Strategic Information and Evaluation (SIE) Officer : Friendship Bench

  • Harare

Friendship Bench

DUE : 20 JAN 2023

Job Title : Strategic Information and Evaluation (SIE) Officer
Reporting to : SIE Manager
Contract : Fixed Term Contract
Location : Harare

About Friendship Bench
The Friendship Bench is evidence–based, mental health intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. We value mental well-being and strive to improving people’s quality of life through problem solving talk therapy. You can visit the website for more information. Friendship Bench is looking for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following post.

Position Summary
Under the USAID DIV Project Grant, the SIE Officer primarily works in the SIE Department and is responsible for supporting the regular and systematic monitoring and reporting of the Friendship Bench Key Performance Indicators through data collection, analysis and reporting. The SIE Officer is also primarily responsible for the maintenance of the Friendship Bench database administration inclusive of overseeing the performance of the company database and information management system to ensure its security, efficiency and integrity.

Key Responsibilities
Planning: Participate Participate in routine SIE department and Implementation Teams Planning Meetings. Participate in Quarterly Data Quality Assessments (DQAs). Contribute to the routine drafting, development and updating of SIE related Tools and Templates for data collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting. Assist in updating SIE Plan, FB Logical Framework/Results Framework.
Monitoring and Reporting: Provide regular data for reporting against key performance indicators for weekly, monthly and Quarterly reporting. Assist Implementation Teams with their data reporting needs for Weekly/CKT reports , monthly and quarterly reports. Assist in Ensuring data flow (upwards and downwards) within the SIE structure is being adhered to by Implementing Teams and Partners. Working across all projects and priority districts provide SIE support in terms of SIE System roll out, supervision of primary data collection inclusive of training and mentoring. Participate in SIE and Implementation Managers check in update Meetings.
Database Administration: Design and build database systems that meet the specifications of the SIE department and Friendship bench key priority areas. Ensure the timely and accurate distribution of data to Implementation Teams. Installing and or modifying new data base systems for Friendship bench team members. Provide users with training and help resolve issues with database access, back-up, and recovery. Liaise with the SIE Managers and implementation teams to develop strategies necessary for the effective management and organization database systems that meet the data requirements of the organization. Monitor the performance of a database system, evaluating operating systems and hardware to ensure seamless flow of information. Conducting database audit, modification and amendment using SQL commands or by manual editing.
Technical Meetings: Participate and represent Friendship Bench in sector specific Technical Meetings with Partners and or government of Zimbabwe Line Ministries. Represent the SIE department at Friendship Bench CKT /Team Meetings – with regular updates on performance indicators.

Person Specification
Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative e.g. Mathematics; Statistics; M&E; Information Technology; Operations Research
Working knowledge of quantitative data collection systems using advanced excel; SPSS; STATA or any other data analysis software.
Post Grad qualification related to mental health will be an added advantage.
At least two (2) years of experience working experience in quantitative data collection systems.

Step 1: Click Here and Complete the Application Form.
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to: clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.
Friendship Bench is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.
Friendship Bench does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees).
While Friendship Bench may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only Friendship Bench has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorized to offer employment on behalf of Friendship Bench.
Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. If you do not receive any communication within a month from the date of closing, consider your application as unsuccessful.

Deadline for submission of applications is 1600 hours on 20 January 2023.