Terms of Reference
HOME-BASED CARE AS THE GRASSROOTS HEALTHCARE RESPONSE TO HIV&AIDS IN AFRICA: BROADENING THE IMPACT OF A DECADE OF LIFE-SAVING SUPPORT
Starting date: As soon as possible
Terms of contract: Consultancy basis
The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) supports community-level organizations that are turning the tide of HIV and AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS. The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) is a dynamic, collaborative, feminist organization with an unwavering commitment to supporting grassroots organizations across Africa in 15 countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic. We are passionately committed to our partnerships and this model of working is infused into the fabric of our day-to-day work. Since 2003, the SLF has funded over 1800 initiatives, partnering with more than 325 community-based organizations that are providing holistic care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers, LGBTIQ individuals and people living with HIV and AIDS.
The SLF received a three-year grant to further collective understanding on the innovative models of home-based care (HBC) being used by grassroots organizations in Africa, specifically Kenya, Namibia, Lesotho and Mozambique, for people living with and affected by HIV. As part of this grant, the SLF plans to:
3. Scope of the Consultancy
The Consultant will coordinate and develop a mapping exercise of donors and their partners’ work. The following questions will be considered while designing and conducting the mapping exercise:
The mapping exercise will serve not only to identify other donors who are supporting similar work in HBC (particularly in the time of COVID-19) but also document who they are working with, what the projects are, and how their funding is informing practices around accessible healthcare. This mapping will eventually shape the direction of facilitated discussions with partners and donors about donor/partners funding needs, priorities and plans.
The first step in this process is to develop a better understanding of the donors already programmatically engaged in supporting accessible community health initiatives (including HBC interventions) in the era of COVID.
The Consultant’s key responsibilities, deliverables, and timelines are summarized in the table below:
|Consultant Deliverables||Timeline||Division of responsibilities||Max Est. Days|
|Meet with the SLF||Coordinate with SLF to set up a meeting to review details of the assignment||Notes/record of the discussionWork plan for the scope of work with corresponding timelines||SLF to confirm the date for the meetingConsultant to confirm the date for the meeting||1.5|
|Identification of donors funding HBC and identification of any useful and relevant publications on HBC||Desk research||carry out research and mapping exercise (including resources) and recommend funders and programs to consider for inclusion in the mapping; publications on HBC||SLF to share any donor information in hand with the consultantSLF to share SLF HBC report with the consultant to review||5|
|Contact donors and inquire about the kind of work around HBC that they fund||Calls/emails||Update SLF vis-à-vis email regarding donors identified||SLF to respond to the email with any feedback/questions||5|
|Coordinate with donors to inquire about interest in taking part in HBC roundtable and SLF HBC report||Calls/emails||Update SLF vis-à-vis email regarding donors interested in taking part in HBC roundtable||SLF to respond to the email with any feedback/questions||Ongoing|
|Produce a draft mapping document||Create a mapping templateConsult with SLF team to finalize the templatePopulate template with information gathered||Mapping and report template and context pieces. Populated mapping document||Consultant to share the draft mapping documentSLF to coordinate with the consultant to set up a meeting to discuss the draftSLF to provide feedback on the draft||2|
|Produce a final mapping document||Meet with SLF team to review populated mapping documentMake any final changes to document||Final mapping document and report||Consultant to share the final mapping documentSLF to coordinate with the consultant to set up a meeting (if required)SLF to finalize mapping document||2|
|Produce PowerPoint||Develop a brief PowerPoint to discuss the findings of the mapping||Consultant to coordinate with SLF to set up meeting for powerpoint presentationSLF to confirm date and time for powerpoint presentationConsultant to present powerpoint presentation||1|
The assignment will run from January 2021- February 2021.
The ideal consultant:
How to apply
If you are interested in this collaboration, attach the following: 1. Consultant Profile (max 1 page) explaining why you are the right person for this work. 2. A sample of recent and relevant work (max 2 page). 3. Recent CV to [email protected] Subject: Mapping Exercise Consultancy.
December 21, 2020
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