JOBS AT USAID – Zimbabwe – Deadline Jan 6 , 2017

All Zimbabwean citizens or legal Zimbabwean permanent residents, with the required visa/permit to work and live in the country (proof of paperwork will need to be provided)
Official Title:             Project Management Specialist – Data Analysis

Office:                       Health, Population and Nutrition Office, USAID/Zimbabwe

Position Grade:         FSN-10

Salary Range:            US$43,146 – US$62,556 basic salary grade range

The US Mission in Zimbabwe provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Opening Date:             December 16, 2016

Closing Date:              January 6, 2017 (1700 hours local time)

Work Hours:               Full time; 40 hours per week

The Project Management Specialist for Data Analysis serves as a member of USAID/Zimbabwe’s Health Office and works under the guidance of the Project Management Specialist for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). This new position is intended to promote learning from available project data leading to improved project design and gains in project effectiveness and efficiency. The Project Management Specialist for Data Analysis will work as part of a bigger Strategic Information (SI) team with a special focus on gathering, analyzing, and presenting data to various U.S. Government (USG) and non-USG stakeholders.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As part of major duties and responsibilities, the incumbent will:
Apply sound monitoring and evaluation principles and methods to objectively measure progress towards the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and national targets for the HIV response and other health activities funded by USAID. Use models to estimate project impact and participate in national processes for generating data estimates. Conduct rigorous analysis of data from a variety of sources to unearth project obstacles and opportunities and employ cutting edge approaches and tools to make compelling visual data presentations – 35%
Support implementation of USG monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements including preparation of assigned M&E components of the various USG annual planning and reporting processes such as the Country Operational Plan (COP), Annual Program Results (APR), Performance Plan and Report (PPR), etc. using USG specific systems and tools.  Assist in identifying M&E training needs and participate in planning and implementing training workshops for partners and stakeholders including training on the Data for Accountability, Transparency, and Impact (DATIM) system – 30%
Coordinate Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) assessments and conduct Data Quality Assessments (DQA) in line with USAID requirements. In fulfilling the position requirements for SIMS and DQAs, the incumbent will conduct field visits throughout Zimbabwe – 30%
Participate in relevant technical working groups, maintain effective relations and provide appropriate feedback to Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC), National AIDS Council (NAC) and partners, as well as other key stakeholders involved in the Zimbabwe health sector and represent USAID interests at workshops, conferences, and meetings – 5%
  1. Education:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Social Science, Statistics, Development Studies, or Public Health is required.
  2. Experience:  A minimum of five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs in Zimbabwe that includes working with Ministry of Health and Child Care health management information systems (HMIS), working with health indicators and data management systems including web based data reporting systems, public health program assessments/evaluations, use of models to generate estimates, and working with development organizations is required.
  3. Language Proficiency: Level IV fluent knowledge of English.
  4. Knowledge:
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, data analysis, and reporting and best practices in data dissemination and use is required.
  • Good knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required.
  • Good knowledge of effective approaches to working in teams including techniques to plan and organize multi-disciplinary teams and activities is required.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication and presentation skills are required for this position.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss M&E plans is required, including development of project indicators and monitoring systems, use of reliable and valid data collection instruments, and methods in data analysis.
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of data and make compelling visual presentations including ability to use common statistical software packages like SPSS and Stata.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and other Microsoft applications is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to work in a team setting and to maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of governmental and non-governmental professional at all levels of Zimbabwean society.
  • Considerable diplomacy will be required to influence partners to adopt appropriate M&E approaches.
Scoring of the selection criterion detailed above will be done through an oral interview with written exercises.
Interested applicants must address all the above qualifications in their application.  An application should be addressed to the Human Resources Office and include:
  • An application letter, detailing how the applicant meets the above qualifications.  Please type in the letter your response to each item, e.g. Education, and state how you meet the requirement.  Failure to do this will result in you not being shortlisted.  Your letter must address each of the qualifications listed above.
  • A current resume relevant to the position (no more than 2 pages)
  • Any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position listed above.
After an initial application screening, the best qualified applicants will be invited to a testing process, which includes a written exercise and oral interview.
The final phase of the selection process is the probationary period of one year.  Medical and security clearances are also required before employment can begin.
Please note: only short listed candidates will be contacted with the results of the final selection.  If you do not hear back from us by March 16, 2017 you were not shortlisted.  Due to the great number of applications received, we are not able to contact each applicant.
Both email and hand delivered applications are accepted.  Please submit email applications via email to:
Please note:  Applications should not be more than 1mb in size if emailed.
Applications can also be hand delivered or by courier to:
No 1. Pascoe Avenue
Belgravia, Harare
Sent via the postal service to:
P.O. Box 6988
Please indicate Reference: 17-04 Project Management Specialist Data Analysis in the subject line of the application email and in the subject line of your application letter.
Applicants who fail to follow all the application requirements stated above will not be short listed. 
Applications should be received no later than 1700 hours (local time), January 6, 2017.
For any queries, contact the HR Office on 252420 Ext. 235 or