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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director Job Opportunity at JHPIEGO Tanzania | Deadline: 04th February, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: Jobs at JHPIEGO, January 2019 | Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist
Location: Tanzania
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director
Application Deadline: 2019-02-04

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), as well as the learning agenda for an upcoming USAID key and vulnerable populations project. The project aims to support an integrated community platform of services for KVP to reduce new HIV infections and sustainably improve the quality of life for PLHIV in Tanzania. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The MEL Director will provide technical leadership to develop the project’s MEL strategy; M&E framework; M&E plans; project indicators, data collection tools and quality assurance systems; standard operating procedures; and performance monitoring plan (PMP). The MEL Director will be responsible for timely capturing of performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring and reporting of all project activities. The MEL Director will also be responsible for leading the development of the project’s implementation science and learning agenda geared towards generating data-driven program performance and quality improvement, as well as generating evidence for guiding redesigning/recalibration of programmatic approaches and scale up. S/he will supervise and manage a team to ensure quality-assured technical implementation of MEL activities, including monitoring project for accountability and reporting, use of data for project decision-making, technical assistance to partners and research design, implementation, analysis and publications. S/he will also be responsible to building the capacity of sub-granted NGOs so as they are able to independently design, plan and implement HIV, FP/RH, and GBV M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The MEL Director will also be responsible for ensuring that the project M&E systems as well as the implementation science and learning agenda are aligned with the priorities of the Government of Tanzania priorities and PEPFAR

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern, including GIS data, for the project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Tanzania national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID-funded projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS data
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Supervise a team of M&E professionals
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
  • Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and  2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course
  • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during IRB process and implementation of study
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Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum seven+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $15M per year)
  • 5+ years of work experience with management of M&E systems for USG-funded HIV projects
  • At least two years of MER experience for projects focused on key and vulnerable populations in HIV, family planning, adolescent health, social behavior change communication and economic empowerment
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance against program objectives (e.g. service integration, performance against each funding stream)Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
  • M&E experience in in HIV, PrEP, ART, Gender, SBCC, and Economic Empowerment Activities for KVPs and PLHIVs
  • Proficient in target-setting
  • Familiarity with Tanzania health management information system and other national M&E systems
  • Experience and understanding of PEPFAR’s framework and reporting system
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • Familiarity with sub-Saharan Africa and/or Asian health management information system (e.g., DHIS2) and other national M&E systems
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and GIS
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 40 % of time
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.