Senior Technical Advisor

Tych Business Solutions

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Quality Data Collection and Tools
  • Define data collection methods and sources for each program indicator.
  • Define a data collection schedule in accordance with program management need.
  • Ensure that data flow and internal reporting requirements are defined, and clear guidelines, SOPs and other tools are in place for data collection, aggregation and reporting.
  • Standardize paper tools, electronic systems (DOH & Program) and SOPs to ensure they are harmonized across all sites for data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Ensure data sources collect the required information to the agreed minimum quality standards.


  • Data Quality Assurance
  • Ensure appropriate data quality assurance systems, measures and tools are in place and are monitored at all levels.
  • Identify shortcomings in the processes and remedy these by developing protocols to ensure regular, accurate data collection and reporting and continually improve them for efficiency.


  • Reporting
  • Monitor adherence to reporting timelines as well as quality of data submitted.
  • Work closely with the Public Health and Data /Reporting Teams to ensure that all program data are reported according to the required quality standards and timelines


  • Capacity Building
  • Build capacity and provide supportive supervision for M&E staff on data collection and management, reporting processes, systematic use of defined tools and M&E.
  • Develop training curricula and provide training for M&E staff
  • Develop tools that support data use within programs.
  • Build capacity of the programme teams to use data in a strategic manner to inform programme decision making.
  • Report regularly to senior management on data collection and quality, adherence to standards and timelines, and on reports, processes and systems.
  • Manage and supervise a support team.


  • Mentor Programme M&E teams
  • Support M&E teams to set performance objectives and provide mentoring and coaching.
  • Hold regular meetings with the M&E managers to ensure alignment across the programme.
  • Creating a cohesive team environment through fostering open communication and providing constructive feedback.
  • Conduct visits to field sites to provide training, technical assistance, and support, as well as to ensure that M&E tools are understood and being implemented effectively.
  • Identify professional development opportunities for M&E staff focusing on knowledge and skills related to monitoring, evaluation and learning
    • Supervision
    • Supervise any team of technical experts and/or consultants when on board.


    Essential qualifications and experience


    • A Master’s degree in management, monitoring and evaluation, analytics or a related field is required
    • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible work experience in designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data-intensive, performance-based programmes, preferably large-scale PEPFAR-funded programmes
    • Minimum of six years’ experience focused on operationalizing performance indicators and, preferably, working within/extracting data from DATIM, TIER.Net, PHCIS, etc.
    • Experience in leading and motivating a technical team composed of several interdisciplinary technical experts, and to be adept at managing competing deadlines and priorities
    • Ability to work across business units and capture and disseminate lessons learned to ensure the continual improvement of data collection processes and outputs
    • Ability to portray complex data sets in easy-to-understand formats including visualizations
    • Working knowledge of South Africa’s health information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as they relate to data collection for performance-based reporting on the NSP
    • Well-organized with an ability to handle a large workload, deliver on short deadlines and work independently.
    • Excellent written and communication skills in English

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