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Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
• The Public Health Data Analyst reports directly to the Senior Knowledge Management Specialist and will provide technical, strategic, and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of data reporting, visualization and presentation. The position will be the direct interface with USAID and MOH, which is preparing and presenting data analysis and visualizations on targeted topics in family planning, maternal child health, malaria and HIV/AIDS. This role will engage with Zambia’s health informatics community to oversee and develop approaches for integration of Zambian e-Health information systems data in data evaluation, visualization, and dissemination.

• Bachelor’s degree in statistics, graphic design, or other relevant discipline is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
• Minimum three years demonstrable work experience as a data analyst in the health sector is required.
• Experience using Excel, SPSS and Tableau for health data analytics.
• Knowledge of R preferred.
• Expertise working with DHIS2 data in longitudinal analysis.
• Experience in creating data infographics and maps using open-source GIS software including QGIS.
• Ability to create user-friendly, visually appealing infographics and data visualizations that support audience understanding of trends.
• Ability to produce high quality work under deadlines.
• Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Deadline of this Job: 09 September 2022
• Zambart is a research-focused non-governmental organization that conducts research on HIV and Tuberculosis to help control and mitigate the impact of the dual epidemic. Zambart staff form an interdisciplinary team with a range of expertise including epidemiology, clinical science, social science, laboratory, operations research, health systems and services research, health policy analysis, health economics, health communication and counselling.
• Zambart has been conducting health economics related research since late 1990. Health economics team at Zambart is one of the research support unit whose core business is anchored in research excellence in health economics and related health system issues in the developing world and aims to establish a strong ‘to policy track’ publication database through rigorous and high-quality health economics and systems research.
• We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Graduate Economist to be part of our health economics research team for 6 months. Research in this portfolio focuses on the economic evaluation (costs, valuation of all resources including conducting Time and Motion (TAM)) of implementing bidirectional screening of COVID 19 and TB calculated from the service provider’s perspective. Successful applicants will participate in managing this study and analyze data and communicate findings (policy briefing and peer-reviewed publications) which contribute to the evidence base for improving access to and delivery of health care services and population health.
• The Graduate Economist will be based at Zambart head office in Lusaka but may require travel primarily locally and possibly internationally. Working outside normal working hours and working in rural areas and/or under-resourced circumstances will be required from time to time. This is a full-time position.

Overall Responsibility
• Reporting to the Lead Health Economist, the Graduate Economist will be responsible for undertaking cost analysis of COVID bidirectional screening study.

Study background
• Scaling-up TB/COVID bidirectional screening in Zambia, is operational research to scale-up implementation of bidirectional screening of COVID-19 and TB at health facility level to increase detection of COVID-19 and TB in Zambia. The purpose of economic analysis is to calculate the cost of implementing bidirectional screening of COVID 19 and TB from the service provider’s perspective using a ‘Time Driven Activity-Based Costing’ approach (TDABC) approach. The cost analysis will include quantification and valuation of all resources used, including conducting time and motion (TAM) to account for personnel time and equipment capacity use for COVID-19 and/or TB.

Key responsibilities

• Under the supervision of the Lead Health Economist and working with collaborating partners:
• Participate in developing data collection tool adaptation and piloting to troubleshoot any issues with data collection tools.
• Lead data collection and cleaning
• Conduct the initial cost analysis.
• Undertake data analysis and dissemination of findings.
• Write a research report
• Participate in presenting scientific findings at research conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and disseminate research findings to other stakeholders such as research networks, universities/academic institutions, government departments, funders, the community, and media.
• Participate in peer-reviewed publication.
• Participation in project meetings and reporting as necessary.

• Undertake any other tasks that the line manager and/or Research Directorate shall reasonably require from time to time.
• Perform other tasks and contribute to organizational management when called upon by Zambart leadership.

• Bachelor’s degree in health economics, economics or a related quantitative field.
• Minimum 1 year research experience or comparable professional experience.
• Expertise in working with MS excel is desirable.
• Experience of data management, analysis and reporting.
• Expertise in economic evaluation and with data analysis software (preferably stata) is an added advantage.
• Demonstrated writing and communication skills; ability to write research reports and papers in styles accessible to both academic and other audiences.
• Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
Job Title: Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation Director
Position Type: Full time
Supervisor: Chief of Party
Posting Location: Lusaka

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management firm, headquartered in the United States, dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI has been implementing public health work in Zambia for over 25 years.
JSI seeks a dynamic and experienced Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation (SI/M&E) Director for the anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Zambia Integrated Health Activity (ZIHA). The Activity will work in 3 provinces, Copperbelt, North Western, and Central, with the main objective focused on HIV prevention, care and treatment with integrated health services, specifically family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) as well as maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).
The SI/M&E Director is a full-time position based in Lusaka and is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management activities. The SI/M&E activities will be designed to enable program managers in the field to identify problems and their causes, and improve overall program performance. SI/M&E activities will assess and report on project outputs and life-of-program effects and results, providing USAID and the host government with a record of progress, effectiveness and lessons learned. The overall approach is expected to provide decision-makers with accurate, practical and useful information (both quantitative and qualitative) in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner. The SI/M&E Director will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and the SIM&E team as well as the JSI/Boston-based backstopping team. This position will report to the COP.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Major Responsibities
• Provision of overall technical oversight to the SI/M&E team, local government (LG) and partners on strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of program activities
• Manage a team that monitors the performance of all PMP indicators
• With technical and communications team, develop an approach to strategically use M&E data within the project and for external stakeholders
• Promotion of evidence based planning and decision making through use of program data as well as supplemental data sources, including DHS, ZPHIA Advise and train staff to perform their appropriate M&E tasks that include but are not limited to HMIS strengthening, quality improvement, applied technology, lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) surveys, conducting data quality audits (DQAs) and subsequent data quality improvement;
• Oversee development and implementation of a robust research agenda which addresses critical questions in implementation and management of HIV, reproductive health and family planning and MNCH activities.
• Direct development of data use and visualization tools such as dashboards
• Serve as the focal point for M&E and liaise closely with the technical directorate, other aspects and strategies of the program to ensure consistency in the M&E approach;
• Develop and/or supervise weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and LQAS reports for submission to USAID, MOH and other stakeholders including ad hoc USAID and MOH requests;
• Participate in national-, regional- and district-level M&E related meetings and
• Work in collaboration with technical leads and HQ advisors to develop study protocols and data collection tools
• Ensure all research activities comply with international and local IRB requirements.
• Participate in the development and submission of articles for peer reviewed journals
• Participate in the development of abstracts, posters and oral presentations for international conferences.

• Advanced degree in health and/or population sciences; PhD preferred
• Minimum 10-15 years of M&E senior level leadership experience in international health projects in a technical capacity; preferably including several years with USAID-funded projects;
• Demonstrated applied skills in M&E methods and innovations and use of data for systems strengthening projects/programs;
• Proven track record in the development and implementation of a public health research agenda, with a preference for experience in HIV
• Experience in the M&E of HIV, especially those funded by PEPFAR;
• Experience in the routine M&E of family planning and MNCH programs
• Demonstrated leadership working with other technical experts in M&E and research in the international community and at the host country level;
• Ability to work in diverse settings with public, private and NGO sectors;
• Ability to tailor data collection approaches to local needs, interests, and capabilities;
• Ability to convey M&E results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of M&E data/results for programmatic improvements;
• Demonstrated capacity to oversee development/implementation of work plans, reports and presentations;
• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, supervisory, communications and mentoring skills;
• Strong communication skills in English
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