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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer at National Youth Council of Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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National Youth Council of Malawi

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location: [Lilongwe]
Company/Organization: [National Youth Council of Malawi]
Reporting to: [Director of Programmes]

About the Organization:
The National Youth Council of Malawi is a statutory corporation established by an Act of Parliament-The National Youth Council of Malawi Act (Act No 22 of 1996). Its functions include developing, promoting, and controlling youth activities, registering youth organizations, organizing scholarships, establishing cooperation guidelines, and promoting training courses. The Council’s vision is to build a Malawi where young people can develop their full potential and contribute to sustainable development. It is an implementing arm of the Ministry of Youth, comprising the General Assembly, Board of Directors, Secretariat, and affiliates (registered youth organizations).

Summary Job Description:
The council is implementing several projects in agriculture, health, civic participation and engagement and other areas targeting young people in Malawi. The council is also strengthening its capacities in different areas. One key area that the council intends to strengthen, is the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.

We are therefore, seeking a dedicated and dynamic Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer to join our team. The MEAL Officer will play a key role in ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of our programs, as well as promoting accountability and learning across the organization. Reporting to the Director of Programmes, the successful candidate will work closely with program staff and partners to develop and implement robust MEAL systems and processes that contribute to evidence-based decision-making and program improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including indicators, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms, in collaboration with program teams.
  • Coordinate data collection activities, ensuring that data is collected systematically and accurately, and that ethical and gender-sensitive approaches are applied.
  • Lead the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to assess program performance, identify trends, and measure outcomes and impacts.
  • Facilitate regular review meetings with program staff and partners to discuss MEAL findings, share lessons learned, and make recommendations for program adaptation and improvement.
  • Support the design and implementation of baseline surveys, midterm reviews, and end-of-project evaluations, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Strengthen accountability mechanisms, including feedback and complaints mechanisms, to ensure that beneficiaries and other stakeholders have opportunities to voice their concerns and provide feedback on program activities
  • Promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within the organization by documenting and disseminating best practices, success stories, and lessons learned.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to program staff and partners on MEAL-related matters, including training on data collection methodologies and tools.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, Demography, International Development, Social Sciences, or a related field. Those with a Master’s Degree will have an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience working in monitoring, evaluation, and/or accountability roles, preferably in the agriculture, humanitarian aid, health, and development fields.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data effectively.
  • Proficiency in MEAL methodologies, tools, and software (e.g., DHIS2, ODK, SPSS, STATA).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • In good health and have ability to travel extensively locally and internationally
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability, transparency, and learning principles.
  • Fluency in English, Chichewa and other local languages.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

In our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our organization’s ability to innovate, adapt, and thrive in an ever-changing world. We welcome candidates who share our values and are dedicated to creating a culture of respect, equity, and belonging.

Method Of Application

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae describing their suitability to the requirements for this position. Please send your CV, cover letter and copies of both relevant academic and professional qualifications to jobs@nycom.mw, or

The Executive Director,
National Youth Council of Malawi,
Private Bag 389,
LILONGWE 3.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Application Deadline: applications should be submitted on or not later than Sunday, 31st March, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nycom.mw