Program Development Consultant, Heartland Alliance International

Terms of Reference

USAID Program Development Consultant – Zambia

Position: Program Development Consultant – Zambia

Contract Period: 7/31/2017 – 09/30/2017

Supervisor: Senior Technical Advisor for HIV/AIDS

Organizational Background:

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;
  • Be the lead writer 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 proposal including the points listed in the key responsibilities section above.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • 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);
  • The highest level of English technical writing skills;
  • Experience working with local HIV/AIDS actors in Zambia.

This assignment is expected to require about 21 days, starting on or around August 1, 2017, including travel and Saturday work authorization.

A minimum of 10 business days will be spent in Zambia.

Dates may need to be adjusted depending on when request is released from funder.

To Apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter to, with “Zambia Program Development Consultant” in the subject line no later than August 4, 2017.

Cover letter should 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.
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