MEAL Assistant

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MEAL Assistant

  • Post Date:September 4, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Location: Midlands

About Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation

Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation (JHWO) is a local NGO that envisions a harm and disease-free society. JHWO implements multiple interventions across the country under the four strategic pillars namely, Health, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Adolescents and Youth, Economic Strengthening and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Research and Learning.

Under the Health pillar, JHWO is implementing a Pathways project in Gweru and Nkayi whose goal is to enhance the resilience of Orphans and Vulnerable Children and their caregivers towards getting to zero new HIV infections in Zimbabwe by 2022. In Kwekwe, the organisation aims to find, test, and treat at least 1000 missed HIV infected children through a community and household case management approach. The Kunda-Nqob’ITB (KN-TB) meaning the fight against TB initiative, is a 5-year USAID support to the TB Local Organization Network program in Zimbabwe with JHWO being one of the four partners that covers 8 districts across the country and soon increasing to 14. To complement government in its quest for health for all, JHWO has a clinic at Riverdale that offers primary health care and has a laboratory to ease pressure from surrounding diagnostic sites. The organisation is host to the Stop TB Partnership Zimbabwe platform, one of the many country-level Stop TB partnerships that was formed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s National TB Program with support from Stop TB Partnership Global. It is against the mandate of the health pillar that the organisation seeks a MEAL Assistant to fill in the position that has arisen under the KN-TB project.

Position summary

The MEAL Assistant will report to the MEAL Officer for efficient and timely submission of reports. The MEA will work closely with Programs Officers on Design, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and reporting. S/he will be using data for decision making and data analytics to assist resource mobilization and visibility of the organisation and the project. The post will involve travelling to field sites to conduct on site data verifications and internal data quality assessments.

Key responsibilities

The MEAL Assistant will:

  • Provide guidance in monitoring and reporting of TB activities in collaboration with the MOHCC;
  • Implement activities according to MEAL detailed Implementation Plan;
  • Work closely with District staff to ensure data collection, data entry, data analysis, presentation and reporting; plan and undertake initial baseline surveys, mid- term surveys and end of project evaluation to track project progress and impact;
  • Develop and maintain information tracking systems, tracking sheets or databases, especially Indicator Performance Tracking Tables for TB indicators;
  • Periodically review the Performance Indicator Tracking Table and use it regularly with project/partner staff to examine progress towards the project’s annual and life targets and realization of the theory of change;
  • Identify, document and share lessons, most significant change stories and best practices;
  • Compile reports for dissemination to donors;
  • Contribute to the consolidation and facilitation of a functional organisational MIS system and participate in resource mobilization processes.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in Statistics, Health Promotion, Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Experience with a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation,
  • Minimum of at least three (3) years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and research,
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing, Database management, SPSS or other statistical packages,
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.
  • Class 4 driver’s licence a must, defensive driver’s licence, and class 3 an added advantage.
  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Good analytical, translation and packaging skills.
  • Diligent, accurate and timely in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Initiative-taker and results oriented.

To apply

Please send your certificates, CV, copy of licence and cover letter to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that JHWO does not solicit any organization or individual to recruit on their behalf. No fee is charged throughout the recruitment, selection, and placement process. Canvassing will lead to disqualification of candidates.

Deadline: 12 September 2021