Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager


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About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

The role holder will report to the Head of Programs and lead Christian Aid’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning efforts in Malawi. The responsibility is spread across all projects/programmes within Christian Aid Malawi Country programmes. The post holder will develop, implement and monitor of Christian Aid’s MEAL strategy in the country, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to programme staff and partner organizations. The post holder will be responsible for developing and projecting Christian Aid Malawi’s profile, visibility and mostly reporting requirements with donors and external stakeholders. The post holder will ensure advanced quality delivery of reports to donors. A key responsibility of this role, in line with Christian Aid’s global vision of being digitally enabled will be to apply recent digital technology in reporting, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning across all Christian Aid programmes. The post holder will ensure that all Christian Aid Malawi projects receive the necessary visibility and projection with reporting requirements as well as all enabled approved social media platforms. The post holder will initial relevant relationships and partnerships to improve the profiling of Christian Aid in Malawi. The MEAL Manager will provide leadership in ensuring high quality programme management information systems and accountability standards are integrated into all aspects of Christian Aid’s programming in Malawi, and in doing so will contribute to organisational progress against the Minimum Operating Standards and programme quality indicators

About you

Candites applying for this role must have the following:

  • The post holder should have a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or mathematics, economics, statistics, biostatistics or related fields, a Master degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8-10 years INGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation with good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation challenges in Malawi, particularly in the areas of research design, implementation, project management and community development programmes
  • Experience of monitoring, evaluation, research and Learning and Project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as EU, DFID and USAID.
  • Hands-on experience supporting community-based development programmes. Experience of building the M&E skills and capacity of others and significant experience of working with local partners.
  • Knowledge and practical experience using statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA). And the ability to use data management and information systems such as NHMIS and DHIS
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies and advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions (if required)

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

  1. Tell us about a time when you evaluated both the benefits and risks to your team, department or organisation of implementing a new idea or way of working and paid particular attention to ways of reducing risk
  2. Please tell us about a time when you had to give feedback on a difficult or contentious issue
  3. Tell us about a time when you had to identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a common debate or dialogue