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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Mwambao Coastal Community Network Tanzania

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Mwambao Coastal Community Network Tanzania April 2024
Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer
Supervisor: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Duty Station: Tanga,Tanzania with occasional visits to Unguja, Zanzibar.
Start Date
: June 2024

Background to Mwambao
Mwambao Coastal Community Network was established in 2010 to help communities in Tanzania’s coastal areas develop strong and effective local resource management systems that support livelihoods and sustain marine ecosystems. Mwambao employs a human-rights based approach and works to empower local communities and enable them to learn from each other through a community-based network spanning different coastal areas and communities. The network structure fosters learning as well as collective action on shared interests such as influencing policy.

Mwambao has emerged as a leading actor in facilitating community-based marine management in Zanzibar as well as in north-eastern Tanzania working with a number of key international partners whose relationships need confident and sensitive mentoring. The team has expanded significantly in recent years in terms of funding, geographical spread, and diversity of approaches. Mwambao currently has 63 full-time staff and established offices in Tanga, Pangani, Pemba Island and Unguja Island Zanzibar.

Mwambao is seeking a full-time Monitoring, Evaluation and Restoration Officer to join the team in monitoring our efforts in restoration and community sustainable resource management, under the direct supervision of Mwambao’s Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. The work will be carried out in the Chongoleani peninsula which covers all communities based in the MHOMAPUNDA Collaborative Fisheries Management Area (CFMA) which encompasses 5 Beach Management Units (BMU) under the project entitled ‘Biodiversity Offsetting and Livelihood Restoration for communities of the MCHOMAPUNDA Community Fisheries Management Area’ with majority funding by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project.

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will be responsible for supporting the Mwambao Coastal Community Network Tanzania (MWAMBAO) in monitoring and evaluating the impact of their coastal management programs. The officer will play a crucial role in developing and implementing the MEL system, tracking project activities, and ensuring that strategic targets are met. The MEL Officer will also provide support in research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

He/she will monitor and evaluate Mwambao coastal management programmes in Tanga Region. He/she will report to the Head of MEL in planning, monitoring and reporting. As a part of the MEL team, the MEL Officer will serve as a leader and mentor to the Mwambao field teams and provide MEL support.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Technical Develop and implement the monitoring and evaluation system for MWAMBAO project activities that help the organisations understand the impact of programs and whether strategic targets are being met. Understanding Mwambao partners’ MEL needs and format required
  • Research different methodologies and compile best practice research
  • Develop and lead training for the field teams and enumerators
  • Chasing and collating ME information for each community and the organisation, for various Mwambao ME needs.
  • Creating tables for input and pivot tables/charts, updating.
  • Creating forms for entry of information (KOBO forms)
  • Cleaning and analysing information that is collected by the field teams
  • Interpreting findings and writing reports
  • Work closely with the Head of MEL, CEO, Chief Technical Officer, Scientific Restoration Manager and Head of Programmes in the development and oversight and monitoring of all work plans and indicator tracking tables.
  • Support the Head of MEL, CEO, Chief Technical Officer, Scientific Restoration Manager, and Head of Programmes in project/narrative reporting to donors, ensuring narrative reports are delivered to donors by contractual deadlines.
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEL, CEO and Chief Technical Advisor, Scientific Restoration Manager to help to strengthen partnership relationships of strategic importance to the organisation’s growth and success, providing MEL information where necessary
  • Contribute to an organisational biannual narrative report. Collaborate with the CEO, Scientific Restoration Manager, and Head of Programme to ensure weekly and monthly reports for each Field Officer and assist with the design of a template for these reports.
  • Development of Mwambao Data Collection and Management Protocol and systems, with the support of Head of MEL, Technical Advisor, and Scientific Restoration Manager.
  • Develop and maintain Mwambao data storage systems including google drive and airtable.
  • Support the management and collection of the daily activity reports to ensure that all stakeholder engagements are logged.
  • Any other task to assist the team, especially in the formatting and checking of reports, and support with developing Mwambao gender policy and implementation within its programmes.
  • Development As required and in line with approved strategic plans, contribute to and support the development of funding proposals, ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of work planned in Tanzania
  • Budgeting and Reporting Contribute to the production of annual work plans and budgets, in line with annual project budgets and anticipated outcomes
  • Ensure full compliance with Mwambao position statements, protocols, policies and procedures, ensuring work is done to high quality and within fund budgets
  • Other Undertake regular travel to project sites, Tanga region relevant conferences and international meetings as required
  • Support a culture of excellent communication, sharing of knowledge, lessons learnt and best practices and collaboration between project staff, wider Mwambao team members, supporting partners and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Undertake any other tasks commensurate with the position that may be requested from time to time by Line Manager. 
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  • Not less than 3 years experience in Natural Resource Management (marine experience an advantage) in the WIO region
  • S. or B.A. Degree/diploma level education in marine science, monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic knowledge of statistics

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the production of pivot tables and graphs
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required
  • Proficiency in the use of data storage systems such as google drive and cloud-based database management systems
  • Able to work as part of a team but confident to work independently
  • Data collection skills including facilitation skills in focus group discussions and mobile data collection experience
  • Data analysis skills o Knowledge of R-studio or another statistical package (would be an advantage) o Stata analytical skills o Tableau visualisation skills
  • Basic data analysis and interpretation skills, including presentation of results in bar charts and graphs
  • Scientific report writing skills, including introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions, and the ability to read and interpret scientific papers
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ability to design new methodologies for ecological monitoring based on best practice
  • Familiarity with the interpretation of maps showing marine resource distribution

  • Prior experience in managing the design and collection of ecological and social data from field activities
  • Prior experience in mentoring/training staff
  • Prior experience in quality control of data collection and organisation of spot checks in the field, ideally in a marine or fisheries context
  • Experience working for an NGO or research institution would be desirable
  • Prior experience in basic data analysis and interpretation, and presentation of results in bar charts and graphs
  • Prior experience in designing new methodologies for ecological monitoring based on best practices.

Reporting to: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Key relationships within Mwambao- Head of MEL, CTA, Data manager, Scientific Restoration Manager, Head of Programmes, Programme Coordinator.
In addition to the above qualifications, skills, and experience, the ideal candidate should also be committed and a quick learner.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and CV, and complete this form by 2nd May 2024.
The cover letter should explain in detail why you are interested in this position with MWAMBAO and emphasize how your skills and experience match those required for the job and name two persons who can be contacted for references.
This position is only open to Tanzanian nationals.
Only candidates who meet the requir;ements for this position will be contacted for an interview. The successful candidate must be available to start work by June 2024.

Our Mwambao Values
Employees of Mwambao are expected to subscribe to Mwambao values:
Being a Change pioneer: Provide new and constructive outlooks and solutions
o Mwambao leads in pioneering creative new approaches and interventions.
Promoting Community stewardship of the environment
o Bottom-up approach
o Community-based planning and implementation
o Responsible caretaker of the environment.
Upholding the values of Accountability and Responsibility: Responsible for carrying out what you commit to, to the best of your ability
o Demonstrate accountability and integrity in funds management while encouraging accountability in others.
Promoting Fairness and Equity in all our work:
o Declare any conflict of interest o Transparency and shared decision making
o Observe the rule of law o Observe ethics
o Promote Equality and respect Equal treatment at all levels, all gender, all ages. Fair decision-making – Fair recognition and respect of commitments at all levels.
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