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The Edusport Foundation is recruiting an evaluation consultant

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The Edusport Foundation is recruiting an evaluation consultant

Terms of reference for the evaluation services of the Girls Empowerment Through Sport (Go Sisters) programme at Education through Sport (EDUSPORT Foundation)

1. Introduction

Education through Sport (EduSport Foundation) is a community-based NGO established to integrate sport into the development process. Through its programmes, EduSport combines sport and life skills training especially to socio-economically under-served and at-risk young people. It is by far one of the biggest and most active indigenous Zambian NGOs. The organisation was officially registered as an NGO in October 1999, certificate number OSS/102/35/2107 under section 7 (!) of Societies Act cap 119).

2. The Go Sisters project

The programme is a gender-focused programme whose aim is to facilitate both girls and boys to participate in a number of activities as equal partners. These activities include leadership development, livelihoods, and access to social services such as health, education and many spheres of need by young people in underserved communities. The programme further addresses other factors that impede the girl-child from fully participating in social and economic activities; such access and unequal distribution of resources, and girls' role in traditions and culture norms. The programme, therefore, aims to equip girls with tools that will enable them to realise their full potential and participate fully as partners in development at all levels of communities. The girls should ultimately be able to engage, negotiate, lobby and advocate for their needs in their respective communities from authorities and other stakeholders.

For over five years, the project has worked towards five outcomes:

  • Equipping 2,100 female peer leaders (including 600 hard-to-reach girls) with practical experience of using leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to enable them to make informed decisions, exercise their rights and make positive changes in their lives and communities
  • Creating a strong network and safe environment for girls, through training peer leaders and enabling sports activities, in order for girls to adopt role model positions, mobilise and lead others in sport, gender equality, healthy living, and HIV/AIDS awareness
  • Improving life opportunities for 250 peer leaders through basic literacy skills, completing secondary education, vocational training, or professional internships.
  • Changing attitudes of teachers, parents and boys, to actively support and promote access to sport for girls and increase understanding of girls’ rights and choices
  • Increasing EduSport’s capacity to better respond to the needs of their target groups through improved data collection, analysis and evaluation, and by supporting the implementation of child and youth safeguarding mechanisms

The project has been implemented in five provinces of Zambia – Lusaka, Western, Southern, Eastern and Copperbelt.

The evaluation is meant to carry out an overview programme evaluation for the period April 2013 to March 2018. During this period, the EduSport Foundation’s implementation of the project resulted in the fulfilment of its overall objective of empowering communities through the use of sport and physical activities. This entails supporting community leaders with life and sport skills which resulted in most young people being able to enhance their skills as leaders/coaches, facilitators, entrepreneurs, organisers/managers as well as change agents in their respective communities. The programme was further aimed at capacity-building of staff at the EduSport secretariat in the effective service delivery of the overall programme.

To learn more about this opportunity please consult the attached document.

Location

Zambia

Languages required

English

Application deadline

Sat, 10/21/2017

Files

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PDF icon Recruitment Guidelines607.4 KB

Target group

Girls and women