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As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. GIZ has been working for more than 30 years in Malawi. The country is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.

The Afikepo/ Nutrition and Access to Primary Education project aims at contributing to nutrition security in Malawi. It supports the Ministry of Education in implementing the National School Health and Nutrition Strategic Plan. The project assists schools and communities in providing high-quality school meals and promotes healthy nutrition and good hygiene practices to improve the nutritional status and to increase the attendance of pupils.

The project has been implemented in eleven districts; Chitipa, Kasungu, Karonga, Mulanje, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Chiradzulu, Salima and Thyolo. The project runs until October 2021 and is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government. The programme focuses on three fields of activity:

  • Increasing the availability of high-quality foodstuffs for the preparation of school meals;
  • Improving nutritional knowledge and hygiene practices among primary school pupils and community members;
  • Developing capacities in the provision of high-quality school nutrition.

To successfully implement this programme, GIZ is looking to recruit one M&E Officer to be based in Lilongwe.

Position: M&E Officer

A) General Responsibilities

  • Overall responsible for the project-based results-oriented monitoring (ROM) and learning aspects
  • Efficient and effective management of implementing M&E relevant activities
  • Reporting of M&E results and overall project progress reports

B) Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Overall responsible for the project-based results-oriented monitoring (ROM) and learning aspects
  • Manage the collection of data and information to measure progress of implementation and achievement of results.
  • Manage the target-group specific communication of results in relevant formats.
  • Coordinate knowledge management and learning.
  • Advise on and update of ROM tools such as; theory of change, results model, operational plan and implementation aspects.
  • Coordinate the development of the project-based M&E platform with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide advice in results-oriented management.
  • Documentation of all relevant findings, processes and end-products with regards to knowledge management aspects.
  • Efficient and effective management of implementing M&E relevant activities
  • Advise and manage implementation of surveys, evaluation and review missions as well as other relevant ROM exercises.
  • Coordinate relevant project progress presentations, trainings, project planning sessions etc.
  • Coordinate the organisation of relevant expert and evaluation missions as well as field trips.
  • Technical supervision and training of the Junior M&E Advisor.
  • Represent NAPE in meetings and workshops with regards to M&E.
  • Reporting
  • Manage and support the continuous reporting to donors and relevant stakeholders on the project’s progress and annual report.
  • Regular reporting to and continuous exchange with the project team to facilitate learning and consulting in the implementation.
  • Organise reporting and learning sessions.

C) Required qualifications, competencies and experience

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Nutrition Security, Monitoring and Evaluation; Development Science or any other relevant field.
  • Qualifications in Project Management and ROM are an asset.
  • Proven track record of minimum 10 years working experience in a similar position.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in an international NGO.
  • Thorough experience in effective communication.
  • Thorough experience in the application of participatory approaches.
  • Strong social, interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their applications, with a one page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above requirements, along with a detailed CV (max. 5 pages). Clearly indicate in subject line the position being applied for.

The Head of HR


P. O. Box 31131



Email to: giz-malawi-hr@giz.de

The closing date for applications is 9th December, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply

Skills Required

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