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DPME: Assistant Evaluation Specialist

Deadline date
02 Dec 2022, 16:30 (SAST)
Pretoria, Gauteng
Contact name
Ms M Masilela
Contact telephone number
(012) 312-0471


The DPME is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s).


  • A relevant 3-years tertiary qualification (NQF 6) in Social/Economic Sciences/Research/Evaluation or equivalent with at least 5 years’ relevant experience of which 3 years’ experience must be in evaluation / research and 2 years’ experience must be at supervisory level.
  • An NQF 7 qualification and/or specialist training courses and Knowledge of the National Evaluation System will serve as an added advantage.


  • The successful candidate should have good knowledge of qualitative & quantitative research methodologies supported by strong evaluation / research background.
  • Be able to operate successfully with high-level staff in government.
  • Should be credible in the academic research environment.
  • Possess good understanding of government across the three spheres (National, Provincial and Local).
  • Possess practical experience of undertaking evaluations.
  • Should have Project / Programme Management and financial management skills.
  • Good interpersonal relations, planning & organising and written & verbal communication skills.
  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Microsoft Excel) and report writing are essential.


  • The incumbent must be assertive and self-driven, innovative and creative, client orientated and customer focused, solution orientated and able to work under stressful situations and the possess the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. Ability to control financial resources and manage/supervise staff.


  • The successful incumbent will be responsible to support evaluations and the development of the evaluation system.
  • This entails supporting Senior Evaluation Directors through project management of specific evaluation assignments and undertaking analytical activities for evaluations, reviewing evaluation documents and monitoring improvement plans.
  • Initiating and undertaking review of technical elements of the evaluation system.
  • Supporting and presenting to provinces and other stakeholders on evaluation practice.
  • Facilitate procurement for evaluation projects & elements, and render effective and efficient management/supervision of Human Resources.


Applications must be posted / or hand-delivered to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Attention: Human Resource Admin & Recruitment, at Private Bag X 944. Pretoria 0028 or hand delivered to 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028 (please quote the relevant post and reference number: ASSISTANT EVALUATION SPECIALIST REF NO: 054/2022).

Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Internal employees who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply.

Candidates are required to use the new Z83 (Application for employment) that is implemented with effect from 1 January 2021. A copy can be downloaded on the website of the Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA) at

Attached is the full ToR.