Amos Trust : Completing the Cycle project evaluation


Deadline date
05 Dec 2018
Contact name
Karin Joseph
Contact email address

Amos Trust, a UK-based human rights organisation, in partnership with uMthombo, an organisation working with children and young people on the streets in Durban, South Africa.It is seeking an experienced evaluator to conduct a Final Evaluation of the impact and key learning from Completing the Cycle programme, a three-year programme run by Umthombo Street Children, an NGO in Durban that has been funded by Comic Relief through Amos Trust. 

Aims and Objectives of the Evaluation

  •  For Umthombo and Amos Trust to use the evaluation findings to assist in their future development and specifically the future direction of Umthombo Street Children
  • To identify those areas that are distinctive to Umthombo and how Umthombo might be able to use the results and learning achieved through this grant to achieve new partnerships or gain wider support in Durban and more broadly within South Africa.
  • To verify data reported to Amos Trust and to Comic Relief and assess the effectiveness of the systems used to collect this data.
  • To ascertain whether the programme provided value for money

Person specification

Amos Trust are seeking an experienced and reflective consultant based in South Africa, who will ensure that this evaluation is produced with rigour and a focus on learning for future work.

  • An evaluation specialist with a minimum of five years’ demonstrable experience in conducting programme/project evaluation in a context
  • Proven ability to manage complex evaluation and research process, including interpreting baseline data and conducting a final evaluation • Proven ability to consolidate information from multiple sources
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting evaluations using qualitative and quantitative tools
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to engage with vulnerable groups and with a range of external actors, including project beneficiaries, senior government officials and NGOs;
  • Knowledge of context in South Africa with a particular focus on urban settings
  • Ability to travel from Durban, South Africa
  • Experience of evaluating youth-focused projects
  • Language skills in Zulu/Xhosa to enable stakeholder and beneficiary interviews 

The evaluation report is required by February 2019 .

For more information about this opportunity, please see Terms of Reference attached above