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Performance Monitoring Advisor for the USAID/Tanzania-funded Data for Development Project


About NORC
NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations in the United States pursuing high quality social science research that serves the public interest. NORC’s core competencies include designing and conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development projects; developing survey instruments; conducting analytic research; statistical sampling; data preparation, collection, cleaning and management; and developing survey-associated information technology. INPRO implements several on-going research projects throughout the world and has developed close collaborative relationships with researchers, survey firms, and policy think tanks in numerous countries. NORC has also worked extensively throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including in Tanzania.
About the Position
NORC is seeking a Performance Monitoring Advisor for the USAID/Tanzania-funded Data for Development Project. The goal of the project is to support improvement of data-driven decision-making, planning and implementation for USAID and its partners, through the provision of evaluation, performance monitoring, and capacity building services. We are seeking someone who will work full-time over a 5 year period based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Responsibilities:
The Performance Monitoring Advisor will lead all activities related to performance monitoring to support USAID, including the development of monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans, data collection methodology, data quality assessments, on site monitoring and reporting, and maintenance of the implementing partner reporting system.
Requirements:
The Performance Monitoring Advisor should have
  • a graduate degree in international development, economics, social science, statistics or a related field;
  • at least five years of demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, including performance management plan development, data quality assessments, and/or participatory data collection methods;
  • familiarity with monitoring and reporting systems;
  • at least three (3) years of supervisory and organizational management experience in a multi-cultural setting;
  • familiarity with the Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approach, or more generally approaches to foster learning and data-driven decision making, is preferred;
  • fluency in written and spoken English is required as well as Kiswahili; and
  • Knowledge of local Tanzanian systems highly preferred.
Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to tesfaselassie-sewit@norc.org. Please use the following subject line in your email: “Tanzania D4D Application - PMA.” Please also contact us at this email with any questions or clarifications.

About the Organization

General Background
NORC at the University of Chicago conducts high quality social science research in the public interest. NORC’s international work focuses on program and impact evaluation, surveys, and technical assistance. NORC has worked in more than 30 countries for a wide range of clients including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Millennium Challenge Accounts, the German Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Agencia Brasileira de Cooperacao, Banco de España, Institut Für Demoskopie Allensbach, New Zealand Immigration Service, Statistics Canada, the Supreme Education Council of Qatar and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, please visit www.norc.org.
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