CONSULTANCY: DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PLAN (2023 – 2028)
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF GHANA
DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PLAN (2023 – 2028)
TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)
The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) is a leading, volunteer-supported, rights-based, grass-root-based, and non-partisan CSO working in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Ghana. PPAG, established on 4th March 1967, is an affiliate (Member Association) of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and also enjoys goodwill from many international funding agencies. Over the past 54 years, PPAG has gained expertise and become a credible leader among CSOs working in the SRHR sector, with specialization in gender transformative approaches and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Association works to complement the government’s efforts in the provision of SRHR information, education and services to the general population, particularly young people (including adolescents) and women; and also, vulnerable groups including persons living with disability, prison inmates, adolescent female internal emigrants among others.
The Association has over the years undergone several strategic changes, all in attempts to respond successfully to the changing landscape of sexual and reproductive health and rights needs in Ghana and across the Africa region. Most recently, the organization’s strategic direction, as constituted in the current Strategic Plan (2016 – 2020 and extended to 2022), has been towards achieving the following: Government commits to and implements Global, Regional and National Policies, Protocols and Commitments in respect of SRHR; 3 million young people to act freely on their sexual reproductive health and rights; 8 million quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services delivered; PPAG becomes high performing, sustainable and accountable.
The two-year extension had become necessary and was based on a recommendation from a mid-term evaluation conducted by the association.
Since the organization’s strategic plan ended in 2022, there is a need to develop a new one that responds to the current SRHR climate within Ghana and the Africa region. As a member of IPPF, this new strategic plan is also expected to align to IPPF’s newly minted strategic framework titled ‘Come Together Strategy 2023-2038’. This new strategy is a strong response to the global changes that have severely impacted access to SRHR. Changes that have emanated from the devastating impact of pandemics, climate change, migration, structural injustice, and growing inequality. Again, contextually, it is expected that the new strategic plan integrates emerging concepts around digital health interventions (DHI), gender, and mental health among others.
Within this context, PPAG seeks the services of a consultant (s) to support the organization to develop a new, comprehensive, globally oriented but context-specific strategic plan for the period 2023 to 2028.
2.0 Purpose of the Assignment
The overall purpose of this assignment is to lead the process of developing a new strategic plan for PPAG for the period 2023 – 2028 based on a critical review and analysis of the internal and external context of the Association as well as a review of emerging developments on SRH at global, regional and local contexts.
2.1 Specific Objectives;
- Evaluate the current Strategic plan 2016 – 2022 (this includes the extension period of 2021 & 2022)
- Undertake a situational analysis of SRHR in Ghana
- Lead the process of the development of PPAGs Strategic Plan
3.0 Scope and Process
The assignment is a nationwide endeavour and is expected to cover all of PPAG’s operational sites across the country. The focus is expected to cover all of PPAG’s programmatic areas, strictly within the field of SRHR.
|Recruit consultant and contract||February||PPAG|
|Consultant conducts situational analysis||2nd week of March||Consultant|
|Submit situational analysis report||4th week of March||Consultant|
|Broad stakeholder consultation (including Volunteers, staff and partners)
Field work/data collection/discussions
|1st week of April|
|Hold workshop on strategic plan development with staff and partners||2nd week of April||PPAG & Consultant|
|Submission of zero draft strategic plan||4th week of April||Consultant|
|Hold validation meeting with stakeholders and PPAG||1st week of May||PPAG & Consultant|
|Submit revised draft strategic plan for comments||3rd week of May||Consultant|
|Finalization and submission of PPAG’s strategic plan||2nd week of June||Consultant|
|Dissemination of strategic plan||4th week of June||Consultant|
5.0 Key Deliverables
The consultant (s) will be required to produce/develop/lead the following to PPAG:
- Inception report – detailing implementation plan and methodology
- Situational analysis report (of the SRHR sector)
- Coordinate and facilitate field work/stakeholder engagement
- Strategic plan document (draft and final versions)
6.0 Management & Supervision
PPAG will establish a technical committee to coordinate the entire process to develop the strategic plan. The committee is expected to provide regular updates on the process to PPAG Management. The Consultant shall work closely with the technical committee. The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of PPAG will be the focal person on the committee for the consultant.
7.0 Consultant’s Qualifications and Requirements
Qualification: An advanced degree (minimum of a research-based master’s degree) from a recognized university in Public Health, Health Quality, Health Economy, Population Studies, Development Studies, International Development, Research Methodologies, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, or any related field.
- Minimum of 7 years’ extensive experience in programme design and management, and in strategic plan development and its processes within the field of SRHR
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.
- Good understanding of the SRH&R context in Ghana and Africa
- Excellent skills in leading teams, and coordinating participatory processes
- Fluency in communication in English
- Application Requirements
The consultant or firm should provide the following in their application:
- CVs of key personnel who will be involved in the study.
- Evidence of similar assignments conducted within the last 5 years, including references. This should be captured in a table with the following headings: title of project/assessment/research; type of assessment/research (baseline, midterm, endline, strategic plan, etc); total budget; source of funds (donor); scope (geographic); subject area; and duration.
- Technical proposal – detailed methodology, proposed structure of the strategic plan and work schedule. (max. 5 pages)
- Financial proposal – budget should include all expected cost e.g. accommodation, travels, meals, man-hours, etc. The budget should also indicate the requisite national tax provisions.
- Tax Clearance Certificate from GRA and Company Registration documents (if applicable).
All applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject line should read: ‘Strategic Plan Development Consultancy’.
Download Link: https://www.ppag-gh.org/nu/?p=20183
Kindly ensure to submit all the required information and documentation as the scoring will be based strictly on that.
The deadline for application is 10th February 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.