Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Save the Children,MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST


Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for providing technical guidance on project activities including surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), targeted evaluations, information systems, and relating data to program planning. The incumbent will serve as a key M&E expert and primary contact for M&E strategies and implementation for this integrated program. S/he will provide advice, guidance, and coordination to SC and consortium partners, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and other collaborating organizations in the implementation and strengthening of M&E systems for the nutrition and agriculture program activities supported by USAID.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.
Reports to: Chief of Party

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager, establish and ensure implementation of a strong M&E system for the Nutrition Project.
- Lead programme baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation and other research studies as well as learning events.
- Manage external research organization to deliver external evaluation, operational research and training of LGAs to undertake nutrition-related operational research in their
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager and implementation staff; regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets as per the Logical Framework.
- Develop reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.
- Review accountability to program beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide technical support to the implementation team using key learning from accountability system for program development, planning, improvement, and implementation.
- Identify the Nutrition project staff and partners M&E capacity needs and set aside M&E capacity building plan for program staff and partners.
- Develop and maintain an Indicator Performance Tracking Tool for the project that will guide preparation of programme progress updates on a monthly basis.
- Lead monitoring of program quality using quality benchmarks and ensure that findings are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into program decision-making, incorporating accountability and learning.
- Lead compilation of data and reporting on the program to the donor and to SCI global indicators total beneficiaries reach reports.
- Participate and provide input on M&E issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with consortium partners, local government and USAID.
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SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
• Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree (MSc or MPH) preferred with significant research experience in nutrition, food security, community health, or other related field from an accredited college or university.
• Minimum of five years of experience designing and implementing M&E programs in complex health, nutrition, and/or food security settings.
• Experience in developing M&E tools and materials.
• Experience in systems thinking and application of complex adaptive systems methodologies is ideal.
• Demonstrable track record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences.
• Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation and report writing and skills, with particular competency in participatory research methods.
• Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages and PowerPoint.
• Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural and value driven teams.
• Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Tanzania highly desirable.
• Qualified Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.


Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 18 March 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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Finance Director & Nutrition Advisor - Save the Children, 

FINANCE DIRECTOR
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children seeks a Finance Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and administrative management and compliance, as well as other operational duties. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP) s/he will provide day-to-day financial technical assistance to the COP for the administration of the grant. S/he will ensure strict adherences to financial regulations and grant compliance requirements during the implementation of the grant. S/he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards. S/he will also oversee grant management and reporting on financial program performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.
Reports to: Chief of Party

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively.
- Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other documents are accurate, timely, and consistent with agency and USAID guidelines and regulations.
- In close coordination with the finance staff, maintain and update all the financial documents (reports, plans) and ensure confidentiality of project financial information.
- Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management.
- Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to the senior leadership team.
- Work with regional SCI Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure the project is implemented as planned and with sound program quality.
- Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions.
- Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants. Monitor burn rates and advice on spend projections.
- Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions.
- Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report.
- Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists for effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations.
- Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements.
- Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID regulations and SC policies and procedures.
- Manage the reporting component of the award and oversee other administrative duties as needed.
- Actively participate in all award specific audit and donor assessments.
- Assist in the training, coaching and development of financial skills in non-accounting staff, particularly budget holders for budget and compliance matters.
- Work closely with country finance director to ensure smooth month end process i.e. ensuring monthly financial reports are up to date with regards to project financial status.
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SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
• Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Advanced degree in finance, or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired;
• Minimum five years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations;
• Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
• Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
• Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues;
• Experience managing and monitoring sub-awards, including with local partners;
• Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects;
• Proven experience building the capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
• Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Tanzania is preferred.

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 18 March 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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NUTRITION ADVISOR


Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children seeks a Nutrition Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The Nutrition Advisor will be responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and technical implementation of innovative integrated nutrition and social behaviour change communication (SBCC) activities in the target areas. This senior-level nutrition and SBCC technical expert will build capacity of local staff in SBCC and nutrition throughout project design and implementation. The Nutrition Advisor will also work closely with the monitoring and evaluation specialist to ensure progress is being achieved towards nutrition targets. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with project and government partners to facilitate flow of information concerning research, policies, government strategic plans/guidelines program progress and to stay abreast of current trends including participation in relevant nutrition working groups and policy fora.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.

Reports to: Chief of Party

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Provide senior-level technical support for the overall integrated, cross-cutting strategic approach of the project including nutrition, food security, gender mainstreaming, and SBCC.
- Lead the overall implementation of the integrated nutrition specific and sensitive activities in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Regional/Council health management team and project implementing partners.
- Provide all nutrition and quality improvement technical support to project staff, implementing partners, districts, health facilities and other relevant stakeholders.
- Participate in nutrition technical working groups and other relevant policy foras.
- Ensure project implementation is aligned with government policies and strategic plans and guidelines.
- Lead/oversee the development and ensure availability of technical resource materials, guidelines, training manuals, ASBCC tools and job aids as necessary.
- Provide support to LGAs (Regional and district nutrition officers) during planning, budgeting and monitoring of nutrition interventions.
- Lead development of project annual work plans, reports as well as documentation of lessons learns and best practices.
- Work with M&E specialist to oversee and coordinate formative and evaluative research using participatory methodologies to build local capacity and to design high impact interventions based on the social and cultural context in target areas.
- Based on research findings and stakeholder consultations, coordinate with the technical team to lead the development of evidence-based nutrition and SBCC tools and materials.
- Provide technical oversight for the design, development, and implementation of all nutrition and SBCC tools and training materials in collaboration with government and relevant stakeholders to maintain a quality and consistent approach across all target areas and technical interventions.
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SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
• Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of 10 years of experience managing community based health, nutrition, and/or food security programs in Africa contexts and preferably, in Tanzania.
• Post-graduate education (master’s or higher), in public health, nutrition, food security, or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
• A history of providing technical assistance to government to improve nutrition programs through governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models, and behavior change communication in developing countries.
• Solid experience developing behavior change training tools and materials.
• Experience developing and implementing a behavior change communication strategy for the program, focusing on creating demand for community and clinic-based health and nutrition services.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.
• Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.
• Demonstrated ability to address behavior change issues in improving household nutrition status.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Tanzania highly desirable.
• Qualified Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 18 March 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified


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