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Education Expert (specifically Secondary Education) - Team Leader

Mid-term Evaluation of Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM) Programme

The programme to be evaluated

Programme: Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM). Cris no. 2015/037-756

In response to the above challenges, secondary education was identified as one of the main focal areas under the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme (NIP) for the period 2014 to 2020 for support in order to contribute towards the achievement of Malawi’s socio-economic development goals. A Financing Agreement for ISEM was signed with the Government of Malawi on 20th October 2015, and implementation commenced in August 2016.

ISEM provides a comprehensive range of supports to the secondary sub-sector by responding to:

In addition, technical workshops in 12 secondary schools (wood work, metal work and technical drawing) will be rehabilitated and equipped in order to render them functional again. The objective of this is to enhance the technical skills of secondary students and provide linkages to the similar developments in training for the construction sector being supported by a sister EU project on Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP).

Global objective

The global objective of this assignment is to conduct a Mid-term evaluation of the ISEM Programme in order to measure the achievement to-date against the programme indicators in all the implementation areas (as per its logical framework).

Specific Objectives

Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority of the European Commission. The focus of evaluations is on assessment of achievements, the quality and the results of the programme in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches. From this perspective, evaluations should look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress.

The evaluation should provide an understanding of the cause and effects links between inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts. Evaluations should serve accountability, decision-making, learning and management purposes.

The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the programme stakeholder and general public with:

In particular, this evaluation will serve to understand the performance of the Action, its enabling factors and those hampering a proper delivery of results in order to adjust its design or implementing modalities and to inform the planning of the future EU interventions and Actions in the same sector.

The main users of this evaluation will be the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the NAO Support Unit, the Grant Beneficiaries and the EU Delegation to Malawi.

KE 2 Education Expert (Cat 2) - TL


Master’s degree in education, social sciences, development studies or relevant field or equivalent professional experience


Language skills of the Team

If you meet the requirements and would be interested in this role please apply via the following link to the DAI website, including your CV in EC format


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