Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead

at FHI 360
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Date Posted June 18, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency ZWD


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

This position is subject to donor funding and approval


FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Lead for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Zimbabwe, focused on improving maternal, youth and child health and survival in targeted communities and populations. The MEL Lead will lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of monitoring and evaluation strategic documents including the activity monitoring, evaluation and learning plan, costed M&E work plans, evaluation and performance measurement plans, data quality assurance strategies, data use plans, results and logic frameworks, measuring progress towards program targets, development and monitoring of the project’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Under the direction of the Chief of Party and in close collaboration with the Technical Lead, s/he will provide strategic direction for a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation during the life of the project. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for establishing and managing an evaluation and monitoring system responsive to USAID’s reporting and learning requirements and ensure timely project reporting.

Subject to ongoing management and staffing decisions, the position will be based in Mutare and will report to the project’s Chief of Party (COP).

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Lead a team in the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and reporting activities, including: development of the project’s results framework and Performance Monitoring Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators and PIRS; oversight of routine data collection and data management; data quality assessments (DQA); synthesis and analyses of data and presentation of project lessons and results; and reporting, both internally and externally as required/needed.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for M&E team, including staffing, retention and professional development activities
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and oversight, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management and storage, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements;
  • Working with technical team, develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda; designing and implementing mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation for FHI 360 Projects.
  • Undertake periodic reviews of program M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of MEL work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports
  • Implementation of baseline, mid-term and end line studies or other formal learning activities as appropriate; oversight of data collection and analysis; quality assurance and routine data quality audits.
  • With the technical team, publish and disseminate knowledge products arising from the program with to program partners, donors, Government of Zimbabwe counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership on national strategy work to improve national data collection and information systems.
  • Strengthen capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring, evaluation and learning, data collection, data quality assurance and data analysis.


    • Master's Degree or higher in biostatistics, data science, monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, social science, statistics, or a related field required.
    • 10+ years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research efforts particularly with MNCH/FP programs
    • At least 3 years of experience in a leadership or line-management positions
    • Experience with USG-funded, NGO-led projects, with experience on health projects preferred
    • Knowledgeable on reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for M&E of health projects.
    • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results.
    • Strong communication abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods, mixed methods, and M&E practices to answer program leaning and evaluation questions and to inform adaptive management.
    • Proven experience working with and building the capacity of Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with IPs, donors and host country partners and stakeholders.
    • Must be a citizen or current legal resident of Zimbabwe.
    • Must be fluent in English and local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.

      This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

      FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

      FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

      FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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