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UNFPA Zambia Country Office

Terms of Reference for a Consultancy on the Development of an abridged Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy, 2021-2022


As part of the implementation of its extended 8th Country Programme (2016 – 2021), which will be further extended for an additional year in order to align with the timeframe for the formulation of the 8th National development Plan and the UNSDCF, UNFPA Zambia is redoubling efforts to address the unfinished agenda the ICPD Agenda, with particular focus on the three transformative results of ending preventable maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and Gender based violence and harmful practices including child marriage. Securing broad-based and stable funding will allow the Country office to accelerate the progress towards the ICDP agenda.

The Country Office therefore needs to strengthen its resource mobilization efforts in order to sustain the achievements made from the beginning of the Country Programme in response to national priorities, including the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and thereby meet UNFPA’s Strategic Plan’s (SP) co-financing targets, as well as those of the extended 8th Country Programme (2016-2022).

While tapping into the potential for additional support from traditional donors as articulated in its current Resource Mobilization Strategy, the Country Office will seek to diversify and enlarge its partner-base to also include emerging donors, private sector, International Financing Institutions (IFIs), multilateral institutions, and foundations.

In view of the above, UNFPA Zambia seeks the services of an experienced Consultant to develop an abridged Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy for the period 2021 and 2022, and establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities, including undertaking a mapping of traditional and emerging donors, as well as the private sector in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights including maternal health and family planning; adolescent and youth development with a focus on adolescent girls, comprehensive sexuality education and youth participation, population and development and gender based violence and harmful practices including child marriage, both in development and humanitarian contexts.


The objectives of this consultancy are twofold as follows:

  • Undertake a donor mapping of traditional and emerging donors as well as potential private sector partners; and
  • Develop a resource mobilization and partnership strategy with an outline of current and potential funding opportunities for UNFPA in Zambia to enhance its effectiveness in delivering on the national priorities and the transformative results, within the context of emerging issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic.


The tasks include the following:

  1. Review relevant documents such as the UNFPA Strategic Plan (2018-2021), Country Programme document (CPD), current Resource Mobilization Strategy and consult with UNFPA to better understand and shape the vision, mission and focus areas of the UNFPA’s future assistance in Zambia;
  2. Review the Resource Framework in relation to identified gaps within the country programme to better understand how much funding is needed for specific result areas;
  3. Carry out a thorough analysis of traditional donors and emerging donors and potential private sector partners present in Zambia capturing:
    1. their political/economic strategic areas of interest and positioning in the country,
    2. their funding priorities and financial envelope available between 2021 and 2022 for development and humanitarian support (including the COVID-19 pandemic) with special focus on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR), including; Family Planning, Maternal Health, HIV prevention, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Adolescents and Young People (with a focus on adolescent girls), Data and Population Dynamics.
    3. The donor’s fiscal year and preferred funding modalities,
    4. Key partnership with other UN agencies/INGOs, and
    5. Contact details of the Head of office and main technical focal point for UNFPA
  4. Develop a plan to engage new donors and private sector as part of the resource mobilization and partnership plan;
  5. Recommend strategies to develop and maintain strategic partners
  6. Develop a good quality abridged Resource Mobilization Strategy in accordance with the guiding principles of UNFPA resource mobilization guidance and strategy.


  1. Inception/Design report with details on how the assignment will be operationalized. The report should elaborate understanding and interpretation of the Terms of Reference. It should include a clear methodology detailing how the task will be implemented including, data collection (desk reviews, donor interviews) and data analysis methods, as well as a clear work plan. The commencement of the consultancy will be based on approval of the inception report by UNFPA Zambia Country Office.
  2. Narrative report providing evidence-based analysis on the existing/potential external and domestic financial resources for UNFPA’s priority programmes in Zambia, including recommendations for mobilizing resources from key donors/partners
  3. Database developed in excel capturing the donor intelligence for all traditional  and emerging donors an present in the country reflecting: i) their political/economic strategic positioning in the country, ii) their funding priorities and financial envelope available between 2021 and 2022 for development and humanitarian assistance with special focus on UNFPA key areas of interventions (Family Planning, Maternal Health, HIV prevention, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, harmful practices including child marriage,  Adolescents and Young People development, Data and Population Dynamics), iii) their fiscal year, iv) key partnership with other UN agencies/INGOs and v) contact details of the Head of office and main technical focal point for UNFPA.
  4. A draft resource mobilization and partnership strategy for the period 2021--2022 that includes an overview of the funding situation, future funding opportunities and strategies, including a time bound action plan;
  5. A finalized good quality resource mobilization and partnership strategy for the period 2021 to 2022 that will guide resource mobilization efforts for the country office.


The consultancy will be for a maximum of 30 working days.


  • Advanced university degree in Business, Commerce, Economics, Social Sciences, or any other relevant qualification (Master's or equivalent)
  • At least 5 year-experience on Public and Private Sector partnership in Africa or other relevant professional experience.
  • Relevant work experience with UN, bi-lateral, international donors/agencies and/or nongovernmental organizations
  • Familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies, knowledge of international development policies
  • Knowledge of Zambia’s developmental, political and socio-cultural context
  • Excellent report writing, communication, interviewing and computer skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds.


For a detailed Terms of References, please refer to the advert posted on

Interested applicants should send their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic qualifications to the email address below by 18 March 2020 close of business.


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