Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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The South African National Aids Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

Name of Position               :             Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reporting to                       :              TSU: Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor

Location                              :              SANAC Head Office, Pretoria

 Grading                              :              C4

Advert Date                        :              9 December 2021

Purpose of the job

To track the Principal Recipients (PR) performance of C19RM grant implementation, the setting of targets, and the achievement of results. Provide strategic information for programmatic improvements and adjustments. Support learning and the application of data to continuously improve the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the grant programme. Support the consolidation of – Operational Performance and Efficiency Coordination (OPEC) and  Oversight Committee (OC) reports on results and progress of the grant, and respond to other Donor needs and to put in place data collection mechanisms to inform the grant evaluation.

Key Responsibilities:

Covid-19 Reporting System Development and Operationalisation:

  •  Ensure that the indicators sufficiently capture implementation results for donor accountability and internal learning
  • Collaborate with the system development focal in the development and customization of COVID-19 reporting system (database, reporting templates, etc)
  • Collect the feedback from implementing partners about using the reporting system and suggest modifications to improve the system as necessary
  • Ensure the compliance of implementing partners with SANAC guidance on using reporting forms/ sheets and timely reporting
  • Systematically document system-related challenges faced throughout the reporting cycle

Ensure System Quality and Consistency:

  •  Act as a focal technical person to organize/ provide training and sharing sessions on COVID-19 reporting to implementing partners
  • Clarify the questions and queries raised by implementing partners and other fund management staff members to ensure a common understanding of indicators

Promote System Use:

  •  Lead the analysis, interpretation and communication of the results at the program level to inform senior management (SANAC EXCO, MANCO, and OC) of significant findings to drive appropriate programmatic and strategic decisions
  • Contribute to the preparation of donor reports in close collaboration with system development focal and program/strategy teams as necessary

Knowledge Management:

  • Serve as a focal person to coordinate and collaborate with SANAC Strategic Information and Technical Support Units to exchange knowledge and information related to possible data sources for COVID-19 M&E
  • Keep abreast of needy areas and inform any opportunities/issues impacting SANAC COVID-19 interventions
  • Closely work with other team members of SANAC to ensure the harmony of work and proper COVID-19 information flow among the team members
  • Provide M&E Support to the Resource Mobilisation and Donor Coordination activities of SANAC.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be requested by SANAC.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  •  Master’s degree preferably in Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Health, Statistics, Social science, Management information systems, Public administration, Development Studies, Economics or other relevant fields
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of those fields with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and two years of additional experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the master’s university degree.
  • Formal qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation will be a strong asset.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience working with health programs is required.
  • Strong experience in the establishment of reporting systems using database, dashboard reporting and/or information system management.
  • Successful development and implementation of an M&E system at the programme level is highly desirable.
  • Work experience in reporting emergency response programs is a strong asset.
  • Prior experience of involvement in any data management related activities to COVID-19 response and/or reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in HIV, tuberculosis programs would also be an advantage
  • Experience in database development and management will also be an advantage.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills are required.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to coordinate stakeholders
  • Be fluent in at least one South African language besides English
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Deadline orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Customer-orientated
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn

Applications should be emailed to Kindly indicate the name of the position on the subject line of the email. Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late or faxed will not be considered.

Closing date: Close of Business: 31 December 2021 (17:00)

Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within two (2) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

SANAC gives preference to South African candidates who meet the job requirement and who will add to the culture and gender diversity of the organization. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check(s) (citizenship, credit record checks, security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and employment verification).


SANAC reserves the right at any time to withdraw or alter this advertised position.