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Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

 

Organization: Futures Group

Location: Tanzania

Job Code: CHSS030211

# of Openings: 1

Description

About Us

Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Position Summary

Futures Group is providing monitoring & evaluation (M&E) assistance to a 5-year USAID-funded project supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) efforts to lead, manage, and coordinate the national response to the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and HIV prevention among youth. Specifically, the Project’s purpose is to expand critical services for orphans and other vulnerable children and targeted HIV/AIDS services for youth in three regions of the central zone of Tanzania: Dodoma, Singida and Iringa. It seeks to improve the wellbeing of 150,000 MVC by strengthening the capacity of Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in managing and monitoring the MVC response, increasing access to quality and community-level comprehensive health and socio-economic services, increasing youth and child participation in addressing problems and issues affecting MVCs, and strengthening the capacity of Tanzanian civil society organizations to provide leadership in addressing MVC issues.  The Project includes 17 local NGos, including several FBOs.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor is expected to work closely with the Futures Group Senior  M&E Advisor based in Washington, DC, the Project’s Chief of Party,  and other relevant M&E and project staff in Tanzania on monitoring and evaluating the Project..

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Provide in-country M&E related leadership to the Pamoja Tuwalee Project
  • Harmonize and support capacity building around agreed processes for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet the GOT and USG reporting requirements
  • Support the Project to implement and periodically update (as needed) the Performance Monitoring Plan
  • Build the capacity of sub-grantee and LGA partners to collect, analyze, use and report community-level data up to district and national levels.
  • Facilitate the development/refinement and use of M&E tools and build consensus on indicators to report on progress in providing quality and beneficial services to MVCs.
  • Provide technical assistance and lead further analysis of assessments and studies on MVCs in Tanzania
  • Assist the Project in developing and implementing a project database that will enable the project to monitor service reach and delivery and track progress in project implementation
  • Contribute to evaluation research on the effectiveness of the Project including secondary analysis of existing data

 

Qualifications

 

  • Masters-level degree in evaluation, public health or another relevant discipline
  • 10+ years of M&E experience, including M&E of national initiatives and public health programs and developing performance monitoring plans (PMPs)
  • Sound understanding of indicators, data collection methodology, data quality issues; ability to develop indicators and data collection tools and assess data quality;
  • Knowledge of and interest in HIV and AIDS issues in Tanzania
  • Experience with community development programs a plus;
  • Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process at different levels – from the facility and programmatic level up to the national level;
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.  This includes strong skills in public speaking, and delivering trainings and workshops;
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including use of Microsoft Excel and SPSS, and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili;
  • Strong writing skills and experience in reporting to international donors, including the US Government;
  • Willingness to travel throughout Tanzania;
  • This is a local position (based in Dar es Salaam) and thus preference will be given to Tanzanian nationals.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility

 

Work Environment

  •  Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements.

 

All applications for this position should be submitted online at www.futuresgroup.com via the Careers page.  Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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