Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Healthy Learners

Healthy Learners

Operations · Full-time
Lusaka, Zambia
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Healthy Learners is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to improving the health of children in Zambia and beyond. We partner directly with the government and local communities in Zambia so that schoolchildren can stay healthy, learn effectively, and have a brighter future. School-aged children in low-resource settings suffer from a high burden of disease and lack access to even basic healthcare, which causes otherwise preventable and curable illnesses to frequently result in life-long health challenges or disability. In the short term, these illnesses contribute to school absenteeism, poor academic performance, and high drop-out rates. In the long term, they undermine physical, cognitive, and emotional development and hinder economic prosperity.

Healthy Learners is working with the Zambian Government to bridge this gap through our unique model of school-based community health. By training teachers in community health and leveraging innovative diagnostic and data analytic technology, we are able to make schools entry points into the public healthcare system. As a result, children now receive medical attention in substantially greater numbers, improving health outcomes and reducing absenteeism. We currently serve over 800,000 students across eight provinces, and we are working with the Zambian government to scale nationally by 2025.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation. As a key member of the management team, this role involves developing the systems, frameworks, and best practices around the collection, analysis and quality control of our data. The ideal candidate will possess strategic thinking, leadership skills, and effective communication abilities, capable of driving the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems used to measure organizational impact. You will also serve as a data champion within the organization to ensure routine and effective use of quality data and information to support program design and decision-making. The person in this role ensures that our programs evolve based on results, evidence and the resulting learning and adaptation, and supports the use of evidence across the organization to increase scale and impact. This position requires a balanced approach, combining hands-on involvement with a focus on our overall strategic direction.

Healthy Learners is an equal opportunity employer.