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Job Opportunity at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Application Deadline 14th June 2017



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER COASTAL RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAM (TANZANIA)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to problems that impede social and economic development. AKF has been working to improve livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers in southern Tanzania since 2009. AKF is now launching a program devoted to improving the sunflower value chain in its program area of Lindi and Mtwara regions and is looking for a competent and committed Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to manage the monitoring and evaluation activities of the sunflower project (Alizeti Maendeleo) and contribute specialist skills to CRSPT's broader monitoring and evaluation functions. AKF is looking for a person with strong multi-disciplinary M&E skills and one or more of the following key strengths:

Quantitative data analysis using Excel, SPSS or any other relevant software
Experience in undertaking quantitative surveys
Strong qualitative research, analysis and writing skills
Database development and management

Specific responsibilities include:
With the support of the M&E Coordinator, develop monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for monitoring project activities (process), outputs and outcomes based on agreed indicators.
Develop and manage project's M&E plans in coordination with project staff, both in the project office and based in the field.
Supervise all M&E related field activities including baseline and end line surveys, performance monitoring and data quality supportive supervision.
Monitor project progress towards achieving results and advise on programmatic adjustments.
Build capacity of project teams on M&E-related issues and provide guidance and technical support in all matters pertaining to data collection, quality assurance, analysis and presentation.
Compile and maintain a project database to inform progress toward outcomes for internal and donor reports. Review all project reports to ensure that information on indicators is accurate, relevant and well presented.
Facilitate and coordinate project progress presentation to ensure availability and better utilization of data for decision-making during management and project review meetings.
Synthesise lessons learnt and best practices in adoption of good agricultural practices, in light of emerging challenges of climate change, and share the lessons learnt for to enable strategy review.
Actively participate in a broad range of M&E functions as part of the CRSPT MERL team and as may be directed from time to time by the M&E Coordinator or MERL Manager.

Qualifications/Experience:
A bachelor's degree preferably in agricultural economics, rural development, statistics, community development or any · related subject
At least 3 years of professional experience in M&E, preferably in rural development projects
Knowledge of Result Based Management and Logical frameworks; ability to develop M&E frameworks and data collection tools is mandatory
Knowledge of Market Systems/M4P approach is an added advantage
Proven skills in quantitative data collection and analysis using Excel, SPSS, Access or other data management/analysis software
Supreme attention to detail and capacity to deliver quality data and information
A demonstrated ability to manage enumeration and research teams in the field, willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with Swahili an advantage
A flexible team player, willing to learn and mentor others
Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organizational relationships, social and cultural · constraints and realities, and environmental conditions.
Must be willing to live in Mtwara, Tanzania and spend long periods in rural areas

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CVs (not exceeding 3 pages), including contact details for three professional
references, and a covering letter identifying their key strengths and experience and explaining why they are best suited for the
position before the close of business on Wednesday 14th June 2017, to the Country Director, Aga Khan Foundation, P.O. Box 125,
Dar-es-Salaam or by e-mail to recruit.akftz@akdn.org. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.


Source: The Citizen 1 June, 2017