21 Mar 2022

Monitoring and Evaluation Director at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

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Job Description


Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development Gender Elderly and Special Groups; Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG), Ministry of Health in Zanzibar and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to all Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems for quality health services. THPS is currently implementing projects in comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment among general and key populations in Pwani, Shinyanga and Kigoma regions; key & vulnerable populations across 15 district councils across 4 mainland Tanzania regions, HIV and TB prevention among police and prisons officers, staff, prisoners and Health laboratory services strengthening in all mainland regions and Zanzibar.

In response to Notice of Funding Opportunity Request for Application Number

72062122RFA00002, THPS is seeking experienced, young, dynamic and qualified candidates for Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party – Programs and Operations (DCOPP, DCOPO) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director positions in an anticipated opportunity through USAID/Tanzania to lead implementation of a four years Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES) Activity. This Activity will support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to increase empowerment, productivity, and community engagement of youth through integrated cross-sectoral activities. The positions will function as the key personnel and will provide overall leadership, management and technical and operations support; and will be responsible for overseeing implementation of the Activity including technical and program management, administration, performance monitoring and will be accountable for results.

In that regard THPS will invite successful candidates for dialogue and potential engagement for the below roles, YES Activity in Tanzania should THPS be awarded the program.

The position is subject to a successful award be granted to THPS.

Monitoring and Evaluation Director

Reports to: Chief of Party

Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overall Job Function
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director is responsible for providing technical leadership and innovation and all forms of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) related to the program. In addition, the M&E Director leads the implementation of the program’s MEL activities including linking with the relevant stakeholders to provide support for meeting the key objectives of the program. This includes increasing access, coverage, and utilization of quality youth empowerment skills services at program focus areas in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The M&E Director provides guidance and supervises system strengthening, strategic information, quality and monitoring, evaluation and learning team to ensure the timely and quality implementation and reporting of program activities in collaboration with technical teams.

Key Responsibilities
Support the MEL needs of the project and ensure that robust M&E systems are in place to routinely collect, analyze and report on relevant project data
Establish and/or maintain robust project MEL systems in line with relevant National policies and guidelines and in accordance with donor reporting requirements
Lead and participate in quality assurance and improvement exercises, including standards settings and regular measurement of performance according to those standards
Ensure the timely update of MEL plan and performance monitoring plan as per changes in donor, government requirement
Ensure implementation and monitoring of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual Activity progress reporting
Strengthen and initiate collaborative partnerships with government, donor and other stakeholders in order to ensure harmonized and functional M&E systems in supported areas
Provide technical leadership in documentation, results packaging and dissemination
Maintain cohesive and motivated MEL team
Compile all project level and donor reports; documents, best practices, package for national and international dissemination of THPS program results and lessons learned as approved by USAID/Tanzania
Analyze project performance on monthly and quarterly basis and recommend appropriate actions in collaboration with technical team
Work closely with the COP and THPS Executive Director on the strategic information agenda in order to meet the goals of the YES Activity
Lead annual performance reviews, goal setting, and assist with professional development of supervisees

Qualifications and Experience
Master’s Degree demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field
5+ years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research related to health development programs
Demonstrated experience in target setting and reporting against development programs
Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification
Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on program performance and improvement
Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E systems in developing country contexts
Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team
Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; fluency in Swahili also required

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Method of Application

  Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to [email protected]  by 23rd March, 2022 with a position tittle as a subject line, for example ‘’Monitoring and Evaluation Director YES Activity’’. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; youth, women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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