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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Date Posted: Oct 25, 2019

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Government of the Republic of Malawi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)

The Government of Malawi with funding from World Bank will be embarking on the implementation of a project called Equity and Quality Learning at Secondary(EQUALS). The expected implementation period of the project is 6 years. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the quality of mathematics and science instruction and increase access to secondary education in Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs).

The Project Development Objective has three components:

Component 1. To improve the quality of Mathematics and Science instructions.

1.1 Minimum standards for quality instruction of mathematics and sciences
  • The sub-component involves in-service teacher orientation to the revised sciences and mathematics curriculum, provision of teaching and learning materials, and training of head teachers in management and instructional leadership.

1.2 Piloting student teaming enhancement strategies
  • The sub-component shall include teacher support programs and summative continuous assessment.

Component 2. Enhancing equitable access to secondary education

2.1 System strengthening for equity and efficiency
  • This sub-component shall include development of a sustainable secondary education expansion plan & requisite sector reforms on financing public secondary education, public-private partnerships, and regulations governing OSSs, and development of secondary education teacher development, management, recruitment and deployment strategy.

2.2: Increasing equitable opportunities for secondary education
  • This shall involve reformed student selection process for improved equity and optimal use of existing schools, reformed beneficiary identification mechanism for student bursaries, school based adolescent health and hygiene program and mitigation of School Related Gender Based Violence (GBV).

2.3 Upgrading at least 100 CDSSs/ District Day Schools
  • This shall involve delivery of construction package to selected schools (2 furnished classroom blocks (4 classrooms), a twin furnished multi-purpose science block installed with requisite systems; 2 gender and disabled friendly 6-stance ablution blocks; 1 furnished library with furnished ICT laboratory block; and solar power installations where appropriate.)

Component 3. Project Coordination, Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation This will involve capacity enhancement for implementation support, strengthening data and information systems data collection, reporting, process monitoring and utilization processes at various end-user points for effective policy dialogue throughout the EQUALS program period and project monitoring and evaluation systems development, data collection and reporting.

For the smooth running of the project, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology invites qualified individuals with required technical competencies to submit applications to fill the following position: –

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Number of vacancies: 1

  • Master’s degree in statistics, Economics, or any other field that is related to Economics and Statistics

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Work experience with Donor funded projects implemented by the Government is desirable; and
  • Experience in conducting and managing monitoring and evaluation activities in the education sector in Malawi or in the SADC region.

Reporting line:

The M&E Specialist will be accountable and reporting to the Project Coordinator, and cooperate with other members of the Project Coordination Team, M &E and EMIS Units of the Ministry and all the other relevant stakeholders.

How to apply

For detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for the posts please contact:  or Email: 

The application letters should be accompanied by the following containing; curriculum vitae (with three traceable referees) and copies of certificates. These should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary School (EQUALS) Project Specialist,” and submitted not later than 8th November, 2019 to:

The Secretary for Education, Science and Technology,
Private Bag 328,

Attention: Director for Human Resource Management and Development

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