Terms of Reference | Research on Youth Agency

Terms of Reference | Research on Youth Agency

MIET AFRICA seeks to appoint a consultant/s or firm to conduct research on how youth agency is understood and experienced by young people in the SADC region, by other stakeholders, including key gatekeepers; what the obstacles are to youth exercising their agency; and what the implications are for youth programming. The findings of the research will contribute to knowledge building on the conceptualisation of youth agency in the SADC region, and its co-relation with 21st century education and learning. The resulting report will also provide a synthesis of recommendations for facilitating youth agency as a sustainable development imperative. Click here to read the full ToR. For all queries and to submit quotations, email meganc@miet.co.za Closing date for submissions is 5pm on 15 September 2021.

Review of the National Educational Ecosystems in Four FutureLife-Now! Member States

Review of the National Educational Ecosystems in Four FutureLife-Now! Member States

MIET AFRICA conducted a review of the national educational ecosystems in four FutureLife-Now! Member States as measured against the CSTL Policy Framework and CYAF. These resultant learning briefs provide an overview of the strengths and gaps in each Member State, related to mainstreaming care and support and provides recommendations for strengthening the policy environment to mandate, enable and support the development of all schools as Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) coordinating hubs.

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

Role Models: Learners from Mwembeshi Secondary school hard at work at one of the fish ponds and in the fields


Read how Mwembeshi Boarding Secondary in Zambia is a role model for all schools in Zambia in terms of its agricultural production unit, improved linkages between Lesotho’s 10 FutureLife-Now! schools and their nearby health facilities, school climate change initiatives and research on the impact of COVID-19 on young people all in the latest edition of FutureLife-Now! News, now also in French and Portuguese! To subscribe to this quarterly newsletter, mail bashni@miet.co.za.

Read the full edition here.

Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit || Service for the Period 2021

Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit || Service for the Period 2021

MIET AFRICA seeks to procure the services of a suitably qualified and experienced auditing firm for its External Audit for the service period 2021. Whilst the Terms of Reference (ToR) are for the 2021 year, the Trust’s Audit and Risk Committee has the authority to recommend the appointment, on a year to year basis, for a maximum period of five years. All queries and quotes to be directed to Matthew Fortuin on matthew@miet.co.za Closing dates for submission is 31 August 2021. Click here to read the full ToR and to submit.

Guide for Operationalising Care and Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools in the SADC Region Out Now!

Guide for Operationalising Care and Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools in the SADC Region Out Now!

This guide was developed by MIET AFRICA to guide SADC Ministries of Education and their schools in taking the necessary steps to build schools that are rights-based, inclusive and supportive. It is intended to support schools to operationalise the SADC Policy Framework on Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL), and provides answers to the why, how, what and who questions related to building the foundations of CSTL schools. The process has been informed by MIET AFRICA’s extensive experience gained over many years in the

implementation of CSTL programmes across the SADC region. MIET AFRICA extends its gratitude to Save the Children International and the Swiss Agency for

Development and Cooperation for providing financial support for the development of the guide. Download the  guide here.

Vacancies || Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Programme || Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Vacancies || Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Programme || Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

MIET AFRICA is a sub recipient of AFSA (the primary recipient) of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Programme (in and out of school), of the Global Fund grant for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022. Various programme vacancies are now open at the MIET AFRICA office in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. Closing dates for applications is Monday, 2 August 2021.  Click here to view the applications and to apply.

Learnings from What We’ve Done and How We Did It || Learning Briefs Out Now!

Learnings from What We’ve Done and How We Did It || Learning Briefs Out Now!

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, sub-Saharan Africa was at risk of not achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The pandemic has reversed gains and deepened poverty, social exclusion and access to critical services. Further, it has adversely impacted socioeconomic, environmental and political conditions which will have a significant impact on children’s rights to develop their full potential. In the following two Learning Briefs, read about how the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Policy Framework provides a roadmap for Member States to strengthen their educational ecosystems as vehicles for developing human capital, and how the SADC Policy Framework on CSTL is an ideal vehicle for driving the Decade of Action for sustainable development.

LEARNING BRIEF_CSTL Policy Framework

LEARNING BRIEF_Strengthening educational systems 20 July 2021

We’re Hiring! Development Specialist

We’re Hiring! Development Specialist

MIET AFRICA requires the services of a Development Specialist with expertise in the education and/or health sectors to assist with phasing out external support currently being provided to Lesotho and Malawi through the FutureLife-Now! Programme. Closing date for applications is Friday, 16 July 2021. Click here for more information and application details.