CORC: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Officer

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The Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) supports the social, strategic and administrative practices of urban poor communities linked to FEDUP and ISN. CORC’s support includes savings, data collection, peer-to-peer learning exchanges, community-based planning for projects and engaging with government, funders and other actors. CORC together with FEDUP, ISN and uTshani Fund forms the South African SDI Alliance which pioneers people-centred development initiatives by and of the poor. In 2002 CORC was registered with the Department of Social Development of the Republic of South Africa as a nonprofit organisation (017-659 NPO) with offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

CORC seeks to appoint a Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Officer to be based in Cape town.

Opportunity Type: Part time, 3 days a week

The purpose of the good PMEL practice leads to organisational learning as much as to accountability. The PMEL officer is responsible to the CORC director and will work together closely with the management team, three program teams and operational team.

CORC seeks to appoint an experienced Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Officer, based in Cape Town.

Ongoing learning and reflection are integral to CORC’s work. For CORC good PMEL practice leads to organisational learning as much as to accountability. The PMEL officer is responsible to the CORC director and will work together closely with the management team, three program teams and operational team.

Responsibilities:

Theory of Change
Support CORC staff to understand the connection between the Theory of Change (Impact, outcomes, activities and indicators) and programme streams and projects

Planning
Support CORC teams (program, operations and management teams) to develop six-month activity plans informed by the Theory of Change, ISN and FEDUP’s six-month plans and CORC’s donor commitments
Support staff to refine individual job descriptions in light of above
Support CORC program teams to prepare for six-monthly Alliance-wide PMEL meeting

Monitoring
Support CORC teams to identify how above planned activities will be monitored
Assist teams in ensuring that monitoring practices are taking place
Support teams to organize monitoring documents in online filing system

Learning
Support learning spaces in CORC and the flow between individual, team-level, organization-level and Alliance-level learning
Support teams in learning processes through drawing on monitoring data for sense-making

Support communication and media
When required, draw together organisational reports, documents and publications from existing program monitoring documentation
Write organisational newsletters
Support staff to keep website and social media current

Requirements:

Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning in non-profit sector
Experience in working with Theory of Change
Experience with organisational learning
On the ground experience in human settlements sector advantageous
Strong facilitation skills
Strong relational and inter-personal skills
Ability to work independently and in diverse teams, self-motivated and resourceful
Ability to multi-task
Ability to adapt to different cultural, language and learning contexts
Strong writing and editing skills
A valid driver’s license
Full computer literacy
Ability to travel when required

To apply, submit your CV, short letter of motivation to [email protected] with 3 contactable references, and job being applied for in the subject line.

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