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Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist (Two Positions) at ME&A January, 2020 Job Description
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Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist (Two Positions)



BACKGROUND Mendez England & Associates (ME&A) are implementing the USAID/Tanzania Data for Development Task Order that commenced in August 2017 and will continue through February 2022. The purpose of the Data for Development Task Order is to provide services that strengthen the production and analysis of high-quality data to enable USAID/Tanzania, its implementing partners, and strategic local partners, and the Government of Tanzania to make timely and evidence-based decisions to improve development outcomes in Tanzania.

Scope of Work

The Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist will lead and coordinate DQA exercises conducted by Data for Development. S/he will be responsible for coordinating the DQA process, supervising the Data for Development DQA team, and ensuring DQA reports meet high quality standards.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The DQA Specialist will work directly with the Performance Monitoring Advisor to provide technical assistance, support, and direction for the DQAs throughout Tanzania and will lead DQA Teams. The DQA Specialist will be based in Dar es Salaam at the Data for Development Offices. Starting date is as soon as possible.

• Assist in development of a DQA schedule with the Performance Monitoring Advisor and COP

• Revise DQA materials, instruments, and templates as needed

• Conduct DQA training to data collectors and partners

• Conduct site visits and data analysis

• Conducting key informant interviews with IP staff as necessary

• Develop and deliver in-briefings and de-briefings to IP staff and/or USAID CORs/AORs

• Drafting DQA reports based on findings and conclusions from DQAs that have been conducted.

• Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in rectifying all data quality assurance issues observed during DQA

• Performs other duties as directed and assigned by the supervisor


Qualification and Experience

• Master’s in health, social science, epidemiology, statistics or related field

• At least four (4) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with experience working in USAID-funded project in areas of Public Health, Governance, Economic Strengthening or Education

• Extensive demonstrated experience in supporting as well as participating in rigorous DQAs

• Extensive demonstrated experience in supporting trainings on M&E methodologies, DQAs, data collection and analysis, and findings dissemination including DQA findings;

• Demonstrated experience writing data quality assessment reports for USAID or other donors;

• Ability to write and present findings in English

• Experience in using GIS will be an added advantage

Application deadline is 17th January 2020.


ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Candidate’s interest will be submitted online at with a copy of resume and a cover letter indicating the job title.

Application deadline is 17th January 2020.


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