Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Executive with more than twelve years of solid
and progressive working experience in all facets of Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL). Institutional Capacity Building in the
above said thematic areas.
in crafting of research technical and financial proposals, research methodologies
designing according to TORs, developing qualitative
and quantitative tools, data analytics, research findings stakeholders
debriefings and report writing. Highly skilled in planning
and coordinating multi- primary
fieldwork studies projects
from inception to execution; setting up and operationalising of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms
(MERL). I also possess the aptitude to develop analytic tools that can assist
the research component in conveying project environmental knowledge throughout
the project scheming, planning and implementation processes in order to ensure
that the project interventions stay focused and create a learning agenda for the
primary and secondary project stakeholders.
Demonstrated exceptional leadership through sound decision-making and strong
organisational skills; able to motivate cooperation of team members and stakeholders to achieve peak productivity
and target goals. Committed to inclusiveness, with the
ability to work effectively with diverse groups and key community leaders and
organisations; utilising excellent public speaking, written communication, and
interpersonal skills in establishing and cultivating strategic partnerships and
Time and Resource Optimisation
Supervision and training
Data QC and Integrity
Technical Manual Compilation
Some of Recent Assignments under e-comsoft ZambiaSurvey Programmer/ Data Analyst02/2014
2016 Sept - on going ; Baseline Survey-Study On Bill Cycle Turn Around Efficiency for Local Authorities (Maswingo Zimbabwe) . Funded World Bank, Water and Sanitation World Bank Programme).
Survey Programmer/Data Analyst
2015 Dec-2016 Feb; End-Term Project Evaluation-Small Holder Livestock Improvement Programme; Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock; e-ComSoft was also Subcontracted by NIRAS Zambia to manage Data Collection using mobile data collection Solution.
Survey Programmer and Data analyst
2015 Sept; Baseline Survey-Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank; Kalingalinga Sanitation Marketing Project Lusaka - Post Project Review Study.
2015 August – Sep; Baseline Survey- Social Mapping of Lusaka City. Funded by World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme: also provided technical services data collection using e-ComSoft mobile data collection solution ; Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (SAN) Project.
2015 May-July; Baseline Survey-Urban Consumer Survey for Bio-fortification of Vitamin‘A' Meal Mealie; International Economic Growth Division| Abt Associates Inc-. Funded by DFID; also provided technical services data collection using e-ComSoft mobile data collection solution.
Research Manager and Data Analyst
2015 April: Mid Term Project Evaluation- Programme for Luapula Agricultural and Rural Development project. Funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
2014 Dec. Caritas Zambia Democracy and Governance Programme (DGP)-Set up Monitoring and evaluation mechanism (Developed Parliamentary Score Cards and set up Mobile Data Collection solution for M&E data collection Activities).
Research Manager/Data Analyst
2014 Nov: Baseline Update-Programme for Luapula Agricultural and Rural Development-Funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Sept 2014; Final Project Impact Evaluation; Land O'Lake – Zambia Fodder project -Funded by USIAD.
April-2014; Baseline Survey-Dairy Business Hub Development – SNV provided technical Leadership in data entry and analysis and interpretation by using IBM SPSS.
Research Manager and Data Analyst
Sept 2013; Baseline Survey for VSO and Ministry of Local Government And Housing, for strengthening capacities of local authorities, and (MLGH) departments. Funded by Irish Aid.
Jan-2013 ; Baseline Survey - Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) in partnership with Farmer Organisation Support Program (FOSUP).
e-ComSoft ZambiaLusaka, ZambiaSenior Consultant -Head of Research02/2013 to Current
Successfully Led research project proposals development, drove communication on research project proposals developments among core team members and submitted final technical and financial proposals before project TORs stipulated deadlines.
Managed all awarded research projects from inception to execution phases.
Ensured timely ethical approval with the University of Zambia ethical approval committee (depending on the client's requirement and nature of study) before research project field activities whenever a research project was award.
Effectively allocated budgetary resource for multi-research project teams and across internal teams and facilitated on-time and cost effective project delivery and ultimately ensured stakeholders satisfaction for the awarded projects.
Supervised cross-functional research teams and simultaneously managed multi-research projects from inception to execution.
Made sound decisions related to data collection,data analysis, data security,formulation of methodologies designs and field plan.
Led research project preparatory meetings (i.e project stakeholder analysis) and participated in study literature review.
Provided technical support to data collection tools development to core team members and QC for syndicated and proprietary studies.
Successfully met every recruitment goal resulting in all studies either closing on time, or earlier than predicted and conducted research assistants training and data collection tolls pretesting.
