Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to carry out data collection & management, manage information systems and organizational data, to produce statistical reports and trend analyses, and to inform overall programme development through evidence to action. The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring MSZ remains a results focused organization, achieving the greatest health impact possible. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will contribute towards the use of both internal and external evidence to assist the Management Team with strategic planning and development and will work in conjunction with other program staff to ensure projects deliver expected results.
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location: Ndola
Reporting to: Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Probationary Period: 3 months
Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI).  MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:
  • mission driven
  • customer focused
  • results orientated
  • pioneering
  • sustainable
  • people centered
Key Responsibilities:
Management Information Systems & Monitoring and Evaluation Processes
  • Assist in MSZ’s research, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning and reporting of activities.
  • Actively participate in the collection of high quality monthly data across the key indicators, including entry, analysis and reporting
  • Assist in carrying out robust data verification process
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and support to MSZ field staff and public health providers in data collection and management.
Organisational Performance Reporting
  • Work with MSZ field staff data needs, including identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and using results in key decision making.
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of RM&E findings with MSZ team members and management, partners, stakeholders and donors. Assist in analysis of data for performance monitoring and management.
  • Participate in internal and external reviews and technical RM&E networks.
Operational Research
  • Assist in internal routine and non-routine studies, surveys, market research, client satisfaction etc. and ensure high quality of standard.
  • Assist in developing research reports and disseminate research findings and lessons learnt internally and externally when appropriate.
  • Communicate research findings and monthly statistics in a useful and meaningful way to other MSZ team members to facilitate improvements in performance and programme development
Skills and Experience
  • Degree in Demography, Development Studies, Public Health  or other relevant social science (consideration will be given to Diploma holders  with relevant and adequate work experience in this field)
  • Demonstrated experience working with projects in supporting data management and archiving
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting operational and longitudinal research
  • Demonstrated experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators
  • Demonstrated experience of data processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience running applications such SPSS,STATA, SPSS, Epi-Info & MS Excel
  • Ability to interpret and communicate analyzed data
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Must be familiar with working in rural areas especially at community level
  • Must be willing to undertake regular visits to the field and interact with different health providers and community mobilisers
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience of commercial/market research would be an advantage
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Fluency in Nyanja and Bemba are an added advantage.
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Demonstrates MSZ team member behaviours.
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro-choice
Interested candidates are invited to submit applications, together with a comprehensive CV and copies of qualifications to
The closing date for receiving applications is 30th August 2016.
Please note: Application letters without a comprehensive CV will not be considered.
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