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JET has a vacancy for a Research Officer in our Monitoring and Evaluation Division in our Cape Town office

Monitoring and Evaluation Division: Research M&E Officer

JET Education Services seeks to appoint a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer to join its Monitoring and Evaluation Division. The role of the M&E Officer is to support the division in delivering high-quality M&E work and offer evidence-based approaches to education policy and planning, setting high-quality standards for the education sector. A permanent employment contract will be offered subject to successful completion of a three month probation period.

Location: Cape Town

  • Qualifications, knowledge, skills, previous work experience and competencies required:
  • Honours Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation and/or (or equivalent degree), Masters would be an advantage
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Microsoft Office, Internet and email computer skills are essential
  • Skills in analysis software packages such as SPSS, R, STATA and ATLAS.Ti a plus
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and methods and how they relate to education practices 
  • Knowledge and ability to develop logic models and indicators
  • Knowledge and ability to design data collection instruments (interview schedules, questionnaires etc)
  • Knowledge of the use of graphic presentation including computerized graphics
  • Ability to communicate in English clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing essential
  • Ability to communicate in other South Africa languages would be an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven skills in organisation, including time management
  • Ability to work confidently and productively on own initiative and manage a diverse and demanding workload to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work overtime as and when project demands require it, within reason
  • A valid drivers’ licence, ability to drive a manual motor vehicle and willingness to travel


  • Supports the coordination and implementation of a number of M&E projects concurrently which can include:  internal M&E support to JET project and programme managers, external evaluations and M&E consulting assignments 
  • Contributes towards M&E conceptualisation and design
  • Prepares for project inception – attends inception meetings and develops inception reports and work plans
  • Assists with materials development in the form of programme theory and logic models, data    collection  instruments and training manuals
  • Undertakes and manages quantitative and qualitative primary data collection as required
  • Manages data capturing and coding
  • Undertakes and manages qualitative and quantitative analysis of primary and secondary data as required
  • Prepares reports and contributes to reports for a wide range of audiences as required
  • Develops graphics and presentations and presents findings to clients
  • Attends business development meetings, develops concept notes and contribute to the development of proposals for possible new M&E projects
  • Represents JET and the M&E Division at events as required
  • Undertakes other duties as required

Applications must be made online by filling in this form. Closing date is Sunday 17 November 2019, 17h00. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held the week of 25-29 November 2019.

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