Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Recruitment is underway for the appointment of a Consultant at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) to conduct an end line GBV project evaluation of our ‘Strengthening Local to National GBV Initiatives through Self Determination, State Responsiveness and Accountability’ project. The project is funded by the Finnish Embassy.
The overall goal of the project is to strengthen primary GBV prevention initiatives in South Africa, with a focus on initiatives that support inclusion and full participation of women and youth in decision-making, self-determination and ownership, men in prevention and gender understanding, communities and organisations working to prevent GBV at local levels and holding State accountable from local to national levels in a responsive manner. The project encompasses the following specific objectives:
- To increase an understanding around the root causes of GBV embedded in traditional and religious practices, and consequences of GBV at community, national and regional level;
- To strengthen primary prevention initiatives and responses to GBV through implementing collaborative interventions at community, national and regional levels;
- To increase participation of women and youth in processes aimed at creating safer communities;
- To increase state response to survivors of GBV by working closely with the Department of Women, Children, People with Disabilities;
- To strengthen the capacity of women and youth to lobby & advocate for their human rights;
- To create space for shared vertical and horizontal learning’s with policymakers and implementers to learn from the community and to continuously engage communities on GBV prevention.
The project interventions have focused in four communities in different Provinces of South Africa, namely: Orange Farm, Marikana, Ekangala, Kagiso in Gauteng, Thulamela in Limpopo, Loskop in KwaZulu-Natal and Bo-kaap in the Western Cape.
Based on the evaluation, CSVR will assess the results of the implemented activities of the programme in light of its objectives, with a particular focus on the short- and mid-term impact. The results of the evaluation will enable CSVR to take decisions on the course of implementation of the current projects and will contribute to CSVR’s review of our GBV strategy.
Approach of the Evaluation
The evaluation aims to assess (1) the results of the implemented programme in relation to its impact (short- and mid-term); and (2) lessons learnt from the completed project for CSVR’s future activities.
To this end, the evaluation will focus on five key questions to be defined in relation to the various projects:
- Relevance: Did the identified problems and the intervention that followed correspond to the needs of the targeted beneficiaries and other key stakeholders? How appropriate was the project for tackling the identified problems? To what extent did the programme succeed in responding to changing development priorities of the beneficiaries or other stakeholders during the project implementation?
- Effectiveness: To what extent were the project objectives achieved/are likely to be achieved? What were and are the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives, factors both internal and external to CSVR?
- Impact: What change as a result of the project has been observed in relation to the different beneficiary groups? What difference did the project make to the beneficiaries and key stakeholders? Was there a positive impact on the direct beneficiaries? Can unforeseen positive and/or negative impact on the beneficiaries be observed?
- Sustainability: How adaptable is the assumed change? To what extent do positive results of the project hold after its completion? Has the project had a positive influence on institutional capacity-building?
- Ownership: To what degree did local stakeholders take part in the design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the intervention?
The main but not exclusive focus of the evaluation shall be on impact and sustainability. The selected evaluation team, consultant is expected to develop specific questions for each project along the lines of the five baskets.
Skills and Competences
The CSVR is looking for a consultant or organisation with strong track record in conducting evaluations for gender programmes.
- Post graduate qualification in relevant social sciences discipline;
- Minimum of two years practical experience in monitoring and evaluation for human rights or development programmes;
- Conceptual knowledge in areas such as gender, women’s rights, community development;
- Proven experience of gender issues within M&E;
- Knowledge and experience of the South African context; and
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English.
Proposal and Assessment Criteria:
The proposal must contain the following elements
- Cover sheet
- Name of the evaluator(s)
- Evaluation title: External Evaluation of CSVR GBV Programme: ‘Strengthening Local to National GBV Prevention and Response Initiatives through Self Determination, State Responsiveness and Accountability’;
- Narrative proposal (not more than 6 pages), covering the following:
- Understanding of project deliverables;
- Evaluation methodology;
- Evaluation plan, including a detailed time scale;
- Budget (detailed breakdown), according to evaluation plan
- Example of a previous similar evaluation;
- Personal profile of the evaluator(s);
- Detailed profile of the company (if applicable);
- 2 page CV of the evaluator(s)
The proposal must be submitted on or before 04 February 2016, in electronic version to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za.
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