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Events Intern
December 19, 2019

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Zip Zap Circus School was founded in Cape Town in 1992, to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programs are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations and foundations.

Zip Zap seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be based in Zip Zap Academy in Salt River, Cape Town.

Remuneration: R20 000 – R25 000 Based on experience

M&E preparation
  • Modify/ update theories of change and logic models as and when required to ensure alignment between Zip Zap strategy, programmes goals and on the ground realities.
  • Develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation project frameworks
  • Review, develop and update monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Modify and design project databases to capture all data required for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Ensure compliance of programme activities and or requirements
M&E implementation and process
  • Identify gaps in M&E processes
  • Modify and/or design additional data management, collection and reporting systems, and monitor the progress thereof
  • Facilitate training to capacitate Zip Zap staff to implement monitoring and evaluation strategy and analyse project activities
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation functions to ensure good quality data is being obtained
  • Provide assistance/guidance to the field officers and programmes admin with data collection – timing, logistics, …
  • Maintain/ update M&E standard operating procedures (SOP)
M&E analysis, reporting and learning
  • Perform statistical analyses and write all reports for Zip Zap programmes (on-going) and projects (ad-hoc) as well as for funders as per their requirements
  • Ensure that key learnings throughout projects are recorded
  • Produce annual process and outcome reports to report on programme implementation and extent to which outcomes have been achieved.
  • Present analytical progress and evaluation reports throughout the year
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly program reports with reference to quality improvement and monitoring and evaluation activities including success stories
  • Promote and facilitate information sharing of persistent quality barriers and best practices to accelerate learning and program improvement
  • Coordinate regular quality assurance sessions and ensure that findings are shared with the program team
  • Strategic thinker and ability to assimilate information fast.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Able to generate and adapt creative ideas and solutions to improve performance.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure, giving attention to detail and maintaining a high standard of professionalism.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Diploma / Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation/Research, Development Studies or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years of experience in the development sector, with experience of implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and demonstrable competencies in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in building staff monitoring and evaluation capacity, including internal staff training.
  • Experience in knowledge management – ability to document, analyse, and disseminate information.
  • To apply submit your application to: Melanie Boltman, info@zip-zap.co.za with the following subject line: “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer application and your name”



  • CV not longer than two pages
  • Personal statement outlining how you meet the essential and desired qualifications
  • A M&E report sample
  • Contact information for minimum two and maximum three references, and the permission to contact them.
  • Closing date: 5th January 2020


Should you not follow these exact instructions, your application will not be reviewed.

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.