CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice and places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe. CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the subsequent years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country. In Tanzania CARE works with the Government both in mainland and Zanzibar and other stakeholders to transform communities and ensure financial inclusion and independence, health and nutrition, climate-smart development resilience, especially for women and girls.
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit the self-motivated, result driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanian to fill the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning Officer to be based in Iringa.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
CARE-WWF Alliance is the strategic global partnership between CARE and WWF seeking to leverage global experience in conservation and development to influence sustainable and equitable investments tackling global triple challenges-poverty, climate and environmental degradation. In particular, CARE-WWF Alliance in Tanzania aims to support smallholder farmers, particularly women, to acquire knowledge, access, and control of productive resources for increased productivity, income, and autonomy, to leverage the accumulated capital and revolving credit held by VSLAs. CARE-WWF Alliance is supporting collaborative engagement in agricultural value chains in Iringa and Mufindi districts through Common beans, Irish potatoes and nature based value chains to strengthen market position, reduce transaction costs and risks, and create incentives for collective enterprise investments. Group-wide and multi-group investments enable VSLAs to make bulk purchases of agricultural inputs and capital equipment, support group training on good agricultural practices and conservation of natural resources, and build sustainable models of eco credit for smallholder farmers. CARE-WWF Alliance launched the Investment model within existing value chain interventions (including common beans, Irish potatoes and nature based value chains) and the lessons drawn from this model will be integrate it into future value chain projects. CARE-WWF Alliance is implementing project namely Savings Group for Food Security and Ecosystems Sustainability in Tanzania (SG-FSES). The project is implemented in Iringa and Mufindi districts.
The CARE-WWF Alliance project is hiring an MEEL Officer to support the SG-FSES project teams on effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on the projects delivery as well as promote learning and adaptive management process for the project .The Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning Officer will work closely with Alliance project and MEEL team to develop MEEL tools for the Alliance project. S/he will be responsible for developing, testing, training and implementing a variety of data collection and management approaches, including through mobile data collection tools. S/he will support and ensure that Alliance technical staff, partners, community beneficiaries and other stakeholders provide timely, accurate and reliable qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to the project. S/he will review, verify, compile and analyze Alliance project results for adaptive management, lessons learned, success stories, donor reports and other communications materials, such as learning briefs and presentations.
The position will be based in Iringa and will report directly to CARE-WWF Alliance Manager.
- Provide technical support to Alliance staff, partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure robust MEEL implementation in line with project MEEL frameworks and systems.
- Work with the MEEL team and project staff to design a MEEL plan, and ensure accurate and reliable data collection through appropriate tools and database management as per project plan and indicators.
- Conduct routine monitoring of the project progress to ensure relevant data are reliably/accurately collected and appropriately documented.
- As appropriate, review and verify the data quality from partners and stakeholders in accordance with designed tools for respective indicators.
- Maintains project confidence and protects operations by keeping any private information collected and entered into the database confidential.
- Work with project staff to design and implement program monitoring and evaluation tasks, including baseline survey, Internal outcome monitoring, mid-term reviews, final evaluation, and specific studies for the project.
- Report through CARE, WWF Reporting systems, ensuring compliance with donor reporting requirements.
- File and store completed data collection forms, reports and any other supporting document in designated locations both hardcopies and electronic copies in CARE WWF project database.
- Support the Alliance Manager on quarterly and annual report by ensuring results required are reliable, available and confirmed in time for reporting.
- Facilitate Mid-Year review, annual reflections and community reflection meetings with technical team and other stakeholders to share project progress, challenges, capture lessons learned and identify areas for improvement and adaptive management.
- Support the development of Alliance project annual plans, including mainstreaming MEEL activities into project staff implementation.
- Carry out on annual basis internal Data Quality Assessment as per standards to identify the major strength and weakness of Alliance MEEL system for improvement.
- Work with the project team to ensure CARE and WWF feedback and grievance mechanisms are in place and communicated in an integrated way to beneficiaries to support CARE-WWF Alliance accountability to communities.
- Assist in documentation of lesson learned and writing of learning briefs, success stories and other communication materials.
- Promote Gender Equality and diversity in MEEL interventions.
- A minimum of Bachelor’s from a recognized university in Project Planning and Management, Agri-business Economics, Statistics, Environmental/social/Natural Sciences, Development Studies, Natural resources management or similar field, good experience in data collection, analysis and reporting are fundamental. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
- At least 3-5 years’ experience in data collection and data entry and management, data quality assurance review and verification, data analysis, and reporting with previous working experience in project monitoring and evaluation, ideally for non-governmental organizations engaged in conservation and/or development activities
- Strong knowledge of computer programs, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), use of mobile data collection software like ODK.
- Experience in designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research (instrument and sampling design, carrying out household surveys, conducting interviews, focus group discussion).
- Ability to write reports, effectively present information, and prepare presentations.
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including native Kiswahili and strong English language skills.
- Ability to organize and conduct training in relevant disciplines.
- Strong analytical skills, including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data in programs with experience in application of statistical packages.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines.
How to apply
MODE OF APPLICATIONS:
- Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 21st October 2022 at 1700hrs. To apply, please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
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