Young Professional, Monitoring and Evaluation




Young Professional, Monitoring and Evaluation

Job ID


Practice Area – Job Family


Vacancy End Date

(Midnight New York, USA)


Time Left

9d 23h 15m

Duty Station

Lilongwe, Malawi

Education & Work Experience

I-Master’s Level Degree – 0 year(s) experience







Vacancy Type

Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type




Contract Duration

1 year renewable to a maximum of 2 years

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The UNDP Young Professional Programme (YPP) is designed for highly qualified and motivated young Malawian professionals recently graduated from Masters programmes or in some cases, from Bachelor’s Degree programmes. The programme provides an opportunity to start a development career through “on the job’ professional development that can be based on learning from UNDP’s programmes, policies and operations. Training and learning will be part of the day to day activities under the UN Young Professional Programme.


Candidates for the UNDP YPP will be selected on a highly competitive basis. The key qualifications required for consideration will include:

be under 30 years of age

having an academic qualification, as outlined in respective Terms of Reference (Master’s degree while in some cases, bachelor’s degrees, completed not more than 2 years ago.

The candidates will be offered a Service Contract for a maximum 2 years, renewable each year. They will receive an “all-inclusive package ” to cover living and travel costs.

There is no guarantee for a further employment with UNDP after the assignment but the UNDP Malawi YPP program has an excellent reputation among development agencies and government institutions in the country. However, upon completion of the contract, it is expected that the incumbent would have acquired sufficient knowledge, skills and professional competences to pursue a rewarding career in any reputable international organization on a full-time contract basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors CO compliance with planning monitoring requirements in the corporate planning system;

Manages UNDP programme and project indicator tracking system;

Documents lessons and best practice on project monitoring systems and activities;

Updates calendar of M&E and reporting events;

Assists in managing scheduled project and outcome evaluations in line with UNDP policies and procedures;

Follows up on implementation of Project Quality Assurance assessment and evaluation recommendations management actions;

Compiles common findings and lessons learnt from project evaluation and quality of Project Quality Assurance assessment reports to inform future project planning and implementation;

Reviews project progress reports to ensure that they meet UNDP quality expectations;

Conducts analytical work on aspects of project planning as requested;

Coordinates and follows up on various office wide initiatives in line with corporate planning procedures and policies.



Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English

Commitment to the values of the United Nations

Ability to work well in teams

Creativity and innovative approach to work

Strong multicultural skills

Knowledge of computer systems and word packages

Required Skills and Experience

A masters’ degree in economics, statistics, development studies or any similar social science degree. Applicants with certificate in monitoring and evaluation will have an added advantage.

All candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

Received a Master certificate with distinction or credit OR

Held a leadership role while at University OR

Received overseas scholarship to undertake studies (such as Fulbright, Chevening, ODA etc)


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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