African Evalaution Network (AEN) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is launching the first annual Africa Evidence Leadership Award, to recognise and honour people who have raised the awareness of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa. The aim of the award is to showcase the status of Africa in global EIDM discussions by recognising impactful, insightful, and innovative engagement with EIDM in Africa. Both research evidence producers and users of research evidence such as civil servants are eligible to apply for the award, valued at USD4000. Click here for more information http://www.africaevidencenetwork.org/uj-launches-africa-evidence-leadership-award/
The Twende Mbele initiative is looking for a bilingual (English/French) Communications and Learning Coordinator. This is a one year fixed term contract based in Johannesburg. The closing date for application is 10 February 2018. Read more about the vacancy Communication and Learning Coordinator
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), through the CLEAR-AA invites qualified individuals of substantive stature to apply for the following senior position on a two-year renewable contract basis at a market-related remuneration package. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidates will be expected to translate the Centre’s vision and strategy into delivery of high-quality technical advisory services in the area of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) and knowledge generation. Click here for more information Senior M&E Technical specialists
By Mokgophana Ramasobana and Candice Morkel
The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA-AA) in collaboration with Wits University launched the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA) on 14 August 2017. This was in response to the high demand for Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) across the African continent. Training is a critical component of CLEAR-AA’s Evaluation Capacity Development model and the DETPA represents one of its interventions aiming to build a cohort of African evaluators and practitioners to strengthen evaluation practice on the continent.
By Caitlin Mapitsa
At the recent conference of the South Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), I attended a stream on lessons learned from Evaluation Case Studies. At CLEAR, we often struggle with how to codify and synthesize our evaluation tools, approaches, and experiences, therefore I joined the stream in the hope of learning from other organisations’ case studies.
My impressions from the stream are as follows: (more…)