Monitoring & Evaluation Officer


Deadline: 25 September 2022

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Ubumi Prisons Initiative works with health, including mental health, education and reintegration/rehabilitation with a solid departure in international human rights and local law. We work to support the general inmate population, but with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. These are among others circumstantial children aged 0-4, pregnant women and mothers, juveniles and the seriously ill, as well as psychologically vulnerable. We are an international organization based in both Denmark and Zambia.

We are seeking an experienced, skilled, and enthusiastic Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to play a key role in advancing M&E in our health, education, reintegration and human rights work in the Zambian Correctional Facilities/prisons. This role will work to advance Ubumi’s monitoring and evaluation capacities and help the organisation to become better able to assess the impact of our work and to continuously improve our programs. We are a small team and even if we are seeking a strong M&E profile, it is expected of you to help out across the board, as it is with all other staff members.

The M&E officer will be responsible for designing and implementing M&E systems and activities of Ubumi’s programs and work in close collaboration with the management, programs team, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
The M&E Officer will be required at times to work onsite within correctional facilities/prisons. The main location of workPersonal will be in Lusaka with monthly travels to other provinces. This is a full-time position reporting to the Country Coordinator. The initial contract offered will be for 6 months starting October/November 2022 with a possibility of extension.


  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures
  • Monitor all program activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs
  • Recommend further development of the organisation’s theory of change and logical framework
  • Contribute to efforts to build staff, partner and volunteer M&E capacity through trainings
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicators for programming success
  • Support and contribute to the organisation’s annual report as well as quarterly and annual reports to donors
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results
  • Provide technical input for, design, and implement evaluations, M&E frameworks, data collection instruments and methods and data analysis.
  • Provide technical assistance to proposal development, as needed
  • Attend meetings and conferences as needed to maintain the knowledge and skills required for the position
  • Design of M&E systems and tools
  • Preparation of monthly reports
  • Assist the Program team in preparing other relevant reports
  • Assist the Program team in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from projects
  • Prepare and maintain the database
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the management


  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources, and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff, partners and other stakeholders to facilitate the provision of support

Required Skills and Experience


  • BA and preferably MA Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field.

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E in health and development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/Governments
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel is a requirement
  • Experience in designing and conducting evaluations
  • Proven ICT skills
  • Experience in analysing data using statistical software is an advantage

Language Requirements

  • Excellent professional knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension)
  • Knowledge of local language preferable (Nyanja or Bemba)


Application: Please send a cover letter, CV and documentation for any degrees and diplomas (beyond secondary school) to with the subject line “M&E Officer”. In the application, please address your level of competency in the abovementioned skills and please outline which personal skills and values you bring to the job. Please direct any questions before the deadline to

Application period closes 25 September 2022. Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.