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Consultancy Title: Organizational Development Consultant

Duty Station: Home-based (with possible travel to Bangkok)

Application Deadline:  11 November 2019

Contract Duration: 30 days (November to December 2019) 

Reports to: Executive Director


Background
Since it was founded in 2009, APTN has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. The network serves as a platform for transgender people to advocate for access to health, legal gender recognition, legislative reform, social justice and human rights and to exchange information and strategies with each other.  

APTN addresses transgender specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues stemming from almost complete lack of access to appropriate health and medical care. In this region, the terms transgender and trans are used frequently as an umbrella term to describe people whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth including those who have not seek medically gender-affirming health services. In 2011, the governing board decided to formally include trans men as a Board member and to consider trans man advocacy health issues beyond HIV.

APTN has published several key reports, policy and technical briefs that have been used to inform programmes, policy and laws. Legal gender recognition deeply impacts the livelihood of trans and gender diverse people and is critical to ensure their dignity, rights and security. APTN is committed to working to ensure that so long as gender exists as a legal classification, that all people in Asia and the Pacific have access to identity documents that reflect their self-defined gender. 

APTN envision a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans /transgender people, the mission of APTN is to mobilize and advocate for the human rights of trans/transgender people in the Pacific and Asia Region.

Tasks and Deliverables:

APTN is currently mid way through implementing the three pillars of its Strategic Plan 2018-2020 Standing up for Trans Rights. As part of this pillar, APTN is engaging a consultant to support a review on the progress made in progressing the actions under its strategic plan and reviewing the impact its work has made in the years of 2018 and 2019. We hope to come out of this process with a better understanding of what APTN’s priorities should be in the future, and how the organisation can improve its work to guide the priority settings for its strategic plan in 2021. 


You will work closely with the Executive Director who will guide you on relevant documents for your review and identifying key stakeholders to conduct key informant interviews to  support APTN to review and strengthen their work, systems and a community evaluation framework to ensure APTN is documenting and implementing their programmes effectively. This will include:

  1. Perform a financial and governance capacity assessment to determine capacity and priorities of APTN and its consortium partners      

  2. Development of a monitoring and evaluation framework to support the organisations operational mandate, this includes auditing the current M&E framework and proposing recommendations for strengthening data collection, documentation and identifying practical ways to improve engagement / internal communications across the whole staff team
    1. Undertake an assessment on APTN achievements of its operational metrics and strategic objectives. The assessment plan will use information based on the programmes aligned to its strategic plan
    2. Develop an assessment tool a) Internal assessment of the achievement of operational metrics; b) External assessment on the achievement of strategic objectives 
    3. Disseminate a) Internal assessment tool of the achievement of operational metrics to staffs, board and advisors; b) External assessment tool on the achievement of strategic objectives to stakeholders and partners
    4. Collect assessments; conduct analysis of data received.

  3. Conduct an assessment on the feedback from the community, stakeholders and partners to support APTN 2020 programmes and advocacy focus
  4. Conduct a skills and resource assessment. This may include but is not limited to:
    1. Undertake an assessment to review key functions, responsibilities of APTN sub-grantees, in-country focal persons and APTN personnels 
    2. an assessment of the fundraising priorities and sustainability strategies; 

    3. a review of our programme development and management; our communication and PR strategies; partnerships
    4. an assessment of the monitoring, evaluation and learning process; 

  5. Undertake an evaluation of APTN partnerships, and perform an assessment and review of membership structures that will propel APTN vision and mission 
    1. An assessment of membership structure that will enable APTN to carry out its strategic pillars with success
    2. A tool to evaluate partnerships 
    3. Provide recommendations and an action plan for a membership structure required to ensure that APTN will be able to deliver effectively and efficiently on a structure that would be able to go beyond 2020. This will include deriving and refining an appropriate membership structure to deliver the services/outputs of the strategic process

Deliverables:

No.DeliverablesNo. of Days
0Inception Report; detailing the methodology, tools, proposed sources of data and time bound work plan with proposed schedule and activities2 days
1Financial and governance capacity assessment report providing recommendations and outline to the capacity and priorities of APTN and its consortium partners       2 days
2Assessment report on APTN achievements of its operational metrics and strategic objectives. 
7 days
3Partners and stakeholders assessment report to support APTN 2020 programmes and advocacy and Key Informant interviews
5 days
4A report detailing the following from assessmentthe key functions, responsibilities of APTN sub-grantees, in-country focal persons and APTN personnels fundraising priorities and sustainability strategies; 
programme development and management; APTN communication and PR strategies; partnershipsmonitoring, evaluation and learning process; 
5 days
5A report detailing the evaluation of APTN partnerships, and assessment findings, and recommendations for membership structures that will propel APTN vision and mission .A tool to evaluate partnerships A recommendation and an action plan for a membership structure required to ensure that APTN will be able to deliver effectively and efficiently on a structure that would be able to go beyond 2020. This will include deriving and refining an appropriate membership structure to deliver the services/outputs of the strategic process5 days
6Powerpoint presentation to reflect findings to the Executive Director by 3 December2 days
7Draft and Final Report detailing the findings from the membership, partnership and community assessment to include recommendations and proposed solutions 2 days

Total30 days

Qualifications:

Education: University degree and/or equivalent experience in social science, development and/or gender studies, Organisational Development or a related field, with:

Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting and facilitating organizational development, strategic planning and management for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) 
  • Ability to conduct strategic reviews and assessments, pertaining to Governance, Project Management, Human Resources and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
  • Knowledge and experience in using participatory approaches and innovative techniques, with and for organizational leadership.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Working with dispersed teams to bring people together around improved ways of working.
  • Proactive approach, able to identify new opportunities and propose solutions based on experience.
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a maximum of two pages outlining the Consultants’ understanding of the TOR, relevant experience and the proposed methodology to conduct the assignment, including techniques and tools to be used. CV for the lead consultant and any others involved, specifying the roles and responsibilities of each team member. Itemized consultant’s fees and costs – consultant should indicate professional rates and time input for each team member, and any other expenses necessary for this piece of work. 


Please express your interest and send your application to apply@weareaptn.org by 11 November 2019 and indicate ‘Organisational Development Consultant’ in the subject in the email.

APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be notified.

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