Director of Strategic Information, Zambia
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a non-profit 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 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:
Director of Strategic Information.
The Director of Strategic Information will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of an anticipated United States Government (USG) project which will improve health outcomes of Zambians through equitable access to high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and FP/RH services, products, and information, and will strengthen the integration of services. The Director of Strategic Information will lead the development of and manages the MEL Plan and develop and maintains systems to collect data and leads data analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. The Director of Strategic Information will collaborate with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. The Director of Strategic Information collaborates with the program team to design operational research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. The Director of Strategic Information will share MEL data and improvement plans, as well as strategies for program improvements for greater program effects with program team. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Lusaka/Zambia and will report to the Chief of Party.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USG approval.
- Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project
- Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of project evaluation activities. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research
- Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
- Work closely with the heads of projects to co-design monitoring tools, selecting indicators, and determining field monitoring responsibilities. Works to ensure tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
- Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
- Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
- Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation
- Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
- Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of Sudan counterparts and other key stakeholders
- Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, social science, economics, or relevant discipline. Significant study in the health field, international development and/or program monitoring and evaluation
- At least 8 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to HIV/AIDS,TB, RMNCH, FP in high-burden, resource-constrained settings
- Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
- Strong background or formal training in evaluating international development programs such as HIV/AIDS/PEPFAR
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
- Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
- Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)
- This job posting 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.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.
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