Population Services International

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor - Zimbabwe

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/4/2018 2:44 PM)
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    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Southern Africa
    Position Location: Country

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

    Based in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Reports to the Chief of Party

    Dotted line to the Evidence Director

    Dates of Post:  TBD, depending on funding and availability


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!

    We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor for an anticipated flagship 4-year, $95M USAID-funded HIV biomedical prevention and epidemic control program in Zimbabwe.  


    Sound like you?  Read on.


    Your contribution

    You will lead the ambitious Evidence pillar this anticipated flagship program (one of three core strategic pillars), including the design and implementation of program data flow and capture to enable internal and external evidence use for decision making.  You will lead evidence innovations, operations research and knowledge management for the program, including internal and external dissemination of lessons learned to inform policies, strategies and guidelines for innovative Biomedical Prevention interventions in Zimbabwe and beyond.   

    • Drive internal and external program-specific data-to-action planning and implementation;
    • Strengthen the MEL capacity of subpartners;
    • Lead internal and external capacity building for analysis and visualization of real-time program data;
    • Lead core Evidence systems innovations, linking evidence, IS and programs teams for successful implementation on the ground;
    • Work hand-in-hand with MoHCC and NAC to facilitate partners through the technical development and implementation of cross-partner systems for tracking and analyzing layering of a package of services at a client level using a commonly agreed unique identifier code and approach;
    • Work hand-in-hand with MoH at all levels to facilitate partners through district-level capture, analysis and interpretation of data for joint decision making;
    • Oversee program-specific operations research from study design through implementation, dissemination to inform and influence the broader policy and implementation environment;
    • Lead and strengthen organization and program-wide capacity for documentation and dissemination, including report writing, success stories, learning briefs, abstracts and peer-reviewed publications;
    • Lead the development, approval and implementation of the program MEL plan and keep the plan current with the MER and technical and geographic shifts on the program;
    • Co-lead programmatic workplanning according to the approved program MEL plan, and ensure up-to-date EMMP;
    • Oversee high quality narrative reporting which captures the story behind the implementation data;
    • Represent the program locally and internationally within critical MEL technical working working groups and fora.


    What are we looking for:

    The basics – You Have

    • PhD in monitoring and evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field.
    • At least 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs.
    • Outstanding demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and a passion for capacity building, documentation and dissemination.
    • Experience in using research and monitoring information for decision making and program adaptations.
    • Demonstrated experience presenting in international for a and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing data collection systems and ability to develop and implement quality assurance approaches.


    • Exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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