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SAMEA: OPEN CALL: Rapid Evaluation Lead Evaluator

Deadline date
25 Nov 2022
Start date
01 Dec 2022
Contact email address


The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) would like to commission an experienced evaluator to facilitate a rapid evaluation for the Phakamani Young Minds Academy. The lead evaluator will facilitate a development of an M&E Rapid Evaluation Plan and the evaluation of the programme design and adaptions made due to COVID-19. Further to this, the lead evaluator will support the evaluation team comprising EEs and the organisation’s staff to undertake the evaluation, consciously building their capacity in the process. The purpose of the evaluation is to develop a M&E rapid evaluation plan, as well as an evaluation of the design of the after-school programme, as well as the theory of change, outcomes and outputs. Further to this, the evaluation should include the key stakeholders that benefit from the programme as well as those that manage the programme including the organisation’s board of directors. The different stakeholders need to buy into the evaluation process for it to be a success.

Minimum requirements

Interested persons/organisations must fulfill the minimum requirements listed below:

  • Masters’ qualification preferably in M&E or an equivalent. A PhD qualification will be an advantage.
  • Interested parties should have experience in working on at least five (5) evaluations of any value.
  • Experience in fulfilling the role of a lead evaluator in large evaluation projects of R500 000 or above.

The following skills and competencies are required:

  • Evaluation conceptualisation and design skills.
  • Experience of leading evaluations, including using virtual methods.
  • Ability to lead a team using a facilitative style, working collaboratively, and supporting volunteers including emerging evaluators.
  • Experience facilitating learning processes.
  • Experience developing and delivering evaluation training (preferred).
  • Quantitative and qualitative instrument design, data collection and analysis experience.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

Duration and compensation

The project will run for a period of 12 weeks starting from 1 December 2022.

In December 2022, the team will be expected to complete the design. The implementation of the RE will commence in January 2023. The lead evaluator will be compensated for 20 days of work. The compensation for the completion of the project will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

Attached is the full ToR for your perusal. 

How to apply

Interested persons/organisations should submit a five-page CV / company profile that summarizes your evaluation, facilitation, and capacity building experience. In the case of a company, the CV of the lead evaluator that will be facilitating the rapid evaluation must also be included. Kindly email the required documents to the SAMEA secretariat by 25 November 2022 using the following email address: [email protected] with the subject line: Phakamani Young Minds Academy Rapid Evaluation Lead Evaluator.