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
MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR
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.
HIV SELF TESTING PROGRAMME MANAGER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org