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Resource Mapping Consultant at Plan International Summary

Submit your application now for the position of Resource Mapping Consultant at Plan International in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

About Plan International

Plan International is a non-governmental organization based on child-centered community development that operates worldwide to realize children’s rights and other human rights to end poverty in developing countries.

Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children, especially girls and those most marginalized, realize their potential in societies that respect peoples rights and their dignity.

Plan’s mission is to strive for reaching lasting improvements in the quality of life of underprivileged children in developing countries through a process that unifies people of different cultures and adds meaning and value in their lives by:

  • Enabling underprivileged children, their families and communities to reach their basic needs and increase their capacity to participate in society;
  • Building relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries;
  • Promoting the rights and interests of children in the world.
  • Plan International is strongly committed to gender equality and inclusion through its global Gender Equality & Inclusion Policy and strategy.
  • Plan International’s global strategy (2017-2022) focuses on advancing children’s rights and equality for girls in order for 100 million girls to be able to learn, lead, decide and thrive.
  • As an organization, Plan International is committed to gender transformative programming, addressing the root causes of gender inequality, tackling harmful social norms, and promoting women’s and girls empowerment and agency.

Project Information

The ultimate outcome of WVL-Ghana is increased enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the advancement of gender equality.

The project is being implemented over the five-year period of March 2019 to March 2024.

A total of 98 local, regional, and national WROs and networks are expected to be reached, with a focus of long-term gender transformative programming in the six regions of Greater Accra, Central, Northern, Upper East, Bono, and Bono East, and national outreach through flexible grants and advocacy.

Feminist Approach

The Resource Mapping Consultant will apply a feminist approach that is founded on two main principles: 1) Nothing about or for WROs with WROs, ensuring full and meaningful participation and influencing of all program processes by WROs; and 2) WROs are experts” in their contexts and know how best to address issues.

This will drive the need to leverage expertise through collaborative, reflective and mutual learning processes to ensure the project does not embody a top down or one-size-fits-all approach.

This feminist approach is grounded in addressing root causes of gender inequality by interrogating / challenging power relations, social norms and values, and other systemic issues that anchor the inequalities at all levels.

The approach will thus facilitate a movement away from only addressing welfare and practical needs to strengthening WROs work on addressing strategic needs and adopting systemic approaches that promote gender equality.
Objective

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In order to implement their work in a sustainable manner and be sufficiently reactive to needs, WROs in Ghana need dedicated sources of funding beyond this project to support their programmatic work.

This calls for a robust forward-looking resource mobilization strategy which takes into account the changing donor landscape as well as assesses lessons learned from current resource mobilization efforts in Ghana.

This strategy must also explore new aid modalities and actors and outline a systematic and strategic approach to leveraging existing and new partnerships as well as recommend how to diversify the resource base for WROs.

To this end, Plan International Ghana seeks a qualified Resource Mapping Consultant to develop a resource mobilization strategy with a proposed results-oriented action plan through a detailed mapping of existing WROs resource mobilization strategies and available resources that WROs can tap into

The overall purpose of the Resource Mapping Consultant role is to establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities for women’s organizations in Ghana and clear avenues for WROs engagement in mobilizing these resources.

Scope of Work

  • The Resource Mapping Consultant will review current WROs strategies, work plans, funding models, and pipelines of interventions to better understand diverse WROs needs and desired outcome;
  • The Resource Mapping Consultant will consult with WROs to better understand their vision, mission and focus areas along with challenges from a resource mobilization perspective
  • The Resource Mapping Consultant will conduct a comprehensive analysis of potential donors, including a list of call for proposals, opportunities, and recommendations for being successful, etc.
  • Map donors strategic areas of interest and explore opportunities for partnerships (and mobilizing and leveraging resources) from emerging donors- the BRIC countries, for example – and private sector (foundations), African Development Bank, embassies, institutions, etc.;
  • The Resource Mapping Consultant will develop a plan for pursuing new donors (traditional and non-traditional) and obtaining funding for the WROs work;
  • Develop objectives for fundraising, methods, tactics and focus (bilateral, private sector, public funding, foundations)
  • Recommend areas for resource mobilization capacity building based on WROs existing resource mobilization strategies, funding models and needs,
  • The Resource Mapping Consultant will recommend ways to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors (past, present and future);

Expected Deliverables

Review relevant project documents, including project implementation plans, performance measurement frameworks, Participatory Institutional Assessment (PIA) findings, and proposals to understand overall project objectives and variations, as well as the theory of change, recent Annual Workplans and Semi/Annual Reports, Feminist Model of Organizational Development [2 weeks from starting the assignment].

