The 5-year USAID funded Mhuri / Imuli program’s goal in Zimbabwe is to improve maternal, youth and child health and survival in beneficiary communities and populations. The geographic focus is the seven districts of Manicaland Province, focusing on activities to increase the demand and supply of integrated, quality MNCH-FP services as well delivery of family planning services through outreach in all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. This project will provide Technical Assistance (TA) to the MOHCC in Manicaland for MNCH and direct service delivery for Family Planning through outreach services.
The District Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (DMEO) function is core to FHI360’s mission. The role’s main objective is to ensure that funded programs are effectively able to collect, analyse and report on performance and demonstrate impact consistent with FHI360’s mission. The District M& E Officer will work closely with FHI360 programme teams to ensure that M&E frameworks are effectively implemented (in line with MoHCC HIS) to allow for effective programme management and performance reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that programmes implement and maintain high quality M&E systems and strategy.
- Support FHI360 with reliable and comprehensive analysis of the results and impact of programmes.
- Ensure that the M&E component of programmes are well defined, uses the most efficient and effective approaches to demonstrate impact.
- Ensure that the data being collected is of good quality and is used to improve programme management and implementation.
- Support M & E and Reporting, central to manage external programme evaluations.
- Responsible for the designing and conducting of programme evaluations including midterm and end of programme evaluations.
- Facilitate documentation of FHI360 experiences, lessons learnt, impact and best practices to facilitate ease of access to partners, stakeholders, and members of the International community, researchers and policy maker
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
- Knowledge of results-based management / performance management
- Ability to collate information from multiple sources
- Ability to analyze and report on quantitative and qualitative data
- Able to work in diverse contexts and use computer based statistical packages such as SPSS, GIS Excel and use of ACCESS.
- Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills
- Takes initiative and demonstrates ability to work independently and under direction
- Able to generate practical approaches to challenging situations
- Recognizes and responds to ideas, interests, and concerns of others
- Able to work long hours and travel outside duty station
Qualifications and requirements:
- Degree in Social Science, Demography, Statistics, Public Health, Health Informatics or Health Information Management Experience in Public Health issues and information systems design and development.
- At least five years of experience of research and/or monitoring and evaluation, including data collection, data processing and analysis, and reporting
This job description 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.