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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager – ACHIEVE Tanzania project
Job Locations TZ
Job ID 2020-1501
# of Openings 1
the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit
international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on
the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are
challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities
because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do
this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local
organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and
resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and
vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international
development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including
public health, capacity development, governance and civil society,
natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and
evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.
This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which
focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
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help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise
their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their
future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose
by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and
respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance
appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among
colleagues and promoting the organization through communications;
Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications;
Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to
make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting
innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act
strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired
organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Pact seeks a MEL Manager for the ACHIEVE
Tanzania program in Dodoma or Dar es Salaam. ACHIEVE is a five-year,
USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of
attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to
reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and
youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV
transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of
prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to
meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
has been funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity
which aims (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare
systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children
(OVC) and families affected by HIV; (2) to deliver high-quality services
to OVC in assigned regions; and (3) to strengthen the capacity of local
organizations to deliver OVC services. ACHIEVE will begin activities in
Tanzania in October 2020.
The MEL Manager provides strategic
guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and
evaluation of the program. This individual supervises MEL staff and
ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities
as well as active collaboration with other implementing partners and
USAID. The MEL Director oversees all MEL activities, provides technical
direction and support, and ensures the accurate reporting of results for
program activities. The MEL Manager is responsible for overall MEL
capacity development of local partners, ensuring prime OVC partners have
the skills and resources to conduct the MEL functions necessary of
the development and implementation of the project’s MEL framework and
systems for collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting the progress
of the project activities against targets and expected outcomes.
- Supervise the team of MEL staff.
that USAID and PEPFAR reporting requirements are met, including regular
reporting into PEPFAR’s DATIM system, and semi-annual narrative reports
- Lead M&E capacity development of local
sub-partners, including ensuring the M&E provides continuous, high
quality technical assistance, training, mentoring and coaching to
support sub-partners in: setting up and implementing M&E systems,
M&E for OVC programming, data quality management, basic data
analysis, reporting, and using data for decision-making.
- Oversee DHIS2-based data management system for internal M&E and supporting local partners’ reporting processes.
quality of data reported to USAID/PEPFAR, including leading internal
RDQAs and data verification and cleaning process, as well as participate
in any external DQAs and coordinate closely with USAID on assessments.
- Ensure harmonization with standard reporting systems and tools.
- Develop or adapt existing data collection, collation and aggregation tools, and maintain project databases.
- Coordinate the design and implementation of learning studies.
with counterparts at international, government, and other agencies
involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality
results and complementary efforts.
- Other tasks as assigned.
degree in any of the following or related fields: social science,
international development, public health, evaluation, statistics, or
- At least 7-10 years of progressively responsible
experience in designing, managing, and implementing results based MEL
- At least 5 years of supervisory experience
relevant technical skills in analyzing and interpreting quantitative
and qualitative data, and packaging the findings
- Excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills
responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects and
program beneficiaries, preferably for USAID funded programs, with
experience in OVC/MVC, capacity development, and preferably
health/social welfare systems strengthening.
- Experience in utilizing gender and social inclusion sensitive indicators and measures.
knowledge of reporting procedures, including USAID and PEPFAR, best
practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Up-to-date knowledge of PEPFAR MER guidance and DATIM
designing and overseeing data management systems, including
longitudinal client tracking; experience with DHIS2 strongly preferred
- Proven skills in building M&E capacity of sub-partners
- Ability to work well on team and with various partner organizations
in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and
the ability to use various commercially available statistical software
- Experience with mobile data collection software.
- Experience in utilizing health, gender and social inclusion sensitive indicators and analysis.
- Tanzanian work experience preferred. Tanzania National preferred.
is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its
selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability,
genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information,
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