Strategic Information Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: Competitive package

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Reports to Head Strategic Information. The incumbent will lead data management, monitoring and evaluation activities.  He/she will work very closely with the Programmes, Research, Implementation Science and Analysis Departments. H/she will be the primary focal point person for all GIS related activities, or as assigned.

Main duties

  • Maintains GIS, programme and research databases
  • Develop dashboards, with very clear visualizations, GIS maps
  • Indicator dashboard, programme performance and research activity dashboards
  • Data analysis – basic to mid-level statistical and advanced descriptive analysis
  • Develop and give guidance on concise and well thought data collection tools
  • Conduct data extractions on various data sources
  • Be very familiar with SQL, a programming language, and any advanced statistical data analysis tool
  • Develop and adhere to M&E and Data Management plans and ensure its timely implementation.
  • Supervise a team of strategic information officers and Monitoring and Evaluation officers
  • Ensure M&E Technical Assistance is provided to PHO/DHO M&E teams.
  • Actively participate in research activities like paper publications and research idea formulation
  • Participate in other organizational activities that include grant writing
  • Train and mentor other staff in M&E, Data Management and Analysis activities
  • Take part in administrative activities of the department


  • At least a Master’s in Computer Science, Epidemiology, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or any relevant field with a minimum of 5 years working experience, Or. Bachelor of Science in the above fields with at 7 years of work experience
  • Familiar at least one programming language – Python, Java, C#, etc
  • Familiar with at least one advanced statistical package – R, STATA, SAS, etc
  • Familiar with at least one database management tool like MS SQL Server, MySQL, etc
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience in software development and maintenance will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently, exercise discretion and independent judgement in the execution of duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to CIDRZ but the letter should be addressed to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director PO Box 34681, LUSAKA email: [email protected]
NOTE: Hard copy applications will NOT be accepted.