Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning Advisor (Senior)
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Contract type: National employment contract
SNV is an international not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In our new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
SNV Tanzania is one of the country’s longest-established and most well-respected international NGOs. Since 1971, SNV had been working with government, private sector and other stakeholders using market-based solutions to address the root causes of poverty. In line with SNV globally, in Tanzania we focus on the areas of agriculture, WASH, sustainable energy and youth employment
Overview of the position
SNV Tanzania is recruiting for a new position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor (Senior). Reporting to the Deputy Country Director this position will provide strategic direction and implementation of SNV’s country-level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems and approaches while at the same time providing support to and overall quality assurance of all project-level MEL.
MEL advisor (senior) will support project managers and project MEL staff in the design and implementation of project MEL frameworks and data collection systems and ensure strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as active collaboration with local stakeholders. S/he will also support the project teams in generating the data and evidence for systemic change occurring for specific interventions and for identifying potentials for vertical and horizontal scaling of the project activities.
S/he will provide a quality assurance function for all project-level MEL advising the Deputy Country Director and Country Director on the quality of the results being reported by projects – this being based on an value assessment of the design and relevance of project systems and the robustness of data collection, analysis and reporting.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Take the lead in developing country-level MEL approaches strategies and systems being responsible for planning and collation of country-level MEL data including SNV’s country harmonised indicators;
For all existing projects through consultations with project managers and key stakeholders review the theory of change, results chains and monitoring frameworks and advise on setting annual targets for the progress markers and logical framework indicators, ensuring that progress against outputs and outcomes (as opposed to just activities) is adequately assessed;
Support in developing MEL strategies, frameworks and plans for all new projects at design or proposal stage;
Support the design and implementation of quality assurance protocols to identify issues hindering projects’ performance or to document best practices to be multiplied and shared with other stakeholders;
Actively provide assistance to projects to develop the outcome mapping framework complete with intentional design, outcome and performance monitoring and evaluation plan for each collective action intervention;
Provide technical assistance to support stakeholders during the implementation of the collective action for their agreed targeted interventions;
Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables, develop and maintain a MEL system that will be used as a basis for accounting and reporting to SNV, donor and clients on project performance;
Lead in developing ToRs for internal and external evaluations for annual reflection purposes; and
Advise the Deputy Country Director and Country Director on the quality and robustness of data which are being reported by projects and where appropriate carry out independent data validation.
Networking and Partnership Development:
Provide technical assistance to ensure the lesson learning takes place;
Build and maintain relationships with project stakeholders, including ministries, local government authorities, private sector, and partners; and
Liaise with SNV global MEL teams to share best practice and ensure that SNV Tanzania incorporates learning from other colleagues.
Provide operational support to project activities, including advising on work plans and budgets for M&E activities;
Support preparations of periodic reports as per SNV/donor requirements; and
Have oversight and supervision of consultants and local service providers.
In collaboration with the SNV national and global communications teams provide support in knowledge development and learning, case studies, testimonials and documentation.
Assess the MEL capacity of project teams and provide in participatory and qualitative design of monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches to inform projects results and indicate how SNV programmes contribute to systems change; and
Facilitate capacity strengthening of project teams in outcome mapping for planning, monitoring and tracking of progress towards
A Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation , international development or another relevant field
At least 7-10 years’ relevant experience and a thorough demonstrated understanding of MEL approaches and methodologies for development
Experience in developing or adapting and maintaining systems to collect and analyse information on inputs, outcomes, and impact of development programmes
An understanding of market systems approaches and development of MEL systems for measuring systemic change – understanding of the DCED approaches an advantage
Competence in managing and analysing large datasets
Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports
Good verbal and written skills in both English and Kiswahili
Knowledge of international development donor reporting requirements
Good analytical skills combined with a practical and pragmatic approach orientated towards lasting results
Excellent skills in MS Office applications and other relevant software
Terms of Appointment
This is a full time-National Employment Contract
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation.The deadline for sending in applications is 20th March, 2020. SNV reserves the right to reject outright any applications that do not meet the application requirements listed above. All information will be in the strictest confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted