Terms of Reference: Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA)

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  • Zimbabwe
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Programme: Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA)
Task Conduct a rapid assessment of the 1st and 2nd Scorecards and develop a scorecard focusing on the provision of Youth Friendly Spaces and services in Binga district and at National and sub-national level.


Issue Date:  12th May 2022
Location: Consultant based in Zimbabwe


Organisational Background


SAfAIDS is a regional NGO amplifying Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender justice and human rights, towards achieving the SDGs; across the SADC region. Its Regional Office is domiciled in Zimbabwe, and has Country Offices in the Kingdom of Eswatini, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe with Country Focal Points in Lesotho and Malawi. SAfAIDS is a Trend-setter in promoting integrated effective and ethical development responses to SRHR, by enabling Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Resilience for All people in their recognized diversity; through collaboration with State and non-State actors at policy, service delivery and community levels.


  1. Project Background


SAfAIDS with partnership from Action Aid Zimbabwe (AAZ) is implementing the Partnership for Social Accountability project (PSA) funded by SDC. The PSA project seeks to achieve comprehensive, quality, non-judgmental and inclusive HIV and other SRH public services for adolescents and young people, with a focus on girls. The project’s interventions at the district and national level seek to improve social accountability and gender-responsiveness in public resource management, particularly in the areas of HIV/SRH services for adolescents and youth, contributing to the realisation of selected SADC regional commitments. The project makes use of Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) tools that inform its advocacy strategy of youth receiving comprehensive and gender responsive youth friendly services, which translates to efficient use of public resources, earmarked for ASRH and HIV services.


2.     Purpose and Scope of Task


2.1       Purpose

The purpose of this Task is to conduct a rapid assessment and develop a comprehensive, contextual and evidence-based report and Scorecard on the current situation and provision of child friendly spaces and services at Binga district utilizing the 1st and 2nd scorecards and at National and sub-national level to find out whether this is in line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) guidelines/standards and lobby for their improvement. This assessment will investigate the availability, accessibility and young people’s involvement in the monitoring of service delivery of these Youth Friendly Spaces at district level through a scorecard rating approach, either utilising numbers or a traffic light system. There will also be need to assess staffing issues for better SRH outcomes for AGYW and young people.

  • Scope

The Consultant will be required to:

  • Conduct a rapid assessment of the findings of the 1st and 2nd scorecard on the provision of Youth Friendly Spaces in Binga to investigate whether these are in line with the National MoHCC guidelines/standards.
  • Provide all data collected, in accessible formats, to SAfAIDS in line with the approved results-based framework and program monitoring plan.
  • Present report findings to SAfAIDS
  • The Consultant is expected to complete this Task within 10 working days (2 weeks) from the date of contract signing. This Task is anticipated to be completed by 30th May 2022.

SAfAIDS will provide the Consultant with any background information, upon Contracting.


3.    Key Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables for this Task, the consultant will:

  1. Share an integrated technical and financial approach for the rapid assessment with research tools.
  2. Conduct a desk review informed rapid assessment of the National status quo of Youth friendly spaces and services in Zimbabwe.
  • Conduct a rapid assessment and develop a findings scorecard in Binga.
  1. Share Preliminary (first draft) of rapid assessment in Microsoft Word, shared with SAfAIDS.
  2. Share final rapid assessment report and scorecard.
  1. Share datasets for conducted surveys and analysis syntax.


  1. Ethical Considerations 

SAfAIDS is committed to ensuring that the rights of those participating in data collection or analysis are respected and protected, in accordance with Ethical MERL Framework and our Policy on Safeguarding Adolescents and Young People. The applicants should include details in their proposal on how they will ensure ethics in the data collection process. Specifically, the Consultant(s) shall explain how appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation of all stakeholders will be ensured. The Consultant(s) shall also explain how confidentiality and anonymity of participants (where necessary) will be guaranteed. Personal Identifying information should also be well considered in instances where it will be utilized and appropriate consent be sought throughout the entire process.


  1. Consultant Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The Consultant should have at minimum a Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related discipline. In addition, the Consultant should have:

  • An understanding and experience in SRHR, PRM, youth and social accountability related work.
  • Experience and expertise in content development on Social Accountability, Policy, SRHR, Gender and Health; with samples of authored work would be an advantage
  • Experience in using participatory approaches and innovative facilitation techniques systematically linked to thematic areas such as SRHR, social accountability, gender equality; particularly with young people;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English;
  • Flexibility, willingness to adapt and apply creative measures during the process of the Consultancy.
  • Clearly stated references for works previously performed.
    • Experience and understanding of the dynamics of working with adolescents both in rural and urban areas.
    • Advanced technical knowledge in public health;
    • Excellent skills in evidence synthesis and appraisal;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

6   Applications and Contracting

Applicants with the experience, skills and expertise required for this Task should submit i) proposed methodology / roadmap on how the Consultant will approach the work, ii) detailed work-plan which must include clear timetable/ schedule of the work activities that will be performed, iii) financial proposal/budget proposal, detailed profile, iv) CVs of experts making up the consultancy team, references (at least 2) and v) at least 3 samples of past related work, which illustrates successful completion to onias@safaids.net copying sazilinah@safaids.net  before 1600hrs  on 16th May 2022.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Shortlisted applicants will be engaged through a signed Contract, which will outline terms and conditions, remuneration and deliverable timeframes for this Consultancy.