Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and it is girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International seeks a dynamic knowledge manger to fill the role of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager for USAID’s anticipated USAID’s anticipated New Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning (MNCH/FP) Program in Zimbabwe, a cooperative agreement with an expected budget of $25 million over 5-years and an estimated start date of December, 2017.
The MNCH/FP program will work to improve maternal, youth and child health and survival in beneficiary communities and populations, and will be achieved through progress in the following key result areas: 1. Strengthened community systems and linkages to MNCH/FP services 2. Enhanced quality of respectful, youth-friendly MNCH/FP services throughout the continuum of care 3. Reduced socio-cultural barriers to improved health and health seeking behaviors.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts. S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.
In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have experience in the following areas:
- Possess at least a master’s degree in a relevant field such as mathematics, statistics, public health, epidemiology; a Ph.D. or DrPH is highly preferred.
- At least 7 years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex health programs in developing countries
- A firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health services and support programs.
- Demonstrated ability in management, analysis, and processing of data to inform project planning and M&E.
- Proven ability to prepare clear, concise reports with graphics; extraordinary attention to detail.
- Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in monitoring and evaluating programs that mainstream gender.
- Excellent command of English, with strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Type of Role: fixed term contract
Location: Mutare/Harare, Zimbabwe
Salary: Competitive salary available
Reports to: Chief of Party
Closing Date: TBD
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified female candidates and qualified Zimbabwean nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are highly encouraged to apply