Job Title: M&E and Communication Officer
Reports to: Head of Programs
Policy and Budget department plus Media and Communications department
Dar-es-Salaam – with frequent travel upcountry
Job Purpose: To lead on the design, develop, implementation and manage ANSAF M&E
framework and Advocacy activities
During the implementation of previous strategic plan, and the new focus of ANSAF’s Strategic Plan for year 2013 – 2017, it is essential that ANSAF’s activities have simple, robust and practical monitoring and evaluation systems. Furthermore, as a way of communicating to the outside world, (smallholder farmers, , members, government, parliamentarians, development partners, academia and media), a senior person capable of articulating and delivering messages is needed. , ANSAF has therefore, created this post to facilitate the design and implementation M&E framework and communication to outside world that will enable the ongoing improvement of our programmes and support functions and informing and developing better practice
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the design and facilitate the implementation of the M&E framework for ANSAF Strategic Plan
and ensure that the framework meets internal M& E and donor requirements
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
Support situation assessment/contextual analysis for new programme development.
Support the ANSAF Management to design and provide oversight to engagement and programme
level reviews and evaluations respectively.
Proactively support the development of M&E components of programme design documents and
proposals, e.g. log frames and indicators.
Support development of programme specific M&E plans, consisting of range of methodologies including key implementation details for monitoring of programme log frames.
Support ANSAFs Implementation and Management to interpret M and E findings into decision-making
points, lessons and best practices and successes.
Provide mentoring, coaching and ‘training by doing’, to strengthen and enhance the knowledge and
skills and instil the right attitude (acquired in training in) for the practical implementation of M&E
systems, by both ANSAF staff and partners. not just to improve on reporting but their performance and
the prospects this has on bringing about lessons and positive and lasting change.
Identify external resources to support the development of M&E skills and capacity within ANSAF staff
Establish evaluation terms of reference for all programmes and projects, in collaboration with –
Executive Secretary and Programme Managers.
Develop an understanding and network with M&E organisations and/or M&E sections of other
organisations working in Tanzania with a view to developing and informing better practice in M&E
Facilitate ANSAF staff to analyse M&E information and identify implications for members, smallholder
farmers, government and other stakeholders.
Facilitate a culture of reflection and learning within the organisation.
Undertake periodic reviews of the M&E systems.
Facilitate process of development and dissemination of lessons learnt by Secretariat staff across all
areas of the Strategic Plan
Data Collection analysis and use
Coordinate data collection, analysis and reporting for internal and external use
Maintain data base and ensure data quality, integrity, consistence, reliability and timeliness.
Facilitate effective use of M and E information in decision making and learning by implementation
team, beneficiaries, Organisation, other stakeholders and development partners.
Review ANSAF documentations and communication materials for dissemination to ensure consistency
and relevancy to target audiences
Support the ANSAF’s Programme Management Team to effectively communicate the various M&E
information (achievements, worthiness of investments, lessons, best practices) to the public, development
partners, academia, policy makers and other stakeholders.
Ensure the production of adequate publications applicable to donor organizations as well as rural
producers and their representations
Work closely with ANSAF members to understand and incorporate appropriate advocacy components
in their initiatives and projects to ensure micro-meso and macro linkages
In collaboration with the communication and advocacy officer, design/produce advocacy materials for
public awareness campaigns with specific messages, flyers or radio/TV programs
Raise the public image of the organisation through engaging with stakeholders in media and other
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of first degree.
At least 3 years of working experience specifically focused on M&E in a development context.
At least 3 years experience of mentoring and coaching (capacity building) other staff in M&E.
Knowledge of the key principles of M&E as well as knowledge and experience of M&E tools at
community and programme management level.
Knowledge and experience in evaluation frameworks and the basic topics to be covered in evaluations.
Knowledge and experience of managing networks,
Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to rural development.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, initiative and flexibility, in addition to the ability to operate
as part of a team as well as work independently.
Good analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent spoken and written Kiswahili and English.
This is a contractual job for 2 years (renewable). Interested parties are to apply through The
Administrative & HR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by sending in their CV’s & application letter only indicating why they qualify for this post. Please do not attach copies of certificates. Deadline is on 10th February 2017