Africare: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Africare
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 15 April, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government’s response to HIV/AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS.
 
Africare seeks to appoint a temporary Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, based in Eastern Cape.

This is a three-months contract position.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to project district team members and project counterparts at all levels within sub district;
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the sub district;
  • In collaboration with the M& E Technical Advisors, collect and collate data, and use it for programmatic decision-making, M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results;
  • Coordinate the successful implementation of the project's M&E activities to ensure that the project meets set targets in accordance with national and PEPFAR standards;
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Team Leaders, Technical Advisors and the rest of the project team;
  • Lead results reporting at the district level by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as appropriate.  
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with the Government, District and Sub-Districts including other PEPFAR partners in the district;
  • Coordinate and/or represent, as needed, the district project team in professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations;
  • Support the district project team in developing and piloting of M&E systems for increasingly integrated HIV services, such as HIV testing, PMTCT, ART, TB/HIV management;
  • Support the Strategic Information Technical Advisor in conducting training programs for capacity building for Data clerks.

Requirements:

  • Degree in health and or public-health oriented field, statistics, health informatics or related social science from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of two years experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programs in HIV/AIDS for public, private or NGO sector;
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and/or operational research, preferably in a clinical setting;
  • Minimum of two years of working experience in the management of large databases;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, techniques, and methods;
  • Strong writing skills, including writing of reports, proposals, and fundraising materials;
  • Knowledge of M&E and PEPFAR programme activities in South Africa;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously;
  • Ability to travel extensively to supported sites. 

To apply, submit copies of CVs and details of three contactable employment references to the Administrative Manager, Email: mchingono@africare.org.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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