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CORRECTION: Call for consultants - External evaluation: Treatment Action Campaign's Eastern Cape programme, 2008-11

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The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a not-for-profit organisation campaigning for the rights of people living with HIV.


Purpose and Objectives
The overall purpose of the evaluation is to capture what the project has achieved, how it made that difference, and what has been learnt that should be taken into account for immediate and future programming.
The evaluation should use a participatory methodology which engages all key stakeholders in Eastern Cape with primary emphasis on OR Tambo district, but also including provincial stakeholders and a limited review of Amatole district. The stakeholders should include a range of TAC staff (past and present) and office bearers; TAC branch members; staff at health facilities where TAC is currently working; managers from the Provincial Department of Health; representatives from among those using health facilities, including people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) accessing treatment; representatives from groups of PLHA; and representatives from local communities. 
In addition, there will be a need to engage with TAC staff and office bearers at national level; and the Comic Relief HIV Programme Manager and a representative of SING in UK.   
The external evaluation team will comprise, as a minimum, two people, including a designated team leader/project manager. The team leader will have substantial experience in managing similar evaluations, and have demonstrated technical knowledge of primary health care and civil society responses to HIV and AIDS. It is anticipated that other team members will have at least experience of carrying out research in support of social surveys. The team as a whole should have an appropriate mix of language skills to carry out social research and provide feedback in Eastern Cape, and provide high quality verbal and written communications in English. The team members should demonstrate an understanding of how gender would impact the programme, and how to carry out the evaluation accordingly. The budget is based upon 20 days of work for a project manager, and 15 days for a social researcher, but an alternative combination would be acceptable.
The external evaluation team should provide the following deliverables within the time-frame indicated:
  • Initial face-to-face feedback to key TAC stakeholders in Eastern Cape at the end of the research phase to present key findings, and allow for immediate comment. (Schedule: within four weeks of commencement date)
  • A draft report of the evaluation findings to be available to TAC (within six weeks of commencement date)
  • A final report to be made available to TAC (within one week of TAC and Comic Relief providing feedback on the draft).
  • A brief summary of the findings, written in accessible language, should be made available to enable TAC to provide formal feedback to key stakeholders in Eastern Cape, including those who participated in the research (within one week of acceptance of final report).
Requirements and Competencies
  • Experience having done similar evaluations in the NGO environment
  • Tertiary qualification at Degree level
  • Organisational and community development strategies
  • Financial monitoring and reporting
  • Monitoring and Evaluation technical ability
  • Research, critical analysis and recommendations
  • Full unendorsed driving licence

Click here to view the TORs.

Please forward your application to The District Management Head; TAC 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town; or email to by 22 August 2011.