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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2020

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Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER) Project

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks. We also work to build awareness of issues affecting smallholders and represent their interests at policy and institutional level.

Our sectors of expertise include, Food and nutrition security, Sustainable rural livelihoods, Access to finance, Farming as a business, Value chain development, Climate resilience, Natural resource management, Water and Sanitation and Policy influencing. SHA has been operating in Malawi since 1994.

Self Help Africa as lead agency, in collaboration with Action Aid, Evangelical Association of Malawi, Plan International and ADRA, with funding from the European Union, will be implementing a programme called BETTER. BETTER with a total funding of €14.6 million with EU contributing €13.96 million is a five-year programme that aims at increasing the resilience, food, nutrition and income security of 402,000 smallholder farmers in the 10 districts of Karonga, Chitipa, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhata-Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Mulanje. BETTER is part of the KULIMA (Kutukula Ulimi m’Malawi) Programme.

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will advise the Chief of Party in planning, implementation and reporting of monitoring, evaluation and learning related activities of the Project.

The role will focus on the implementation and strengthen of the BETTER projects M&E approaches to the highest attainable standard, with an emphasis on measuring results and demonstrating impact internally and externally, ensuring high quality, reliable and timely data.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will directly work with district M&E officers and the Project Managers to ensure quality implementation of project.

Minimum Requirements

  • A first degree in Economics/ Agricultural Economics/ Development Studies/P rojectPlanning & Management or other related discipline from a recognized university.
  • In addition, a certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation roles in donor funded projects (EU projects preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice in Project Cycle Management and MEAL
  • Knowledge and experience in result-based M&E frameworks, indicator tracking, M&E systems development, development of data collection tools, data analysis and report writing
  • Practical knowledge and skills of database development/management and statistical analysis
  • Proven data collection experience in rural settings of Malawi
  • Excellent knowledge of full Windows Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)


Please submit by 5pm of 9th October 2020 a completed application form, CV and motivation letter which can be downloaded at https://selfhelpafrica.org/uk/category/careers/  where the detailed job descriptions can also be found.

Completed application forms, a motivation letter, and an updated curriculum, for the vacancies should be submitted to :

Email: programmes.malawi@selfhelpafrica.org

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