Mkhabela - Postdoctoral Researcher - Zamokhuhe, Kloof, South Africa

Octavia Mkhabela

Zamokhuhe, Kloof, South Africa

Summary

I am registered psychologist ( categories of registration -educational & counselling) and an evaluation specialists with a expertise in programme design, monitoring and evaluation. I have conducted large scale evaluations both nationally and internationally. My academic background has predisposed me to develop expertise in training development and capacity building and human resource development. I have a strategic thrust and with an ability to connect dots that are not readily apparent. My experience I higher education management and leadership has imbued me with insight into the gender equality challenges that our country faces and I have designed a number of interventions calculated at empowering women at a substantive level of developing a sense of personal efficacy

Services

Postdoctoral Researcher

Summary:

I have been a lead researcher for large scale evaluations and research projects both in South Africa and internationally in the following projects: Heifer Country Programme Evaluations for the following countries-Zimbabwe; Zambia, Uganda & Cameroon ,

Work History

Contact Person

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Mr Lebogang Mocwaledi
Contact Number: (011) 269-3050
Project: Impact Assessment of the IDC Nguni Cattle project
Email:Lebogangmo@idc.co.za

DUTCH/ WINROCK INTERNATIONAL- AFRICAN WOMEN LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE &
ENVIRONMENT (AWLAE)
Contact Person: Prof Anke Niehoff
Contact Number: +31 317482622
Email:anke.niehoff@wur.nl
Project: Midterm Review of Dutch AWLAE Scholarship Program

HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
Contact Person: Dr Rienzzie Kern
1015 Louisiana Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-907 2600
Email: rienzzie.kern @heifer.org
Projects:
1. Evaluation of the HEIFER Cameroon Country Programme
2. Evaluation of the HEIFER Uganda Country Programme
3. Evaluation of the HEIFER Zambia Country Programme
4. EVALUATION OF THE HEIFER ZIMBABWE COUNTRY PROGRAMME

MIDTERM REVIEW OF JAC STAR SCHOOL PROJECT (HIV
AIDS PREVENTION)


CONTACT NUMBERS: (011) 452-7669 FAX: 086-5405428 CELL: 083-708-8785
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Contact Person: Mr.Peter Janzon Project Manager
Contact Phone Number: +46 708 22 48 60/ + 27 73 797 0418
Email: p.jazon@telia.com

EKURHULENI WEST DISTRICT- GAUTENG
Contact Person: Annmarie Ribaney
Contact Phone Number: (011) 389 6000
Project: Impact Assessment of the Family Literacy Project
NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Contact Person: Prof. RV Gumbi
Contact Phone Number (012) 343 2614
Projects: Formative Evaluation of the Implementation of the Batho- Pele
Principles by the National Department and its subsidiaries i.e.
Occupational Health and Safety Institute and National Institute for
Virology

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF SOUTHERN AFRICA/ ALBERTINA SISULU FOUNDATION
Contact Persons: Mr. Dave Alexander DBSA
Contact Number: (011) 313 3340
Projects: A feasibility study into the establishment of the Albertina
Sisulu Center for children with Special Needs.

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Contact Person: Ms. Makgoshi Sindane
Manager Training Unit
Phone: (011) 313-3011
Project: Business case for the establishment of the Academy
Strategic Planning...

onwards - Founder and Managing Director of UPU

Unleash Potential Human Resource cc

I am a founder member of Unleash Potential Human Resource cc. trading as Unleash Potential Unlimited Cc. CK 99/43137/23, a consulting
company that represents a unique blend of Human Resource Process
Management/ Program Design and Evaluation expertise, and consulting in the field of Education, Training and Human Capital Development.
Underpinned by solid academic background and practical experience, the company offers workable solutions to corporate / organizational
challenges. I have extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and this includes experience with the SA National Evaluation System,
practical experience in conducting large scales evaluations both nationally and internationally.

A SAMPLE OF PROJECTS
SUPPORT OF DPME LED EVALUATIONS IN THE NATIONAL
EVALUATION PLAN

DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMANCE MONITORING & EVALUATION RSA
Contact Person: Dr Ian Goldman
Contact Number: (012) 308 1918 email: ian@po-dpme.gov.za
Project: Support 5 Evaluations in the National Evaluation Plan:
o Implementation Evaluation of Nutrition of Pregnant Women and Children under 5
o Implementation evaluation of Presidential Intervention at
King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality in the EC
o 3 Human settlements Evaluations

This involved:
i. Making inputs into the terms of reference of various
evaluations
ii. Commenting on inception reports
iii. Meetings with the SP as part of the DPME/


CONTACT NUMBERS: (011) 452-7669 FAX: 086-5405428 CELL: 083-708-8785
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Departmental teams
iv. Scrutinising various SP deliverables for compliance with ToR s, various Evaluation Guidelines; evaluation
methodological soundness, and ethical compliance
v. Participating in DPME led capacity building initiatives and stakeholder workshops
vi. Making inputs in DPME reflection sessions
vii. Providing on-going email/ telephonic support to
Evaluation Managers at both DPME and Departments
viii. Providing...

Overall Management of all Human Resource

VISTA UNIVERSITY

City, Country: Pretoria, RSA
Title: Director: Human Resources
Key Performance Areas: Overall Management of all Human Resource
Function for Vista's 8 campuses including recruitment and selection for all senior positions:

Director Academic Student Development

TECHNIKON WITWATERSRAND

and
Counselling

Teaching and Research Assistant

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

Lead researcher/ evaluator

Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND

City, Country: KwaDlangezwa-RSA
Title: Lecturer, Department of

Qualifications & Certifications

Isibonelo High School

University of Fort Hare

Communications Conference

Rhodes University

Psychology

Howard University

Guidance and Counselling

University of Zululand

Educational Psychology

University of Zululand

Educational Psychology

University of Zululand

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