Job Opportunity at Banyan Global - Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor: USAID/Tanzania MEL Platform


Banyan Global

About the job

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning.

Banyan Global is recruiting a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for the anticipated Learning to Perform Activity for the USAID Mission in Malawi. The Senior M&E Advisor will support a range of activities related to performance monitoring, evaluations, assessments, and research. The position is full-time and based in Lilongwe, Malawi and is contingent on funding. Citizens of Malawi are encouraged to apply.

  • Liaise with USAID/Malawi and develop rapid responses to requests for monitoring, evaluation, and research activities;
  • Provide technical leadership, ensuring all approaches employ rigorous methods and high-quality, state-of-the-art practices;
  • Maintain technical oversight of staff, consultants, subcontractors, data-collectors, and other technical specialists tasked in developing high-quality monitoring, evaluation, and research findings;
  • Ensure high quality throughout monitoring, evaluation and research activities including the design of activities, development of data collection instruments, data collection, data analysis, and the presentation of findings;
  • Serve as the principal investigator or a key evaluation team member for strategic evaluations and research;
  • Lead meta-evaluations and meta-analyses across multiple sectors, development objectives, evaluations, assessments, research, and high-level monitoring;
  • Design and develop field data validation plans and appropriate methodologies and instruments and conduct and/or oversees corresponding data analysis;
  • Support the collection, cleaning, coding, and analyzing of data for evaluations, assessments, and other analytical activities;
  • Test data reliability and validity, including conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) of USAID Activities;
  • Facilitate MEL trainings for Mission staff, IPs, and other partners;
  • Oversee support for data management, GIS services, and knowledge management,
  • Maintain strong networks with the M&E community in Malawi, and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master's degree or higher in a relevant field such as monitoring and evaluation, data science, statistics, development studies/affairs, and social sciences
  • At least eight years of experience working in M&E, preferably on USAID or other donor-funded awards in Malawi;
  • Professional experience in at least one of the following thematic areas democracy and governance, positive youth development, economic growth, health, education, and gender and social inclusion.
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative analytical software packages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated familiarity with ADS 201, and
  • Experience working for USAID or on a USAID-funded award.
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