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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officers at Amani Girls Organization (AGO)

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officers at Amani Girls Organization (AGO)
Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Officer at Amani Girls Organization – AGO May, 2024

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Amani Girls Organization – AGO is a Non-governmental Organization, founded in 2004 and registered with registration number 00NGO/R1/00249. For more than 18 years, AGO has been working to build protective and productive resources for children, youth, and families to enable their active participation in community and National development. Strategically, AGO executes programs in Adolescent Health promotion, Education Support, and Social Protection of children, adolescent girls, and young women. AGO commits to advancing adolescent girls’ rights in Tanzania, and supporting marginalized and vulnerable populations (particularly OVCs, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women and their families), through inclusive livelihood and movement building.  

Following a new partnership with Stromme Foundation (SF) to support the implementation of 7 years Stromme Foundation Strategic Plan in Tanzania, specifically within the Singida Region. AGO is looking for qualified individuals who will fill in the available vacancy in the current AGO structure. AGO is willing to employ the following positions: –

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Officer: 1 Position based in Singida.

Job Description

AGO is looking for a MERL officer who will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely monitoring and evaluation of SF activities in the Singida region. The role aims to provide technical advice on activity plans, tools, and methodologies to strengthen M&E systems to enable the organization to effectively report its impact on supporting SF Strategic Plan implementation. The M&E will be expected to actively work with project staff in the field to undertake the M&E. The M&E Officer will support the team in all data collection, analysis, and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for all project activities. The findings produced by the M&E Officer will be a basis for the development of the projects and wider learning of the organization.  

Key responsibilities:

Coordinate on-going M&E Activities: –

  • Train and support the Program Teams/partners in methodologies to properly capture, consolidate, and archive data regarding SF program performance.
  • Oversee and execute monitoring and evaluation exercises included in the programs and project documents with a focus on external impacts and internal lessons learned.
  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by the Programs Team and verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all monitoring and evaluation reports, guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports by approved reporting formats, and ensure their timely submission.
  • Use the existing SF effective system for assessing the validity of monitoring and evaluation data through a review of activities/installations, completed monitoring forms/databases, and a review of aggregate-level statistics reports.
  • Prepare consolidated progress reports for the AGO Internal Management Committee.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection processes and management systems and propose solutions.

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Learning: –

  • Design learning processes and standards to be used by the program team and consortium partners to identify, capture, and disseminate learning within the consortium and externally.
  • Lead the development and dissemination of internal and external learning products and communication pieces relating to M&E.
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned and document best practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into project reports.
  • Consolidate learning from evaluation activities and ensure lessons learned are incorporated into Programme implementation.
  • Provide support to other AGO programs in developing processes and systems to identify, capture and disseminate learning across the Programmes Department and large grants.

Sup Stakeholder Relations: –

  • Assist Program Teams in establishing log frames, M&E work plans, and targets during the drafting of partnership project proposals as well as throughout project implementation.
  • Contribute to the analysis and triangulation of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data and share findings with a range of audiences for learning, accountability, and decision-making purposes.
  • Provide data to AGO Internal Management Committee to support responses to donors, partners, and AGO Internal Management Committee data queries in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Review and analyze internal reports to identify potential deficiencies in project implementation and to enhance the quality of reporting to the AGO Internal Management Committee.
  • Support the Country Operations Manager in reviewing donor reports to ensure high-quality stewardship of funds and a high level of transparency.
  • Develop close working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders and establish and maintain good working relations with external partners as required.

Essential Qualifications and Requirements at Amani Girls Organization – AGO : –

  • University Degree, preferably in Development Studies, Business Administration, Social Science, Statistics, or other related field.
  • At least 1 year work experience in offering program support in donor-funded projects.
  • Extensive experience with monitoring program implementation using qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating education and/or community development programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in coaching, mentoring, or managing teams of professionals.
  • Excellent ICT skills with command of MS Excel and other MS Office packages.
  • Strong verbal and written English and Kiswahili language skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience using data analysis packages and database management systems.

Personal Specification:

  • Individual with strong professional and personal integrity.
  • Commitment to excellence through professional development.
  • High level of attention to detail and pride in work outputs.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of tasks in a time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines.
  • Team player with a positive attitude toward supporting the professional improvement of colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations both nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to travel remotely frequently and for extended periods.

GENERAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

AGO is an equal-opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Persons with disabilities and other key vulnerable groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants aged 25 – 35 years are given preference. Extensive experience working with OVCs, Youth, and Caregivers, particularly Adolescent Girls and Young Women. Proven competency in working with OVC, ECD, Income and Job Creation, Ultra Poor Graduation (UPG) programs, and Parenting programs. Effectiveness of working with cultural and youth and caregivers’ diversity. Singida resident applicants are encouraged to apply. A valid driving license is an added advantage.  

Remuneration

AGO offers a competitive package for selected candidates in line with Salary history, Academic

qualifications, and relevant experience.

APPLICATION MODE at Amani Girls Organization – AGO

To apply, please indicate the position title you are applying for, in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications must include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter, and your salary history. 

Applications, that Do NOT Include ALL of the required elements, Will Not Be ConsideredAll Applications Should Be Sent Through E-mail: vacancy@amanigirls.or.tz Electronics applications are encouraged. Arrange all of your applications as a single PDF document.

The subject on your application e-mail should be the title of the position you are applying for. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd May 2024, at 23:59/Tanzania time.

CAUTION TO THE APPLICANTS:

Some fake adverts online require candidates to apply through some e-mail addresses of public domains, e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Ymail, etc. Kindly note: vacancy@amanigirls.or.tz is the official address to use for this recruitment. Please ignore any of those adverts.

STRICTLY

We do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls. If shortlisted, you will be informed by the AGO Human Resource Manager and or AGO Liaison Manager through phone or email: info@amanigirls.or.tz 

WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY

Whistle-blowers are encouraged to raise their concerns under the Amani Girls Organization.  Therefore, our whistleblowing policy provides for reporting to the email address whistleblowing@amanigirls.or.tz

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