Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare

MINISTRY OF GENDER, CHILDREN, DISABILITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION, HIV AND AIDS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES — INDIVIDUAL SELECTION MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Country: Malawi

Name of Project: Investing in Early Years for Growth and Productivity

Grant No: IDA – D4000

Reference No.: MW-MGCDSW-106707-CS-INDV

Date of Issue: 27th March, 2019

The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Investing in Early Years for Growth and Productivity in Malawi and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the Project.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall be reporting to the ‘Coordinator and Director of Child Affairs, and will have the following responsibilities.

• Design and implement the project M&E system and link it with the existing relevant Government systems;
• Develop and implement M&E plan of the project to generate regular information related to progress of the project;
• Design data collection tools/ templates that respond to the indicators in the project’s M&E framework, and assist for regular data collection/generation processes;
• Provide technical support to project staff on implementing M&E plan and logical framework;
• Work in collaboration with the Ministry M&E Officers to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved,
• Coordinate midterm and end line surveys;
• Prepare the terms of reference for the Independent Verification Agent (IVA) who will be responsible for collecting data related to Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs);
• Provide overall support to the IVA to confirm numerators and denominators of indicators, intervention areas, study methodology in relation to DLI;
• Track project’s output and outcome level results on a six months basis in close coordination with the project implementing team;
• Collect, check, verify and compile data from the field as stipulated in the M&E months plan;
• Update and maintain the project database;
• Work closely with implementing district teams to Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs);
• Enhance their capacity to conduct proper data collection and reporting that can feed into the project M&E system;
• Review field level assessment reports, baseline studies and evaluation reports;
• Ensure that reports from implementing departments/consultants are complete and meet the quality requirements

The Specialist shall be recruited for a period of five (5) years, but renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance. The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS now invite eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in M&E, Statistics, Social Science or Economics; or related development fields;
• Must have a minimum of five (7) years monitoring and evaluation in a programmatic or government setting, which includes development of results frameworks, development and implementation of associated monitoring and evaluation plans, and results monitoring.
• Good command of English (speaking and writing);
• Good report writing and public presentation skills;
• Good Knowledge of theory of change and be able to incorporate in in the project
• Experience in working with rural communities in developmental work an know good knowledge and skills in participatory rural appraisal methods.
• Good knowledge and expertise in CAPI methods of collecting data including GIS data collection.
• Must have working knowledge of Government of Malawi information System and procedures;
• Good statistical skill and knowledge in and using Statistical packages that will include data collection, data management and data analysis (SPSS, R, STATA AND EXCEL);
• Skills of working in a team and in a multi-cultural environment.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 Revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during Business Days from 08:00 to 12:00; 13:00 to 16:30 hours.

Expressions of interest, including updated detailed curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications, must be delivered in a written form to the address (b) below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 11th April, 2019.

Addresses referred to above are

a) For information and clarifications.
Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee Secretary
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Capital Hill, Room 130, Floor 3
P/Bag 330
Capital Hill Circle
Lilongwe 3.
Telephone: +265 (0) 1 776 096
Email address: mccallumsibande@yahoo.com cc mpitawo@gmail.com

b) The Expression of Interests should be addressed to
Att.: The Chairperson
internal Procurement and Disposal Committee
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Capital Hill Circle
P/Bag 330
Capital City
LILONGWE 3.

The Chairperson,
Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee (IPDC)
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
capital Hill Circle,
Lilongwe.
MALAWI.