Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer | Jhpiego | Lusaka | Full-Time

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations from the community to the national levels, building sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at

Jhpiego invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions .The successful candidates selected for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Officer will support the design, development and implementation of provincial monitoring, evaluation and research systems. This includes the development of MER plans; implementation of data management and data use systems, mentoring data associates and facility personnel on routine data collection; coordinating research field work, data analysis and development of reports, abstracts and success stories. S/he will also work closely with the Knowledge Management Specialist to implement project specific knowledge management initiatives. Through these systems s/he supports and influences program performance and quality improvement; providing evidence for program planning, monitoring implementation with participatory data review to inform course corrections and strategy change, as well as introduction of innovative data visualization and use tools in appropriate audience specific formats. S/he will also be responsible for relationship management with key strategic information stakeholders especially PHO and DHO counterparts; capacity building, mentoring and management of data associates and supports provincial technical teams MER needs.


  • Design/adapt and revise Data Collection Tools (DCTs) and Data Management Systems in consultation with key program and technical personnel.
  • Daily/monthly data collection, collation and compilation from facilities.
  • Monthly data verification exercises ensuring province-wide facility coverage.
  • Conduct quarterly data quality assessments covering all supported facilities annually.
  • Review routine data analysis in IPT, data review presentations, bulletins and monthly reports Provide data for abstracts, manuscripts or other technical team needs as required.
  • Support development of research implementation plan and budget.
  • Carryout data entry, cleaning of research/evaluation data sets.
  • Support knowledge asset identification, archiving and retrieval, following up with project team members to ensure organization KM tools are consistently used.
  • Develop, update and share project bulletins (internal and external) with project stakeholder mailing list.
  • Support project team in the development of Donor reports (Quarterly, SAPR, APR, IPR) and other organization wide reporting requirements using DATIM, JADE and TRAINSMART.
  • Recruitment of Data Associates.
  • Training and mentorship of data associates and facility personnel.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the technical team and program counterparts on specific MER needs especially data use for programmatic decision-making.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Experience implementing USG funded programs.
  • Understanding of Donor regulations, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • At least five years of experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programs in any of the following areas: maternal, newborn and child health; nutrition; family planning; malaria control; HIV/AIDS or TB programs for public, private or NGO sector.
  • Statistical software proficiency using: SPSS, STATA or Epi-Info.
  • Quality improvement approaches to strengthen service delivery
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Results-oriented and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to achieve desired results.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Strong communication (writing and oral presentation) skills.

To apply, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae with three traceable references to the Human Resources Manager:

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Closing date is 1st October, 2018

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