The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zimbabwe, serves as the Principal Recipient (PR) of the 3-year Global Fund HIV Grant (2018-2020) and provides Fund Administrator support services to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), the PR for TB and Malaria grants. As part of its PR role, UNDP implements Capacity Development (CD) activities to strengthen the systems for health and national institutions. Such capacity development responses are designed based on the needs and priorities of national implementing partners, national stakeholders and aligned to national strategies.
The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) is one of the Civil Society Organizations supported by the CSO Capacity Development Grant.? In this regard, ZAN collaborates with UNDP on capacity development initiatives, to effectively respond to changing landscape of the HIV epidemic in the country. The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) was established in 1992 as a membership driven network to coordinate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The membership includes AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), private sector companies, mission and private hospitals, Faith and Community-Based Organizations (FBOs and CBOs) as well as tertiary education institutions.
In the last three years, ZAN has rebranded to focus on the broader health issues, aligning its mandate with the changing health programming landscape. The rebranding entails a new and robust focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 and other related SDGs. In line with the country’s plan of action to reach the 90-90-90 targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); ZAN is aligned to the key national policy strategies which include the Zimbabwe National Health Strategy, Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP3), and the National TB Strategy.
ZAN’s approach to work is centered around the following 4 pillars;
- Building strong partnerships with the government, local CSOs, private sector and partner organizations
- Work through the membership to implement and institutionalize the projects.
- Measuring and communicating the results of our programs based on a specific theory of change framework
- Knowledge Management and information dissemination
Zimbabwe Aids Network as a network is involved in strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSO), to address Key Population issues in the context of the 90-90-90 strategy to ensure that no one is left behind. To this end ZAN is recruiting a CSO Strategic Information Manager to strengthen its coordination work in the HIV sector in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Reporting to the National Coordinator (ZAN), the Strategic Information Coordinator will support ZAN’s CSOs programmes through management of a comprehensive CSO Database,
- S/he will provide technical assistance and capacity building to the CSOs and Key Populations led organisations and its stakeholders in the development of and implementation of data analysis, use, and dissemination strategies.
- S/he will additionally design strategy and activities to improve capacity on triangulating data from multiple data sources to inform policy and decision-making.
- S/he will additionally provide technical assistance to ZAN and CSOs to design and implement strategy to build capacity of M&E systems to oversee data quality and data use for decision making (including capacity building of M&E staff).
Major activities of the job
- Lead and influence the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection and compilation, and analysis related to HIV and the response, in view of informing future programme efforts;
- Lead monitoring and evaluation data driven processes for ZAN, under the oversight of ZAN Management;
- Lead on all strategic information responsibilities related to CSOs, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results;
- Analyses of programmatic and survey data on the HIV response;
- Strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems including Health Information Systems with attention to the use of unique identifiers;
- Analyses of the distribution of new infections by geography and by mode of transmission;
- Triangulation and modelling of epidemiological and response data to assess impact and identify programmatic gaps;
- The Strategic Information Coordinator will help enhance or develop systems across ZAN to monitor service delivery, demand creation activities and performance in real-time in order to plan organisation’s services and demand creation more effectively and to meet reporting requirements.
- S/he will develop and support continuous quality improvement systems across ZAN and it’s KP led partners to ensure ongoing program improvement and reaching of targets. ?
- S/he will ensure program data is tracked, verified and supporting documentation is maintained and reported to ZAN;
- S/he will lead efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting within the targeted geographic area, which may include working with program stakeholders and partners to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their HIV services and activities and ensure data quality;
- S/he will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for district and provincial level strategic information and monitoring and evaluation and support coordination on the national level.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional & Managerial competencies:
- Building relationships and networks for data driven responses
- Developing and empowering others
- Exercising sound judgment
- Managing performance and accountability to allocated resources
- Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical?advisory reports and knowledge products,
- Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of international development, public?health or related field.
Project and Resource Management:
- Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving?client needs.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs.
Communications and Advocacy:
- Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speak?clearly and convincingly.
- Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically.
- Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills.
Partnership building and team work:
- Excellent negotiating and networking skills.
- Demonstrated flexibility to excel in a multi-cultural environment.
Self-Management & Emotional Intelligence:
- Creates synergies through self-control, tolerates conditions of stress, uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to maintain a positive outlook and to work productively;
- Proven ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, and to deliver in a timely manner within cost and quality standards.
Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning:
- Able to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online:
Applications should contain:
- Cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the “Resume and Motivation” section of the online application.
- Completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P11), indicating all past experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references (the template can be downloaded from this link: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
Please make sure you have provided all requested documents.
How to Submit the Application:
To submit your application online, please follow the following steps:
- Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11);
- Merge your UN Personal History Form (P11) and cover letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
- Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
- Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;”
- Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents
- You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or other relevant discipline;
- A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the design, development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and related programs complemented with a sound knowledge and understanding of issues of HIV epidemic, HIV prevention and/or SRHR/HIV integration programs within the region
- Experience working with National CSOs or other intergovernmental organizations.
- Demonstrated expertise in data analysis, managing online databases to ensure easy access to data and data reports;
- Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, Epi Info; and/or software;
- Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analyses and make recommendations based on findings;
- Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats including? visualizations;
- Demonstrated working knowledge of Zimbabwe’s health and social service informationsystems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting;
- Previous experience building capacity for generation and use of strategic information, and
- Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
- Fluency in English and at least one of the local languages required
Application Deadline : 20-Apr-20
Starting Date : 05-May-2020
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 Months