Strategic Planning Consultant

Status-Open

Location: Kenya

Duration: Three months from start date

Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Introduction

This Ability Trust is a women-led non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance the rights and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in Africa. We envision a society in which women and girls with disabilities live fully integrated lives socially, economically and politically, with their rights respected and upheld. We work to increase access to sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls with disabilities in Kenya and across the region.

Background

As part of our commitment to advancing our impact and ensuring sustainable solutions for the women and girls with disabilities whom we serve, we recognize the need for a holistic and forward-looking strategic plan. The last strategic plan, which served as a guiding framework, was developed in 2018/9. This Ability Trust is now seeking the services of a qualified consultant to facilitate the development of a comprehensive five (5) year strategic plan and a review and enhancement of the organizations existing policies. 

Over the years, This Ability Trust has evolved since the creation of its existing policies, facing new challenges and opportunities and it is with this acknowledgement that we are seeking to revisit and refine our policies to ensure alignment with current best practices, regulatory requirements and our strategic objectives. The strategic planning and policy development process will involve collaboration with key stakeholders, staff and board members to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive approach that reflects the values of our organization.

Objectives:

 

    1. Develop a 5 year strategic plan that outlines clear goals, objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs).

    1. Conduct a thorough review of the organizations existing policies and provide recommendations for improvement and alignment with the strategic plan.

    1. Facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions to gather input and insights for the strategic planning process.

Responsibilities:

The Strategic Planning Consultant will be responsible for the following:

 

    1. Conduct an initial assessment of the organization’s current situation, including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    1. Collaborate with key stakeholders to define and refine the organization’s mission, vision and values.

    1. Facilitate strategic planning meetings to identify strategic priorities and develop action plans.

    1. Analyse existing policies and procedures to ensure alignment with industry best practices and legal requirements. 

    1. Provide a comprehensive report with recommendations for policy enhancements and strategic initiatives.  

Deliverables:

 

    1. A draft 5-year strategic plan document outlining goals, objectives and KPIs.

    1. Stakeholder engagement report summarizing key insights and input gathered during the process.

    1. A comprehensive policy review report with recommendations for policy enhancement.

    1. Finalized 5-year strategic plan and updated policies based on feedback and approvals. 

    1. Powerpoint Presentation and workshop.

Timeline

The consultant is expected to complete the assignment within three months from the start date.

Required Experience:

 

    1. An Advanced degree in a relevant field such as business administration, strategic management, organizational development, or a related discipline. Professional certification in strategic management is highly advantageous.

    1. Proven experience in facilitating the development of strategic plans for non-profit organizations with demonstrated success in leading the process from initiation to implementation. 

    1. Expertise in policy analysis and development with a track record of reviewing and enhancing organizational policies in alignment with strategic objectives and legal requirements.

    1. Familiarity with the non-profit sector including knowledge of funding mechanism, donor expectations, social impact considerations, as well as relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.

    1. Strong facilitation and communication skills including the ability to convey complex strategic concepts in a clear and understandable manner to diverse audiences

    1. Strong analytical skills to assess the organizations’ internal and external environment, identify key issues, and formulate effective strategies

    1. Project management skills to ensure timely and successful completion of the strategic planning process.

Proposal Instructions

Interested consultants are invited to submit their proposals including a detailed work plan, methodology, relevant experience and financial proposal to consultant@this-ability.org on or before 10th April 2024

N.B. Qualified women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Exclusion Clause

This Ability Trust has zero tolerance for corruption and fraud.

This Ability Trust reserves the right to offer comparable assignments to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for this consultancy assignment which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the organization, appropriateness and relevance to the candidate’s educational backgrounds and work experience. Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Trust has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews.

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