Provincial MERL Advisor

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Position Summary: Reporting to the Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, the  Provincial MERL Advisor will be an employee of Pact but will be based within the Department of Social Development (DSD) Provincial Office in Gauteng. This is a Pact specialist position that will report GCBS activities at the level of DSD Director at the province.

Minimum Key Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and coordination support in the implementation of workplan activities for strengthening MERL capacity by generating and using high quality data for decision making at provincial and district levels
Provide oversight and management of the MERL capacity development agenda including training activities at provincial level.
Provide support in establishing systems for supervision, mentoring and coaching of MERL staff at district levels
Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to initiate action;
Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge; creates/contributes to mechanisms to collect and share knowledge;
Actively seeks learning opportunities; demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development;
Proposes innovative ideas and new solutions to work.
Good technical knowledge of capacity building approach to programming;
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of approaches to capacity-building, knowledge management and organizational learning;
Ability to contribute effectively in team-based setting, especially in the area of knowledge-sharing and learning;
Strong skills in networking, knowledge sharing, collaboration and facilitation work online and face to face;
Ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences; speaks clearly and convincingly, demonstrating strong presentation and facilitation skills;
Excellent technical writing skills;
Anticipates partners’ needs; demonstrates understanding of clients’ perspectives; solicits feedback on service provision and quality;
Keeps abreast of new developments in area of focus
 Education and Experience Required
A Masters’ degree in Social, Behavioural or Health Sciences with practical experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities in the HIV/AIDS health sector.
7 years relevant professional experience in evaluation and research design, data collection and analyses, indicator construction, curriculum development and computer software, i.e. MS Word and database programs.
Previous experience in working with SAG Social sector and understanding of government MERL systems and requirements
Experience with evaluation and impact to donors and project managers, demonstrating both analytical rigor and practicality.
Full computer literacy in MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint etc.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only applicants possessing the prescribed minimum qualifications and experience are invited to submit their electronic CVs and application letters with a subject line “Provincial MERL Advisor” to [email protected]

Closing date: 13 December 2020 5pm          

Pact reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates including credit rating. Please note that correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only and if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks after closing date kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful

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