Research and Monitoring & Evaluation
Zinhle Nkosi joined Sonke in October 2012 as the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, to focus on strengthening M&E processes, data quality management, project evaluation, data dissemination and data use and assist with formative and summative research. She has experience in a number of key organizational function areas, including research, setting up M&E processes, conducting routine data quality assessments, resource centre development, capacity building, community mobilization, networking and partnerships. She gained her experience from working with the Centre for AIDS Development Research and Evaluation (CADRE) as a researcher and worked on the Intersection of Gender Based Violence, Child Sexual abuse and HIV project completed in 2004. In 2006 she worked for Lifeline Southern Africa (Secretariat) as a technical adviser for the AIDS Helpline and STOP Gender Violence Helpline and in 2010 she joined Grassroot Soccer South Africa (GRS) as the M&E Manager on the HIV prevention project funded by USAID (PEPFAR).
In 2010 she presented the Skillz Holiday 2010 World Cup Evaluation results at the International Sport and Development Conference hosted by the University of the Western Cape. In 2011 she attended the UN Trust Fund Workshop hosted by the UN Trust Fund in New York, focusing on Ending Violence against Women. The workshop set up GBV indicators, and in this meeting Zinhle had a chance to learn more about Sonke. She holds a BA in social sciences from the University of the Western Cape and she is a MACAIDS Fellow.