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Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Coordinator at Right To Play February, 2020 Job Description
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BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000. Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 15 countries. Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with chidren. Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities.and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all chidren.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto. Canada and has operations in North America. Europe, the Middle East. Africa and Asia. 

In Tanzania. Right To Play is legally registered under the NGO act of 2002 with certificate of compliance number 1501 working in Dar Es Salaam, Kigoma, Morogoro and Mara.

Right lb Play is recruiting exciting positions to support implementation of education program in Kibondo Kigoma

 

 

Position – Monitoring. Evaluation and Learning Coordinator
Closing Date: – March 7th . 2020
Work location: – Kibondo- Kigoma
Authorized to Work in – Tanzania (for Tanzanian national only)
Employment Start Date: – Immediately
Contract Duration: – 1 year with possibility of Extension based on funding availability.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (MELC) reports directly to Project Officer and technically to the MEL Specialist. The incumbent receives technical advice from the MEL Specialist. The MEL Coordinator will collaborate with staff, not only at the Project office level, but also across the organization, through the current MEL strategy. The primary roles and responsibilities of the MEL Coordinator are to (a) Support project-level monitoring, evaluation and learning plan, within the RTP Tanzania MEL Strategy, needs and contexts; (b) Support on the monitoring of project activities, participants, and outcomes and support the development of project reports; (c) support program planning at the project level by coordinating appropriate assessments and by ensuring the communication of measurement findings; (d) support program evaluations; and. (e) help the project office utilize the findings in their program planning and decision-making processes. The MEL Coordinator supports the MEL system across the project and plays an active part in the Right To Play MEL community by contributing to the organization’s understanding of its project approaches and outcomes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports the data collecflon process related to program progress and program outcomes (35% of Time)

  • Coordinates and supports regular monitoring of program outcomes, including yearly outcome assessments.
  • Utilizes RTP’s monitoring system to track program outputs (e.g. trainings conducted, number of program participants, etc…).
  • Coordinates the required preparations for MEL administrative activities (e.g. supporting on monitoring the department budget, supporting on HR activities involving departmental hiring)
  • Coordinates access to. and retrieval of. secondary data (e.g. school records, comm unity-level health statistics, etc.)
  • Supports on the revision of measurement tools and plan with the lens of the local context and identifies and communicates risks, challenges, or sensitivities.

Data storage, analysis and reporting (20% of Time)

  • Supports data checking to ensure accuracy in data collection and data entry (e.g. conduct ‘data audits’).
  • Supports the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (e.g. descriptive and inferential analyses, identifying themes and sub-themes, etc.)

Monitoring and evaluation plan for RTP country’s programs 05% of Time)

  • Supports in the review of indicators, measurement plans and MEL tools for relevance and appropriateness within country’s context and proposes revisions as required.
  • Supports the development of MEL frameworks for new programs and the tracking of MEL frameworks for existing programs to ensure planning and implementation progresses as needed.
  • Supports the planning for baseline, mid-term and final evaluations

Capacity bulding for MEL through trainings and systems development 00% of Time)

  • Supports the MEL specialist in training of data collection enumerators (e.g. program supervisors. Head Leaders, and partner staff on data collection tools and processes).
  • Supports the MEL specialist in the provision of workshops as needed on MEL for country staff, partners, stakeholders, etc.

Supporting and fad Stating country planning processes 00% of Time)

  • In collaboration with other staff in the Country Office and the Regional Office, supports in identifying program and decision-making implications of MEL findings.
  • Develops summary materials and supports the delivery of presentations on MEL findings to staff, partners, beneficiaries, and/or other stakeholders.

Supporting the development and strengthening of RTP’s MEL Strategy (5% of Time)

  • Participates and Support in RTP’s global MEL initiatives as agreed to by the I MEL Specialist.
  • Shares MEL preferred practices, lessons learned and other insights with RTP MEL colleagues based on contextual experiences.
  • Maintains regular communications with the MEL Specialist.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/BiostatisticV M & E. or related discipline.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Practical experience waking with social prog rams, preferably with child ren
  • Practical experience supporting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities and plans
  • Experience managing data
  • Proven written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically and to identify trends
  • Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders.
  • A strong working knowledge of issues related to development and humanitarian programming (sport for development, education, community development, refugee, gender equity, inclusion and advocacy).
  • Basic computer skills (e.g, MS Word. MS Excel. PowerPoint., etc…)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset):

  • Basic knowledge of SPSS/STATA.and NVIVO are an asset
  • Experience supporting rudimentary analysis for quantitative data (e.g. ability to conduct descriptive analysis) and qualitative data (e.g. identifying key themes and sub-themes)
  • Experience conducting data collection with children
  • Experience in training and capacity-building (e.g. developing and delivering workshops, mentoring and supporting colleagues)
  • Experience in designing data collection tools (both qualitative and quantitative)

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying fa this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and kindly include title you are applying to and your name in subject line.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age. disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment, that support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment

Closing Date: March 7th 2020

Resident of Kigoma region are strongly encouraged to apply.

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