Request for Proposals Identify, Support, and Develop Material for Learning Management System (e-Learning Platform) for Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

About MPact MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights was founded in 2006 by a group of activists concerned about HIV-related disparities and stigma discrimination, violence, and criminalization experienced by gay men and other men who have sex with men in all parts of the world. MPact is now an established international advocacy network dedicated to ensuring equitable access to HIV services to all gay men while promoting health and human rights. We are directly linked with nearly 150 community-led organizations across 62 countries and thousands of other advocates through its various social media platforms. With a staff of nine and an annual operating budget of $4.6 million USD, MPact accomplishes its mission by watchdogging governments, funders, and other decision-makers; strengthening capacities of community-led organizations and healthcare providers; supporting the proliferation of networks led by gay men; conducting and commissioning research; and facilitating inter-regional information exchange.

Consultancy Background

MPact is implementing a project to provide technical assistance to key population-led organizations work in Africa. One of the objectives is to develop tools and resources to train and sensitize healthcare workers to reduce the stigma and discrimination of gay and bisexual men at healthcare centers. The target audience for the training is healthcare workers, community health educators, peer educators, and gay and bisexual men advocates. MPact and partners had planned to conduct the training on-site, but MPact had to adjust and program the in-person training activity to virtual training because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scope of Work

MPact is seeking a consultant or consultancy team to identify a user-friendly e-Learning platform that is effective with complete overall control of administration, atomization, communication with users and trainers, and to provide technical support in the development of training and course material for asynchrony and synchronic learning.

Working closely with MPact’s Training and Technical Assistance team, and in coordinator with its Director, the consultant or consultancy team are expected to:

  • Map, identify, and recommend three e-Learning platforms comparing the pros and cons of each platform;
  • Develop a demo for each platform;
  • Develop tools and material for three synchronous and asynchronous trainings, including modules, PPT, activities/tasks, quizzes, and surveys based on existing training material;
  • Manage the training course, including registration of participants and follow-ups; and
  • Support content adaptation from the manual Promoting the Health and Rights of Gay Men Worldwide, PrEP Demand Mobilization training curriculum, and Leadership Development material.


The consultant or consultancy team will provide the following deliverables:

  • One demo for each e-Learning platform
  • Fully operational e-Learning platform to be used for synchronous and asynchronous training
  • One training with nine modules based on the manual Promoting the Health and Rights of Gay Men Worldwide by MPact, including:
    • Participants’ registration
    • Power Point Presentations
    • Online activities and tools
    • Quizzes for each module
    • One training with seven modules based on the training manual PrEP Demand Mobilization by MPact, including:
    • Participants’ registration
    • Power Point Presentations
    • Online activities and tools
    • Quizzes for each module
  • · One training with six modules based on a leadership development training for Latinx communities by MPact, including:
    • Participants’ registration
    • Power Point Presentations
    • Online activities and tools
    • Quizzes for each module
    • Registered participants for three trainings


We are seeking a consultant or consultancy team with:

  • Prior experience conducting setting up and conducting asynchronous and synchronous training on e-Learning platforms and tools development;
  • Expertise in online training;
  • Knowledge in virtual tools;
  • Familiarity in global health, HIV, international development, and human rights;
  • A track record providing in-person and online training;
  • Strong diplomacy skills; and
  • Impeccable writing ability.


Candidates must:

  • Possess 5 years or more of experience providing asynchronous and synchronous learning;
  • Be able to communicate via email, skype, Zoom video conference in English;
  • Be able to show proof of general and professional liability insurance (if based in the U.S.); and
  • Have a bank account that accepts U.S. Dollars.

Consultancy Period

The consultancy period will be up to 4 months.

Deadline and Submission

Deadline: Monday, 11 August 2021


Up to $15,000

Submission Requirements

We’re inviting proposals of no more than two pages that include the following:

  • Statement of interest in the scope of work described in this RFP;
  • A description of qualifications with links to examples of previous and related work;
  • A clearly articulated plan for operationalizing the scope of work described in this RFP and a strong justification for the approach being proposed;
  • A timeline or GANT chart for proposed work; and
  • Consultancy fees or quotes that cover proposed work.

Accompanying documents:

  • C.V.s of primary consultant(s); and
  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 2 references.

Submission: Submit proposal with estimated costs fees to

Bids must be in English.