Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Population Media Center (PMC) is a nonprofit, international organization, which strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world using entertainment-education strategies. Founded in 1998, PMC has 22 years of field experience in social behavior change communication, impacting more than 50 countries around the world.
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
PMC seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, under the supervision of the PMC Resident Representative – Zambia will supervise and coordinate all in-country Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Research activities for PMC’s program.
Technical Leadership
The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager provides technical leadership and coordinates all M&E and research for PMC’s program in-country. S/he will provide technical leadership to the country team and assist the Resident Representative in development of budgets for all M&E and research activities during the life of the program. S/he will also work closely with the Research Unit at PMC headquarters to assure that in-country research meets the specifications required by the program and its partners. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will also:
Assist the Finance Office to monitor research expenses per project budgets, and report these to the Resident Representative in a timely manner.
Assist in proposal development and budget estimations for M&E and research activities in country, as needed.
With the assistance of the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters, develop research protocols and sampling plans.
Determine the timeline for all research activities in-country and ensure that research activities are implemented in a timely fashion.
Work with the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters and in-country research contractors to develop instruments for qualitative and quantitative research.
Keep abreast of required approval procedures (such as ethical clearance) for all research activities conducted in-country.
Assist the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters to develop terms of reference for in-country research activities.
Assist the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters to identify, select, and sign contracts with research contractors in country.
Supervision and Monitoring of Research Activities
The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will supervise and monitor all research activities during the life of the program, including monitoring progress on all in-country research activities, and submitting timely reports to the Resident Representative. S/he will provide technical input and supervise data collection of all research activities in country. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will also:
Monitor progress of all research contracts in-country and assure that the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters receives data, technical reports, and any relevant deliverables according to contract.
Accompany research contractors in country during research activities to: monitor research progress, document research activities, and ensure quality control of data collection.
Analysis and Reporting
The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will be responsible for overseeing analysis and reporting including assisting the Resident Representative in preparation of M&E and research reports for PMC Headquarters, donors, government counterparts, and project partners. S/he will also respond to any other analysis and reporting duties as requested by supervisors. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will also:
Assist the Research Unit at PMC Headquarters and in-country research contractors to prepare and submit manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and other publications.
With the Promotion & Communications Office, prepare fact sheets and presentations about the project(s) in Zambia for donors, partners, and the public.
Work with VOTO to coordinate the monthly telephone survey and revise the survey protocol (sampling or questionnaire) as needed.
Advanced degree in social sciences, public health, demography, international development, or a related field.
8-10 years of experience in program design, performance monitoring, and evaluation for international development projects.
Excellent English writing, speaking and presentation skills.
Ability to travel within Zambia up to 30% time.
Prior experience with non-governmental organizations and/ USAID funded projects strongly preferred.
Proficiency in using statistical analysis software (EPI-INFO and SPSS preferred) and Excel.
Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure.
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment.
Effective time management skills.
Flexibility to work long hours.
Demonstrable commitment to reproductive health and related social and health goals.
To apply, submit via email a cover letter and CV indicating your gross salary expectation to Applications are due by Monday 22nd February 2021 5pm. Please ensure that you mention as the source of this job advertisement when applying for this role and. To learn more about PMC visit

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