Request for applications: facilitation and design of a learning exchange on health rights


The Commonwealth Foundation is seeking a qualified consultant to design and facilitate a learning exchange for Commonwealth Foundation partners as outlined in the attached terms of reference.

The working title of the exchange is: Accountability in health policy and service provision: a learning exchange on strategies and challenges in Commonwealth countries

We expect the time required for this contract to be 12.5 days including 7.5 days planning and in design and 5 days in Geneva on location (including 3 days facilitation of the learning exchange workshop).

Suitable consultants should submit a CV and cover letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) no later than the closing date: Monday 18th February at 18:00 GMT. Cover letters should outline how the candidate meets the person specifications, your proposed level of effort based on the Terms of Reference and corresponding fees.

If CV and letter are received after the closing date and time, or if it is incomplete, we are not able to consider your application.

All submissions, questions, comments, requests for clarifications must be sent to  no later than the closing date.


The Commonwealth Foundation supports projects across a number of Commonwealth countries focused on improving health policy and equity in health service provision – targeting access for vulnerable people and marginalised sectors of society. Some projects employ strategies to strengthen civic voices to participate in decision making and policy reform at local as well as state and national level, while others generate evidence to advocate for change through benchmarking health targets, and monitoring results. Others engage in public awareness campaigns around health rights.

The Foundation’s support for greater accountability and health rights for vulnerable communities is consistent with its strategic plan for 2017-2021. The plan seeks to support and strengthen less-heard civic voices to engage in approaches that will hold governments to account on their commitments through civic voice participation in policy processes, influencing public discourse as well as integrate gender and its intersectionality as a cross-cutting outcome. Equal access to health is a critical sector for the sustainable development of communities and nations, an important component of Agenda 2030 and a key social justice indicator.


The Foundation will hold a learning exchange between relevant health projects, and partners to share knowledge, expertise and challenges between health rights projects and partners; identify good practices in people’s participation in the health sector – what works and can be improved in health policy and accountability processes in different contexts; and, document lessons and practices.

Person specifications

  • Track record of designing and facilitating learning exchanges and workshops
  • Extensive experience working in health accountability and governance in the Global South
  • Experience working with civil society
  • Knowledge and experience in integrating gender and its intersectionality in projects and programmes
  • Knowledge of participatory methodologies in project design

All submissions, questions, comments, requests for clarifications must be sent to  no later than the closing date.

Download above overview and terms of reference
Deadline for applications
18 February 2019 6pm BST

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