Australia Awards in Africa : Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Deadline date
30 Jan 2019
Pretoria, South Africa or Nairobi , Kenya
February 2019 Up to 31 March 2020


To assist in the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy for Australia Awards in Africa. The Senior M&E Officer will support the M&E Manager in data management, analysis and packaging of program reports and evaluation for wider dissemination.


  • Assist and support the M&E Manager in the full implementation of the Australia Awards in Africa M&E Strategy.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities as specified in the M&E Plan
  • Analyse data, including quantitative survey program data, quantitative program data for periodic reporting, and qualitative data gathered during interviews.
  • Contribute to the annual review of the M&E Strategy and Framework and assist in reflecting the changes in the technical sheets of indicators.
  • Assist in research and evaluation activities. The Senior M&E Officer will join teams in the implementation of evaluation studies, including arranging logistics for field work, data collection via interviews in the field or by phone, and/or through online surveys, and contributing to data analysis and reporting writing.
  • Support in the packaging of M&E results to Australia Awards stakeholders, this will involve working with the Communications team in preparing infographics for reports and debriefs
  • Draft data collection instruments (i.e. surveys, interview protocols) to be used in special studies and/or for distribution online to target groups.
  • Interpret and use results for program improvement. This involves analysing data with a view toward feeding lessons and recommendations back into program implementation.
  • Review Short Course Awards (SCA) reports and provide comments.
  • Compile and consolidate SCA reports, share with providers and DFAT
  • In consultation with the Communications Team prepare individual pieces and thematic stories based on M&E outputs for wide circulation
  • Other duties from time-to time, as may be reasonably required by the M&E Manager

Other Duties:

  • Perform other activities as required by the M & E Manager
  • Attend all relevant staff meetings
  • Participate in relevant HR and performance management processes


  • Report all suspected and/or detected fraud within 24 hours of discovery and in accordance with DFAT’s Fraud Policy and the Palladium Fraud Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP).
  • Lead and contribute to the Six-Monthly report, Annual Plan and M&E reports. 


Qualifications and experience Essential:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Statistics, Social Science, or any related field. Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of four years’ work experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation or social research preferably in the International Development sector
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and procedures
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software including Excel and other Statistical Packages
  • A strong knowledge of data visualisation tools and graphics software is advantageous.
  • Ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyse problems with implementation.
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and balance several competing tasks at once.
  • Demonstrated understanding of data management
  • Demonstrated people skills with a flexible and collaborative personal style
  • Be prepared to provide off site and after-hours support.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English Highly desirable:
  • Fluency in any/all Portuguese, French, would be highly desirable. Knowledge and Skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis and use of data visualisation software
  • Demonstrated experience in design and working with complex databases

Personal Qualities:

  • Identifies process improvements and discusses with immediate supervisor.
  • Works with people of all backgrounds with a respectful attitude
  • Actively works to support the delivery of the objectives of Australia Awards – Africa and encourages others to do this too.

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The successful candidate must have existing rights to work in South Africa or Kenya. Gross Salary: R 34,083.00 – R 45,446.00 plus medical aid and provident fund.