Futures Group: Data Demand and Information Use Lead

Futures Group - Maternal and Child Health Programme DFID
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 7 July, 2012
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The Futures Group is a trusted international development firm known for its evidence-based, integrated approach to improving the health and well-being of people.

Futures Group specialises in the design and implementation of public health and social programmes for developing countries.  Committed to the sustainability of the programmes in which we participate, we build the capacity of our partners to make well-informed decisions and effectively address a multitude of complex health and social issues.

The Futures Group seeks to appoint a Data Demand and Information Use (DDIU) Lead for a large, potential DFID-funded Programme on Maternal and Child Health in South Africa, based in Pretoria.


  • Provide technical support to promote routine monitoring and evaluation data collection, availability, usage and ownership in a manner that enhances the programme and promotes sustainability;
  • Design, develop, and adapt data collection and data use methods and instruments to support the project and District-level health management, in alignment with national indicators and priorities;
  • Work with international, project consortium, and country-level partners to institutionalize DDIU tools, training curricula and approaches.  Work across results areas to incorporate data use activities at policy/management, facility/services, and community/advocacy levels;
  • Coordinate the design and roll out of project monitoring activities, in alignment with result output areas as well as national priorities and external evaluation activities;
  • Synthesise reports of progress against the Logframe indicators and targets;
  • Contribute to evaluation research on the effectiveness and/or cost-effectiveness of programmes including secondary analysis of existing data and application of costing and cost modeling projections into decision frameworks.


  • Masters or PhD in a social science field, MPH, or medical doctor;
  • Minimum of seven years experience implementing public health, monitoring and data use, or specifically maternal and child health programmes in a developing country, preferably South Africa;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology including frameworks, data collection, analysis, dissemination, and data use;
  • Familiarity with costing and cost modelling strategies and applications.

South African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

For the full Terms of Reference, refer to http://www.futuresgroup.com.

To apply, submit a CV to Haroon.Siddiqu@grminternational.com stating ‘Futures - DDIU - Pretoria’ in the subject line.

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

Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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