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Team Leader

Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVCA) Mid Term Evaluation

USAID/Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity

 

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Description:

On January 19, 2023, USAID/Tanzania awarded International Business Initiatives (IBI) and SI a four-year contract for the Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity. This activity is to assist the USAID/Tanzania Mission with strategy- and activity-level performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning. This activity will also provide data gathering and verification, data visualization (including Geographic Information Systems), data quality assessments, impact and performance evaluations, assessments, organizational learning, and collaboration among USAID’s implementing partners and DO teams. The MEL Support Platform will also implement a capacity building agenda for the mission, developing a baseline of M&E knowledge within the mission and tailoring a curriculum to provide skills development to mission staff.

 

The Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVCA) project is a 5-year USAID funded project focused on improving the health status of women and youth by reducing the burden of malaria through increased access to quality integrated services and improving their government delivery through sustainable funding and capacity building of government staff in vector control and prevention. The purpose of the TVCA is to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania aimed at reducing the burden of malaria and moving towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination.

 

TVCA focuses on improving population level access to insecticide treated bed nets (ITNs) in the fourteen PMI regions and in Zanzibar. This is done through annual quantification of gaps in coverage and procurement and distribution of the ITNs. The TVCA provides the Government of Tanzania (GOT) and malaria partners with state-of-the-art reviews and advice concerning new developments in vector control, and as appropriate, develops plans for implementation of modified or new vector control approaches in Tanzania. TVCA envisions a Tanzania where government institutions and programs are empowered to use evidence in designing and implementing efficient and effective vector control interventions – so that every Tanzanian is protected from malaria. TVCA approach is grounded in National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) and Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program’s (ZAMEP) National Strategic Plans.

The Activity is centered around 5 main objectives:

1)    OBJECTIVE 1: Determine the ITN population access among targeted populations and the quantity of ITN needed in the coming year to maintain population access to ITN.

2)    OBJECTIVE 2: Deliver Insecticide Treated Nets to targeted populations with Ministry of Health (MOH), the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), NMCP, ZAMEP, and progressively build Medical Store Department (MSD) and Central Medical Stores (CMS) self-reliance

3)    OBJECTIVE 3: Undertake activities to create an enabling environment to revive the commercial market for ITN

4)    OBJECTIVE 4: Provide annual guidance on effectiveness of vector control interventions used in Tanzania

5)    OBJECTIVE 5: Provide guidance on new evidence-based vector control approaches that show potential for successful outcomes in Tanzania and, when appropriate, assist with implementation of proven approaches

This Mid-term evaluation of the TVCA Activity will be used to improve the effectiveness of the activity during the remaining performance period and inform the design of the follow-on mechanism. The evaluation will document progress and changes, strengths, and weaknesses, intended and unintended results and inform USAID Tanzania and the national Malaria Control Program on future planning of vector control interventions. The key audience for this evaluation is USAID/Tanzania, NMCP, ZAMEP, PMI and TVCA and the Office of the President of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG).

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a Team Leader (TL) to conduct this evaluation. This is a consulting position with an estimated start date of June 1. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the TL will be 62days with expected travel of up to 4 weeks in Tanzania. TL will report to and will manage the work of a Senior Vector Control Advisor, Evaluation Specialist, and outputs from a data collection firm.

Responsibilities:

The TL will be responsible for oversight and management of all team members by assigning responsibilities and producing high-quality assessment deliverables. The TL will oversee and where appropriate lead on major assessment activities, including documentation review, preparing an in-brief PowerPoint presentation for USAID/Tanzania, facilitating training for the data collection firm, conducting key informant interviews, synthesis of data, preparing an out-brief PowerPoint presentation for USAID/Tanzania, drafting the report and leading facilitation of any associated learning events. A five-page writing skills sample should be submitted by the candidates for the TL position, as part of the requirements in the recruitment process.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

The Team Leader must have/hold:

·       A master’s degree in a relevant public health discipline with a minimum of 15 years of experience in public health sector with a significant experience in one or more of the following areas: malaria and other infectious disease prevention, vector control, epidemiology, community health, health administration.

·       At least 5 years of previous experience in a similar role as Team Leader

·       Familiarity with PMI and USG funded malaria assistance, especially in East Africa, is required

·       Knowledge of USAID system of indicators, results, and reporting, especially for malaria programming

·       Proven expertise in conducting operational research (both quantitative and qualitative), monitoring and evaluation and/or health program implementation research, data analysis and presentation.

·       Significant experience with advanced analysis methods for qualitative and quantitative data is required; experience with cost-effectiveness analysis is a significant plus

·       Experience with DHIS-2 and other HMIS systems required

·       Advanced skills in the use of software such as Dedoose, NVivo, Stata or R.

·       Proven managerial/leadership skills on large teams on complex projects, especially evaluation activities

·       Ability to liaise with multiple agencies/clients and exceptional organizational and communications skills,

·       A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment

·       Travel to conduct interviews and/or group discussions within Tanzania is expected.

·       Prior work experience in Tanzania is recommended.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.

·       Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, local organizations, other program partners and counterparts

·       Must be fluent (writing and speaking) in English; additional language proficiency in relevant languages (e.g. Kiswahili) would be an asset.

 

The closing date for application: May 19, 2023. Selection and interview will be performed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

To apply, please merge both your CV and a cover letter into one pdf file and submit it through the online portal:

 

 

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

 

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

 

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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