Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Gender Empowerment

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Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the Girls Empowerment Network (GENET). GENET is a local young women’s rights organization and a grassroots movement of girls and young women that works to support and improve the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized girls in Malawi. GENET is committed to contributing towards the elimination of gender inequalities in health, education, and economics and towards the fight against gender-based violence, harmful traditional practices, and the spread of HIV/AIDS through the promotion and creation of safe spaces for girls’ participation and development. GENET was founded in 2008 by a group of young Malawian women and operates through the formation of girl networks. These networks utilize various approaches including communication and networking, workshops and training, and lobbying and advocacy, all within the framework of social and behavior change models. Recently GENET's organization has grown, expanded its donor base, and has begun new projects focusing on child marriage, girls education, sexual gender-based violence, and sexual reproductive and health rights. Each project targets vulnerable adolescent girls and has strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E;) requirements to track changes and measure impact. To meet these M&E; requirements, in 2016, GENET began the development of a central M&E; system at the organization which could do well with external expertise in M&E.; The M&E; system will enable GENET to effectively track their work, progress, and impact at an organizational level and effectively communicate results with stakeholders. The system will encompass activities related to both projects and non-projects.

A Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in development work and experience developing databases is needed to create a central M&E; system for the organization. Duties include creating templates and session guides for technical trainings, facilitating in-house workshops to develop staff capacity to effectively collect and record data and conduct proper data analysis, and supporting the use of data and results for planning or programming. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of GENET’s executive and program staff in the areas of M&E; and documentation, with specific attention to the final development of a central M&E; system at an organizational level.

Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Malawi at the same time. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.

Partner Information

Girls Empowerment Network (GENET)

Required Skills

• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in development work (including program development, project/activity implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and communications)
• Experience analyzing and interpreting data
• Proficiency in creating professional databases and templates
• Good understanding of sub-Saharan African culture

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Malawi

  • Malawi may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Malawi, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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