Request for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Services to Develop Communication and Visibility Plan for Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN)

Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) is an international network of public health, veterinary medicine, pathobiology, environmental sciences, medicine and global health institutions of higher education. AFROHUN is located in 18 universities in 9 countries in Africa. The Universities are: Universite des Montagnes, The University of Ngaoundéré and University of Buea (Cameroon), University Félix HOUPHOET BOIGNY {UFHB} (Côte D’Ivoire), University of Lubumbashi and University of Kinshasa (DRC), Jimma University, Addis Ababa University and Mekelle University (Ethiopia), Moi University and University of Nairobi (Kenya), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), University of Rwanda and University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda), Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda).

AFROHUN is headquartered in Kampala – Uganda but has Country Secretariats in the 9 countries. By virtue of its expansive mandate and coverage, AFROHUN serves a multi-stakeholder community. These include; university and research communities, government sectors (national and sub-national), private sector, local communities, funding agencies, among others.

Considering the strategic role that AFROHUN plays in One Health workforce development, it is important that it is visible, well-understood and highly regarded. It is important for AFROHUN to document, package and share her story and impact trail. Visibility, understanding and high regard are critical for maintaining stakeholders’ confidence in the network’s work in order to harness, sustain and enhance the multiple stakeholders’ interest.

Towards this end, AFROHUN is planning to engage an experienced communications consultant to develop a multi-faceted Communications and Visibility Strategy. The strategy will provide a broad framework that will guide communications and visibility in AFROHUN and will identify the issues that need to be addressed to build awareness, improve knowledge, build mutual understanding with key stakeholders and generate support for the network’s initiatives. The strategy will provide guidance on how to capture, package and share the network’s story, document and share lessons learned and best practices as well as the impact of building a one health workforce, to the management of disease outbreaks and health emergences. The strategy will also play a critical role in driving the network’s business plan.

AFROHUN therefore, invites proposals from eligible, qualified and experienced individuals and firms for provision of consultancy services to develop an institutional Communications and Visibility Strategy.

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