We are hiring: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

JET Education Services has a vacancy for an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to join its’ Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Division and take the lead in conceptualising and delivering high-quality M&E work which supports evidence-based approaches to education policy, planning and implementation and sets high-quality standards for the education sector. A permanent employment contract will be offered subject to a three-month probation period.

The Senior M&E Specialist will work alongside the Executive Manager: M&E, to conceptualise and deliver monitoring and evaluation projects which include internal support for JET projects/programmes and external evaluations and M&E support (development of theory of change, indicators, M&E frameworks and provision of other M&E support services) to clients.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa



  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline (M&E, research psychology, development studies, economics, statistics, education).


  • A minimum of 10 years of evaluation and M&E experience, including experience conceptualising and managing evaluations and other M&E assignments.
  • Required skills: 
  • Conceptualisation and leading evaluations and other M&E assignments (i.e. Theory of Change/indicators/M&E framework development). ·       
  • Instrument development. 
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Report writing (lead author of evaluation reports and/or other publications), data visualisation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and communication in other South African and/or African languages would be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, and conflict resolution.
  • Client and stakeholder relationship management.
  •  M&E project, budget and team management.
  • Proven skills in organization, including time management, ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects at one time and deliver quality work in accordance with deadlines.  

Knowledge of: 

  • A wide range of M&E approaches and methods, development and trends in evaluation and M&E and the education sector.


  • Passionate about making a difference in the education sector through M&E, proactive, results-driven, ethical, strategic, attention to detail, and professional.
  • Ability to work confidently and productively on own initiative, managing a diverse and demanding workload and guiding teams to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work overtime as and when project demands require it, within reason.
  • A valid driver’s license, ability to drive a manual motor vehicle and willingness to travel.

Applicants must have a South African ID or a valid work permit.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to independent relevant reference checks.

We encourage previously disadvantaged people to apply.

Applications must be made online via this form: https://forms.gle/dHbmj51eBUjvFeRFA no later than 21 February 2024, 23H00 PM (SAST). Late applications will not be considered. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on the 27th of February 2024.

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