Call for EOI: Evaluations

Date: June 26, 2016
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GL is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for three programme and one organisational evaluation over the period August to October. GL prefers that these be conducted by one evaluator or evaluation company to ensure synergies and Value for Money, especially for the organisational evaluation that will draw from the three programme evaluations. The calls are summarised below:

EU Lesotho Maseru 5 days Late July/ early August 5 August
EU Alliance Johannesburg 20 days Early to end August 30 August
Embassy of Sweden Zimbabwe Harare 20 days September 30 September
Organisational evaluation and presentation to the Board Johannesburg 10 days October 15 October
TOTAL 55 days


Gender Links is a Southern African NGO founded in March 2001 with offices in Johannesburg, Madagascar (Francophone base) and Botswana (headquarters of the Southern African Development Community) as well as seven other countries. The vision of the organisation is an inclusive region in which women and men are able to participate equally in all aspects of public and private life in accordance with the provisions of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. GL has four programme areas: the SADC Gender Protocol and Alliance; media; governance and justice.

At its meeting in March 2005 the GL Board resolved to commission an external evaluation of the organisation and specific programmes as per donor requirements every five years. The first such evaluation took place in 2006. As part of its fifteenth anniversary in 2016, GL is calling for proposals for a suitably qualified, impartial, independent consultant/s to conduct an organisational and three programme evaluations. GL prefers that these evaluations be conducted by one consultant or consultancy company to ensure synergy and value for money, but will take a flexible approach based on competence, experience and availability.

Background documents 

  • General information on Gender Links can be found on
  • Specific information relevant to the calls is contained in the calls for EOI.
  • A recent case study of Gender Links conducted for DFID’s Programme Partnership Arrangement accompanies this call.


GL requires

  • A three page Expression of Interest (EOI) for each of the four calls following the guidelines for each. Specific background/competence for each of the calls should be mentioned in each.
  • The consultant/s may provide a separate one to two page profile and list of references relevant to all the calls.
  • The dates listed in the call are not negotiable.
  • All must be submitted to by close of business on Thursday 7 July 2016.
  • Consultants must be prepared to make presentations on 11 July, 2016 in person or by skype, depending on location. Times will be advised by the HR manager.


Who E Mail
EU Lesotho Mabetha Manteboheleng – Lesotho Country Manager
EU Alliance Sifiso Dube
Embassy of Sweden Zimbabwe Priscilla Maposa
Organisational evaluation and presentation to the Board Vivian Bakainanga
General Vivian Bakainanga