Call for Proposals: Rise and Economic Empowerment

Soul City Institute
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Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 11 December, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

 Soul City Institute (SCI) is a South African “Not-for-Profit”, nongovernmental organisation that was established in 1992. SCI believes that “society, communities and individuals have a right to live their best lives in an environment that is safe, supportive and sustainable”.  Through using a combination of mass media, social mobilisation and advocacy, the Soul City Institute has influenced and shaped the lives of millions of children, adults and communities within South Africa and the continent. It is driven by the recognition that human rights are fundamental to health and development, based on active citizenship and principles of social justice.

The Global Fund (TGF) is the largest financier of HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria in the world. The Global Fund approved the country concept note submitted by South Africa Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for HIV/TB under the New Funding Model in 2015. The Young Women and Girls Programme is a part of the entire grant with 5 Principal Recipients (PRs) implementing the same programme in 10 districts through sub-recipients.

SCI hereby requests proposals for Process Evaluation on RISE and Economic Empowerment. 

The purpose of the evaluation is to:

  • Verify that the objectives of the programmes are being met
  • Understand the quality of the implementation
  • Document different implementation methods and the impact thereof.
  • Assess whether there are any unintended outcomes
  • Asses the cost of the programme

Key research questions:

This evaluation seeks to answer the following questions:

  • Is the programme being implemented as intended?
  • Are the programme objectives being met?
  • Where are the gaps between program design and delivery, and thus quality of the programme delivery?
  • Are there innovative or different methods being used that can improve delivery?
  • What are the barriers to optimum delivery of the programme?
  • Are there design issues in the programme?
  • What are the outcomes of the programme both positive and negative?
  • What is the cost per YW&G reached with the programme?
  • Is the using of the App improving data collection?
  • Is there any impact of the introduction of the economic empowerment on the Rise programme?
  • What are the outcomes of the economic empowerment programme?
  • Was the economic empowerment programme delivered as envisaged?
  • What were the barriers to the delivery of the economic empowerment programme?

The main target groups of the evaluation will be:

  • The PRs and their SRs
  • The Departments of Education (National, Provincial and district)
  • The Young Women and Girls
  • Local NGO’s
  • Local Services
  • District AIDS councils

The evaluation will look at the following components:

  • Establishment and registration of the clubs
  • Training of PR’s SR’s (by SCI and PR’s)
  • Membership of the clubs are the clubs reaching the most vulnerable (at risk)
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Materials for clubs
  • Retention strategies and their impact
  • Club and programme activities
  • Interaction with other programmes / CBO’s / local government / districts etc.
  • Data: Collection, flow, tools, successes and challenges
  • Allocation and use of resources
  • Use of services
  • Cost per club/ girl
  • Outcomes of the economic empowerment programme within a contextual analysis

The report must include lessons learnt and recommendations.

The methodology should include desktop reviews, an analysis of existing data in the Goldmine database, qualitative interviews (both focus group, individual interviews and observational methods), field visits to clubs/ organisations in all 10 districts. An analysis of the expenditure for the programmes.

Sampling Strategy

The sampling strategy will depend on the type (qualitative or quantitative) of data being gathered. 

Key Data Analysis Procedure

Analysis will be undertaken using various tools (electronic and/ or manual) available for qualitative and quantitative data as deemed appropriate. Evaluators must present a coherent data analysis strategy which will enable the effective use of both quantitative and qualitative data in drawing conclusions

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The deadline for submission of proposals is 16:30 on 11th December 2017. 

Late submissions will not be accepted.

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