Malawi: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator, Assess the Learners (YESA) Activity, Malawi

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator,

Assess the Learners (YESA) Activity, Malawi

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary: **
MSI anticipates an upcoming proposal for a five-year project where the primary purpose will be create a multi-level monitoring and evaluation system for the National Reading Programme to assist the Government of Malawi’s (GoM’s) efforts to improve the reading skills of Malawian students nationwide. The following objectives will be the focal points: 1) National Reading Assessment instituted; 2) Universal school–level utilization of assessment strategies and techniques for reading instituted; 3) Community-level capacity for the performance and informed use of reading assessments instituted; and 4) Integration of reading assessments into National Reading.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a long-term Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator having experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning system of broadly comparable size and scope to that project. This position will report directly to the ME&L Coordinator and should have a demonstrated experience in relevant data collection and processing methodologies, and with regard to ensuring data quality.


  • Support the design and manage the implementation of MEL organizational capacity assessments with grantees, and tailored technical assistance activities that are informed by assessment findings.
  • Assist in ensuring that grantee MEL strategies align with research good practice with respect to monitoring education programs and academic interventions.
  • Review qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments.
  • Supervise and/or lead data quality assessments.
  • Supervise and/or lead the analysis of performance data.
  • Present monitoring findings.
  • Develop short analytic reports using performance data.
  • Ensure consistency of data collection/storage procedures among grantees who are reporting to cross cutting/portfolio level indicators.
  • Assist with data aggregation as required.
  • Ensure that grantee MEL activities are positioned to support a planned external evaluation of the portfolio.
  • Support the facilitation of multi-day MEL capacity building workshops in Lilongwe.
  • Develop short analytic reports using performance data.


  • At least three (3) years of technical experience working in the M&E sector, of which at least one (1) year of experience is related to reading assessments and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing a monitoring, evaluation and learning systems of broadly comparable scale and scope to that required for YESA.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical abilities necessary for high-quality M&E.
  • Strong demonstrated capacities for spatial analysis including the use of geographic information systems.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Strong analytic experience with and reporting of performance data.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with data visualization products and software, a plus.
  • Experienced Malawian candidates are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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