Njovu Tembo Njovu

Njovu Tembo Njovu

African Evaluation Association

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I am an Independent Consultant specialised in business, economics, governance, monitoring and evaluation, social development and taxation. I offer consultancy services to private companies, non-governmental organisations, cooperating partners and the governments; especially in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and workshop facilitation.

I am a former Tax Manager (Design and Monitoring) and retired in June 2013 from the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). I worked for ZRA for sixteen years as tax audit (inspection) manager as well as an evaluator of its domestic taxes collection’s performance. While at ZRA I took part in the formulation of the Domestic Taxes Department’s performance standards as well as preparing manuals for employees. I also participated in monitoring and evaluation of the department's performance in comparison to internal and national plans and set standards. I also took part in many national evaluation and research activities. He was the Chairperson of the Zambia Evaluation Association and the Chairperson of the Government’s Governance Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.

I have been an Independent Development Consultant for over 20 years. Among many of my clients have been Action for Transparency (A4T), African Capacity Building Foundation, African Development Bank, Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), CARE, Oxfam, PANOS Institute of Southern Africa (Zambia), the Germany Development Agency (GIZ), the Government of Zambia, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) and UNICEF, among others. I chaired the interviews conducted by Rural Net on behalf of the Foreign Cooperating partners’ and Zambian Ministry of Agriculture for the Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation officer of the Luapula Province Agriculture and Rural Development Programme (PLARD) – Lusaka on 23 May 2008. I was once seconded by Price Waterhouse to manage the finances of the Rural Integrated Development Project funded by the British Overseas Development Agency (ODA) for Northern Province in Mpika (1985-90).

I have also been a moderator/facilitator at many events especially during deliberations of stakeholders and training of participants.

I have also been very active in enhancing the M&E profession in Africa. I gets consulted on many M&E initiatives by governments and development organisations; e.g. I was consulted on the setting up of an M&E training centre by USAID at the University of Zambia. I was also consulted on developing the national M&E system for the new Ministry of National Development Planning by UNICEF when UNICEF and UNDP were planning in 2015 to assist the government of Zambia. I contributed to the preparation of the national M&E and budgeting policies. I was also consulted on the M&E aspects of 7th National Development Plan (2017 to 2021).

I have also taken part in some of the discussions on M&E developments across the globe as an M & E specialist. For example, during the National Evaluation Capacity Conference in Istanbul (October 2017) and the Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation in Colombo (September 2018)

I am currently (2017-18) the Treasurer of the African Evaluation Association as well as an Honorary Member of the Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation Association.