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Management Systems International

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international
development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results
across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and
evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, peace
and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in
90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria,
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading
companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all
sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large
bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United
Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more
information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

USAID/Zambia intends to 1) Strengthen the national Health Management
Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of the Republic
of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MoH), 2) Improve monitoring, evaluation,
and research capacities within key government and non-governmental
institutions, and 3) Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to
health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child
health, and HIV. The activity supports the strategic objectives of the USAID,
the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s
Malaria Initiative (PMI).

Position Summary:
The Program Manager will maintain working relationships with the USAID Family
Health (FH) and PMI teams including key stakeholders at the MoH as well as the
National Malaria Elimination Council (NMEC). They will actively engage in
USAID Family Health/PMI meetings and other relevant technical working groups
and provide support to administrative tasks related to FH/PMI SOW. They will
support the FH team by identifying, accessing, and gathering data on key
indicators to help monitor and track national, regional, and where possible
district-level status. The Program Manager will continue to support mapping
exercises to identify and review potential sources of FH data in Zambia.
Working with the M&E team, the PM will ensure that USAID FH have access to
timely data through different system such us the DHIS2 dashboard. The
incumbent will support implementation of all the FH and PMI components
including needs identification, new program development, budget management,
detailed implementation planning, facilitation, and presentation. Overall
responsible for high quality delivery of the Family Health and PMI activities
in Zambia. This position reports to the Senior Advisor Knowledge
Management/Data Demand and Use (KM/DDU).


> Support the M&E and the malaria team to ensure the establishment and maintenance of effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
> Timely submission of accurate monthly program reports that meet FH and PMI requirements.
> Coordinate the USAID FH/PMI and E4H teams including but not limited to monthly check-ins as well as preparing summary presentations for performance review.
> Coordinate capacity building activities for USAID FH and PMI on the use of DHIS2 and the Knowledge Management Platform.
> In collaboration with the M&E Specialist, review/evaluate program effectiveness on a regular basis and determine corrective actions needed to improve goal achievement.
> Meeting coordination, including preparation of agenda, and talking points, scheduling meetings and drafting presentations.
> Ensure clear and effective communication of the FH and PMI program activities to MoH and NMEC.
> Build reputation of the program through sharing of evidence-based impact evaluation and participation in key stakeholder events.


> Bachelor’s degree required in Public Health, Project Management, or Development Studies. Advanced degree is preferred.
> At least 8 years’ experience working in increasingly more advanced Program Management positions for USAID, including work with health-related projects.
> Strong leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills, with proven capacity to direct and manage change, and inspire high-performing teams.
> Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing is essential.
> Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, negotiation, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills.
> Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.
> Functional knowledge of Ministry of Health HMIS in Zambia.
> Ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines.
> Computer literate and fluency in written and spoken English.
> Program management experience with USAID projects and/or deliverables.

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