Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director Job Dar es salaam at PSI Tanzania | Deadline: 30th January, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director Job Dar es salaam at PSI Tanzania | Deadline: 30th January, 2019
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do. 

Join us
PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation delivering 42 million treated mosquito nets and almost 19 million quality-assured ACTs for confirmed malaria cases in 2016. PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to scale up malaria diagnosis especially in the private sector and to improve tracking of malaria patients through surveillance and health information systems, especially DHIS2. 

Reporting to: CHIEF OF PARTY
PSI seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovation-driven Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director to lead project MEL efforts for an anticipated $50 million 5-year Malaria Surveillance and Vector Control USAID-funded project in Tanzania with an anticipated award date of May 2018.
This position will be based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and will report to the Chief of Party.

Your contribution
  • Ensure the application of global best practices in the generation and use of routine data for the project, taking into account PSI’s framework for routine monitoring and Tanzania’s existing monitoring systems;
  • Lead the project’s overall MEL efforts, including the design and oversight of a strong MEL plan and Performance Management Plan (PMP);
  • Identify and train staff on appropriate indicators in line with USAID, international, and national MEL standards;
  • Technical support for electronic MIS;
  • Design data quality assurance mechanisms and validate data;
  • Triangulate data from multiple data sources;
  • Design strategies for engaging with provincial, district, and community levels stakeholders in data collection, interpretation and analysis;
  • Analyze routine monitoring data to provide evidence to develop interventions and ensure continuous improvement, with a particular focus on the use of programmatic dashboards for decision making;
  • Support project team on data interpretation and promote regular use of data for program improvement;
  • Disseminate best practices throughout the project using various capacity building and communication channels (e.g. trainings, toolkits, teleconferences, etc.);
  • Contribute to the performance monitoring evidence base by authoring articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; providing support to country-level teams for publication;
  • Prepares donor reports to inform about progress against targets;
  • Presenting at conferences and meetings, and documenting lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Coordinate design and implementation of annual research surveys. 
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What are we looking for?
  • Master’s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, or biostatistics.
  • 5 years of experience managing MEL systems for donor-funded health Initiatives.
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and the establishment of MEL systems in developing country contexts.
  • Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • References will be required.

How to Apply:
Application for the position must include:
  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day -time mobile phone number (s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.

The application will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs, Wednesday, 30th January, 2019. Please note that only short -listed candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Send you application to [email protected].tz in MS Word or PDF file. Indicate the name of position on the subject line of your email.