Monitoring & Evaluation & Learning Specialist

Type: Full Time Deadline: 0 months, 5 days
Category: Monitoring & Evaluation Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Other Categories: Non-Profit Organisations ,
Job Level: Manager

Roles and Responsibilities

Overall

  • Guide and finalize program’s technical deliverables related to monitoring, evaluation and learning, including written input to all relevant program reports such as Quarterly and Final Reports, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, and its revisions.

  • Ensure program monitoring and evaluation adheres to policies and practices in accordance with the program manual and practices;

  • Takes the lead in responding to all Data Quality Assessments and other external reviews and verifications of program MEL activities;

  • Regularly report to the CoP and the Director;

Monitoring

  • Coordinate ongoing data collection and data management process, including ensuring that all data collection forms and tools remain effective and the program database is always updated and accurate;

  • Train program staff and partners on roles, responsibilities, and timing of M&E operations;

  • Manage an effective data verification and follow up process. Ensure data quality and integrity by periodically conducting spot checks and/or phone calls and/or field visits to

    verify data and/or investigate any data anomalies;

  • Organize and facilitate focus groups as needed for data validation or qualitative analysis;

  • Provide support to the Program team to improve partner reporting procedures;

  • Provide technical training and mentoring of Field Monitors tasked with monitoring activities

    in the field.

  • Support program teams to ensure indicators are linked to appropriate evidence/backup

    within the database;

    Evaluations

  • Lead coordination with evaluation or assessment team commissioned by the Mission for performance evaluations and/or data quality assessments (DQAs)

Learning

  • Work closely with the Communications and Outreach Specialist to communicate and promote project results to the staff, donors, partners, and other stakeholders;

  • Support the Director by ensuring that Chief of Party and project staff understand their roles and responsibilities in using data to make decisions or course corrections;

  • Support the Chief of Party in facilitating internal reflection meetings amongst program staff to review progress against targets and discuss likely reasons why (or why not) things are progressing;

  • Facilitate learning of partner organizations regarding M&E through supporting mechanism such coaching, peer to peer guidance and reflection; and

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the CoP.

Educational Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in M&E, international development, or other relevant field required;
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in international development, preferably in monitoring and evaluating;

Experience Requirements

  • USAID donor experience preferred;

  • Previous experience in M&E work and supporting COP with M&E issues and projects;

  • Experience managing M&E work performed by intra-agency teams;

  • Good inter-personal and communication skills;

  • Experience working in Africa required and experience in Tanzania preferred;

  • English required. Proficiency in Swahili preferred.


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