Job DescriptionRTI International is seeking a Director Surveillance and MERLA for USAID-funded malaria surveillance and vector control project in Tanzania. The purpose of this project is to –in collaboration with Tanzania•s national malaria control programs, in-country stakeholders and the U.S. Presidents Malaria Initiative– strengthen surveillance and vector control efforts in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, in alignment with respective malaria national strategic plans and USAID. The M&E Director will be responsible for the development and management of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting system in this program. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Lead the project•s M&E systems, including developing and managing the project•s relevant performance indicators, baselines, and annual targets, as well as ensures compliance to USAID and PMI requirements.
- Develop project•s research agenda and oversee research activities.
- Supervise the collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by other team members and project counterparts, preparing data tabulations, reports, and presentations to support project activities.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.
- Regularly review and update the project•s M&E plan.
- Master•s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology or a related field.
- Min. of 12years• experience in monitoring, evaluation, surveillance, and research related to large-scale health development programs.
- Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Previous experience working in Tanzania in the field of M&E.
- Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification
- Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation
- Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E systems in developing country contexts.
- Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of M&E staff in a decentralized setting
- Demonstrated track record in disseminating programmatic and research outcomes and findings at national and international conferences, as well as in the published literature
- Strong knowledge of USAID M&E reporting procedures
- Must have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English (tested FSI R4/S4). Fluency in Kiswahili will be a significant asset.
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience and familiarity with DHIS 2
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Tanzania.
•Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.• • ••
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