Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above position that has arisen within our organisation. Based in Harare and reporting to the Director, the successful candidate (to start immediately) will assume the following responsibilities:





The purpose of the job is overall monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities for the project; leading development and management of the project’s performance monitoring plan and maintains systems to collect and analyse information on outputs, outcomes and impact of the programme.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


For monitoring:


remain thoroughly informed about program activities – e.g. program goals, purposes, objectives and expected results; performance targets and indicators;

provide expert technical assistance for program evaluation activities that focus on priority issues.,

work with the various implementing partners to ensure activity work plans and monitoring plans include relevant and effective performance measures that together provide greater results and more accurate measurements;

In coordination with other program teams, develops innovative monitoring tools, ensure that data are properly collected, and that each indicator is an appropriate measure of its corresponding result;

advise and provide technical assistance to cooperating partners and implementing organizations on the process of defining measurable indicators and setting targets for desired program results

work with partners and government to ensure understanding of the performance monitoring system and their role in the process; provide advice on specific measurement techniques appropriate for assisted programs;

For evaluation:

design and manage the overall evaluation plan for the projects and activities, following established strategic objectives, including baselines;

provide technical guidance and assist project managers and implementation partners with planning, designing, and implementing their respective evaluation efforts for specific activities;

lead the overall management of evaluations and identify findings of relevance for more than one activity;

work closely with the host government to ensure that national-level data are available and reliable; initiate and participate in coordination efforts to ensure that results contribute to an accurate picture of the situation on the ground, that double-counting is avoided, and that results are truly attributable to PEPFAR program interventions or other health sector assistance from the USG;

For Other Aspects of the Position:

provides strategic information to program teams to guide effective and evidence based program decision making

maintain and oversees the program M&E data base and ensure the timely collection of M&E data specific to the activities/programs; establish and manage a system for data integrity and security of information in the reporting databases;

contribute to and participate in complex studies and performs research assignments that require independent analysis and interpretation; coordinate with other institutions and implementing partners to develop, oversee preparation of, and disseminate the results of evaluations of public health services, including demographic surveys, number receiving treatment, indicator surveys, behaviour change surveillance, etc;

Ensure environmentally sound design and management of the USAID supported programs and take a lead on environmental compliance as per the USAID and GOZ regulations

provide guidance for and monitor the budgets allocated to M&E partners; monitor the use of funds for adherence to proposed activities, quarterly pipeline reviews/budget status reports, following up

on irregular findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets, accruals;


Qualifications and experience


Advanced degree in social sciences, statistics, demography, epidemiology, public health or related field

Post-graduate qualification in Monitoring, Evaluation and research

Minimum of 6 years’ hands on experience in monitoring and evaluation of OVC and/or pediatric ART programs

Strong research experience with demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods

Field experience conducting evaluation activities (e.g., planning, joint design with stakeholders, data collection, enumerator training)

Advanced computer skills in spreadsheets and graphics presentations, including knowledge of software packages such as SPSS/STATA/SAS. Excel, Access

Knowledge and experience using USAID reporting systems e.g DATIM

Conversant with web-based database development and data management

Significant experience in capacity building of staff/partners in M & E.


Prospective applicants meeting the above criteria and who wish to be considered, should submit applications with detailed CVs to email: by no later than November 8, 2016.