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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2020

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The National Planning Commission (NPC) is an independent think tank that was established through an Act of Parliament in 2017. The Commission as an autonomous public institution is mandated to lead in medium and long-term national development planning and overseeing implementation of the plans. To this end, the specific functions of the Commission include: (i) identify Malawi’s socio-economic development priorities and formulate the national vision and strategy for social and economic goals taking into account the country’s resource potential and comparative advantage; ii) oversee implementation of the long-term national vision and strategies and the medium-term development plans; (iii) formulate innovative and progressive flagship projects and programmes for implementation in line with the national vision and strategies for the country; (iv) identify and commission research on any matter the Commission deems relevant to the attainment of the objects of the National Planning Commission Act; (v) engage relevant individuals and institutions in all sectors of the economy in conduct of its functions under the National Planning Commission Act; (vi) appraise the State President and the National Assembly annually on the progress made with regard to the implementation of plans, programmes and projects; (vi) and perform any other functions in relation to national planning as the Commission may deem appropriate for achieving the purposes of the National Planning Commission Act.


In order to fulfill its mandate effectively and efficiently, an opportunity has risen as part of the institution setting up process to fill positions with qualified persons at its Head Office in Lilongwe. The Commission, therefore, invites applications for suitably qualified candidates to fill these positions.


These are highly demanding positions that require persons who have demonstrable capacity and qualifications towards making the Commission a Centre of Excellence in medium and long term national development planning and overseeing implementation of the plans. More importantly, the Commission seeks professionals that are motivated and enthusiastic about driving the new development narrative of moving away from the self-defeating poverty-reduction agenda that has characterized the country over the past decades towards the agenda of spearheading wealth creation for all

The following are the required personnel and work-related traits for the position.



Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the key highlights of the position of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer are as follows:


  • Contribute to National Development Plan monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of medium and long term national development programmes and flagship projects; and performance outcome indicators for the Medium and Long Term National Development Plan expected outcomes;
  • Participate in the reviewing and refocusing of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy programmes and projects;
  • Document of success stories, best practices, and lessons learned and share them with team members and other stakeholders to facilitate continued improvement and impact;
  • Conduct the training and mentoring of team members and key stakeholders to enhance their understanding of the M&E framework for the medium term national development strategy and long term vision.
  • Contribute to preparation of periodic reports on implementation of medium and long term national development plans in liaison with relevant and submit to the relevant stakeholders as specified in the legal framework.
  • Carry out periodic progress review meetings on implementation of medium and long term development plans;
  • Participate in Development an effective communication framework to enable all relevant stakeholders to share and access all knowledge and information and that is well managed and updated;
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with monitoring, evaluation and knowledge and learning counterparts in other public national institutions and key stakeholders,
  • Carry out other activities as agreed within the NPC or assigned by the M&E Manager.


  • A Master’s Degree in Statistics, International Development, Demography, Economics or Social Sciences with 5 years post graduate experience in programme monitoring and evaluation.


  • Have strong analytical skills and experience in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong skills in programme and projects reviews, evaluations and reporting in different format;
  • Have wide experience in working with international cooperating partners and donors, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations;
  • Have a good grasp of the determinants and challenges on implementation of the National Development Strategy in Malawi and the growing demand for an effective and independent monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Have excellent oral communication, writing and negotiation skills;
  • Be able to motivate and lead a multi-disciplinary planning effort; and
  • Be computer literate and be able to apply various programmes and software.


The Commission shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidates in accordance with its salary structure and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The candidates should submit their application in the following manner: (i) an updated Curriculum vitae (CV); (ii) Names and contacts of three traceable referees at least one of whom should be a first or second level supervisor of the applicants within the last five years; (iii) and copies of their academic and professional qualifications. The applicants should quote the job being applied for on the envelope or email heading. The application should be sent to the address below not later than Monday, 16th November, 2020.

The Director General

National Planning Commission

2nd Floor Chief Mmbelwa House

Private Bag B316



Email: recruitment@npc.mw 

Qualified females and those with special needs are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged

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