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Sonke Gender Justice : Consultant

Terms of Reference

Deadline date
25 Mar 2020
Contact name
Zia Wasserman / Stacy Norman-Hector
Contact telephone number
+27 (0)21 423 7088 /+ 27 (0)21 423 7088


Sonke Gender Justice is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006. Today, Sonke has established a growing presence on the African continent and plays an active role internationally. Sonke works to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke pursues this goal across Southern Africa by using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.

The main outcomes of the project are:

1. Progress in implementation of and/or reform of laws and policies relating to sex workers and incarcerated persons.

2. Improved oversight of prisons and police in relation to their engagement with sex workers.

3. Increased strategic collaboration between members of the key coalitions.

4. More robust and nuanced discussion of sex work, as well as the purpose of incarceration and criminal justice, generated within the media, civil society, and government.

Purpose of this Consultancy

The consultant will be tasked to conduct an evaluation of this project, in order to demonstrate whether the main objectives of the ‘Safeguarding Rights and Health Within the Sex Work Context and Places of Incarceration’ project have been achieved, and if not to what extent discrepancies exist.


Considering the qualitative nature of the project, the preferred methodology for its evaluation is a version of mapping out the timeline with activities and outputs/outcomes and determining attribution versus contribution as some theorists have done using process tracing. “The main purpose of process tracing is to establish whether, and how, a potential cause or causes influenced a specified change or set of changes… Applied properly, process tracing can show not only whether a change occurred, but how and why it occurred as well (Punton and Welle 2015). This enables organisations to demonstrate accountability for results through identifying their own particular contributions to change, and also supports improved performance based on learning about what works and why.” Considering the relatively short timeframe for this consultancy, an evaluation of the project in the form of a case study will also be acceptable. We will also consider proposals of alternative qualitative methodologies.

How to apply

Should you wish to apply, please send a detailed CV, detailed quote and a letter outlining your experience of process tracing to:

Zia Wasserman                                                                                                                                    Stacy Norman-Hector National

Prisons Coordinator                                                                                                                            Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Phone: +27 (0)21 423 7088                                                                                                                   Phone: + 27 (0)21 423 7088

Email: [email protected]                                                                                                            Email: [email protected] 

 For more information about this opportunity, please click on the link above