Careers 2019-08-13T11:20:50+00:00

Working for Trialogue

We offer a work environment that encourages self-initiative, guided by high-level structures, tested methodologies and clearly defined goals. We typically work in teams and come together easily to share problems, probe issues and ask questions. Learning is an ongoing process at Trialogue and we believe that people who have been with us for some time will have progressed their career CV significantly.

Trialogue Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) positions

Trialogue, a corporate social investment (CSI) and sustainability consultancy and publisher, is expanding its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team in Johannesburg. We are looking for a senior M&E practitioner as well as one or more M&E consultants.

Senior M&E practitioner

This role will entail managing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) projects for corporate clients and other funders. It includes drafting proposals, designing M&E approaches and frameworks, managing consultants, overseeing deliverables and liaising with clients. The ideal candidate will be a graduate with more than seven years of experience in M&E.

Applicants must have:

  • Graduate qualifications from university, preferably with a monitoring and evaluation post-graduate qualification
  • A strong interest in the role of business in society and social development
  • Minimum seven years’ experience in M&E, preferably with experience of corporate, government and development agency clients
  • At least two years’ experience in managing projects (developing project plans, managing teams etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills with proven experience
  • Ability to collate large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data into detailed and concise reports and summaries
  • Strong writing, presentation and interpersonal skills

To apply for these positions, please email your CV (maximum two pages), along with a motivation letter of no more than 500 words to

Applications close 19 July 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

M&E consultants

This role entails working on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) projects for corporate clients and other funders. It includes interviewing project stakeholders, visiting projects, administering surveys, analyzing data and drafting reports. The ideal candidate will be a graduate with three years of experience in M&E. This is an employment equity position.

Applicants must have:

  • Graduate qualifications from university
  • A strong interest in the role of business in society and social development
  • Two – three years’ experience in M&E
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Strong writing, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience and ability to do field work
  • Experience working with Microsoft office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to speak more than one South African language preferred
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Ability and willingness to travel across South Africa and Southern Africa.

Vacancy: Integrated and Sustainability Report Writer

Trialogue ( is a responsible business consultancy, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The company seeks to appoint an integrated and sustainability report writer and consultant based in our Johannesburg office.

Job description:

  • Assist with advisory support services to assist in the compilation of integrated and/or sustainability reports for our clients.
  • Conduct research through document reviews and by through interviews with client representatives
  • Compile integrated and/or sustainability reports
  • Edit report for style and consistency
  • Engage with client through review process of draft report

Required skills:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in journalism, communications, corporate governance, sustainability or a related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading capabilities
  • Excellent research skills and ability to interpret data
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a research and writing role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivator who works well under pressure and in a team environment

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV (maximum four pages), along with a motivation letter of no more than 500 words and two samples of your writing (report writing or other business-related published work) to

Applications close 31 August 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Call for expression of interest: Consultant writer

We are looking for competent consultant writers, based in Johannesburg, to work on sustainability and CSI projects. Tasks will be commissioned on a per-project, contractual basis.


  • Degree in environmental science, sustainability, business or related field
  • Experience in business report writing, including integrated and sustainability reporting
  • Experience and interest in CSI and sustainability
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills

Application process and offer: 

Please send a CV and application letter, detailing your interest in writing for Trialogue, as well as your hourly consulting rate, to

Typical job descriptions

Most assignments require interaction or field work with clients and office-bound work to research and write reports. We have two offices, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and expect most office-bound work to be done in the office, as it contributes to the team spirit and facilitates communication.

Our team is comprised of a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors and many of our employees started out working with us as independent consultants, undertaking project evaluation work, or writing articles.

If you are interested in working with Trialogue either as an employee or contractor, send your CV as well as a covering letter of between 300 and 500 words motivating why you want to work for Trialogue and how you think you could add value to

Who are we

Our vision is a society in which businesses anticipate long-term challenges and respond to these responsibly, not only through self-regulation and compliance with the laws of the land, but through inspired leadership that constantly innovates to the benefit of all stakeholders. In this vision, economic growth is sustained and equitable for all citizens.

Our mission is to share our knowledge and use our expertise to support our clients in the fields of corporate social investment (CSI) and sustainability. In so doing we aim to make a significant contribution to improving the impact of business on society, as well as the long-term sustainability of our clients.

Trialogue is a niche consultancy and publisher, providing thought leadership and driving the application of knowledge in the sustainability and corporate social investment (CSI) arenas. We do this through our conferences and forums, publications, client reports and consulting services. Trialogue is well positioned to serve corporates in two markets: business sustainability and CSI.
Integrity – the honesty, transparency and moral compass upon which we conduct our business. This includes guarding confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, representing clients honestly, editorial independence and ethical moderation of content.

Excellence – the professionalism, quality and knowledge that underpins the value we provide to our clients.

Respect – how we value differences in people to build strength in our immediate relationships, as well as across broader society.

Our thought leadership work and years of experience in working with South African businesses on corporate responsibility issues, ensures that our consulting solutions are in line with best practice. We have access to a small but highly professional and experienced team, selected and groomed to provide pragmatic solutions that are tailored to client’s specific circumstances and budgets.