Used both PAPI and CAPI dependingon the client's need.
Scripted electronic questionnaires in mobile data collection platform(CAPI) -e-ComSoft datafield (check https://ecomsoft.data-field.com.
Managed field teams and assembled data for databases using back-end o fmobile data collection platform - e-ComSoft datafield.
Communicated well with multi-research projects teams, clients and stakeholders to stay within proposed deadlines.
Managed, mentored and trained research field teams members in producing field reports on time and error free.
Developed and implemented data management,processing and cleaning data analysis, QC and field plans.
Maintained data integrity during extraction, manipulation, processing,analysis and storage.
Discussed intelligence andinformation requirements with internal and external stakeholders.
Managed the coordination, analysis,and presentation of research initiatives for focus groups, phone and internetstudies and convention surveys.
Created analytical reports and presentations, presented findings(debriefings), and provided post hoc analytical consultation to clients.
Translated research findings into reporting deliverables.
Participated in the drafting of research reports
Developed and Submitted of annual research project financial reports to the Executive Board.
National Trust Funds for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) (Government Agency)Lusaka, ZambiaMonitoring and Evaluation Specialist12/2011 to 02/2013
Participated in the project needs assessment for Luapula and Muchinga Provinces programme which enabled us to draft a viable project proposal for the physically challenged people in the said provinces.
Provided leadership and guidance top roject members in developing the M&E mechanism based on developing theories of change and results chains, for each intervention and ensured that all programme staff understood and were able to use the M&E framework
Provided support in developing and supporting the creation of detailed impact projections for sector strategies and supported interventions, in close collaboration with Intervention officers and stakeholders.
Designed efficient and high quality data collection tools which simplified data collection for responsible programme staff.
Maintained a strong monitoring and data collection system that ensured accurate data capture, collation and reports generation.
Developed relevant databases templates and forms which improved programme staff's analytical capacities and ability to enter data to the M&E database system.
Gathered appropriate baseline data which informed key M&E processes.
The M&E mechanism which was set up provided for recognition of opportunities for innovative action and created an environment where alternative viewpoints were welcomed.
Implemented results chain monitoring plans, including regular field visits,facilitation of focus groups, key informant interviews and mini surveys.
Designed, and then reported against the programme log frame and provided supporting analysis around the value for money of programme interventions.
Supported the overall learning agenda within the programme and stakeholder environment through the development of detailed casestudies which captured what worked and what didn't work in the pursuit of programme implementation and subsequent planning. This eanbled the organisation to document project best implemention practice.
Ensured that programme implementation was responsive to communities, stakeholders and consistent with Ministry of Community , Mother Child Health relevant programme guidelines,principles, values,quality standards and strategic plan.
Ensured that beneficiaries were effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria this made the project relevant to the target audiences.
Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual performance monitoring reports as needed, which supported internal decision making and communication with stakeholders.
Designed end of project term evaluation TORs , which conformed to good practice in the measurement of project design, and enabled attribution to be measured effectively;and provided oversight to the consultants who were contracted to carry out the assignment.
Some Consultancies Under e-ComSoft Zambia11/2011
Jan, 2011 Participated in Carrying out Evaluative Research on the Impact of HIV/AIDS on livelihoods of people in Zambia. National AIDS Council(NAC).
Sept-2011;Team member –conducted a baseline survey and developed a Rural Micro finance Program. Developed a logical framework for Youth Entrepreneurship Association of Zambia (YEAZ) and established performance indicators for routine monitoring. Facilitated the training of field staff on logical-frame analysis. (Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce and Trade under Poor Reduction Strategy Funding for the Youth Entrepreneurs.
Oct 2011; Research Supervisor- On a Qualitative study entitled;“Assessment of Community Intervention Initiatives – Safe Motherhood Action Groups. This assessment was undertaken by The University of Zambia (UNZA) – Population Studies Department on behalf of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Nov 2011; Participated- On a Qualitative study entitled “Male Circumcision Emotional Point of Differentiation (PODs) Post testing Study” under Society for Family Health (SFH). Duties included: Conducting and transcribing Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-Depth Interviews in Lusaka and providing technical support in data analysis and interpretation by using IBM SPSS.
e-ComSoft ZambiaLusaka, ZambiaConsultant- Research 02/2007 to 12/2011
Provided leadership and oversight in undertaking clients' research projects, which included project proposals writing, project delivery,business liaison/stakeholder management, post implementation review and project close out /handover.
Planned, administered and reviewed research and development activities of the organisation.
Developed and implemented programs of research projects, targets and priorities commercial and policy developments.
