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Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) at Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

About Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

The Government of Malawi signed a five-year agreement (‘Compact) with the Millennium Chaffenge Corporation (“MCC”) to fund specific programs targeted at reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. MCC is a U.S. government agency focused on assisting countries dedicated to good governance, economic freedom, and investing in people. An Accountable Entity called the Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II (“MCA-Malawi II”) has been created and designated by the Government of Malawi to implement the Compact.

Malawi Compact

The Compact consists of three projects, namely:

  1. The Accelerated Growth Corridors Project (AGC) will focus on reducing transport costs in targeted rural areas. Under the AGC Project, the Road Corridor Improvement (RCI) Activity will target investment in physical upgrades and improvements across different classes of roads within four selected Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGCs) to improve rural access by addressing road conditions and reducing transport costs. The Policy and Institutional Reform and Capacity Building (PIR) Activity will focus on assisting the Government to address policy, legislative, institutional, and funding issues to ensure that road transport in AGC areas is well-maintained and managed.
  2. The Increased Land Productivity Project will focus on improving land services, strengthening conditions for increased investment in land and better-functioning land markets through two main activities: the Land Administration Resourcing and Institutions Activity – which will support development, adoption, and implementation of reforms to expand national land-based revenues and address institutional change – and the City Council Land-Based Revenue Modernization Activity, which will expand coverage and collection of land-based revenues, to increase resources for key services and increase investment in land and finally.
    The American Catalyst Facility for Development Project will focus on facilitating U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) investment in Malawi to catalyse increased private investment consistent with Compact objectives and increase the scale and impact of the Compact.


Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Position Objective

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager is responsible for driving a comprehensive and robust M&E system to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Malawi Transport and Land Compact. The M&E Manager will lead the design, implementation, and continuous refinement of M&t frameworks, tools, and processes to track progress towards compact goals, inform decision-making, and ensure accountability to stakeholders. The M&E Manager will also play a key role in coordinating independent evaluations, analyzing the economic impact of the compact, and fostering collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders, including MCC counterparts such as M&E Leads, Results Reporting Analysis, and Economists. By generating timely, relevant, and reliable data and insights, the M&t Manager will empower MCA-Malawi Il to achieve its objectives and maximize the compact’s positive impact on Malawi’s development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building on the Compact M&E Framework in the program agreement, support the development and periodic updates of the Malawi M&E Plan, in accordance with MCC policies and guidelines and in coordination with MCC and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation of the monitoring component of the Malawi M&E Plan to provide timely and relevant input to project management and external reporting, including
  • Enforce adherence to the performance indicators to be monitored along with their baselines and targets in collaboration with project teams; ensure that monitoring indicators are relevant to project management needs and that risks and assumptions included in the M&E Plan are appropriately tracked.
  • Identify critical data gaps or data quality issues related to the M&E Plan indicators and support the design and implement a plan to resolve these issues and build capacity with the party that produces the data (e.g., government entities or project implementers).
  • Work with implementers and Implementing Entities to ensure M&E requirements are appropriately incorporated in their contracts and Implementing Entity Agreements, respectively, and that there is a shared understanding of relevant indicators and other requirements.
  • Provide updates to the Indicator Tracking Table (ITT). This should include reviewing all the ITT data on a quarterly basis, checking inconsistent values with project leads and reporting entities, and submitting supporting documentation for all data that is reported.
  • Support Data Quality Reviews of monitoring data reported by MCA-Malawi II as well as likely sources of future monitoring data (i.e., data sources identified in the M&E Plan) and implement a plan to address any identified weaknesses.
  • Design and implement field assessments of progress towards the achievement of outputs and intermediate outcomes, especially in situations where concerns have been raised regarding data quality or validity. Maintain close collaboration and integration between MEE and project teams to ensure that MEE’s data and analysis is accurate, up-to-date, and supports evidence-based project design and management.
  • Maintain regular communication with MCA-Malawi I leadership, MCC M&t and Economic Analysis staff to provide updates on the status of MEE activities and to communicate risks related to the progress of implementation or the achievement of results.
  • Promote utilization of M&E data to inform adaptive management, identity areas for improvement, and guide strategic decision-making for the compact.
  • Promote a culture of learning within the MCA-Malawi Il by fostering knowledge sharing, documenting lessons learned, and integrating feedback into program design and implementation.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including government ministries, civil society organizations, and community groups, to ensure their participation in M&E processes and promote local ownership of the compact.
  • Prepare and disseminate regular M&E reports, including progress reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and ad-hoc reports, to inform decision-making and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the MCA-Malawi Il management, as needed, to support the overall success of the M&E and economic analysis functions and MCA-Malawi Il projects.


  • Advanced degree (master’s or higher) in Social Science, Development studies, Sciences (Statistics), or a related field of study.
  • Eight (8) or more years’ experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of programs and projects.
  • Previous managerial experience with demonstrated ability to balance a variety of tasks and demands and to meet deadlines in a responsible and flexible manner. Must demonstrate history of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget.
  • Previous supervisory experience managing at least 1 subordinate staff.
  • Experience applying economic concepts to real-world problems, using data and analysis to reach conclusions and provide recommendations. Experience conducting this type of work in Malawi is desired but not required. Demonstrated competency in cost-benefit analysis of projects is desired but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring systems, including collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance data.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing program evaluations; experience implementing rigorous, quantitative evaluations involving household or business surveys preferred.
  • Strong understanding of international and local policies, guidelines, and best practices relevant to monitoring, evaluation, and economic analysis.
  • Experience in working with government counterparts, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, international donor organizations and other stakeholders in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following statistical analysis software and databases, such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, CSPRO, Excel and strong proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills related to data and document management.
  • Fluency in the local language(s) and strong English language skills, both written and spoken, are highly desirable.

Method Of Application

Applications for these positions should be sent to: [email protected]

Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae containing detailed work experience.
  2. Cover letter confirming interest and availability.
  3. Soft copies of education and professional certificates (if available).

The closing date for receiving applications is 28th June 2024. Please note that only applications received through [email protected] will be considered. Any applications received through other channels will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Interested applicants should indicate the position title in the subject line of the email.