Inclusion of People With Disabilities (PWD) Programme

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a development organisation that exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and build resilient communities.  AFSA has strategically positioned itself to work both in partnership with CBOs based in vulnerable communities and with national and regional NGOs engaged in advocacy and policy influence.  

 1. Introduction and Background of the Programme

The HIV epidemic is prevalent across society, and empirical evidence highlights that specific groups within any given population have an increased prevalence rate. However, in a country with progressive policies that ensure inclusion and equality for marginalised groups, South African citizens with disabilities continue to experience a lack of access to HIV prevention and support services.

To address this exclusion, the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA), funded by Bread for the World (BftW), is implementing a three-year Inclusion of People with Disabilities (PWD) programme from April 2020 to June 2023 in two HIV burdened districts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), eThekwini and uMgungundlovu. Consequently, this programme will ensure the inclusion of PWD aged 5 – 35 in the 90-90-90 cascade by mobilising them to get tested for HIV, initiating those who tested positive onto ART and retaining them in care to ensure their viral load suppression. The programme will also address the intersectionality of HIV and economic vulnerability by training PWD on economic strengthening methods such as entrepreneurship, employability, and access to basic and tertiary education.

The programme team comprises 3 facilitators, 1 programme coordinator, 1 programme manager and 1 Grant Accountant responsible for the coordination and implementation of the programme.

2. Purpose of the Evaluation 

The PWD programme was implemented in 2020 and it is coming to an end in June 2023. This is an end term programme evaluation. It is critical that successes and challenges encountered are documented to inform future programming. The evaluation should apply the OECD DAC criteria and look in particular at the following:

  • Relevance– Assess the relevance of the programme to the needs of the target group to what extent did the project meet the expectations of its key target groups?
  • Effectiveness –Assess whether the targets have been achieved as planned? Determine the factors that have enhanced or constrained the achievements of the results? What institutional arrangements were in place?
  • Efficiency- Assess whether resources were adequate or not?
  • Sustainable- Assess the factors that impact on the sustainability of the programme? What is the degree to which the benefits produced by the project will continue after the external support has come to an end? What should be in place for the programme to be sustainable?
  • Lessons Learned- What are the lessons learned?
  • Recommendations- Make practical recommendations on how to improve the design and implementation of the programme

 3. Expected Deliverables

The selected service provider will be  expected to produce the following

OutputDescriptionTime Frame
Inception ReportShould provide sufficient details on the methodology, workplan and data collection toolsMonth 1
Draft Evaluation ReportPresent it to AFSA for review and commentMonth 2
Final Evaluation ReportIncorporate the comments and feedback received and finalise the reportMonth 3

Once appointed the consultant(s) will be required to operate within agreed timeframes to be stipulated in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) and the following timeframes and conditions:

  • Inception meeting with Task Team (Virtual or face-to-face)  
  • Amended framework following consultation with the AFSA Team  .    
  • Draft evaluation and final evaluation report incorporating final comments or queries made by task team and/or the programme donor as per the agreed timeframes

4. Duration of the evaluation

The duration of the evaluation is  3 months  

5. Qualifications and expertise required

Experience in conducting qualitative evaluations of community levels programs 

Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of disability issues

Excellent written and verbal language skills in English, added advantage with competency in IsiZulu

A proven record of accomplishment on previous qualitative evaluations conducted, the period with which evaluations were conducted and full contact details of the client

6. How to apply

Interested service providers/consultants are requested to submit a proposal with the budget.

Proposals should indicate the methodology, breakdown of activities and further provide details of the consultant(s) to undertake the assignment, including a comprehensive CV of key personnel in the consultancy, budget and statement of availability.

Additional documents required are: 

7. Submission date 

Suitably qualified service providers / consultants are requested to submit a proposal and budget to [email protected]  with REF BREREQ04350 : PWD End Term Evaluation on the subject line on or before midnight on 06 January 2023.  No late applications will be accepted.  

Enquiries: All enquiries are to be submitted in writing only to [email protected]   for the attention of   the HIV Prevention Programmes Manager.   Please include the reference in all correspondence.

AFSA reserves the right to amend the Scope of Work and timeframes.  Such amendments will be communicated before the contract of engagement is signed with the selected service provider.  

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