Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing, and sharing stories – in all South African languages – is part of everyday life.
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Story Powered Schools
Job Location: Margate, KwaZulu-Natal.
The position is dependent on donor funding, and there is potential to extend if funding is renewed.
This person will work closely with the Margate-based project team and Cape Town-based M&E team to fulfill the following tasks:
- Oversee, enforce and troubleshoot smooth implementation of the project M&E cycle.
- Refine existing data collection tools and processes, and develop new tools as needed.
- Ensure M&E processes and requirements are aligned with and fully integrated into the SPS project implementation cycle.
- Conduct data verification, data quality assurance and ensure integrity of project data.
- Analyse project data to inform, troubleshoot and strengthen project implementation.
- Compile regular reports for Literacy Mentors, Provincial Coordinators and project management.
- Compile quarterly dashboards, milestone reports and annual reports for the project funder.
- Compile reports for the education department officials and schools.
- Manage, support and upskill data clerk.
- Train and support Literacy Mentors and Story Sparkers to use M&E tools, processes and quality assurance procedures.
- Working with Cape Town-based Research & Innovation team, develop research instruments, conduct quality assurance visits at schools, and write up findings.
- University degree or equivalent in data management, development studies, economics or a related field.
- Masters degree and/or diploma in M&E strongly preferred.
- At least two years’ M&E and/or data management experience in the education or community development sector.
- Advanced MS Excel skills required.
- Experience using Salesforce cloud-based platform strongly preferred.
- English report writing skills and presentation skills.
- Facilitation and training skills.
- Valid driver’s license strongly preferred.
- Fluent in isiXhosa and/or isiZulu.
- Independent and driven self-starter, able to work proactively and independently.
- Focused, efficient person, able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with strong time management skills.
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Strong planning, decision making and problem solving skills.
- A team player, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
- Familiarity with donor monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements, particularly for USAID and/or in large-scale rural development or education projects, is advantageous.
To apply, submit your motivational letter and CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title on the subject line.
Note that feedback will be provided to shortlisted candidates only.
Application Deadline: 20th July, 2018