Project End-line Evaluation
- Post Date:March 30, 2021
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- Career Level ConsultantQualification Master’s DegreeExperience 5-10 Years
- Industry Non Governmental
Project Name: Skills 2 Live
Country: Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Project location: Beira, Cabo Delgado and Ressano Garcia (Mozambique) and Beit-Bridge, Chitungwiza, Chirundu & Epworth (Zimbabwe).
Young people in Southern Africa face numerous challenges in their daily lives. The most common of these challenges being unemployment, associated with, among other factors, lack of job skills and/or employment opportunities, poverty, forced school dropouts – as their caregivers may not afford to pay school fees, being disproportionately infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS among others. Findings from the Girls not brides research (2018) conducted in Southern Africa, identify poverty, low educational attainment and gender inequalities as central to the potential causes of vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). These vulnerabilities limit girls’ ability to make decisions about their own health. In a bid to mitigate some of the afore-mentioned challenges, youths are pushed to engage in risky behaviors such as transactional sex, prostitution, early marriages, border jumping, drug and substance abuse, criminal activities such as theft. Consequently, many young girls become pregnant at an early age, often face gender-based violence, acquire sexually transmitted Infections or end up acquiring HIV.
Young Africa (YA) International implemented an 18-month pilot project (June 2019-December 2020 + 4 months No Cost Extension until 30 April 2021) titled, “Skills 2 Live” in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The project aimed at economically empowering at least 1300 young people who are HIV positive or are at risk of contracting the virus through Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), integrated with Entrepreneurship and life skills education (integral TVET). This training was done in two approaches i.e., center based training and Mobile outreach training. Centre Based training done at Young Africa skills centers in Chitungwiza, Epworth (Zimbabwe) and Beira (Mozambique). For mobile outreach, training was provided to the target group through an abridged version of the centre-based training. Mobile Outreach training was done in the border towns of Beitbridge and Chirundu (Zimbabwe) and in Cabo Delgado, Ressano Garcia (Mozambique). The project was implemented together with Young Africa International’s two other affiliates i.e. Young Africa Zimbabwe and Young Africa Mozambique and 3 other partners i.e. International Organisation of Migration, Frontline AIDS and Idea Lab. The project was expected to set footprints into the expanded Sexual Reproductive Health /HIV Regional programme which has been rolled out by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Maputo in 2021 which will reach out to more young people and countries.
Qualifications and expertise required.
- At least Master’s degree in Social Science, International Development Studies, Public Health, or a related field.
- At least 7 years’ experience in working with humanitarian sectoral programs relating to education (Technical Vocational Training), Sexual Reproductive Health and livelihood programs.
- Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research and statistical data analysis.
- Experience of working in programming or research in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
- Experience of evaluating TVET and SRH programs.
- Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries.
- Understanding of TVET & SRHR policies, standards and protocols.
Please find further information on this opportunity as well as instructions on how to apply here
The complete application package should be emailed to [email protected]
Deadline: 2 April 2021