Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

Two Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists with a Master’s degree in public health, project management and implementation experience is needed to work with the Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health (MatCH) a local NGO and PEPFAR-funded implementing partner under USAID in South Africa. MatCH was awarded PEPFAR funding through USAID to implement the Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic (APACE) project in eThekwini and Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal and Alfred Nzo district in Eastern Cape. The objectives of the project are to improve upon and expand comprehensive clinical and non-clinical differentiated HIV care and treatment services, which will accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in South Africa. A robust M&E; system is critical to the project’s success, and additional capacity building and support and mentoring is required at the district level to support program implementers and direct service delivery staff including data capturers to M&E; coordinators and managers. Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) has been requested to provide leadership, management, and support to the MatCH M&E; teams in each district.

The PCRVs will be an integral part of each team and will support the implementation of M&E; plans. The PCRVs will train M&E; officers and operational managers on M&E; tools, and they will also assist in compiling reports on progress and challenges and interacting with internal and external stakeholders. The overall goal of the assignment is for the PCRVs to build the capacity of the district management teams on data utilization and analysis to ensure that M&E; systems are able to deliver in a timely manner.

Partner Information

Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health (MatCH)

Required Skills

• Master's degree in Public Health, information systems or project management
• 2-3 years of project management experience
• 3-5 years implementation experience
• Willingness to travel

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 in South Africa

  • South Africa may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes, requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall and Vyvanse.   
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified. 
  • After arrival in South Africa, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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