Application deadline: September 6, 2022, 12:00pm GMT
Location: The Consultant will primarily work remotely in the respective country of residence but may be required to travel for meetings
CONSULTANCY CALL SUMMARY
The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) is calling for technical and financial proposals for the development of ACB’s resource mobilization strategy. This work will seek to address ACB’s existing gap between the available resource and the needs in order to support its existing strategy and ensure the sustainability of the organization.
ABOUT THE AFRICAN CONSTITUENCY BUREAU (ACB)
The ACB for the Global Fund (GF) was established by a resolution of African Health ministers in 2012. Also known as the Bureau, the ACB brings together the two African Constituencies, West and Central Africa (WCA) and East and Southern Africa (ESA) represented at the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (HTM). The two constituencies represent 47 African countries that are recipients of Global Fund support for HTM control. The Bureau facilitates collaboration across the two constituencies and ensures that Africa’s voice is enhanced to influence Global Health policy decisions.
The Bureau facilitates effective engagement, representation and participation of the two constituencies in Global Fund processes as well as enhancing their capacity to shape Global Fund policies and processes. The Bureau offers new thinking and new approaches to address some of the most intractable health policy and health systems issues in Africa. It works to provide leaders in health in Africa with policy and strategy options to ensure Global Health policies and processes are responsive to Africa needs. ACB’s focus is on tackling health policy challenges that are preventing Africa from ending the epidemics. Most importantly, the Bureau provides the 47 member countries and the respective constituency delegations with access to high quality technical support in analyzing and identifying solutions critical to global and regional issues around resilient and sustainable systems for health.
Achieving ACB’s sustainability is a strategic priority that other operational activities rely on, hence is a key component of ACB’s strategic plan (2022-2025) and business plan. The ACB is currently fully dependent on a few donors to drive its programs and operations which limits its growth into new areas of work as well as its sustainability goals.
Diversifying the donor base beyond traditional funding partners to also include non-traditional funders such as African governments, philanthropists and grant-making institutions is vital to advancing the ACB growth and sustainability goals in order to adequately support Africa to achieve its global health policy priorities and interests.
The consultant will lead the development of a resource mobilization strategy to support the ACB’s efforts twin goals of ensuring donor diversification of income as well as decreased dependence from donors to advance the ACB funding sustainability goals.
SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
As part of this assignment, the consultant will undertake the following;
Map ACB programmes from its current strategic plan and other strategic documents (advocacy, communication, etc.) and growth ambitions to identify funding gaps.
Conduct an analysis of the current resource mobilization efforts (SWOT, Matrix Analysis, QSPM, PESTLE, etc.)
Map donor interests, priorities, funding windows and point to clear actions that should be taken to mobilize funds and develop/maintain relationships with these donors.
Perform risk analysis and develop appropriate mitigation approaches for the ACB resource mobilization strategy
Consult with and gather relevant information from the resource mobilization functions and other entities across the the ACB ecosystem in support of the above responsibilities.
A comprehensive resource mobilization strategy that includes an overview of the situation, a critical analysis of past fundraising experience, exploration of future opportunities and strategies, and detailed workflow and plan on how the ACB will raise funds to support the achievement of its key results.
An annex that maps donor interests, priorities, funding windows, typical funding amounts, focal points, samples of successful project applications, and points to clear actions that should be taken to mobilize funds and develop/maintain relationships with donors.
An annex that outlines a series of fundraising materials (print and digital) that need to be produced to secure funding/raise the profile of key ACB results, including website content.
A high-level dashboard providing a single consolidated view of all fundraising activities from initial concept through the various stages to funding secured and then funding disbursement and project implementation accompanied by an action plan.
A plan for building the capacity and skills of key staff in mobilizing and leveraging resources and developing and maintaining partnerships for the ACB.
COMPETENCIES / SKILLS
The consultant will be identified and selected based on relevant work experience in a similar role and assignments, ability to deliver, analytical skills, educational qualifications, and familiarity with global health in general and the Global Fund and other multilateral organizations in particular.
The consultant should therefore have the following:
An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development, Planning, Business Administration, Communication, or a related field
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the global health and development landscape particularly on HIV, TB & Malaria in Africa
Proven experience in the development sector, preferably in fundraising, resource mobilization or partnership building ideally including proposal and report writing.
Excellent knowledge of key donors focused on Sub Saharan Africa
Familiarity and/or experience with global health institutions
Good analytical, coherent, clear documentation/report writing skills
Good communication and facilitation skills
Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of French would be an added advantage.