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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at UNDP

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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The UNDP M&E Unit works under the direction of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and is responsible for the effective implementation of corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) policies, strategies and procedures.  The Unit ensures that set minimum M&E requirements and standards for the Country Programme and projects are complied with and facilitates project, thematic and cross-cutting reviews and evaluation for efficient and effective contribution of UNDP to motional development results.

The M&E Unit supports the UNDP programme which is structured into two portfolios, namely: Governance and Resilience and Sustainable Growth (RSG) and a Development Impact Advisory Team (DIAT).  Each of the portfolios has a minimum of seven projects while DIAT has one project.

In addition, the Unit works with the Office of the Resident Coordinator on planning, monitoring and reporting for the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, The Unit provides technical advice, coordinates and sometimes consolidates UNDP inputs towards joint Cooperation Framework planning, monitoring and reporting.

While improving the CO capacity would entail several interventions, in the short-term, the CO wishes to recruit a M&E Officer to enhance monitoring and evaluation functions of the country programme’s Governance and Resilience and Sustainable Growth (RSG) Portfolios.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in implementing the UNDP Planning, M&E policies, strategies and procedures;
  • Assist in completing project quality assurance activities during design, implementation, closure;
  • Provide technical support to ensure SMART result statements and indicators in UNDP-supported interventions;
  • Assist UNDP-supported projects to ensure adequate arrangements and systems for substantive M&E and quality progress reporting;
  • Support the UNDP Communications Analyst to identify and publish UNDP’s success stories and best practices;
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing on project monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Coordinate project evaluations;
  • Conduct impact assessments in coordination with progamme teams;
  • Support innovation and research function of the CO;
  • Collaborate with communications and programme teams to develop stories;
  • Contribute to capacity building of UNDP project staff and implementing partners on M&E ;
  • Develop and implement an innovative data bank to facilitate quarterly and annual reporting and tracking of Strategic Plan, Country Programme and project output indicators in the corporate planning system and UNInfo.

Institutional Arrangement

The M&E Officer will work under the supervision of  the CO Programme Management Specialist (M&E).  S/he will be assigned to work with one of the Country Office’s programme portfolios.



  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDPs objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions;
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks.

Effective Decision Making:

  • Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Integration within the UN:

  • Ability to identify, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.


  • Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results.


  • Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks;
  • Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, applied statistics or related social science.
  • A first-level university degree in a relevant field with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least two years (with master’s degree) or four years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience at the national or international level in providing monitoring and evaluation services;
  • Background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters;
  • Strong analytical quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • Hands-on relevant experience with web-based management systems;
  • Strong technical reporting skills;
  • Data analytics.

Required Language(s) 

  • Fluency in English and Chichewa