Consultant, Proposal Development – ReliefWeb

Last Updated on December 3, 2020 by

Project: Comprehensive Access to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment, and Prevention Services for Key Populations in Haiti under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Location: Remote or Haiti

Position: Proposal Development Consultant – Haiti

Contract Period: days between Dec 2 – Jan. 29, 2021. *Specific dates may need to be adjusted pending the release of the notice of funding and additional information from the donor. Applicants should be advised that these dates may coincide with typical end-of-year holidays, and the Consultant is expected to have sufficient availability throughout the contract period.

Fee: TBD

Organizational Background:

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the international wing 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 numerous country offices implementing programs on a broad range of human rights issues globally, as well as the Chicago-based Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture, which serves individuals from more than 50 countries. HAI is an industry leader in access to high-quality and stigma-free health care and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care for key populations (including people who engage in commercial sex work, people who use drugs, LGBTIQ individuals, and others). HAI also has significant expertise in the fields of trauma-informed mental health care and access to justice for survivors of rights abuses. Across all of its programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equality.


HAI is a leader in access to effective, high quality, and stigma-free health care. Since 2009, HAI has implemented large-scale, donor-funded programs that reach heavily stigmatized key populations in Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Rwanda with comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services. HAI’s HIV/AIDS programming is firmly rooted in the empowerment and professionalization of key population communities. Serving marginalized and vulnerable populations, HAI addresses patients’ physical and emotional trauma by providing an integrated approach to health care that includes access to justice, mental health, and community empowerment.

Leveraging HAI’s experience in Haiti and building upon the organization’s global expertise in HIV/AIDS programming for key populations, HAI plans to respond to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control forthcoming call for proposals entitled Comprehensive Access to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment, and Prevention Services for Key Populations in Haiti under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Haiti. To support this proposal process, HAI seeks a Proposal Development Consultant to lead and coordinate the development of a proposal focused on HIV/AIDS service delivery for key populations, specifically commercial sex workers, transgender individuals, and men who have sex with men. This project will also increase access to services, education, and awareness to reduce stigma and discrimination, and capacity building for local and community organizations[MC5] .

Key Responsibilities:

· Provide strategic inputs and country-level insight into the proposal planning and project design processes;

· Participate in and help facilitate design sessions with the HAI team, technical advisors, and consortium partners;

· Conduct research about existing and complementary programming in the Latin America & Caribbean region, as needed;

· Draft and finalize components of the full proposal, as listed in Deliverables below; and

· Deliver final products for proposal submission as needed and according to the pre-negotiated timeline.

The Consultant will be expected to carry out frequent check in calls with the Program Development and Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) team to provide technical input and collaboratively review and address technical challenges related to drafting of the results framework and securing consortium members.


The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables and will work in close collaboration with HAI staff. The consultant will adhere to additional guidance on the below deliverables and specific due dates for each as established in HAI’s proposal timeline, with input from the consultant. The consultant will use HAI templates for all deliverables, when provided. Full payment is dependent on completion of deliverables.

a) Develop results framework and contribute to technical design of the project;**

b) Draft the problem overview and goal; technical approach; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and partnership narrative sections of the proposal, including partner organization’s inputs, as well as other sections as needed;**

c) Provide a technical review of the final proposal narrative and other proposal documents, including feedback and edits according to the timeline;**

d) Assist with other core proposal inputs as needed, including but not limited to, results frameworks, monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans, project budgets, and project timeline, etc.;**

e) Coordinate local sub-award partner contributions, including but not limited to, scopes of work, sub-award budgets, letters of support, etc.; and**

f) Assist with additional requirements for the full proposal, as determined in the notice of funding, and in coordination with inputs from HAI staff.**


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • HIV/AIDS expert with strong knowledge/experience with HIV/AIDS programming for key populations, preferably in the Latin American & Caribbean region, especially Haiti;
  • A track record of successful US Government grant funding, with direct program experience with the CDC and/or PEPFAR strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with local HIV/AIDS actors in Haiti, including local civil society organizations, the Haitian Ministry of Health and other government ministries, bilateral donors, etc.;
  • Expert understanding of facility-based and community-based service delivery models and interventions for key populations;
  • The highest level of English technical writing skills, with proficiency in French and/or Haitian Creole strongly preferred; and

To Apply:

Please apply directly through Heartland Alliance International’s application portal.

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

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

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

· 3 Days prep for visit of HAI Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

· 3 Days external meetings (CDC, USAID, UNAIDS, Global Fund CCM, ministry of health, key populations CSOs, etc.) and strategic discussions with HAI Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa

· 1 Day report writing

· 11 business days proposal preparing and writing

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