Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor at Mzumbe University October, 2023

Job Title: Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor

Mzumbe University

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES

BACKGROUND

The Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation (COEHME) housed in the School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM) at Mzumbe University was established in 2015. The aim of COEHME is to coordinate and implement health monitoring and evaluation activities; including provision of technical assistance in implementation of science research; health data systems generation, dissemination and use data to contribute to health systems strengthening. In September, 2020, the COEHME was awarded a grant by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Provide Technical Assistance to the Government of Tanzania and Public Health Institutions towards Sustained Health Systems Strengthening. This project is being implemented in collaboration with and to support the Ministry of Health, the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning. The COEHME is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic, and qualified candidate to immediately fill the position listed below:-

Duty Station: Centre for Distance Education (CDE) & Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation at Mzumbe University, Morogoro.

Reports to: Senior Technical Lead

Job Summary:

The Monitoring and evaluation advisor will be responsible for the technical management and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities throughout the project. She/he will be responsible for ensuring the collection, analysis, and reporting of high-quality, accurate, and reliable data for all related monitoring and evaluation matters in the project. The incumbent will lead the development, management and reporting of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. She/he will develop and maintain systems to collect data and lead analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the project. She/he will review activity implementation on a regular basis and communicate the critical learning points with CDC and other relevant stakeholders and support the project in making evidence-based and informed decisions to ensure results. This position will also support the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) in the Monitoring and Evaluation activities including analysis and reporting of iECHO and eLearning data through the Project ECHO and National eLearning Platform for health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement the Project’s Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan (EPMP) indicators and IV&E data collection tools.
  • Work closely with the portfolio lead to ensure all program data are collected, appropriately documented, processed, and analyzed to inform project indicators and targets.
  • Work closely with the portfolio lead to prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports for all portfolios.
  • Follow up on the implementation of activities to ensure that activities are implemented by the scope of work and M&E guidelines
  • Provide guidance to project portfolio lead on results-based management and creating effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance monitoring.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of performance information and plan and manage evaluation, studies and assessments.
  • Advise the project Management in using information for decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Ensure quality control of data and information collected, through the development and/or review of tools for the data collection by the M&E framework for Project ECHO.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and use of the project technical information management system and its interoperability with the national health information management system
  • Conduct routine monitoring and continuous quality improvement of Project ECHO and eLearning data and preparing regular reports
  • Participate in M&E meetings coordinated by MOH, PO-RALG and Project ECHO stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Health Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Systems Management, Project Planning and Management, Public Health, Health Informatics, or another related field.
  • Academic Publication serves as an added advantage
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressive professional experience in monitoring and evaluations.
  • Report writing skills, and experiences in writing success stories.
  • General knowledge and understanding of Project ECHO and eLearning.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessment, data collection, and analysis.
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, including command of qualitative data software and command of sampling methodologies, statistics and software.
  • Experience in using performance monitoring data for improvement of ongoing project/ activity management.
  • Ability to conceptualize and structure monitoring activities and write reports clearly and concisely.
  • Participate in and/or lead the conduct of qualitative and/or performance monitoring and/or evaluations.
  • Experience in leading training and building capacity in evaluation
  • Familiar with donor-funded project approaches, and operations particularly as related to evaluation, is an added advantage.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Experience with virtual learning programs is required.
  • Ability to both work independently and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, as well as the ability to work effectively over zoom and other virtual communication platforms.
  • Ability for problem-solving in unexpected situations and flexibility to take on a variety of tasks.
  • Experience with public health and/or medical projects preferred.

MODE OF APPLICATION:

Application letters accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a passport size photograph and signed by the applicant; and copies of relevant certificates and transcripts should be sent to the Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation (COEHME) by email at: coehme@mzumbe.ac.tz and copy to dhsm@mzumbe.ac.tz not later than 18th October 2023. Applicants must provide the contact addresses as well as telephone numbers of two academic or professional referees best known to them. No late applications will be considered.

Please note the following:

  • Applicants to the positions must be Tanzanians.
  • The advertised positions require excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English language.
  • Academic certificates obtained from foreign universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
  • Applicants should indicate the positions they are applying for in their application letters.
  • Applicants should also present/submit a copy of National Identification Number (NIDA).

Only successful candidates will be contacted through their contact details indicated in the application letters.