Consultancy to develop stakeholder engagement plan for Public Health – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Consultancy Title:  Consultancy to develop stakeholder engagement plan for Public Health  

Organisation: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About Organisation:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) through the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Health Communication (DHPEC) is mandated to engage key stakeholders to advance the Public Health agenda in Uganda. To achieve this, the Ministry works in collaboration with partners such as USAID SBCA to realize this vision. The Ministry working with partners envisions Uganda where individuals and communities are healthy, and this is possible with an effective engagement of the public to understand, take part, own, and lead the design and implementation of interventions that are geared towards promoting health and preventing diseases, thus, the need to recruit a consultant to support with the finalization of the “Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Public Health‟.


The USAID through Social and Behavior Change Activity (SBCA) will recruit a consultant to develop a “Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Public Health” for the Ministry of Health to support DHPEC in realizing:

  • Scale-up of proven SBC interventions from national to subnational and community levels.
  • Strengthening of collaborations among various health promotion stakeholders across government and nongovernment agencies (multisectoral coordination), including the private sector.
  • Optimization and institutionalization of SBC capacities among government and nongovernment actors directly or indirectly involved in health promotion as individuals, communities, or groups.
  • Collection, documentation, propagation, and storage of SBC data from the planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health promotion interventions across the SBC spectrum.


Call for a Consultant: The Ministry of Health through the USAID Social and Behaviour Change Activity (SBCA) seeks the services of a consultant to develop the Stakeholder Engagement Plan.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral Sciences,  Public  Health,  Health  Promotion  &  Education, Community Health, or Mass Communication.
  • A master’s degree and previous experience in public health are required.
  • Demonstrable understanding of ingredients of coordination and stakeholder engagement.
  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to produce high-quality documents, reports, and presentations.
  • Basic knowledge of health programming in Uganda.
  • Ability to work independently, manage a high volume of workflow and meet deadlines.


Consultant’s Scope and Specific Roles: The consultant will develop and support the implementation of the DHPEC Stakeholder Engagement Plan. Following the review of the current draft “Stakeholder Engagement Plan”, the consultant will:

  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the MoH DHPEC‟s goals, objectives, stakeholders, and current activities to identify current challenges, gaps, and opportunities around the engagement of internal and external stakeholders. For this, the consultant is expected to propose and discuss with SBCA and DHPEC the recommendations for addition to the draft stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Work with DHPEC and SBCA to identify or develop a goal and objectives for increasing
  • DHPEC‟s visibility among its internal and external stakeholders. The objectives will improve DHPEC‟s internal and external communication and stakeholder engagement.
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of DHPE‟s internal and external stakeholders. This analysis will help determine the key messages and channels for effective communication and engagement.
  • Evaluate the current communication channels, tools, and activities used by DHPEC to engage its internal and external stakeholders to identify gaps and suggest improvements that will ensure effective engagement of stakeholders.
  • Using the developed goals and objectives, the proposed channels create a comprehensive communication and stakeholder engagement plan for DHPEC. This plan will outline the recommended strategies, tactics, timelines, and responsibilities for engaging internal and external stakeholders. It should also have a clear monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.
  • Organize orientation and training sessions for DHPEC and SBCA teams to enable them to implement the developed stakeholder engagement plan. As part of this support the teams to mainstream/ integrate the stakeholder engagement activities within their existing activity plans or work plans.


Deliverables: Submission of the following in both MS Word and PowerPoint formats:

  • Inception report.
  • Activity reports for each accomplished task (all the tasks listed above).
  • A comprehensive and final communication and stakeholder engagement plan for MOH DHPEC.


REPORTING: The consultant  will  report  to  USAID  SBCA‟s  Technical  Advisor  for  National Coordination.


Consultant’s Duties: The consultant will collaborate closely with USAID SBCA to spearhead the development of the comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan. Specific activities are listed below:

  • Carry out all the tasks stipulated above.
  • Submit inception report with a clear schedule of all activities and obtain approval.
  • Submit individual activity plans with clear timelines, objectives, and outputs.
  • Present their findings or draft to the selected stakeholders and lead sessions to generate content for the stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Prepare and submit the final “Stakeholder Engagement Plan” in both WORD & PDF for approval.


CCP Responsibilities:

  • Approve scripts, tools, and activity guides for specific tasks.
  • Arrange workshops and manage logistical requirements, if necessary.
  • Make payments for agreed professional fees upon completion of the deliverables.


Payment Terms: Based on evidence (reports) of accomplished deliverables, the consultant will receive full (100%) payment upon completion of all deliverables and submission of an invoice.


How to Apply:

All interested bidders should send their application letters and CV materials to JHU CCP via Email to requesting for Terms Of Reference and name Consultant to develop a Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Public Health in the subject line, not later than 23:59 hours [UGANDA time] on 26th June 2024. All requests and applications sent after this date will not be considered.


How to Apply:


Deadline: 26th June 2024 at 5:00 PM.


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Date Posted 2024-06-19T05:06
Valid Through 2024-06-26T17:00
Employment Type CONTRACTOR
Hiring Organization Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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