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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at Tetra Tech

The USAID/Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adapting (T-MELA) project will provide these services to the USAID/Tanzania Mission and its implementing partners.

The work will include strengthening Mission staff’s ability to employ data to make strategic decisions, advancing Mission learning on youth development challenges via evaluations and assessments, developing the M&E and collaborating, learning and adapting capacity of Mission, implementing partner and Government of Tanzania staff and building the capacity of local M&E organizations.

**Please note: Only citizens of Tanzania are eligible for this position**

Position Summary

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist will support the Senior Monitoring Officer in undertaking monitoring work under component 1 of the project. The position reports to the Senior Monitoring Officer. This is a long-term assignment based in Dar es Salaam.

Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver training on performance monitoring topics
  • Lead data quality assessments according to standard USAID procedures
  • Support USAID technical teams in contextual or performance data gathering (quick phone surveys, key informant interviews, or other methods)
  • Analyze performance indicator data and create data visualizations using Excel
  • Coach USAID implementing partners on the development of strong Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans; review draft plans and provide comments
  • Support the USAID Mission in using their Development Information Systems database to manage performance indicator data; provide coaching to implementing partners on how to upload data; pull data from the database, analyze it and create data visualizations
  • Other duties as necessary and appropriate to support the Mission’s monitoring efforts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on research in a relevant field, such as social sciences, statistics, or planning required, master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation, research, and survey implementation on donor-funded projects.
  • Working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques including quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches and the development of monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis and data visualization.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience designing, adapting & applying M&E systems for USAID projects preferred.

At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information

  • Organization: 216 MSI

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