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.
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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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.