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Principal Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at National Council for Higher Education

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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National Council for Higher Education

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is a statutory corporation responsible for the regulation of higher education in the country. NCHE was established by the NCHE Act, No. 15 of 2011, with, among others, the following mandates:
  • To promote and coordinate higher education institutions;
  • To register and de-register higher education institutions;
  • To harmonize selection of students to all public universities:
  • To regulate, determine and maintain standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications and academic facilities;
  • To develop a national qualification framework which is compatible with regional and international standards;
  • To determine minimum criteria and procedures for registration and de-registration of higher education institutions:
  • To accredit both public and private higher education institutions:
  • To design and recommend to the Minister institutional quality assurance standards for the establishment, standardization and accreditation of higher education institutions including standards of teaching and learning; infrastructure, physical plant and equipment; the development of curricula; libraries and learning resource centres; safety of teaching and learning facilities, and student transfer between programmes and higher education institutions.


The Council is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Malawian professionals to be considered for the following vacant position:
Principal Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Re-advertised)
Grade: NC 5
Department: Research, Planning and Development
Reports to: Chief Research, Planning and Development Officer
Responsible for: Research and Development Officer
Purpose of the job: To provide monitoring and evaluation services on the Council’s work programs.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring the implementation of existing programmes, projects, audits and determining projects and their viability, justifying and advising project prioritization.
  • Coordinating the development and reviewing strategic plans, annual work-pians and performance contract.
  • Providing leadership in promoting national and international institutional partnerships with relevant research institutions, government and stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the status of higher education and production of regular reports on the impact on national development goals.
  • Forecasting the long term higher education sector priority areas aligned to the national and sustainable development goals to guide resource allocation.
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring quality management system; and risk assessment framework for the department.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of development partner funded programmes and projects.
  • Formulating mechanisms for collection and analysis of data on the Higher education institution sector for factual decision making, Policy formulation and implementation by stakeholders.
  • Initiating the development of Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) to monitor higher education institution education in the country.
  • Reviewing monitoring systems and recommends improved strategies, policy and models to enhance monitoring and evaluation efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collecting and analysing relevant data which is needed for effective M&E system.
  • Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications/Work Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Education, Mathematics and Planning; PLUS
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a managerial position or as Research and Development Officer.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Strong proposal writing, research, report writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and other relevant statistical package
  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organized and ability to work under pressure/meet deadlines
  • Resource mobilization skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge in Higher Education and ISO 9001:2008 Quality
Method Of Application
All application letters, Curriculum Vitae with copies of certificates must be forwarded to the address below before 12th May, 2023:
The Acting Chief Executive Officer
National Council for Higher Education
Private Bag B312
Capital City
Lilongwe 3.
NCHE House, Area 47 Sector 2 next to Chitukuko Petroda Filling Station.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be acknowledged.
‘NCHE is an equal opportunity employer’