Purpose

The programme is intended for M & E practitioners to apply monitoring and evaluation principles in the Public Sector in assessing organisations and/or programme performance in a specific context.

Target Group

  • M&E Practitioners
  • M&E Managers

Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

It is assumed that learners are competent in:

  • Communication (in English) at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

Structure

Course 1: Orientation to Monitoring and Evaluation
Course 2: Use of indicators for managing performance in government
Course 3: Quantitative research methods for Monitoring and Evaluation
Course 4: Information management for Monitoring and Evaluation
Course 5: Qualitative research methods for Monitoring and Evaluation
Course 6: Data analysis and presentation methods for Monitoring and Evaluation Course 7: Report writing for Monitoring and Evaluation

Learning Outcomes

Course Description and Learning Outcomes
Course Name                                                             Duration Key                               Learning Outcomes

Course Name Duration Key Learning Outcomes
Course 1:

Orientation to M & E

3 days Analyse current policy and organisational documents relating to M&E;

 

Define the concepts of intervention, monitoring and evaluation.

 

Develop a monitoring and evaluation system

Course 2:

Use of indicators for managing performance in government

3 days Demonstrate how indicators are developed as part of a monitoring system and apply them in relation to a proposed interventions;

 

Show how indicators are used in monitoring

performance in government.

Course 3:

Quantitative research methods for M & E

4 days Demonstrate understanding of quantitative research design and methodology for

monitoring and evaluation of an organisation or programme in a specific context;

 

Design a monitoring and evaluation plan for a specific context using quantitative research approach.

Course 4:

Information management for M & E

3 days Understand the concept of information management in relation to M&E;

 

Apply concepts of information management in the M&E environment.

Course 5:

Qualitative research methods for M & E

2 days Demonstrate understanding of qualitative research design and methodology for

monitoring and evaluation of an organisation or programme in a specific context;

 

Design a monitoring and evaluation plan for a specific context using qualitative research approach.

Course 6:

Data analysis and presentation methods for M & E

2 days Demonstrate understanding of the concept data analysis

Apply the basic principles of data analysis to a proposed intervention

Course 7

Report writing

2 days Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of report writing;

 

Write an M & E report in relation to a particular phase of monitoring and evaluation.

Accreditation

This is a credit-bearing programme aligned to the following unit standards:

Unit Standard ID Code NQF Level Credits
337063 LM201 5 5
337059 LM201 6 15

Assessment Approach

If you successfully complete the assessments, you will receive 5 credits against the unit standard “Demonstrate knowledge and insight into the principles of monitoring and evaluation in assessing organisation and/or programme performance in a specific context” (US ID 337063), at NQF level 5.

In addition, you will receive 15 credits against the unit standard “Apply monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools to assess an organisation’s or programme’s performance in a specific context” (US ID 337059), at NQF level 6.

You are expected to produce evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence (PoE) to meet the required standard as agreed between the assessor and yourself. National School of Government’s policies and procedures with regard to assessment, moderation, recognition of prior learning and appeals, govern this assessment.

  1. Formative assessment: There are pre-attendance reading activities and other activities in each course or module. These will help with the assignment at the end of each course or module.
  2. Summative assessment: There is an assignment after each course or module.

You will be required to complete an integrated final assignment in the form of a PoE (based on the post-course/module assignments) and do a presentation based on the integrated final assignment (PoE).

 

Duration

This course is presented over (19) working days.

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