May 262018

Organization: Heartland Alliance
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI is comprised of a dozen country offices implementing programs on a broad range of human rights issues globally. HAI is an industry leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. It also has significant expertise in the fields of trauma-informed mental health care, psychosocial support, and access to justice for survivors of human rights abuses.


HAI is a leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. Since 2009, HAI has implemented effective, large-scale programs that reach heavily stigmatized key populations in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic with comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services. HAI is currently seeking a Consultant to lead and coordinate the development of a proposal focused on improving uptake of HIV testing and prevention services, referral and linkages for Key and Priority Populations in Zambia.

Key Responsibilities:

In conjunction with HAI staff, the consultant will:

  • Develop a consortium of local and international service providers to provide HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV;

  • Contribute to the writing of a proposal for HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV in Zambia;

  • Ensure that objectives/outcomes/activities proposed:

    • Respond to technical and financial requirements set out in request for applications;

    • Conform to local and international standards for state of the art services;

    • Are appropriate to local HIV epidemic;

    • Consider the local political and cultural context;

    • Leverage HAI’s unique experience and expertise.


The Consultant will complete a final report including the points listed in the key responsibilities section above.

Consultant Profile:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of five years of high-level experience working with local HIV/AIDS actors in Zambia;
  • A track record of successful funding;
  • Strong knowledge/experience with programs for key populations in Africa, especially Zambia;
  • Ability to develop strong coalitions that complement the skill set of the Prime (strong interpersonal skills).


HAI anticipates the assignment will require about 10 business days, starting on or around May 15, 2018, including travel and Saturday work authorization.

The Consultant will spend five to seven business days in Zambia.

HAI may need to adjust the timeline depending on when the funder releases the solicitation.

How to apply:

Please apply on Heartland Alliance International’s application portal.

A complete application package will include a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter will include the following:

  • Daily rate requested;
  • Dates of availability;
  • List of recent grants written: both successful and unsuccessful;
  • Three references with relevant knowledge of candidate.

Please note that HAI will only consider applicants that submit a full application package.

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