Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Support Officer (Mobile Systems Technology), Musoma, Tanzania

By | September 19, 2018

Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Support Officer (Mobile Systems Technology) – Tanzania
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Job Description
PCI is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Our vision is that the most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and will create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and in the future. In Tanzania, PCI has operated a number of programs in the education, health, agriculture and community development sectors.
The EFFECTS project is a three-year implementation research study that will be implemented in the Mara Region of northern Tanzania by PCI in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Purdue University, and the African Academy of Public Health. The study consists of two components – Engaging Fathers For Effective Child Nutrition in Tanzania (EFFECT) and The Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Evidence-Based Nurturing Care Strategy for Families with Young Children in the First Three Years of Life in Northern Tanzania (EFFECT+). To understand the benefits of integrating nutrition and early child development interventions and the benefits of engaging fathers in these interventions, the project will consist of 4 intervention arms (in addition to a control arm). Across all arms, women’s and men’s peer groups will be facilitated by Community Health Workers (CHWs).
The EFFECTS Monitoring Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Support Officer will be responsible for overall development and implementation of PCI Tanzania’s EFFECTS project M&E system and will oversee M+E activities for Musoma. S/he will work closely with project staff, program managers, other M&E staff and local partners to implement responsive monitoring systems to all programmatic and organization/donor reporting needs. The execution of these duties requires a high level of data analysis, project management, staff capacity building, familiarity with technology (mobile data collection), and independent thinking. This position reports directly to the EFFECTS Project Manager, but will work closely but will work closely with other EFFECTS MLE staff and PCI Tanzania’s MLE Manager based in Dar es Salaam, as well as with PCI headquarters MLE staff based in the U.S.
Objectives of the Position:
To develop systems and implement appropriate technology for quality, timely data collection, analysis, verification and reporting, in collaboration with program staff and relevant stakeholders and in accordance with the project M&E plan;
To develop and implement a reporting system to track project progress and that will contribute toward project planning and decision making.
To support monitoring and process evaluation data collection by developing and implementing mobile data collection methodologies and systems;
To train program staff and stakeholders to collect accurate data and use mobile data collection technologies that enable high quality and timely data;
Ensure data collection and management use appropriate strategies and tools in accordance with ethics and policies on human subjects’ research.
Key Duties &Responsibilities:
Monitoring and Evaluation Design and Implementation
Collaborate with project team to develop and implement an effective M&E plan for the project in accordance with the project design, with approved indicators and targets, including results framework, IPTT, PMP, data collection tools, project dashboard, M&E training plan, data flow, and feedback and reporting mechanisms in accordance with PCI and donor standards.
Collaborate with the Project and MLE Managers to ensure all project staff understand and are capable of carrying out data collection as part of their program implementation responsibilities.
Coordinate the collection, management, analysis and presentation of M&E data for various audiences.
Refine data collection and measurement tools to ensure user-friendly, efficient and appropriate monitoring data collection processes using mobile devices.
Facilitate periodic data verification through routine data quality verifications and site visits.
Data Management and Quality Assurance
Ensure that the project has appropriate data management strategies and tools in place to be able to respond to reporting requirements.
Collaborate with PCI Tanzania’s MLE Manager, and MLE and Database Support Officers, to maintain electronic information management systems with relevant project information in accordance with IRB protocols, national/international policies for the protection of human subjects, and information privacy laws.
Develop and implement internal control systems that ensure the quality of all data, protection of human subjects, and data privacy.
Reporting and Communication
Design and implement a web-based reporting dashboard for project staff to ensure timely, accurate and comprehensive reporting.
Prepare consolidated monthly and quarterly progress reports and work plans as requested and in close collaboration with project team.
Assist in writing, developing, and/or reviewing project presentations, training materials, system documentation, reports and updates, and conference abstracts and publications as needed.
Participate in project team and relevant stakeholder meetings to improve coordination and communication regarding all aspects of project MLE requirements.
Support project team and stakeholders to identify, document and share best and promising practices, and develop and implement a dissemination strategy.
Innovation and creativity
Contribute new ideas to solve various program/organization related challenges.
Contribute new ideas and innovations to improve timely, quality data collection as part of the project’s process evaluation.
Contribute new ideas and innovations to strengthen staff and stakeholder capacities in M&E.
Play role in implementing new ideas as agreed.
Required Qualifications:
University degree (Bachelor’s degree or MPH) in social science, M&E, public health, or related field, with substantive expertise in monitoring and evaluation methodologies
Strong understanding and up-to-date technical knowledge of best practices in monitoring and evaluation
Four years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation for international NGOs/aid organizations;
Two years’ experience designing paperless monitoring and evaluation systems using mobile technology for data collection;
Experience designing survey/data collection tools in Commcare or similar tools for mobile data collection;
Experience designing and implementing web-based dashboards;
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, including knowledge of common statistical software packages, relational database systems, and web technologies;
English writing skills to prepare reports, promotional materials and oral presentations;
Experience in supporting, mentoring or training other staff in data collection or reporting;
Experience working with different stakeholder groups, such as project staff, partners, government officials, community leaders, and community-based organizations;
Interest and capacity to pilot and refine new data collection approaches (new tools, technologies and/or processes) aimed to continuously improve timeliness and usefulness of process evaluation data.
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Skills
Thinks and Acts Strategically
Problem Solving
Creativity and High Innovation Ability
Builds Relationships/Teamwork
Works Efficiently & Effectively
Commitment to Quality and Protection of Human Subjects
Presentation and Data Visualization Skills
Communication and Planning Skills
Uses Good Judgment
Demonstrates Adaptability
Coaches/ Mentors
A first review of candidates will happen after August 30, 2018
PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Only Successful Candidate will be contacted
Job Location
Musoma, Tanzania
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