Deputy Director Monitoring / Evaluation – PALAMA – Pretoria


REF NO: DD:M&E:2013
Chief Directorate: Monitoring & Evaluation
SALARY : (Salary level 12) an inclusive remuneration package commencing at R587 358
per annum, comprising basic salary (70/76% of package), contribution to the
Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary) and a flexible portion
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : B Degree or equivalent in a Monitoring and Evaluation related field and vast
experience in the designing and implementing of qualitative and quantitative M&E
instruments, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, monitoring and
evaluation of organisational performance, compilation of evaluation reports as
well as the quality assurance of M&E reports. Experience in the management of
Human and Financial resources and advanced experience in the MS Office Suite.
Knowledge: Requires considerable specialist theoretical and applied knowledge
in M&E; strong analytical techniques and demonstrated ability to present
analytical findings to lay audiences, good knowledge of statistics; knowledge and
experience in selecting and/or defining indicators, data collection methods and
reporting formats; familiarity with the Government wide M&E policy, the National
Evaluation Policy and the PFMA. Competencies & skills: Strategic thinking and
problem-solving skills, analytical skills in identifying and evaluating best practices;
exceptional written, organisational and verbal communication skills; strong
interpersonal skills; presentation and facilitation skills; project management skills;
innovative thinking and the ability to work under pressure and with group
dynamics. Personal attributes: Strong work ethic, honest, trustworthy,
responsible, professional, systematic, confident, diplomatic and assertive.

DUTIES : To undertake the monitoring and evaluation of training interventions, workshops
and conferences offered and organised by PALAMA. This entails the planning
and implementation of the monitoring of PALAMA training interventions which
includes the capturing of all data relating to monitoring and evaluation activities;
the generation of reports on the data being captured, feedback provided to
management on any inconsistencies identified during the monitoring process and
the quality assurance of monitoring reports generated by the Training
Management System. Plan and implement the evaluation of PALAMA training
interventions which entails the designing of instruments and project plans for the
evaluation of selected projects and programmes, conduct onsite evaluations of
PALAMA training interventions, compile evaluation reports and provide feedback
in respect of findings to all stakeholders. Provide M&E related services to internal
and external stakeholders and ensure that relationships with stakeholders are
maintained. Support and improve M&E processes within PALAMA; provide
strategic input at M&E related discussion forums, task teams, seminars and
workshops. Manage human resources in the M&E sub-directorate.

ENQUIRIES : In connection with the applications kindly contact Mr WJ Victor, (012) 441-6809
and in connection with the post the relevant senior manager, Dr A Moore, (012)

APPLICATIONS : Director-General: PALAMA, Private Bag X759, Pretoria, 0001, In Terms of
Applications: Applicants can apply online by visiting the PALAMA website at and then click on Careers at the academy in the Menu Bar,or
alternatively follow the link:
Applications can also be emailed to or fax
applications to (086) 771-1254

FOR ATTENTION : Mr WJ Victor, (012) 441-6809, HR Department, PALAMA by hand at ZK
Matthews Building, 70 Meintjes Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE : 17 May 2013

NOTE : Applications must consist of: a fully completed and signed Z83 form; a recent
comprehensive CV; contactable referees; certified copies of ID document and
educational qualifications. PALAMA seeks to promote equity as defined in its
Employment Equity Plan when filling vacant posts. Foreign qualifications must be
accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification
Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of
permanent residence in South Africa. All short-listed candidates may be required
to undertake a competence assessment exercise and be subjected to security
and qualifications vetting. PALAMA reserves the right not to make an
appointment. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

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