1. Introduction and Background
The FS Hub project is based on a ‘cluster’ model which brings together CAO’s to work collaboratively towards strengthening access to justice and community engagements on human rights issues among marginalised communities. The project was conceptualised with the aim of contributing to the capacity development of Community Advice Offices (CAOs) in the Free State (FS) Province through grant making, training, and onsite mentorship, facilitating collaboration, networking, and coalition building.
The hub model is an operational mechanism designed to optimize efficiency of CAO’s and harmonise their way of working in the context of scarce resources. Through the model, less established CAOs are clustered with established ones and benefit from mentorship and tailored technical support. The model comprises of the five district Hub CAO’s in the Fezile Dabi, Lejweleputswa, Mangaung and Thabo Mofutsanyane and Xhariep, which mentor few mentee CAOs in each municipality falling under the jurisdiction. The project is supported by Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HiDSA) with support from CS Mott Foundation.
Roles and responsibilities of mentor CAOs (hub offices)
The mentors were expected to:
Roles and responsibilities of the mentee CAOs
The mentee CAOs were expected to:
Roles and responsibilities of Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HiDSA)
Hlanganisa was expected to:
This is to provide institutional resilience and improve quality of services rendered by CAOs to the community.
2. Scope of work
HiDSA would like to commission an end of project evaluation of the Free State Community Advice Offices Hub project. The evaluation seeks to understand if and to what extent the project objectives were met. These include:
In addition, HiDSA would also like the evaluation to focus on the following key areas:
The preferred methodology is qualitative, and the consultant should extensively engage with all hub and mentee offices to determine the relevance and efficiency of the project. The findings and recommendations will be used to inform the future course of the project.
3. Task and Output
Expected Outputs of the Assignment should Include:
Knowledge and Expertise of the Service Provider:
Interested candidates must submit a short proposal containing the following:
The evaluation should be conducted between May and June 2019 over a maximum of 15 days.
Proposals will be assessed with the following valuation of importance:
Qualifications and technical strength (60%) Cost/fee (40%)
Interested consultants with relevant expertise are invited to submit the proposal and supporting documents by no later than 16:00 Monday 6th of May 2019 to email address firstname.lastname@example.org with the title End of Term Evaluation of the FS Hub Project the subject line. Late submissions will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.
Disclaimers and HIDSA Protection Clauses