The Nal’ibali Trust Recent Job Opportunity – Apply Now! – Job Ref: 76


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 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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