Saturday, March 02, 2019

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Specialist

Position: Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Specialist

The U. S. Peace Corps, a leading international community-based development agency working in Tanzania since 1961, offers an attractive senior level professional opportunity with a competitive salary. Peace Corps (PC) provides American Volunteers (PCVs) to requesting communities and groups throughout Tanzania, in the areas of Community Health Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Secondary Education – Science, Math, and English, including the cross-sector programming initiatives HIV/AIDS, malaria, food security, and Gender in Development.

The successful Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation (MRE) Specialist candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the Peace Corps Tanzania monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems. S/he, in conjunction with the Programming and Training team, identifies the MRE requirements of Peace Corps and of partners, including PEPFAR, Feed The Future, PMI, and our host Ministries, and ensures that systems for collecting necessary data are in place and Volunteers and staff trained to use them. S/he assists staff to prepare necessary reports and to analyse data as necessary. S/he provides training individually and in group settings. When necessary, s/he represents Peace Corps with partner organizations, and advocates for the agency’s interests. S/he approaches M and E creatively, considering ways in which the information gathered can be used and shared.
The MRE Specialist will report to and work under the direct supervision of the Director of Training and Knowledge Management. This position requires 20% travel throughout Tanzania.

Desired Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Social Work, Education. Coursework in project management, M&E, development or field related field to Peace Corps projects; Master’s Degree desirable.

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation for community development activities.

Language: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

Knowledge: Knowledge of adult education techniques, gender analysis, community analysis, and project management.
Skilled at managing and organizing detailed information.
Skilled at planning and evaluating training events.
Knowledge of Peace Corps’ cooperative development philosophy, goals, and policies.
Proficient in computer use and Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Ability to act with diplomacy and tact with staff, PCVs, Trainees, community members, and government officials.

Skilled in desktop publishing software. To work on a team, facilitate training for adults. Develop and maintain mid-level contacts within the host government and international aid agencies partners. Render advice employing sound judgment within PC guidelines. Must have a well-developed listening ability and a sensitive yet pragmatic and realistic manner.

Application Procedures:
Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2019.

Please email a cover letter, CV, personal address and complete contact information, and names and contact information of relevant professional references to: with “MRE Specialist” in the subject line.

If necessary applications can be posted to the attention of:

Director of Management & Operations,
MRE Specialist Application, U.S. Peace Corps Tanzania,
P. 0. Box 9123,
Dar es Salaam.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No phone inquiries or visits will be accepted.