The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Advocacy Co-Ordinator. The deadline for applications is 27 November 2020.

Job Title: Co-Ordinator: Monitoring, Evaluation and Advocacy (One-Year renewable contract - 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021)
Job ID: 24004
Location:  Law
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


The incumbent of this position is responsible to develop and lead the monitoring, evaluation and advocacy of the academic programmes and donor-funded projects of the Centre for Human Rights, and, in particular:

  • Developing and lead the implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for the Centre;
  • Providing general leadership in relation to M&E in the Centre’s work, including the identification of M&E capacity needs and addressing such needs;
  • Supporting programme and project teams to integrate M&E objectives into all Centre programmes and projects;
  • Supporting the development of project concepts and proposals to integrate M&E appropriately, including drafting of M&E plans with quality indicators, drafting logical frameworks, articulating theories of change, and identifying tools for measurement of impact;
  • Providing regular M&E analysis reports; and identify lessons learnt;
  • Developing case studies to capture achievements; develop project stories for marketing and fundraising, and report to donors;
  • Developing and implement an advocacy strategy in collaboration with management and programme teams;
  • Contributing to the development of advocacy outcomes for the various Units of the Centre;
  • Coordinating the Centre’s annual Human Rights campaign;
  • Contributing to the Centre’s funding raising by developing funding strategies and proposals; 
  • Supporting the Centre’s donor liaison, and partnership initiatives;
  • Liaising and represent Centre with partners and donors as may be necessary;
  • In collaboration with the Communications team, enhance the visibility of the Centre’s work, including by building effective relationships with the media;
  • Managing staff involved in M&E to ensure delivery of objectives.


  • A relevant three-year degree in monitoring and evaluation or related field;
  • A minimum of three years’ working experience in the field of M&E, development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators, design and implementation of advocacy initiatives, facilitation, teaching and coaching skills related to M&E and advocacy.


  • Project management skills;
  • Proposal writing skills;
  • Networking skills;
  • Excellent IT skills: Microsoft Office Suite, including Advanced Excel ;
  • Data analysis and synthesis skills, especially in relation to visual presentation of data and statistical quantitative methods;
  • Excellent writing skills (in English);
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently, and to multi-task efficiently.


  • Three-year degree qualification in the field of human rights/governance/rule of law in Africa;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with qualitative analysis software and/or familiarity with cloud-based data management systems, in report and proposal writing, and working in the NGO sector with a pan-African scope;
  • Good grasp of the donor community, including Corporate Social Investment and reporting;
  • Knowledge of human rights/governance/rule of law, with particular focus on the African human rights system;
  • Proficiency in AU language other than English;
  • Financial management skills.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • A motivation letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements for the position;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 27 November 2020

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Carole Viljoen Tel: (012) 4203810 / 0827871585 for application-related enquiries, and Frans Viljoen Tel: (012) 4203228 / 0733934181 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 December 2020, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.