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GIBS: M&E Manager

Deadline date
30 Nov 2022
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Founded in 2000, the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is an internationally accredited business school, based in Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub. As the business school for business, we focus on general management and aim to significantly improve responsible individual and organisational productivity and performance, in South Africa and our broader African environment, through high quality business and management education. Our purpose is to inspire exceptional performance in our pursuit to make business healthier.

Role purpose 

The M&E Manager will ensure that the school has a monitoring, measurement, evaluation and reporting framework and processes in place to enable the School to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. This function will form part of a broader accreditation, ranking and quality improvement function within the School and will require the specialist to consult to, and integrate M&E work into the continuing improvement efforts of the School. At a programme level the M&E Manager will need to enable the school to demonstrate impact to ensure that both the objectives and return on investment for sponsors /donors and benefits to delegates are realised.

Role reports to: 

Managing Executive: Office of the Dean

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design an M&E system and framework, with all the requisite M&E tools for the School.
  • At a programme level, conceptualise Theory of Change(ToC) and design programme-level M&E frameworks and reporting tools.
  • Define and manage the collection of all necessary data relating to M&E utilising relevant tools (e.g., SurveyMonkey, EvaSys).
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems, and propose solutions.
  • Ensure high-quality data through consistency checks and validation, and quality assure the data in programme/project reports.
  • Ensure programmes/projects are accurately monitoring key performance indicators.
  • Undertake research to measure the impact of interventions at a delegate and programme/project level.
  • Analyse data using the relevant statistical packages and seek to understand and demonstrate why outcomes are occurring.
  • Work with programme/project teams to act on these findings with a view to implementing necessary changes to improve programmes/projects.
  • Provide strategic input for the improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes/project at the School as a whole
  • Use the results of M&E to provide evidence to accreditation, ranking and rating agencies of GIBS impact across various activities of the School.
  • Use the results of M&E to assist with new business development, and provide relevant impact information for inclusion in proposals to sponsors/donors.
  • Exhibit and foster a culture of customer service, within and without the organisation
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the impact and M&E space in order to advise and recommend new tools and strategies to increase the School’s performance and results.
  • Direct, guide and manage M&E support staff where relevant.

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Post graduate degree in Social Science/Monitoring & Evaluation/Research.
  • Master’s degree in Social Science/Monitoring & Evaluation/Research preferable.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in social/economic development sector, specifically with impact research and assessment responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of working with quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools, and techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of advanced statistics and research methodology, including skills in sampling techniques and methodologies, professional use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications.
  • Prior experience of working with small businesses and with entrepreneurs an advantage.
  • Must display a high level of computer literacy.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to [email protected]

Vacancy Reference Code: OoTD45

Closing date: please ignore the August deadline as indicated in the attachment