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Community Care M&E Specialist

Organization: Futures Group

Location: Tanzania

Job Code: CHSS042412

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 seeking a Community Care M&E Specialist to provide technical leadership in monitoring and evaluation activities for the MEASURE Evaluation Tanzania project.  MEASURE Evaluation is a multi-year, multi-million dollar project financed by USAID that provides technical leadership through collaboration at local, national, and global levels to build the sustainable capacity of individuals and organizations to identify data needs, collect and analyze technically sound data, and use those data for health decision-making.  This position provides support to the MEASURE Evaluation Tanzania program in the area of the M&E of community-based service delivery and orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs, including technical guidance and direct technical assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and USG Implementing Partners. The position will be based in our Dar es Salaam office.

Key Responsibilities

Working principally under the MEASURE Evaluation Project and in collaboration with the MEASURE Evaluation Chief of Party, the Community Care M&E Advisor will:

  • Work with the Department of Social Welfare on the development and implementation of the Most Vulnerable Children M&E System, including but not limited to supporting development and implementation of data collection tools, M&E capacity building activities and stakeholder coordination for M&E.
  • Support other government agencies or departments with the development and implementation of their M&E systems as need arises
  • Provide technical assistance to Local Government Authority staff, i.e. District Social Welfare Officers and Community Development Officers, on using data for planning and decision making.
  • Develop and apply tools and curricula to build M&E capacity especially among OVC program staff to collect, report and use appropriate program data at the national, and community levels.
  • Support implementing partners to adapt and use MEASURE Evaluation tools and approaches, such as the Community Trace and Verify and Participatory M&E.
  • Provide technical assistance to the development and implementation of rapid assessments and/or evaluations on community-based programs.
  • Facilitation of trainings

Qualifications

  •  Minimum of a master’s degree required; degree should be in child development, social work, community development, public health, psychology or a related field
  • 5+ years in the field of orphans and vulnerable children, community development or community outreach with direct program experience in developing countries
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of OVC or other community development programs, including performance monitoring plans and indicator development
  • Experience in working with USAID or other USG agencies and programs or other international donors
  • Experience in capacity-building and supportive supervision desirable
  • Ability to function independently
  • Ability to work in challenging field settings
  • Good team player and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with counterparts from community members to government officials and researchers
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili
  • Citizen of Tanzania

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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