Consultancy -Training of CSOs board members on governance

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Description :

Closing date: Monday, 6 September 2021

Training of CSOs board members on governance

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE

Application Deadline : 06-Sep-21

(Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : National Consultant

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)


Duration of Initial Contract : 30 Days

Expected Duration of Assignment : 30 Days

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background of the Organisation

FACT is a Christian-based national organisation working in and through partnerships to improve health and reduce poverty among people affected by HIV and related issues in Zimbabwe and beyond. With support from Global Fund through UNDP, FACT was awarded funds to implement a HIV and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) interventions in 20 of Global Fund Districts in Zimbabwe. Under this grant FACT will be implementing three interventions related to HIV and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) Community Systems Strengthening Module. Interventions are: Community Led/Based Monitoring (CLM), Institutional Capacity building, Planning and leadership and Community Empowerment, Social Mobilisation and Advocacy. The implementation of these interventions will be through CSOs/CBOs sub sub recipients to be selected for all the designate Global Fund supported districts.

Background to Community Systems Strengthening (CSS)

Zimbabwe's CSO, CBOs and networks' serving in the areas of HIV, TB and malaria exhibit leadership, governance, institutional capacity, community empowerment, social mobilisation, advocacy and monitoring skills and capacity gaps[1]. Firstly, communities exhibit weak coordinated engagement and coordinated mechanisms to consolidate treatment, prevention and support gains made since the advent of the three diseases. Additionally, the structures have slowly evolved. Thirdly, changes in epidemiological trends and concerted focus on biomedical responses have left out critical pockets which can benefit from social and community driven interventions[1]. Those left behind include Men having Sex with Men (MSM), Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), female sex workers (FSW), Artisanal miners, prisoners, truck drivers and people with disabilities, certain faith communities among other groups. Coupled with this has been significant loss of traction and relevance by CBOs, CSOs and networks to efficiently and effectively serve and reach out to the hardest to reach. Sadly, without comprehensive and sustained reach, national and global targets for HIV, TB and malaria will remain a pipe dream.

To address the challenges highlighted above, FACT received funding from Global Fund as a Sub-recipient to implement a Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) interventions in 20 districts in Zimbabwe. FACT is implementing three CSS interventions, which are: Community Led/Based Monitoring (CLM),

Institutional Capacity building, Planning and leadership

Community Empowerment, Social Mobilisation and Advocacy.

The expected outcomes for intervention 2: Institutional Capacity building, Planning and leadership are;

Increased capacity to attract more support from funders to respond to the Malaria, TB and HIV pandemic;

Increased capacity to self-mobilise, support community investment in HIV, Malaria and TB;

Better capacity of local institutions, structures to self-govern and respond to local HIV, TB and Malaria infections.

It is against this background the FACT is seeking a consultant to train and capacity build 6 broadly selected networks board members on effective leadership and governance, using a standardised governance policy guidelines/manual.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

Conduct a two-day training of the selected board members on responsive and effective leadership and governance (using the governance policy guidelines).

Develop the training module outline with clear topics to be covered during the training

Develop a pre- and post-test to measure the knowledge of the trained participants


A training report (Minimum 4 pages) detailing the training approach used, and recommendation for future related training

Annexes: All training Manuals and material used during the training



Drive for Results




Self-awareness and Self-regulation Teamwork


Tags human rights malaria sex workers social sciences

Leading Vision and Change



Setting Standards, and Monitoring Work

Strategic and Global Thinking

Group Facilitation

Team Leadership

Required Skills and Experience


Advanced Degree in the field of, Strategic Planning and Management, Management, Social Sciences, Program Management, or a closely related field.


At least 5 years of experience in the leading the training and establishment of governance boards, capacity building of board of member on their governance role.

Demonstrable experience in developing high quality training manuals specifically in the board members on governance and leadership area;

Experience in in designing and training on NGOs board of members on governance;

Knowledge of policies and legal frameworks; guiding the formation and role of board members in both CSOs and Corporate sector in Zimbabwe

Experience in communication, documentation and in developing high quality reports;

Sound understanding of CSO Sector in Zimbabwe;

Language Requirements:

Fluency in spoken and written English.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The consultancy fee will be determined on a lump sum basis. The lump sum amount must be all-inclusive and the contract price must be fixed regardless of changes in the cost components. Payment will be made upon completion of all key deliverables.

How to apply

Technical proposal: a cover letter and updated Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum); a technical proposal (max. 4 pages) summarizing the Module/Manual to be used in training and work plan with the expected number of working days; and, List of evidence of similar work done and experience to undertake the assignment.

Financial proposal: - asking rate (fees) in USD per workday and estimated number of workdays required to perform the assignment. Other logistical expenditures including materials, if applicable, must be included in the budget breakdown.

Evaluation Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70 points maximum):

Relevance of education to the consultancy (10 points);

Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards a distinct advantage (30 points)

Fluency in Shona and Ndebele as it relates to Written and Verbal Communication (5 points)

Experience in translating materials to suit local languages (25 points)

Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum)

To apply

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