Grow Great Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Grow Great Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Grow Great Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

  • Location

    Gauteng, South Africa

  • Industry

  • Date Posted

    1 week ago

  • Apply Before

    12 Jul, 2024

Grow Great Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Grow Great is a national campaign aimed at galvanising South Africa towards a stunting free generation by 2030. Stunting is a social justice issue that is associated with lifelong cognitive defects, educational and employment challenges, increased risk of chronic diseases in adulthood and cycles of intergenerational poverty.1

The Grow Great Campaign was launched in 2018 in response to South Africa’s persistently high levels of stunting. Our vision is a future where no child is denied the opportunity to reach their full potential as a result of stunting and poor early childhood development in the first 1000 days of life. We aim to mobilise the whole of South African society to support early childhood development and end stunting by mobilising stakeholders through data-driven advocacy, inspire the public through strategic mass media and communications, support parents through free mom and baby classes and empower practitioners through the Grow Great Champions community health worker programme.

Grow Great is recruiting for an experienced monitoring and evaluation officer to join the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team for a period of 12 months to implement the organisation’s MEL strategy through support of the Grow Great Champions programme.
As a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes within our organisation. You will be responsible for designing and implementing MEL frameworks, collecting and analysing data, and generating actionable insights to improve program effectiveness and efficiency. You will work closely with project teams to develop indicators, track progress, and assess the impact of our interventions. Additionally, you will contribute to building the capacity of staff and partners in MEL methodologies and tools.

The M&E Officer will be based at our office in Midrand and report to the M&E Lead.

Key areas of responsibility are:
Design & Update MEL Frameworks: Collaborate with program teams to develop comprehensive MEL frameworks that align with project goals, objectives, and donor requirements.
Develop Indicators: Identify relevant indicators and targets to measure progress and outcomes of projects, ensuring they are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).
Data Collection and Management: Oversee the collection, storage, and management of data using appropriate MEL tools and methodologies, ensuring data quality and integrity.
Data Analysis and Reporting: Analyse MEL data to generate regular reports and dashboards for internal and external stakeholders, highlighting key findings, trends, and areas for improvement.
Impact Assessment: Conduct impact evaluations and assessments to measure the effectiveness and sustainability of interventions, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
• Learning and Knowledge Management: Facilitate learning sessions and knowledge-sharing activities to disseminate MEL findings and best practices across teams and partners.
Capacity Building: Provide training and technical assistance to staff and partners on MEL concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance their understanding and skills in monitoring and evaluation.
• Quality Assurance: Ensure compliance with MEL standards, guidelines, and protocols, and contribute to continuous improvement efforts to enhance the quality and relevance of MEL processes.

Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor's or master's degree in relevant field (e.g. monitoring and evaluation, data science, international development, social sciences, statistics, public health).
•At least 3-5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the development sector.
•Proficiency in MEL methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.
•Strong analytical and reporting skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and generate actionable insights.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
•Experience in designing and implementing MEL frameworks and systems for projects or programs.
•Proficiency in relevant software tools for data management and analysis (e.g., Excel, SQL, SPSS, STATA, NVivo).
•Knowledge of donor requirements and standards for MEL (e.g., USAID, DFID, World Bank) is desirable.

•Fluent in English; proficiency in other languages relevant to the organisation's context may be an advantage.

We are looking for:
• An ambitious self-starter with a high-performance mindset
• The ability to work well under pressure without compromising quality of work
• Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong stakeholder engagement experience and skills, including with donors, government and civil society partners
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to integrate into and lead a team
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A shared commitment to Grow Great’s Vision and Mission
• Staunch commitment to social justice

Grow Great is an incubated project of the DG Murray Trust. DGMT is a public innovator committed to developing South Africa’s potential through strategic investment. Grow Great Campaign is an equal opportunity employer.

We offer a market-related salary (commensurate with experience) and an opportunity to join a team that strives for impact in the lives of vulnerable young children in South Africa.

If you are passionate about data and demonstrating impact, we would love to hear from you. Join us in our mission to grow greatness in our communities!

Send a 1-page motivation letter and 2 page CV to with M&E Officer in the subject line by close of business on Friday, 12 July 2024.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the application deadline, please consider the application unsuccessful.

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