Evaluation of the ESAU Branches and the efforts made to reach financial sustainability at all levels of ESAU with focus on lessons learnt.
The Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (ESAU) was founded in 1997, with the support of the Danish Epilepsy Association (DEA). To date, ESAU is the only registered indigenous Non-Government Organization (NGO) of persons with epilepsy in Uganda. ESAU exists to mobilise, organise support, skill, care and advocate for the rights of people with epilepsy to live a dignified life. ESAU works towards creating an environment in which epilepsy is better understood so those affected by epilepsy can exercise their full potential and enjoy equal rights. ESAU developed from a support group of patients seeking treatment for epilepsy into a structured organisation, governed and controlled by persons with epilepsy themselves. Today ESAU has 20 District Branches covering 125 sub-counties in 42 districts of Uganda.
The overall purpose of this evaluation is to give ESAU a deeper understanding of the dynamics and opportunities within its structure with branches and local groups, and of the efforts done towards financial sustainability since 2018.
The evaluation team will consist of a Ugandan consultant and a lead consultant. The team should have a relevant academic background (social, economic, international development, others); solid experience in organisational development and rights-based civil society organisations in developing countries; experience from similar assignments; experience with capacity-building of Disabled People’s Organisations in Africa; experience using quantitative and qualitative methods; and good English language skills. Knowledge of Danish civil society, its approaches to capacity-building and the funding system through the Disability Fund or Civil Society in Development is an asset.
Please send your application including your profile to esauganda02@gmail.com not later than 5pm, 10th February 2023