Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist x2

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Applications have closed

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) Specialist (2 positions)
Reporting: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist will work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager to conduct 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 data quality techniques and management functions.
Specific Tasks
Technical Implementation
Coordinate with the LSS directorate in the execution of the annual data quality assessments (DQA) in partnership with the MOH;
Gather, analyze and report data on all task orders to meet PSM indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements and liaise with task order directorates in completing specific requirements, such as the TO1 site-level stock reports and PMI dashboards;
Support the MEL Manager to ensure all routine project technical reports are produced of high quality and submitted on time, to include monthly situational reports, quarterly and annual reports;
Collaborate with the Data Analytics unit to promote data usage through the data analytics platform using business intelligence (BI) software to enhance supply chain analytics and improve data visibility;
Collaborate with Task Order 2 directorate and LSS directorate in the execution and reporting for End-Use Verification (EUV) surveys for malaria and maternal-child health;
Collaborate with the technical staff in collecting and analyzing M&E indicator data across task orders and reporting via DevResults and DATIM;
Work with the Technical Reporting and Communications unit to report on project status and impact, including abstracts, success stories, factsheets, infographics, and ad hoc reports;
Work with the MEL Manager, and technical teams to foster a culture of adaptive management and learning throughout the program team by evaluating performance against project targets and identifying opportunities for learning and improving strategies to strengthened supply chain operations in country, and integrate these interventions across project components.
Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager and technical teams to track the quarterly work plan activities, report performance risks and develop mitigation strategies;
Represent PSM project at various technical meetings with collaborating partners, senior government officials, and/or donor agencies as may be assigned;
Coordinate cross-departmental information sharing through the monthly technical forums and quarterly data review meetings;
Coordinate with the MEL manager on the development and management of the MEL annual work plans;
Refine and maintain the project’s MEL plan based on the donor’s strategic guidance and project’s performance;
Coordinate with the technical teams to ensure that all project deliverables are uploaded to SharePoint (the project’s central repository) on a monthly basis;
Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently;
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 Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or other advanced degree required;
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience of MEL or Monitoring & Evaluation experience required;
Must have strong data analysis and report writing skills;
Excellent understanding of data quality administration and management functions (collection, analysis, reporting, dissemination, etc.);
Must be knowledgeable of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements; 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 leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Location of assignment: Lusaka, Zambia
To Apply:
Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to by 17pm on Thursday December 10, 2020. Please include clearly the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.