Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Durban

Job Description


 October 2020 – March 2022

Salary: R432 000 TCTC PA

The AIDS Foundation of SA (AFSA) is a development organisation that exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and build resilient communities.

AFSA wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Global Fund (GF) grant.  Only suitable applicants residing in surrounding Durban area will be considered. Applicants must have the ability to work in a demanding and high pressured environment, be able and willing to work long hours as well as have a support system that allows them to travel frequently.

Purpose of Job:

The M&E Officer will support all AFSA Global Fund Programmes implemented in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). This includes the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), Community Response &Systems (CRS) programme, Human Rights and Advocacy. The role of the M&E Officer will be ensuring accountability and efficiencies in data collection, analysis and reporting. Strengthen M&E systems at SR level to improve efficiencies. Orientate and train SRs on the use of M&E tools, data collection methods, quality control, data capture, reporting and record keeping.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor SRs in respect of their application of M&E tools & data collection, quality control measures, data capture at primary / site level
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database, analyse and aggregate findings.
  • Perform verification and validation of SR data on a monthly basis
  • Track performance of SRs against performance framework targets & deliverables
  • Identify, assess, document and communicate M&E issues at SR level
  • Perform onsite verification monthly and or quarterly on SRs
  • Serve as the primary point person for all AGYW M&E related work including information-gathering process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed
  • Provide M&E technical field assistance and mentorship to SRs
  • The M&E Officer will work closely with programme team to support capacity building initiatives, and facilitate the collection of quality data under the supervision of the M&E coordinator.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by M&E Manager



  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Science/ Health Sciences or related discipline and appropriate M&E qualification required
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS in the NGO sector and monitoring and evaluation is preferred.


  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of multiple programmes, funders and work streams
  • Experience in the implementation and management of M&E systems involving capacity building for field staff and monitoring and promotion of data quality
  • Experience with bilateral and multilateral donor M&E reporting requirements preferred; Global Fund M&E reporting system will be advantageous
  • Computer skills with work experience using MS Office
  • Good written and verbal communications skills in the local language(s)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work as a team member with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Valid drivers’ license and willingness to travel extensively.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Data management and analysis
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Computer literacy (Full MS Office package) and Proficiency in the use of different statistical programmes
  • DHIS and Tier.Net experience
  • Ability to plan and organise time effectively.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Interested persons need to submit a CV, along with cover letter and copies of certificates, ID and driver’s license with the reference ‘M&E Officer Durban’ in the subject line via email to the AIDS Foundation of South Africa at [email protected] no later than the 30th September 2020.

Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closure date may assume that they have not been successful in their application. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

AFSA is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people living with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.


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