Optimised research approaches by working with the clients' key stakeholders.
Played important role in major research projects and coordinate in the activities of research team members.
Developed needs assessment processes and create instructional design processes with appropriate delivery methods and post-training evaluations for our clients. Conducted training needs assessments and oversaw the training function.
Cavendish University and Zambian Open University Lusaka, ZambiaPart-Time Lecturer02/2007 to 03/2012
Participated in development of learning programmes processes and undertook learning observation to improve the quality of learning programmes.
Lectured undergraduate,postgraduate business oriented subjects (corporate strategy/strategic management,HRM, SHRM, organisational behaviour, project management, M&E and Research methods.
Prepared learning materials,lessons plans, scheme of works,assignments and marked assignments.
Prepared exams, marking keys,marked exams and moderated exam papers.
Effectively prepared students for research proposal submission sand supervised theses/dissertations projects for undergraduate and post graduate students.
Team Consult AfricaLusaka, ZambiaMonitoring and Evaluation Trainer ( Institutional Capacity Building)02/2005 to 11/2006
Developed needs assessment processes and create instructional design processes with appropriate delivery methods and post training evaluations and conducted training needs assessments for organisation clients.
Developed M &E training programmes and provided capacity building interventions including training, performance guides, development of policies,processes and procedures etc. for our organisation clients in the area of monitoring and evaluation of social projects and programmes.
MBA:Business Administration2007Cavendish University Zambia/UK, Lusaka, Zambia
Post Graduate Diploma In Management Studies2006Cavendish University, Lusaka, Zambia
International Diploma in Project Management (IDPM)2006University of Cambridge UK-, United Kingdom
International Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation 2004Capacit Building International InWent, Feldafing, Germany
National Accountancy Technician 1997Zambia Institute for Certified Accountants, Lusaka, Zambia
Grade 12 School Certificate1992Kalonga High Secondary School, Kabwe, Zambia
Other Trainings and Workshops
i.Essentials of Sales Professional- Goldmines Training and Consulting Egypt Nov-2013
ii. Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS- IBM Africa Institute-Mar-2013
iii. Consultancy as a Professional Optional (Web Based) - InWent-Feldafing Germany - Nov-2005
iv. Train- Of Trainers Setting up Hiv/Aids Polices in Work Places- AWASA/InWent- Sept-2005
v. Governance of NGOs MF I - International Training and Development /SAMCAF- June 2002
Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants
Zambia Institute of Research and Development
Developed Student Training Manual for Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS for Zambian Open University.
Developed M&E Training Manual for Developmental Projects and Programs (Institutional Capacity Building) - For Team consult Africa.
Developed and implemented Monitoring and Evaluation System for National Trust Funds for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) (Government Agency).
Developed a Rural Micro finance Monitoring and Evaluation System for Youth Entrepreneurship Association of Zambia (YEAZ) (Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce and Trade under Poor Reduction Strategy Funding for the Youth Entrepreneurs)
MBA Dissertation – Evaluating the Impact of Employee Motivation on Corporate Performance- Cavendish University Zambia/ UK.
English, Nyanja and Bemba
Data Analysis: IBM SPSS Statistics and Text Analysis
Project Management: Ms Project & MPMM
Presentations: Ms PowerPoint
Ngoni Mudenge- Head of Programme /Water Specialist World Bank Zambia (WP)Lusaka,Cell: + 260-969-839703,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Miles-Finance and Contract Manager International /Economic Growth Division |Abt Associates Inc. 4550 Montgomery Ave |Suite 800 North | Bethesda MD 20814Office 301 347 5870| Fax 301 828 9885,Email; email@example.com
Professor Davison The Director for Center of Mathematics Sciences Zambian Open University /Board Member e-ComSoft Zambia Lusaka Zambia Cell: +260-978-525256
National Trust Funds for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) (Government Agency)
Some Consultancies Under e-ComSoft Zambia
Cavendish University and Zambian Open University
Team Consult Africa
Cavendish University Zambia/UK
University of Cambridge UK-
Capacit Building International InWent
Zambia Institute for Certified Accountants
Kalonga High Secondary School
Job Titles Held:
Survey Programmer/ Data Analyst
Senior Consultant -Head of Research
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Monitoring and Evaluation Trainer ( Institutional Capacity Building)
MBA : Business Administration 2007 Post Graduate Diploma In Management Studies 2006 International Diploma in Project Management (IDPM) 2006 International Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation 2004 National Accountancy Technician 1997 Grade 12 School Certificate 1992 Other Trainings and Workshops
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