18 May 2022

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO)

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Job Description

Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO) is a not for profit organization, that was founded in the year 2005 and acquired its official registration in November 2006, under the Non-Governmental Organization Act of year 2002 with registration number OONGO/1771, to operate in the mainland Tanzania. In its implementation, the organization focuses on enhancing capacities of communities to get organized, having their voices heard, rights recognized and respected and to influence local, national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control of natural resources for improved livelihoods.

In April 2022, EMEDO signed an agreement to collaborate with the Royal national

Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to implement the Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention Project

(LVDPP) in seven selected communities in Muleba, Musoma, Ukerewe and Nyamagana Districts. The idea to develop this project stems from the RNLI-funded research (2018) which showed that of 86 drowning deaths in 8 communities around the lake, 70 were fishers. Using learning from a 2021 RNLI socio-economic study of drowning risk and links to fishing practices, processing and sales, the project will co-design, develop and pilot drowning prevention solutions with the 7 communities. The project will employ a Human Centered Design approach to give voice to those left behind, reduce drowning risk, address marginalization and other inequalities, especially gender, and improve livelihoods. Impact will be amplified through a national drowning prevention network.

The Project will be implemented within 36 months period to bring about real change within the communities, building their resilience to drowning through specific actions at the local and national levels. It envisions stakeholders to take appropriate measures to reduce drowning in artisanal fishing communities around Lake Victoria by 2025.

To facilitate smooth implementation of this project, EMEDO wishes to recruit qualified, experienced, motivated and dynamic individuals in the following positions available;

JOB TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (1Post)

Work station: Mwanza

Reporting to: Executive Director

Duration: 12 Months / Renewable (full time)

Over all Purpose of the job.

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will be responsible for developing organization MEL system, he/she will support development of monitoring evaluation and learning in-collaboration with project staffs. He/She will work alongside Project Manager (PM), Project Officer (PO) to manage development and implementation of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) process that uphold Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention Project (LVDPP). MEL Officer is expected to provide technical support to Project Officers (POs) and Community Project Assistants (CPAs) as well as the organization in general.

Main Duties

1: Manage and support MEL activities.

Supporting development of the MEL framework including indicators and baseline data, and data collection tools for of the Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention project.

2: Monitoring and Reporting.

Training the Filed Project Officers and Community Field Assistants in using the MEL tools, including using tools for digital data capture if needed.
Undertaking field monitoring visits on a regular basis (e.g. monthly, Quarterly)  Planning and organizing M&E data collection.
Collecting and analyzing monitoring data (both quantitative and qualitative).
Storing and managing monitoring and evaluation data, information and documentation for the project, as evidence and accountability to donors and partners.
Supports the design, development and implementation of the M&E strategy in line with tools.
Supports the process analyzing and writing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines and support other project staff and partner in report writing skills;

3: Assessments, Surveys and Evaluation.

Supervising the monitoring and evaluation activities undertaken by Field Project Officers.
Designing and carrying out surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, lessonlearning exercises/workshops, or other relevant studies
Reporting on M&E data, results and learning to internal and external stakeholders.

4: Learning, Accountability and Capacity Building.

Consolidate evidence from drowning prevention interventions and documenting lessons learnt, best practices and trend analyses of reducing drowning risk factors.
Provide technical input in designing a Result Based Management project and drafting fund-raising proposals.
Collect and document change or success stories from Project interventions and share with Project yeam
Contribute to project fund raising initiatives.

5: Development of feedback mechanism.

Ensuring the views of men, women, fishers, fish processors and other community stakeholders are captured through project monitoring.
Develop project feedback mechanism system.
Performing other assigned duty.

Person Specification

Graduate degree in social science, international development, project management or other relevant areas, M&E postgraduate added advantage
Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in monitoring ,evaluation and learning in donor funded organization
Minimum of at least three (3) years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and research systems;
Minimum of 2 years of providing training, and in a supervisory and/or management role, in monitoring and evaluation.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Computer skills – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet and statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info and others related packages.
Skills and experience in water safety, search and rescues, drowning prevention will be added advantage



In-depth knowledge of the M&E and preferably minimum three years of experience in Non-profit making organization

Analytical and problem-solving skills
Skills and experience in report writing
Excellent communication skills appropriate to the audience
Proficient computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages
Skills around fisheries sector, water safety skills
Good English language skills (oral /written)

Hardworking with capacity to work independently with minimum supervision Honest, integrity, open and transparent personality.
Be able to Respect all groups of people in the community and culturally sensitive Persuasive and able to work with different cultural settings


Working with the project team and ensure project results are achieved timely without compromising with quality.
Working in fishing community including in the fishing islands
Plan and schedule own work, interpreting instructions and selecting appropriate methods/tools for delivery.
Operate in a high-pressure deadline-driven environment with professionalism.
Managing donor grants with strict reporting deadlines.

Note: Experience of working in fisheries sector (water safety and drowning prevention awareness and skills) will be added advantage to candidates for all posts.

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Method of Application

Submit your CV and cover letter describing your professional, skills and experience related to [email protected] before 20th May 2022

Your application must be in a single PDF document.

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