TERMS OF REFERENCES FOR ACB COMMUNICATION STRATEGY CONSULTANT
Required services: Develop a 3-year communication strategy for ACB
Language: English – Knowledge of French is an asset
Application Deadline: 10th March 202212.00pm GMT, i.e., 3.00 pm EAT.
Location: The Consultant will work remotely in his/her country of residence
The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) was formed by a resolution of African Health Ministers in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012 and it became operational in 2017. Its purpose is to “facilitate engagement and consensus building among the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria two constituencies representing Africa namely the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) and West and Central Africa (WCA) constituent countries in Global Fund policies and governance engagements”. Its primary functions include “ensuring effective engagement, representation and participation of Africa constituencies in Global Fund processes and also to enhance the capacity of the Africa Constituencies to shape Global Fund policies and processes”.
The ACB has recently adopted its revised 2022-2025 strategic plan and its first ever advocacy strategy, which sets out new objectives to respond to the current ecosystem and anticipated demands from emerging global health needs. These strategic objectives are:
To ensure that African priorities and interests are reflected in the Global Fund governance decisions
To develop innovative strategic partnerships that support the amplification of African Governments’ policy positions in global health platforms, and enhance sustainability
To purposefully structure a sustainable Bureau with capacity to adequately support Africa’s delegations to achieve their Global Health policies and priorities
In order to attain the aforementioned objectives and as the ACB plan to expand its scope of work by providing a technical support to others Global Health players, ACB needs to build a powerful brand/image to be recognized as a reputable, strong and credible, think-thank in the field of Global health, especially on issues related to the elimination of HIV, TB and Malaria.
In alignment with the Strategic Plan and the advocacy strategy, the objective of this consultancy is to develop a 3-year Communication strategy for the ACB including indicators and measurement tools aimed at identifying ACB as a main player in the fields of HIV, TB and Malaria. Specifically, the communication strategy aims to:
Strengthen the institution by increasing the visibility and knowledge of the ACB and do something about the African top-asks;
Amplify Africa’s priorities in the Global fund and other Global health advocacy platforms;
Improve the communication between the ACB and the constituencies, and between the ESA and WCA constituencies, and African Governments either through the board and committee members or other technical channels
Mobilize additional partnerships and resources while strengthening the impact of the organization;
Identify key players, channels, tools and publicize messages accordingly;
Have the necessary tools to Monitor and Evaluate the implementation of the strategy with clear, practical and results oriented indicators for measurement and a user friendly dash-board for monitoring
Improve capacity in terms of communications for the board and committee members and staff
ACB must be perceived and accepted by all the African and others GF Constituencies as well as the External Partners as tone of the credible think tanks on health issues related to TB, HIV and Malaria in Africa.
The consultant will report to the ACB Advocacy and Communications Lead.
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ServiceDevelop a 3-year communication strategy for ACB