Consortium Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Position: Consortium Project M&E Officer – Social Accountability for Public Resources Management in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa
Location: Johannesburg Only
Duration: Fixed Term 3 years contract
AAI Grade: C
Salary: R390, 736 per annum TEC
Local terms and conditions of employment will apply
Purpose of the Role:
The Project M&E Officer will be responsible for effective planning, implementation, keeping track of and reporting on project activities, in line with the project costed work-plan and log-frame. They will coordinate on all M&E processes and manage the evaluation of data collected. They will ensure effective planning and reporting at country and regional levels; facilitate effective learning for impact and ensure compliance of project contract rules and regulations. In addition, support Project manager in providing administrative and technical programme support, engagement with external stakeholders as well as support in managing relationships with Consortium members. The Project Officer (PO) is initially required for Phase 1
Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Establish and maintain systems for effective functioning of the project including planning, monitoring, reporting, finance and managing communications between all consortium and associate members.
  • Facilitate effective coordination and collaboration between and amongst Consortium Members
  • Seek necessary approvals for project implementation shifts, unplanned expenditure, travel and other related project definitions
  • Organise and facilitate project events and activities as per work plan. This includes active involvement in planning and facilitating or co-facilitating at meetings, workshop and training courses, and related project platforms
  • Finalise the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework for the project to ensure the project has strong MEL and is able to measure progress against indicators in line with the project MEL framework and log frame
  • Draw strategic input from key project stakeholders, including technical and M&E advisors, as well as from external experts to continually improve processes.
  • Ensure the project MEL guidelines and tools are up to date and effectively used by all countries and, where this is not the case, provide support to country offices to improve implementation
  • Lead on the consolidation of monitoring data across the four countries to ensure regional reporting against log frame and performance indicators for senior managers and SDC reporting
  • Review reports submitted by consortium partners, prepare and submit reports ensuring compliance with contract requirements to the Consortium Steering Committee and to SDC, ensuring compliance with contract rules and regulations.
Desired Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will have:
  • Educated to degree level in the fields of Social Science, Health, Development Studies, Human Rights, Governance or other relevant humanities. 
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with excellent written and spoken English, and preferred Portuguese
  • Project management experience within a regional or international agency,   applying rights based approaches.
  • Comprehensive understanding of both policy issues and programme practice on social accountability, particularly Public Resource Management.
  • Adept skills in managing complex projects with a wide geographical scope requiring virtual collaboration.
  • Substantial experience in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and processes in an international development context
To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the South Africa.
Application Procedures
Applications should be sent with your CV and motivation/cover letter by no later than 1st June 2016. You are requested to highlight in the motivation/cover letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. REF NO: V032
External Applications send to: programmes.jhb@actionaid.org
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