Saturday 13 April

SECTION27 is a non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Our activities include litigation, research, and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education, and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, based in Johannesburg.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in a relevant field, or work experience and/or subject knowledge to compensate for that (i.e., recognition of prior learning)
  • Professional training in Monitoring and Evaluation preferred


  • A minimum of five years’ experience in using Results-based Management, including development of M&E tools and Theories of Change
  • Experience with data management and analysis software e.g., SPSS, EpInfo, STATA or related software
  • A good understanding of socio-economic rights and advocacy approaches
  • Experience working in and/or with poor and/or working-class communities in South Africa
  • Experience in conducting community-based research, facilitating community discussions

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Possession of strong organisational, reporting, and analytical skills
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills; a good influencer
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills


  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in one or more indigenous South African languages

Personal attributes

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, including working outside regular office hours
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently or in a team
  • Willingness to travel nationally

Duties and Responsibilities

M&E System

  • Develop SECTION27’s M&E systems, tools and processes, including an M&E Strategy and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Coordinate the roll out and maintenance of the new M&E system
  • Work with EXCO to develop an institutional results-based framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the Strategic Plan, including a Theory of Change and standard performance indicators
  • Develop ethical guidelines and risk management strategies for the collection and use of M&E data

Programme and Project M&E

  • Develop project specific results-based frameworks for grants, as appropriate, including the development of monitoring tools
  • Provide input and clarification during Inception meetings for new grants, and train project staff on monitoring tools and processes
  • Oversee the collection, inputting and risk management of M&E data
  • Analyse M&E data and submit reports to the project teams and EXCO
  • Assist project leaders and field staff with quality assurance processes during monitoring site visits
  • Monitor project progress against workplan and performance targets, and alert project team when plans are not on track
  • Work with external consultants in carrying out baseline and evaluation studies


  • Train SECTION27 staff on the use of M & E tools and processes
  • Identify and share lessons and trends from SECTION27 successes and challenges
  • Host periodic learning events for SECTION27 staff
  • Facilitate and provide input into annual project review and planning meetings

Fundraising and Donor Compliance

Work with the Head of Fundraising and Programme personnel with regards to the following:

  • Draft M&E sections in funding proposals, including M&E budget requirements
  • Contribute to and draft donor reports
  • Join meetings with donors when appropriate


  • Training and public education as and when necessary
  • Attending and participate in team, bi-monthly staff meetings as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SECTION27

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation as to why you are interested in and suitable for the position to by 11 November 2021. Late applications will not be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.



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