Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • 7 months ago

    Job Description

    Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) has been retained by its client, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MoLGRD), to recruit dedicated and result-oriented individuals to fill the following vacant position tenable in Lilongwe:


    The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, with the financial support from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is ready to execute a Transforming Agriculture through Diversification and Entrepreneurship (TRADE) Programme for a period of 5 years. The main goal of the TRADE Programme is to improve sustainable livelihoods of rural people in Malawi and will be implemented through three inter-linked components: (1) Sustainable producer private partnerships; (2) Enabling environment for smallholder commercialisation; (3) Institutional support and Programme management and coordination. Foregoing, the above stated position will form a dedicated Programme Management Unit (PMU), which will undertake all financial and procurement management activities.


    Purpose of the Job

    Reporting to the National Programme Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (MES) will ensure that TRADE has a robust, effective and manageable framework in place for planning, monitoring and evaluation. The MES will also ensure that key implementing partners are capable of, and timely responding to planning, monitoring and evaluation needs with respect to tracking and reporting against targets laid out in financing and partnership agreements, and agreed results-based indicators as per the TRADE log frame. The MES will develop and maintain a strong communication and operational framework, which supports the PMU and programme implementation partners to work jointly in M&E protocols.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    • Develop, refine and roll out a robust and effective M&E system, which supports operationalization of TRADE with respect to the programme log frame, M&E targets and indicators which meets the approval of key programme stakeholders. Integrate results-based management principles and approaches into the M&E system and processes to enhance intervention strategies, effective use of people and resources, mechanisms and approaches for results-based decision-making, and transparency and accountability throughout the programme life cycle.
    • Provide necessary training, orientation and technical oversight to ensure that implementing partners have appropriate M&E tools and capacities to meet agreed M&E tracking, assessment and reporting requirements. Ensure timely and responsive action where partners are failing to comply with M&E operational and or reporting requirements, including support to enhance internal systems and coordinated action with PMU and Employer to review financing and partnership agreements as required
    • Ensure systematic approaches and practical linkages for using M&E data/information to inform and enhance PMU and Employer’s decision-making, and interventions and activities under the Knowledge Management subcomponent; and,
    • Support the design and implementation of a M&E system based on key TRADE programming tools including the log frame, programme design report and operation manuals.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Socio-Economics, or its equivalent from a recognised University. MBA in Management and Finance will be an added advantage
    • At least 7 years’ proven experience either in Programme Monitoring or in Operating Management Information systems in the private sector, including direct managerial and budget responsibility
    • Practical experience and understanding of data analysis in operating relevant statistical computer programmes, such as SPSS or STATA.
    • Practical exposure to learning and knowledge management approaches and methodologies.
    • Demonstrable aptitude for advocacy on behalf of the smallholder farmer and particularly women and,
    • Experience in development partners’ programmes with similar arrangements to TRADE is an added advantage.

    Key Competencies

    • Displays cultural sensitivity and adaptability
    • Strong knowledge of project planning, management and monitoring
    • Solid professional experience in monitoring and negotiation with institutional partners, both national and international and,
    • Good knowledge of statistical instruments adapted to the context rural development projects.

    Submission of Applications

    Interested applicants that meet the requirements and qualifications of the position are advised to apply by submitting an application letter accompanied with a detailed curriculum vita, indicating all past experience from similar programmes as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references.

    Applicants are also strictly advised to include copies of original certificates. Submissions to be sent to the email:

    Email: [email protected]  copying : [email protected]

    Clearly mentioning the subject line MLGRD/IFAD/RECRUITMENT/2020.

    Closing date: Friday, 18th September 2020. Only successful applicants will be acknowledged.


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