The Nal’ibali Trust Recent Job Opportunity – Apply Now!

Posted on :

21 May, 2019

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Management Jobs in South Africa, Project Management Jobs in South Africa

The Nal’ibali Trust is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign that seeks to spark and sustain a culture of reading, via advocacy, training, partnerships, and high-quality reading material.

Job Title: Special Projects Manager
Job Location: Mowbray, Cape Town

The purpose of the position is to conceptualise, manage and support the development and delivery of an effective face-to-face reading for enjoyment programme into South African society.


  • Monitoring and evaluation: Manage implementation and strengthening of Nal’ibali monitoring and evaluation system, develop and roll out monitoring and evaluation frameworks/tools/processes for new projects, and ensure quality and integrity of monitoring and evaluation data
  • Reporting: Manage reporting to funders, ensure reporting deadlines are met, and ensure reports are of a high standard
  • Research: Plan and implement internal evaluation and quality assurance processes, support external evaluations, and contribute to research agenda
  • Leadership and management: Manage a geographically-dispersed team of junior monitoring and evaluation staff
  • Capacity building: Train staff members on monitoring and evaluation tools and processes
  • Collaboration: Work with other departments to ensure monitoring and evaluation and research processes and findings are integrated into all projects, and used to nurture a culture of high performance and evidence-based decision-making


  • Honours or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Business or Public Administration, Social Development), or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience working in the education, literacy development, and/or community development sectors, and experience working on behaviour change campaigns, is advantageous
  • Experience developing, implementing and strengthening large-scale monitoring and evaluation systems
  • English writing and communication skills, with significant experience reporting to funders
  • Proven track record of managing projects
  • Proven track record of managing people, and of building capacity via mentoring and training, strong facilitation skills desirable
  • Proven track record of quantitative data analysis and interpretation
  • Significant experience using Salesforce CRM platform strongly preferred, including building reports and dashboards
  • Research design and implementation experience desirable, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Competency in at least one South African language in addition to English is strongly preferred
  • An independent and driven self-starter, able to work proactively and independently with minimal supervision, and turn ideas into realistic plans and processes
  • A focused, efficient person, able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and multi-task without compromising quality of delivery
  • A collaborative, developmental team player, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, able to manage and mentor a geographically-dispersed, diverse team and work well across departments
  • A versatile, detail-orientated data nerd, who is experienced at collecting, cleaning, analysing and interpreting both quantitative and qualitative data
  • A clear and compelling communicator, who can produce well-structured, high-quality reports, communicate data to a variety of audiences and effectively train people on monitoring and evaluation tools and processes
  • A strategic and analytical person, who can both see the big picture and wrestle with detail
  • A person who is passionate about literacy development and social justice

To apply

Submit your motivational letter and CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title on the subject line, (e.g. Name Surname: Special Projects Manager)

Application Deadline: Monday, 27 May, 2019

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