Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Consultancy Opportunity at CHSSP Tanzania April 2019

Consultancy Opportunity at CHSSP Tanzania April 2019
Consultancy Opportunity 
Terms of Reference 
Terms of Reference for Reviewing Editing Gender Strategy for Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program

1. Introduction 
Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is seeking a highly qualified Tanzanian consultant to edit program gender strategy. CHSSP is a six-year USAID/PEPFAR funded program implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) in partnership with World Education Inc./Bantwana. CHSSP seeks to improve the health, wellbeing, and protection outcomes for HIV affected and other most vulnerable populations through strengthened linkages between the health and social welfare sectors. 

2. Rationale for the Strategy 
CHSSP is grounded in the vision of equality between men and women as partners and beneficiaries of development and community prosperity. CHSSP provides support to the beneficiaries’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with the government, civil society organizations and other relevant actors. 

To facilitate gender equality within the program so that both men and women have confidence to claim and exercise their rights and grab opportunities there should be approaches in place that are based on a thorough understanding of the situation and positioning of both men and women in the program– their social roles, and power relations between them. CHSSP has developed a gender strategy to guide mainstreaming of gender within the program and is seeking the services of a consultant to review and edit the draft gender strategy.

3. Duties and Responsibilities 
Under the overall guidance of Gender and System Strengthening Advisor with the support of the Deputy Chief of Party the Consultant will undertake the following tasks: 
 Review and substantively edit and rewrite the strategy as needed, to ensure high quality, reader friendly and appropriate layout.  Liaise with CHSSP Technical Team to fill any gaps in information and restructuring required in the strategy.  Ensure that sections in the strategy are in the correct order and that there is consistency in style and layout. 

 Ensure content, format and style of the strategy, is consistent with CHSSP standard.  Review the draft strategy for spelling, grammatical correctness and copy edit the text.  Ensure elimination of repetition and inconsistencies.

4. Deliverable Edited CHSSP Gender Strategy that reflects high quality presentation of key sections in accordance with CHSSP requirements and standards
5. Timeframe 
Duration for this assignment is expected to be 30 days in total during the period of May, 2019. The assignment will start after signing of a formal contract with CHSSP

6. Required skills and experience 
 Master's degree or other advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, and/or communications, gender studies of work experience in writing, editing, and reporting. 
 Minimum of 7 years of high-level experience in writing, editing, reporting, and communicating programmatic information in reader-friendly formats and styles. 

 Understanding of gender equality issues, women’s leadership/empowerment, and the Tanzania context is an asset.
 Demonstrated abilities and track record writing and editing high quality English language reports and documents. 
 Excellent understanding of and experience with gender-sensitive and results-based management and reporting. 
 Excellent written and spoken English. 

7. Terms of Application 
To apply please send your CV and a short proposal that summarizes your understanding of the ToR and details of how you plan to execute the assignment. Submit your application through email to chss.recruitment@gmail.com by May 10, 2019.