BackgroundGlobally, Sport and Culture have proven to be effective and flexible tools for promoting peace and development objectives. In the UN General Assembly resolution 70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the roles of sport and culture in advancing social progress are acknowledged as important enablers of sustainable development.
1. Determine the extent to which the Sports and Culture for Development Programme (SC4D) in dormitory schools is achieving its objectives.
2. Based on number 1, identify challenges and facilitating factors encountered in the delivery of the SC4D programme
3. Drawing on 1 and 2 compile lessons learned and recommendations to inform the future rollout of the SC4D programme in Guyana.
4. Determine how the approach has been sustainable and provide recommendations to ensure its sustainability
• Provide information on the reduction, in the past 5 years, related to adolescent pregnancy, violence, suicide, substance abuse and school dropout, that can be attributed, (if any) to this programme and the specific contributions of the programme.
• Inform policy and other decision makers, at the national and sub-national levels if and to what extent each programme outcomes is achieved and to inform a review of outcomes/outputs and other modifications before the whole-country implementation.
• Identify and report over the past five years, on current and possible bottlenecks/barriers, risks and assumptions, enablers and strategies that should be considered for continued implementation and scale up.
• Use the values for money calculations for Cost-Effectiveness, Cost-Utility Analyses, Cost-Benefit and Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses, to determine if this program gives value for money and or if there are other viable alternatives to achieve the same output/outcomes.
This consultancy is for a team of Evaluators (3-4 persons) who must possess the following competencies:
• The General Coordinator should possess an Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Sociology, education a specialisation in Sport and Culture (theatre arts) will be an advantage – the other team members should have bachelor’s degrees in relevant fields.
• A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in leading and managing outcome and impact evaluations.
• Proven experience in conducting evaluations and research;
• Proven experience in the design and methods of qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research.
• Proven experience in conducting value-for-money and cost-efficiency/effectiveness analysis (and lease one team member should be a VfM expert)
• A demonstrable understanding of equity issues in education
• Proven experience in facilitating and collecting information, including data collection with children
• Knowledge of the SC4D programme in Guyana
• Knowledge of the equity and gender approaches and their application;
• Knowledge of Results-Based Management;
• Fluency in spoken and written English
• Good ability to write reports clearly and concisely.
• Strong organisational, and presentation skills
– Previous work experience with the United Nations System;
– Knowledge of UNEG evaluation standards;
All candidates should include a financial and technical proposal. The technical proposal should include a detailed methodological proposal, a CV, a motivation letter, examples of previous evaluations, and other relevant information to ensure the quality of the presented proposal and minimize the disqualifications
Only shortlisted candidates with the abovementioned will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.