Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Zambia

Celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive. NCBA CLUSA continues to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the positon of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH project in Zambia. The project will focus on integrated interventions to reduce stunting, improve the nutritional status of children under five, improve dietary diversity, increase household incomes, and increase women’s empowerment. The M&E Specialist should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience, preferably in Zambia; a commitment to capacity-building; and practical experience implementing integrated health interventions. The expected duration of the project is six years and it is expected that the position will be based in Lusaka.

This will be a contract position pending award from USAID.

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s M&E activities, including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of project evaluation; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; and quality assurance and auditing of data.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA) approaches within the context of development projects.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s learning activities, working closely with other technical staff in HQ and the project. Learning activities include—but are not limited to—operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations, and rapid/special studies.
  • Lead efforts to develop studies that inform the implementation of integrated nutrition services and design and implement mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts, and other stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program M&E, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
  • Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation, and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant subject matter area is required
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience developing study design and methodology
  • Experience with USG-funded projects, preferably USAID
  • Demonstrated capability in developing robust M&E frameworks for integrated health/nutrition programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of M&E principles and practices is essential, including PMP development, conceptual frameworks, and logic models.
  • Strong knowledge data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and mentoring of staff and partners
  • Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
  • Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent understanding of USAID indicators, M&E, and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with USAID, implementing partners, institutions at the national and regional level, local nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and structures.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software (SAS, SPSS) is required
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Prior experience in Zambia is preferred

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

Zambian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, click here. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.


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Misti French or call 202.638.6222.




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