Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning.
Banyan Global is the prime recipient of the USAID/Malawi Learn to Perform (L2P) Activity. L2P is a five-year task order to improve the Mission’s performance management, enhance program efficiency, and advance Mission learning. Under L2P, USAID/Malawi has contractedBanyan Global to conduct an Ex-Post Evaluation of the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support (NAPAS) Activityunder the Sustainable Economic Growth (SEG) project. The purpose of this ex-post evaluation is to examine and gather evidence on the impact and sustainability of the NAPAS initiated and supported policy interventions in Malawi. The ex-post evaluation will also bring lessons and recommendations for current and future policy related activities supported by the mission, other development partners and Government of Malawi.
The evaluation team will include three experienced evaluators: a Team Leader, an Agriculture Expert, and a Natural Resource Management/Forestry Expert. Collectively the team will be seasoned practitioners with deep knowledge of agricultural, nutrition, and natural resources related policies in developing countries and will have expertise in the following areas: project evaluations and assessments, ideally public sector reforms, policy reviews and formulation, organizational change management, and governance.
The Natural Resource Management/Forestry Expert will:
- Assess the effectiveness of the NAPAS project implementation specifically related to natural resource management related interventions.
- Provide technical assistance and analysis with respect to policies relating to natural resource/forest management and resilience.
- Assess the capacity constraints that impede natural resource management policy reforms and implementation.
- A postgraduate degree in Natural Resources, Forestry management, or a related field.
- A minimum of 8 years of field experience in evaluating complex natural resource management or agricultural development projects in a developing country context like Southern Africa.
- Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative analysis tools.
- Experience in managing or evaluating at least three governance, agriculture, or Natural Resource Management policy related projects.
- Experience in Malawi or Eastern/Southern Africa preferred.
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
- Excellent oral and written skills in English are required.