Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Johannesburg

Reporting to the National Programmes Manager and working with a team of agents, programme coordinators and facilitators, the incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks and tools that will ensure accurate and timely information and feedback to stakeholders, and for planning and conducting data quality assurance and monitoring activities and reports.

Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation strategies and frameworks in consultation with EXCO;
Ensure that strategies and frameworks are implemented and coordinated across all programmes nationwide;
Oversee database setup and management in consultation with EXCO;
Work with the National Programmes Manager to design & implement data collection tools and forms;
Develop data collection procedures and ensure compliance with such procedures;
Train staff responsible for data collection and other key staff as required;
Supervise data collection staff, overseeing data collection activities and regularly monitoring data quality;
Oversee data processing including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning;
Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
Compile and present data for reporting of programme progress and impact to both internal and external stakeholders;
Capture lessons learned and best practices;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Director;
Work closely with other Junior Achievement South Africa Departments to offer M&E Support, specific to department needs;
Analysis of programme interventions in relation to marketing communication efforts;
Work closely with Marketing Communications Manager to monitor and identify opportunities to support brand building efforts.

Preference of a degree in demography, statistics, or social sciences;
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and interventions;
Computer literacy (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
Demonstrated experience using data to inform decision making, communication, planning, resource allocation and other strategic initiatives;
Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation approaches in the development and social sciences sectors, with an emphasis on education;
Demonstrated understanding of data management systems;
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues;
Fluency in English, including speaking, writing, and reading;
Methodical and organised;
Problem solving abilities;
Ability to prioritise and manage a number of projects simultaneously;
Ability to show initiative;
Attention to detail;
Ability to work in a team;
Confident in communication with people across all sectors of society;
Systems thinking;
Passion and commitment to development;
Outcomes driven;
Strong decision making; and
Valid driver’s license.

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and contact details of three referees to Lisa Sonnekus, Email: or fax to 011 331 0278.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.