18 Nov 2018

Multiple Job Opportunities at USAID-Tanzania November 2018

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Multiple Job Opportunities at USAID-Tanzania November 2018

  1. Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (DMEL) – Proposal
    Project Title: USAID/Tanzania CCC-KVP
    Position: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (DMEL)
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  

    Division & Project Overview

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URC is seeking an experienced candidate for Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (DMEL) to lead all M&E activities for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Comprehensive Community Cascade for Epidemic Control Among Key and Vulnerable Population (CCC-KVP). The overall goal of this project is to “support an integrated community platform of services for KVP. To reduce new HIV infections and sustainably improve the quality of life for PLHIV.”

The CCC-KVP project will focus on increasing demand for and use of HIV and gender-based violence prevention and family planning services for KVP and PLHIV, working with and through community-based stakeholders, sub-national Government of Tanzania authorities, health facilities, KVP, and PLHIV to reduce new HIV infections, improve the quality of life for PLHIV, and improve other reproductive health outcomes. Additionally, the CCC-KVP will further strengthen the capacity of local partners as they transition to receive and independently manage funds from the USG. The CCC-KVP project will implement activities in Iringa, Njombe, Kilimanjaro, Tabora, Morogoro, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Singida, Mtwara, Shinyanga, Manyara, Arusha, and Lindi.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning will be responsible for providing technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project to capture performance results in achieving the project’s objectives. S/he will work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure the reporting procedures and guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress is in compliance with URC, USAID, and PEPFAR regulations. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of the overall monitoring and evaluation framework for project implementation in selected intervention areas
  • Develop monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate the performance
  • Ensure data quality within short timeframes and conduct regular data quality assessments
  • Oversee the development and submission of timely, accurate and complete reporting
  • Regularly review and update the activity’s M&E plan
  • Work closely with the COP and USAID COR to identify potential areas for operations research questions
  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, policymakers, and other key stakeholders to coordinate dissemination and application of results
  •  Establish close coordination with the management of the project to harmonize and streamline collection and use of data for project activities and learning

    Required Qualifications:

  • Firstly, Master’s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or a related field
  • Secondly, Minimum of 10 years’ experience with progressively more responsible roles managing M&E/CLA for projects of similar scope, including at least 5 years of M&E work at the supervisory level
  • Thirdly, At least 5 years of experience with country-level programming in one or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, and/or infectious diseases
  • Fourthly, Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools and requirements for PEPFAR programs required
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, and implementing partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and effectively communicate results and impact to a variety of audiences; strong experience in developing, implementing, and disseminating a learning agenda
  • Proven ability to work independently and with team members and partners at all levels
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work and travel within Tanzania  
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2. Job Title Capacity Building Advisor (CBA) – Proposal 
Project Title: USAID/Tanzania CCC-KVP
Position: Capacity Building Advisor (CBA)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Division & Project Overview

URC is seeking an experienced Capacity Building Advisor (CBA) to lead organizational development and capacity strengthening of local partners as they transition to directly receive and manage USG funds for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Comprehensive Community Cascade for Epidemic Control Among Key and Vulnerable Population (CCC-KVP). The overall goal of this project is to “support an integrated community platform of services for KVP to reduce new HIV infections and sustainably improve the quality of life for PLHIV.” The CCC-KVP project will focus on increasing demand for and use of HIV and gender-based violence prevention and family planning services for KVP and PLHIV, working with and through community-based stakeholders, sub-national Government of Tanzania authorities, health facilities, KVP, and PLHIV to reduce new HIV infections, improve the quality of life for PLHIV, and improve other reproductive health outcomes. Additionally, the CCC-KVP will further strengthen capacity of local partners as they transition to receive and independently manage funds from the USG. The CCC-KVP project will implement activities in Iringa, Njombe, Kilimanjaro, Tabora, Morogoro, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Singida, Mtwara, Shinyanga, Manyara, Arusha, and Lindi.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

The Capacity Building Advisor will work closely with the Chief of Party, M&EL and Finance and Administration Directors to provide overall capacity strengthening of local implementing partners in both organizational development and technical implementation as needed. This includes providing overall project management support. Ensuring the adoption of best practices and tools for enhanced performance and compliance with USAID requirements. The CBA will also provide TA to ready local partners to pass the USAID’s Non-US Organization Pre-award Survey (NUPAS) as a precursor to receiving and managing USG funds directly. Specific responsibilities include:

  •  In coordination with the COP, Directors of M&E and Finance and Administration, conduct baseline assessments of local partners’ capacity needs in meeting NUPAS requirements and develop tailored capacity building plans based on the assessment and agreed on actions
  •  Provide technical assistance and/or source short-term specialists to mentor/coach local partners in identified areas of need such as financial management, internal controls, and risk management, human resources, strategic planning, leadership and governance, and procurement
  • Monitor implementation of the capacity building plan and ensure local partners achieve the desired benchmarks for capacity strengthening and graduate as direct USAID grantees during the life of the project
  • Strengthen the capacity of local partners to enable them to apply for USAID and other USG grants
  • Provide technical assistance in technical implementation and scale-up of PEPFAR-funded programming focused on KVPs; gender-based violence prevention; PLHIV; reproductive health and family planning; income generation; community- and facility-level HIV prevention, care, and treatment services; advocacy and policy development; and performance monitoring in line with PEPFAR requirements
  • Furthermore, Ensure the availability of a range of capacity building support. That includes technical assistance, training, mentoring/coaching, and other resources (tools, templates, etc.)
  • Lastly, Conduct after-action reviews and document lessons learned

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Required Qualifications:

  • Firstly, Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or an Advanced degree in a management-related field
  • Secondly, At least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in managing or implementing capacity. Strengthening programs or activities within a developing country setting to increase the capacity of individuals and institutions
  • Thirdly, Demonstrated knowledge of approaches to institutional capacity building within the field of international health and development, including both in-person and virtual approaches as well as novel and innovative approaches
  • Also, Demonstrated expertise in the potential areas of technical assistance such as financial management, internal controls, and risk management, human resources, strategic planning, leadership and governance, and procurement
  • Furthermore, Demonstrated experience in identifying opportunities for improvement and making constructive suggestions for change during the project lifecycle
  • Moreover, Experienced with PEPFAR and/or HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, gender-based violence programming
  • Also, Experience working in Tanzania or East Africa strongly preferred
  • Moreover, Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work sensitively in multi-cultural environments. And build effective working relations with host governments, international donors as well as local partners
  • Furthermore, Superior analytical skills, decision making, and ability to produce results in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment
  • Lastly, Strong communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and facilitation
    English fluency is requiredPlease note: this position is contingent upon securing the award.  

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