SFH: 2x Positions

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 10 December, 2017
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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.
SFH has two exciting positions available:
Based in Pretoria/Johannesburg, SFH is looking for a

To lead program monitoring and evaluation efforts for a prospective multi-country UNITAID-funded HIV self-testing project. The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (M&E Advisor) is responsible for all monitoring, evaluating and reporting activities under the award. The M&E Advisor will lead the development of and manages the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (M&E Plan). The M&E Advisor develops data tools, MIS systems and maintains systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the project. S/he liaises with the project’s research partners to coordinate and share inputs. S/he conducts supportive supervisory visits to country-level sub-grantees to observe, monitor, guide, and provide feedback on the use of data and indicators; analyze monthly data, and support training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. This position is contingent on funding.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Ensuring the application of global best practices in the generation and use of routine data for the HIV self-testing project, taking into account PSI’s framework for routine monitoring and countries’ existing monitoring systems
  • Technical support for electronic MIS
  • Designing data quality assurance mechanisms and validate data
  • Triangulating data from multiple data sources
  • Designing strategies for engaging with provincial, district, and community levels stakeholders in data collection, interpretation and analysis
  • Working with project countries to analyze routine monitoring data to provide evidence to develop HIV self-testing interventions and ensure continuous improvement, with a particular focus on the use of programmatic dashboards for decision making
  • Supporting project team on data interpretation and promote regular use of data for program improvement.
  • Disseminating best practices throughout the project using various capacity building and communication channels (e.g. trainings, toolkits, teleconferences, etc.)
  • Contributing to the performance monitoring evidence base by authoring articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; providing support to country-level teams for publication
  • Preparing donor reports to inform about progress against targets
  • Presenting at conferences and meetings, and documenting lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders.

 The M&E Advisor must meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related degree
  • Significant study in fields relevant to malaria care and support project, international development and/or program monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong background or formal training in evaluating international development malaria programs
  • At least five years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to malaria or international development in developing countries
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software
  • Experience with DHIS2 and country level M&E systems and HMIS
  • Fluency in English.


To manage and coordinate the HIV Self-Testing Program and ensuring there is effective distribution of HIV kits through various models. The Program manager will also ensure that the self-testing program is delivered with highest quality and achieve the project outcomes and goals.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing technical guidance to all HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) activities within SFH and sub- awardees with a focus on distribution through varied modalities
  • Managing sub-awards in collaboration with the grants and contracts office
  • Providing technical guidance and oversight to all referrals and linkages activities
  • Ensuring that operational procedures are in place, monitored and adhered to
  • Liaising with training department to provide training to program staff
  • Ensuring that programmatic milestones are reached and deadlines are adhered to
  • Ensuring the QA of HIVST services
  • Making program decisions through the data collected as well as developing an M&E framework for HIVST
  • Supervising HIVST Field Coordinators and provide mentorship to ensure that they grow in their jobs, skills and capabilities
  • Ensuring that all direct reports meet expectations and provide high quality standard work
  • Representing SFH to stakeholders
  • Providing input to self-testing marketing and research initiatives with regards to the development of project research agenda and ensuring that the content in marketing materials is correct and accurate
  • Managing programmatic budgets under the guidance of the Director of Medical Programs
  • Compiling weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual program progress reports for submission to Director of medical programs

The Programme Manager must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum relevant post graduate qualification i.e. Health Science, Social Science degree
  • Five years’ experience in HIV Testing Services
  • Three years’ experience in Program Management
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Donor Reporting and M&E

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Sunday 10thDecember 2017 to data@actionappointments.co.za  

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