Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer (2 Positions)
Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time N/A
Chemonics International Inc., Contractor for USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) ensures uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM develops and manages a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain. The project seeks to recruit (on a one-year contract renewable) for the following positions of:
Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer (2 Positions)
Reporting: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer will work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist to conduct an analysis of the national supply chain and project performance against set supply chain targets and ensure learning for internal and external collaboration and continual improvement. The candidate will collect, analyze, and report on data for both project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements and internal reporting. The candidate will also be responsible for implementing surveys.
Collect data, information, and statistics, as well as support exploratory data analysis, to identify underlying trends and changes in supply chain M&E indicator data across health elements, and upload to DevResults and DATIM, the data management software, for indicator data reporting;
Use PowerBI to monitor monthly site-level stock reports for HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health, as well as Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, and provide stock status charts as input to the monthly situational report to aid decision-making and learning;
Use the stockout monitoring and consumption anomalies tools to identify site-level stockouts and anomalies as well as solicit and consolidate the primary drivers of stockouts and anomalies;
Plan and undertake data collection and storage for the annual data quality assessments (DQA) and End-Use Verification (EUV) surveys for malaria and maternal-child health in coordination with the MEL Specialist and MOH;
Update the monthly reports tracker and flag late reporting to ensure that project reports are completed and submitted on time;
Initiate quarterly data and workplan review meetings and write the meeting reports;
Coordinate with the technical teams to ensure that all project deliverables are uploaded to SharePoint (the project’s central repository) on a monthly basis;
Exhibit Chemonics values and build a culture of “Living our Values” within the team;
Understand and adhere to established policies and procedures and promote them throughout GHSC-PSM staff;
Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor of record.
Minimum Education Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree in Demography, Economics, Mathematics, Public Health or a related field required;
Minimum 2 years’ work experience of MEL or Monitoring & Evaluation experience required;
Member of the relevant professional body required;
Strong data analysis and report writing skills required;
Excellent understanding of data quality administration and management functions (collection, analysis, reporting, dissemination, etc.);
Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements desired; experience working on USAID-funded health programs preferred;
Experience using electronic tracking systems, and analytics platforms such as Power BI;
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
Analytical skills with problem-solving aptitude;
Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
Written and spoken English fluency required;
Demonstrated versatility, and integrity.
Location of assignment: Lusaka
Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday, February 28, 2022. Please clearly include the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.