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Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer -Copperbelt Province (Zone 1)

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This is a Full-time position in Ndola, Zambia posted 04/05/2021.

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USAID SCALING UP NUTRITION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SUN TA)
PROVINCIAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER –

COPPERBELT PROVINCE (ZONE 1)

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has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive
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Clients include international development agencies, international lending
institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country
governments.

1\. Project Background:

The Scaling Up Nutrition Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program
to reduce stunting in Zambia through implementation of the Government of the
Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program.

SUN TA provides support and direct technical assistance to sub-national local
government departments in target districts to plan, implement, coordinate, and
monitor integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific activities to
reduce the rate of stunting among Zambian children under two and improve the
nutritional status of pregnant and lactating mothers. USAID has identified two
main objectives that address stunting, including (1) Adequate Quantity and
Quality of Dietary Intake among Target Groups; and (2) Adequate Health
Conditions for Biological Utilization of Nutrients. SUN TA interventions
increases access and availability of safe, diverse, nutritious food; adoption
of better child feeding and household hygiene practices; and access to
improved health, water and sanitation services. The project prioritizes
sustainability by improving intra-household joint decision making and building
the capacity of local government and their stakeholders to ensure
coordination, accountability, and learning, following the Scaling Up Nutrition
model.

1\. Location:
Copperbelt Province: The Provincial M&E Officer will be based in Ndola and
will be covering the Copperbelt Province with frequent (more than 50% of time)
travel throughout assigned districts: Ndola and Kitwe.

2\. Objective:
The Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work directly with the
MEL Team Lead to implement the SUN TA monitoring and evaluation function at
the provincial level. S/he will be responsible for data collection, collation,
data quality assurance, data entry and reporting. S/he will work in close
coordination with the SUN TA district technical team and focal persons from
the line ministries at the district level to ensure timeliness, effectiveness
and efficiency in data collection and subsequent upload onto the online
database management system. S/he will also be required to be in constant touch
with the focal persons of the sub-district structures to ensure smooth and
timeous flow of data from the sub-district, district through to the national
level.

3\. Tasks and Responsibilities:

> Operationalize the project monitoring and evaluation system at the district level to support learning, decision making and accountability.
> Spearhead the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation activities at the district level and ensure MEL plan/strategy is implemented according to plan.
> Provide regular feedback and updates to the MEL Team Lead on MEL activities at the district level.
> Train and support community-based volunteers and subdistrict structure in the collection of accurate and reliable data, and reporting.
> Manage the collection, storage and retrieval of project data at the district level to support learning and decision making.
> Support the district and sub-district structures in the collection of monitoring data using the devised data collection forms and transpose it on the online database management system.
> Support the SUN TA district team, District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) and Sub-district structures in the verification, and update of data, including ensuring data accuracy and reliability.
> Support the DNCC and the sub-district structure in conducting M&E review meetings.
> Supervise studies and surveys at the district level.
> Liaise with the key stakeholders at the district with the view of gathering feedback on the data collection tools for possible improvement.
> Undertake other monitoring and evaluation functions as needed.

4\. Reporting and Supervision:

The Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report directly to the
Director- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and will be supported by
District Managers at District level.

5\. Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Required

> Bachelor’s degree, Development Studies, Economics, or any related social sciences.
> At least 3 years of working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation or other related field.
> Computer skills in spread sheets, database management, word processing, SPSS or other statistical packages. Competence in dhis2 and working knowledge of the Ministry of Health HMIS will be an added advantage
> Competence in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
> Proven record of data and information collection, collation, review, analysis, presentation skills and data visualization.
> Previous experience working in the international development or humanitarian sector in in a MEL, data analytics or research capacity.
> Strong computer skills, including the ability operate management systems.

Desired

> Formal training in monitoring and evaluation.
> Experience with data collection using Open Data Kit, KoBoTool box, dhis2 or other online or offline data collection solutions.

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