Resident M&E Manager: Malawi

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Washington, United States
Apply by 26 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 26 April 2018

Job Description


Job Function: International
Department: Southern & East Africa
Location: Malawi

Resident M&E Manager: Malawi

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager in Malawi to implement a technical assistance program. A well-qualified candidate will possess experience implementing large democracy development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly related to elections and governance, and the ability to administer program activities, finances, and personnel in a challenging operating environment. The Resident M&E Manager will primarily be based in Lilongwe, with significant travel to Blantyre and other regions as necessary. S/he will work with the Resident Director tosupporta multi-year program.

This position is subject to donor approval. The anticipated start date will be in July 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Leads and coordinates the design and implementation of performance monitoring plans and work plans in cooperation with the Resident Country Director and other program staff
  • Develops indicators of success and methods of measurement and conducts baseline assessments based on the program’s objectives
  • Maintains strict data quality, confidentiality and security standards in compliance with NDI and donor to ensure responsible data policies and procedures
  • Develops tools for collecting information necessary to monitor and evaluate program activities such as surveys, interviews and focus groups studies; identifies relevant secondary sources of information; trains staff to use these tools/sources; and oversees the collection of M&E data
  • Collects data on program results and impact and, based on this information, prepares and submits regular reports in accordance with internal and external reporting requirements
  • Trains and assists program staff to identify and highlight achievements of stated objectives and outcomes
  • Assists program staff to produce data-driven publications for key stakeholders that illustrate best practices, lessons learned, success stories and the value of NDI’s program in Malawi
  • Ensures that M&E findings and reports are effectively shared with appropriate internal teams
  • Analyzes program priorities and timelines to ensure that they are realistic and achievable
  • Participates in periodic assessment of program partners to gather input for program needs
  • Participates in, and contributes to Malawi team meetings by providing updates and guidance on performance monitoring issues and compiles bi-weekly reports for distribution within NDI
  • Undertakes other responsibilities as directed to meet the fluid needs of NDI’s program in Malawi
Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree required; concentrations on international affairs, public policy or a related field preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in performance monitoring, specifically collecting and analyzing data; working with program staff to identify program impact; writing/editing/publishing reports, preferably in an international nonprofit organization or government agency
  • Experience with evaluation tools and methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, and research from secondary sources
  • Excellent English writing skills, including experience writing and editing reports, proposals, and publications
  • Excellent oral communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions, particularly in a training environment
  • Ability to develop monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that are appropriate for the political context in Malawi
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and reporting requirements and methodology
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with diverse staff
  • Comfortable leading and coordinating M&E efforts for internal NDI program team and external M&E partners
  • Self-starter with ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems as they arise
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations, which are often remote and difficult to reach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, and other shared database software platforms

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.

To apply, please visit NDI’s website at: https://www.ndi.org/careers

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About the Organization

Founded in 1983, NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC and with 59 country offices on five continents, NDI has conducted democratic development programs in more than 100 countries around the world. Calling on a global network of more than 500 volunteer practitioners from approximately 70 countries, NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions. The Institute works with democrats around the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. The Institute receives funding to carry out its mission from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and other donor agencies and private foundations.

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