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The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) program at College of Medicine aims to implement comprehensive newborn care through innovative lifesaving technologies, the provision of both technical and clinical capacity-building, implementation of clinical and technical educational programs and the building of a sustainable distribution network.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Management of the M&E team
  • Manage a team of Data Officers and a Data Manager in order to support programmatic activities of NEST and ensure these program activities are executed in accordance with the program’s objectives
  • Coach, train, and mentor the Data Manager and Data Officers with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the M&E team and providing professional development guidance in conjunction with the Country Director
  1. M&E leadership
  • Develop a strategic M&E work plan to enable the NEST Program reach its milestones
  • Define and implement key program performance indicators as well as monitor these indicators throughout the course of the program
  • Assist in developing and managing the program’s database
  • Assist in the development of key program tools for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Lead all M&E initiatives for the project including monitoring data collection and data quality as well as tracking the progress of project goals
  • Develop strategies to increase data use and demand among program team
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Perform periodic field visits to ensure the quality of data collection and monitor progress
  • Ensure that donor, partners and senior management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  1. Communication and Reporting
  • Provide support in compiling and reviewing high quality reports to donors and program management in a timely fashion
  • Review and analyse field reports to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and use data for decision making and action
  • Serve as a liaison between the NEST program and the Ministry of Health for the communication of program plans, activities, data and progress

Organizational Reporting:

The M&E Manager reports to the Country Director, The International Programs Manager, Program PIs and Workstream Directors

Job Requirements:

  • Post-graduate degree in social science, humanities, public health or other related discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in the health or development field
  • Proven skills in monitoring and evaluation, including experience with multi-donor funded programs
  • Strong skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection, management and analysis using packages such as SPSS, STAT, Excel, RedCap, etc.
  • Strong data interpretation, report-writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including ability to coordinate effectively with diverse individuals and stakeholders to achieve results
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel extensively in-country

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed CVs and names of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar,

College of Medicine,

P/Bag 360,


Blantyre 3

Indicate the name of the research project as NEST Study on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the subject line of your email for electronic submissions. Electronic submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 12th April, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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