Historically, IMA World Health’s Tanzania team has been eager to expand our reach and explore new solutions to advancing health, healing, and well-being for all. At the start-up of IMA’s first-ever field office in 1997, IMA led a team of partners in targeting the neglected tropical disease onchocerciasis. Today, IMA’s presence in Tanzania reflects an expanding, comprehensive public health program with deep-rooted partnerships that have addressed wide-ranging challenges such as neglected tropical diseases; childhood stunting; HIV prevention, testing, and treatment; Burkitt’s Lymphoma; cervical cancer, and more.
A focus on nutrition programming aims to make a brighter future by reducing stunting among children under age 5. IMA works closely with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and a network of partners to determine the best, most cost-effective solutions to reach as many children and families as possible.
IMA continues efforts in the country to control and eliminate NTDs, a priority as much as it is a point of pride. IMA’s NTD work addresses morbidity management and social stigma so that Tanzania’s most vulnerable can achieve the health, healing, and well-being IMA envisions for all.
POSITION: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
LOCATION: This position is based in Njombe Region
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
IMPROVED MATERNAL AND YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION IN NJOMBE REGION
IMA World Health in collaboration with Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) and LixiL is implementing a UNICEF-funded Improved Maternal and Child Nutrition Outcomes project in the Njombe region. Specifically, the project is aimed at improving maternal nutrition, young child feeding, and other care practices at the community level.
Under the overall guidance of the Technical Advisor and direct supervision of the Project Manager the M&E Officer will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring high-quality data and timely inputs, and ensuring that the project maintains its strategic vision and that its activities result in the achievement of its intended outputs in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Reports to: Project Manager
- Design key data collection tools based on the project needs.
- Monitor the project activities on a regular basis
- Collect & analyze different data in relation to the project indicators and activities.
- Build region and districts capacities to effectively collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement.
- Along with the project manager, participate in routine quality assessments in the involved LGAs
- Recommend further improvement of the logical framework;
- Help IMA program staff and government counterparts to use performance data to improve programs.
- Assisting the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress
- Prepare reports as needed to support internal decision making, communication with stakeholders and partners,
- Provide technical support to government technical staff in areas of data management, analysis, and use
- Work closely with government staff to monitor closely performance indicators in the Government information systems including IMES, HMIS, and DHIS2 to ensure the contribution of project efforts.
- In collaboration with other program staff and government, counterparts provide data for documentation of the project’s success stories.
- Masters or bachelor’s degree level in M&E or equivalent in social sciences and or social research.
- At least 5 years experience in a similar position
- Extensive experience in monitoring, evaluation, and/or research using participatory practices and quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
- Experience in developing and implementing M&E systems and frameworks in an NGO environment.
- Strong computer skills and data management.
- Skilled in handling data and the ability to analyze and synthesize data and evidence from different sources.
- Experience in reporting to donors in the development sector
- Ability to build the capacity of others, facilitation, coaching, and training skills.
- Experience in data analysis and information sharing (feedbacks to communities).
- Proven ability to manage, develop and motivate others within a team
- Fluency in spoken and written in Swahili and English
- Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility
- Work experience with INGOs and/or UN agencies
- Experience in using DHIS2 Web-based platform.
- Experience in health/Nutrition related indicators
- Experience in using online communications methods (e.g., social media) for work purposes).
How to apply
To apply please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] by no later than 30th September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.