Assistant Director: Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

Reference number: EP 04/2014

SALARY: R337 998 per annum (Total package of R454 024 per annum / conditions apply)

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3-year Bachelor’s degree / National Diploma in Social Sciences, Research, Economic Sciences, Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, and / or Statistics. - Extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and / or Research - Experience in information management and analysis software packages, such as MS Access, Excel, STATA and / or SPSS - Ability to collect and analyse data and develop reports - Ability to develop newsletters - Experience in project management - Knowledge and experience in Expanded Public Works Programme as an added advantage - Knowledge of Public Service, Departmental procedures and prescripts - Knowledge of financial, records and contract management as well as administrative procedures - Good computer literacy and numeric literacy skills - Strategic capability and leadership skills - Good stakeholder liaison, communication and presentation skills (ability to communicate in one of the indigenous languages will be an added advantage) - Good people management and empowerment skills. Human resources management experience - Good analytical, innovative, problem solving, interpersonal and conflict management skills - Ability to work under pressure and long hours - A valid Driver’s license

DUTIES: Participate in the process of conducting programme monitoring and evaluation - Participate in the design and implementation of in-house and external evaluations - Participate in the process of collecting data and developing implementation monitoring reports - Communicate findings of the programme monitoring and evaluation reports to the relevant stakeholders - Participate in the process of coordinating and monitoring the implementation of recommendations from the programme monitoring and evaluation reports, as well as the development of progress reports - Responsible for the sourcing and drafting of articles for the M&E newsletter - Contribute to the process of reviewing the M&E Framework. Contribute in the development of the branch monitoring and evaluation plan.

ENQUIRIES: Mr N Sithole Tel: (012) 395 1669

The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of these posts and candidates whose appointment / promotion / transfer will promote representivity will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS: Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag x 447, Pretoria, 0001 (or hand-delivered to: 315 Pretorius Street, Cnr Pretorius & Lilian Ngoyi Streets, Fedsure Forum Building, 1st Floor, North Tower, Room 106 (Information Centre)

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and original certified copies of qualifications, ID and other relevant documents in order. Take note that the Department will verify all qualifications and experience and that original documents must be submitted on appointment and all qualifications obtained abroad will be evaluated by SAQA.

Short listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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