Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) Officer: Island Hospice and Healthcare (Island)

Deadline: 10 December 2016

Island Hospice and Healthcare (Island) was founded in 1979 as Africa’s first Hospice. It pioneered the development of expert palliative care services including bereavement services for families of deceased patients and for the general community suffering loss due to any cause. The organisation’s philosophy encompasses a skilled and sensitive way of caring for those suffering life threatening illness and their families. The care of patients is provided within a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment, treatment of pain and other problems such as physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual.   Reporting to the Executive Director Island is looking for an experienced MER officer to lead the monitoring, evaluation, and research function at the organisation.

Purpose of role
The MER Officer is responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities for Island. This includes developing and executing MER strategies, leading the development and management of the organisations MER system, reporting on impact, outcomes, and outputs of programmes, building the overall organisational capacity for monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and participation in cost benefit & cost effectiveness evaluations (value for money) as assigned.

Key Responsibilities
Understands how to align the organisations theory of change to project requirements and design M&E tools & processes as appropriate; Ensures timely submission of quality reports and other information requests  for strategic decision making; Ensures data analysis meets decision making needs of management,staff, donors and partners; Ensures primary sources of information are up to date and in line with data quality principles; Conducts site visits and provides MER related technical support; Oversees research at the organisation

Competencies & qualifications
University degree in public health, social sciences or related field (qualification in M&E desirable); 5 years M&E experience especially in the design and implementation of M&E systems; Interest in and understanding of community developments projects; Good statistical (incorporating IT) analytical skills as well as planning, organisational and communication/interpersonal skills; Understands evaluation approaches and practice; Analytical, proactive and pre-emptive; Excellent verbal and written communications; Knowledge of palliative care will be an added advantage

To apply
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