1. Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director-Tanzania RMNCAH
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the MEL Director is responsible for designing the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning agenda and creating systems to measure and document program process, output and impact data results by routinely and systematically collecting, analyzing and presenting program data for project staff, partners and donors. The MEL Director is responsible for tracking progress towards goals and fidelity to implementation design as well as recommending appropriate subjects for operations research.
- Leads collaborative learning and adaptation activities including enabling reflection on ‘what is working’ and ‘what is not?’ Develops a monitoring process with quick feedback loops that generate iterative learning to adjust activities in real-time and track progress in achieving objectives.
- Guide team efforts to use activity-generated data, context data, and research to inform evidence-based program design and adaptive management.
- Lead efforts to strengthen a culture of learning at local levels with local stakeholders, including during training and other stakeholder engagements.
- Drive the Activity’s overall learning agenda to derive lessons learned and best practices from routine activities, and contribute to quarterly Activity evaluations.
- Support the interpretation and presentation of MEL findings for communication of successes.
- Leads the development of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), with inputs from technical and leadership staff. Updates AMELP throughout the life of the activity to reflect evolving needs and context shifts.
- Develops processes, procedures, and systems for data collection, analysis, and reporting on activity results and indicators.
- Ensures quality, reliability, validity, and formatting of all MEL tools and products are developed under USAID standards.
- Develops a research plan that outlines needed formative research to inform program implementation and design; identifies new research needs, and ways to evaluate the pilot new approaches for activities.
- Supervises the collection of all data needed to report on all defined indicators (impact, output, outcome and program management indicators).
- Conducts regular review and adjustment of data collection processes as needed.
- Supervises implementation of data quality assessment (DQAs) as required or specified in the AMELP.
- Serves as the primary point of contact for research and data analysis needs for the project team.
- Synthesizes monitoring and evaluation findings needed for quarterly and annual reports for USAID.
Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience
2. Job title: Deputy Chief of Party, operations- Tanzania Horticulture
Location: Dar Es Salaam
The Deputy Chief of Party – Finance and Operations (DCOP-FO), under the supervision of the Chief of Party, will have primary responsibility for financial and administrative management for the Tanzania Horticulture Activity, supervision and oversight of all financial and administrative support staff, and establishment of the systems and procedures required to ensure compliance with USAID regulations and local law. This position will also oversee contracts, procurement and subcontracting, budgeting, reporting, human resources (HR), and general administrative support. The position is contingent upon contract award to Abt Associates.
• Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, or a related field.
• At least 8 years of relevant work experience managing grants or contracts for the private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work.
• Experience and knowledge in fiscally and operationally managing all aspects of at least one large multi-million US dollar contract funded by an international donor required, USAID experience highly preferred
• Supervisory and/or management work experience including (1) direct supervision of professional and support staff; (2) quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; (3) contract management (required); and (4) ability to lead large complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
• Experience with USAID and other donor-funded health projects, highly desirable.
• Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of the latest project management tools and computer applications.
• Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
• Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent written and spoken English communications skills.
3. Job Title: Call for CVs- Tanzania Agriculture Project
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Abt Associates, a global leader in research and implementing technical programs in the fields of economic growth, international health, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture project in Tanzania.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
- A university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, communications, health, and behavioral or social sciences or a related field is required.
- A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas is listed below. USAID experience is highly preferred.
Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will provide strategic leadership, management, and technical direction in advancing horticulture market systems strengthening and will support the project team, and counterparts in the implementation of activities. The DCOP will provide managerial and technical support to the COP, assisting in areas including work planning, performance management, and strategic communications.
Deputy Chief of Party – Operations is responsible for the efficient and effective management of all aspects of project operations. He or she will provide operational and logistical leadership for functions including human resources, finance, procurement, and subcontracts.
Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning is responsible for designing and managing monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge management systems. He or she will undertake iterative learning and adaptation, including the use of real-time information and analysis to continuously assess progress and adjust interventions or approaches as necessary, including engagement with value chain actors and with development partners to learn about what is working across the system.
Lead, Agricultural Policy, and Enabling Environment: will work to advance a series of horticulture policy and regulatory activities in collaboration with donors and stakeholders. He/she will advance activities that engage local governments, the private sector, farmer organizations, and key stakeholders to improve the enabling environment and address policy bottlenecks to market systems development.
Lead, Gender Inclusion will ensure that project interventions address barriers faced by and expand opportunities for women. He/she will ensure the incorporation of gender considerations into all activities and ensure interventions with horticulture sector actors are inclusive.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.