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World Relief is an international Christian NGO working in health, economic development, disaster response, and refugee resettlement. World Relief`s mission is empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable.

World Relief Malawi is implementing a USAID funded SCOPE project which seeks to use and improve existing private and public health systems, working systems, working with health service providers to co-train community health actors and strengthen policies to improve access to services.

World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE project, collaborates with key stakeholders to reduce preventable maternal health and child morbidity by increasing utilization of reproductive health services for women of reproductive age and utilization of primary health care services by under five children.

World Relief Malawi, therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:


Job Title: M&E Coordinator – SCOPE (1 x Position)


Reports to: Project Manager

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi


Key Responsibilities


The SCOPE M&E Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of in country monitoring and evaluation activities. She/he utilizes the Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Approach to continually assess project progress and facilitate adaptive learning and data-driven decision making, participates in the development and implementation of M&E strategy and tools She/he ensures quality and timeliness of monitoring and evaluation data in alignment with MEL plan, and liaises with external stakeholders to ensure effective engagement around M&E. Trains and supports staff in the M&E function

Essential Functions

Oversight of M&E Function

  • Oversees all aspects of in country M&E function with input from SCOPE Project M&E Technical Advisor
  • Facilitates ongoing reflection meetings to promote “Pause & Reflect” and learn from monitoring and evaluation data
  • Presents data to internal and external stakeholders to share lessons learned
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with global project team to assess and learn from global trends.

M&E strategy and tools design and implementation
  • Participate in MEL planning and design process
  • Contribute to Community of Practice with global project team
  • Develop and test Open Data Kit tools
  • Securely manage project database and records.

Oversight of quality and timeliness
  • Prepare quarterly reports that meet donor requirements
  • Perform regular data quality assessments
  • Submit accurate data in organizational metrics portal
  • Disaggregate data by age, sex and disability

Relationships with local stakeholders
  • Provide support to performance evaluation process in collaboration with USAID Mission, global leadership team, and the external evaluation team
  • Work with global leadership team and external consultant to ensure effective evaluation
  • Facilitate joint monitoring with MOH and/or USAID Mission
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback from stakeholders on project progress according to monitoring and evaluation data
  • Prepare and present findings at learning summits and conferences

Support capacity building for project staff
  • Train and supervise enumerators and staff in data collection
  • Train key staff in M&E plan. system, and data collection methodology
  • Work with project staff to promote data visualization and data-driven decisions at the community level
  • Collaborate with project manager and staff to ensure data informs project management and decision-making.

Experience and Requirements
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Statistics. Demographics, Public Policy, International Development, Public Health, or a related field. Master’s Degree or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E or statistics preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills required.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • 5 years of professional experience in a senior-M&E—position responsible for implementing M&E activities of an international development project.
  • Experience with USAID or another publicly funded project preferred.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement. including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans and tools.
  • Knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools, including using Open Data Kit for mobile data collection
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to field staff on M&E.
  • Experience liaising with external stakeholders
  • Skills in the local language.

Personal Skills
  • Commitment to World Relief’s values
  • Willingness to travel locally 40% of the time (including in fragile environments) and internationally annually.


Method of applications

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 1st November, 2019. Please indicate on the envelope of email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Human Resource Officer,
World Relief Malawi,
P. O. Box 30717,
LILONGWE 3.

Or

Email: worldreliefmalawi@wr.org


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    02 Nov, 2019

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