Data Monitoring And Research Jobs at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply and VSO

Deadline of this Job: 
22 December

SNV is a non-profit international development organisation established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and operate in Agrifood systems, Renewable Energy, and Water. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and the vast majority are nationals of the countries where we work.
Established in Zambia in 1965, SNV is one of Zambia’s leading INGOs and works with locally based development partners including national and local government, civil society organisations and businesses to develop the capacities of local communities and alleviate poverty. For more information, please refer to our website:

Job Description
The Data Clerks will assist and complement the OYE M&E Consultant. The incumbent will report to the MEL Advisor and will interface with project advisors and the project manager in an indirect capacity. Data Clerks will be responsible for assisting the OYE project by monitoring and verifying project outcomes and deliverables. The Data clerks will conduct systematic verification exercises of the LSPs' and youth's output and outcome results; they will also verify supporting documents and output deliverables; they will assist the MEL advisor and OYE PM with other M&E-related activities; and they will provide other day-to-day support to the SNV advisors. On a monthly basis, a work plan for the data clerks will be developed and guided by the M&E Consultant with support of MEL Advisor in accordance with the LSP activity plans.

Activities, outputs and deliverables
• Develop verification reports in line with quality and quantity standards of the project for the following activities:
• Identification, recruitment and registration of OYE youth,
• Soft and technical skills trainings as well as Mentoring and coaching of OYE youth,
• Employment opportunity identification and interventions,
• Support learning events and verification of market research and results,
• Support OYE PM and MEL advisor in the collection and validation of youth progress reports.

• University degree in monitoring and evaluation, social studies, Business administration, Agriculture, development studies or relevant (NB: can be actively studying),
• A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches that appeal to rural and Urban youth in Zambia
• Monitoring and evaluation skills,
• Extensive understanding of business, marketing and development issues.
• In depth understanding of project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation framework, reporting and strategies/ tools.
• Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders to build strategic partnerships

Desired Skills and attitude:
• Able to work well in a team environment with colleagues;
• Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time;
• Affinity with engaging productive sectors in skills development and private sectors strategies for out-of-school youth;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
• Computer literacy including but not limited to SPSS or it’s equivalent, Ms Office Word;
• Excellent interpersonal skills including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues and outside contacts;
• Passion for working with the youth

Additional Information
Terms of Appointment
This is a Consultancy position with the successful candidate being contracted for a period of 6 months and the positions shall be based in Choma and Chipata.
Interested candidates meeting the minimum requirements may apply by submitting a Cover Letter and CV on or before 19th December, 2022 if you wish to be considered for this position. All information shall be in the strictest confidence.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as disqualification of the candidate. SNV is an equal employment provider.

Deadline of this Job: 23 December 2022


The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 2003 of the laws of Zambia.
The main function of the Institute is to certify and regulate professional conduct of all Procurement and Supply practitioners as well as build capacity for the practitioners in the Purchasing and Supply Profession in Zambia.
The Institute now seeks to recruit a suitable, highly motivated and goal oriented professional to fill the following vacancy:

Reporting to the Education and Training Manager, the Research Officer is responsible for providing research support to the Office of the Education and Training Manager. This will include undertaking relevant and appropriate data analysis and collating, and preparing appropriate briefs and documents containing evidence-based assessments and any relevant advice and recommendations in support of the work of the Office of the Education and Training Manager. This role is a full time job.

JOB DESCRIPTION The post holder will:
• Undertake research using appropriate tools with the aim of providing information and analysis on a policy issue and its development:
• Provide information on what research is already available in supply chain area, including in cross cutting areas involving economic and social development matters, towards preparation of papers and technical presentations as required
• Assist the Registrar in the conceptualization and preparation of the major policy analysis, and prepare and, or as required, contribute to the preparation and delivery of written and oral reports, papers and briefings, and speeches and briefs for the Institute:
• Coordinate and assist in preparations for and servicing of meetings. organised by the Office of the Registrar by assisting with the preparation of the required documentation and reports and assisting with the logistical aspects;
• Prepare and, or as required, contribute to the preparation and delivery of written and oral reports, papers and briefings: and prepare and contribute to speeches and briefs for the Institute
• Performs any other duties as may be required from time to time.

• Full Grade 12 Certificate with 5 credits including Mathematics and English
• A bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as Economics, Development Studies. Education, Statistics, Demography or Social Science.
• At least three-years of demonstrated work experience in research related positions or projects and/or programmes. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer. placement or internship positions. It is highly desirable that candidates will be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
I. Working in a developing country:
II. Working in/with Goverment, intergovernmental or international NGO organizations Skills
III. High personal standards of excellence:
IV. Excellent:
(1) Verbal and written communication skills in English:
(2) Interpersonal skills;
(3) Creative thinking and solution building abilities:
(4) Strategic thinking and operational planning capabilities:
(5) Analysis and synthesis skills;
(6) Administrative and organizational abilities, including an eye for detail
• Numerically literate;
• Technologically savvy
• Ability to work autonomously and in teams, and in a multi-cultural work environment;
• Demonstrated drive and initiative, a self-starter with a can-do attitude. In addition, all staff appointed to the Secretariat are expected to meet the core requirement of working effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Livelihoods Talent Pool job at VSO
Deadline of this Job: 23 December 2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
Working from home and at project location –  In this role, you will spend some time providing part-time remote support (e.g. from your home) to VSO projects or partners, and also a set period working full-time in the project location and/or VSO office.
The role seeks to assist VSO Livelihood program teams in developing and implementing a robust monitoring and evaluation system that can provide systematic processes, and clear data and evidence of their project’s outcomes and impact.

Skills, qualifications and experience
• You have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation or equivalent in social sciences and or social research
• You have extensive (5+ years) experience with research, monitoring & evaluation approaches and methodologies.
• You have experience of working in Livelihood projects focusing on either women and youth empowerment, food security, climate change, agroecology and green jobs and decent work.
• Skilled in the use and management of qualitative and quantitative data collection, participatory methodologies analysis and reporting.
• Proven people-management and people interaction skills, to produce cohesive action and high- level outputs
• Good understanding of capacity building and training, and building of effective and efficient teams.
• Experience working with limited resources within a challenging environment.
• Excellent communication (verbal and writing) skills
• Able to work well with a variety of individuals in a challenging cross-cultural setting.

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

Your application and COVID-19
We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.
We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.
We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.
If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.
You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.