11 Mar 2024

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Senior Officer at Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

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Job Description

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Govern­ment of the Republic of Tanzania (GoT) have entered into a partnership agree­ment in order to improve the livelihoods of rural people through an intervention focused on smallholder dairy producers.The project goal is to contribute to the transformation of the dairy value chain to improve livelihoods, increase food safety, and to mitigate the impact of the dairy sector on climate change. The development objectiveis to improve income, climate resilience and nutrition of smallholder dairy producers and their participation in a competitive and safe value chain.

The project aims to deliver on the following two interlinked development out­comes, backed with effective project management, monitoring and evaluation; (i) increased climate-smart production, productivity, and resilience of dairy smallholder production systems and; (ii) improved market access for smallhold­er farmers and reduced environmental footprint of the dairy value chain; Climate Smart Smallholder Dairy Transformation Project (C-SDTP) targeted geographical area areMbeya (Rungwe, Mbeya, Mbarali), Iringa (Mufundi, Kilolo, Iringa), Njombe (Njombe, Makete, Wanging’ombe), Tanga (Lushoto, Muheza, Korogwe, Pangani, Tanga), and Morogoro (Mvomero, Kilosa, Morogoro rural) and for Zanzibar, in Unguja (West A, West B, Central, NorthA, NorthB and South districts) and Pemba (Wete, Micheweni, Chakechake and Mkoani districts)anda total of 120,000 households representing 600,000 people, will directly benefit from the project, of which 40% of direct beneficiaries will be women and 30% are youth. The C-SDTP will be managed under the Minisrty of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) aligned with ministries finance and planning, Vice President’s Office (VPO) and President Office-Regional Administration and Local Govern­ment (TAMISEMI) for mainland; and First Vice President Office in Zanzibar (VP1), Ministry of Finance and Planning President’s Office for Zanzibar, as well as representatives from the private sector and farmers’ organizations.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Office wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions in the project supported with the financial contribution from IFAD

Monitorig and Evaluation (M&E) Senior Officer – DODOMA

Under the direct supervision and authority of the Project Coordinator, the M&E Senior Officer will be in charge of all C-STDP M&E activities carried out under the project at the beneficiary and district levels. S/he will also be responsible for compiling, validating and reporting M&E results and progress through collaboration with Government District Teams and Project Implementing Partners.

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

Develop a Project-Specific M&E Plan that will clearly detail: (i) description of the C-SDTP M&E approach; (ii) C-SDTP processes and activities to be implemented; (iii) the tools to be used for data collection and processing (iii) the deliverables to be produced and; (iv) M&E responsibilities;
Support MIS Developer in the development of the C-SDTP M&E Management Information to ensure that data collection, beneficiaries database and reporting templates are consistent with the project M&E plan;
Support the PCO coordinator to develop pre-condition, operational and performance ‘triggers’ for funds disbursement for the first three to four years of the project;
Coordinate district teams and implementation partners to collect and report data of project activities using the MIS as per the appropriate project data collection and tools that are outlined in the M&E Plan;
Provide training and technical support to project, district staff and partners on M&E and MIS related issues, including data collection, analysis and reporting;
Regularly update the Project Logframe, the Results Framework and the Physical execution of Annual Work Plans and Budgets, and submit to IFAD before every supervision mission;
Ensure the quality of data collected and reported by conducting quality assurance checks (including field visits) and providing feedback to project staff and partners;
Prepare ToRs and take part in the procurement process to contract consulting firms to carry out the Project’s baseline, mid-line, and end­line surveys. Guide the service providers contracted to conduct COI survey by ensuring survey methodology and questionnaire adheres to the IFAD COIs;
Ensure compliance with IFAD and Project requirements and ethical considerations related to data collection and use;

Draft progress reports, semi-annual and annual reports;
Respond to ad-hoc data requests from the Project Coordinator, the Government, and IFAD;
Manage project information; particularly the beneficiary database, documentation and other project related information;
Supervise and collaborate with the Knowledge and Management Officer by providing evidence-based data of the impact of project interventions to guide the development of KM products;
Carry out any other assignment or relevant duties in the field of his/ her competences as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator and the Authorities.
Academic qualifications, experience, skills, and attitudes:

Education: Holder of a Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.


At least seven (7)years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems and plans from project initiation to closeout stages.
Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
Experience in managing project level M&E Management Information Systems (MIS)
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
Extensive knowledge of IFAD COI guidelines and policies is an advantage. Ability to utilize digital technology in data collection and analysis, including proficiency in various online tools and platforms for data management and visualization, as well as experience with data analysis software and techniques. Language Requirements
Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili;

The duration of the assignment will be for five (5) years based on yearly performance-based contracts, and a 6 months probation period. The identification and hiring of the M&E Officer will be based on competitive recruitment from seconded government staff and/or external candidates.

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Method of Application

The deadline to receive applications is March 19, 2024.Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete curriculum Vitae and copies of Certified Academic Qualification to:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,

P.O Box 2870


OR Email: [email protected]

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