Title: Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Location: Tanzania
**All Applications Must be received by 6:00pm EST Monday, April 25, 2016
Pact Overview At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview Pact seeks a Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Caring for Children and Empowering Young People of Tanzania to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award.
Position Purpose The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will report to the COP and is responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation plan and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management. He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage M&E staff on the project.
Key Responsibilities Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems to track programming to share with Pact and the donor Providing training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems Assist with development of the M&E Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements Collect, aggregate, analyze and present data about the project for learning and reporting to the donor.
Basic Requirements Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good Consistently works within internal process and procedures Strong interpersonal and team building skills Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences Ability to problem-solve difficult issues Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills: Strong experience in Child Protection, Health/HIV, OVCs, and/or Youth Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management: Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications A master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as M&E, Informatics, Demography or any advanced degree in a related discipline At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries, preferably in Africa Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of rigorous qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation studies to IRB standards A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area) Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on activities and study results Experience of managing and evaluations of USAID or PEPFAR funded programs Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language