M&E , Learning Team Lead at Abt

Job Description

Position : Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning Team Lead

Abt Associates , a mission-driven , global leader in research and program implementation in the field of international development , seeks a qualified Monitoring , Evaluation , and Learning (MEL) Team Lead for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening Plus Activity (PS3+). The goal of the anticipated project is to institutionalize the Government of Tanzania (GOT) public systems that are responsive to citizens’ needs for quality services at the local level , particularly for underserved populations . It includes three objectives/results areas : 1 . Improved evidence-based , inclusive planning and management at local levels; 2 . Strengthened local governance to promote citizen engagement and social accountability , and 3 . Increased efficiency in the collection and use of financial resources .

PS3+ will be a large , complex and integrated project working across all systems functions , levels of government , and public sectors prioritizing health , nutrition , social welfare , education , and agriculture . The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team Lead must balance technical and management capabilities , and have both general and applied M&E knowledge and skills .

The M&E Team Lead responsibilities can be categorized as lead and manage all aspects of project M&E function; provide substantial technical expertise to both project and government M&E activities; manage any operations research or results in analyses , ensure synergistic and positive relationships between M&E team and technical teams including on technical activities and training , and serve as a member of senior management team .

Specifically , the M&E Team Lead will have the following responsibilities :

  • Lead the development of a project results framework , indicators , and M&E systems and processes
  • Manage all aspects of the project M&E function including data collection , quality assurance , analysis , and reporting
  • Provide technical expertise to indicator specification and analysis for a complex project , and other key M&E technical tasks as required
  • Provide technical assistance to government partners to improve their M&E capacity , systems , and processes as part of institutionalization for sustainability
  • Manage project operations research or results analysis activities
  • Contribute technical input to simple and complex analyses of data in newly strengthened GOT systems
  • Ensure synergistic and positive relationships between the M&E team and technical teams
  • Contribute to leadership and management of project learning and training activities
  • Serve as a member of the senior management team .

Qualification requirements include the following :

  • Master’s Degree in statistics , mathematics , economics or another relevant field .
  • 10 years of experience in all aspects of M&E for complex systems strengthening or public management projects .
  • Demonstrated knowledge , skills , experience in a wide range of M&E technical tasks
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods .
  • Demonstrated experience managing M&E (strong organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results).
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required .
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills required .
  • Excellent interpersonal , teamwork , organizational and mentoring skills will be eligible for M&E , Learning Team Lead at Abt

Interested candidates for M&E , Learning Team Lead at Abt may send a CV to applications.jobs2019@gmail.com. Please include the title of the position (MEL Team Lead) in the subject line of the email . One email per position application . The deadline for applications is November 20th , 2019 . All positions are contingent upon program award and funding . Tanzanian nationals and women are encouraged to apply .

Only qualified candidates will be contacted .

To apply for this job email your details to applications.jobs2019@gmail.com