Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Reporting to: HIV and AIDS, and Reproductive Health Programs
Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience
Duration: Two years, renewable dependent on performance and availability of funding
The Population Council is seeking an experienced health or social scientist to help direct a multi-component program designed to provide HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support and strengthen Reproductive Health services in a number of provinces in South Africa. The program also aims to contribute significantly to increased use of high quality services through the provision of technical assistance, capacity strengthening, improved and expanded civil society activities to increase healthier behaviours, and improve and expand reproductive health services. Project activities will include conducting operations research and other research to guide evidence-based HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health programming in prevention, treatment, care and support supporting the establishment and expansion of continuum of care services strengthening capacities for effective HIV and AIDS response at all levels in the province and at national level, policy development and implementation and maintaining and ensuring overall HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health program information and results reporting. Applications are sought from candidates with demonstrated leadership ability and management skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, significant technical expertise and experience in administering complex, multi-partner, multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS and RH/FP programs. This position requires substantial knowledge of HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health issues, particularly in developing countries.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will have responsibility for designing, and implementing M&E activities on a range of projects managed by staff in the Johannesburg office, setting up systems at various levels for tracking of the progress of the program and the achievement of project objectives. The Specialist will set up tools and systems to monitor project activities in the field, and supervise the systematic collection, analysis and reporting of data. He/she will also take the lead in designing and implementing specific formative and/or operations research studies and assessments and reporting the study results.
- Work with the Program management, staff and stakeholders in developing appropriate indicators and establishing baselines
- Design surveys and other research studies and supervise the collection, analysis and reporting of the study results.
- Provide technical guidance for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program activities for the accomplishment of project objectives.
- Work with partner organizations at various levels in the reporting of HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health activities.
- Maintain and ensure overall HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health program information.
- Develop and implement an in-house training program to build M&E capacity amongst staff.
- Set up internal data quality assurance systems and develop and implement systems to address gaps.
- Manage all external data quality audits as required.
- Participate in tool development, proposal writing and fundraising for the HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health Programs as required.
- Other assignments as related to monitoring and evaluating the quality and performance of program efforts.
- Minimum Masters Degree in statistics, demography, or public health required.
- At least 3 years experience in setting up and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for a major project in HIV/AIDS, RH or MCH in a developing country.
- Demonstrable analytical skills and experience in designing and conducting formative, survey and/or operations research for integrated HIV/AIDS and RH or related programs.
- Firm command of M&E issues related to HIV special interest populations such as high risk groups, orphans, PLWA, mothers and children
- Strong writing skills and experience with producing technical reports required.
- Understanding of statistical software and data management required.
- Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting and indicators is an advantage.
- Willingness to travel nationally and occasionally internationally.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letterto the attention of:
If you are interested , please forward your CV and a letter of interest by 25 January2008 to :
Finance and Human Resources
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