Data, Monitoring and Research Jobs at TechnoServe, Ipsos, Orbis International and Family Development Initiatives

Deadline of this Job: 25 January 2023

Background Family Development Initiatives (FDI) will be implementing a community-led monitoring (CLM) project in all the 14 districts of the Eastern province of Zambia supported by US PEPFAR. The project aims to improve health outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) through the use of community-level data to increase access to and utilization of HIV and AIDS services. Using lived experiences of PLHIV, the project will use systematic quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches to identify barriers and gaps to HIV services and identify solutions on how to fill those gaps in order to improve the quality, availability, accessibility, and utilization of HIV and AIDS services at the local level.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Project Officer, Data Use and Knowledge Management, the Data Quality Associates will collect and enter CLM project data into a specified electronic data management system. The following will be the data collection sites. Site 1: Chadiza supporting Vubwi; Site 2: Chipata supporting Chipangali; Site 3: Lundazi supporting Lumezi and Chasefu; Site 4: Petauke supporting Nyimba and Lusangazi; Site 5: Mambwe supporting Kasanengwa; and Site 6: Katete supporting Sinda

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Conducting interviews with PLHIVs in the allocated site;
• Validating and ensuring that the collected data is accurate;
• Uploading data on the CLM data management system;
• Provide regular updates to the Project Officer – Data Use and Knowledge Management on the various experiences encountered during data collection;
• Be willing to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and as required for a short period of time.

Experience Requirements:
• 1-2 years of relevant work experience.
• Experience with USG and PEPFAR reporting requirements will be an added advantage
• Demonstrated understanding in data/information quality principles, analysis and practices.
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in teams, ability to follow directions, ability to manage completion of multiple tasks within specified timeframes.
• Diploma in: Information Science, Computer Science, a quantitative discipline in: Science, Health Administration, Public Health or related healthcare field

Deadline of this Job: 04 February 2023
Orbis International Zambia works to support the Ministry of Health in providing quality eye care to prevent avoidable blindness through training for eye health staff, support for equipment and medical supplies as well community engagement. The programmes are implemented in Lusaka, Copperbelt, North- Western and Eastern provinces.

As a member of the Orbis Zambia Programme Team, the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager supports Orbis Zambia projects with technical M&E expertise. S/He is responsible for ensuring project data integrity and quality. From a project’s inception, the M&E Manager works with the programme team to build M&E into the project design. During project initiation, the M&E Manager develops data collection tools and carries out baseline data collection. S/He works with the Project Manager to set data-driven targets. S/He is responsible for conducting/overseeing special assessments, such as Data Quality Assurance, and supporting research. The M&E Manager liaises with the Orbis International (OI) Global M&E Team and implements continuously improving M&E methods, strategies and interventions. S/He reviews and validates all project data submitted to donors and headquarters. Frequent domestic and international travel is required. The ideal candidate will have direct experience creating and managing M&E plans for major international foundations, development organizations and government aid agencies.

The M&E Manager will report to the Country Director and will participate in the OI Global M&E Working Group. S/He works closely with country Project Officers and-office staff, regularly coordinating with the Orbis Zambia Finance team throughout a project’s life-cycle. S/He plays a key role in project design for proposals, working closely with the Orbis Zambia leadership team to support development of new proposals.

The M&E Manager is expected to provide leadership and technical expertise in accomplishing the following duties and responsibilities:
• Align regional operations with Global M&E processes by editing Concept Notes; leading the build of new projects’ logic frameworks; and editing M&E sections (Objectives, Indicators etc.) of project proposals.
• Develop and maintain trust and good relationships between Orbis and its partners in collaboration with the respective sector institutions, collaborating agencies, health care workers and volunteers, and communities in Orbis supported projects’ areas
• Liaise with HQ to troubleshoot Indicata M&E software configurations.
• Maintain open lines of communication with Global M&E by providing monthly regional M&E updates; attending quarterly Global M&E meetings; and engaging in M&E group chats.
• Support third-party project evaluations by attending mid-term and final evaluations, providing context, and writing executive summaries of evaluation reports. May also participate OI cross-collaborative mid-term and end-line evaluations in other OI countries.
• Develop beneficiary feedback mechanism for Orbis supported projects and support projects in data collection as needed.
• Maintain comprehensive Orbis projects’ files containing but not limited to project plans and amendments, budget and budget modifications, project agreements and annual addendum, monthly/quarterly/annual reports, midterm and final evaluation reports, surveys and baseline data, case stories, important communications and all other M&E records both in electronic format and in hard copies.
• Develop and periodically revise the M&E plan for Orbis supported projects’
• Develop and periodically revise Orbis supported projects’ data collection and reporting instruments
• Regular visit to Orbis supported projects’ sites to provide technical support to partners’ staff on M&E related issues
• Conduct regular data quality assessment in Orbis supported projects’ sites
• Review and compile quarterly progress and annual reports of Orbis supported projects
• Develop and maintain electronic database for Orbis supported projects
• Ensure quarterly/ annual reports are uploaded to INDICATA by the respective program/ project managers
• Train Orbis supported projects’ staff and partners’ staff in using data collection/ reporting tools and database and in understanding Orbis M&E system
• Provide technical support to Orbis staff for satisfactory and timely recording and reporting of project activities and case stories
• Ensure the implementation of field activities adheres to Orbis’ monitoring and evaluation system
• Provide feedback to partners and programme teams on Orbis supported projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings
• Share learning from M&E process with partners and Orbis projects’ team
• Promote awareness of preventable blindness by supporting various Preventable Blindness awareness campaigns.

