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Vacancy: Specialist Manager: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Location: Johannesburg

Due to growing demand, JET Education Services seeks to appoint a second Specialist Manager to join its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Division in 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 Specialist Manager: M&E will work under the guidance of the Executive Manager: M&E and alongside the current Specialist Manager: M&E to manage M&E projects which include providing internal support for JET projects/programmes and external support  to clients (evaluations, development of theory of change and M&E frameworks  and other M&E support services).  

Job Specification


  • Postgraduate qualification (Masters and a qualification in M&E preferred. Other relevant disciplines that would be considered include Research, Psychology, Development Studies, Economics, Statistics, Education)


  • Minimum of 5-8 years in a similar environment, with at least 3 years of management experience

Required skills

  • Conceptualisation of M&E assignments
  • Theory of Change/M&E framework development
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Report writing, data visualisation, presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Client liaison
  • Project management
  • Proven skills in organisation, including time management.
  • Financial management, team and people management.
  • Problem solving ability, conflict resolution


  • Deadline driven
  • Results oriented
  • Ethical, diligent, honest and professional
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel

A valid driver’s license and ability to drive a manual motor vehicle is required.

Ability to communicate in other South Africa languages would be an advantage.

Applications must be made online here no later than 22 November 2020, 17h00. Late applications will not be considered. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 26/27 November.

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