The SRHR Fund, a four-year regional program implemented by Hivos with support from the embassy of Sweden in Lusaka through Sida’s regional SRHR team, is currently in its final year of implementation. Hivos seeks to conduct an end-line evaluation to assess the impact the program has made in the East and Southern Africa region.
Purpose of the evaluation
The purpose of the end-line evaluation is to objectively assess the performance of the program and to capture its achievements, lessons learned and challenges encountered during the implementation period. The end-line evaluation will also review to what extent the program integrated mid-term evaluation recommendations into its programming. Key lessons learned will be used for future programming and will further be used to inform a potential second phase of the programme. Additionally, the evaluation will ensure accountability towards Sida and Ford foundation as the main donors of the program. The end-line evaluation will be undertaken covering the period 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2022
Qualifications, competencies and requirements
To execute this end-line evaluation, Hivos seeks a consultant with the following qualifications, competencies and requirements:
The consultant(s) should have relevant academic qualifications at Master’s Degree level or higher
- Experience in working with marginalized and priority populations. Experience conducting research on adolescent and youths will be considered an asset
- Consultant/research team have proven experience and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods and proven experience of successfully undertaking project baseline, midline or end-line project evaluations
- The consultant(s) should have proven experience of conducting surveys of similar set-up, size and scope in East and Southern Africa
- Knowledge and experience of participatory assessment / development approaches will be required
- Knowledge and experience in organizational development approaches including organizational capacity assessment and development
- Broad experience in conducting large survey fieldwork (data collection, validation, entry, analysis and report writing)
- Experience in leading teams implementing surveys in the field (training, field logistics, human relations, teamwork)
- Existing research networks, partnerships and experience in the focus countries is preferred
- Experience in SRHR programming and its related fields required
- Prior experience working with Sida-funded projects is preferred
- Ability to travel to field sites during the fieldwork phase/ must be well vested in online data collection mechanisms (in an event of Covid-19 restrictions)
- Provide a list of staff that will be involved in the evaluation – from the lead consultant, data analyst etc to field researchers- with a summary of their relevant experience and proposed role in the evaluation. A full CV for each team member should be provided as an annex
The scope of the tender is as follows
Tenders are invited and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly labelled “Endline Evaluation Consultancy for the Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund”. Submissions should meet ALL requirements. A tender submitted for selected parts of the works only or which is incomplete will not be considered.
Bids should be emailed by June 3, 2022.
About the SRHR Fund
The Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund is a regional funding mechanism that was set up in 2010 by Hivos and Ford Foundation to strengthen regional work in the region on SRHR.
The Fund was established in recognition of the critical need for a strategic regional response to collectively address the myriad of SRHR issues in Southern Africa with particular attention to young people and adolescents as well as to provide an opportunity for donors to coordinate their support to SRHR in the region. In October 2017 Hivos secured funding from the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka via its Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, through its Regional SRHR team to enable the Fund to expand the breadth and focus of its work.
The Fund is currently focusing on strengthening the capacity of youth led and youth focused organizations to effectively advocate for their sexual and reproductive health needs. To do so, it is supporting civil society responses to a diversity of adolescent and youth SRHR issues that are relevant at both the national and regional levels using grant-making as the main mechanism of support.