Terms of Reference

National consultant (individual) – Mid-term Review of the Generation G Programme

Context

ResultsinHealth is a woman-owned and managed international development advisory firm. We are located in the Netherlands. Founded in 1993, ResultsinHealth’s work has been guided by three principles: evidence-based, innovative, and practice-oriented. ResultsinHealth has expertise in a wide range of health and non-health related topics and is practiced in the application of cutting-edge capacity building and participatory evaluation methods such as the ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) methodology, Photovoice (PV), Participatory Video, and Outcome Harvesting. ResultsinHealth has a strong track record in advising donors and supporting governments, multilateral organisations, and international NGOs through short- and long-term assignments. We conduct large-scale, multi-country Monitoring and Evaluation activities– as the project lead or as part of large consortia and framework contracts. We work within the scope of international development, public health, and poverty alleviation and in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1 (No poverty), 3 (Good health & wellbeing) and 5 (Gender equality).

About the project

ResultsinHealth was assigned by the Generation G Partnership to conduct the Mid-term Review of the Generation G Programme. The Generation G partnership runs from 2021 to 2025 and is a collaboration of partners in the seven countries with a global consortium consisting of Rutgers (lead), ABAAD, Equimundo and Sonke Gender Justice. The Generation G partnership strives towards the creation of gender-just and violence-free societies with and for young people in their full diversity. The partnership raises public support, advocates for improved policies and laws, and strengthens civil society to contribute to achieving gender justice. The South African Coalition of Generation G is composed of: Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), Activate! Change Drivers (Activate), and ActionAid South Africa (AASA).

The partnership addresses three key, interrelated challenges: gender-based violence, the unequal division of care and women’s lack of access to civic space. More specifically, this

partnership engages an innovative gender-transformative strategy that equips youth leaders and civil society organisations (CSOs) to address the root causes of gender inequality and power imbalances. Engaging (young) men in promoting gender justice is a key component of this strategy. Next to a gender-transformative approach, this partnership has fully embraced the principles of inclusiveness, meaningful and inclusive youth participation, do no harm and accountability. As young people are our key actors and key impact group, they are actively included in decision-making processes, as well as the design and implementation of key strategies. The diversity in these principles refers to the fact that, although the partnership recognises the need to amplify the voices of women and the need to actively engage men, we live in a world where youth have intersecting identities that influence their position in society and access to rights and power. As such, an intersectional feminist approach to gender justice is strongly embedded in the Generation G programme.

Purpose of Consultancy

The national consultant will work collaboratively with the youth research advisor and the global consultants of ResultsinHealth to meet the specific objectives of the Generation G Mid-term Review at country level:

  • To assess country programme progress and gaps towards the achievement of the 5- year goals and targets (as set during the baseline phase), and to reflect on how the country coalitions are contributing to the realisation of the TOC;
  • To adapt country targets and indicators if necessary;
  • To inform country programme 2024-2025 planning by identifying lessons learnt,
  • opportunities to build on our strengths, and options to extend influence;
  • To assess and provide recommendations on country programme strategies regarding:
    • risk mitigation (including Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment/SEAH);
    • sustainability (what is the likelihood that the project results will be sustainable, in terms of systems, institutions, policies, financing) and institutionalization (e.g. on Gender Transformative Approach/GTA and Meaningful and Inclusive Youth Participation/MIYP);
    • operationalisation of programme principles (do we live up to our own principles?);
    • capacity strengthening (Is the programme sufficiently sensitive and responsive to capacity strengthening needs? Is the country’s capacity strengthening plan effective and likely to lead to sustained capacity improvements in the long- term?)
  • To assess (and identify opportunities to strengthen) the collaboration with the Embassies and other strategic partners;
  • Additional country specific evaluation and/or learning objectives (This may include that the goal is to also support cross learning between countries through the information gathering and recommendations to strengthen the linkage between long term objectives).

Scope of Work

The main tasks of the national consultant are as follows:

  • Attend an orientation meeting with ResultsinHealth and Generation-G team;
  • Attend training on data collection, including pre-testing the tools;
  • Translate and contextualize the tools;
  • Lead on all logistical planning and arrangements of the data collection activities;
  • Work collaboratively with the youth research advisor and the Generation G country coalition and champions;
  • Facilitate focus group discussions (FGDs) – including co-facilitate the FGD’s with young people that are led by the youth research advisor (if applicable), conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) and collect story of changes (SOCs) through interviews at country level (5 FGDs, 12 KIIs and 4 SoC are estimated to be conducted);
  • Consult with the youth research advisor on how to apply Meaningful and Inclusive Youth Participation principles in the mid-term review, including on how to engaging youth respondents;
  • Review country project reports and synthesize progress against indicators and key learning identified at country level so far;
  • Support data analysis lead by ResultsinHealth;
  • Develop a field work report and country report, including country specific recommendations;
  • Provide input for the preliminary findings;
  • Provide input for the final report;
  • Facilitate validation workshop with country coalition.

Expected Deliverables

  1. Summarised findings of the desk review
  2. Recording of each interview and FGD session conducted;
  3. Summarised transcripts of interviews and FGD sessions in English;
  4. Field notes of how the field work was implemented (including supporting and hindering factors during the field work, observation notes);
  5. Input and review provided for the draft report – will be discussed further during the data collection;
  6. Other deliverables that are needed by ResultsinHealth global consultants – will be discussed further during the online training.

Duration

16 days (spread between February-August 2023)

Travel

The consultant will work in their home country, with travel to the sites. ResultsinHealth will cover the travel expenses, including accommodation and per diem.

Qualifications and specialized knowledge, experience and skills required

  • Master degree in social sciences preferably gender studies, population studies, law, public health, social and anthropology studies, sociology, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, public policy and research;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting research, baselines, midterm evaluations and endline evaluations of rights-related and human rights-related programmes especially in the area of SGBV, advocacy, campaign, and civil society strengthening;
  • A thorough understanding of gender related policies and advocacy works in the context in South Africa;
  • Experience in evaluating programs with a diversity/inclusion component and working with vulnerable and marginalized communities, including youth, women and girls, LGBTIQ, person with disabilities;
  • Proven track record in facilitating participatory evaluation workshop and qualitative data collection;
  • Understanding of Gender Transformative Approaches;
  • Knowledge of human rights, gender justice, gender transformative lobbying and advocacy, intersectionality, youth agency, youth inclusive policy making and legislation and collaborative programming, including approaches to engage men and boys;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English. Understanding and can communicate with Xhosa, Zulu Sesotho or Tswana is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with the Most Significant Change (MSC) and Outcome Harvesting is an advantage;
  • Ability to travel in-country.

Conflict of Interest (CoI)

The national consultant should not have COI nor has been involved in the Generation G programme implementation and/or design.

Application process

Applications for this role are open until 13 January 2023. Please send your CV, sample of work and one-pager of expression of interest to Lingga Tri Utama: TriUtamaL@resultsinhealth.org. The expression of interest should include information about your skills, experience in similar assignments, and your daily rate. Please put ZAF NC MTR as the subject of your email.

Location

South Africa

Duration

February – August 2023

Closing Date

13 January 2023