Project HOPE: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Project HOPE South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 July, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 

Position:                                                                              Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager
Schedule:                                                                            5 days per week (M-F)
Reports To:                                                                         Country Director
Location:                                                                             Project HOPE South Africa Office, Honeydew

 
About Project Hope:
 
Since 1958, Project HOPE has implemented over 500 public health programs in more than 130 countries. Project HOPE’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the world’s most vulnerable people, especially women and children, by improving health care delivery and building local capacity. Our signature program in South Africa tackles the growing challenge of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in impoverished communities.
 
Since 2012, The HOPE Centre in Zandspruit has served as a community-based model for effective and cost-efficient NCD prevention and care. Our model combines health promotion and screenings, delivery of quality primary health care, and support programs that promote patient self-care and prevention. Today, The HOPE Centre operates as a center of excellence and informs our work as we expand our reach to address the burden of NCDs more broadly across South Africa.
 
Main Purpose of The Role:

The M&E Manager will develop and implement monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks and tools that will ensure accurate and timely information and feedback to stakeholders. With the program team, he or she will plan for and conduct data quality assurance and monitoring activities and will be responsible for providing the team with standard and ad hoc reports.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Develop and implement country- and award-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies and frameworks;
  • Ensure that strategies and frameworks are coordinated at all levels, making certain that technical work plans and monitoring and evaluation plans are integrated;
  • Oversee database setup and management;
  • Work with project teams to design and implement data collection tools and forms;
  • Develop data collection procedures and ensure compliance with such procedures;
  • Train staff responsible for data collection and other key staff as required;
  • Supervise data collection staff, overseeing data collection activities and regularly monitoring data quality;
  • Oversee data processing including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning;
  • Develop the ability of key decision makers to communicate and manage information effectively and to access data that facilitates efficient decision-making;
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • Compile and present data for reporting of program progress and impact to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Capture lessons learned and best practices, documentation and dissemination of information, assisting developing presentations, abstracts, articles, etc.;
  • Mentor and build the capacity of the junior M&E staff; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

 Required Minimum Education/Training:

  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, or social sciences and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of health and/or programs and interventions.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience using data to inform decision making, communication, planning, resource allocation and other strategic initiatives;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation approaches, including health information and data management systems;
  • Good working knowledge of descriptive, inferential and advanced statistics;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues;
  • Strong skills in MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS);
  • Basic SQL programming skills;
  • The ability to work well with and motivate others;
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, writing, and reading;
  • A valid driver’s license; and
  • A willingness to travel to program sites in and around Johannesburg as required.

Send applications to Mellisa at mweir@projecthope.org

Location: 
Johannesburg

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