Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Dar es salaam

Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Dar es salaam

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, USAID/Tanzania Cross-Sectoral Youth Activity


IREX seeks qualified Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist candidates for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Cross-Sectoral Youth Activity which will seek to create and support an array of interventions, tailored to specific needs of targeted youth, that are youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed, focused particularly on out of school youth who have had limited opportunities to engage in the formal education sector. The MEL Specialist will oversee and implement the project’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach, MEL plan, and learning agenda. S/he will manage the learning agenda, design and implementation of the MEL system, and the gathering and analyzing of, and reporting on data.

Only citizens of Tanzania on permanent residents with work authorization will be considered. This position is contingent on funding.


  • Oversee the project’s CLA process in collaboration with the Chief of Party; ensure that the project’s CLA approach is applied with consistency and rigor; work with leadership team to apply project learnings in pursuit of adaptive management
  • Develop and implement a monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan across all project components including identification of process, output, and outcome indicators
  • Develop monitoring activities that capture necessary data to report on project results
  • Work with partners to ensure application of high-quality MEL activities and data collection; oversee partner capacity building as needed
  • Ensure monitoring activities are conducted on schedule and participate in evaluations
  • Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to IREX staff and various external stakeholders, notably donors and partners
  • Be a primary MEL resource to the field office and field personnel; liaise regularly with IREX’s MEL team in DC
  • Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality data within deadlines
  • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities
  • Produce M&E reports for the Chief of Party and donors, as needed
  • Develop annual performance plans and annual MEL plans
  • Serve as member of the project senior management team
  • Supervise assigned MEL staff
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Tanzanian citizenship or residency with work authorization 
  • Minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in Tanzania implementing M&E activities, preferably of USAID or other international donor-funded projects; experience working on projects focused on higher education preferred
  • A master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, education, or related field; bachelor’s degree with eight (8) years of relevant experience also considered
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages in Tanzania required
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
  • Familiarity with innovative MEL methods to ensure data collection in areas with minimal connectivity and with participants with minimal literacy skills
  • Experience in designing, managing, and implementing multi-disciplinary and results-based surveys, and developing and refining data collection tools
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers
  • A demonstrated commitment to creating a learning environment in a project
  • Must have proven track record in the advanced use of modern communications tools, internet, email, social media, and teleconferences
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required


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