IYF: Programme and Monitoring Officer

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Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
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The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations — now spanning 73 countries — committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. In the past two decades, IYF has supported 472 youth-serving organizations in 134 countries, and has partnered with a wide range of corporate partners and public training systems, reaching more than 16 million young people. IYF programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. 

Based in Johannesburg, IYF seeks to appoint a

Programme & Monitoring Officer

Reporting directly to the Program Director, Southern Africa, the Programme and Monitoring Officer will provide effective program, monitoring, and operational support to assigned youth skills development project(s) in South Africa, particularly those projects operated in close partnership with government and industry.

Key responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Coordinating delivery of IYF technical assistance to project partners, including public TVET colleges and corporate clients
  • Supporting delivery of project outcomes and deliverables, in accordance with approved work plans, grant agreements, and donor rules/regulations
  • Maintaining project calendar and ensure that deadlines are met according to work plans
  • Serving as the principal monitoring and evaluation focal point for assigned projects, with support from the IYF South Africa Program Director, and IYF’s global Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (based in the United States)
  • Providing logistical and administrative support, as assigned to project staff and consultants
  • Leading the implementation of performance measurement plan, and continuously strengthen project monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring all data is collected and entered into IYF’s online project monitoring system (either directly, or through assigned staff or consultants)

The Programme and Monitoring Officer will have:

  • Relevant Undergraduate degree (e.g. Education, Social Sciences, Commerce) preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in the NGO / PBO sector
  • Strong preference for individuals with project monitoring (M&E) experience, along with online data management expertise (Salesforce expertise an added bonus)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including engaging with external stakeholders, and writing donor reports
  • Ability to travel nationally within the country as needed
  • Driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for work purposes
  • Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all project partners, donors, and colleagues
  • Strong IT competency (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online data management systems)
  • Dynamic and self-motivated
  • Commitment to IYF’s mission

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Tuesday 21st November 2017 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za  


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