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14 May 2019

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director – Health, Zambia

Job Description

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Adolescent Health & Nutrition (RMINCAH/N) Project

Background

ChildFund Zambia is an International Non-Profit Development Agency established in 1983, and has invested in programs aiming at realizing long-term, sustainable change for children and youth through improvements in health, HIV and AIDS, nutrition, education, micro-enterprise, early childhood development (ECD) and livelihood care and support. ChildFund Zambia supports 620,000 children, youth and caregivers in 32 communities in Central, Copperbelt, Eastern (Nyimba) Provinces and Lusaka. In collaboration with six local partners, our integrated approach combines community mobilization through training of community-based distributors (CBDs) on Family Planning services and products; health center referral systems, awareness campaigns and close monitoring of program impacts. To produce lasting changes in behavior, ChildFund works with men, women and youth to increase partner communication and sustainable demand for Family Planning. To ensure sustainability and local ownership, ChildFund programs have established a collaborative relationship with the MOH and regularly include MOH staff in training and supervision. As a result of ChildFund Zambia programming, community members are now better informed about Family Planning and reproductive health services and government collaborators are building on current activities to ensure country-owned service provision

ChildFund Zambia is prepositioning itself for a USAID opportunity which will be implemented in eight provinces (Luapula, Muchinga, Eastern, Northern, North-Western, Central, Western, and Copperbelt). This Community-Based Service Delivery and Engagement RMNCAH&N project and at the national level to ensure increased use of high-quality community-based service delivery, supported by strengthened demand and community engagement. The Chief of party (COP) will be based in Lusaka, with travel to the eight project provinces (Luapula, Muchinga, Eastern, Northern, North-Western, Central, Western, and Copperbelt) and target districts as needed.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director – Health, Zambia

Job Summary

ChildFund is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning (MEL) Director for a 5 year, USAID-funded RMNCAH-N Project in Zambia. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is a critical component of the program and will contribute vital information to development results, strategies and approaches that will be used to enhance individual, household, community, and institutional resilience.

The MEL Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. They will lead the development of holistic approaches to collaboration, learning adapting (CLA) including data analysis to assess progress, identify areas for improvement and measure program outcomes and impact. They will ensure a robust and adequate M&E data system to enhance the collection, management and analysis of program data and to track and report progress towards achieving results in accordance with the Zambian regulatory standards and in coordination with the Ministry of Health. The MEL Director will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. They will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program. The position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and seek technical support and collaboration with the headquarters-based M&E Team.

The essential qualifications are:

General:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, Development Studies, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree may be considered with 5 years’ experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of agriculture/nutrition/food security programs, with a preference for experience in nutrition
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in USAID or USG programs.

Specific:

  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and improving data quality through conducting short surveys and follow ups to target groups
  • Familiarity with community-based information systems and electronic platforms for data capture and management, and the strengths and challenges of these systems
  • Experience in preparation of field trip reports and donor project progress reports (quarterly and annual)
  • Ability to bring together colleagues and external stakeholders diplomatically and effectively
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments is important.
  • Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (procurement, financial, contracts and grants).

Contract Type: Fixed term contracts

Contract Duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension to 5 years dependent on performance

(Please note that these positions are dependent on donor funding)

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How to Apply

Interested applicants are advised to send their CVs and cover letter to [email protected] not later than 5:00 pm Monday 20th May,2019. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

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