Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager - Zambia

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 January 2020
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Closing on 14 February 2020
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Job Description

Project Concern Zambia (PCZ), an affiliate of Project Concern International (PCI), is recruiting for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to support a multi-million-dollar five-year CDC-funded project. The Manager will be responsible leading and coordinating monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities for the Improving HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Outcomes Among Faith Communities project. S/he will provide overall MEL leadership and guidance to the project; closely collaborate with the Chief of Party and other project leadership to ensure that MEL strategies and aligned with and responsive to project needs; and help to ensure that MEL systems improve program quality and impact, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning. Responsibilities include: developing M&E plans and frameworks, designing M&E tools and systems to track the progress of the project’s activities; strengthening systems to analyze and utilize data for decision making; and providing capacity building support for implementing partners. The MEL Manager will be based in the PCZ office in Lusaka with frequent travel to program areas.

This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be October 2020.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all M&E activities for the project in collaboration with project staff
  • Lead the development of M&E measurements frameworks and plans ensuring that M&E systems and tools produce relevant, timely, quality data that are responsive to the project’s goals, program beneficiaries, and compliant with reporting requirements
  • Ensure adequate M&E capacity is built at implementing partner and community levels in areas including data management, analysis, reporting and utilization of findings for data drive decision making and learning.
  • Support the design, coordination, and implementation of selected project evaluations, including process and/or outcome evaluations and special studies, ensuring the findings are of high quality, relevant, and effectively shared with key stakeholders.
  • Participate in the drafting and/or review of technical reports, including donor reports, project or study briefs, or other dissemination products to ensure stakeholder accountability, to promote learning, and enhance visibility of the project
  • Develop and support activities to assess and improve quality of routine program data
  • With the program and M&E teams, develop and support analyses and tools based on programmatic data to assess program quality and project performance
  • Coordinate as necessary with various stakeholders including national and/or government officials, community partners, and other stakeholders


  • Advanced degree in Public Health or Social Science, with expertise in M&E and strong understanding of health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS
  • At least five years’ experience in M&E activities in the field of public health
  • Proven capacity to effectively manage M&E processes as well as manage and mentor staff with various levels of skills and experience; strong negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative M&E, including planning evaluation studies, determining variables, selecting appropriate sampling methodologies, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of reports
  • Knowledge of statistical principles and procedures; proficiency in statistical software applications and qualitative analysis packages
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding and experience with program and/or MEL requirements of US Government donors (i.e. USAID, CDC) strongly preferred

Job LocationLusaka, ZambiaPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

About the Organization

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.

The most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

Strong Roots
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality.

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