Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication Officer: University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS)

Deadline: 21 September 2016

The University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS) is the lead institution for the African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) Consortium. The consortium is made up of four universities from Africa (UZCHS, University of Cape Town, University of Malawi College of Medicine and University of Addis Ababa), three from the UK (Kings College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London). The goal of the consortium is to build the capacity of the African Institutions to initiate and conduct world-class mental health research that is relevant to the people of Africa. The consortium will focus on postgraduate development within these universities by developing and mentoring research leaders, and doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and by providing fiscal and administrative support for research activities. The DELTAS programme is funded by Wellcome Trust (UK) and administered by African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

The AMARI consortium therefore seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication officer, who will report to the Programme Manager.

Key accountabilities
The monitoring, evaluation and communication officer will lead AMARI monitoring, evaluation and communication activities; including working with AMARI fellows and consortium members.

Oversee the design and implementation of an AMARI monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to monitor performance and progress of the project; Manage the AMARI programme communications and reporting activities, including preparation of reports, newsletters and other internal and external programme communications; Serve as the primary contact for all M&E related work; Develop AMARI data collection instruments (quantitative and qualitative) and maintain a system of collecting data; Track operationalisation of the theory of change; Oversight of AMARI consortium fellows’ electronic logbooks; Develop an M&E database as part of the Information Management System; Create and regularly update Fellows’ database; Train AMARI programme management committee on the use of monitoring and evaluation systems, providing ongoing support; Produce monitoring and evaluation reports; Promote the standardisation of monitoring and reporting systems across AMARI consortium through technical assistance in M&E; Develop an information management and learning system to document good practices, process indicators, lessons learnt, project outputs and stories about AMARI’s achievements; Any other duties assigned by the Project Manager, Director and Principal Investigator

BSc in social sciences, operational research, monitoring and evaluation or any relevant degree, MSc is an added advantage; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an monitoring and evaluation portfolio; Ability to write clear, concise and articulate program reports and communications with minimal oversight and editing; Excellent communication skills; Knowledge of web based applications; Previous experience with grant reporting and communication an added advantage

To apply
Please note that this is a 60% level of effort position, subject to review. Applications should be emailed and cc: