NCHELENGE, KAPUTA, LUWINGU, CHIBOMBO AND MUMBWA
1. Project Background:
The Scaling Up Nutrition Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia through implementation of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program.
SUN TA provides support and direct technical assistance to sub-national local government departments in target districts to plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific activities to reduce the rate of stunting among Zambian children under two and improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating mothers. USAID has identified two main objectives that address stunting, including (1) Adequate Quantity and Quality of Dietary Intake among Target Groups; and (2) Adequate Health Conditions for Biological Utilization of Nutrients. SUN TA interventions increases access and availability of safe, diverse, nutritious food; adoption of better child feeding and household hygiene practices; and access to improved health, water and sanitation services. The project prioritizes sustainability by improving intra-household joint decision making and building the capacity of local government and their stakeholders to ensure coordination, accountability, and learning, following the Scaling Up Nutrition model.
The District MEL Officer will be based in Nchelenge, Kaputa, Luwingu, Chibombo and Mumbwa and will be covering all health catchment areas with frequent travel throughout the district
The District Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will overall work under the MEL Director to implement the SUN TA monitoring, evaluation and learning function at the district level. S/he will be responsible for data collection, collation, data quality assurance, data entry and reporting. S/he will work in close coordination with the SUN TA district technical team and focal persons from the line ministries at the district level to ensure timeliness, effectiveness and efficiency in data collection and subsequent upload onto the online database management system. S/he will also be required to be in constant touch with the focal persons of the sub-district structures to ensure smooth and timeous flow of data from the sub-district, district through to the national level.
3. Tasks and Responsibilities:
4. Reporting and Supervision:
5. Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
Formal training in monitoring and evaluation.
Experience with data collection using Open Data Kit, KoBoTool box, dhis2 or other online or offline data collection solutions.
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