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Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer (x2) at Youth Net and Counselling

Youth Net and Counselling

Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) is local registered NGO that has been operating in Malawi since 1997. As our mission, YONECO is committed to empowering youth, women and children, promoting good health, human rights and democratic culture, adapting and mitigating the impact of climate change and conducting research for evidence-based programming and advocacy. YONECO envisions a self – reliant, healthy, empowered, resilient, responsible, and inclusive society that respects democratic values and principles.

YONECO is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for various positions for the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project entitled Addressing Unmet Need in HIV Testing Services (HTS) for Men and Key Populations for HIV/AIDS Services Through Effective Delivery Models in Malawi under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The project supports interventions promoting and delivering HIV
prevention, testing, and care and treatment services for men and members of key populations (KPs) in Mzimba, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mwanza, Chiradzulu, and Chikwawa districts.

YONECO intends to recruit suitable and a qualified staff for the vacant positions below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Reports to: Strategic Information Manager

Location: Zomba

Job summary

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will provide Monitoring & Evaluation technical support to the program team and give capacity building support to project staff, KP implementing partners and local government partners. The M&E Officer will support the development and implementation of data collection systems, ensure data quality and accurate reporting in a timely manner.

The M&E Officer will also support the team to use data to build evidence for improved programming and advocacy with government, CSO and private sector partners


  • Develop monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework for the program and ensuring data systems established can measure progress against impact.
  • Support the implementation and ongoing of all MEL processes, systems and guidance including leading the design and rolling out of reporting initiatives of the program.
  • Update and review the Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan (EPMP) on annual basis to ensure all M&E needs and requirements are documented and adhered to.
  • Develop internal Database for all activity tools by working closely with the database developer or the M&E Assistant.
  • Maintenance of the databases: conduct Quarterly Data Quality Assessments to ensure accuracy and consistency in the data.
  • Share programmatic reports with management and partners
  • Conduct training to relevant project stakeholders and staff on how to use data management systems and capture data using the data collection.
  • Lead on the consolidation of monitoring data for reporting against the performance indicators for donor reporting and internal program review.
  • Review and analyze project monitoring data and generate user –friendly analyses thereof, including the use of graphics;
  • Conduct support supervision visits to implementing partners to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data collection tools.
  • Work closely with the Project Director, M&E Lead and other program staff to develop data collection plans and methodologies;
  • Review / develop the data collection tools for various programs to enable the field team collect quality data for project indicators.
  • Provide M&E support to the senior management team for the compilation and completion of donor reports.
  • Share performance monthly reports with staff and management to support management decision making and take lead in reflections about performance with the team.
  • Build capacity of local communities, partners and staff on the Results framework, data management (specifically record keeping and management) and results-oriented programming; and report writing techniques; and requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Support the M&E assistant to ensure accurate, timely reports are produced.
  • Support partners in compilation of monthly and quarterly progress reports.
  • Share Key Populations MIS data with respective district KP officers on a quarterly basis
  • Conduct quarterly routine monitoring of activities and ensure work plans are being implemented.
  • Conduct bi-annual analysis of progress against program targets and sharing across program and partner teams through quarterly technical reviews.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Specific

Knowledge, Skills and abilities Required

  • Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, Social Sciences, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor plus an advanced training in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing data collection tools, and data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Experience in capacity building for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as a project liaison for evaluations and external data quality assessments.
  • Good working knowledge of major databases and at least 2 analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA, SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in oral and written English and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and tight deadlines
  • PEPFAR M&E experience will be an added advantage

Method of Application

If you are interested in any of the positions, email your application letter, CV (with three traceable referees) and copies of your certificates to:
Please indicate the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

You can also send by post to:

The Executive Director,

Youth Net and Counselling,

P.O Box 471,


Youth Net and counselling (YONECO) is an equal opportunity employer, has safeguarding measures in place and special groups are encouraged to apply.

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