• Proficient in written and spoken English
• Master’s in international development, public health or a social science discipline (other degree possible if candidate has extensive experience in M&E)
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in the international development and/or health sector
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a full-time M&E professional
• Specialized experience in developing M&E components of projects such as project performance monitoring plans, baseline analysis, outcome indicators, and targets
• Experience managing and training project staff in M&E, both in-person and virtually
• Proficient at storytelling with data
• Formal experience working on an international team with irregular hours
• Experience in Outcome Mapping & Harvesting a plus

• Ability to manage a diverse and growing portfolio of projects and side-projects
• Cross-cultural literacy, with a solid understanding of the international and national development and health sectors
• Ability to speak local languages, at least Bemba, Nyanja and Kaonde
• Time-management expertise
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop and present data to a wide range of audiences (novice to experts)
• Demonstrated team-player who is also able to work independently
• Expert MS Excel skills, knowledgeable in basic database mechanics
• Literate in data, with a command of statistical measures and result-based data modeling
• Excellent in-person and virtual interpersonal skills
• Strong project manager
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

Deadline of this Job: 17 February 2023
The Sub-Saharan Africa Director of Development Evaluation will lead and coordinate all our evaluation work across our team in sub-Saharan Africa, leading business development, proposal development, evaluation design, team capacity building, as well as working hands on, on key evaluations. You will work independently to achieve our vision and goals to of Africa-led evaluation.
This role requires a self-sufficient and energetic person who is able to develop the strategy for our monitoring and evaluation work, build our team and sell and execute evaluations to a high level of quality, as well as working hands-on to team lead evaluation work.
If you join us you can be based in any of our African offices, or even outside Africa but working remotely with frequent trips to the continent.
You will work closely with the Ipsos Africa Centre for Development Research & Evaluation teams across Africa and report into the Regional Director who heads up the Ipsos Center for Development Research and Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a team of 49 development research and evaluation specialists, and you will work to lead our evaluation experts within this team.

• Build on, formalize, coordinate and promote our M&E work across Africa
• Write and quality control evaluation designs and proposals
• Coordinate large and / or complex evaluations for our clients.
• Be part of the senior management team of our division in Africa to build strategy and ensure success.
• Network and share information on our work with stakeholders across SSA and elsewhere

• Experience leading external evaluations for a private sector consulting organization – i.e. leading evaluations of third-party projects and programs is critical
• Working closely with clients to build evaluation frameworks, indicators, learning questions and methodologies, analysis and report writing of evaluations.
• Expertise in a wide range of evaluation approaches and methodologies,but must include understanding of complex evaluations involving RCTs and quasi-experimental designs, and quantitative design, data analysis and report writing relating to those.
• Demonstrated expertise developing winning proposals evaluation work in the development sector.
• Demonstrated success in leading third-party evaluation teams
• Experience working in the African region
• Demonstrated skill in managing communications with clients, partners, and donors
• Must have excellent and high quality English language to global proposal writing standards.
• This person will be ideally based in sub-Saharan Africa, but candidates based outside Africa can be considered, with frequent trips to Africa.

Deadline of this Job: 04 February 2023
Primary Functions & Responsibilities
The Data Clerk will, on a daily basis undertake to do the following:
1. Enter new data as submitted by the Field Data Assistants
2. Sort raw data from primary data sheets and prepare source data for computer entry from the following registers:
o Lead Farmer and Follower Farmer Community Gardens
o Lead Farmer and Follower Farmer Market Gardens
o Private Extension Agents
o Legume Farmers
o Health Facility Gardens
o Village Chicken Demonstration and Follower Farmers
o SLGs and Mother Support Group Member
3. Verify data for correctness and completeness
4. Preview work plans, work acquittal forms, and invoices from Field Data Assistants and advise accordingly before approval by District Technical Officers and TNS staff.
5. Process source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies and resolving deficiencies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the Field Data Assistants for resolution.
6. Maintains data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures as defined by SUN TA.
7. Analyze files to eliminate duplication of data and
8. Ensure data base backups are completed
9. Maintains operations by following policies and procedures and reporting needed changes.
10. Proactively raise issues of concern with the M&E Manager and contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Skills & Experience:
Candidates applying should possess the following requirements:
• Zambian citizen or right to work in Zambia
• Minimum of Diploma in agri-business, agriculture, or related discipline, a postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
• Ability to design and carry out task under minimal physical supervision;
• Willingness and ability to travel often to the field;
• Good computer skills in Office software (Excel., Word, PowerPoint);
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.