An inception report will be prepared by the consultant and shared with Plan International Ghana and Plan International Canada and the two Network partners as appropriate.

The report should include the objective of the assignment as understood by the consultant, methodology the consultant is proposing to take to collect donor information, and the format of the final resource mapping.

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This will be reviewed and approved by Plan before moving forward with deliverables [4 weeks from starting the assignment].

Taking stock of current funding streams and funding outlook for a diverse range of WROs, a mapping of donor interests, priorities, funding windows and entry points to clear actions that should be taken to mobilize funds and develop/maintain relationships with these donors [1-2 months from start of the assignment];

A comprehensive resources mobilization strategy for WROs that includes an overview of the situation, an analysis of past fundraising experience, recommended areas for resource mobilization capacity building, and explores future opportunities and strategies [3 months from start of the assignment]

An outline for the resource mobilization capacity building module for WROs [2 months from start of assignment] and the full capacity building module shared in draft [2.5 months from start of assignment] and finalized [3 months from start of assignment]

Conduct a TOT/training to WRO and CTCs on the resource mobilization module to ensure they can take forward the module and train WROs [3 months from start of assignment]

Methodology

  • Internally, the consultant shall work closely with the Plan International Ghana Women’s Voices and Leadership (WVL) Project Lead and team;
  • The consultant shall interact and liaise with the two Network Partners and relevant WROs receiving grants under the WVL project;
  • The consultant will review the PIA findings and analysis to better understand the strengths and gaps identified by WROs in relation to resource mobilization;
  • Externally, the consultant shall interact with donors regionally and internationally, fundraising experts and consultants and others as required.
  • The work shall mostly be conducted in Accra, with some opportunities for travel to the following regions: Greater Accra, Central, Northern, Upper East, Bono, and Bono East

Timelines

The Resource Mapping Consultant offer is expected to commence in September 2021 and la

Required Skills or Experience

  • Masters degree in resource mobilization, marketing, business administration, economics, communication, gender equality, or other relevant discipline.
  • Fundraising and resources mobilization skills and experience (knowledge of WROs an asset)
  • Proficiency of English language with communication skills, both written and oral; ability to effectively communicate both internal and external
  • The ability to work collaboratively with teams
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • A commitment to excellence in order to meet high quality standards expected internally and externally; the mapping is expected to be made available to a wide base of audiences in Ghana in addition to the projects targeted WROs.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to uphold and implement the feminist principles guiding this project throughout the entire consultancy.
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Resource Mapping Consultant Experience:

  • Five years of relevant experience in corporate fundraising, preferably in an international setting or within WROs/feminist realm
  • Proven track record of generating/securing significant funding;
  • Experience and expertise in developing and maintaining good relationships with institutional donors or corporations
  • Knowledge of or experience with WROs is a strong asset

Key Skills specific to the Assignment:

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Passionate and optimistic, challenging and inspiring, credible and accountable, persevering and delivering results
  • Energetic, proactive, capable of working independently as well as being an active team member
  • Attention to details

Technical Competencies:

  • Fundraising and resources mobilization skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrate numerical and budgetary skills, including preparing fundraising budgets
  • Proven track record of writing high quality and funded concepts, proposals, and templates that meet donors’ requirements

How To Apply

  • All applications received by the submission date will be reviewed by a selection committee based on pre-determined criteria.
  • The application must clearly demonstrate the above qualifications, skills and experiences relevant to this assignment.
  • The technical proposal must clearly outline and elaborate on how the consultant will carry out the assignment to meet its objectives and produce the expected deliverables and must include a detailed work plan outlining the activities to be undertaken and the timeline.
  • The financial proposal must include all anticipated costs associated with the consultancy including; Itemized consultancy fees/costs; Itemized field expenses, Itemized administrative expenses, and validity period of quotations (not exceeding CAD$ 10,000).
  • Upon selection, the consultant(s)/ firm will be invited for a discussion and requested to submit a detailed inception report and work plan prior to starting the assignment.
  • Technical and financial proposals and a copy of similar work done should be sent to the following email address and clearly marked Women’s Voices and Leadership Resource Mapping Consultancy

For enquiries, email Adams Daabu Inusah, Country Supply Chain Manager. Adams.Inusah@plan-international.org and CC Patricia Essel  WVL Project Lead at patricia.essel@plan-international.org, and Eugine.degurah@plan-international.org

Interested persons should send email to WVL.Ghana@plan-international.org for full advert.

CLOSING DATE

Closing date for submission of the application package is 30th September 2021

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