Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Roads Authority





NAME OF PROJECT: SADC Sub Regional Transport and Trade Facilitation Project

Project ID No.: P-Z1-DB0-253

Financing Agreement No.: 2100150043246

Assignment Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Services

Procurement Reference No. : RA/DEV/CON/AfDB/2023-24/18

  1. Background
    The Government of Malawi has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the SADC
    Sub Regional Transport and Trade Facilitation Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for the provision of Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Services under the SADC Sub Regional Transport and Trade Facilitation Project. The project will involve Reconstruction of a 135 km road between Kaphatenga and Dwangwa. The project shall be implemented over a period of 5 years starting in April 2023 and ending in February 2028.
  2. Objective
    The objective of the assignment is to help the project with collection and monitoring of data, analysis, and production of reports based on the Project’s Results Framework to help monitor the progress of the Project.
  3. Duration of Assignment
    The assignment is for a period of three (3) years with contract eligible for review and renewal annually subject to the satisfactory performance of the contracted candidate. The recruitment will be on an individual consultancy basis. The selected candidate will sign an employment contract, subject to a probationary period of three months.
  4. Main Tasks
    Key duties/tasks and responsibilities of the individual M&E consultant to achieve the objective of the assignment are described below. The Scope of Work alone should not be considered exhaustive. The individual Consultant is expected to develop the concept and methodology and apply the highest professional judgment in assisting the RA to address its goals and objectives of the assignment efficiently and effectively, and to develop a project operations M&E system which can be implemented with a high likelihood of success. The consultant is expected to carry out the following specific tasks:

    1. Review the indicators and performance targets proposed in these TORs and in the logic framework for the monitoring of the project, and suggest possible refinements to harmonize them to meet the Project Development Objectives, and the requirements of the Bank and the RA.
    2. Develop the survey plan and methodology and sampling frame (as required) for the different types of surveys
    3. Lead development and oversee the review of the project level monitoring and evaluation plan and associated work plan and coordinate the undertaking of the surveys and data collection to be carried out during and after the project.
    4. Design surveys, evaluation (baseline) using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods and coordinate the undertaking of the baseline surveys, and collection of other baseline data.
    5. Record project impacts progressively and ensure survey data is correctly analyzed and stored in an electronic database in a “user friendly” format.
    6. Active participation in meetings (monthly or quarterly progress) when invited.
    7. Establishment of defined baseline indicators for the subsequent period monitoring, up to and including post-construction.
    8. Ensure knowledge sharing in the M & E of OSBP border infrastructure projects.
    9. Measure the outcomes of the road on socio-economic development and its impact. Design and develop the border operations M&E framework and its associated application program in excel spread sheets and /or any appropriate user-friendly software.
  5. Qualifications and Experience

    The M & E Specialist must have the following qualifications and expertise:

    1. University degree in areas relevant to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) (e.g., Economics, Social Sciences), master’s degree will be considered an advantage.
    2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in relevant professional areas.
    3. Demonstrated experience in developing indicators, performance monitoring plans, logical frameworks, results frameworks, and M & E plans.
    4. Experience in computerized data management systems.
    5. Excellent management and coordination capacity for the technical implementation of programs, including detailec planning and preparation of technical reports and evaluation and monitoring.
    6. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication, and teamwork skills.
    7. Be proactive, have leadership skills and the ability to work in the office and in the field.
    8. Experience with projects financed by development partners, in particular the African Development Bank, will be considered an advantage.
    9. Ability to meet multiple deadlines and motivation to produce results and impact; and
    10. Excellent knowledge of English.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” (2008, revised July 2012), which is available on the Bank’s website at

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00-12:00 and

13:00 -16:30 hours starting from 1st July 2024. Expressions of Interest must be submitted with the following:

  1. CVs detailing qualifications and experience with attached photocopies of relevant certificates.
  2. Brief descriptions of at least three similar assignments undertaken including scope of each assignment, location, and cost of each assignment.
  3. Three professional references (including their email addresses and mobile phone number).

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by the 24th July 2024 at 16:30 hours local time and must be clearly labelled “Provision of Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Services.”

Attn: The IPDC Chairperson
Roads Authority
Functional Buildings,
Paul Kagame Road,
Private Bag B346
Lilongwe 3, Malawi