Terms of Reference Short Term Consultancy on Sista2sista clubs Documentation

31 May 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

Terms of Reference

Short Term Consultancy on Sista2sista clubs Documentation



The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been supporting the Government of Zimbabwe in strengthening programmes for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV prevention and GBV prevention and mitigation, focussing on key populations and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGWY). In collaboration with partners, UNFPA has developed innovative approaches for improving service delivery and uptake as well as community programmes for vulnerable girls and young women and key populations. One such initiative is the Sista2sista program.  


Brief Program Description


Sista2Sista Programme

Sista2Sista (S2S) girls only clubs create safe spaces for mentoring adolescent girls, 15-19 years. Female mentors manage the clubs targeting girls vulnerable to negative Sexual and Reproductive Health outcomes. The mentor actively seeks for vulnerable girls in the community using a door to door approach. A risk assessment tool helps to determine girls at high risk in five areas namely self-awareness, education, social relationships, sexual knowledge and financial awareness. Outcomes tracked by the programme are pregnancy incidence, school drop-out and re-entry, contraceptive uptake and sexual abuse

Scope of work

UNFPA seeks to produce professional case studies as well as a journal article for a peer reviewed journal to share experience gained and lessons learned with a wide audience. In this context, UNFPA seeks to engage a consultant to produce three short case studies and one journal article based on existing material and supplemented by limited field work.


Working in collaboration with the UNFPA team and implementing partners, the consultant shall:


  • Develop an inception report detailing understanding of scope of work  
  • Review available program data and reports on the Sista2sista
  • Visit some project sites and interact with Sista2sista clubs beneficiaries who’ve been impacted by programme to gain insight and  context
  • Interview selected Key informants and stakeholders to supplement existing data
  • Compile three case studies based on programme reports and abstracts, longitudinal programme data, available relevant data from Zimbabwe, and limited interviews with beneficiaries for the girls mentoring club programme
  • Draft a journal article, ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal, on the Sista2sista mentoring club programme



Expected Outputs

  1. Three publishable case studies based on existing material and documentation
  2. One publishable journal article on Sista2sista clubs for submission to a peer-reviewed journal



  1. A minimum of a Masters Degree in a Health Related qualification, Social Sciences or Development studies
  2. Proven experience in academic writing / publishing in peer review journals
  3. A track record of work in the Health Services Delivery field preferably with a focus on SRH, HIV and GBV
  4. A very good understanding of the Zimbabwean, regional and international context
  5. Excellent command of written English and writing skills


Contractual arrangements and supervision

The consultant shall report to the UNFPA management through the Technical Specialist HIV & SRH in collaboration with the ASRH Programme Specialist solely for the purpose of delivering the above output, within the agreed time frame.

The Consultant will be required to spend 3-4 days at the selected programme sites accompanied by UNFPA personnel (if possible). UNFPA as the Client shall provide necessary support to the Consultant(s) in order to execute the assignment during the duration of the consultancy. These shall include:

  1. Access to relevant project documents necessary for execution of the duties under this consultancy;
  2. Provision of logistics and access to project facilities



  • The Consultant(s) payment shall be based on the financial proposal developed for this consultancy.
  • Payment shall be made in one installments of;
  • 100% final payment upon submission of the final outputs, incorporating suggestions and recommendations from UNFPA. 


All applications must contain:

  • Resume/CV of the consultant with references
  • Samples of previous work
  • Separate proposal & financial proposals (budget) including suggested timeframes / work plans
  • Undertaking of availability for the projected timeframe from 1 to 27 June 2018


Application Procedure:

All interested consultants should send their applications, indicating their understanding of the assignment (also to include budget and relevant traceable and contactable referees).  Applications should include CV, examples of previous relevant experience, and a supporting letter explaining how they meet the requirements of the assignment.  Applications must be submitted to the following address by 31 May 2018


The UNFPA Country Representative

Reference: “Sista2Sista Documentation”

Block 7, 1st Floor, Arundel Office Park, Mount Pleasant

P.O. Box 4775



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