Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, Lusaka, Zambia

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, education, 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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

This individual will lead monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, in coordination with the project team, including implementing partners, USAID, MOH, and NAC. 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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan;  development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data.
  • Ensure M&E systems are gender-sensitive, reflecting the appropriate gender indicators and targets. Ensure all research and evaluation conducted under the project include a gender focus that promotes gender equitable programming.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities working closely with other technical staff in HQ and the project, including any needed operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and special studies.
  • Ensure data quality; oversee collection, cleaning, analysis.
  • Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Provide leadership in management, use and analysis of data, with an eye to identifying information gaps and trends that will inform/refine future programming.
  • Produce required reports as required by PEPFAR; lead planning and execution of special studies, assessments (including baseline surveys and formative assessments), and data trending to support project objectives.
  • Serve as a co-investigator in research projects implemented under this project.
  • Liaise and collaborate with technical sector backstopping staff in M&E, research, and research utilization and learning, to achieve the highest technical quality of deliverables in these domains.
  • Ensure data is fed into GRZ information management systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
  • Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national external review processes.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant Discipline
  • Minimum of eight years working on monitoring, evaluation and research in the public health and HIV fields with progressively 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 M&E issues and indicator 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 management and dissemination of research findings.

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