Jan 182018

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Nutrition Evaluation Advisor based in Lusaka, Zambia for an anticipated USAID-funded nutrition evaluation and research award. The purpose of the award is to evaluate population-level changes in child stunting across 30 districts in Zambia, as well as additional outcome-level research, performance audits and ongoing operations research of a large nutrition project.

  • Lead/contribute to research design, including writing research protocols, proposing new research topics and submitting protocols to relevant ethics committees;
  • Lead / contribute to implementation and quality assurance of primary data collection including supporting local data collection firms in electronic data collection;
  • Lead/contribute to original quantitative analyses and secondary data analysis;
  • Lead / contribute to efforts to improve use of evaluation findings at national, sub-national and project levels;
  • Build capacity in evaluation design, data collection, analysis and use through training workshops, coaching and mentoring;
  • Work with multiple staff, partners and donors, based in different locations globally, to achieve goals

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Nutrition, Public Policy/Administration or related field;

  • At least 8 years professional experience in evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, with a preference for experience in nutrition, maternal child health, water and sanitation, agriculture, OVC, and other vulnerable populations or related field;

  • Demonstrated experience conducting impact evaluations, including familiarity with sampling techniques for impact evaluations;

  • Clear experience in assessing and improving data quality in primary data collection using electronic data collection methods;

  • Strong data analysis skills, including mastery of quantitative data analysis software such as STATA or SPSS; knowledge of qualitative data analysis a plus;

  • Familiarity with nutrition interventions, preferably within the Zambia context or other countries in the region;

  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building through technical assistance and coaching. This includes strong skills in public speaking, and delivering trainings and workshops;

  • Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process;

  • Demonstrated experience in project management, with budget and staff management experience

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a limited timeframe;

  • Ability to bring together colleagues and external stakeholders diplomatically and effectively;

  • Willingness to travel throughout Zambia.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

click here for more details and apply to position


Tipical Questions
“Why are you leaving your current job?” Hiring managers want to know your motivation for wanting to leave your current job. Are you an opportunist just looking for more money or are you looking for a job that you hope will turn into a career? If you’re leaving because you don’t like your boss, don’t talk negatively about your boss–just say you have different work philosophies, Teach says. If the work was boring to you, just mention that you’re looking for a more challenging position. “Discuss the positives that came out of your most recent job and focus on why you think this new position is ideal for you and why you’ll be a great fit for their company.” If you’ve already left your previous job (or you were fired), Sutton Fell suggests the following: If you got fired: Do not trash your last boss or company. Tell them that you were unfortunately let go, that you understand their reasoning and you’ve recognized areas that you need to improve in, and then tell them how you will be a better employee because of it. If you got laid off: Again, do not trash your last boss or company. Tell them that you were let go, and that you understand the circumstances behind their decision; that you are committed to your future and not dwelling on the past; and that you are ready to apply everything that you learned in your last role to a new company. If you quit: Do not go into details about your unhappiness or dissatisfaction. Instead, tell them that while you valued the experience and education that you received, you felt that the time had come to seek out a new opportunity, to expand your skills and knowledge, and to find a company with which you could grow.
Questions to ask
Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? Notice how the question is phrased; it assumes you will get the job. This question also tells you about the people you will interact with on a daily basis, so listen to the answer closely.