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Monitoring And Evaluation Officers (2 Positions) at Agricultural Commercialisation (AGCOM) Project

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  • Lilongwe, Malawi
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Agricultural Commercialisation (AGCOM) Project

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
RECRUITMENT OF PROJECT STAFF
COUNTRY: MALAWI
NAME OF PROJECT: FOOD SECURITY AND RESILIENCE PROGRAM (FSRP)
GRANT NUMBER: IDA-E1840
DATE OF ISSUE: 18TH APRIL, 2024

BACKGROUND
The Government of the Republic of Malawi has received financing in the amount of US$250 Million equivalent from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank toward the cost of the Food Systems and Resilience Program (FSRP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for recruitment of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) staff.

The objective of the Project is to Increase commercialization of agriculture value chain products selected under the Project, and consists of six main components namely: (i) (Re-) Building Resilient Agricultural
Production Capacity; (11 Sustainable Development of Natural Resources for Resilient Agricultural Landscapes; (iii) Getting to Market; (iv) Promoting a Greater Focus on Food Security Resilience in National and Regional Policymaking and Response (v) Contingency Emergency Component (CERC) and; (vi) Project Management and Coordination.

It is, therefore, regarding the constituting of the MFSRP Project Implementation Unit that Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) as a lead implementing agency, would like to engage the services of Monitoring and Evaluation Institutional Officers, Agribusiness Officers, Development Officers, Assistant Accountants, and Assistant Project Engineer as set out below:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (2 Positions)
Reference No MW-MOA-376216-CS-INDV

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Malawi Food Systems Resilience Program (MFSRP) Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The M&E Officer will be responsible for supporting monitoring and evaluation of the Project activities.

Specifically, the M&E Officer shall be responsible for reporting, storing and maintaining project records.

The Officer shall also be responsible for carrying out project assessments, evaluations, and other aspects of monitoring and evaluation in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist as well as other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be reporting directly to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Tasks and responsibilities: 

  1. Provide technical inputs on monitoring and evaluation parameters to improve planning, programming, and implementation;
  2. Coordinate with Technical Implementation Brokers for the project, Agribusiness Officers, and government frontline the Agriculture staff including Extension Development Coordinator and Agriculture Extension Development officers on timely field surveys and data collection and follow-up to ensure M&E reports and indicators update the results framework;
  3. Provide technical inputs on monitoring and evaluation parameters, to improve planning, programming and implementation
  4. Coordinate with the Information Communication & Technology Specialist to support online data collection and management through the Geo-Enabling Initiative for monitoring and supervision (GEMS)
  5. Participate collection, cleaning, consolidation and analysis
  6. Mentor and train Project team and Implementing Agencies staff to foster capacity building on M&E knowledge;
  7. Support monitoring and evaluation missions commissioned by the donor (World Bank);
  8. Monitor and ensure the consistency of methods of data collection across the portfolio
  9. Review the M&E system, process and procedures of the Project and forms and formats for project activities under its various components;
  10. Monitor project progress through annual review and planning workshops and field visits, offer feedback and keep regular communication with related field and centre-level staff.
  11. Document and collect information on lessons learned, including case studies and special research;
  12. Prepare and monitor the implementation of the Annual Work Plan Budgets and Procurement Plan for the project and district offices;
  13. Carry out periodical field checks and triangulate with received information to monitor the progress of the project;
  14. Monitor all activities of consultants and other goods and services providers contracted by the Project;

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should meet the following minimum qualifications and attributes.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extensions, Development Economics, Data Science, and Statistics
  2. At least Three (3) years’ experience in M&E for donor-funded Projects, preferably in the agriculture sector.
  3. Experience in online data collection platforms including Kobo toolbox or survey solutions
  4. Experience in managing Matching Grants and establishing Partial Credit Guarantee Funds is highly desirable.
  5. Should be computer literate in spreadsheet programs and data analysis software’s such as SPSS and Stata, and Microsoft Excel.
  6. Ability to work with staff in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment will be required.

Location of Employment
The M&E Officer will be based at MFSRP PIU in Lilongwe but will be required to travel regularly and extensively to the project sites.

Duration of Employment
The assignment is for six years subject to annual renewal based on satisfactory performance.

Submission of Applications
Interested Candidates should submit applications including detailed CVs in English with a minimum of three traceable referees NOT later than 3rd May, 2024.

Address for submission of applications by email is info@agcom.gov.mw and be addressed to the following:

The Chairperson
Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee
Agricultural Commercialisation (AGCOM) Project,
Off Paul Kagame Road – Opposite MRA
Domestic Taxes Offices,
P.O. Box 727, Lilongwe