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Southern Hemisphere: Social Development - Researcher / Evaluator

Deadline date
11 Dec 2020, 13H00
Gardens, Cape Town
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+27 21 422 0205
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Southern Hemisphere is a leading, dynamic, socio-economic development consultancy based in Cape Town. We specialize in participatory development interventions with a focus on building learning organisations. We assist the State, NGOs, academic institutions, civil society organisations, foundations,  CSIs, multi-lateral organisations and donors through the following portfolios: Applied Social Research and Evaluations; Programme Design, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Capacity Building; and Organisational Strategy.


Researcher / Evaluator:  Social Development: The person will be responsible for conducting research and evaluations, supporting facilitation and capacity building processes and should have strong project co-ordination and management skills.   They would also be required to participate in all internal organisational development initiatives. This junior researcher position is for a Cape Town based person and is ideally suited for a young person who would like to enter into the monitoring and evaluation sector. Please note that this is a salaried position.


  • Master’s Degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences or related field;
  • Have at least 2 years and a maximum of 4 years’ experience working in the social development or related sector;
  • Flexibility to adapt to new situations that arise when working in a small, dynamic consultancy; 
  • A self-motivator, with the ability to assume responsibility and work under own initiative, coping with a demanding workload and prioritising effectively;
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and communicating in a visual way – using plain English to write and edit reports 
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Some experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning would be an added advantage.

Contract and working hours

  • The position would be full-time (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm or 8am-4pm). 
  • There may be need, upon occasion, to schedule work which fall out-with of these normal hours.


  • The salary range is market related for an entry level position.
  • We also provide opportunities for professional development and on-the-job mentoring and support for all team members.

Application timelines, interviews, starting date

  • Application for role -                                                                                               Deadline is Friday, 11 December at 12h00
  • Shortlisting candidates -                                                                                      14 December
  • Shortlisted candidates requested to submit sample of work and references -        5 December
  • Interviews -                                                                                                       17-18 December
  • Starting date -                                                                                                   11 January 2021

How to apply

Please email us your CV together with a letter of motivation by Friday, 11 December 2020 to [email protected]