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Job Opportunity at Africare Tanzania - Deadline 17th March 2017


Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - MWANZO BORA NUTRITION PROGRAM
Location:            Dodoma Municipality, serving Dodoma and Manyara Regions
Reporting to:            Regional Coordinator, Dodoma Region

Africare, a USA-based Private Voluntary organization headquartered in Washington D.C, is inviting applications from qualified Tanzanians to fill the position of a Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) based in Dodoma Municipality and serving Dodoma and Manyara Regions, MBNP is a USAID-funded program through Feed the Future (FtF) and Global Health Initiatives (GHI). The goal of the project is to support the Government of Tanzania to reduce maternal anemia and childhood stunting by at least 20% in six mainland regions of Dodoma, Iringa, Manyara, Mbeya, Morogoro and Songwe and three districts in Zanzibar.

Description of the Position
The incumbent will, working under the supervision of the MBNP Dodoma Regional Coordinator, and in close consultation and collaboration with MBNP Manyara Regional Coordinator (based in MBNP Dodoma Office), plan, guide, coordinate, supervise and report on activities of the program including achievements and identify areas needing improvements in both Dodoma and Manyara Regions. In addition, the M&E Officer will collaborate with other MBNP Regional Staff—Nutritionist, Finance and Admin Officer and other support staff; government staff in the region, MBNP sub-grants Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other partners in nutrition..

Responsibilities
Ensure routine monitoring and evaluation of project indicators and intervention areas;
Initiate/ensure clear, efficient and timely communication and reporting in respect to the programmatic, administrative and financial needs of the project in the region.
Record data received weekly and monthly from CSOs and other field offices and maintain updated dataset at the Regional Office. Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual program reports for review by MBNP Regional Coordinator, and Africare/Mwanzo Bora Tanzania Country Office (CoP, DCoP, M&E…)
Participate in MBNP qualitative and quantitative assessments such as Data quality assessment (DQA) and lot quality assurance sample (LQAS) at regional level.
Manage the program datasets, compile and analyze project implementation reports and evaluate them against work plans, project objectives, indicators and the budget for strategic planning.
Disseminate information about standards of performance in the project, develop project M&E plans, and lead staff in developing monitoring tools including questionnaires, recording formats and checklists. Lead the implementation of M&E plans and ensure that M&E systems in the regional office are well maintained.
Work closely with MBNP M&E Specialist to design efficient data collection and analysis systems, conduct periodic review of data, generate strategic information, and make recommendations to senior management team.
Assist MBNP M&E Unit to strengthen the capacity of MBNP staff, MBNP supported CSOs, Health Facility Workers and volunteers in collecting, analyzing and utilizing data.
Assist MBNP regional staff in understanding M&E guidelines and procedures and develop initiatives for staff capacity building and coordinate guidelines on M & E standards and criteria.
Support strategic partners and sub-grantees CSOs in developing work plans and sound M&E systems.
Oversee identification, synthesis and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from MBNP activities.
Organize and conduct periodic meetings with local collaborating agencies, partners and stakeholders to discuss achievements and challenges and lessons learnt.

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Economics, Statistics, Community Development, Health Management or equivalent qualification in the relevant field. Master's Degree relevant field will have an added advantage.
A minimum of three (3) years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities;
Proven training ability in M&E development and implementation and/or facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders;
Demonstrated data analysis and report writing skills;
Proven computer skills;
Ability to communicate fluent in both English and Kiswahili languages,
Ability to work both as individual and as a team with minimal supervision.

How to Apply
Applications should include a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages) the applicant should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience. Please, include “Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – MBNP Program." in the subject line.

All applications should be submitted by email, ONLY to tanzania.vacancies@africare.org not later than 16:00 hours Friday, 17th March 2017.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we will not be able to respond to each individual candidate.   Please observe Africare’s no phone calls policy.

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