Provincial DDU Coordinators, Zambia Evidence for Health (E4H) Activity, Multiple Provinces, Zambia

  • Posted on 3 March 2020

Job Description

Provincial DDU Coordinators, Zambia Evidence for Health (E4H) Activity, Multiple Provinces, Zambia

Project Summary:

USAID/Zambia intends to 1) Strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH), 2) Improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental institutions, and 3) Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. The activity will support strategic objectives of USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

**Please note: Only Zambian citizens are eligible for this position. Please share your salary expectations in your application for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Provincial DDU Coordinators will report to national DDU coordinator, support Senior Health Information Officers (SHIOs) and District Health Information Officers (DHIOs), roll out TOT on new SOPs, and help organize PIMS, DIMS and annual district- level training. In Central and Luapula, they will support facility support staff to train and mentor facility health care workers. The Provincial Coordinators will operate in the provinces of Central, Copperbelt, Northern and Luapula.


  • Work with other project staff to develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the SHIOs and DHIOs with direction from key stakeholder’s data dashboards.
  • Facilitate the use of data through the application of tools and approaches at the national, regional, district levels.
  • Provide guidance to facility support staff on routine data requirements.
  • Build regional capacity to implement tools and approaches through training and workshops.
  • Provide technical assistance to regions to apply data use tools and approaches, trouble shoot and tailor implementation as needed working with region-specific M&E advisors.
  • Follow up on activities to determine effectiveness, make mid-course corrections, document project results and best practices.
  • Build capacity of national M&E and program staff to address M&E challenges and lead in implementing solutions.


  • At least ten (10) years of experience in M&E systems, especially in health systems.
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, M&E systems, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in developing data communications tools and approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience of the health policy and programming process.
  • Knowledge and experience of data-informed decision making and advocacy.
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent writing and communication and interpersonal skills.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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