Call for Expression of Interest - AFFORD II Final Evaluation

Countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania
Organization: HelpAge International
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021

Terms of Reference for the Final Evaluation of Programme Grant II/ Humanitarian Programme Plan (2017/2022- Accountability and Fulfilment for Older Persons to Raise their Dignity (AFFORD II) Programme**


HelpAge International ( is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working together to ensure that older people lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

Our Values


We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.


We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.


We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.


We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge shares our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.


Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The Consultancy

HelpAge International is managing a 6-year (2017 to 2022) multi-country Accountability and Fulfilment for Older Persons to Raise their Dignity (AFFORD II) Programme, a social protection programme, funded by Irish Aid. The AFFORD II programme is being implemented in 4 countries, namely, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

The goal of the AFFORD II programme is to enable older women and men in 4 targeted African countries to lead a more dignified, healthy, secure and resilient lives. The programme is built on the understanding that social protection is crucial to achieve these goals, and that enhanced accountability of Governments and implementers to older people, as well as the empowerment of older people to claim their rights, are requirements of the development of inclusive, effective and rights-based social protection systems.

Within the AFFORD II programme, social protection is the system consisting of policies, mechanisms and actions by which Governments and other players in the programme locations provide regular income in the form of social cash transfers to older women and men as part of their commitments to. protect older people against age-specific and other risks that threaten their well-being and security in old age.

The programme has three objectives namely:

  • ACCESS: Older women and men in the targeted countries, including the most marginalised, benefit from increased access to nationally appropriate, inclusive and effective social protection systems.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: National social and health protection policies, public governance systems and structures at all levels are more responsive and accountable to older women and men's rights and needs.
  • VOICE: Civil societies and their networks, communities in the programme areas demonstrate more supportive attitudes and actions to promote the voices of older men and women in attainment of their rights and entitlements.

The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the programme in order to determine the impact on the lives of older men and women in the 4 countries.

The evaluation is expected to use the evaluation criteria of relevance and strategic fit, overall theory of change, effectiveness, impact, efficiency and sustainability in the 4 countries.

How to apply:

You are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for carrying out this assignment to by 31st March 2021

For a detailed Terms of Reference and the expression of interest form, please follow this link;


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