Terms of Reference: Consultancy assignment for facilitating development of THT strategic plan
Duration: 14 working days
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
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.
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:
c) Skills and Competencies:
Roles and Responsibilities
THT will be responsible for:
The Consultant will be responsible for:
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:
Internal and External analysis
Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities
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:firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy at THT officer.
THT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY