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Junior Advisor - Knowledge Management & Monitoring

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2019

Job Description

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. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years Malawi 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.

GIZ invites applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the following opening at the MIERA Programme



The junior expert for knowledge management and monitoring will have the following responsibilities.

  • Support monitoring activities and deputise for the responsible monitoring expert O Handling data in monitoring and process them
  • Linking monitoring and knowledge management
  • Building up a working knowledge management system at MIERA

Details of Tasks

Support of monitoring activities and deputise for the responsible monitoring expert Li to get well acquainted with the monitoring of GIZ
  • to get familiar with the monitoring system of MIERA
  • to get familiar with MIERA and its impact matrix:
  • indicators
  • resuIts
  • outputs
  • activities
  • milestones of the operational planning
  • needs of data
  • to understand the system and the data, which must be put into the system and manage the data
  • to represent the responsible monitoring expert and the monitoring unit on request

Handling data in monitoring and process them
  • to get acquainted with the data needed for monitoring to know how to analyse and evaluate data o IV collect data in order to:
  • be aware always of the progress of the programme regarding the indicators
  • be aware of positive and negative results achieved but not caught by the monitoring of the indicators
  • collect all relevant data needed for the progress report o feed the management with data for the steering of the programme
  • regularly report on progress and failures of the programme
  • contribute actively in all kind of programme and project progress missions
  • to become capable of
  • assessing data
  • processing data
  • using data
  • explaining data
  • reporting based on data
  • processing data for communication purposes
  • to be able to give answers concerning the monitoring system at all times

Linking monitoring and knowledge management
  • to make regular duty trips in agreement with the management and the decentralized staff for the data analysis
  • to give feedback to the project managers and the programme management on a regular basis
  • to report at meetings on progress and on achievements in the projects from a monitoring point of view
  • to contribute to the development of print media, TV and radio programmes
  • to support and follow up the regular success story writing
  • to support and integrate the outcomes of all kind of programme events
  • to work closely together with the management and the team in order to have a good knowledge management at any time

Build up a working knowledge management system in MIERA
  • to acquire good working knowledge of all kind of GIZ documents related to knowledge management
  • to get familiar with all relevant programme documents
  • to keep regular contact with the programme staff in order to get them on board for all kind of knowledge management affairs
  • to plan and organise knowledge management events (conferences, contributions of trainees and consultants, debriefings etc )
  • to support the definition of knowledge management for new projects and new programme phases
  • to develop the knowledge management system in the direction of digitization and improvement of reliable data collection
  • to perform all kind of duties, the team leader hands over to him/ her

Required qualifications, competences and experience (essential vs. desirable)

  • Education- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.

Work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the sector of result-based monitoring (ideally in the domain of rural development)
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in an international NGO or cooperation body
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a comparable position

Language Proficiency
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English

Job knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities
  • Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar toots for project design
  • Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs ❑ Skills and abilities:
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarise disparate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent research and data collection methodology skills
  • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities
  • Finely tuned organisational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative at the conceptual level
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the Internet) and computer applications (e g MS Office)

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 to,

The Human Resource Manager,
P. O. Box 31131,



The closing date for applications is 29th November 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer

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