11 Oct 2023

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead at HJFMRI

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Job Description


Join us in our efforts to end the HIV epidemic in Tanzania. Be part of the winning team to advance global health and save the lives of people living with HIV.

About HJFMRI Tanzania

HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI) implements two (2) PEPFAR supported HIV care and treatment programs through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) of the US – Department of Defence (DoD) in close collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). The interventions supported under these two programs include HIV Testing Services, Adult and Pediatric Care and Treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV Collaboration, CECAP, Supply Chain Management, Laboratory Services, Research and Community HIV Services including DREAMS.

The Southern Highlands (SHL) Program works with the Regional and Council Health Management Teams to implement these interventions in Rukwa, Katavi, Mbeya, and Songwe while in Ruvuma region, the program implements Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) intervention only.  The Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Program implements the same interventions in 21 Military Health facilities in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.



HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the open positions listed below.


16. Job Title: Regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead 
Reports to: Regional Program Manager
Job Location: Mbeya


Position Overview

The Regional M&E Lead will oversee the implementation of M&E activities for both medical and community partners within their designated region to include data collection, data quality assurance, data compilation & reporting, and data analytics & use. The position will support the development and harmonization of effective monitoring and evaluation systems, support capacity building and training activities on M&E topics, ensure and logistics and communication across different program areas (clinical, research, and community) as it relates to data use to inform programmatic decision making. The Regional M&E Lead will provide feedback to MEL Director through weekly monthly and quarterly analysis of key program performance indicators through review of historical trends, identification of programmatic gaps, and provide appropriate solutions to address challenges. The incumbent collaboration with the regional health management team, council health management team), and outreach implementing partners to provide mentorship regarding data management, quality, and use. Supervisory duties include capacity building and mentorship of Strategic Information officers to improve national M&E systems, use of data, and timeliness of reporting. The Regional SI Team Lead is responsible for ensuring quality of data prior to final report compilation. S/he also will collaborate with the District Program Lead & Community Program Coordinators to prepare monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual narrative reports.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the M&E team and other program staff in a designated region to:
  • Monitor progress of targets (regional and district) and disseminate analysis to Strategic Information officers through IMPACT and DATIM dashboards.
  • Ensure availability of standardized Monitoring and Evaluation tools at district and partner level.
  • Supervise District Data Managers to ensure quality data collection and reporting on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and ensure all reporting deadlines are observed.
  • Monitor current data collection and management solutions to identify programmatic gaps and develop solutions in collaboration with district team.
  • Review and analyze weekly, monthly & quarterly district reports to identify challenges in program implementation and to enhance quality of reporting and communication.
  • Develop data visualization to identify and track regional program performance through IMPACT dashboards and other analytic tools and implement strategies to increase data use and demand across program staff.
  • Oversee implementation of district level quarterly data quality assessments through analysis of district and facility-based performance.
  • Conduct final review of data into IMPACT/DATIM on a monthly & quarterly basis prior to submission to MEL Director and other relevant staff.
  • Participate in field-based supportive supervision activities to include monitoring, technical assistance, and training visits with HJFMRI staff at district level, involving both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with program staff to review and analyze weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to identify challenges in program implementation and enhance quality of reporting and communication.
  • Work with Strategic Information officers to build capacity of data clerks and data assistants through recommendations of best practices for data collection, data quality assessment, and reporting using national reporting tools to inform programmatic decision-making.
  • Collaborate with HMIS officers to support health information systems, data demand and information use at region level.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, Data Management, Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, Statistics, or any related discipline. Master’s Degree in related field preferred. A minimum of three years’ working experience at a similar position
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and database administration.
  • Technical knowledge of data management policies and procedures
  • Expertise in DHIS2, DATIM, IMPACT, CTC2 database, pharmacy module, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and others.
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent data management and data visualizations skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for decision making.
  • Competent in the use of Statistical Analysis Packages (SAS, STATA, SPSS, EPI Info) and other analytical software (GIS and Tableau).
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to resolve problems and identify appropriate solutions to improve data management and use.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Swahili.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving.
  • Ability to think strategically and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Ability to travel in Southern Highland up to 50% of the time building capacity of regional team, facility-based health care providers, RHMTs and CHMTs.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating trainings, workshops, and meetings.


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Method of Application

All applications (cover letter and updated CV with three professional referees, in PDF format) should be submitted to [email protected] not later than 13th October 2023. Hand-delivered applications shall not be accepted. To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. As detailed in the job description(s) below, those who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

HJFMRI is an equal-opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to Apply. 

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