End of Project Evaluation of ZIMSTAT: UNDP

Deadline: 27 September 2016

UNDP commissions evaluations to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of its contributions to development results at the country level as articulated in both the Zimbabwe UN Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) and UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD). This final project evaluation is carried out within the overall provisions contained in the UNDP Zimbabwe Evaluation Policy, and will be conducted in fulfilment of UNDP’s evaluation rules and regulations. To that end, the evaluation aims to assess the impact of the ‘Support to ZIMSTAT and the National Statistical System’ project, by assessing the outcomes of the project against its original purpose and objectives. It will be used to inform Zimstat’s internal processes, as well as to support partners’ future support to statistics. The evaluation should provide plausible links between project inputs and outcomes/impact, and document lessons learnt for use in implementing similar activities including the successor NSDS2 (2016- 2020).

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Project Documentation Consultancy: Emthonjeni Women’s Forum (EWF)

Deadline: COB 30 September 2016

Location of Assignment: Bulawayo & Insiza
Duration of Assignment: September – December 2016
Reports to: The Director

Emthonjeni Women’s Forum (EWF) is an organisation whose thrust is women’s rights, focusing more on gender based violence, socio economic rights and women’s participation in developmental issues in their communities. This is done through building the capacity of women and information dissemination on women’s rights and counselling.  EWF is currently operating in Matabeleland North and South.

Project description
Despite statutory instruments protecting women, women in Insiza district are still vulnerable to gender based violence and awareness raising has to be increased, targeting not only women but traditional and religious leaders as custodians of culture, as well as men as perpetrators of GBV. The existence of strong patriarchal practices, lack of information on both rights holders and traditional leaders has led to rights holders’ failure to access justice and traditional leaders hindering the access to justice. This has resulted in continued suffering of victims. To address this problem, EWF is empowering communities in Insiza, with a special focus on enabling women and young women to take action against GBV whilst men are capacitated to become agents of change against GBV leading to a community that is intolerant to GBV. The project focuses on awareness raising, advocacy, capacity building of ordinary women, counselling survivors as well as perpetrators of GBV. The project is being implemented in 10 wards of Insiza targeting women as primary targets and men and duty bearers as secondary targets.

The desired project outcomes are: Empowered women and girls taking action to fight GBV and practice of harmful practices at community level; Duty bearers taking action to prevent GBV and to support and protect affected women and girls; Affected women and girls seeking support from partners and communities to access physical protection or safety, justice, legal protection and other compensation.

The purpose of the consultant is to document the project through digital story telling.

Role and responsibility of Consultant
The consultant will: Document the project through digital storytelling to: capture lessons learnt during the project; capture most significant change stories in the communities and document best practices.

Deliverables expected outputs: Record  & photograph 3 women awareness raising meetings; Record & photograph 3 dialogues with religious and traditional leaders; Record & photograph 3 dialogues on harmful cultural practices; Record & photograph 3 dialogues with religious and traditional leaders; Record & photograph 1 Male Champions Training and Formulation of male Champions Charter; Record & photograph 4 most significant change stories from the communities; Record the 16 days of activism commemoration; A detailed consolidated 20 minutes DVD on all the recordings profiling lessons learnt best practices and most significant change stories

The assignment will be conducted from September to December 2016 with the end product required on 16 December 2016

Technical direction
EWF Director or representative will provide technical direction during the performance of this handbook production

Required skills and competencies
Good understanding of development work projects; Strong ability to work within the NGOs systems; More than 5 years’ experience in gender, women’s rights, media and the law; Extensive experience in digital story telling; Advanced qualification in digital filming; Traceable references and samples of like work done

To apply
Interested candidates should send their expression of interest and resume to: ewfdirector@gmail.com by COB 30 September 2016. Applicants should clearly state the cost of the consultancy.



Short Term Consultancy For Transitioning Of Early Learners To Formal Education (TELFE) Project: Nhaka Foundation

Deadline: 30 September 2016 

Nhaka Foundation is a Zimbabwe-based non-governmental organization which has developed and implemented a series of interventions designed to bridge the gap between the government’s capabilities and policies mandating the requirement for early childhood development (ECD) programming in primary schools and its ability to fully realize the implementation of such programs.

Along with its partners, Nhaka Foundation provides access to education, basic health care and daily sustenance for the orphaned and vulnerable children in the communities it serves. It provides aid and support to ensure the creation of a physical environment conducive to learning, growth and the optimal development of all children.

Objectives of the consultancy
The importance of investing in early childhood development (ECD) for human health, wellbeing and productivity has been well recognised. Research suggests that the presence of promotive factors in the care environment can make a difference in the life of a child. Enhancing quality early childhood development interventions, particularly children from disadvantaged communities, can prevent or offset potential negative impacts on a child’s cognitive and social development.

Nhaka Foundation is seeking a qualified and competent consultant to carry out an assessment of the challenges and gaps faced by children when they transition from early childhood development into primary school. The consultancy is also aimed at identifying areas that can support the reduction of dropout rates for children attending primary school education particularly in the early formative years of grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3 otherwise known in Zimbabwe as the Infant Education.

Profile/ consultancy requirements
The service provider shall at least: Have a Master’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Social Sciences, Human Resource Development or related field; The service provider shall have demonstrated experience and knowledge in research and human resource audits; Understanding and knowledge of the broader Zimbabwean early childhood development situation will be an added advantage; The service provider shall have at least 10 years relevant work experience.

To apply
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