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Terms of Reference - ZAN Capacity Development Plan
Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN)

Deadline: 10 September 2010

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Background

The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) is a national membership association of HIV and AIDS service organizations and other institutions providing HIV and AIDS services. The network has approximately 450 members. ZAN's strategic objectives include provision of organizational development and technical capacity support to member organizations; resource mobilization and grant making, promotion of information sharing, exchange and networking and Advocacy. ZAN seeks to engage a consultant to develop through a participatory process a Capacity Development Plan for ZAN members.

ZAN has in the past conducted a capacity needs assessment in 2006 and has also put in place other mechanisms to identify and address capacity needs. The organisation has developed a Code of Conduct for AIDS Service Organisations which all members are bound to abide by. The compliance to the code is assessed through a peer review membership audit exercise. Substantial data was collected during the last audit exercise whose analysis will reflect clear capacity building needs and contribute to development of a capacity building plan. Under the Global Fund Round 8 support has been provided for the conduct of a participatory needs capacity assessment of ZAN members and the findings from this will need detailed analysis for development of a responsive capacity development curriculum and conduct of a training. The Consultant will be expected to synthesize existing literature on capacity needs as well as to engage with the members in identifying priority capacity needs.

Definition of Task

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director Programmes and in close cooperation with the capacity building department the consultant will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyse and consolidate Capacity Needs findings from all the 10 chapters
  • Analyse and consolidate membership audit findings from all the 10 chapters
  • Develop through a participatory process, a capacity building plan with clear prioritization of capacity needs.

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