Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

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Copper Rose Zambia (CRZ) is a youth-led non-governmental organisation with a mission to build a conducive environment for young people to thrive in all aspects of their lives. We envision a world where every young person is happy, healthy, and living to their full potential. CRZ is not just like any organisation; it is a powerful movement led by a dedicated team of skilled and passionate young professionals, focusing on critical areas such as health and well-being, gender equality, and youth development and leadership, actively addressing challenges like HIV/AIDS/STIs, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equity, and youth development and skills development. You can read more about us on our website

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager
Location: Head Office, Lusaka, Zambia
Start Date: June 2024
Reports to: Head of Programs

Job Summary:

The MEL manager will be responsible for ensuring efficient monitoring and evaluation systems of CRZ and coordinating effective data collection, management, and analysis. Reporting to the head of programs (HOP), the MEL manager will support all monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) activities for CRZ, being responsible for implementing M&E systems including indicator targeting, tracking, and reporting according to donor standards, managing data collection systems, leading impact assessments, and a learning strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of an M&E strategy, outlining M&E systems for data collection, targeting, and tracking donors and CRZ indicators, knowledge management, impact assessments, learning activities, and reporting in compliance with the requirements provided in donor regulations and CRZ standards.
  • Support the HOP in working closely with other technical units in establishing and ensuring data requirements are integrated into project management processes.
  • Provide oversight to MERL officers and data entry clerks on data collection and analysis and ensure the timely completion of all M&E activities.
  • Ensure that project data is regularly analyzed and disseminated to project stakeholders.
  • Ensure that project activities are aligned with the project’s M&E plan and that the plan is updated as necessary to reflect the changing needs of projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to the MERL team, other project staff, and partners on M&E activities.
  • Support the MERL team and project staff in report writing.
  • Facilitate learning strategies to support the use of data and information from the M&E system for real-time decision-making to improve project implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor reporting requirements.
  • Support strategy and partnership unit in project proposal writing.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with project staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Participate in project meetings and represent the project at relevant meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Complete other duties as necessary and assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree with four (4) years of experience or a bachelor’s degree with six (6) years of experience in a relevant field, (i.e. public health, epidemiology, statistics, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area.
  • Experience in working on monitoring, evaluation, and learning and data analysis for donor-funded health, development, and gender projects.
  • Knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, methods, and approaches for MEL.
  • Experience using various online and offline M&E systems and databases.
  • Willingness to collaborate, innovate, and ability to think systematically.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining the quality of deliverables within deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English.
  • Prior experience working on USAID/PEPFAR/CDC/EU grants is highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel and work throughout Zambia.

Note: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The job description may change from time to time.

Application Process:

For all interested candidates, please apply with this link here.

Deadline for Applications is 11:59 PM 14th April 2024

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Copper Rose Zambia Provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. We also strive to achieve equal employment opportunities through continuing diversity enhancement initiatives. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply. We are committed to evaluating applications fairly.

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