National Post: Programme Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Level: NOC
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 09 Jul 2018
  • Duty station: Johannesburg, South Africa

*Please note that this vacancy is open only to nationals of South Africa, Non-Nationals with Permanent Residents or Holders of Valid Work Permits for South Africa*


Job Setting:

The Programme Specialist M&E of the Swedish funded Joint United Nations Programme on SRHR/HIV and GBV Integration is located in the East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. S/He reports to the Project Coordinator based at UNFPA ESARO and falls under the overall leadership of the HIV Prevention Advisor. The Programme Specialist M&E will work closely coordinate efforts with the M&E Advisor and the M&E Manager of the Safeguard Young People Programme, select programme staff and other key UNFPA ESARO technical, programme and operational staff for the effective implementation of the key components of the Joint Programme and UNFPA’s efforts on SRHR/HIV.


S/He is overall responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the Joint UN Regional Programme and will work in close collaboration with regional focal persons from UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO and the M&E Focal Persons responsible for the Joint UN Programme in the participating countries to ensure that the Joint United Nations Programme on SRHR/HIV and GBV is effectively monitored and evaluated. S/he will support the strengthening of the monitoring and reporting of UNFPA’s efforts on HIV prevention. She/he is responsible for providing policy, programme and operational management guidance to the UN partners, programme staff and countries in an integrated and coordinated manner for the successful implementation of the programme deliverables/results. S/He will work together with the Programme/Finance Specialist and an Admin/Finance Associate to ensure the proper coordination, management and implementation of the Joint UN programme.


Job Purpose:

The Programme Specialist M&E will oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the Joint UN Regional Programme on SRHR/HIV and GBV Integration and work closely with the Regional Interagency Working Group and agency assigned focal persons to coordinate the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Joint UN Programme and support strategic information related activities on the Joint UN Programme.  S/he will also support the monitoring and reporting on the efforts of UNFPA in relation to HIV prevention. S/He is responsible for providing monitoring and evaluation guidance to UN partners, programme staff and countries that are part of the programme in an integrated and coordinated manner to ensure that the results of the Joint Programme are effectively monitored and reported to show impact.


The Programme Specialist M&E will ensure regular communication with agency and country programme managers, M&E focal persons responsible for monitoring and reporting on the programme. All monitoring, evaluation and reporting related commitments will be the responsibility of the Programme Specialist M&E. S/He will provide strategic advice and ensure appropriate coordination within ESARO and with concerned COs and various partners on the monitoring and evaluation of the programme. The Programme Specialist M&E will work with the Project Coordinator to update the regional partners, the Regional Director, R-UNDG and the Regional Programme Steering Committee Meeting of the progress of the programme and partnership with Sweden and other funders in respect to the programme, its results and sustainability.



Masters Degree in Statistics, Demography, Social Sciences, or Public Health. Postgraduate training in monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, results based programme development and management.
  • Experience in developing indicators, data collection tools, M&E plans and results frameworks in HIV and SRH.
  • Knowledge of National Health Information Systems desirable.
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Experience in capacity building on M&E.
  • Excellent computer skills especially Access, Excel, SPSS and GIS.
  • Fluent in English with excellent writing, analysis and communication skills
  • Knowledge of other UN language is an asset. 



Fluency in English. Depending on the duty station, a working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.



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