Baseline Evaluation for Irish Aid – Supporting Community Mobilisation and State Accountability for Gender Justice in South Africa

Project Overview

The Irish Aid Supporting Community Mobilisation and State Accountability for Gender Justice in South Africa project aims to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa (SA) through building active and empowered local communities in the field of human rights and gender equality. The Project acts as the second round of implementation for Sonke, focusing on community mobilization and state accountability for gender justice. The 3-year project will be implemented in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces. The project aims to achieve its goals by capacitating individuals, communities, and CBOs to advocate for laws, policies and programmes seeking to end GBV. The project will also partner with CBOs in the GBV sector to strengthen the networks and movements needed to achieve systemic change. 

Purpose of this Consultancy

The main purpose of the consultancy is to provide a benchmark from which to measure the progress of this phase of the programme through an in-depth situation analysis and assessment of GBV and gender inequality in the project areas.  The baseline aims to get preliminary information related to GBV knowledge, community mobilization, government accountability and CBO networks in the implementing provinces, collecting and analyzing pre-intervention data related to the project performance questions and indicators. Baseline data will be used to sharpen project indicators and will facilitate monitoring of progress towards meeting project objectives during and at the end of implementation.

The objective of the baseline evaluation is to:

  • Gather in-depth information on GBV and gender inequality in project areas.
  • Gather relevant baseline data for the development of key project indicators to depict the actual situation in the project areas; and to create a benchmark for evaluating the project measuring results and impact throughout and at the end of the project period. 
  • Review and update the assumptions in the project’s Theory of Change (ToC) 
  • Identify any potential challenges or barriers to success that may need to be addressed before implementing the program or intervention.
  • Review project indicators based on the main outcomes of the baseline study.

Time schedule

The estimated duration of the baseline evaluation is 3 months, starting 25 May 2023 and ending 25 August 2023 when the final report will be submitted. Within the first week of the consultancy, the consultant is expected to produce an Inception Report, including a detailed work plan and methodology. The consultant is expected to convey the main findings and recommendations in a meeting with Sonke and partner staff before finalization of the report.


ZAR 200 000

How to apply

Should you wish to apply, please send as five separate documents to Nombulelo Mazwi by COB 19 May 2023. If selected, induction will start on 25 May 2023.


  • Brief 1-1.5-page cover letter citing your relevant expertise for the consultancy.
  • Detailed CV including examples of similar evaluations completed (4 pages maximum)
  • Detailed quotation 
  • Short proposal including work plan and budget.
  • Example of similar work completed.


3 Months


R 200 000

Closing Date

19 May 2023

Start Date

25 May 2023