Organization Name: African Institute for Development Policy
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Eligible Citizenship: Malawi
Role Code: M01-Nat

Role Overview

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will support AFIDEP in designing robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) tools as well as coordinate the implementation of M&E and results frameworks for new and ongoing projects. In addition, the fellow will contribute to proposal development by supporting the development of theories of change, workplans, and results frameworks. The M&E officer will provide support in collecting and analysing data for monitoring and evaluating the performance of projects. Finally, they will prepare reports highlighting the performance of different thematic areas and projects against set targets. The M&E officer is expected to contribute to the realisation of AFIDEP’s strategic objectives and priority areas which are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African Union’s Agenda 2063.    


  • Participate in monitoring program performance through periodic data collection
  • Facilitate data collection, entry, and analysis for program evaluation 
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports to inform learning
  • Participate in data quality assessments, feedback, and improvement activities 
  • Collaborate with program team members to develop an M&E plan 
  • Participate in the development and/or review of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual project reports 
  • Participate in proposal development

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Strong quantitative data analysis background with proficiency using statistical packages such as  STATA, SPSS, SAS, or R*
  • Experience in data visualisation with tools such as Excel, Tableau, or Hive to illustrate results and trends in dashboards or graphics*
  • Experience in writing technical materials like program reports or summaries* 
  • Master’s degree in statistics, economics, public health, or other social science field
  • Experience in data collection through surveys, focus groups, studies, or field research activities
  • Experience developing M&E plans, e.g, defining goals or performance indicators, establishing how data for each will be collected, using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, etc. 
  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking 
  • Demonstrates sound judgment  
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, results-oriented, accountable, and attentive to detail 
  • Demonstrates persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges 
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure 

About the Organization

Established in 2010, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, non-profit research and policy institute. Its mission is to promote the development and institutionalization of a culture of evidence utilization in the public sector, and to bridge the gaps between research, policy, and practice in development efforts in Africa. We contribute to the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by enabling the use of evidence in the formulation of development policies and programmes. To do this, we undertake activities in three areas: 1) enabling governments and other stakeholders to address individual, institutional, and systemic barriers to the use of evidence in decision-making; 2) translating evidence and promoting its utilization in decision-making; and 3) strengthening the capacity of researchers and knowledge intermediaries in evidence translation and policy engagement. In our current strategic plan (2020-2024), we focus on providing support to governments and other partners in five priority areas: (i) population dynamics and demographic dividend (ii) health and wellbeing (iii) transformative education and skills development (iv) environment and climate change (v) governance and accountability.     

Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Health System Strengthening, Human Resources for Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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