Various Vacancies

Population Council South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 June, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Population Council opened an office in South Africa in 1999 to support HIV and AIDS operations research under the US Agency for International Development (USAID)–funded Horizons program. Over the last 12 years the portfolio expanded to include work on reproductive health, gender, and youth. The Council engaged in research and programming in areas of global and local priority, including; maternal and child health; quality improvement of, access to, and appropriate use of reproductive health services; reduction of HIV transmission and mitigation of its impact; reduction of levels of gender-based violence as well as technical support for comprehensive preventive treatment as a result; working with most-at-risk populations including children, migrants, and men who have sex with men; and building capacity to conduct research designed to enhance program performance and policy formulation.

The Council has successfully established a new local NGO called Population Council South Africa (PCSA). PCSA is registered as a section 21 company and thus is a not-for-profit, South African NGO.

Population Council South Africa NPC (PCSA) seeks to appoint the following positions for the USAID funded project: Improving Access and Delivery of Comprehensive Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Assaults Adults and Children.

Positions are based in Gauteng, Johannesburg. These positions are one-year fixed term positions. Preference will be given to South African nationals.

  1. Two Program Officers (1 Training officer, 1 Program Officers )

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of contact on all portfolio related issues for key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Produce timely internal and external reports according to the required reporting formats for the projects;
  • Brief the country director and program manager on all progress made with the projects;
  • Manage and co ordinate all aspects of project planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting and evaluation in line with project management methodologies;
  • Communicate and provide updates with all stakeholders, government agencies, health councils, NGO’s and academics;
  • Monitor and evaluate the project direction and achievements on a regular basis and propose changes;
  • Communicate project results through presentations at the national, regional and international levels, as well as  through publications, with an emphasis on utilization and policy change.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a medical, (1 position with a Nursing Educational /Training qualification  and 1 with a degree in public health or social science discipline) ;
  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years experience;
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and principles governing the activities for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and Youth;
  • Knowledge of research programmes;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills required to meet deadlines and willingness to work additional hours;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Computer competence including Micosoft Word, Power Point and Excel;
  • Appreciation and ability to work in a multicultural context;
  • Valid drivers licence.
  1. Data  and Monitoring Officer

Responsibilities:

  • The Data and Monitoring Officer will harmonise and support monitoring and evaluation of the programme through agreed processes for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet the Government and donor reporting requirements;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan which ensures a strong focus on managing the programme to deliver desired results. This includes determining how results will be measured, monitoring of the programme and success of milestones;
  • Assist in harmonising M&E across the project partners and Government and coordinating roll out of M&E activities;
  • Prepare data for annual reviews, programme specific reviews and project completion;
  • Synthesise reports of progress against the indicators and targets;
  • Assist in secondary analysis of existing M&E data;
  • Assist in the initiation and implementation of a capacity building plan for M&E for partners;
  • Assist in preparing presentations of M&E data for all stakeholders, meetings and conferences.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of M&E experience, including M&E of national initiatives and public health programs;
  • Qualification and working knowledge of quantitative statistical programs (Stata and Excel) essential;
  • Recent experience of data collection from health facilities and supervision of fieldworkers;
  • Sound understanding of indicators, data collection methodology and data quality issues;
  • Experience providing technical assistance to promote monitoring and evaluation strategies to facilitate data usage and ownership in a manner that enhances the programme and promotes sustainability;
  • Understanding and knowledge of reproductive health, primary health care and maternal and child health in developing countries;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills required to meet deadlines;
  • Strong results orientation and commitment to accountability;
  • Appreciation and ability to work in a multicultural context;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in presenting of research data and co-authorship on research reports;
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  1.  Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation of the programme through agreed processes for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet the Government and donor reporting requirements;
  • Manage the development and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan which ensures a strong focus on managing the programme to deliver desired results. This includes determining how results will be measured, monitoring of the programme and success of milestones;
  • Develops and implements appropriate M&E systems to ensure data quality (includes standard operating procedures / guidelines, etc.)
  • Leads the designing and implementing of M & E activities on a range of projects managed by PCSA staff;
  • Sets up systems at various levels for tracking of the progress of project and achievement of  project objectives;
  • Develops tools and systems to monitor project activities in the field and  supervise the systematic collection, analysis and reporting of data;
  • Works with Data Manager to develop and implement an in-house training program to build M & E capacity amongst staff;
  • Represents PCSA in the M & E forums at national and international level;

Requirements

  • Minimum Masters Degree in statistics, demography, or public health required;
  • 3 Years of experience in setting up and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for HIV and AIDS, RH or MCH;
  • Epidemiological  literacy and skill in epidemiological surveillance, quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods including skills in data analysis;
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting and indicators is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in the following software packages - SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Scientists), SAS (Statistical Analysis System), CSPro, etc /or an understanding of statistical software and data management will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experience in designing and conducting formative, survey and/or operations research for integrated HIV/AIDS and RH programs;
  • Strong writing skills and experience with producing technical reports;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills required to meet deadlines;
  • Strong results orientation and commitment to accountability;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Applicants can apply by sending their CV and covering letter to admin-pcjoburg@popcouncil.org. Please ensure that you meet the requirements criteria for the position. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

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