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…)
By Caitlin Mapitsa
Under the leadership of Professor Chilisa and Afrea, CLEAR-AA has been exploring what is meant by “evaluation made in Africa.” While we have various hypotheses about what is regionally specific and relevant for innovating in terms of methods and systems, we have struggled to build a cohesive research agenda to explore this.
When I heard that Professor Chilisa was at Wits for a conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), I jumped at the opportunity to present our work and share knowledge.
To assist the Research Support and Consulting team to grow the portfolio, in number and value, of contract research and consulting projects supported by the Company. The Research Business Development Manager (“RBDM”) will be required to build and maintain networks of University researchers as well as industry, government and other research funders. The RBDM will be expected to seek opportunities to grow business from both existing customers as well as from new customers. However, the core focus of this position will be on sourcing external funding opportunities and growing Wits Enterprise’s portfolio of external clients.
Closing date: 20 November 2017
Click here for more information Research Business Development Manager (2)