• Consultancy assignment for facilitating development of THT strategic plan

    Employer: THT - Troupe de Personnes Handicapées Twuzuzanye Rwanda
    Oeuvrant au Rwanda depuis 2004 en collaboration avec les autorités pour la promotion des droits des personnes Handicapées, l’organisation THT met en œuvre un projet « Développement local inclusive/Réadaptation à base communautaire (DLI/RBC ) »en collaboration avec Fédération Handicap International et sous le financement de... See more
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    Terms of Reference: Consultancy assignment for facilitating development of THT strategic plan

    Assignment: Consultancy
    Duration: 14 working days

    1. Background

    THT Background (David work on this)

    2. Purpose and Objective

    The purpose of this assignment is to lead the preparatory process in facilitating for the development of a renewed THT five years strategic plan for year 2019 – 2024

    Specific Objectives:

    • Assess and analyze THT’s internal environment
    • Assess and analyze the THT’s external environment and stakeholders
    • Review and assess to what extent the recommendations from the latest organizational assessment “Improvement of Planning, advocacy
    • Review and assess to what extent THT strategic plan 2012-2019 has been implementedand identify key areas of success and key areas of challenges.
    • Synthesize results of the assessments listed above in report format and identify (alternative) strategic directions for THT outlining the rationale for the proposed directions.
    • Plan and facilitate workshop/s to prioritize strategic directions.
    • Support THT in designing appropriate metrics to best align with identified strategic priorities.
    • Review the organization’s structure with a view to recommend if desirable, aligned, sections and units in order for THT to effectively discharge its mandate.
    • Draft and finalize THT’s strategic plan

    3. Scope and Focus of the Assignment

    The scope and focus of the assignment is to provide technical, strategic and facilitation support to enable the drafting of THT’s strategic plan for 2019-2024. After the initial document review, the consultant will develop an analysis framework and work plan to guide the assessment and the development of the strategic plan.
    S/he will conduct a thorough but focused assessment of THT’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats, with a view to identifying appropriate strategic options for the 2019-2024 operational period. The assessment will include review of relevant documents as identified in collaboration with THT management team.

    The use of participatory processes is expected. Critical reflection by THT and stakeholders is integral to this strategic planning initiative, as well as the understanding of the implications of a human rights based or social model of disability inclusion, as provided for in the CRPD. As such, the Consultant will be expected to provide for active and meaningful engagement of THT staff and the Board, relevant key stakeholders.

    It is expected that data will be analyzed using a rigorous and transparent analysis framework, summarized and presented back to THT to aid in prioritization of strategic directions. A key aspect of the consultancy is preparation for and facilitation of a strategic planning workshop/s with THT Board members and staff as well as key collaborating partners.

    All data and the results of the workshop will be consolidated into a draft and finalized strategic document, including analysis and the presentation of a Theory of Change model.

    4. The scope of work for the Consultant will include but not be limited to:

    a) Review current relevant global and national standards on disability
    b) Undertake a situation analysis of THT operations to date vs recommendations from the organizational assessment and 2012-2019 strategic plan and identify strengths and challenges;
    c) Review the institutional capacity, structure, organizational set-up, financial and administrative systems against THT mandate and the 2012-2019 strategic objectives and key result areas; and make recommendations for renewed focus if needed;
    d) Review THT mandate and the current vision and mission based on the mandate; Facilitate discussion over the vision and mission to inform the new strategic plan;
    e) Through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis, identify/select the final focus areas and develop strategic objectives and key result areas for the same;
    f) Propose a strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results;
    g) Develop a Results and Resources Framework for the plan period;
    h) Hold stakeholder meeting to validate the draft Strategic Plan;
    i) Finalize Strategic plan and submit to THT

    5. Methodology and process:

    The methodology will consist of document review, interviews, analysis and synthesis presented inreport, workshop facilitation and strategic plan drafting. The consultant will first familiarizehim/herself thoroughly with the legal and policy framework both at national and international levelso as to fully understand the current standards and provisions for disability inclusion. Theconsultant will further review relevant THT documents as listed. This process will be followed by synthesizing the results in report format, includingidentification of strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying alternative strategic focus areas for THT. Once the assessment process has been completed, the consultant will plan and facilitate a workshop with Board members, staff and other key stakeholders with the aim of prioritizing the strategic directions for 2019 to 2024.

    6. Expertise

    a) Academic Qualifications: At least a master’s degree in a relevant field in the area of planning, public policy, disability, social work, development studies or any other related field

    b) The ideal Consultant will have knowledge of and/or proven expertise in:

    • Disability inclusion and/or development
    • The current global standards on rights of persons with disabilities
    • Strategic planning document preparation
    • Proved experience in strategic planning and management
    • Participatory approaches in conducting assessments and facilitating strategic planning processes
    • Familiarity with the Theory of Change approach
    • Demonstrated experience in working with government partners and other stakeholders in public sector development programs especially in the area of capacity development

    c) Skills and Competencies:

    • At least 7 years of professional experience
    • High level written and oral communications skills in English;
    • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of tact and integrity;
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners;
    • Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops;
    • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments;
    • Experience in research, policy development, management and programming-related work.

    -  Roles and Responsibilities

    THT will be responsible for:

    • Actively engaging with the Consultant during the assessment
    • Identifying stakeholders and relevant documents as needed
    • Managing communications and logistics associated with the assessment
    • Finalizing the Terms of Reference
    • Selecting, contracting and managing the Consultant
    • Covering the costs of the strategic planning workshop
    • Providing technical advice and inputs throughout the process

    The Consultant will be responsible for:

    • Preparation of a work plan and an appropriate Assessment Framework
    • Actively engaging with staff, Board members and other stakeholders through the use of participatory processes
    • Regular progress reporting and consultation with the E.D
    • Production of deliverables in accordance with the requirements and timeframes of the Terms of Reference.

    8. Deliverables

    The consultant will provide the following deliverables.

    8.1 An Analysis Framework based on these Terms of Reference
    8.2 A summary assessment report (synthesizing outcomes of document review and interviews with regards to previous organizational assessment and strategic plan and outlining alternative strategic directions)
    8.3 A strategic plan workshop agenda and facilitation plan
    8.4 A strategic plan document including:
    -  Executive summary
    -  Background
    -  Internal and External analysis
    -  Strategic priorities
    -  Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities
    -  Strategic plan

    9. Time span

    The assignment is expected to be completed within 14 working days, while contract duration can extend over a longer period.

    10. Application process

    Send a cover letter responding to the Terms of Reference that includes a CV, a proposed work plan including a timeline and a budget to on 30/09/2019, please send your application Email: on the following Email:thttwuzuzanye@yahoo.fr or hard copy at THT officer.

    Prepared By
    David TWIZERIMANA
    THT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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