SENIOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies.
We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Palladium is built on the idea that progress is supported by four key pillars:
Strategy Execution Consulting
Research, Professional Development and Training
We are currently seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor to support internal project monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, M&E and research capacity building, through managing a small research grants program, strengthening a community of practice for M&E professionals and conducting M&E trainings with health partners. The Senior M&E Advisor is a full-time position based in our Dar es Salaam office.
Operations research activities including developing data collection tools, recruiting and training data collectors or data collection firms, conducting field work and managing primary research data
Building capacity in operations research through managing a small research grants program, including developing request for applications (RFA), reviewing and selecting applicants, and providing orientation and on-going support to selected grantees for successful study implementation
Collaborating with the Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist in supporting the nurturing of a Community of Practice for M&E professionals in Tanzania, through moderating on-line technical discussions, organizing periodic face-to-face technical meeting forums, providing one-on-one technical guidance on M&E related topics
Supporting Data Quality Audits (DQA), including organizing field work and field teams, developing workshop materials, developing new tools and guidance (as needed), managing field teams and providing guidance in data analysis and report writing
M&E capacity building, including developing capacity building plans with partners, developing workshop curricula, implementing targeted workshops for partners, providing mentoring to improve partners? organizational capacity to perform M&E and assessing M&E capacity improvements
Lead the implementation of the Project?s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and produce quarterly project performance reports in collaboration with the Chief of Party and Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist
Facilitate and coordinate communication between UNC, USAID, and UNC?s partners
Collaborate with MEASURE Evaluation staff based at UNC on financial tracking, meeting planning, and reporting
Contribute to selected technical activities either as a technical lead or a team member
Minimum education and experience required
Master’s degree in a related field and at least 5 years of related field experience, including at least 3 years of field research experience
Advanced skills in M&E and experience designing monitoring and evaluation plans, developing and implementing Project Performance Monitoring Plans, assessing data needs, and designing, implementing and supervising data collection activities
At least 5 years of experience in managing monitoring and evaluation activities for health programs, including strengthening M&E systems and conducting M&E trainings/mentoring activities.
At least 3 years of experience conducting field research activities, including developing data collection tools, recruiting and training data collectors or data collection firms, conducting fieldwork, supervising research and managing primary research data
Experience in HIV and AIDS service delivery in field and/or community settings
Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions, NGO, or private sector / consulting firm is a very strong advantage
Familiarity with USAID projects and administrative requirements
Knowledge of health M&E systems and programming processes in Tanzania, especially in regards to HIV and AIDS
Excellent writing and communication skills
Excellent data analytical and presentation skills
Excellent inter-personal skills
Ability to work as a team member
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to travel domestically, at up to 2-4 weeks at a time
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
Strategy Execution Consulting
Training and Events
We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
The objectives of the DFID-funded programme is to enable the poorest and most vulnerable in Tanzanian society to become more resilient to climate change and to benefit from low carbon growth through the strengthening of the United Republic of Tanzania Public sector institutions. This is a full time position based in Tanzania.
The Team Leader has overall in-country programmatic, financial and management responsibility for the programme.
Leads the preparation of the annual strategic plans, technical and operational work plans and budgets, staffing plans, performance improvement plans and other plans as required;
Ensures appropriate consultation in the development of plans and budgets (including consultation with the Programme Director, the client, national government agencies and other programme stakeholders).
Provides technical guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all programme activities, outputs and deliverables;
Assumes overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans and ensures delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant;
Monitors implementation progress, maintains up to date logs of issues and risks, works to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks, and escalates material issues and risks as appropriate;
Develops and implements plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication.
Leads, guides, mentors and manages the performance of technical and administrative direct reports and ensures appropriate leadership, guidance, mentorship and management of other staff;
Ensures consistent implementation of Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines and Security Protocols and, where applicable, recommends modifications;
Supports the preparation and delivery to the client of budget variations and contract amendments;
Oversees and contributes to the development of and adherence to business processes and administrative procedures that contribute to the effective financial management and administration of the programme, including the Operations Manual, Safety and Security SOPs, and asset management.
Maintains excellent working relationship with the client and ensures agreement of the programme?s strategy, plans, resource requirements and any other contract amendments required;
Manages relationships with the government of the host country, industry actors, business partners and Palladium programme implementing partners;
Maintains regular communication with DFID and relevant stakeholders and ensures that activity reports and critical programme issues are resolved in a timely manner;
Oversees timely and accurate reporting to DFID including production of all quarterly reports, annual reporting and value for money reporting;
Essential Education and Experience Required:
A postgraduate degree in Development, Environment and Natural Resources, Applied Social Sciences or other related discipline
A minimum of 10 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience, with specific experience managing large donor-funded programmes. Experience with DFID-funded programmes will be particularly relevant.
Proven track record in leading programmes that promote institutional strengthening, good governance, climate change resilience, and understanding of political economy analysis important.
Experience in working with a broad range of stakeholders; facilitating and mainstreaming complex processes amongst civil society, private sector and governments in Africa.
A minimum of 6 years of people management experience including setting clear performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation, mentoring and coaching
Solid experience in Tanzania and/or the region would be ideal.
Key Competencies Required:
Successful track record in high-level leadership skills that inspire people and provide clear strategic direction to teams
Strong technical track record in Policy and Planning / Governance / Climate Change
Experience in research and knowledge management in the field of climate change
Working experience with climate change relevant institutions at the national and subnational levels
Excellent leadership, representation and organizational skills
Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a range of stakeholders, including programme partners, donors, private sector organizations, NGOs and government departments
Ability to effectively manage a large and diverse team of people
Ability to deliver programmes in conjunction with multiple partners
Ability to operate in complex situations
Willingness to travel to and spend time in target areas
Strong experience and understanding of the cultural, social, political and economic context of Tanzania and East Africa region
Ability to communicate effectively and negotiate persuasively with high level decision makers
Results oriented and commitment to accountability and value for money
Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
Strong personal qualities, including integrity, commitment to excellence, equality, openness, inclusiveness, collegiality and solving problems even in very difficult situation
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