Mr John T. Njovu- Biography

Mr John T. Njovu

He is a Zambian Independent Consultant with over 20 years’ experience gained in civil society, the private business and public sectors. He is specialised in business, economics, governance, monitoring and evaluation, social development and taxation.

He is a former Chairperson of the Zambia Evaluation Association. He is an honorary member of the Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation Association (ZAMEA), a lifelong member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and that of the African Community of Practice (AfCoP). He represents Zambia in the Indigenous Evaluation group (EvalIndigenous) of the Evaluation Partners (EvalPartners).

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Economics and is pursuing a PhD in Business administration. He was an employee of Price Waterhouse for five years (1985-90) providing accounting, auditing and consultancy services to its clients. He was also entrusted to be its internal accountant. He worked for the Zambia Revenue Authority as a tax man in various positions for sixteen years until his retirement in 2013; e.g. VAT Large Trader Senior Inspector, VAT Northern Regional Manager and Monitoring and Design Manager.

Among his many clients have been Action for Transparency (A4T), African Capacity Building Foundation, African Development Bank, CARE, Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, PANOS Institute of Southern Africa (Zambia), the Germany Development Agency (GIZ), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Development Planning and that of Justice (Governance Secretariat), Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) and UNICEF,

He has facilitated at many M&E professional workshops locally and abroad. He is facilitator (July to November 2017) on the Rapid Result Initiative program organised by the AfCoP for the Private Public Partnership Department of the Cabinet Office in Zambia.

He has been very active in enhancing the M&E profession in Africa and abroad. His advice is much sought after by governments, civil society members and cooperating partners; especially on new M&E initiatives. He is currently (July 2017) a member of the Technical Working Group populating the logical framework for the Seventh National Development Plan of Zambia. He was also a member of the Technical Committee of ZAMEA (July 2017) that helped the government of Zambia in the expert review of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy.

He took part in the formulation of the national governance chapter for the National Development Plan of Zambia for the period 2012 to 2015. He was the Chairperson of the Adhoc Committee on Accountability and Transparency. He also taken part in many assignments of the Governance Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice of Zambia in evaluating the performance of Members of Parliament.

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