CLEAR-AA Wits Vacancies

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CLEAR-AA Wits Vacancies

The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA) at University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has the following vacancies:

1)  “Young and Emerging Evaluators” learnerships X3
The successful appointees will undertake a range of tasks designed to build their skills and provide them with experience. These will include:
• Organising workshops and assisting with the logistics and facilitation for training, technical assistance and learning events.
• Assisting with program administration
• Carrying out evaluation-related research and writing
• Assisting with data gathering for various technical assistance projects
 Writing evaluation and research reports
• Undertake quantitative and statistical analysis, data entry and data cleaning.
• Support Business Line managers to draft reports.
• Engage with social media to raise the profile of CLEAR-AA, including writing articles (content production) for the CLEAR-AA website, appropriate work related tweets (Twitter) Facebook and blogging.

• An intention to make a career as an evaluator or in the M&E field
 A Masters degree or post-graduate qualification in development studies, public and development management, Monitoring and Evaluation or related field of study;
• Ability to be a team player and comfort in working in a collaborative environment;
• Excellent writing skills, including the ability to clearly analyse and explain a complex topic verbally and in writing;
• Attention to detail and knowledge of academic protocols and standards;
• Innovative and strategic thinking ability;
• Strong work ethic and high standards for achievement.

To submit your application for the above mentioned post, please register ( and upload your detailed curriculum vitae including covering letter as well as name, address and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees. Please attach the following: your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and a list of accredited research output.

Enquiries (Job Content Only)
Ms Sheila Molapo
Closing date: 15th November 2019 at noon


Senior M&E Technical Specilaist X2

2) Business Line Leader: Research & Learning

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Business Line Leader will be responsible for the design and Implementation of CLEAR-AA’s research and learning programme, an important and influential component of its overall strategy. The Centre’s research and learning activities aim to deepen our understanding of how to strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacity in Africa most effectively, to connect the Centre to the academic community at Wits and to build the Centre into a learning organisation.

The successful candidate will have a higher Degree (preferably a PhD) in a relevant discipline and have experience in leading a dynamic multi-country and multi-disciplinary research agenda that supports practice and leads to better performance. They will also have management experience and should have worked in the monitoring and evaluation field or in a related area. A background in research into capacity development or adult learning would be an advantage, as would experience working in a range of African countries.

2) Business Line Leader: Capacity Strengthening
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Centre’s capacity strengthening program, which essentially entails the delivery of various short courses, peer-support, the roll-out of an M&E curriculum in African universities and the design and delivery of post-graduate programs to be delivered in partnership with Wits. The incumbent will also be responsible for the implementation of a number of exciting international partnerships which entail the delivery and revision of leading of prestigious training programmes.

The successful candidate will have a higher degree, preferably a PhD, and suitable experience in managing the delivery of capacity strengthening programs aimed at adult learners. Experience in monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage but is not essential. More important is a solid grounding in relevant pedagogical approaches and a track record of managing the delivery of a challenging combination of different types of capacity strengthening interventions. Experience in the delivery of blended and online capacity strengthening interventions would be especially advantageous.

To submit your application for the above mentioned posts, please register online at and upload your detailed curriculum vitae and a covering letter as well as the name, address and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. Please also attach any additional documentation you believe would strengthen your application.
Enquiries: Job content: Mark
For all other HR administrative related enquiries, kindly contact Makgala Mokoena on 011 717 1449.

Closing date 22nd November 2019 at noon
The vision of the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), based at Wits University in the Commerce, Law and Management Faculty, is to support development anchored in evidence, learning and mutual accountability.
To achieve this vision, CLEAR-AA supports the use of information generated from Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Performance Management (PM) systems for evidence-based policy by African states.
CLEAR-AA is one of 6 Regional Centres of this global program, with its Secretariat based at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank.
The global objective of the CLEAR programme is to support regional centres to provide in-region capacity development and technical assistance services, and global learning to strengthen practical knowledge-sharing on M&E and PM across regions.

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