The Health Foundation: Leading Safe Choices South Africa
The Health Foundation is the sub-grant recipient for the Leading Safe Choices programme, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom, RCOG) and implemented in close collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Health (WC: DoH) in selected health facilities for a 3-year pilot in the Western Cape.
The RCOG Leading Safe Choices initiative aims to strengthen the competence and raise the standing of family planning professionals by promoting best practice and implementing training and support systems to build skills and professionalise family planning and comprehensive abortion care services.
The Health Foundation is a non-profit company mobilising resources to enhance services through priority projects in the public health sector in the Western Cape and beyond. For this programme the Health Foundation will manage the sub-grant and provide oversight of the programme, which will be implemented by the WC: DoH, with the governance of a steering committee. Supported by this sub-grant, a dedicated team of three will be employed by the Health Foundation and seconded to the WC: DoH, where the team will work closely with relevant directorates – reproductive health, women’s health, facility-based services and people development.
The M&E Officer will support the Leading Safe Choices team with all data collection, capturing of programme data & analysing data. Thus ensuring the quality, reliability and validity of data generated through the M&E system is consistent for all programs and projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support RCOG M&E Coordinator to design, test and implement a systematic and realistic M&E plan including a suitable data collection, analysis and reporting system
- Coordinate the implementation of baseline, situation analysis, reviews and follow-on M&E activities for all facilities
- Train, oversee and provide regular feedback to Data Collectors in regards to collecting and storing of all necessary qualitative and quantitative data
- Undertake regular quality checks and analysis of data gathered by Data Collectors and partners as per M&E Plan
- Compile and disseminate quarterly and annual reports, including lessons learned, with the programme team and RCOG M&E Coordinator
- Encourage and support the programme team and providers to regularly use the data and analysis for improving programme results
- Engage with the Leading Safe Choices programme team in the UK and other countries for peer reviews, research and evaluation as required.
- Manage all administrative tasks and logistics required, related to M&E of the Leading Safe Choices programme
- Liaise as necessary with partners in the Department of Health and healthcare facilities for obtaining and sharing data and findings
- Undertake any other duties commensurate with the main objectives of the role as assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager and RCOG M&E Coordinator
Qualifications and requirements:
- Relevant post graduate qualification e.g. Development Studies, M&E diploma / degree
- 3-5 years experience in project/programme M&E ideally in the public health sector
- Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports
- High level of flexibility and desire to be challenged
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills
- Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with people at all levels
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Very good computer literacy in Word, Excel, Access and ability to learn additional software required for the programme
- Unendorsed driver’s licence and own vehicle
- Willingness to travel regularly to public health facilities within the Cape Town region
Interested candidates must please send a motivation letter and CV in Word format with three contactable work related referees to Annelie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This post will be based in Cape Town and employment must commence on 04 January 2016.
Please note that contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.