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The Organization: United Bible Societies Association,

Job Title: External Evaluator – HIV Intervention Programs,

Job Purpose: 

Industry: NGO,

Location: Nairobi,

Background

United Bible Societies Association (UBSA) is a world-wide network of Bible Societies operating in over 240 countries and territories to make sure that everyone who desires can access and engage with the Bible in their language. UBSA’s four main priority areas are Bible Translation, Bible Production and Distribution, Bible Advocacy and Bible Engagement, and Holistic Ministry (HIV Service – Good Samaritan Program).

The consultancy assignment

HIV Service has been coordinating the implementation of the Good Samaritan Program since 2005 and is requesting this evaluation jointly with the national Bible Societies. Focusing on the current project period, while also considering the previous evaluation and key consolidated results since program inception, we would like to ascertain the following: 

  1. a) Achievement of goals at the level of outcome and impact 
  2. b) The contribution of faith-based organizations to improved knowledge and positive change in attitude and behavior among target communities, focusing on HIV/AIDS, inclusion of PLHIV and PWD, gender equality, and empowerment of adolescents 
  3. c) Based on this, consider the contribution of the Good Samaritan Program to the national agenda of reducing HIV transmission in target countries, as well as UNAIDS’ strategy to end AIDS by 20302 
  4. d) The way forward: concise and practical recommendations to program design, based on strengths and lessons learned, and geared towards efficient implementation of an extended Young Samaritan youth program. 

Scope of work 

The geographical area of the evaluation will be determined jointly by HIV Service and the lead evaluator, taking into account the ongoing Covid-pandemic and other risk-factors. The assignment will last no more than 25 consulting days. Exact dates and number of working days for different activities mentioned above will be set by the lead evaluator in cooperation with HIV Service.

Methodology 

The evaluators will describe and justify their methodology in the inception report. The stakeholders will review the inception report and provide relevant input. Data collection methodology and tools will be developed by the evaluation team. Data collection will be carried out by the evaluation team and in certain countries by local consultants. The methodology for the evaluation process will included: 

  • Document reviews 
  • Field visits to selected countries 
  • Qualitative interviews with GSP beneficiaries in selected countries 
  • SWOT analysis 
  • Review and identification of organization and sector specific best practices 

Deliverables 

The following deliverables will be expected: 

    1. a) Inception Report on 2-5 pages 
    2. b) Evaluation tools, finalized in consultation with the GSP team 
    3. c) Draft evaluation report based on the finding of the comprehensive evaluation 
  • d) Final evaluation report incorporating input from GSP staff and stakeholders  

Desired qualifications of the evaluation team 

The team will have the following qualifications and experience. 

  • a) Profound experience in impact evaluation 
  • b) Experience in HIV and AIDS programs 
  • c) Excellent analytical skills and communication: Ability to interpret and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data, and to present findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. 
  • d) Evidence of evaluation of similar programs. 
  • e) Excellent report writing skills (in English). 
  • f) Ability to communicate in French or willingness to collaborate with a French speaking consultant. 

Reporting 

A written evaluation report should be submitted to HIV Service. The report should be written in English and submitted by electronic transmission to HIV Service both draft and final. HIV Service and stakeholders will give their comments to the draft report. A final report will then be submitted taking into account the comments received from HIV Service and stakeholders.

Report format 

The report format will be provided later when the team will be compiling a draft report

Organizational setting 

HIV Service will provide a management response to the final evaluation report.

Desirable Requirements 

Fluent in English and French is preferred.

Payment

Payments will be determined between HIV Service and consultant after quotations have been reviewed and decisions made as per choice of evaluators. The final payment will be payed upon evaluator submitting a final report which is agreed upon by all stakeholders. HIV service is responsible for practical arrangements

Submission 

Proposal for the assignment and supporting documents is required with a detailed breakdown of work plan and any associated costs. The proposal should include a section on methodology that will be used to conduct the impact assessment. In addition, include updated curriculum vitae of the lead consultant and his/her team members.

Important details below are provided in the links:

  • Terms of Reference of the role
  • GSP Evaluation Report – General consolidated Final – 2018 
  • Digni’s Empowerment Assessment Tool 
  • Digni’s Ethical Guidelines

Click the links below for more information as described above:

How To Apply

Your proposal and supporting documents should be received on or before April 14, 2022. Send your proposal by email to [email protected] , using the following title : Impact Evaluation for the Good Samaritan HIV Program (2018-2022) .

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