Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at RTI International May, 2021

RTI International is the prime implementor of the USAID Jifunze Uelewe Program. The 4 year program will assist the Ministry of Education focusing on sustainably improving literacy and numeracy outcomes of “all learners” from pre-primary through Standard 4 in five regions of Tanzania. For the purpose of this program, “all learners” includes, but is not limited to, marginalized and vulnerable girls and boys, learners with disabilities, minority and linguistic minority groups, urban and rural learners, learners affected by crisis or conflict, and those living in poverty”.


Position Location: Dar es Salaam

The position is responsible for the management and implementation of the Jifunza Uelewe monitoring, Evaluation and learning systems and procedures including review of the program performance indicators, development of data collection tools, Management of continuous professional data base(CPD), data visualization and interpretation to increase data use for decision-making and communicate results of the programme. He/she will also support the data analysis for learning activities including trainings, assessments, evaluations and surveys as they arise.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Together with MEL manager review of plans for routine M&E, learning, evaluation and research activities and support the development of data analysis plan.
  • Maintain Jifunze Uelewe MEL system, including the development of performance indicators, data collection tools, milestones, baseline conditions and management of program data bases i.e CPD.
  • Together with MEL Manager, support the continuous analysis of routine project data to track trends to inform project implementation.
  • Together with MEL Manager, support the development of high quality data tabulations, visualization and presentations to facilitate data use for decision-making.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of Project implementation; contribute to other Project reports such as annual work plans;
  • Participate in training of data collection and collect data as planned by program.
  • Support in training and capacity building of various Government partners



  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 6 years of experience in data collection and evaluation activities, particularly in school or community settings.   Or Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience.
  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to analyze data using one or more statistical packages.  knowledge of Statistical Packages (Excel, STATA, SPSS) and advanced statistics with strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Ability to maintain accurate/precise records, to perform detailed work and to handle large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Should be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to train others on the use of data collection tools.
  • Knowledge in collecting data using mobile technology.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships.
  • Support and respond to program’s data needs as quickly as possible to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Work productively in a team environment and the ability to meet unexpected demands.
  • Pay attention to details and set priorities.

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