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Monitoring and Evaluation Officers

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Health Systems Trust is an innovative non-profit organisation working to strengthen ongoing development of comprehensive health systems in southern Africa



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Monitoring and Evaluation Officers


Health Systems Trust (HST) wishes to appoint Monitoring and Evaluation Officers in four districts in KwaZulu-Natal, namely eThekwini, uMgungundlovu, uThukela and Zululand to support the South Africa Sustainable Response to HIV and AIDS (SA SURE PRO) Project, which aims to strengthen local capacity to provide sustainable HIV- and TB-related care and treatment services. The incumbents’ key responsibility is quality assurance through facility-level supervision, support visits, capacity-building, and data quality assurance, e.g. applying data-verification tools during visits to all allocated areas and cluster facilities, leaving facility management teams with an action plan to address data-quality gaps, and continued monitoring of these facility-level data-quality improvement plans. This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on continuation of funding.

Key Responsibilities

• Design, implement and execute plans for improving data quality in the designated sub- district, including data-quality assessments and resulting action plans • Define Health Information training needs within the sub-district and provide routine feedback of data to all facilities every quarter • Participate in and lead discussions in sub-district fora regarding trends seen in data per facility, disease-burden profiles, and indicators of poor or above-average service delivery • Assist in the development and implementation of guidelines, training programmes and training materials for quality improvement in project data and information • Build and maintain partnerships with all stakeholders, District Departments of Health, community bodies and civil society groups • Provide input to optimise the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the project and ensure its application within the sub-district • Ensure accurate and timeous development and submission of all reports required by different stakeholders • Supervise the project’s Roving Data Capturers to ensure that TIER.Net integrated systems are implemented and up-to-date.

Key Attributes

• Excellent administrative and organisational skills • Strong time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines • Good facilitation and communication skills • Sensitivity to cultural differences as well as political, confidential and ethical issues pertaining to patient information • A valid driver’s licence is essential.

Education Required


Qualification Required

• An appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent in a health-related and/or data management-related field • Formal training in Monitoring and Evaluation (advanced certificate in M&E, a stand-alone M&E qualification, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health) • An appropriate postgraduate qualification would be an advantage. • Formal training and/or proven knowledge of the South African National Health Information Systems, e.g. TIER.Net, WebDHIS, Health Patient Registration System (HPRS), and/or Synchronised National Communication in Health (SyNCH) • Project management training and experience would be an advantage.

Experience Required

• At least three years’ M&E operational experience in Health-related programme (data collection, quality assurance, collation, consolidation, verification, analysis and reporting) • At least 3three years’ Health Management Information System (HMIS) experience (e.g. TIER.Net, WebDHIS, HPRS, and/or SyNCH) – as required for this role • Demonstrable data-management skills and experience • Proven ability in delivering presentations and facilitating training workshops • At least one year of experience in supervising designations of M&E staff at facility and sub-district level • Proven M&E or research experience is essential. • Previous work experience with non-government organisations, the public health sector, or PEPFAR-funded programmes would be an advantage. • A good understanding of South Africa’s public health system, including the national and provincial policies, management and health information systems and structures


The salary package for this position is based on HST's Job Grading system, ranging from R550 846 to R688 557 as the total cost to company.

Other Job Details

• Interested applicants must complete their application online at: • Applicants are to ensure that their online applications are completed in full, and that comprehensive CVs are uploaded with the online application in order to be considered. • Applicant’s CV must be saved with a filename reflecting their name and surname. • No applications sent via e-mail will be considered for the job, as all applicants must submit their applications online at the provided link. PLEASE NOTE: • All personal information collected is processed lawfully in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified copies of all qualifications and identity documents. • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates. • All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to reference and credential checks. • If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. • HST reserves the right to not fill this position. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 02 October 2023, 16h30. Health Systems Trust subscribes to diversity and inclusivity, which is informed by the Company’s Employment Equity Plan. Based on this, African males and people with disabilities who meet the job specifications (including but not limited to the required skills, knowledge and education), are encouraged to apply.

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