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Vacancy: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&E)

Blantyre City Council is implementing the Malawi Water and Sanitation Project-1 with the support of the World Bank. The Council, therefore,  invites applications for the  following positions tenable in the Directorate of Engineering Services at Civic Offices on a One (1) year fixed term contract.

Position Title Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Location Blantyre City Council
Reports To PST- Coordinator
Status Full Time – Non Established Contract – 1 year renewable


Position Overview

Reporting to the PST Coordinator, the M&E Officer will oversee the monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results, providing regular project reports to PST Coordinator and management as required. The M&E Officer provides technical leadership, oversees data management and ongoing training to M&E field data collectors. The M&E Officer will conduct regular project data analysis and identify methods to use results for improving program reporting and performance, leading efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and learning.

Job Responsibilities

  • (i) Assist the PST Coordinator with development of M&E Plans for projects, including indicator selection, target setting, data collection, Logic Models, Performance Measurement Frameworks (PMFs), Theory of Change (TOC), reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • (ii) Lead role in overseeing data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • (iii) Responsible for supporting the preparation and review of annual works plans and project reports in collaboration with PST.
  • (iv) Manage research activities and ensure outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • (v) Provide training and mentoring to data collectors and PST to ensure the understanding and implementation of the M&E Plan and M&E system.
  • (vi) In coordination with PST, develop, update and maintain World Banks’s monitoring and evaluation standards.
  • Provides technical expertise (TA) to projects – provides hands on support with concrete ideas and recommendations for integrating M & E. This TA includes but is not limited to building partners M&E capacity; developing terms of reference for hiring local staff or consultants; supporting the selection of qualified local staff or consultants; providing quality control on consultant draft and final reports; mining data within and across programs for relevant results.
  • Oversee the Baseline Survey, Mid-Term Review, Endline Survey and Final Review of the project with consultants and field data collectors.
  • (ix) Collaborates with other Project M&E officers to develop knowledge products, plain language guidelines, subject guides, training materials and tools/solutions that are innovative and in line with WB strategy.
  • (x) Leads organization wide support for M & E, by identifying gaps and strategies to address them, to increase effectiveness of M&E tools in the project.
  • (xi) Builds capacity of project staff through leading learning opportunities to improve application of tools and processes and updates of evolutionary thinking around M & E.
  • Supports responses to RFP or sole-source processes (bids) to expand project portfolio and sources of revenue.



  • (i) Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • (ii) Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • (iii) Experience mainstreaming M&E and managing organizational change thereof.
  • (iv) Demonstrated knowledge of international development, project management, results-based management (RBM), financial reporting and control.
  • (v) Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • (vi) Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Determine strategies to move the project forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities on international development projects
  • Fluency in English is an asset.


Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae plus copies of Certificate should be addressed to:

The Secretary

                                                            Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

                                                            Blantyre City Council

                                                            Private Bag 67          


The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 12th July, 2024.