Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Manager — Tanzania
PCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diseases, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. With support from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PCI Tanzania will be implementing the final phase of Food for Education (FFE) programming in the Mara region (2017-2021). The goal of the program is to improve literacy among primary school students, and increased use of health and dietary practices, empower women etc.
In line with programmes objectives, growth and sustainability, PCI wishes to attract talents and professionals to help run the programme.
The Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Manager is responsible for providing leadership, management, and technical assistance in the development and implementation of the MLE systems supporting PCI Tanzania programs. This includes developing and updating the MLE strategy and framework for excellent program monitoring and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines and standard procedures. The MLE Manager is responsible for effective program data management that includes collection, cleaning, archiving, analyzing and reporting to program teams, the International Office, Government of Tanzania and donors. S/he will incorporate best practices of ML&E in developing and overseeing data management processes and tools to ensure effective program management during implementation. In coordination with program managers and sector coordinators s/he will be responsible for strengthening the data utilization capacity of the PCI teams, as well as partners. S/he will contribute to proposal design processes to secure new business opportunities. The MLE Manager will report to the Tanzania Country Director and will work closely with PCI Headquarters M&E staff.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide leadership and training in the development of M&E policies and tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation.
Oversee the timely collection, data management, analysis and reporting of accurate qualitative and quantitative monitoring reports on a routine basis in line with PCI and reporting needs and requirements
Ensure high quality narrative and data reports are submitted on time to Government of Tanzania and program donors
Collaborate with external evaluators on the design and execution of program evaluations and special studies
Develop, update and implement effective systems for internal learning and external sharing of publications, including best practices, success stories and technical briefs.
Provide guidance, recommendations, supervision, and leadership to ensure that the M&E systems meet the needs of program teams and the senior management team.
Continuously improve PCI systems, tools and processes in monitoring, evaluation and information management that inform program implementation.
Support program teams to improve data utilization to inform and improve each individual program, as well as feed into the broader government M&E system.
Encourage program integration both within and between different programs to achieve a holistic, coordinated approach at the community level.
Contribute to all new business development opportunities to grow and expand PCI’s programming portfolio
Coordinate with headquarters M&E staff on M&E strategy and plans, implementation progress, data quality issues and other M&E activities on a regular basis
Effective Data Management
Develop, update and implement program data collection processes, tools and schedules;
Ensure existing Management Information Systems (CommCare, Jawabu, SAVIX, etc) are capable and effective in supporting data collection, analysis and reporting needs.
Ensure routine and rigorous data quality validation exercises are performed to ensure high confidence in the quality of data analyzed and reported
Maintain and execute the comprehensive schedule of government and donor reports to ensure that narrative and data reports contain accurate information presented in the proper format.
Present regular, user-friendly program reports to PCI program teams to be used to make informed program decisions
Data Utilization Capacity Building:
Strengthen the capacity of program teams and partners to develop and maintain excellent M&E systems, including regular reflection and analysis of program monitoring data.
Provide training and on-the-job coaching for PCI team and partners in how to read, understand the use the program data to make informed decisions to improve program impact;
Work with program teams to develop and implement systems to use data to drive decision-making at all levels
Lead the recruitment of talented, experienced and competent M&E program staff to successfully perform M&E activities.
Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect in which team members strive to achieve excellence and look for ways to contribute to each other’s efforts.
Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback regularly to continually improve the team’s performance
Contribute to country team-building and staff development efforts and support the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes
Education & Qualification
BA or BS or equivalent in development or a relevant field required; research and evaluation methodologies and statistical analysis coursework and/or a post-graduate degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Public Health, with expertise and interest in research design and operational methods.
4+ years of active ML&E work experience in development programming required; ideal candidate will have both theoretical and practical background in M&E and skilled in participatory qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies and techniques.
Strong skills in effectively presenting data to a variety of audiences to facilitate evidence-based decision making
Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders
Proven ability to produce high quality products and meet tight deadlines
Experience with United States Government (USAID, USDA) and other international donors;
Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, Excel, Power Point and statistical software packages
Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in the project design, implementation and monitoring.
Excellent oral and written English communication skills and ability to work with individuals with various levels of M&E skills and experience.
Experience supervising others as a coach/mentor; strong training and facilitation skills.
Ability to work in a demanding environment under tight deadlines
Proven leadership skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience in institutionalizing systems and standards throughout an organization preferred
Experience using technology such as mobile phone-based data collection for monitoring and evaluation preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please enclose a detailed CV together with copies of relevant testimonials and cover letter
The first review of candidates will happen after January 10th, 2020
PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only Successful Candidates will be contacted