PATA: M&E Data Capturer

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 

PATA, a South African NGO, coordinates an action network across sub-Saharan Africa, working with health providers and health facilities to improve the quality of paediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.  PATA offers a powerful platform for regional collaboration through capacity building, peer-to-peer exchange and learning forums, supporting quality improvement to effect positive change in HIV paediatric and adolescent policy and practice.

PATA seeks to appoint a M&E data capturer to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of the position is to maintain the organization’s database by entering new and updated programme and organisational data.

Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.


  • Ensure M&E unit receives all M&E and other reporting forms when due and follow up where there are   missing data reporting forms.
  • Ensure accurate, timeous data entry into databases.
  • Identify missing data, inconsistencies and errors and follow-up or report on missing data or errors.
  • Identify and communicate any issues that are delaying progress in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the analysis of data in programmes for use in donor deliverables (e.g. performance monitoring and quarterly and annual reports), grant proposals, and research outputs.
  • Assist in meeting donor reporting deadlines. 
  • Maintain filing system to ensure secure and organised storage of completed data collection tools and other related M&E documents.
  • Maintain databases.  
  • Assist with the development of new M&E data systems and participate in the design, revision and standardisation of data collection templates, processes, formats, reports and administration.


  • An undergraduate degree in public health, social science or relevant discipline.
  • M&E data management and statistics short courses or coursework advantageous.
  • Minimum one year demonstrated experience in the health/development sector required, preferable within an HIV-focussed project or study.
  • Data capturing or data administration experience.
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel).
  • Working knowledge of databases and spreadsheets such as Excel.
  • Fast and accurate data capturing and entry skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Basic filing and record keeping experience.
  • Willing and able to travel throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Must be in possession of permanent residency and eligible to work in South Africa.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)

Please email a concise CV with contactable references and a detailed motivation letter on how your skills and experience will add value to our team in this role to:

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Salary is commensurate on experience and is market related.

Please advise salary expectation in motivation letter.

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