Strategy Consultant – Closed

Expression of Interest to Consult: Development of a Three-Year Strategic Plan

Description of Project: Strategic Plan for the Health Justice Initiative

Closing Date:  10 March 2021, 17h00

The Health Justice Initiative (HJI)

The HJI is a dedicated not for profit, donor funded, public health and law initiative addressing the intersection between racial and gender inequality with a special focus on access to life saving diagnostics, treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, TB and HIV, drawing on the expertise of researchers in law, public policy, economics, and public health, as well as on universities and scientific experts in and outside of South Africa. It was established in July 2020.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The overall objective of this consultancy is to assist the HJI to develop a three-year strategic plan.


The scope of work for the Consultant (individual or organisation) will include, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Co-develop a strategic planning process and timeline with the staff of HJI.

  2. Undertake a local and global stakeholder mapping and situational analysis.

  3. Interview key stakeholders as determined by the HJI (up to 12 interviews) to inform the situational analysis and to make recommendations on the strategic pillars for the HJI.

  4. Draft a strategy guiding document for discussion with the staff, advisory group, and Board.

  5. Recommend a monitoring and reporting framework.


  1. Inception report with timelines

  2. Consultation with HJI and other stakeholders

  3. Situational Analysis

  4. Strategic plan


The consultancy is estimated to take 15 working days, with a first draft by the beginning of April and a post feedback final draft by the end of April 2021.

Special Conditions

  1. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  2. The application is an expression of interest which does not constitute an award or contract commitment by the HJI.


1. Experience in leading strategic planning processes within the health or social justice field in South Africa or the Global South

2. Familiarity with the public health system and state of civil society and health sector in South Africa

3.  Strong facilitation and interviewing skills

How to apply

Proposals must be emailed to [email protected]

Subject line: Expression of Interest: Developing a Strategic Plan

Due date: 10 March 2021 at 17h00 (SA time).

Kindly note that the following must be included in the application:

  1. Applicant Details: Name/s of Applicant/s and designation (if on behalf of an organisation, details of the organisation); Postal Address; Contact telephone number; Contact Email address; Signature (authorised signature)

  2. Understanding of the scope of work and approach to strategic planning (two pages maximum)

  3. Rates / Fees (inclusive)

  4. Description of experience in leading strategic planning processes including examples where appropriate (two pages maximum)

  5. Short biography and description of the lead consultant and all other team members (if applicable) and experience, also indicating demographic diversity (1 page maximum)

  6. References with contact details of at least two not for profit organisations working in the health justice and equity field, or in health more broadly.

Please ensure that all documentation is submitted.

Kindly note that no late applications will be accepted or acknowledged. HJI reserves the right to disqualify any incomplete applications.

In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plans, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.