Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
FHI 360, Zambia
Closing Date for Applications:
FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E Specialist) for an anticipated USAID-funded district governance strengthening project in Zambia. The project will help the Government of the Republic of Zambia with informing citizens and building their capacity to effectively demand improved service delivery while strengthening a local system of governance capable of responsive service delivery.
The M&E Specialist will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan by developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed. The M&E Specialist also will train project staff and liaise with USAID/Zambia on M&E reporting requirements and program learning strategies.
This is a full-time position based in Lusaka, Zambia, for a duration of five years. Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360. The anticipated start time is Spring 2020.
- Oversee the application of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) principles to inform program implementation and management
- Refine the design of the program M&E system, clearly identifying the users and the utility of the data/information
- Refine M&E indicators and adapt M&E tools to meet program needs, which may include pre- and post- tests, focus group interview protocols, community survey tools, and baseline, mid-term, and end-line survey instruments
- Manage and safeguard data collection, train program staff, and supervise M&E activities of staff and sub-contractors
- Liaise with the USAID Mission on the design of M&E tools and on modifications to M&E systems
- Analyze all data collected and advise program management on needed program revisions
- Contribute to written performance reports for funder and other program deliverables
- Work with grantees to ensure accurate information flow, including guidance/support on grantee data collection, measurement, and reporting
- Master's degree or its international equivalent in social science, management, international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field; Master’s degree or its international equivalent preferred
- Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience, with experience managing and executing monitoring and evaluation activities for donor-funded programs, including experience monitoring and evaluating policy reform and/or capacity development activities
- Demonstrated abilities in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies appropriate to complex change processes and capacity development, as well as in knowledge management and organizational learning
- Experience coordinating with governments, ministries, and/or local NGOs, as well as with local communities, in the design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques, including those that address capacity weaknesses, preferred
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to effectively use statistical analysis software such as STATA and SPSS
- Oral and written fluency in English