Monitoring and Evaluation Support Mentor

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Support Mentor with South Africa Partners. South Africa Partners was established in 1997 because their founders understood that the end of legislated apartheid in South Africa did not mean the end of its impact on the majority of the population. South Africa Partners unlocks the collaborative potential between South Africa and the United States for equitable access to healthcare and education. One of their main focuses is to strengthen combination prevention and testing services among inmates to reduce HIV infections (STEPS 3). The program implements a structured curriculum promoting prevention and care messages related to HIV, TB, STIs and other infectious diseases, as well Non-Communicable Diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, etc. This program aims to improve knowledge and inform people about sensitive issues and make sure that they have the correct information to truly understand the issue. A core task of South Africa Partners’ work is to record the “evidence” that the prevention work being undertaken is working to improve the conditions and health status of inmates and the officials. The Volunteer will work in the Parktown office to develop their monitoring and evaluation system. The M&E system used currently is partly an in house system, and a system that South Africa Partners have been requested to connect with by a funding organization, called the QODE program.

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a Bachelor’s degree in public health, data management or related field and experience working in health or program research related environment is needed to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Support Mentor. The Volunteer will help in the designing and implementation of M&E systems to ensure timely delivery of data for report and serve as a mentor M&E staff in advanced M&E practice using the raw data from the program. Additionally, the Volunteer will train M&E officers and operational managers on M&E tools. The overall goal of this project is to help develop a systematic approach to operational data analysis and usage to guide programmatic decision-making and train staff on best practices in M&E and data analytics.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

South Africa Partners

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in a field related to data analysis, management, public health
• Experience working in a health or program research related environment.
• Excellent presentation and skills transfer abilities
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and relevant data analytics

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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