The Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ) is a legally constituted media membership-drive organization founded in April 2012. The AEJ’s core mandate is to promote environmental journalism in Malawi. It seeks to improve coverage of environmental issues through improved quality, frequency, credibility, and creativity. The AEJ has a memorandum of understanding with the USAID/Malawi and UKaid co-funded Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests (MCHF) Activity. MCHF promotes sustainable forest management in selected landscapes, as well as promote sustainable energy options in selected urban demand and consumption centres to maintain forest cover and reduce land-based emissions. Capacity building of the AEJ is one key element in the MOU and through the Forestry Accountability Journalism Initiative in Malawi, the partner institutions agreed to prioritize development of a Strategic Plan for the AEJ for the period 2022-2027. The overall objective of this consultancy is to develop the five-year AEJ Strategic Plan. The strategic plan is expected to enhance the AEJ’s approach to the running of the affairs of the institution and execute its mandate, create a sound base for resource mobilization and further reconcile internal obligations, duties, responsibilities and objectives. It will also serve as a means for fostering important relationships between and among various stakeholders. Qualified individual consultants can download the full Terms of Reference from the AEJ website, or can request a copy from email@example.com.