End Line Evaluation | Lubuto Library Partners | Zambia | Consultancy


Lubuto Library Partners’

End Line Evaluation of Lubuto Library Partners’ DREAMS-IC Program in Lusaka

Contact name: Elizabeth Giles

Contact email address: zambia@lubuto.org

Duration: 3rd September – 14th September, 2018.

Summary of Lubuto Library Partner’s DREAMS IC Project

Lubuto Library Partners (LLP), with funding from the Department of State (DoS) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., has been implementing a DREAMS Innovation Challenge project known as Innovative Libraries Keeping Girls Mentored, Empowered, Safe, Determined, Resilient and AIDS-Free, which will target 15-24 year old Adolescent girls and young women through our libraries in Lusaka.  Public libraries are a platform for linking high-risk girls to the information and services that that empower them to develop life skills, avoid HIV infection and stay in school.

Purpose of the Evaluation

The primary objective of the evaluation is assessing progress against the program objectives and determine whether our intervention was successful in contributing to decreased vulnerability of AGYW to HIV and AIDS as a result of program beneficiaries’ participation in the interventions. The secondary purpose is to learn about beneficiaries’ experiences with the mentoring and scholarships programs, and allow them to share their understanding of young people’s views and insight into the acceptability, relevance, and impact of the program activities for other young women. For this qualitative evaluation, selected AGYW will participate in Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), where the focus will be predominantly on establishing their experiences with the interventions.

Duration of the Evaluation

The data collection and analysis components for this qualitative evaluation are expected to take three weeks to complete, predominantly at the beginning of September to mid-September, 2018. The final written report will be expected by the end of September, 2018.

Key deliverables

  • Ten (10) KIIs in total (6 KIIs for mentorship program and 4 KIIs for scholarship program); at the three programming sites: two Lubuto libraries (one in Lusaka West, one in Garden Compound), and one community center that is the future site of a Lubuto Library (in Kanyama)
  • Transcription of 10 KIIs for 6 days;
  • Qualitative data analysis for 5 days;
  • Write up of analysed qualitative data for 3 day;
  • Report writing for 2 days

Required skills and competencies

  • Experience with Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to HIV, gender equality and community development.
  • Experience working with orphans and vulnerable children is required;
  • An understanding of public health issues pertaining to AGYW within the Zambian context;
  • High degree of resilience and flexibility;
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated; and
  • Required Languages: Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Knowledge of Nyanja and/or Bemba is required
  • Due to the sensitivity of the interviews, ONLY female applicants will be considered

Compensation:

The total budget for this activity is ZMW 10,000

Submission Format and Deadline

Interested consultants who have the skills and competencies as described above should submit the following:

  • A brief letter of motivation explaining why they consider themselves to be the most suitable for this assignment;
  • A detailed CV;
  • Proof of Program/Project evaluation capacity
  • A costed work plan with clear deliverables and dates would be required once shortlisted

All applications should be submitted by email to zambia@lubuto.org before or on 28th August, 2018.

The terms of reference for this evaluation can be found below;

Terms of Reference for

The End Line Evaluation of Lubuto Library Partners’ DREAMS-IC Program in Lusaka

1. Purpose

The purpose of the Terms of Reference (TOR) is to provide a background of the DREAMS-IC program, the purpose of the end line evaluation, a scope of work for the service provider, as well as the duration of the study.

2. Background of the DREAMS-IC Program

Lubuto Library Partners (LLP), with funding from the US Department of State (DoS) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., has been implementing a DREAMS Innovation Challenge project also known as Innovative Libraries Keeping Girls Mentored, Empowered, Safe, Determined, Resilient and AIDS-Free.  The project is an innovative set of strategies that are intended to accelerate the reduction of new HIV infections among Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW), aged 15-24 years, and their male counterparts while simultaneously focusing on the roles of their male partners, children, parents, and the wider community. LLP has implemented the following interventions in Lusaka, Zambia within the vicinity of three programming sites: two Lubuto libraries (one in Lusaka West, one in Garden Compound), and one community center that is the future site of a Lubuto Library (in Kanyama): a) A crowdsourced scholarship program offering full, need-based scholarships that support girls from the time of program entry through their graduation from secondary school, including tuition, uniforms, textbooks, and sanitary napkins.  b) A role-model mentoring program strengthens adolescent girls’ social safety net by providing small group mentoring led by female role models that offers horizon-broadening field trips and delivery of a curriculum (Peace Corps GLOW) focused on building Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) knowledge, preventing HIV, promoting equitable gender norms, and fostering determination for education. A complementary mentoring program for boys also uses the GLOW curriculum and focuses on building SRH and HIV prevention knowledge and fostering equitable gender norms, while a program for parents focuses on effective communication between parents and children around SRH issues  c) Comprehensive and proactive health information and referral services: Lubuto libraries offer privacy and guidance to youth seeking sensitive SRH and GBV information in various formats, including books, online resources, film screening and presentations by health organizations. Trained staff also provide crucial connections to services and support (including HIV testing and post-GBV care) through referrals and partnerships.

3. Purpose of the End Line Evaluation

The primary objectives of the evaluation is assessing progress against the program objectives and determine whether our intervention was successful in contributing to decreased vulnerability of AGYW to HIV and AIDS as a result of program beneficiaries’ participation in the interventions. The secondary purpose is to learn about beneficiaries’ experiences with the mentoring and scholarships programs, and allow them to share their understanding of young people’s views and insight into the acceptability, relevance, and impact of the program activities for other young women.

4. Scope of Work

  • Obtain informed consent and conduct 10 Key Informant Interviews (6 KIIs for mentorship program and 4 KIIs for scholarship program) with Adolescent Girls and Young Women from the three programming sites.
  • Transcribe and analysis of Qualitative Data
  • Assess the impact of the program activities on knowledge acquisition of program beneficiaries;
  • Write a comprehensive program evaluation report, inclusive of the following:
  • Program Data and achievements
  • Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations
  • Considerations for future projects
  • Conclusion

5. Duration of the Evaluation

It is expected that the evaluation’s data collection and analysis phases will be completed by mid- September 2018. A comprehensive final report is expected by 24th September 2018.

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