CareWorks: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

CareWorks
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 15 March, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment
POSITION Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
LOCATION Johannesburg
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
START DATE TBD
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelors degree (Academic) in statistics, informatics, health sciences or related field, including relevant courses in data management and analysis
EXPERIENCE Minimum of three years related experience
Previous experience with PEPFAR reporting requirements

Inherent requirements of the position:

  • Strong attention to detail and great level of accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Competence in data analysis, presentation and report writing
  • Extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of PEPFAR funded programmes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation related to HIV programs and understanding of indicators related to HTS and HIV prevention
  • Extensive experience in HIV and AIDS, TB, public health and health systems strengthening
  • Understanding of biomedical and behavioral HIV prevention interventions
  • Knowledge of Department of Health M&E systems and HIV guidelines
  • Knowledge of MS Access, STATA or related statistical software
  • Experience with Quality Improvement methodology
  • Strong report writing capabilities
  • Good communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Pro-active and ability to work under pressure
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to work well with a diverse team
  • Good command of the English language
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Valid drivers’ licence and own reliable vehicle

The M&E specialist will be responsible of all data monitoring, evaluation analysis and reporting against all performance indicators and results. The candidate will strengthen all M&E activities within the programs and oversee all data management processes and systems to ensure data quality. They will work closely with the program managers and provide strategic information and analysis as well as technical support for all program areas.
 
Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Document a Logical M&E Framework to ensure that the project’s activities align with established targets and that activities can be reasonably measured to monitor progress towards achieving those results; ensuring alignment between the project M&E systems and the PEPFAR South Africa Indicator Guide;
  • Maintain existing and design and implement new strategies and methodologies (e.g., data collection tools, standard operating procedures, audit tools, and reporting templates) for accurately collecting, recording, compiling, and analyzing data so as to report progress towards project objectives and review and adjust project activities as necessary;
  • Ensure strategic and operational plans are in place and aligned to achieving the targets within specified timeframes
  • Assess and build the capacity of project staff in terms of data collection, management, analysis and use;
  • Ensure that data is recorded, transmitted, entered and stored effectively so as to be retrievable and reportable on a regular and frequent basis;
  • Ensure efficient systems in place for program staff to access relevant and concise information for routine project reports and special reports as required;
  • Prepare quantitative reports for the Department of Health and Funders, including concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs that capture progress against indicators and provide donors and program managers with accurate and user-friendly information;
  • Analyse large complex datasets. Use modern data science tools, techniques, and best practices including data cleaning, statistical analysis to summarise and visualise data. Help identify and create performance insights
  • Design and conduct data audits and quality assurance assessments to identify programmatic gaps and make recommendations for quality improvement; and
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain working relationships with other partners/NGO’s providing similar services within program geographic areas
  • Ensure no duplication and waste of efforts and resources
  • Work with the program managers to maintain all relationships with the DoH and satisfy all of their reporting requirements
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure that quality improvement activities are data driven
  • Represent and promote the programme at PEPAR, DoH and partner meetings
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at stakeholder meetings

To apply:

  • Submit your application for attention Jennifer Boonzaier to jobs@careworks.co.za
  • Your application must contain ALL of the following:
    • A cover letter motivating your application
    • Submit your up to date CV
  • Application Deadline: Close of business, Monday 15 March 2021

Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

  • Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
  • Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province                                                                   

Please note:

  • The filling of this position is subject to the finalization of a funding application
  • CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
  • We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions

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