Senior Nutrition Evaluation Advisor

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.
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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.

Project Overview And Role

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.

Responsibilities

· 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

Requirements

· Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health,
Nutrition, Public Policy/Administration or related field;

· Eight (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.

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