Population Services International

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

Posted Date 10 months ago(8/7/2019 4:17 PM)
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Job Title: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

Department: Southern Africa

Based in Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to Deputy Chief of Party, ZAM-HEALTH


Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Society for Family Health (SFH), PSI’s network member in Zambia, works with the Government of Zambia and the private sector to improve the lives of vulnerable Zambians. For nearly 20 years, SFH has supported delivery of reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, malaria and child survival services and products in line with the policies and priorities identified by the government of Zambia.


Join us!

PSI/SFH seeks a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) (local position) to lead the management of all reporting and research activities under an anticipated $35-38M 5-year USAID-funded project in Zambia. The project will improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences through expanded availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

The MERL Director will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of the activity. The position will be responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance. He or she will also develop a research agenda for the activity and ensure methodological rigor of research undertaken. The MERL Director also oversees the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting.


What are we looking for?

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in statistics, evaluation, public health, international development, social sciences, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning on public health programs in sub-
  • Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings.
  • Documented hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, including data quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Familiarity with market data (collection and interpretation), and measurement of total market approaches preferred.
  • Proven ability to produce professional quality English-language documents such as
  • progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.
  • References will be required.


  • Exempt


*This position is contingent upon funding.


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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