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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer: Story Powered Schools DURATION: 22 months Fixed contract

Closing Date: 
16 February 2018
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The Nal’ibali Trust is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign that seeks to spark and sustain a culture of reading, through advocacy, training, partnerships, and high-quality reading material.  
The Story Powered Schools (SPS) project is a three-year, USAID-funded project running from 2016 to 2019. It is supporting 720 schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal to grow a culture of reading in their schools. 
This is a 22-month fixed-term contract with start date 1 Mar 2018 (or sooner if possible). 
The position is dependent on donor funding, and there is potential to extend if funding is renewed. 
This position is based in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. 
Key responsibilities

This person will work closely with the Margate-based project team and Cape Town-based M&E team to: - 

- 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 the SPS project implementation cycle.

- Use M&E data and analysis to inform, troubleshoot and strengthen project implementation.

- Review, quality check and analyse incoming data.

- 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.

- Ensure integrity of project records and data.

- Manage, support and upskill data capturer.

- Train and support Literacy Mentors and Story Sparkers on M&E tools, processes and quality assurance requirements.

- Develop research instruments, conduct quality assurance visits at schools, and write up findings. 

Person spec:

 - 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. 

Requirements: -

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.

- Good English report writing skills.

- Valid driver’s license.

- Fluent in isiXhosa and/or isiZulu. 

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your motivational letter and CV to work@nalibali.org with your name and surname, position title on the subject line, (e.g. Joe Soap: M&E Specialist). 

Closing date: 16 February 2018  

Please note that feedback will be provided to shortlisted candidates only.