• Strategic Information Manager, Community-Based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in South Africa

    Job Locations ZA
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/31/2018 12:17 PM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Reporting to the COP, the Strategic Information Manager will be the lead technical expert responsible for all strategic information responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results. S/he will lead Activity efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting within the geographic area of Activity, which may include overseeing support to community organizations to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their HIV services and activities and ensure data quality. S/he will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for district and provincial level strategic information and monitoring and evaluation and support coordination with national management information system.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist the Program Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project
    • Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems to track programming to share with Pact and the donor
    • Providing training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems
    • Assist with development of the M&E Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements
    • Collect, aggregate, analyze and present data about the project for learning and reporting to the donor.

    Basic Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred;
    • Minimum of 8 years of work experience in designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs funded by PEPFAR;
    • Demonstrated ability to be the senior technical specialist and as a senior subject matter expert in data analytics;
    • Demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems;
    • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or Business Intelligence tools;
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare expert quality data visualizations;
    • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data quality analyses and make recommendations based on findings;
    • Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats including visualizations;
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of South Africa’s health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and working experience in the use of mapping and other similar tools (including computer software programs) to target program interventions and resources; and
    • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
    • Professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required, South African work experience preferred. South African National preferred. 


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