Pact in Swaziland is is calling for proposals from a qualified and experienced evaluation consultant for a baseline and end-of-project evaluation of a new Adolescent HIV Prevention and Impact Mitigation project scheduled to begin in Swaziland in July 2015.
PEPFAR through USAID Swaziland is intending to award an Adolescents HIV prevention and impact mitigation (REACH III) project to Pact Inc. The anticipated project is based on USAID/Southern Africa’s sole source RFA-674-15-000003 for a follow-on award to the Community Rapid and Effective Action Combating HIV and AIDS (REACH) program that Pact Inc. is currently implementing. The REACH III project will be implemented for three years with a total budget of approximately USD 15M and will focusing on three overlapping, high-risk segments of the population: adolescent girls aged 10 – 19, orphaned and vulnerable girls and boys aged 10 – 17, and adolescent girls and boys living with HIV aged 10 – 19. The aim is to contribute to an improved response to the HIV prevention and impact mitigation needs of vulnerable priority populations in Swaziland.
1.2. Evaluation design
The baseline and end-of project evaluations are intended to be a cross sectional study that will employ mixed methods of data collection to document the situation at the start of the project to enable tracking of changes brought by the project and document outcomes that result from the interventions over the period of implementation. Pact would like to incorporate Social Return On Investment (SROI) methodology as part of the baseline and end of project evaluation.
All the quantitative data will be collected using mobile technology. GIS mapping will be used to enhance data visualization and provide geographical variation of the observed phenomena across the 18 Inkhundla.
1.3. Evaluation timeframe
The baseline survey is expected to commence by the first week of July 2015 and be finalized by 4th Week of September 2015. The dates and times proposed below are indicative only and are subject to receiving and signing of a cooperative agreement with USAID for the project. The timelines for the end of project evaluation will be determined on the last year of project implementation.
1.4. Management of the evaluation
The evaluation will be commissioned to an external evaluator. The external evaluator for this work will have the following professional qualifications:
- Will be an organisation with proven record of conducting development evaluations for adolescents and vulnerable populations in Swaziland or similar context.
- Will have extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Adolescents and OVC programming, livelihoods and gender issues
- The evaluator will have to be approved by USAID prior to being contracted to undertake the assignment
1.5 Qualifications of the evaluation team leader
- Previous experience or exposure to Adolescents and HIV/AIDS issues in Swaziland or Sub Saharan Africa, particularly Southern Africa.
- Experience in working and managing relations with multiple stakeholders
Essential knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of the assignment:
- Advanced University degree (at Master’s degree level or higher) in Social science, research methods, Public health or related field.
- Field-level knowledge of adolescents’ vulnerability and HIV/AIDS is a must.
- Project management experience and ability to meet deadlines is essential
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills
- Knowledge of the civil society/NGO sector and USAID/PEPFAR funded projects
- Exceptional diplomacy and cross-cultural skills.
- Good facilitation skills, written and oral communications skills
To apply, potential evaluators are requested to request a full consultancy term of reference at http://www.pactworld.org/country/swaziland/procurement on or before 19June 2015.
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