Description

Please visit our website https://www.crs.org/about/bid-opportunity for full scope of work and attachments.

The purpose of this Scope of Work is to describe the roles, responsibilities, and deliverables of a
consultant who will facilitate the development and write-up of a written global influence strategy and
related action plan for CRS’ Strategic Change Platform 5 (SCP5) – Strengthening Families for Thriving
Children (2024-2030), global influence strategy and related action plan for CRS’ Strategic Change
Platform 5 (SCP5) – Strengthening Families for Thriving Children (2024-2030).

The consultant first will facilitate a process to guide SCP5 in developing an ambitious yet realistic,
written global internal and external influence strategy and related action plan through FY2030 and
then will write a strategy and action plan based on this facilitated process. They will identify key inputs
for the advocacy and influence strategy and action plan, including (but not limited to):
1. Overall key influence goal.
2. Specific influence objectives that are achievable in the time period.
3. Key audiences (i.e., decision-makers and influencers whom the strategy needs to target for
each specific objective).
4 . Theory of change or impact chain(s) linking short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes
(changes in the key audiences) for the influence objectives.
5. Factors constraining and enabling change related to specific objectives.
6 . Indicators linked to the impact chain(s).
7 . Individuals/organizations/coalitions (i.e., possible allies) working to achieve the goal and
objectives and potential avenues for coordination/collaboration.
8 . Specific tactics/approaches and actions related to achieving outcomes.
9 . Potential risks.
SCP5 anticipates the following activities/milestones with time estimates for each, although the
consultant may propose an alternative process and/or timeline to achieve the deliverables in an
effective and efficient manner.

VII. Location of Performance:
A greater percentage of the consultancy will be conducted virtually. However, there may be
opportunities for in-person sessions and/or Key Information Interviews (KIIs) with CRS staff and/or key
stakeholders at CRS’ headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, if the need is determined.

It is expected that the Sr. Program Manager and the consultant will have regular check-in mee􀆟ngs to
support the planning of consultancy ac􀆟vi􀆟es and the prepara􀆟on of the deliverables.
In addition, the consultant is expected to work with the following individuals and teams internal to CRS
(some of these may be limited to the Key Information Interviews/information gathering phase).
1. SCP5 Influence Strategy Working Group (composed of 8 CRS SCP and CTWWC staff)
2. CRS Technical Director, Social Services (currently Acting SCP5 Lead) and possibly CRS’ SCP5
Executive Champion
3. CTWWC Senior Management Team and Technical Leadership
4. SCP5 Internal Communications Team
5. CRS relationship managers with potential strategy targets (i.e., CRS’ U.S.-facing division: Mission
& Mobilization (M2) and CRS overseas’ regions for religious conferences)
6. CRS Strategy and Organizational Development (SOD) and CRS’ Catalyzing Scale through Evidence
(CASCADE) teams.

How to apply

Please visit our website https://www.crs.org/about/bid-opportunity for full scope of work and attachments.

IX. Required Application Components
1. Cover letter, which describes a brief summary of the approach demonstrating qualifications
in undertaking the Scope of Work. This summary should highlight how the applicant will
complete the deliverables. (Document cannot exceed 4 pages single-spaced.)
2. Completion of separate attachment, Annex I, which is also the table found under Section IV
Specific Activities, Timelines, and Levels of Effort.
3. (a) Compensation rate per day; (b) Total cost for completing the assignment; (c) Confirmation
of the level of effort (i.e., number of billable days).
4. Resume/CV demonstrating qualifications and a list of clients/projects supported in relevant
efforts.
5. 1-2 comparable writing samples.
6. Contact information for three professional references, with the following details about the
references: (a) name, (b) position, (c) company, (d) phone number, (e) email address, and (f)
city, state, country.

XI. Clarifying Questions and CRS Response
Prospective bidders may submit any clarification questions by singular request to andrea.wilsontaylor@
crs.org by May 28, 2024 [11:59 PM EST]. The solicitation name “US8341.05.2024: Facilitation and
Write-Up of Strategic Change Platform Influence Strategy Development” must be included in the Email
Subject Line. Questions submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Responses will be provided to
any known prospective bidders on May 31, 2024.
XII. Proposal Submission
All proposals must be sent to [email protected] no later than June 4, 2024 [11:59 PM EST for
electronic submission]. The solicitation name “US8341.05.2024: Facilitation and Write-Up of Strategic
Change Platform Influence Strategy Development” must be included in the Email Subject Line.