Terms of Reference: Impact Study/ Documentation of Good Practice On Children in The Media Documentation of Good Practice/ Evidence Based Learning On Children’s Participation in The Media in Southern Africa

Save the Children International
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 May, 2016
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Terms of Reference
Impact Study/ Documentation of Good Practise On Children in The Media
Documentation of Good Practice/ Evidence Based Learning On
 Children’s Participation in The Media in Southern Africa

Deadline for proposal submission: 27 May 2016

Save the Children International through the East and Southern Africa Regional Office has been implementing a Child Rights Governance Programme. Child Rights Governance is about establishing, changing and strengthening the systems and structures necessary for progressive implementation of the full set of rights that ALL children are entitled to under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights instruments. It is about mobilizing citizens, including children, and civil society to push for, and support, the realization of every child’s rights from the very local level at home, through the community and school, to the national and international levels.
Save the Children has been implementing under its child rights governance programme, a children in the media project with 3 partners, in 3 countries. The main objective of the project is to amplify children’s voices in the media and facilitate increased space for and meaningful interaction between civil societies, including children, and other actors (e.g. the private sector, media, academia and religious groups). As a result of the children in the media work, children’s voices became amplified through the media and they were thus empowered to participate in the realization of their rights.
Save the Children International is calling for applications from interested organisations and individuals to undertake an evidence base impact study/ documentation of good practice on Children in the Media.
Output and Deliverables

  • An Inception report, produced by no later than 10 June 2016
  • A draft documentation report  produced by no later than 15 July 2016
  • A Final Report including country case studies and recommendations for future use of 31 July 2016
  • Data sets (SPSS, Excel) – for all collected data (quantitative and qualitative). Qualitative data should be transcribed for future use by Save the Children Country Programmes. The data sets should be in an appropriate format (SPSS, Excel, and Word) and will be submitted together with the final report 31 July 2016
  • PowerPoint presentation, summarizing the key findings from the study submitted together with the final report on 31 July 2016

The consultant must meet the following criteria:

  • Good knowledge of Human Rights Approach to programming, preferably children’s rights
  • Demonstrable experience in producing high-quality, credible study with solid knowledge of statistical analysis of data (examples required).
  • Proven working experience in the design, management and evaluation and documentation of development projects particularly in carrying out monitoring and evaluation for child rights programmes. Experience in theory-based evaluation \ and documentation preferable.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and results-based management
  • Proven experience as evaluation/ knowledge management team leader with ability to lead and work with other experts
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholders essential: government, CSOs, Save the Children as well as multilateral/bilateral institutions. 
  • Affinity with  the purpose and values of Save the Children International
  • Affinity with Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy and willingness to abide by it.
  • Fluent in English

Submission of Proposals
Interested organizations/individuals are invited to submit their narrative & financial proposals, CV’s of staff, and 2 samples of impact studies previously undertaken to scijobs@savethechildren.org with copy to neesha.fakir@savethechildren.org. Please write to neesha.fakir@savethechildren.org to request a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference.

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