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Based in South Africa, we conduct work both domestically and in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, and Kenya. We have also worked in Mexico, India, the Philippines and Jamaica.

Some of Nozizwe Consulting's sole proprietor clients and collaborators since 2005 are listed below.

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arrowHealth Development Africa (HDA)

Cabbage Tree Communications - South Africa

Background research, report-writing and editing; for socio-economic situational analysis reports for Zambia and Lesotho.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) - Washington, D.C.

Technical assistance in programmatic monitoring and evaluation; to grantees within Women and Girls’ Property and Inheritance Rights Small Grants Program. Assistance entailed help with proposal writing, constructing log frames and monitoring and evaluation plans to groups in Zambia (Justice for Widows and Orphans Project (JWOP) - Lusaka, Zambia), Malawi (Women's Voice - Blantyre, Malawi) and Kenya (Young Women's Advancement Program (YWAP) - Nairobi, Kenya). The work was conducted between July¬†and September 2006 and resulted in a situational analysis publication under the auspices of ICRW.

 

workshop in malawi

Other technical assistance activities for the Small Grants Program included conducting 5-day monitoring and evaluation training workshop for 8 grantees that covered principles of evaluation, evaluation study design, log frame construction, indicators, research ethics and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Undertook data collection for and preparation of a situational analysis case study for JWOP in Zambia.

Download pdf of the case study/ situational analysis. (700kb)

 

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) - New York

Since December 2006, Nozizwe Consulting has been providing technical support to International Women’s Health Coalition and International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (INCRESE), based in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, on a situational analysis of (access to) sexual health services and rights among underserved and marginalized populations in Nigeria including students and out-of-school youth, widows, people with disabilities, sex workers, gays and lesbians.

The work has been undertaken on national, federal and local communities in five of the six health zones in Nigeria. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies has been used, including literature reviews, policy reviews, process analysis, group discussions, in-depth interviews and questionnaires. Nozizwe has taken a lead role in providing technical support in research design, training of INCRESE staff in research methodologies and data collection strategies, in data analysis and support in documentation and write-up of the study results.

 

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) - South Africa

Data analysis and manuscript preparation; analysis of data from three community-based PMTCT studies from KwaZulu/Natal Province, Free State and Limpopo Province, South Africa. Studies explored the influence of social and community dynamics on effectiveness of clinic-based PMTCT services in each province using qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies. C. Varga was principal investigator on each field study. To date two manuscripts have been submitted for publication with others currently in preparation (with H.Brookes).

 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – Nigeria Office, Abuja

Technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation to Foundation grantees in Population and Reproductive Health and Higher Education Program Areas; conducted 2-day monitoring and evaluation training workshops with grantees from each program area. Training covered principles of evaluation, evaluation study design, log frame construction, indicators, research ethics and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

 

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) - South Africa

Socio-behavioral research and monitoring and evaluation; for Immunopaedia, a multi-pronged immunology learning program for clinical pediatricians. Work included conducting a qualitative needs analysis among South African pediatricians focused on the role of immunology in diagnosis, care and treatment of children with HIV/AIDS. The needs analysis served as the basis for constructing the learning program components, including an interactive web-based learning and informational tool. Also in charge of design and implementation of an 18-month monitoring and evaluation of all program components.

 

Speak Out - South Africa

Technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation to organizational members during annual general meeting; general overview seminar on principles of monitoring and evaluation.

 

UNICEF Operation Lifeline Southern Sudan (OLS) - Nairobi, Kenya

Technical assistance in developing socio-behavioral field research project and protocols on safe motherhood; activities included drafting qualitative and quantitative protocols, devising sampling strategies, databases and data analysis plans, training fieldworkers and conducting narrative research workshops in southern Sudan.

 

University of Kwa-Zulu/Natal Medical School (Dept. of Pediatrics) - South Africa

Training in and facilitation of narrative research workshop on PMTCT and infant feeding issues in urban community settings.

The methodologies used in the work included participatory narrative techniques, community-based questionnaires, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.