M&E Officer

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer)

Job Title

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer)

Place of Work

Houghton, Johannesburg

Reports to

Project Manager


Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy is a literacy NPO (not-for-profit) based in Johannesburg, but operating across the nine South African provinces. We implement early literacy programmes in partnership with national and international funders. The position offered will form part of the Molteno teams that are working on various projects around the country.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will be providing support in monitoring and evaluating ongoing projects in Limpopo province. The incumbent will be responsible for overall M&E and learning needs of the projects and will come up with findings based on real data to show performance of the projects. The incumbent will also help Molteno in strengthening its M&E functions based on his/her experiences from the project. M&E of the projects will be an assessment as well as support function hence the implementing partners and Molteno programme teams will get support through M&E findings in enhancing flow of information and its management. The incumbent will play role in promoting of key learnings for the improvement of the project and for wider leaning of the organisation.


  • To supervise regular data collection through implementing partners and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations
  • To record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way
  • To analyse and discuss findings based on regular monitoring data
  • Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Project Managers and Partners.
  • Ensure that implementation of field activities adheres to Molteno’s or funders’ monitoring and evaluation system
  • Support partners in conducting baseline surveys and Molteno surveys
  • Participate actively in programme planning process and budgeting of the programme quality and fundraising unit
  • Support project teams in developing the quarterly, sixth monthly and annual organisational reports.
  • Support project teams in dealing with any other tasks as may be required

Job Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree in any social or natural science discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organisations
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation with at least 02 years at the university
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating literacy projects
  • Experience of field data collection
  • Experience of report writing
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques and processes
  • Data collection and management
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Good command over report writing in English
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Excel among other packages of MS Office

 Interested candidate should forward a motivational letter, certified copies of their qualifications and CV to precious@molteno.co.za. Closing date: 17 July 2020.  Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. If you have not been contacted within a month after the closing date of this advertisement, consider your application as unsuccessful. Late applications will not be considered.