Zimbabwe: Capacity Development Manager/M&E Support, TRACE, Zimbabwe

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Zimbabwe Transparency, Responsiveness, Accountability and Citizen Engagement (TRACE) Fund,

Terms of Reference

Capacity Development Manager/M&E Support

1. Background

The Department for International Development (DFID) Zimbabwe and the Royal Danish Embassy Office are pooling funds for a grant making facility for civil society in Zimbabwe. TRACE will provide grants to organisations in an effort to enhance state accountability and transparency, and preserve democratic space, building on the new constitution. It will seek to empower Zimbabwe’s citizens to hold the state to account for its use of resources and its respect for human rights and democratic principles.

TRACE will take careful account of the political context in Zimbabwe through Political Economy Assessments to identify issues and themes of common concern where communication channels can be opened with government to foster greater accountability and responsiveness. Where channels remain closed TRACE will seek to fund civil society organisations that are working to maintain and grow democratic space.

The specific areas in which TRACE will engage through provision of grants to CSOs over 4 years commencing in mid-2015 are as follows:

  • Increased citizen access to quality independent media, research and information
  • Effective civil society monitoring and advocacy for improvements to the electoral cycle
  • Protection and promotion of equality and human rights by civil society and communities
  • Access to justice for vulnerable and marginalised groups
  • Effective citizen demand for improved service delivery and transparent use of public and natural resources
  • Creation of local/ national coalitions around issues of public interest
  • Increased coordination and capacity by civil society to hold the state accountable for use of resources

2. Capacity Development and M&E

TRACE considers Capacity the Development and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning roles as key, integrated components in supporting civil society and other organisations to effectively facilitate the interface between citizens, and duty bearers and power holders in and outside government. Capacity development is closely linked to M&E through the engagement with grantee partners, thematic advisors and expert input and in the assessment of the impact of these interventions on performance, delivery and learning. The Capacity Development Manager / M&E Support will be responsible for managing the TRACE Capacity Development Strategy and for supporting the M&E component especially with regards to ongoing engagement with and oversight of grantees. He/she will support potential and existing partner organisations acquire, develop and strengthen skills, knowledge, tools, processes and structures that are necessary for the achievement of internal organizational goals and programming results and will support the ME&L functions especially at the field level and in the assessment and preparation of reporting. Programme Duration

TRACE is a four year, four month programme commencing February 23rd 2015 and concludes at the end of June 2019. TRACE has a three month inception period ending on 23rd May 2015 at which point DFID will need to approve the move to Implementation.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

The Capacity Development Manager/M&E Support reports through the Deputy Team Leader /Programmatic Lead.

The Capacity Development Manager/M&E Support is the focal person for capacity development interventions for TRACE and will be responsible for the management and coordination of capacity development support to partner organizations. H/She will also support the ME&L functions especially at the field level and in the assessment and preparation of reporting.

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Team Leader/Programmatic Lead the Capacity Development Manager will:

· Prepare and update the consolidated capacity development Strategy for TRACE;

· Support the due diligence exercises of partner organisations by developing the capacity building aspects of the due diligence reports with respect to programmatic capacity needs;

· Manage the capacity development portfolio of TRACE from a programmatic and individual grantee perspective and particularly the identification and management of targeted, specialist capacity development interventions either through TRACE directly or through identified expert advisors (mentors, academics, institutions, for example) at a programmatic (overall) and individual grantee level that address gaps and needs;

· Develop TRACE capacity and assessment and reporting tools that capture structural, management and programming measures;

· Manage and facilitate capacity assessments of partner organisations to jointly identify capacity gaps and needs that are reflected in capacity development support plans; Including their costing, as well as non-budgetary strategies for implementation.

