Since 2008, the World Lung Foundation (WLF) has contributed to the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by improving women’s access to good-quality comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) through its Tanzania maternal health project.
The project works in three regions (Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani) supporting 15 health facilities to bring quality CEmONC services to rural, isolated populations. WLF upgrades health centers, strengthens hospitals, trains and mentors assistant medical officers to provide emergency obstetric care including cesarean sections and nurse-midwives/clinical officers to provide anesthesia.
WLF is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to join a strong and creative team in the organization in the position described below:
Position : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Duty station : Kigoma Reporting to : Kigoma Programme Manager
Purpose of the role: The main purpose of the job will be to ensure that WLF’s progress towards increasing women’s access to good-quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) in three regions of Tanzania is well measured and documented for WLF, donors, and partners, including the Government of Tanzania. The M&E Officer will be the primary point person for all M&E activities and M&E requirements of the program.
Key Responsibilities: Contribute in the development of the program’s M&E framework and program database. Oversee the data collection and storage activities, ensuring program data from each supported facility is sent to the WLF office timely on a monthly basis and the collected data is entered into the database in the same month. Ensure data collected is accurate, valid, reliable, timely and relevant and provide technical support to health workers in the supported facilities as needed on collection of good-quality data. Perform at least quarterly facility visits to ensure the quality of data collected by focal persons and verify the accuracy of reported data. Working with the specific program teams to develop relevant new data collection tools and routinely review and update existing data collection and management tools. Provide periodic data reports to show progress towards achieving program targets as requested by the supervisor. Provide information and support in the development of program work plans, and monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports. Ensure the stationeries needed for data collection in facilities are available in sufficient quantities at all times and the data is well kept (e.g. in archive boxes). Analyze relevant data for specific qualitative and quantitative studies of the program as needed. Support program team on monthly basis to undertake a systematic data analysis and interpretation. Contribute to the development of new project proposals and operational plans for the program. Other duties as assigned by the Kigoma Program Manager.
Education and Experience: Minimum of post-graduate diploma from a recognized institution in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, or related field and minimum of 3 years of experience in M&E work for donor-funded health projects in Tanzania. Additional monitoring and evaluation skills/experience in one or more of the following technical areas needed: maternal and child health; family planning/reproductive health; behavior change communication (BCC); community-based health programs. Experience collecting and analyzing health facility service statistics and other clinical data. Experience in the management of health research data is an added advantage. Experience working with and providing technical support to government health officials and health workers in data collection.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong technical skills in data collection, management, monitoring and evaluation. Demonstrated abilities in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools and procedures. Detail-oriented. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving. Willingness and ability to travel frequently to project sites in rural Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team, to develop effective working relationships with local governments and other project partners. Excellent computer skills using MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, etc.). Strong analytical ability; ability to write concisely and accurately Fluency in Kiswahili and English is required.
Compensation: Salary will be set according to education, experience, and previous compensation history.
How to apply: Email your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter along with the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to officeTZ@worldlungfoundation.org. Closing date: 23rd May 2016