Grow Great, a campaign aimed at galvanizing South Africa towards achieving zero stunting by 2030 is recruiting for two roles: A Club Coordinator for the campaign’s Champions for Children program and a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

Stunting is a condition that arises from prolonged under-nutrition and it affects physical and brain development. It’s defined as shortness in height for a child’s age and it can only be diagnosed by comparing the child’s measurements to standardized growth charts. 1 in 4 of South Africa’s children under the age of five years old are stunted. Stunting robs young children from reaching their full potential. Stunted children on average perform worse at school than their non-stunted counterparts, are more likely to be unemployed as adults, are at higher risk of getting diseases like diabetes and hypertension and are vulnerable to being trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty. This is unjust as stunting is completely preventable. Using data to mobilise policy makers, stories to inspire the public, communities of practice to support health practitioners and mom & baby classes to support parents, the Grow Great campaign seeks to galvanise South Africa towards a future where no child is unjustly denied the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Champions for Children Coordinator:

The Champions for Children program of the Grow Great Campaign seeks to affirm, support and celebrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) for being community leaders and for the important work they do in homes.

The Champions for Children club Coordinator will have:

  • Previous experience in public health and training
  • At least 3 years work experience
  • Excellent writing skills, be tech savvy and detail orientated, creative and an outside the box thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Speak at least one of the following languages: Sepedi, Siswati, Tsonga, Xhosa and Zulu
  • A willingness to travel extensively across South Africa

The Champions for Children club Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the ongoing development of the Champions for Children Network.
  • Assisting the Master Trainer in strengthening the frequency and quality of supportive supervision provided to CHWs and coaches.
  • Assisting with capturing, auditing and distribution of monthly scoreboards, club attendance registers and reports.
  • Providing basic administrative support to the team including data capturing, procurement and filing.
  • Assisting the team plan events related to the programme.

The M&E Officer

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will support the Campaign’s M&E Specialist to monitor and evaluate the campaign’s programs as well as the project management of ad hoc external evaluations.

The M&E Officer will have:

  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences, Development, Health, or similar field required.
  • Three or more years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Computer literacy (excel pivot tables)
  • Proficiency in database management
  • Proficiency in Stata and Nvivo
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Attention to detail, with excellent writing and verbal English skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel

The responsibilities of the M&E Officer include:

  • Capturing campaign related data, both programmatic & evaluation data
  • Cleaning data to ensure high standard of accuracy
  • Conducting spot checks to ensure data accuracy, completeness and quality
  • Conduct preliminary data analysis using STATA or NVIVO
  • Project managing the implementation of campaign community stunting surveys
  • Supervising the selection of eligible participants for stunting surveys
  • Labelling, distributing, collecting and ensuring maintenance of study equipment

Both roles are based in Midrand, Gauteng. Interested applicants are to send a CV and 1-page cover letter to Applications close on 5 May 2019.