Introduction and Background
Amref Health Africa, the largest African led international organization on the continent, provides training and health services to over 30 countries in Africa. Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to bring critical health services to remote communities. Currently, Amref Health Africa delivers preventative, community-based health care. With a focus on women and children, Amref Health Africa manages a full range of medical and public health programs, tackling the most critical health challenges facing the continent: Maternal and child care, HIV & TB, Malaria, Clean water and sanitation and surgical and clinical outreach. Much of our credibility with local communities and African governments stems from the relationship and trust that we have built over the past 57 years.
Amref Health Africa In Ethiopia: The presence of Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia dates back to the 1960s with extended services by the Flying doctors services. In 1998, it was registered as AMREF, Resident International Charity (NGO) and opened its project office in Addis Ababa. It remained a project office until 2002, when it became a fully-fledged Country Program. Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia delivers programs on: Maternal health, Child health, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Communicable diseases, Clinical Outreach services, Emergency Nutrition, HEWs and Midwives Training and Operational Research. The training and the clinical outreach programs are implemented nationally across all regions of the country.
Unintended pregnancy, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and harmful practices such as child marriage (CM) and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) are human rights violations and manifestations of deeply rooted gender inequality and social norms, limited economic prospects, and a lack of access to adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and education. While the impact of these issues on young people’s lives is well documented (Starrs et al., 2018), they are often excluded from related decision-making, and political and civic spaces around the world (Kaleidos Research and ICRH, 2016). This is the case despite the fact that they represent a large and growing segment of society in many countries, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is clear evidence that the meaningful participation of young people in decision- making processes benefits society, has positive effects on young people’s development, and is key to achieving improvements in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes.
Power to You(th) is a new five year programme (2021-2025) that aims to ensure that young people (aged under 29) are meaningfully included in discussions and decisions, particularly those related to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and young women. By increasing the participation of young people from a range of backgrounds and groups in political and civic space, the programme aims to improve youth-led and focused advocacy and accountability in relation to unintended pregnancy (UP), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and harmful practices such as child marriage (CM) and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
In Ethiopia, the project will be implemented in seven districts of Amhara and Afar Regional States, led by a consortium of three organizations: Amref Health Africa, Youth Network for Sustainable Development, and Hiwot Ethiopia. The Power to You(th) project will center youth and harness the power of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in achieving change to harmful practices (HPs), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, including unintended pregnancy. In Ethiopia, the project envisions more adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities making informed choices, enjoying their sexuality, and being free from harmful practices in a gender-equitable society.
· 5+ years of consultancy experience in organizational capacity assessment.
· The firm shall have lobby and advocacy related experience
· Assessment team shall have Msc/MA and above in either fields of economics, business management, finance and statistics.
· Additional competencies that fits this work well is a plus
- The consultant should be a registered firm and whose license has been renewed for the current Ethiopian fiscal year.
How to Apply
Potential consultants are invited to collect TOR free of charge through one of the below email address until October 7, 2021 and can submit the proposal till October 8, 2021 using the below emails.
·Molalign.Mekonnen@Amref.org, OR Semhar.Debru@Amref.org
Our address is
Amref Health Africa, Ethiopia office
Behind Bole Medhanialem Church
Near to Abyssinia Building
P.O.Box 20855, Code 1000 AA