8 Sep 2022

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Mzumbe University (COEHME)

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Job Description


BACKGROUND:

The Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation (COEHME) housed in the School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM) at Mzumbe University was established in 2015. The aim of COEHME is to coordinate and implement health monitoring and evaluation activities; including the provision of technical assistance in the implementation science research; health data systems generation, dissemination and use of data to contribute to health systems strengthening. In September 2020, the COEHME was awarded a grant by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC grant GH20-2063) to Provide Technical Assistance to the Government of Tanzania and Public Health Institutions toward Sustained Health Systems Strengthening. This project is being implemented in collaboration with and to support the Ministry of Health, the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning. The COEHME is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic, and qualified candidates to immediately fill the position listed below.

JOB TITLE: MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR (1 POST):

Duty Station: Centre for Distance Education (CDE) & Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation at Mzumbe University, Morogoro

Reports to: Senior Technical Lead

Job summary:

Project ECHO is collaborative medical education and care management model that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people: right where they live. The ECHO Model leverages video conferencing technology and case-based learning to offer continuous education opportunities to health care providers by linking them with subject matter experts and virtual communities of practice through interactive, practical problem-solving sessions. This position is responsible for the technical management and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities under Project ECHO throughout the country, including the establishment of a centralized data system for iECHO data and continuous monitoring and quality improvement of iECHO data. This position will also support the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) in the Monitoring & Evaluation activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Regularly updating Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan (EPMP) indicators and M&E data collection tools.
  • Work closely with portfolio lead to ensure all program data are collected, appropriately documented, processed, and analyzed to inform project indicators and targets.
  • Work closely with portfolio lead to prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports for all portfolios.
  • Follow up on the implementation of activities to ensure that activities are implemented by the scope of work and guidelines of the donor.
  • Provide guidance to project portfolio lead on results-based management and creating effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance monitoring.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of performance information and plan and manage evaluation, studies, and assessments.
  • Ensure utilization of program data and other documentation for knowledge exchange and enhancing project visibility.
  • Coordinate development of M&E framework to guide the COEHME in the management of the projects.
  • Advise the project Management in using information for decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Ensure quality control of data and information collected, through the development and/or review of tools for the data collection by the M&E framework for Project ECHO.
  • Establishing a centralized monitoring and reporting system for Project ECHO data.
  • Conducting routine monitoring and continuous quality improvement of Project ECHO data.
  • Conducting routine analyses of Project ECHO data and preparing regular reports on the uptake of ECHO clinics throughout the country.
  • Collaborating with Project ECHO hubs and spokes as well as US government implementing partners on issues related to Project ECHO data.
  • Participating in M&E meetings coordinated by MOH and Project ECHO stakeholders.
  • Leading efforts at the Centre for Distance Education to monitor the eLearning program.
  • Spearheading efforts to track the uptake of e-Learning training as part of CPD
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior Technical Lead and Principal Investigator.

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Health Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Systems Management, Project Planning and Management, Public Health, Health Informatics, or another related field.
  • Academic Publication serves as an added advantage
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively professional experience in monitoring and evaluations.
  • Reporting writing skills, and experiences in writing success stories.
  • General knowledge and understanding of Project ECHO.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessment, data collection, and analysis.
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, including command of qualitative data software and command of sampling methodologies, statistics, and software such as SPSS, and STATA.
  • Experience using performance monitoring data for improvement of ongoing project/ activity management.
  • Ability to conceptualize and structure monitoring activities and write reports clearly and concisely.
  • Participated in and/or lead the conduct of qualitative and/or performance monitoring and/or evaluations.
  • Experience in leading training and building capacity in evaluation
  • Familiar with donor-funded project approaches, and operations particularly as related to evaluation, is a plus.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Experience with virtual learning programs is required.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and exceptional English in written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to both work independently and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, as well as the ability to work effectively over zoom and other virtual communication platforms.
  • Ability to problem-solving in unexpected situations and flexibility to take on a variety of tasks.
  • Experience with public health and/or medical projects preferred.
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Method of Application

Application letters accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with a passport size photograph and signed by the applicant; and copies of relevant certificates and transcripts should be sent to the Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation (COEHME) by email at: [email protected] and copy to [email protected] not later than 15th September 2022. Applicants must also give names, contact addresses as well as telephone numbers of two academic or professional referees best known to them. No late applications will be considered.

Please note the following:
  • Applicants to the positions must be Tanzanians.
  • The advertised positions require excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English language.
  • Academic certificates obtained from foreign universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
  • Applicants should indicate the positions they are applying for in their signed application letters.


  • Applicants should also present/submit a National Identification Number (NIDA).
Only successful candidates will be contacted through their contact details indicated in the application letters.







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