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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Date Posted: Feb 20, 2021

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Yamba Malawi transforms children’s lives by empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty. We acknowledge that strained resources, poor safety nets, and limited caregiver capacity lead to poor childhood development outcomes, particularly during children’s first five years, and have lifelong effects. Limited financial literacy and insufficient access to formal financial services hinder community and caregivers’ efforts to invest in their children’s futures. And lack of economic opportunity creates a cycle of extreme poverty that increases childhood vulnerability and has lifelong effects on children’s growth, development, and happiness.

Yamba Malawi’s signature Childhoods and Livelihoods program uses a holistic 3-pronged approach to addressing these complex and interrelated set of challenges: 1. improving nurturing care and support for children through the strengthening of community safety nets and services, and increasing caregiver knowledge and skills in best practices for childhood wellbeing and early childhood development (ECD), 2. increasing access to financial knowledge and services, including training, savings and credit, and budgeting to improve the use of income on children’s existing and future need, and 3. improving economic resilience through diverse income generating activities that provide increased income to meet children’s basic needs.

Working at the household and community level, the Program includes a planned, time-bound sequence of activities that pairs the transfer of business assets with training, savings promotion, short-term income stabilization, and critical ECD and childhood wellbeing coaching that enables caregivers to plan beyond immediate needs and build foundations to improve their children’s futures.

Yamba Malawi is a 501(c)(3) organization with offices in Brooklyn, NY and Lilongwe, Malawi. We offer competitive benefits including comprehensive health insurance and generous time off. The organization is seeking experienced professionals to contribute their high level of expertise to the organization and the program through the following positions:

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator  

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Job Category: Full-time

Period: Full-time Period: 1 year Contract (Renewable)

Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation Learning and Accountability (MEAL) Manager Responsible for: M&E staff and dotted lines to program Leads, Program Officers and Field Facilitators

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Start Date: April, 2021

The M&E Coordinator is a dynamic individual with strong analytical and critical thinking skills. This person will assist in the implementation of the Organization’s M&E system to allow for the monitoring of program progress


  • Reviewing and updating M&E systems for Yamba Malawi’s Childhoods and Livelihoods, and Child Focused Poverty Graduation Programs, in liaison with the M&E Manager
  • Facilitate in implementation planning meetings to provide guidance to field staff to plan activities with clear input and output milestones based on the project logical framework matrix
  • Work with technical staff to ensure easy access to and understanding of M&E data
  • Coordinate timely collection of both qualitative and quantitative data, including post service, satisfaction, and outcome/impact surveys, according to the M&E schedule
  • Assist in the coordination of trainings for field workers around the identification, development, and use of M&E tools, technology, and best practices to ensure valid data.
  • Manage Yamba Malawi’s Programs Database in liaison with the M&E Manager, including developing and deploying digital data collection forms as well as developing and updating database tables. Participate in the development of live reports and dashboards linked to program outputs and outcomes, for management and field staff
  • Plan and facilitate monthly and quarterly program review meetings. Participate in key reflection moments – in particular, the annual program review workshops at Community Level
  • Integrate community engagement activities (CEA) into M&E processes for Yamba’s Programs, ensuring communities are consulted and feedback is regularly collected and documented.
  • Track and document program adjustment resulting from community feedback
  • Assist in story gathering activities for the Development and Communications team
  • Support awareness raising, storytelling, knowledge management and communication to inform, engage and maintain dialogue with our stakeholders at community levels


  • 5 years’ experience in M&E systems in development organizations
  • A graduate degree or higher in Economics, Statistics, or related fields
  • Knowledge and experience in database management and the use of cloud-based digital data gathering (DDG) platforms
  • A self-starter with a high degree of initiative
  • Excellent team player
  • Commitment to the mission of Yamba Malawi
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa is required
  • Ability to train partners on maintaining M&E systems
  • Strong contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders


Applications from qualified candidates, including a CV and a cover letter that justifies the relevance of the candidate’s’ background and experience to the position should be sent to:

Email: jobs@yambamalawi.org

no later than Friday, February 26th ,2021. Please specify in the email subject line the position being applied for: M&E Coordinator, Program Officer or Finance and Administration Assistant. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. No phone calls or LinkedIn requests please

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