Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist: J.F. Kapnek Trust Deadline: 14 April 2022

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Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist: J.F. Kapnek Trust

Deadline: 14 April 2022

Reporting to: Chief of Party

Location: Harare


JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary

The Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist (SIE Specialist) is responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for the program and other JF Kapnek Trust

programs as necessary; He / She leads the evaluation of the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) project, reporting to the Chief of Party and provides a direct mentorship and supervisory support to a team; The SIE Specialist will be responsible for building the capacity of the JFK team and the partners teams; The selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval with experience.

Key responsibilities

Lead development of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan and system for tracking and timely, accurate, and complete reporting of project performance against key indicators; Oversee and ensure adherence to project MEL reporting activities as required by the donor; Provide leadership and technical oversight in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g baseline and endline surveys; regular performance monitoring, etc); Train and mentor staff and partners in various aspects of MEL and research, and assist them with using MEL systems, including data use and quality assurance; Provide support to performance evaluation processes in collaboration with USAID and the independent evaluation team; Analyze project and other relevant data to provide strategic guidance to the Project Management Team and inform project management decision-making, and to routinely share findings with project staff and other key stakeholders; Support partners to develop, capture, consolidate and report on mutually identified indicators and ensure high-quality and timely reporting of data and monitoring; Conduct supportive supervisory visits to partners and beneficiaries to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators; Oversee operational research, qualitative studies and policy briefs to assess the impact of program activities and ensure robust and innovative dissemination of research and evaluation activity results.


Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation and Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, statistics or related field preferred; Minimum of seven years professional experience in a senior MEL position responsible for implementing MEL activities of large-scale international development projects, experience with USAID and PEPFAR related programming preferred; Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project MEL systems from project initiation to closeout stages; Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification; Strong ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and to provide recommendations on project implementation; Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing MEL systems; Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of MEL staff to meet project needs and deliverables strongly desired;Excellent data visualization skills, statistical analysis, English writing, oral presentation and communication skills.

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