Project Officer (MEAL)- Health

Project Officer (MEAL)- Health

Company Name Catholic Relief Services
  • Number of Vacancy: 1
  • Category: NGO
  • Job Level: Mid Level
  • Working Hours: 0
  • Years of Experience 2
  • Salary Range: $-
  • Job Location: Harare
  • Preferred Age: 0 (years)
  • Required Education: Degree
  • Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract


Job Title: Project Officer (MEAL)- Health Department: Programs – Pathways Band: Band 7 Reports To: Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Manager Country/Location: Zimbabwe, Harare CRS Background Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. Country Background CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding. Job Summary: As a member of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on Health domain of Pathways project . Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Job Responsibilities: Support compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements. Trains MEAL Agents on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities. Provides input into MEAL system design and review discussions. Supervises quality data collection and management activities. Provides guidance in monitoring and reporting of Pathways HIV/AIDS activities (HIV Testing and Counseling, referral and linkage, HIV treatment, adherence, viral load monitoring etc.) undertaken by implementing partners of the program in collaboration with the Health Facilities. Leads simple analyses and reflective discussion on HIV data Contributes initial findings and field-based insights to project discussions. Fosters respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders. Promote honesty and integrity in work of MEAL Agents. Implements activities according to MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan. Work with ICT staff to incorporate the use of ICT4D into data collection, analysis, presentation, reporting and storage. In collaboration with the Project Manager plan and undertake initial baseline surveys, mid- term surveys and end of project evaluation to track project progress and impact Assist in developing and ensuring maintenance of information tracking systems (tracking sheets or databases), especially Indicator Performance Tracking Table, for Health indicators. Periodically review the Performance Indicator Tracking Table and use it regularly with project/partner staff to examine progress towards the projects annual and life targets and realization of the theory of change. Developing data collection tools for the project that will collect information on Health domain and field test them with project staff. Train Project and Partner staff on Health indicators (OVC HIV_STAT and custom indicators), CRS MEAL policy, standards, guidance and resources for purposes of collaboration and coordination. Assist in identification, documentation and sharing of lessons, most significant change stories and best practices Provide financial management assistance for M&E project activities, as necessary or when required Maintain and support the beneficiary accountability systems for the country program Training partner staff on DHIS 2 and POMIS database. Compiling monthly reports for dissemination with donors and government ministries.

Work/Educational Requirements

Medical or Nursing Degree, Statistics, Operations Research, Development Studies or related programs. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of HIV/TB programs with MoHCC or with clinical partners is strongly required. Experience in monitoring projects that implement HIV/AIDS program Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), (SPSS, Databases, GIS, Access) Experience in capacity building of partners implementing OVC projects. Experience in PEPFAR OVC programming requirements. Understanding and experience using MoHCC data systems (ART registers, EPMS etc) a strong advantage. Personal Skills Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented Required/Desired Foreign Language Nil Travel Required (Willingness to travel 25% to field locations)

To Apply

Those who meet the criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line. Please submit to The Country Representative at the following email address: [email protected] Note that we will be shortlisting as we receive applications. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics.

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