Programme Measurement & Design Senior Manager

at New loveLife Trust
Location Sandton, South Africa
Date Posted August 30, 2019
Category NGO Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR


Purpose of the Job

New loveLife Trust seeks to appoint a Senior Manager Programme Measurement & Design to be based in Sandton.

The purpose of the position is to ensure the effective monitoring of loveLife’s programmatic activities and the availability of relevant research resources and information to support the loveLife campaign and programme development. The successful applicant will be required to fulfil the following functions with technical excellence

Reports to: Head of Programmes & Operations

Remuneration; R680 000 CTC p.a


Ensuring availability of monitoring systems and tools for effective data collection and analysis; to monitor programme implementation activities and outcomes
Develop effective data collection and monitoring processes, systems and tools in collaboration with programme teams
Develop and maintain a comprehensive and effective Monitoring & Evaluation database and physical files for all programme areas
Develop a user-friendly archiving system for research information and ensure accessibility for staff, stakeholder/partners and where applicable, for the South African community, at large
Synthesize and analyse data for summary and program reports on M&E findings.
Enable adequate and regular reporting to the programme and implementing teams on targets and outcomes
Responsible for the availability of relevant research resources and information to support campaigns and programme development
Ensure literature searches and review of existing research for relevance to programme work
Keep abreast of and research current trends in the industry
Inform the development and implementation of data collection tools and methods for programme evaluations and baseline studies
Identify specific research needs, develop and implement research tasks and timelines in consultation with programme developers
Inform the process of analysing and interpreting programme -related research data
Ensure capacity building and securing of resources to perform in-house research projects
Ensure preparation of high quality and user-friendly research reports for internal and external use.
Prepare the terms of reference for external and internal evaluations and surveys
Create evaluation plans and research study designs
Responsible for designing of evidence based programming that would influence behavioural change among young people who participate in loveLife programmes
Provide evidence based information to guide programme design and campaign development
Provide quarterly analysis of monitoring data and report writing of funder reports and management reports
Provide regular (at least bin-annual) analysis of monitoring data
Report writing on detailed indicators for specific programmes
Help develop presentations to disseminate information developed by research unit.
Coordinate information for the annual report in collaboration with all the programmes and implementing teams
Preparation and management of the departmental budget and ensure appropriate utilization
Representing loveLife in industry events, including stakeholder meetings, conferences etc.
Building of a professional network by establishing and managing relationships in the scientific and professional monitoring and research community
Oversee day-to-day operations of the department and ensure quality M&E data collection, data entry, filing analysis and reporting

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The New loveLife Trust is youth leadership development NGO that campaigns with nationwide community level outreach and supports programmes that promote socio-economic and healthy, HIV-free living among young South Africans. loveLife has reached unprecedented scale in implementing cutting-edge comprehensive and combined social behaviour change programming face-to-face with adolescents.


A valid drivers’ license & a willingness to travel

Desired Skills

Demonstrated writing skills with a track record of publishing articles and reports. Proven data management skills. A sound grounding in research methodologies. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, SPSS, STATA

Experience Requirements

Knowledge related to HIV/AIDS, Adolescent and Youth friendly health services and or youth related
Minimum 5 years’ senior research experience
At least 3 years at managerial level
Experience managing projects with multiple team members and Ability to work under pressure.

Educational Requirements

Honours degree in a relevant field (Statistics, Development Studies, Economics, Epidemiology, Psychology or Sociology)
A postgraduate qualification in Business, healthcare or social sciences will be an advantage
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