Organization Name: Bracing Health & Social Protection Systems for Sustainability
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Zambia
Role Code: Z02-Nat

Role Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation, & Research (MER) Officer will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of MER activities, including routine program monitoring functions, evaluations, and coordination of field research activities. The MER officer will routinely conduct data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and develop reports and summary presentations. The MER officer will be a member of the Technical Services team reporting to the Technical Services Manager, and will also work closely with key research and evaluation stakeholders externally, ensuring effective engagements that reflect organizational mission and values.

Responsibilities

  • Support implementation of MER projects including MER systems design, planning, field implementation, and development of inception, progress, and final reports
  • Prepare, review, and finalize study protocols, prepare ethical review board (ERB) submission requirements, and follow-up, corrections with project teams as needed
  • Prepare analysis plans, and conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Develop summary presentations and reports of research and analyses
  • Conduct desk review of literature and reports
  • Support data collection, key informant interview (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs), records review, and data entry
  • Conduct data cleaning and other data quality initiatives
  • Participate in regular weekly check in calls and progress updates, as necessary, to contractors

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Experience with public health, demonstrated through education or work experience in public health or a related field*
  • Experience conducting qualitative data analysis, ideally for health or other development projects*
  • Experience conducting interviews or focus group discussions*
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation (e.g. developing M&E plans, developing data collection and reporting tools, defining goals or performance indicators, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies)* 
  • Excellent project management skills, including past experience working simultaneously on multiple projects, and/or coordinating across teams to meet tight deadlines
  • Public speaking experience, such as through presentations, workshops, or trainings 
  • Experience with qualitative analysis software (e.g. NVIVO)
  • Ability to work proactively on a small team 
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence in multi-tasking, working in a fast-paced environment, thinking strategically, and delivering measurable results
  • Willing to take initiative and work with inspiration and minimal direction once projects are agreed and assigned

About the Organization

Bracing Health & Social Protection Systems for Sustainability (Brasys) is a non-governmental organization that deploys organizational development initiatives, quality improvement processes, performance monitoring & evaluation services (including digital solutions), and innovative sustainability approaches. In partnership with donors and NGOs, Brasys strengthens public sector institutions, community-based, and grassroots organizations in Zambia. Our goal is to increase access to health and social protection services for underserved populations, through the strengthening of program management and service delivery systems.

Our current strategic plan focuses on expanding our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services from multiple small-scale evaluations to serving as a MER sub-contractor for large scale INGO programs

Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement, Research
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Human Resources for Health, Technology for Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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