Programme Monitoring Officer

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Job Description

Overall objective: to set up and maintain an efficient system for monitoring MaM programme activities.
Specific responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a database of participants in programme workshops (expected to reach between 50-60,000 participants during the scale up phase);
  • Use Microsoft Office or other appropriate software to create and manage the programme database;
  • Help select and use open-source software to create data collection instruments;
  • Lead training for programme staff on collecting data;
  • Monitor the quality of data entered into the database by programme staff;
  • Conduct analysis of data collected and prepare summary tables for reports to programme stakeholders as needed;
  • Develop instruments and efficient systems for collecting feedback from workshop participants and analyse the data collected and develop a summary of feedback for review by the programme team;
  • Provide support to external evaluation processes.

In addition, the incumbent will:

  • Attend all meetings of the MaM project team;
  • Contribute to the project’s quarterly reports as requested by the Senior Project Coordinator;
  • Complete all such ancillary and further tasks as may arise from time to time

Candidate Specification

  • Relevant postgraduate degree;
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office or other appropriate software to create and manage programme databases preferably with programmes in the development sector;
  • Experience in using open-source software to create data collection instruments;
  • Good communication skills in both English and Chichewa; and
  • Enthusiasm for learning and for developing new skills in the area of data collection; management and processing for programme monitoring.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions. We work in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy – while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture

Strengthening the Teaching of Primary School Mathematics in Malawi ‘Maziko a Masamu’ (MaM) is a 3-year project that aims to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics, so that girls and boys have a solid foundation in basic skills to succeed in the rest of their schooling and fulfil their potential.
The project provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Education to revise the mathematics curriculum for lower primary (standards 1-4), develop corresponding teaching and learning materials, design teacher training strategies (including school-based support structures), rigorously pilot the new materials and training strategies, document impact, refine the materials and training strategies, and then oversee a national scale-up. The pilot will be evaluated by an independent evaluator.

The project is led by the Ministry of Education with technical assistance from Cambridge Education, a member of the Mott MacDonald Group. The project office is at the MoE’s Department for Quality Assurance Services (DQAS) in Lilongwe. The project also has an office at the Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) in Zomba.

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

To apply for this job please visit www.mottmac.com .

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