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Do you:

  • Love data – and using it to connect dots?

  • Hate the patriarchy?

  • Generally find news fascinating?

  • Have the appetite and ability to take our young feminist NGO’s media M&E capacity from zero to hero?

Then this is the job for you!

Quote This Woman+ (QW+) needs top monitoring and evaluation talent to supplement its small and agile core team. 

Role details:

Level: Junior to middleweight – around five years’ experience. However, we understand the value of fast learners and will consider applicants with less experience if they are able to demonstrate overall wizardry in terms of what we’re looking for.

Contract: You’ll be an independent consultant so you negotiate how full time this is (i.e your hours) according to how you meet your deliverables. This is funded for 12 months, but subject to a normal probation.  

Location: Your home office. (Zoom background of you working next to your fave feminist icon purely optional.)

Money: We wish we had a blue chip bank account, but we’re a struggling NGO. The top amount we could pay (TCTC for maximum hours and maximum experience) is R14,500/month.

 

Overview:

We are looking for someone who can become M&E for Quote This Woman PLUS: almost, but not quite, from scratch. We need you to review the performance indicators that will be monitored and then establish baseline data on these; finalise our results framework and M&E plan (including all of our measurement tools). Because you’ll be our entire M&E capacity, other than volunteers who you recruit from our willing volunteer base, you’ll also collect and interpret data, produce weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual M&E written and infographic reports, upload these to the QW+ website, and finally release your findings to the key target audiences that you identify along the way.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • An intersectional feminist who is familiar with / interested in news and the SA media environment
  • Self-motivated/driven and independent but also a sincere team-player
  • A strategic thinker – curious, creative, analytical, problem solving
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and still meet deadlines
  • Able to set goals, create action plans with timelines, and to determine strategies to move the organisation forward 
  • Excellent in terms of computer literacy and technical ability (highly proficient in Excel/Google Sheets, Word/Google Docs, Powerpoint/ Google Presentations and quick at learning new applications). Basic graphic design programmes like CANVA is an advantage. 
  • Able to apply Theory of Change in evaluation
  • A skilled report writer, who can produce infographics 
  • By nature methodical and able to demonstrate how this comes through in their approach to gathering, researching and editing information
  • In outlook mature, perceptive, and dependable/responsible. We expect you to be the kind of person who gets the details right and who is able to scrutinise your work for errors – while still meeting your deadlines
  • Knowledgeable in how to collect sensitive information and how to design and manage M&E systems and streamline M&E processes
  • Able to show a good understanding of different types of evaluation and their uses

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation including the design and management of M&E systems
  • Streamline M&E systems, processes and tools across various projects
  • Facilitate impact monitoring, evaluation and analysis
  • Demonstrate the impact of the organisation’s work
  • Help QW+ finalise their outcomes to evaluate and the performance indicators for these
  • Establish baseline data on indicators / establish data sources for indicators
  • Develop the results framework and M&E Plan, including measurement tools (both IT-driven and other)
  • Collect and interpret data
  • Produce weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual M&E reports (both written and infographic) and upload these to the QW+ website
  • Release findings to target audiences after identifying necessary target audiences in order to demonstrate the impact of Quote This Woman +’s work with maximum effect
  • Ensure QW+ M&E processes are both participative and consultative

Other Nice-to-haves that we’re looking for:

  • Access to data analysis software packages 
  • Previous experience in NPO/NGO environment
  • Experience in gender analysis

Send your CV with a short motivation to kathy@quotethiswoman.org.za, with “Media M&E Officer” in the subject header by Fri, 14 January 2022.

Benefits:

One on one mentoring in human rights and media from all other members of a really marvellous team. High exposure to gender issues and social justice work while networking with the continent’s greatest thought leaders, educators and activists. This role can be a vital stepping stone for your CV: our last team previous whizz unicorn was able to secure admission into and funding for an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies (with no relevant experience) after 8 months at QW+.

About Quote This Woman+

Quote This Woman+ (QW+) is a South African non-profit challenging gender bias and lack of diversity in mainstream media narratives. 

In South Africa, only one in five experts quoted in the media is a woman. In certain contexts women are rendered close to invisible in the news: women living with disabilities, elderly, poor, and rural women; women from cultural or religious minorities, and those with different sexual or gender identities. 

QW+ disrupts this by curating a growing community of women+ experts, to form a database of analysts for newsrooms seeking to diversify their sources and coverage. As the “+” in our name indicates, QW+ experts are not only women, but include other voices who are marginalised due to gender, sexuality, race, class, geography, disability, and other factors.

QW+ was launched in the lead-up to South Africa’s 2019 elections. Since the onset of Covid-19, we have grown operations significantly, nearly doubling our database of experts to meet the growing need for women+ voices in coverage of the pandemic and its social impact. 

As of March 2021, the QW+ database includes nearly 450 members across nearly 50 fields, including science, public health, economic policy, politics, education reform, environmental justice and more. We give these women+ experts training and support to participate in media interviews and build their public profile.

QW+ works with South African and international journalists to ensure they get daily access to these diverse expert sources, and gives them a fortnightly briefing on opportunities to tackle the news of the day through a gender lens.