Data, Monitoring and Research Jobs at Varun Beverages Zambia Limited, Ministry of Health, PATH and other Jobs

Deadline of this Job: 15 August 2022
Varun Beverages Zambia Ltd a leading Beverage manufacturing company situated at plot No. 37426, Mungwi Road in Heavy Industrial Area, Lusaka is URGENTLY looking to recruit suitably qualified individual to fill the position of PRODUCTION ANALYST.
Department : Production – Dairy
Reporting to: Plant Manager –Dairy

• Preparing Daily MIS Production Reports for management.
• Compiling and analysing production reports.
• Preparing system reservations for RM/PM and material accountability.
• Daily Data Entries (Production/Milk) and record keeping.
• Preparation of Stock Report.
• Preparation of Purchase Request (PR) for plant materials through SAP
• Must have a minimum of a Diploma/Degree in Production Management or any other related qualification from a recognised institution of learning.

Data Assistant job at Ministry of Health

Deadline of this Job: 26 August 2022
Background Influenza surveillance among cases of influenzalike illness and severe acute respiratory illness (ILI/SARI), identified at selected sentinel health facilities in Zambia has been ongoing since 2008. The surveillance program is managed by the National Influenza Center (NIC) at the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) on behalf of the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH). The system currently comprises ten sentinel sites located in four provinces and captures data from both children and adults, resident in densely populated urban settings as well as border towns with high tourism and cross-border trading activities. Information generated is fed into global surveillance systems
The program conducts sentinel surveillance for influenza and SARS-CoV-2 among out-patients with ILI and in-patients with SARI to detect pandemic influenza strains, surveil for circulating seasonal strains and detect/monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. With the support of CDC, the current system is undergoing expansion to improve specimen collection, data quality/analytics, geographic coverage and diagnostic spectrum with the goal of establishing a pan-respiratory disease system for surveillance, early detection and response to respiratory disease with pandemic potential. Additional human resource will be required to support this multifaceted expansion
The Ministry of Health (MOH) with the support from the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the underlisted positions:
Reports to : ILI/SARI Surveillance Data Manager
Duty Station : Virology Laboratory, UTH- Lusaka

Specific Responsibilities
• Stores and digitises paper records
• Performs data entry and data cleaning
• Manages and protects all program computer hardware . Collects 28-day follow-up data
• Prepares lab result feedback reports for sentinel sites Stores and maintains an inventory of office equipment, supplies and consumables Any other duty assigned by the Data Manager and PI
Qualifications & Experience
• Full Grade 12 School Certificate with minimum five O level credits including English and Mathematics Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent
• Bachelor's Degree in ICT, Computer Science or related field will be an added advantage
• At least five years work experience in the health sector.

Experience of working with Laboratory Information Management Systems will be an added advantage. Experience working with and on Donor funded projects is an added advantage

Deadline of this Job: 25 August 2022
Please note this position is contingent upon award to PATH and approval from USAID.
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges. PATH’s Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases program is a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, invests in national programs, and builds data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination.
PATH seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria) global project. The purpose of the anticipated contract is to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.
The MEL Director will report to the Project Director, lead the project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team, and oversee all MEL and components of the project, including the design and implementation of the Activity Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and corresponding information system to track delivery against targets. They will guide reporting processes among technical staff, ensuring timely, accurate, and complete reporting. The position will also promote documentation, learning and knowledge sharing of best practices, plus dissemination of lessons learned and project outcomes as part of its Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach. The MEL Director will mentor and support all technical staff in MEL functions and will manage all core MEL staff and oversee country-level MEL staff.

• Provide technical leadership and support for all M&E and knowledge management activities.
• Develop the Performance Management Plan and manage it as a tool for project monitoring to inform project leadership.
• Develop and introduce tools in close collaboration with technical team.
• Participate in relevant global technical working groups and apply global guidance to project MEL indicators and measurement.
• Lead data analysis and donor reporting.
• Provide technical oversight for M&E officers in country offices.
• Ensure effective use of data for decision-making within the project team
• Build capacity in country in effective us of data for decision-making.
• Collect, report, and analyze information on project activities.
• Ensure timely and complete reporting from partners in accordance with approved reporting formats.
• Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans and expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting key performance indicators.
• Assist the Project Director in preparing work plans/selecting indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s MEL requirements.
• Coordinate preparation of all quarterly and annual project reports, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats.
• Collect data for annual MEL plans and use those data to improve project performance.
• Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
• Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.
• Develop a detailed plan to build technical and managerial capacity of project staff.

Required Experience
• Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or social sciences.
• At least 10 years of experience working in MEL activities for global public health programs.
• At least 5 years of experience working in MEL activities for malaria case management and/or malaria in pregnancy programs.
• Familiarity with best practices in monitoring and evaluation of malaria case management and/or malaria in pregnancy programs, including standard indicators and measurement.
• Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems to track performance.
• Strong experience with USAID reporting requirements.
• Strong analytical skills to successfully use data and evidence for decision-making to guide program adaptations.
• Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences and demonstrated track record of producing high quality, well-written deliverables in a timely fashion.
• Ability to synthesize analysis into narrative for learning products, publications, and materials for dissemination to broader audiences.
• Familiarity with CLA approaches.
• Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
• Demonstrated management, leadership, mentorship, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability in leading geographically dispersed teams.
• Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent oral and written communications skills required.
• Ability to interact professionally in French and/or Portuguese an advantage.
• Available to travel nationally and internationally up to 25%.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.
Remote Working:
PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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