Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager – Zambia

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Project Concern Zambia

Project Concern Zambia (PCZ), an affiliate of Project Concern International (PCI), is recruiting for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to support a multi-million-dollar five-year CDC-funded project. The Manager will be responsible leading and coordinating monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities for the Improving HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Outcomes Among Faith Communities project. S/he will provide overall MEL leadership and guidance to the project; closely collaborate with the Chief of Party and other project leadership to ensure that MEL strategies and aligned with and responsive to project needs; and help to ensure that MEL systems improve program quality and impact, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning. Responsibilities include: developing M&E plans and frameworks, designing M&E tools and systems to track the progress of the project’s activities; strengthening systems to analyze and utilize data for decision making; and providing capacity building support for implementing partners. The MEL Manager will be based in the PCZ office in Lusaka with frequent travel to program areas.

This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be October 2020.

Major Responsibilities:

Oversee all M&E activities for the project in collaboration with project staff
Lead the development of M&E measurements frameworks and plans ensuring that M&E systems and tools produce relevant, timely, quality data that are responsive to the project’s goals, program beneficiaries, and compliant with reporting requirements
Ensure adequate M&E capacity is built at implementing partner and community levels in areas including data management, analysis, reporting and utilization of findings for data drive decision making and learning.
Support the design, coordination, and implementation of selected project evaluations, including process and/or outcome evaluations and special studies, ensuring the findings are of high quality, relevant, and effectively shared with key stakeholders.
Participate in the drafting and/or review of technical reports, including donor reports, project or study briefs, or other dissemination products to ensure stakeholder accountability, to promote learning, and enhance visibility of the project
Develop and support activities to assess and improve quality of routine program data
With the program and M&E teams, develop and support analyses and tools based on programmatic data to assess program quality and project performance
Coordinate as necessary with various stakeholders including national and/or government officials, community partners, and other stakeholders

  • Advanced degree in Public Health or Social Science, with expertise in M&E and strong understanding of health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS
  • At least five years’ experience in M&E activities in the field of public health
  • Proven capacity to effectively manage M&E processes as well as manage and mentor staff with various levels of skills and experience; strong negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative M&E, including planning evaluation studies, determining variables, selecting appropriate sampling methodologies, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of reports
  • Knowledge of statistical principles and procedures; proficiency in statistical software applications and qualitative analysis packages
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding and experience with program and/or MEL requirements of US Government donors (i.e. USAID, CDC) strongly preferred