Recruiting Public Sector Consultants

PDG is a niche public sector development consultancy with 25 years’ experience in providing research, policy, strategic planning, management and evaluation support to the public sector.

We are looking for 2 consultants who can preferably join either our Cape Town or Johannesburg offices.

Junior Consultant: Monitoring & Evaluation

PDG is seeking a junior consultant who can work in the Monitoring & Evaluation practice area.  The applicant should have a solid understanding of social research methodologies and good quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.  Knowledge of evaluation theory and M&E systems experience will be an advantage.  A strong interest in some of PDG’s other practice areas and even associated work experience will also be added advantages for applicants.

Senior Consultant: Municipal Services

A senior consultant who can undertake research, analysis and policy work in the Urban Systems and Municipal Finance practice areas is sought.  The candidate should have an academic background in engineering, preferably civil engineering.  Candidates should have strong quantitative skills and proficiency in MS Excel is a prerequisite.  Candidates should have consulting work experience of three years’ or more.  A strong interest in some of PDG’s other practice areas and associated work experience will be added advantages for applicants.

Candidates should have a Masters Degree;  qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; and good report-writing skills.


All candidates should have a valid drivers’ licence and should be SA citizens, permanent residents or have appropriate permission to work full-time in SA.

Candidates are kindly requested to email their CVs, including the contact details of three (3) referees, together with a cover letter motivating the application to Nonceba Monageng at

PDG is committed to employment equity.  PDG reserves the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided.

PDG has a values-based culture of professional excellence and care for people combined with a work style and content which creates public and social value and which enhances environmental sustainability.

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds and have a range of skills and disciplines. Projects are typically delivered by internal teams working collaboratively, often in partnership with others external to the firm. This approach provides many opportunities for learning and for contribution by all levels of consultants in providing solutions for our clients.

We foster a culture of collaboration and mutual support, coupled with a focus on professional excellence and professionalism. Consultants are encouraged to develop their skills and there are opportunities for rapid career development and advancement within the firm.

PDG recruits actively for specific positions as these become available. In addition, we are always interested in considering applications from suitably qualified professionals interested in working for PDG.

Typical consultants will have a post-graduate degree (generally at least a Masters) in a discipline of relevance to our work. Current staff have academic backgrounds in disciplines such as urban and regional planning, economics, business administration, engineering, public management, and environmental management (see Who We Are).

Anyone wishing to inquire about future recruiting processes can contact