Consultancy Service


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Urunana Development Communication is a fully registered Non Government Organization (NGO) specialized in development communication strategies focusing mainly at improving health and social welfare of the Rwandan population using the behaviour and social change communication approach.



Consultancy Services Required

Ref. no.: 001/CONSULT/UDC/2018



Urunana Development Communication (Urunana DC) is a not-for-profit Rwandan NGO which was founded in 2004 and registered under Ministerial order # 138/11 of 26th December 2006. The Mission of the organization is to contribute to the development and well being of the communities in Rwanda through innovative, creative and interactive communication and social services. Urunana DC implements a Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) program that largely focuses on health issues. The program is mainly funded through donor funded projects that focus on social and behaviour change communication. Urunana DC’s SBCC program activities include: Production and broadcast of Urunana radio soap opera broadcast on Radio Rwanda and Radio Ten weekly, Umuhoza Radio Magazine broadcast on Radio Ten, production of radio spots, radio sketches, serial mini drama and Community outreach drama shows.

The Urunana radio soap currently has a listenership estimated above 70% in Rwanda. The Urunana DC has been implementing the SBCC program for over 13 years since 2014 when the organization was formed. Over the years, the financial sustainability of the program has been a big challenge resulting from unstable donor funding which is the main source of funding to the program. As a result, the strategic orientation of the organization including the organizational structure needs to be assessed so that a more sustainable strategic plan in light of the current and projected project donor trends is developed.

It is in this regard that Urunana DC wishes to hire an experienced and qualified consultant to carry out an assessment of the organization (Urunana DC) with the aim of proposing a more sustainable strategic orientation of the organization including a sustainable organizational structure which should facilitate the implementation of the Urunana DC’s SBCC program.The successful bidder shall have demonstrable skills and experience in reviewing the existing policies and strategies including statutory and by laws of the organization. He/she shall have demonstrable skills and experience in reviewing the financial capacity of the organization particularly with regard to resource mobilization, resource/financial management and accountability and also expertise in reviewing SBCC programs.

Scope of the Assessment

The assessment shall cover; review of policy, statutory, by laws, financial and non financial capacity of Urunana DC. The consultant will review the funding trends of the organization and recommend robust strategies to sustain the program. The qualified consultant shall provide recommendations for improvement of the organization’s programme.

Specific areas of focus will include but not limited to:

  1. Review of the organization’s current funding level, risk assessment report and structure;
  2. Recommend organizational structure that matches with the current sources of income to align positions with current projects (In the details, he/she will review positions and/or suggest new ones);
  3. Propose short and long term strategies to address high risks identified but also potential risks.

Expected outcomes/deliverables:

  1. An inception report at the commencement of the consultancy written in English showing the background, rationale, methodology, timelines and assessment tools. The report has to be approved by Urunana DC Board of Directors before the assignment starts.
  2. Preliminary report of findings presented to Urunana DC Board of Directors.
  3. Final report of the assessment submitted to Urunana DC Board of Directors, properly bound in two copies one of which is the original. A soft copy of the final report will be submitted on a CD-Rom.

Profile of the consultant

  • Must possess a master’s degree in social sciences, Public health, Public Health majoring in health promotion and education, mass communication or development studies
  • Must have at least 5 years proven experience in organizational assessment, organizational development, including program monitoring and evaluation. Evidence of accomplishment of similar assignments will constitute an added advantage.
  • Proof of previous exposure to Health Communication for development, and knowledge of Rwanda health policies.
  • Must be fluent in English with strong report writing skills.

Application requirements:

The application file will be comprised of;

  • Letter expressing interest to carry out the consultancy service;
  • Detailed CV (maximum 2 pages) of the lead consultant and key staff of the consultancy team if any;
  • A brief proposal written in English describing the background, methodology and timeline (maximum 2 pages)
  • Price quotations for the consultancy fee rate (including taxes) required by the consultant.
  • Certified copies of academic and professional qualifications;
  • Copy of national Identity card/passport;
  • 2 copies of certificates issued to the applicant by previous clients for accomplishing similar assignments;
  • Copy of certificate of registration of own consultancy firm or the firm the applicant is registered with plus certification of registration in that firm;
  • Certificate of tax clearance with RRA and RSSB (Valid);

Duration of the consultancy: Fourteen (14) calendar days

Deadline for application

The proposals should be submitted to Urunana Development Communication offices, at Kimironko opposite Engen petrol station at plot No. 628 along KG 17 AV not later than 24th January 2018 at 3:00 pm Kigali Time.  For any clarification you can send an email to the following e-mail addresses:;; or


  • Detailed terms of reference can be obtained at Urunana DC offices during week days from 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Done at Kigali on 10th January 2018




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