff and others to prioritize strategic directions
➢ Support the Executive Director in designing appropriate metrics using the Theory of Change model and/or an organizational balanced scorecard

The process should be completed by the 25th of March 2022. Work Schedule is proposed as follows:
a) Preparatory, desk review and consultations (3 days)
b) Planning of Workshop (2 days)
c) Facilitation of Strategic Planning Workshop (3 days)
d) Preparation and delivery of workshop draft report (7 days)
e) Revisions & Submission of Final Report (2 days)

Selection Criteria:
➢ Extensive experience in working in the public health and development sectors.
➢ Knowledge of and/or proven expertise in working with non-Government Organization (NGO)
➢ Extensive knowledge in participatory approaches in conducting assessments and facilitating strategic planning processes.
➢ Familiarity with the Theory of Change approach and building organizational balanced scorecards.
➢ Strategic planning document preparation and development

Application process
Please send a cover letter responding to the Terms of Reference that includes a copy of your CV along with a short Rationale, Approach & Methodology for the evaluation and a verifiable list of relevant work conducted in last five years. A short budget and an action plan should also be submitted to [email protected]

Please click here to download Full Request for Proposals TOR Strategic Plan Development Reference: AFS01REQ00761