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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools to assess an organisation's or programme's performance in a specific context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337059  Apply monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools to assess an organisation's or programme's performance in a specific context 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Public Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who do not necessarily have formal training in monitoring and evaluation and who need to be able to apply knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in an authentic situation. It will be useful for learners in the Public Sector including, but not limited to; Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists, Monitoring and Evaluation Practitioners, Unit Heads and External Evaluators, as well as to other learners who are engaged in monitoring and evaluation activities in Non Governmental Organisations and the Private Sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Contextualising different approaches to and theories of monitoring and evaluation in a particular organisation.
  • Demonstrating understanding of appropriate research design and methodology for monitoring and evaluating an organisation or programme in a specific context.
  • Designing a monitoring and evaluation plan for a specific context.
  • Collecting appropriate data aligned to specific indicators in a monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Analysing and interpreting collated data.
  • Presenting the findings and recommendations of a monitoring and evaluation project or plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contextualise different approaches to and theories of monitoring and evaluation in a particular organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different approaches and theories are compared with reference to their effectiveness in measuring the success of an intervention. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Approaches and theories include, but are not limited to:
  • Programme logic or results based programme evaluation approach, disciplinary theories or models, developmental state, government policies and theory based evaluation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Approaches and theories are evaluated in terms of their relevance for a specific sector or organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Monitoring and evaluation concepts are explained with reference to the relationship between the concepts and activities and processes in a particular plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring and evaluation concepts include, but are not limited to:
  • Inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, impact, substantive and sectoral theories and models of change and the role of ethics.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of research design and methodology for monitoring and evaluation an organisation or programme in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different research design options are analysed in order to select an appropriate research design that links a perceived problem to monitoring and evaluation goals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Research design in natural and social sciences, qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches, simple, complicated and complex evaluation design.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Research tools are discussed with reference to the purpose and application in a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include, but are not limited to:
  • Questionnaires, surveys, interviews, field visits, focused interviews, structures and unstructured interviews, and software programmes.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design a monitoring and evaluation plan for a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Situational analysis is conducted in order to understand the nature of an identified problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The analysis includes, but is not limited to:
  • A scoping exercise to find out the nature and scope of the problem and required procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A research design process is applied to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for an intervention. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The plan includes, but is not limited to:
  • Resources, time frames, goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities, stakeholder relationships, programme logic, targets, baseline data, development indicators, situation analysis, feasibility studies, pilot project and issues of ethics.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collect appropriate data aligned to specific indicators in a monitoring and evaluation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between primary and secondary data sources is discussed with reference to purpose, use and application of triangulation to verify collected data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate data sources are identified with reference to the specific indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is collected according to the indicators and managed according to a data management plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management of data includes verifying data, dimensions of data, quality, consistency, reliability and validity.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse and interpret collated data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Qualitative and quantitative approaches to data analysis are explained with reference to the purpose and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A data set is critically analysed and triangulated to identify similarities and differences, trends and how an intervention contributed to the achievement of goals and the solution of the problem. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Present the findings and recommendations of a monitoring and evaluation project or plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Findings are presented in a written report. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The written report includes, but is not limited to:
  • An accurate summary of findings, recommendations, clear, concise, unambiguous language and a style appropriate for the target audience.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Findings are presented orally for different audiences and purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The oral presentation includes use of a software presentation package.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in gathering data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information preparing a research report. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations in synthesizing research information and reporting research findings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others in accessing information from electronic sources and using a software presentation package. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  65649   National Certificate: Official Statistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  48965   Certificate: Municipal Financial Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  36437   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  20485   National First Degree: ABET Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  ETDP SETA 


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