Hand in hand Development: External Evaluation Consultant Vacancy In South Africa

Hand in hand Development: External Evaluation Consultant Vacancy In South Africa

Hand in hand Development: External Evaluation Consultant Vacancy In South Africa

Hand in Hand was appointed by ABSA as the implementer of the ABSA Consumer Education Programme in Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga for the period April 2021 to December 2021. The Consumer Education Programme consists of two training sessions covering Financial Literacy and Gender Based Violence. Hand in Hand is seeking the services of a competent service provider to conduct an external evaluation of the project.

These terms of reference stipulate the scope of work for a final evaluation of the Consumer Education Programme.

The target audience are persons belonging to corporates/entities who are clients of ABSA provided to Hand in Hand by the following ABSA divisions:

  • Entry Level Banking
  • Agribusiness
  • Enterprise Development
  • Community Beneficiaries – mobilized directly by Hand in Hand and are not clients of ABSA

The delivery approach for the workshops is face to face training taking into consideration the Covid-19 regulations. The training sessions have been conducted in companies, municipalities, community centres and tertiary institutions.
Objectives of the Project
The main objective of the project is to deliver financial education mainly to the companies who fall under the Absa portfolio and people within the communities. The overall project target for 2021 is 5 740 beneficiaries split as follows:

  • A minimum of 75% of the consumers have to be black people
  • At least 25% of the target should come from rural areas and 75% from urban areas
  • A rural area is defined as a non-metro area. This means Gauteng, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane are defined as urban areas, while Sedibeng, and West Rand district municipalities are classified as rural. In Free State and Mpumalanga, all the district municipalities fall under the rural category.
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Objectives of the Purpose of the External Evaluation
The objective of the external evaluation is to assess how well the project was implemented and give recommendations based on the lessons learned to inform future programming. The evaluation will cover the following areas:

  • Effectiveness: To what extend the project objectives have been achieved and what are the major factors influencing achievement or non-achievement;
  • Relevance: How useful was the project to the target groups and to addressing the problems and constrains related to the topic
  • Sustainability: Evaluating whether the project results are going to be in place after termination of the project and how well the project was implemented in its institutional surroundings?
  • Processes: How sufficient the process flows were working, and how could they work better in the future.

Consultant(s) Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in any social science, preferably including community development, social research and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven experience in carrying out evaluations, including 5 years working experience with the Non-Governmental Sector
  • Knowledge of evaluation of capacity building activities
  • Ability to produce reports well written, analytical reports
  • Must be proficient in English, written and spoken
  • Ability to speak and understand the local languages
  • Must have quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Familiarity with South Africa conditions (political, economic, social and cultural) will be an added advantage.
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Assignment Duration:
The evaluation field work is expected to be undertaken by 22nd of November to 3rd of December 2021. The final report should be submitted to Hand in Hand by 10th of December 2021.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to provide technical and financial proposals (no more than 7 pages) and must include:

  • The proposal should include
    • A draft methodology of how the service provider will accomplish the assignment
    • A draft work plan with detailed activities, milestones, timeframes
    • A detailed budget for the entire consultancy broken down into unit and duration costs, and including projected ground travel, accommodation, subsistence costs and taxes if necessary
  • Your CV (highlighting past relevant experiences and not more than 2 pages

Proposals should be submitted electronically to smadovi@handinhand-sa.org with “Absa CE Evaluation” in the subject line.
Selection will be based on best value for money and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us after one week of closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

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