Society for Family Health: M & E Officer

Society for Family Health (SFH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 September, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Employment
TITLE: M & E Officer
DEPARTMENT: M & E Department
REPORTS TO: M & E Manager
START DATE: 15th October 2016
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Project Based

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries. SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

Data Tracking and Coordination

  • Develop annual calendar of all donor data administration requirements and deadlines
  • Review and monitor data received and Input into database development
  • Update relevant stakeholders and team members on data collection progress
  • Capacitate program managers ability to analyse data for decision making
  • Address and, if required, escalate late or non-compliant data challenges
  • Coordinate that all data is collected and complete and captured by defined deadlines
  • Resolve relevant organizational data efficiently ensuring compliance
  • Supervise data collection teams with field staff, overseeing data collection activities and regularly monitoring data quality

Database Management System Support

  • Input into data collection system in consultation with the internal stakeholders
  • Support the system design and update based on the changing requirements of donors
  • Support sites to collate and submit DHIS data
  • Manage the implementation of the data collection system and amendments through training new users and communicating with service providers and users on progress
  • Communicate systems enhancements and changes to all relevant parties within agreed turnaround time

Data Quality Management

  • Support development of SOPs and M&E Plans
  • Review all data on databases and check for accuracy and completeness
  • Address data quality issues within deadline
  • Conduct data quality audits onsite and off site
  • Identify common data collection and quality challenges and issues and report on these including recommendations on how to address the challenges
  • Support with the implementation of SIMS

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Compile the organizational reports compliantly, completely, on time and according to donor commitments and reporting specifications
  • Review all data, identifying and analyzing trends and relevant opportunities and threats
  • Compile and present reports and recommendations

Capacity Development

  • Ensure that all staff receive adequate training on all data related issues
  • Capacitate program staff to accurate collect and consolidate data
  • Train field staff on indicators and related SOPs for program data collection
  • Train field staff on the data management information system

Data Use and Dissemination

  • Support program planning, reviewing and formal program evaluations
  • Support program staff on Abstract writing for scientific gatherings 
  • Promote data use for decision making

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Degree in Health Economics, Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social Sciences OR related research-based qualification is essential;
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Registration with relevant professions council will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 2-5 years M&E experience in the field of Public Health including HIV
  • Previous M&E experience in a donor funded program will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively, and as part of a team
  • Driver’s License and ability to travel when required

The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and a proven ability to produce results and meet objectives under difficult circumstances. 

HOW TO APPLY
 
Please send your full application to recruitment@sfh.co.za, or hand dropped by 23 September 2016. 
 
All application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be short listed and contacted for interviews.  SFH is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: 
South Africa

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