Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Howard University International, INC. Zambia

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Howard University International, INC. Zambia

Howard University International (HUI)

Job Title :Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Department: Monitoring and Evaluation

Category: Full Time, 1 Year renewable contract

Reports To: Country M&E Manager

Project information and scope:

Howard University international incorporated, under the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) is a PEPFAR funded Non-Governmental Organisation that Leverages on health service equity approaches to achieve sustainable HIV epidermic control and prioritizes sub population with unmet needs through evidence-based approaches designed to transform clinical HIV practice.

Howard University’s mandate in Zambia is to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementation of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD-plus) in selected high-volume public health care facilities. The goal of this mandate is to improve Quality of ART care, improve viral load coverage and suppression, continuity of treatment & adherence, linkage to care, pharmacovigilance system, compliance with appointment system and to facilitate clinic decongestion through a multi-disciplinary team approach.

Key performance areas

  • Design, Improve and expand data tools for use at provincial, district and facility level in data capturing and reporting
  • Develop and Implement Evaluation plan
  • Stay Informed of best M&E Practices and support their application at facility level.
  • Strengthening M&E Framework by ensuring that all Data officers as well have a clear understanding of indicators.
  • Ensure that data collected from health facilities is accurate and consistent by providing technical support on daily, weekly, and Monthly
  • Ensure data is collected from all the implementing institutions/facilities daily, weekly, and monthly and follow up all implementing institutions/facilities that have not submitted data and provide required technical support
  • Conduct Internal Verification Check of Monthly Reports within 2 days (48 hours) of submission date.
  • Obtain corrections upon identification of data quality issues, within 24 hours of submission of queries, or within PEPFAR reporting deadlines for end-of-months.
  • Design and maintain aggregate stats database.
  • Maintain repository (paper-based and electronic) of all Monthly Reports and collation tools.
  • Contribute to the data quality and verification activities planned in the province
  • Display updated and analyzed performance indicator graphs
  • Analyze, interpret, and use information for remedial interventions to optimize patient care and facility performance.
  • Develop action plans in collaboration with District and facility staff in the district for indicators that reflect poor performance
  • Provide monthly feedback to District and facility staff regarding Data quality (timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of data) of related indicators highlighting good performance and service delivery shortcomings
  • Ensures security of data by use of back-ups weekly
  • Provide data to management when needed for decision making
  • Monthly inputs to provincial, district and facility reviews meetings on data quality (emphasizing timeliness and completeness) and performance with recommendations to optimize data quality
  • Spot checks weekly on: Recipient of Care clinical record reviews
  • Verifying that data in the registers and on the new Patient Locators forms correlate

Qualification and Experience

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience with at least 1-year experience in managing
  • HIV/AIDS-related data, including data verification / quality assurance
  • 2-year experience in working with MOH data management/M&E systems (from patient-record level to DHIS2 level)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Data management analysis, report writing, Data Presentation and data dissemination
  • 1 year experience in working with SmartCare and able to trouble shoot, run reports, and provide technical assistance.
  • At least 2-year data collection or entry experience in the health sector
  • Skilled in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and MS Access
  • Experience with donor programs is required.
  • Experience with SmartCare required
  • Background in research, monitoring, and evaluation and/or other data management field
  • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS


  • Confidence & Self Control
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
  • Planning and organizing

Method of Application

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Closing date: August 31st, 2023