Consultancy to Develop Jhpiego Policy and Advocacy Unit Five Year Framework and Implementation Strategy



Terms of Reference for the Development of Jhpiego Policy and Advocacy Unit Five Year Framework and Implementation Strategy


Jhpiego is seeking to contract the services of a highly qualified health policy and advocacy specialist to lead the development of the first organizational Policy and Advocacy five-year (July 2019 – June 2025) implementation framework and operational strategy.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 45 years and in over 155 countries. Jhpiego works to save lives, improve health, and transform the futures of vulnerable women and their families.

Jhpiego works with countries, health experts, and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. We partner with governments and civic organizations to build sustainable capacity of health workers, locally and nationally, through advocacy and policy development, including by strengthening human resources for health and using quality and performance improvement approaches.

Consultancy Purpose and Scope of Work

This consultancy opportunity seeks to engage a highly qualified/experienced policy and advocacy specialist to develop/design a five-year Implementation framework and operational implementation strategy to guide the Policy and Advocacy unit’s impactful delivery of technical support to Jhpiego’s cross-cutting technical areas, country governments and partners; and to contribute to shaping the global health policy and advocacy discourse, science and tools.

Scope of Work

The Consultant is expected to conduct outreach to key Jhpiego staff at the headquarters and in country offices as well as select external stakeholder groups to gather credible information to inform the scope of work under the overall supervision of the Policy and Advocacy Director and the Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Jhpiego.

Specific tasks/deliverables include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of an inception report with the proposed approach for the consultancy and tools/templates for discussion and approval by Jhpiego
  • Landscape analysis of the internal and external environment for global health through a consultative process to inform the Jhpiego Policy and Advocacy value proposition
  • Synthesize key learnings to shape a Theory of Change, implementation framework and operational strategy
  • Develop Theory of Change, vision & mission and implementation framework and operational strategy tailored to fit Jhpiego’s diversified technical areas, geographies and the changing global health environment with a matching results and resources framework
  • Lead Jhpiego validation exercise to socialize Jhpiego users with the proposed strategy, seek final inputs and develop final product for publication.
  • Development of the final implementation framework and operational strategy for publication

Expected Output

1. Consultancy Inception Report

2. Landscape report

3. Final Theory of Change, Five-Year Framework and Implementation Strategy

Timeline: 25 Days. To be completed by June 30, 2019


  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field in the area of health planning, health public policy and development studies
  • At least 15-2oyears professional experience in strategic planning and management and experience developing strategies for International NGO’s with presence in many geographies in the developing nations with diverse decentralization policy and decision making structures
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government partners and other stakeholders in public and private health sector development programs

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and a team player;
  • High level written and oral communications skills ¡n English. French Speaking will be an added advantage
  • Must be result-oriented, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and ¡ntegrity;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners;
  • Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops;
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar strategy assignments;
  • Experience in research, policy development, management and programming-related work

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to or at our website by 24th April 2019 and should include the following:

1. Letter of Expression of Interest in the consultancy

2. Proposal for implementing the assignment

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: April 23, 2019 — 9:29 am