Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Tanzania
Apply by 12 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

M&E Officer, DOL Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains in Tanzania

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of M&E Officer for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded women’s and girls’ empowerment project in Tanzania. The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within an identified supply chain. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: improved economic participation by women and girls vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights within a supply chain; and improved business practices by private sector actors to protect against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls working within a supply chain.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Tanzania DOL Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains M&E Officer by July 22, 2018. Qualified Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

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Position Description

POSITION TITLE: M&E Officer

LOCATION: Tanzania

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Project Director

Position Summary:

The M&E Officer will be responsible for implementing and managing the M&E team and activities, including the coordination of an externally conducted impact evaluation, delivering a Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP) for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on improving economic participation by women and girls vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights within a supply chain; and improving business practices by private sector actors to protect against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls working within a supply chain in Tanzania. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The M&E Officer will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will also serve as the liaison and point of contact with US Department of Labor and any external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and web-based technologies in systems for monitoring performance toward specific goals and objectives;
  • Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators of the activity, including review of tools and survey methodology; training of enumerators and review of data quality and analysis;
  • Oversee implementation of a pre-situational analysis;
  • Collaborate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out mid-term and end-term evaluations;
  • Design and implement a CMEP in coordination with US Department of Labor. This includes selecting and tracking specific indicators, developing strategies for data collection, and regularly reporting on approved indicators;
  • Develop criteria for beneficiary selection and tracking;
  • Handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award;
  • Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;
  • Ensure reporting requirements per DOL’s obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA);
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
  • Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate from baseline survey);
  • Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.

Technical: Minimum of five years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.

Work Experience:

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
  • Experience and ability in managing and providing oversight of complex baseline and follow-up project surveys, including writing terms of reference, reviewing and commenting on sampling and technical survey design documents, developing questionnaires, reviewing training manuals and survey field protocols, overseeing training and management of enumerators, providing oversight to survey field work, and providing oversight on data quality checks and preparation of data sets.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of impact evaluations and ability to serve as a project liaison for an impact evaluation.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
  • Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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