Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Nutrition

Before You Apply

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 an M&E;, Learning, and Research Specialist for Project Concern International (PCI). PCI is an international NGO whose mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development worldwide. PCI is implementing a five-year, USAID Title II program called “Njira” which is designed to address underlying causes of malnutrition. Njira uses a tailored approach that improves agriculture, agribusiness, health, nutrition, and disaster preparedness within vulnerable communities.

A M&E;, Learning, and Research Specialist with two years’ experience and keen interest in research and M&E; is needed to provide technical support to PCI staff, support ongoing case studies, facilitate learning forums involving field staff and key stakeholders, and participate in the design, data collection, and analysis of relevant research topics aiming to measure resilience, changes in behavior, and practices. The Response Volunteer will also collaborate with the M&E; manager and ICT system specialist to improve the user-friendliness and quality of analysis of the dashboard linked to the M&E; database. The main goal of the assignment is to build staff capacity in M&E; initiatives.

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

Project Concern International (PCI)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree in either International Development, Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, or related fields
• Passion for community-led development and result-based programming
• Two years’ experience and keen interest in research, monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent writing, documentation, and presentation skills
• Familiarity with basic excel or statistical software to carry out data analysis
• Knowledge of database system design and ICT

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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