23 November 2017
About Speak Up Africa:
Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, Speak Up Africa is a communications and advocacy organization dedicated to catalyzing leadership, enabling policy change, and increasing awareness for sustainable development in Africa.
The success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has infused the continent with a new sense of vibrancy – from commercial promise to population increasingly connected – Africa’s pulse has quickened. In the new era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Speak Up Africa strives to promote a shift in African leadership and accountability and create an enabling environment for sustainable change.
Duration of contract: 30 days
Every year, more than 170 000 people are killed by NTDs. Today, these dangerous and destructive diseases affect 1.58 billion people globally, 39% whom live in Africa. They immensely impact the life expectancy, education and economic opportunities of affected individuals and their communities. In an effort to raise the profile of NTDs and their burden at the national level, Speak Up Africa focuses on advocating for increased funding and stronger political commitment, and pushing forward the policies and interventions by demonstrating that NTD control and elimination are critical to the economic development of endemic countries. Speak Up Africa’s objective is to help provide the technical advice and advocacy tools necessary for affected countries to take full advantage of all the resources and funding available to reach the goal of NTD control and elimination in Africa.
Speak Up Africa is looking for a consultant to develop a guide including advocacy and resource mobilization guidance for technical implementers, as well as for local and national governments. The guide will include a number of best-practice case studies, key advocacy and resource mobilization messages, as well as a number of templates for communication.
The objective of the assignment is to provide countries affected by NTDs with a repository of advocacy tools to mobilize resources for NTD control and elimination.
The advocacy guide should be an easy and straightforward tool which support users’ advocacy efforts in the fight against NTDs in their own context. This will include the following resources for advocates and implementers at the country level:
Under the overall guidance of Speak Up Africa’s Program Officer, the consultant will advise on the product positioning of the advocacy guide, develop and draft its content and produce the document.
Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
The consultant is expected to have a professional approach to time and deadlines.
The application deadline is Thursday 7th December 2017.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants that fulfil the above requirements are requested to submit a CV, a sample of previous work, proposed timeline for the consultancy and daily rate, and references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org