Job Opportunities at Palladium 2021, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager- Tanzania Private Sector Strengthening Activity
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Project Overview and Role: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Tanzania to increase economic opportunities for youth and to improve the business enabling environment for youth entrepreneurs, youth-led startups, and youth-led businesses, particularly within the agriculture sector. The activity will support private sector associations to strategically develop, strengthen operations, and improve service provision for youth entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses, ultimately facilitating stronger market systems and more resilient, inclusive youth-led enterprises. Building the capacity of private sector associations to advocate for implementation of pro-business and pro-youth policies and to deliver high-quality services needed by youth in the private sector will have broader ripple effects across the Tanzanian private sector, benefiting all businesses and giving them a better chance to grow and thrive. This position will be based in Tanzania and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
·Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid, and verifiable data collection, reporting, analysis and learning
·Gather and evaluate information, and ensure that findings are accurately presented in all USAID reporting and tracking tools
·Responsible for developing and designing project systems to track program progress against indicators; collecting and verifying information and maintaining performance monitoring plans, reports, work plans, and monthly reports, ensuring that all reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID guidelines
·Using the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach, ensure that key learnings and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, disseminated, and used to make timely adjustments to the program
·Coordinate closely with businesses, implementing partners and government Ministries to build cohesive measurement and results systems
·Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
· Hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MEL systems for USAID programs and ability to coach and train others in their use
· Demonstrated expertise in designing rigorous quantitative and qualitative data collection systems and knowledge of methods for data analysis
·Solid understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements and demonstrated experience with USG and/or other donor best practices and regulations in MEL
· Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings
· Demonstrated ability to be flexible and respond to emerging opportunities and overcome barriers
· Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English
· Experience working for projects with a focus on private sector engagement and workforce development