The purpose of the REFRESH activity is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of Lake Malawi
to restore the natural fisheries productivity, which largely underpins the food and nutrition security of the rural and urban populations by targeting the lakeshore districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Likoma, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dedza and Mangochi. Its sub-purposes are a) the targeted Lake Malawi’s aquatic habitats are healthy and well-managed b) the endemic fish populations of targeted parts of Lake Malawi are healthy and self-sustaining and c) the fisheries in the targeted parts of Lake Malawi are managed sustainably by 2024.
Primarily, the REFRESH activity will aim to achieve the following outcomes;
Please note that the position will be contingent upon award of funding.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) and Knowledge Management (KM) Senior Manager will supervise staff experts and oversee program activities for a USAID flagship biodiversity project related to monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and knowledge management.
S/he will be responsible for supporting comprehensive and accurate data collection, analysis, reporting, and knowledge management by both Pact and partner organizations to improve project implementation. S/he will institute M&E best practices for project monitoring, data collection, and quality, and project reporting and learning including Collaborative, Learning, and Adapting processes (CLA). He/she will provide technical support to the design and implementation of monitoring systems and other data systems, including a project-level database that supports policy and programmatic decision-making by project and external stakeholders. S/he will support the training of partners on M&E procedures, roles and responsibilities and will play a key role in data management, data analytics, and knowledge sharing and learning from the project’s data.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning