Careers 2020-06-12T10:12:19+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 M&E consultant vacancies

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 one or more M&E consultants.

M&E consultants work on M&E projects for corporate clients and other funders and development agencies. The role includes inputting on M&E design, interviewing project stakeholders, visiting projects, administering surveys, analysing data and drafting reports. The ideal candidate will be an analytical graduate with three years of experience in M&E. This is an employment equity position.

Applicants must have:

  • Graduate qualifications from university, preferably in an analytical field of study
  • A strong interest in the role of business in society and social development
  • At least two years’ experience in M&E
  • Excellent analytical skills, with proven quantitative and qualitative analysis experience
  • Strong writing, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience and ability to do field work
  • Advanced proficiency in 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

To apply for this position, please email a 2-page CV, along with a motivation letter of no more than 500 words (clearly highlighting M&E experience) to Please do not apply if you have previously applied to Trialogue for an M&E position.

Applications close 3 July 2020. 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.