Overview

Job Title : Director – Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning 

Pathfinder Overview : Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health . We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right , but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women , families , communities , and nations , and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship , decreases in population pressures , and innovations in poverty reduction . Pathfinder provides women , men , and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment . Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning , advocate for sound reproductive health policies , and , through all our work , improve the rights and lives of the people we serve . Summary : Develops Pathfinder’s organizational strategy and framework for monitoring and evaluation , as well as related policies , guidelines and standard procedures . Leads the Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning department to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder’s MEL team . Supports the use data for making decisions and action . Liaises with MOHCDGEC , PORALG and other partners on Pathfinder’s MEL activities , including research .

  • Minimum Qualification : Masters
  • Experience Level : Executive level
  • Experience Length : 5 years

Job Description

Key Job Functions :

1 . MEL Framework , Planning and Implementation : Oversees the development and implementation of Pathfinder’s MEL strategy and related policies , guidelines and standard procedures for monitoring , evaluation and learning projects . Leads the department to develop effective MEL plans , design and implement MEL systems , provide quality assurance for MEL activities and data , and contribute MEL plans for project proposals (including development of illustrative indicators , targets , and baseline information).

2 . MEL Training and Tools : Oversees the development and implementation of MEL training and other MEL resources and tools for Pathfinder and partner staff , as appropriate

3 . Impact Studies : Directs or oversees the development of evaluations to assess the progress , effectiveness and impact of Pathfinder activities and oversees internal project evaluations . Identifies programmatic success , challenges and lessons learned and ensures appropriate flow of information to the organization’s leadership .

4 . Database Management and Analysis : Directs the development and management of project- and organization-wide indicators and databases , especially DHIS2 mobile –app based database .

5 . Brand Ambassador : Represents Pathfinder International in the government and professional circles through attendance and presentations at meetings and conferences .

6 . Reports : In collaboration with Directors , writes project status reports . Writes and prepares conference presentations and publications .

7 . Leadership and Management : Recruits , hires , develops and manages a small to medium-sized team of staff in the Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning department .

8 . Budget Management : Prepares and oversees the development and management of MEL activity budgets for inclusion in proposals and work plans .

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies :

  • Country Specific Public Health System : Deep knowledge of the country’s public health systems .
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services : Deep knowledge of FP and SRHR principles , practices and services of programs , including program strategies and indicators , and the latest professional developments in SRHR , including special challenges faced in Tanzania and beyond
  • Thought Leadership : Proven ability to link M&E , research , knowledge management , learning , documentation and information systems in providing country wide strategic direction for MEL .
  • Quality Assurance : Deep knowledge of quality improvement , assurance and audit principles and practices in SRHR
  • Proposal Development : Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal , resource mobilization
  • Research Methods : Mastery of knowledge and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods .
  • Data Collection Methods : Mastery of knowledge in data integrity and collection methods .
  • M-Health : Familiarity of M-Health and Digital health and experience of using mobile applications for data management and visibility
  • Program and Project Planning and Management : Deep skills in project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives , including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities .
  • Change Leadership : Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner .
  • Presentation Skills : Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups .
  • Community Relations : Mastery of skills in facilitating working relationships with key constituents , including government and partners .

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies

  • Software Applications : Advanced knowledge of MS Excel , PowerPoint , Word and Outlook .
  • Languages : Proven writing and speaking skills using English
  • Communication and Influencing Skills : Proven ability to influence others , including governments , donor agencies and local partners , through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills .
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health : Demonstrated commitment to family planning , reproductive health services , gender , maternal , child health services , and eradication of harmful traditional practices .
  • Self-Management and Teamwork : Ability to work independently or as a member of the team , ability to work with people from different cultures , ability to pay attention to details , and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment .
  • Matrix Management : Ability to thrive in a matrix-ed organization .
  • Confidentiality : Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters .

Minimally Required Education , Training and Experience :

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in demography , epidemiology , statistics , social sciences or a related field , or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies .
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/development and quality assurance .
  • 5 years’ management and supervision experience

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV , including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on November 8,2019 Applications should be addressed to the

Director for Human Resources and Administration ,

Pathfinder International , PO Box 77991 ,

Dar es Salaam

or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to vicent@ajiraleo.co.tz