· Under the guidance of the TL and DTL/Programmatic Lead, initiate ideas and advise on capacity development interventions to be sourced from the capacity development budget line including development of capacity action plan budgets;

· Liaise with the Finance and Operations Manager on ascertaining budgetary advice on proposed interventions;

· Manage operationalisation of capacity development work plans and related implementation schedules;

· Provide on-going oversight of capacity performance against overall TRACE objectives;

· Provide comprehensive capacity development quarterly reporting for the TRACE Quarterly Reports;

· Manage capacity development service providers for the implementation of the Capacity Action Plans and other capacity development support needs of partner organisations;

· Consolidate and further develop the existing database of capacity development service providers in collaboration with other components of TRACE;

· Ensure budgetary implications including VfM aspects for such interventions are cleared and approved;

· Remain appraised of and apply best practice approaches in capacity development and ensure grantees are applying these principles;

· Manage, coordinate and implement the mentorship approach to capacity development, providing a link between mentors and partner organisations;

· In liaison with the ME&L Manager, help develop training and presentation modules on TRACE’s M&E and Capacity Development approaches; undertake wider monitoring and evaluation of capacity development support to partner organizations;; provide ongoing mentoring to grantees on the programme tools used by TRACE in ME&L and Capacity Development; provide oversight through field and other engagement of the utilisation of these tools and with compliance with delivery schedules and activity plans; work with the M&E Manager on review meetings with grantees

· In partnership with the Knowledge Management and Communications component of TRACE, develop learning materials and resources for wider dissemination to the civil society sector support the production of lessons learned, case studies and other documentation as part of documenting results;

· Contribute to the Grantee and CEO forums

· Monitor and review the effectiveness and impact of capacity development support on the civil society sector in Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the M&E Manager and independent M&E providers.

The Capacity Development Manager will also:

· Maintain TAMIS and other capacity development and relevant records as appropriate;

· Through the quarterly and other reporting processes, provide advice to the Donor Steering Committee on grants management delivery and performance of Basket and overall TRACE grantees;

· Provide other support to the DAI team effort as requested by Programme Manager;

· Participate in Donor quarterly meetings and other meetings as required;

· Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to DAI Europe home office;

· Carry out any other duties commensurate with the requirements of the post. %

How to apply:


Zimbabwe: Expression of Interest for Consultancy services to Update and Develop Community based demand generation tools for integrated SRHR, HIV AND GBV prevent

Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

Purpose of the Consultancy

UNFPA in collaboration with NAC and ZNFPC would like to recruit a firm or institution to carry out a holistic review of demand generation materials and tools (including the monitoring and reporting tools) to adjust, update and develop them in accordance with the latest developments in health. The firm or institution should have two lead consultants, one focusing on the home visit materials and tools and the other on the youth materials and tools. Assessment of the submission will be based on the qualifications of the two lead consultants.

Scope of Work

· Prepare and present an inception report detailing consultant’s understanding of the TORs, methodology, processes and timelines for the assignment

· To conduct a review of the current demand generation materials, monitoring and reporting tools for: home visits, Sista2Sista clubs, youth peer education and community dialogue.

Duration of assignment

The consultancy will be for from November to December 2016 with a possibility of extension to March 2017.

Qualifications of Consultants**

The consultants must possess the following attributes

· An experienced Social Scientist with public health experience or related field

· Minimum qualification of Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Science

· Strong appreciation and provable in-depth understanding of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights including GBV, HIV and maternal health

· Strong demonstrable appreciation for community interventions that address SRHR (including GBV), HIV and maternal health

· Demonstrable experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of community intervention

· Strong writing skills and experience in development of programming tools, training manuals and guidelines or any resource materials used by community based workers

· Experience in Zimbabwe and/or other countries in the region;

· Good interpersonal skills and experience in conducting research about sensitive topics relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV.

All applications must contain:

· Company Documents, Company Profile and Resume of the consultant with references (for each of the consultants proposed for the assignment)

· Samples of previous work

· Separate technical and financial proposals including suggested time frames/ work plans

· Undertaking of availability for the projected timeframe from November to December 2016.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Detailed TORs can be obtained from matubu@unfpa.org

All interested firms or institutions should send their applications, indicating their understanding of the assignment (also to include cover/supporting letter and curriculum vitae with relevant traceable and contactable referees), clear marked “Review and update of demand generation tools”. Applications are to be submitted no later than 12 noon on 7 November 2016.to:

The UNFPA Country Representative, Ref: Review and update of demand generation tools, Block 7, 1st Floor, Arundel Office Park, Mt. Pleasant, PO Box 4775, Harare; or by e-mail to mailzwe@unfpa.org