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Programme Partner to Tshikululu Social Investments

Deadline date
06 Jul 2020
Contact name
Nyaradzo Mutanha
Contact email address


The overall purpose of the evaluation is to determine progress made thus far of the programme partner social franchise model in terms of fulfilment of objectives, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact. The evaluation will also offer a learning aspect for all stakeholders through capturing programme achievements, challenges and best practises to inform future programming.


The funder expects the evaluator to carry out field research based on a mix of a qualitative and quantitative methodology that allows for an in-depth description of the programme, as per the questions outlined above. To do so, we foresee a limited number of in-depth case studies that elicit changes provoked by programme partner in the lives of families and communities. We expect an evaluation report that sheds light on the complexity and interconnectedness of opportunities and constraints presented by the franchise model in the ECD context, and how the programme model and quality is holding in programme partner ’s attempts to scale nationally. The evaluator must be sensitive to the age of beneficiaries (including children aged three to five years) and gender disparities, seek to include persons with disabilities, and be prepared to probe into unintended outcomes of the programme partner programme. Ethical approval and parental consent should be sought where necessary.

Skills and Knowledge

Demonstrate commitment to transformation via provision of a broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) certificate and, where applicable, transformation policies and plans; • have experience in conducting similar evaluations; • have adequate knowledge of franchise models and best practice; • demonstrate the required skills and ability to conduct sensitive evaluations; • have an appropriately capacitated team to complete the work; • have a thorough understanding of the ECD landscape in South Africa; • conduct this assignment in a professional manner; • follow all steps necessary for this assignment as articulated; and • store and hand over all information generated through this assignment to Tshikululu.

How to apply

The service provider will provide the following documents as part of its proposal:

• overview of the company, including its directors and management’s credentials; • tax compliance/exemption certificate/company registration; • proof of legal registration of the company; • B-BBEE certificate/ affidavit; • business resumé; • organisational transformation plan; • team member CVs; and • project proposal, including the budget, methodology and workplan.

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