2 Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Associates at Farm Africa
Dodoma, Manyara, Singida
Duty Station: Babati/Singida/Dodoma
Duration: All positions are full-time, fixed-term contract
Salary: Attractive salary & benefit package
Farm Africa is a leading international NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement in Tanzania and across Eastern Africa.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Associate is a technical post responsible for ensuring
consistent and high quality data collection, and for use and reporting of results across the project. The
post holder will ensure the project develop and implement appropriate MEL plans, based on robust
logical frameworks, and adhering to Farm Africa’s core standards and approaches.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate and facilitate the development and use of appropriate MEL systems and plans for
the project, and provide technical guidance and leadership to the programme PM/PCs in
Take responsibility for ensuring the programme’s MEL systems are fully compliant with the
donor and Farm Africa’s requirements for reporting results. Ensure project teams are familiar
with these requirements.
At start-up, work with field teams, PM and PCs to ensure that the indicators and targets are
SMART, and the methods for collection and analysis are clearly understood and will fulfil
reporting requirements at all levels.
Support PM/PC to ensure that MEL activities are scheduled into the work plan at times that
are appropriate to achieving the highest quality data.
Liaise with the PC/PM to adequately budget for and utilise resources to undertake MEL
Identify learning questions and plan for data collection to inform them.
Coordinate and implement baseline surveys and evaluation exercises.
Build capacity of field staff and local partner staff on data collection, management, analysis
and results-based monitoring principles and ensure understanding of Farm Africa’s core
standards and approaches.
Work to ensure project team are able to disaggregate data by gender and age, where
appropriate, by devising and disseminating simple data collection methods.
Provide a ‘quality assurance’ function to ensure that data reported by all projects is relevant,
accurate and verifiable.
Undertake regular monitoring and assist the PM/PC and team at field level to ensure that
project MEL activities are achieved as planned.
Ensure the project’s log-frame and data collection plans are regularly reviewed and refreshed,
and the project is collecting the breadth of indicators required at a frequency and timing in
line with reporting purposes.
Support the PM/PC that the project is keeping to its MEL plan. This involves organising and
conducting MEL activities regularly and on time. Activities will include a mix of qualitative and
quantitative approaches, including, but not limited to: Household surveys, KIIs, FGDs,
community feedback sessions, SME records’ reviews, etc.
Work closely with relevant staff and other project partners to ensure regular data collection,
analysis and reporting.
Lead on appropriate cleaning, storage, analysis and reporting of all data, including developing
case studies and collating photos.
Support to the PM/PC for adaptive management to ensure data reported by all projects is
used for programme management and decision making.
Participate in project quarterly review meetings. Participate and help facilitate biannual
Project Performance Review (PPR) workshops.
More information about the roles can be found in the MEL Associate DOWNLOAD THE FULL ADVERT .
How to Apply:
If you believe you have the skills and experience required for any of the above positions, please submit a CV (maximum 3 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) that explains how you meet the job requirements and your preferred duty station, to [email protected] by 11:59 pm (EAT) on Monday, 31th of October 2022.
Farm Africa is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
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