Terms of Reference (ToR) for

End of Project Performance Evaluation

 

International Youth Foundation (IYF) is currently implementing the second phase of the Zimbabwe:Works (Z:W) project, which is a USAID, DFID, and SIDA-funded 66-month (June 2012-December 2017) initiative of the IYF. The second phase of the project, which commenced in January 2015, will economically empower 18,500 Zimbabweans, particularly young women, and enable them to contribute towards and benefit from economic growth in Zimbabwe. IYF is seeking applications for a consultancy to carry out a Final Project Performance Evaluation for Zimbabwe: Works.

Working with local NGO and private sector implementing partners, Z:W is:

1) Providing job-related training and support entry into gainful employment in the formal and informal economies;

2) Supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship development, including through increased access to relevant mentorship, training and business development services;

3) Supporting financial inclusion linked to entrepreneurship development through financial literacy, promoting a savings culture, access to microfinance, venture capital and innovative financing mechanisms;

4) Delivering effective life-skills training to build employment/self-employment-seeking and performance skills, social capital and personal self-esteem; and

5) Promoting and facilitating private sector engagement to support formal job market entry related to the labour market environment.

The successful consultant must be able to demonstrate a combination of the following skills, experience and qualifications:

·         Lead evaluator with a minimum of Master’s degree in social sciences or development related field

·         Proven record of producing high quality and credible evaluations of program with special reference to youth programs

·         Demonstrated skills and experience in quantitative and qualitative field research and related report writing

·         Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills and proficiency with at least one of the following statistical software packages (STATA or SPSS)

·         Awareness of the political and social sensitivities surrounding operating environment in Zimbabwe will be an advantage

·         Excellent knowledge of English

·         Knowledge of Shona and Ndebele will be an advantage

 

To apply

 

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