MONITORING & EVALUATION MANAGER at PPAZ December, 2018

PPAZ

WHO WE ARE

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) is Non-governmental organisation which has existed since 1972 as a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-political organisation advancing the cause of sexual and reproductive health in Zambia. It is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Our Vision

Our vision is realisation of a society in which all people in Zambia enjoy equal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and have access to quality and affordable SRH information and services.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of women, men and young people, especially the vulnerable, and to empower them to make free and informed reproductive health choices. We dedicate ourselves to the provision of high quality and sustainable youth-focused sexual and reproductive health services. PPAZ being a member of IPPF will also be implementing the WISH2ACTION project locally.

WISH2 ACTION

Country Team

ABOUT WISH2ACTION PROJECT

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) is a multi-country programme which aims to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women and girls in areas of highest unmet need. WISH is split into two separate Lots – Lot 1, focused in West Africa and implemented by a consortium led by MSI, and Lot 2, called ‘WISH2ACTION’ focused in East and Southern Africa and Asia and implemented by a consortium led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with MSI as a key implementing partners.

The Project Team will contribute to the fulfilment of IPPF mission in the area of SRHRs and to fulfil this vision competent staff are required to in the following positions:

MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER (M&E MANAGER ONE POSITION)

The WISH Manager and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for providing Monitoring and evaluation leadership and support across the WISH programme in country, ensuring timely and accurate submission of data and adherence to WISH2ACTION protocol, standards, and timelines. Country M&E Officer(s) integrate WISH2ACTION M&E processes within their organization’s systems, liaising directly with IPPF’s WISH2ACTION team and building local-level capacity to collect and use high quality, robust data to improve WISH programming in the country.

KEY TASKS

DATA QUALITY AND COLLECTION

  • Oversee data quality and collection across WISH Cluster sites in country including capacity assessment, support and training.
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly data of all WISH Cluster sites in Country including proactive supervision and follow-up with sites to ensure ongoing data collection.
  • Ongoing review of data to assess completeness, accuracy, and quality standards are met including frequent review of data records at SDP level.
  • Regular and frequent presence at service delivery sites across all service delivery sectors and channels within the WISH Cluster to support data collection and quality and ensure auditable data.
  • Clean and reconcile the data of WISH sites at least monthly.
  • Systematically respond to data-related queries from IPPF’s WISH2ACTION team and when required DFID’s Third-Party Monitoring agency.
  • Oversee regular and ad hoc rapid data quality assessments and support implementation of action plans.
  • Ensure Quality of Care data are routinely collected across all sites and entered into the WISH2ACTION data platform
  • Support 3rd party data audits and verification.

DATA SYSTEMS

  • Ensure use of IPPF’s WISH2ACTION Data Platform, including training and support in country.
  • Coordinate with IPPF’s WISH2ACTION Technical Lead/ Data Systems to ensure that the WISH2ACTION Data Platform meets needs of the WISH team for collecting, reporting, visualizing and using data in country.
  • Ensure standardization of data definitions and mapping of SDPs, services and data codes from local systems to WISH / IPPF definitions, codes and systems
  • Enforce data management practices and standards.
  • Troubleshoot and escalate technology-related issues.

USE OF DATA FOR DECISION-MAKING

  • Participate in monthly data review meetings with IPPF’s WISH2ACTION team and support development of action plans as needed to course correction.
  • Coordinate monthly data review meetings with country teams including WISH management, staff and service providers, developing action plans to strengthen data quality and course correction as needed.
  • Model and support use of data for supportive performance monitoring at SDP, Cluster, MA, and consortium levels.
  • Support dissemination and uptake of evidence and learning across the programme.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Coordinate annual client exit interviews and other periodic data collection initiatives including Barrier Analysis and PEER methodology at the country level, working in conjunction with external technical experts to:
    • Ensure local ethics review
    • Identify and contract local researchers and enumerators
    • Ensure adherence to global protocol and timelines
    • Support implementation, cleaning and entering data
    • Use and dissemination of findings at the country level
  • Draft monitoring and evaluation sections of reports and quality assure all quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Support M&E capacity building and training at local level.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA in Demography, Statistics, Development Studies, Public Health or any other related field
  • Project Management qualification will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of six years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in M&E of donor-funded development programs.
  • Strong knowledge of M&E methodology data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
  • Knowledge of statistical software (such as SPSS, STATA, and SAS). Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or similar tools) is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral fluency in English.
  • Ability to travel throughout project areas, as needed and as the security situation allows.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience with data management practices and procedures for large-scale programmes, ideally within Payment by Results programmes.
  • Experience implementing procedures and practices to ensure data quality and verification, including data quality assessments.
  • Experience using DHIS2 for data collection, reporting and visualization.
  • Experience with using supportive approaches to building capacity at service delivery points to accurately record, document, report and use data.
  • Record of delivering successful and innovative solutions to challenges.

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proven technical skills in data management including data collection, cleaning, analysis and use across complex, large scale programmes.
  • Skilled at and passionate about supporting the use of data for decision-making, strategizing and course correction.

OTHER PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role.
  • The candidate must be pro-choice.
  • Analytical, resourceful, organized, patient but persistent, detail- and solution-oriented, and able to work collaboratively across teams to use data to support decision-making.

Please send your application letter and CV clearly marking “The position being applied for” by 7th December, 2018 at 17:00 Hours to:

The Executive Director
PPAZ Head Office
11 Nkanchibaya Road, Off Addis Ababa Road
Rhodes Park, P.O. BOX 32221,
Lusaka, Zambia

All soft copies of applications via email to:  ed@ppaz.org.zm and copy jobs@ppaz.org.zm

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