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30/09/2019

To be based in the VVOB office in Pretoria

 

Background

The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) is a non-profit organization which contributes to the improvement of the quality of education in 8 countries around the world. The current VVOB country programme, 2017 – 2021, is addressing school leadership and teaching for diversity to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all children. Partners are DBE, SACE, and the provincial departments of education of Free State and KwaZulu Natal.

 

VVOB is looking for a Programme Advisor M&E/CD to join the team in Pretoria.

The Programme Advisor is an experienced individual with sound M&E and capacity development background. Preferably with affinity for diversity in learning, teacher development and/or educational leadership.

Together with the Education Advisor CD/M&E s/he develops and coordinates the implementation of an M&E system that facilitates the efficient planning, monitoring and evaluation of programme objectives, results and activities. (S)he actively promotes evidence-based learning within VVOB and takes part in advocacy and networking and carries out research on implementation and impact of VVOB’s programmes in South Africa.

Furthermore, s/he will support the Programme Coordinator in Pretoria – who works with DBE and SACE – in implementation of the national related activities.

S/he reports to the Programme Manager.

 

Tasks

  • Assisting VVOB Programme Advisors and partners in monitoring and evaluating programme objectives, results and activities, through development / implementation of an M&E system; This includes capacity development on M&E for VVOB staff and partners and supporting the collection and analysis of data;
  • Assist with capacity development (CD) strategies and CD methods for provincial and district related activities (mostly regarding M&E) in consultation with Education Advisors and Programme Coordinators;
  • Networking and advocacy in events/meetings, and dissemination of M&E findings on different platforms and through different channels;
  • Research on the implementation of professional development trajectories for educators and evaluation of the impact of these at different levels;
  • Support timely implementation of the programme (planning, developing and facilitating educational capacity development interventions) including supporting the preparation of programme reports and documents as per donor’s requirement.
  • Support the Programme Coordinator (Pretoria) in implementation of activities with DBE and SACE (both focusing on M&E and addressing learner diversity);
  • Build and maintain sustainable partnerships with partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to internal and external knowledge development by systemizing lessons learned and pro-actively sharing lessons learned between partners and VVOB team
  • Keep abreast of developments in the sector.

 

Profile

Essential

  1. South African national, based in Pretoria or willing to relocate (at own cost);
  2. Relevant Master’s degree or relevant through experience
  3. Min. 5 years of experience in programme and/or project management preferably in international development cooperation, in particular on M&E;
  4. Understanding of the SA education system and recent evolutions related to educational leadership and teacher professional development; 
  5. Self-starter, willing to work additional hours when required and regularly travel;
  6. Strong facilitation, communication and drafting skills, with the ability to convey varied and complex information to a range of audiences;
  7. Experience with networking and building relationships with programme partners;
  8. Good reporting skills, ICT proficient (Word, Excel and Power Point), fluent written and oral command of English.

 

Preferable:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methodologies and statistical sampling methods is an asset;
  2. Knowledge of and/or experience with gender in education is an asset.

 

Competencies

Result oriented, cooperation, continuous learning and analytical and synthesizing skills, creativity, excellent verbal and written communication skills, 360° empathy, reliability, development oriented.

 

Duration contract

VVOB expects the person to start asap and the latest on January 6, 2020 for an initial period not exceeding the present programme period (12/2021).

 

Remuneration/benefits:

Competitive salary depending on relevant work experience, 24 days annual leave, professional development opportunities, study support, support for tuition fee and support for medical insurance.

 

Supervision

Supervised by the Programme Manager based in Pretoria.

 

How to apply

Send your application by email to Wilfried Theunis (wilfried.theunis@vvob.org). Deadline for applications is October 15, 2019, 5 pm.

Include your

1. CV with your id number and including name, position, telephone number and email address of 3 references,

2. A motivation letter. In your motivation letter address each of the 8 essential requirements and each of the 2 preferable requirements of the profile: list the 10 requirements and elaborate on how you fit each requirement. Max. 1.5 pages.

Please note, applications without motivation letter attached may not be considered.

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

VVOB is committed to providing equal opportunities and practising affirmative action employment.