Zambia: Senior Nutrition Evaluation Advisor – Zambia

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Nutrition Evaluation Advisor based in Lusaka, Zambia for an anticipated USAID-funded nutrition evaluation and research award. The purpose of the award is to evaluate population-level changes in child stunting across 30 districts in Zambia, as well as additional outcome-level research, performance audits and ongoing operations research of a large nutrition project.

  • Lead/contribute to research design, including writing research protocols, proposing new research topics and submitting protocols to relevant ethics committees;
  • Lead / contribute to implementation and quality assurance of primary data collection including supporting local data collection firms in electronic data collection;
  • Lead/contribute to original quantitative analyses and secondary data analysis;
  • Lead / contribute to efforts to improve use of evaluation findings at national, sub-national and project levels;
  • Build capacity in evaluation design, data collection, analysis and use through training workshops, coaching and mentoring;
  • Work with multiple staff, partners and donors, based in different locations globally, to achieve goals

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Nutrition, Public Policy/Administration or related field;

  • At least 8 years professional experience in evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, with a preference for experience in nutrition, maternal child health, water and sanitation, agriculture, OVC, and other vulnerable populations or related field;

  • Demonstrated experience conducting impact evaluations, including familiarity with sampling techniques for impact evaluations;

  • Clear experience in assessing and improving data quality in primary data collection using electronic data collection methods;

  • Strong data analysis skills, including mastery of quantitative data analysis software such as STATA or SPSS; knowledge of qualitative data analysis a plus;

  • Familiarity with nutrition interventions, preferably within the Zambia context or other countries in the region;

  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building through technical assistance and coaching. This includes strong skills in public speaking, and delivering trainings and workshops;

  • Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process;

  • Demonstrated experience in project management, with budget and staff management experience

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a limited timeframe;

  • Ability to bring together colleagues and external stakeholders diplomatically and effectively;

  • Willingness to travel throughout Zambia.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QWx5Y2lhLldpdGhlcnNwb29uLjg3MDIwLjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Zambia: Volunteer Program Officer

Organization: Living Water International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

· Support the RVP in reporting on the various regional programs

· Support the RVP in Monitoring, Evaluation of various regional programs

· Maintain a database of all LWAR donors

· Assist in writing grant proposals and concepts for fundraising initiatives

· Prepare Preliminary letters of Inquiry for donor support

· Train the country teams on Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting

· Support in the implementation of a partnership strategy to be in line with the LWAR goals and objectives

· Provide secretarial support for all program and donor meetings

· Attend Africa Senior Management Team meetings, devotional meetings and other team activities when required.

How to apply:

Application Process: Suitably qualified volunteer candidates are requested to submit a cover letter (one page only) explaining their suitability and a CV (no more than 5 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 traceable references – professional, spiritual and general. All offers of engagement for the volunteership are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.

Applications to be submitted to Fridah G. Kirimi, Regional Human Resource Manager for Africa via the following email address: lwafricarecruitment@water.cc. Please do not attach scanned certificates.

Closing date for applications is 21st January 2018

Should you be shortlisted you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

Living Water Africa Region is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to visit our website: http://www.water.cc for more information about our work.

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Zambia: Chief of Party, USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health Activity, Zambia

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

Chief of Party, USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health Activity, Zambia

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

The upcoming five-year USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health contract is a monitoring and evaluation activity in Zambia focused on the health sector. The key objectives include the following:

  • Strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners.
  • Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.

The project is anticipated to begin in April 2018.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Chief of Party (COP) to propose on our team and manage the eventual USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health contract. This position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The COP will serve as a core team member on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.

Responsibilities:

The COP will be the principal point of contact in Zambia for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for results under this activity. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Zambia and GRZ on technical matters. The COP will be responsible for responding to the COR and USAID/Zambia’s Contracting Officer. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under Contract.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in national health data systems, data management and use, or social science research.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, managing, and implementing large international development projects with similar depth and complexity to this RFP.
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, and implementing partners.
  • Significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com.

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1634

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