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Technical Advisor – Monitoring , Evaluation & Research

FHI 360

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 21/04/2022.

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# Job Description

Position Title: Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research MER

Reports To: Chief of Party/Project Director

Location: Lusaka

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving
lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our
staff includes experts in Health, , Nutrition, Environment, Economic
Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.

The FHI 360 Zambia Country currently invites applications from interested
candidates on the USAID Open Doors Project for the position of Advisor –
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research on a short-term contract of upto December
2022. The USAID Open Doors Project is an activity providing comprehensive HIV
prevention, care, and treatment services to key populations in targeted
provinces of Zambia with the goal of contributing to a reduction in new HIV
infections, in alignment with Zambia’s revised National HIV and AIDS Strategic
Framework RNASF, 2020-2023. Open Doors Project supports the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief PEPFAR as it works towards the goal of an
AIDS-Free generation, in Zambia, as well as globally.

Basic Function

The Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, and research will lead Open Doors
monitoring, evaluation and Research efforts. S/he shall develop monitoring,
evaluation and reporting MER systems that include appropriate indicators,
baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely,
accurate and complete reporting.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, s/he will oversee project
activities related to Monitoring, targeted evaluation, targeted research,
quality assessment and quality improvement QA/QI.

Duties and Responsibilities

To coordinate and engage stakeholders National, International, and Donor in
various phases of the project from M&E system development to reporting and
dissemination to ensure that USAID Open Doors project fulfills M&E needs.
This includes working with other entities involved in information systems to
review existing data collection tools and revise accordingly. Supervise all
M&E and QA/QI staff in project sites provide technical direction to the field
office M&E and QA/QI staff. Develop/Revise/Implement an Open Doors M&E work
plan that is in line with the national M&E work plan at the start of project
and supervise the development of M&E work plans of implementing partners,
assess the implementation of the work plan on a regular basis, and make
updates to the work plan as needed. Develop Open Doors Quality Assurance and
Quality Improvement System in conjunction with other Open Doors technical
units. Ensure that all partners and program managers include M&E and QA/QI
work plans activities in their programs and that they carry out appropriate
data collection and reporting. Supervise the generation of reports and data
which meets the reporting requirements of PEPFAR/USAID, FHI 360 and Government
of Zambia MOH and NAC to ensure that Open Doors project fulfills all their
M&E requirements. Oversee the implementation of the Open Doors project M&E and
QA/QI work plans both at Lusaka and district/site level and those of partners,
including implementation of quality assurance/control measures for data
collection. Conduct training for implementing partners M&E staff, on M&E in
general and on Open Doors project M&E system. Oversee the preparation of
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, end-of-project reports and portfolio
reviews to submit to USAID and FHI 360. Develop protocols with technical
assistance from FHI 360 for targeted and End-of-Project evaluations including
developing sampling strategies, analysis plan and presentation of data and
providing training to staff as needed. Document lessons learned and best
practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR
guidelines. Represent FHI 360 and make presentations at professional meetings
and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation as needed. Provide
technical assistance to health facilities and community-based implementing
partners to ensure that data collection is accurate, reliable, feasible,
efficient, and timely.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

–>Knowledge of health or HIV/AIDS programming in developing countries
–>Computer literate and proficient in the use of word processing, statistical packages, and spreadsheets.
–>Ability to work with MS Word, ACCESS, Excel, Power point. Familiarity with DHSI2 desirable.
–>Ability to travel in-country and/or internationally as needed.
–>Minimum 8 years’ experience in working on monitoring, evaluation, and research in public health with experience in HIV/AIDS programs and progressive increasing responsibility.
–>Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, rapid appraisals, bio-behavioral surveillance and in methods for data analysis.
–>Hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, and the ability to coach and train others in their use
–>Knowledge of MER issues and indicators development for HIV prevention and service delivery strengthening related to HIV/AIDS
–>Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements
–>Excellent report writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
–>Experience in knowledge and dissemination of research findings.

Qualifications and requirements

–>Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics or Public Health
–>Master’s degree or higher is an added advantage.
–>8-10 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, with experience in HIV/AIDS programs and supervisory experience.
–>Experience with donor programs required.
–>USAID experience a plus.
–>Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

The last day of receiving applications is 27 April,2022

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes
nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of
employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document
at any time.

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Closing Date : 27th April, 2022.

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