Impact evaluation of the project Enhancing livelihood prospects for young people in Tanzania

Posting level:


National/International Consultant



Organization (Benefiting country):


Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Mbeya and Songwe regions)


Language Required:


English, Swahili


Expected duration of assignment:


Four (4) years duration with the level of efforts to conduct Baseline, Midline, and Endline evaluation


Program thematic areas


Agriculture, logistics and education, and health and family planning 


Procurement Reference:


SAfA Tanzania Impact Evaluation


Published date:


June 8, 2023.


Closing date:


July 15, 2023



The Stiftungsallianz für Afrika (SAfA; Foundations Alliance for Africa) is seeking to contract a qualified, reputable, and experienced organization to provide consultancy services for an impact evaluation of the project Enhancing livelihood prospects for young people in Tanzania. The terms of reference (TOR) attached provide the details of the assignment and expected deliverables. Proposals must be submitted to no later than 15 July 2023.


SAfA Background

The Stiftungsallianz für Afrika (SAfA; Foundations Alliance for Africa) is an initiative established by the foundations: Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Kühne-Stiftung, Max and Ingeburg Herz Stiftung, and Rossmann Stiftung. SAfA aims to make an effective contribution to improving African communities, mainly in rural but also in urban areas, by creating attractive livelihood prospects for the rapidly growing young population. This contributes to reducing poverty, to relieving main challenges that push youth into migration, and to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. 


The second project of the alliance will be implemented in four regions in Northern (Kilimanjaro and Arusha) and Southern Tanzania (Mbeya and Songwe) and combines activities on three thematical components: agriculture with a focus on employment in agriculture, logistics and education, and health and family planning. The project will be implemented by three organizations registered in Tanzania with NGO status: DSW Tanzania, HRNS Tanzania and KS Tanzania (hereinafter: implementers). 


To conduct an independent monitoring and evaluation study measuring the project´s impact and enabling joint learning of the partners involved as well as other stakeholders and to support the implementation of the initiative’s project, SAfA is seeking for a partner organization to support on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning through this assignment (hereinafter: contractor). 


Project Background

The integrated project approach will contribute to improving the livelihoods of young people in mainly rural and partly urban areas of Tanzania. It will focus on income generation, education (professionalization and vocational training), economic empowerment of women, as well as  sexual and reproductive health and rights, including SRHR advocacy,service delivery and capacity strengthening. Gender will be mainstreamed across all areas and girls and women’s empowerment will be of particular importance to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and increase gender equality. The key target group is young women and men aged 15 to 30 years. However, project activities also target  parents, (university) teachers, community representatives and civil society stakeholders, actors in supply chains and logistics, government authorities and health service providers. An independent monitoring and evaluation study will measure the project´s impact and enable joint learning of the partners involved as well as other stakeholders. 


The three implementing partners Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung TZ (HRNS TZ), Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung TZ (DSW TZ; implementing partner of the Rossmann Stiftung), and Kühne Stiftung TZ (KS TZ TZ) will work in two project regions in Tanzania: Arusha and Kilimanjaro region in the Northern part of the country, and Mbeya and Songwe in the South of Tanzania. Currently, HRNS TZ is implementing projects in both project regions in northern and southern Tanzania, while DSW TZ is implementing projects in northern Tanzania (Arusha/Kilimanjaro). DSW TZ further works with government stakeholders including in Dodoma. 


Project components: The integrated project approach of three main components stems from the core competencies of the implementing foundations (Specific Outcomes 1-3). While each implementer has the lead for one component, synergies are created through joint planning and joint implementation whenever possible and opportune (Specific Outcomes 4-5).


Project objective (overall)

Over 50,000 youth, of which at least 50% are female, in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya and Songwe regions have improved health, education, income and wellbeing.


Specific Objective 1

30,000 Young women and men have improved their economic and social situation through involvement in the agricultural and related sectors.

Specific Objective 2 

Higher Education, vocational training, consultancy agencies in the areas of logistics, transportation, and supply chain offer gender sensitive, market-oriented, value chain services and knowledge, to young people in the project areas.

Specific Objective 3

Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including strengthened gender responsiveness and utilization of modern contraceptives of 50,000 Youth aged 15 to 30 years in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya and Songwe regions Tanzania by the end of the project.

Specific Objective 4

The development and implementation of a framework for gender sensitive programming has strengthened the capacity of the implementers and led to improved gender relations within the target group of youth. 

Specific Objective 5 

The SAfA development approach, already under implementation in Uganda (through the TeamUp project) and in Ethiopia, is further developed and strengthened in Tanzania, and positioned for further replication.

DSW TZ will reach all 50,000 beneficiaries, HRNS TZ will reach 30,000 and KS TZ 2,000. All implementers will ensure to reach an equal number of males and females and will engage measures to achieve this.


Time frame for the assignment

The assignment will cover the whole project duration from May 2023 to April 2027. An indicative timeline for different tasks is specified below. The consultant shall note that regular support to the Project Coordination Unit and participation in M&E working group meeting by the lead consultant are expected (approx. 0,5 days per month).


Tentative timeline of deliverables




Tentative timeline


M&E framework adaptation


Starting July 2023


Development of data collection tools for baseline 


Aug 2023


Inception workshop 


Aug 2023


Inception report 


Sep 2023


Baseline study 


Aug  – Oct 2023


Baseline report 


Feb 2024


Mid-term evaluation (smaller sample)


Sep  – Nov 2025


Mid-term report 


Dec 2025


End line study 


Sep  – Nov 2026


End line report 


Feb 2027


Budget and payment schedule

The overall budget for this assignment amounts to a maximum of 350 Thousand EUR. The consultant is responsible for the payment of VAT and other applicable taxes, travel and visa cost, insurance and any other costs associated with the assignment. Payment schedule and milestones will be negotiated prior to contract signing.


Expected Qualifications

The consulting firm or organization required for this assignment should have at least five years of experience in conducting research and demonstrated experience in conducting impact evaluations with experimental and/or quasi-experimental designs. A track record of research studies or evaluation conducted in Tanzania is expected.

The consulting firm or organization should propose an expert team consisting of a team leader and thematic experts (senior and/or associate researchers). The evaluation team should consist of members that have the following qualifications and experience:

  • PhD / Masters’ degree in development economics, econometrics, economics, agriculture, public health, social studies or related fields,
  • Research experience,
  • Experience in planning and managing quantitative surveys,
  • Conducting research on sensitive issues such as SRHR, gender-based violence, obstetric fistula,
  • Conducting research on agricultural innovation in rural setting,
  • Strong understanding of Tanzanian policy environment, context and systems, especially in the context of agricultural extension and public health,
  • Experience in working in rural setting,
  • Ability to actively engage with M&E working group and to advise on creation of M&E system, which will feed the project with actionable data,
  • Working experience in Tanzania,
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.


Further information

Further information on the project and the template for financial report submission are available upon request. Interested applicants may submit their questions regarding these terms of reference and the project per e-mail until 22 June 2023. An anonymized Q&A document will be compiled and send back to all interested parties by 26 June 2023.


Contact e-mail address: (mention SAfA in subject line)


We look forward to your interest and proposal.

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