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Opportunity For Zimbabwean Youth:GFATM Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – HIV & AIDS

GFATM Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – HIV & AIDS

Location : Harare ,Zimbabwe

Application Deadline : 15 March 2016

 Additional Category: Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

 Type Of Contract: Service Contract

Post Level: SB4

Language Required: English

Starting Date:April 1 2016

Duration of initial: 8 months with a possibility of extension

Duties and responsibilities:

Ensures effective management of the monitoring and evaluation process, focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Provide technical support to the Sub-Recipient (SR) and other implementing partners to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Participate and contribute to the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks;
  • Together with the M&E Officer for HIV/AIDS and M&E Officers of SR and other implementing partners , strengthen, harmonize and standardize the existing malaria data collection, analysis and reporting system, in line with the national HMIS Plan and Programme indicators;
  • Assist the M&E Officer for HIV/AIDS to develop and deliver trainings/capacity building in M&E and HIS for personnel implementing partners. This will include the development of training manuals and materials, as well as facilitation of the training workshops;
  • In consultation with the Project Coordinator and M&E Officer HIV/AIDS, develop a regular review process with field sites to evaluate the utilization and impact of ongoing monitoring tools in order to measure improvements in programme quality, giving feedback to field sites, SR, other implementing partners and the Project Coordinator;
  • Work with the M&E staff of MoHCW and other implementing partners to collate and analyse all monthly and sentinel site data for reporting;
  • Validate the quality of collected data (through sample analysis);
  • Support the preparation of reports e.g. quarterly, annual and other programme reports in a timely manner;
  • Support the implementation of the Capacity Development Plan (2015-2017);
  • Assist in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks; and
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator to support the overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Program.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achieving the following results;

  • Identify and formulate lessons learned and document best practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into project reports;
  • Support the design and delivery of M&E and HIS training and/or capacity building to personnel of MoHCW and other sub-recipients, and implementing partners involved in the implementation of GFATM grants;
  • Participate in external supervision and evaluation missions of the GFTAM and other agencies by facilitating access to M&E data as required


Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrate integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promote knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead formulation and monitoring of management projects

Management and Leadership:

  • Build strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Lead teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience


A Masters Degree or equivalent in Public Health/Health Sciences/Social Sciences .


  • At least 5 years M&E related experience in the field of tropical diseases;
  • Epidemiological literacy and skills in M&E and HMIS methodologies e.g. in both quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods;
  • A strong background in programming, having worked with projects wherein systematic input, output and process data were collected and used to guide programming;
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training in M&E and HMIS;
  • A good understanding of routine health information systems, and literacy in management information systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of database design and use, data processing and analysis;
  • Knowledge of MS Excel/Access, EPI Info or similar data analysis packages;
  • Previous UNDP/GFATM work experience will be and added advantage.


  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written skills.


  • UNDP Zimbabwe reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Zimbabwe at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements;
  • Applicants are requested to upload a copy of their latest updated P11 Form instead of a CV which can be downloaded from this website:;
  • Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.






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