Performance Monitoring Advisor

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Performance Monitoring Advisor - Tanzania

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Company profile:

SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We are a US-registered, veteran-owned small business with staff support offices in Nairobi, Bangkok, and Mauritius. SoCha currently supports multiple foreign assistance interventions across Asia and Africa.


SoCha, LLC is preparing a response to the USAID/Tanzania Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity. The purpose of the Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation activity is to provide technical and advisory services to USAID/Tanzania to meet its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning requirements by 1) strengthening the ability of USAID Agreement and Contracting Officer’s Representatives (AOR/CORs) to perform proper oversight of USAID-funded activities; 2) strengthening USAID and IP capacity and commitment to apply evidence for activity design, implementation, and adaptation; 3) strengthening USAID, IP, and government of Tanzania monitoring systems and processes; and 4) enhancing the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation organizations.

To support the associated MEL services on this activity, SoCha seeks a full-time, qualified Performance Monitoring Advisor.

**Suitably skilled Tanzanian citizens and residents are encouraged to apply.**

Scope of Work:

Illustrative Functions of the Position Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Performance Monitoring Advisor will:

  • Be responsible for leading and managing the technical work related to performance monitoring, analysis, and capacity building under this contract.
  • Lead/oversee the engagement of implementing partners and the support to them in data analysis and presentation of the data and findings to USAID.
  • Strengthen the capacity of USAID/Tanzania staff to conduct Data Quality Assessments (DQA), in line with ADS 201.
  • Lead coordination efforts amongst USAID and IP staff to undertake up to 40 indicator DQAs a year.
  • Lead/oversee support of the development of Activity-level MEL Plans (particularly by new and/or local IPs), and associated Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
  • Organize and supervise the day-to-day programmatic activities, including the Third Party Monitoring, Evaluations and Assessments, Data Quality Assessments, and other activities as requested by USAID, such as IP meetings.

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • An advanced degree in international development, public administration, organizational development or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in international development, as well as in the drafting, review, and updating key performance management documents: PMP, Performance Plan and Report, quarterly data reviews, and portfolio review documents.
  • At least five (5) years of experience successfully managing teams with a focus on producing high-quality deliverables.
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation abilities.
  • Prior experience working with USAID (including on USAID-funded work) and strong knowledge of regulations related to monitoring.
  • Experience with USAID’s program cycle, CLA (collaborating, learning, and adapting) approach or knowledge management preferred.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with some in-country travel.

How to Apply

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Applications close 21 August 2022. Promising candidates may be selected before this deadline.

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