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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Opportunities at UNDP Tanzania, 2021

Monitoring &Evaluation Analyst
Title Monitoring &Evaluation Analyst
Job ID 38118
Practice Area – Job Family Environment and Energy – MONITORING AND EVALUATION, Management
Duty Station Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience I-Master’s Level Degree – 7 year(s) experience
Languages Required: English, Desired: Swahili
Grade NB4
Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type External
Bureau Africa
Contract Duration Initially for one year with possible extension

note that Effective 15 June 2021, the Service Contract modality is
converted to National Personnel Services Agreement (NPSA) that the
person selected for this position will be offered a contract with UNDP
under its National Personnel Services Agreement (N-PSA) modality; the
UNDP Service Contract modality is phasing out over the coming year.
(NPSA 9)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
(MNRT)is implementing a project named “Combating poaching and the
illegal wildlife trade in Tanzania through an integrated approach” with
funds from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through UNDP in efforts
to combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in Tanzania. This
project, which forms part of the GEF-financed, World Bank-led Global
Wildlife Program has as its main objective to support Tanzania in
enhancing capacity for biodiversity conservation at the national and
local levels. Component 1 of the project is focusing on supporting the
Government in enhancing legislative and policy frameworks as well as its
national wildlife crime monitoring system. One of the outcomes under
this component is related to the implementation of the NSCPIWT to
promote the value of wildlife and biodiversity for Tanzania’s national
development and to combat IWT through a coordinated approach. Component 2
of the project will focus at the landscape level, by strengthening the
capacity of Tasking and Coordination Groups (TCGs), in improving
multi-institutional collaboration, and increasing their level of
cooperation with local communities, business, and NGOs in targeted
ecosystems. Component 3 facilitates increased involvement of local
communities in wildlife enforcement and monitoring activities and
addresses the need for enhanced sustainable livelihood opportunities to
reduce dependency on vulnerable habitats and wildlife within the
Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem of southern Tanzania. Component 4 focuses on
gender mainstreaming, supported by strong knowledge management,
communication, and Monitoring & Evaluation. (Project Document will
be availed for more details on the project). The project will run for a
period of 6 years effectively from July 2020 to December 2025.

The MNRT through UNDP wishes to engage the services of a Monitoring
& Evaluation Specialist who will assume the overall responsibility
and accountability for monitoring, evaluation, performance management
and results reporting activities for the project. The M&E Specialist
will form part of the Project Management Unit (PMU) at MNRT and will
work in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator/Manager,
Project Officer, Finance and Administration Officer, Technical Advisor
(TA), as well as liaise closely with relevant staff at UNDP CO.



Duties and Responsibilities
The specialist will execute a dual but strongly inter-related function.
He/she will be responsible for implementing the M&E plan of the
project, developing relevant M&E tracking systems for the project,
and supporting all project staff and partners in monitoring progress on
project implementation. He/she particularly focuses on the documentation
of lessons learnt and the appropriate communication of project results
and learning. The M&E and Communications Specialist reports to the
Project Manager

Specialist will provide M&E expertise in
the development and implementation of the M&E Plan for the project,
assist in building the capacities of project staff and cooperating
institutions and agencies to ensure that data quality standards are
monitored, met and reported on a timely manner as per project Results
Framework. This includes ensuring collection, analysis and reporting on
sex-disaggregated and gender-responsive data. The M&E Specialist
will lead in identifying M&E technical needs of the project and make
appropriate recommendations to MNRT/UNDP and relevant agencies
cooperating with the project including the Global Wildlife Programme
that ensures all planned outcomes and outputs are achieved, tracked, and
reported. Lessons learned need to be captured, documented and
disseminated broadly.

The M&E Specialist will provide
technical input to the implementation of activities with socio-economic
bearing to achieve project outputs, and outcomes. Particularly, the
M&E specialist shall ensure that all innovative activities are based
on good socio-economic models and can be quantifiable to show the
anticipated changes. The results of the project outputs and outcomes
shall be captured, documented, and disseminated in technical reports and
publications. Working with the Project TA, and technical officers
mainly from conservation agencies (TANAPA , TAWA , NCAA , TFS ).

Institutional Arrangement;

Under the guidance of the MNRT and the Project Management Unit in
consultation with UNDP, the M&E Specialist will be part of the
Project Management Unit (PMU). The M&E specialist will report to the
Director of Wildlife through the Project Coordinator as well as to UNDP
country office for all project’s substantive M&E related issues.
S(he) shall from time to time report to the Regional Coordination Unit
based in Addis, particularly during the project reporting to the GEF.
At the UNDP Country Office level, the M&E Specialist will report
directly to the Head of Programme through the Programme Specialist
responsible for Environment, Climate Change and Resilience Pillar.


  • Job Knowledge & Technical Expertise in M&E
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness

Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Academic Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Socio-economic or Social Sciences with
    M&E related experience in the field of environment and natural
    resources management. Additional qualifications in Rural Development,
    Business Management, or related studies are desirable
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Minimum years of relevant Work experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of post-graduate professional experience in
    M&E related experience in the field of environment and natural
    resources management or related sciences preferably in Tanzania
    including the following:
  • Extensive knowledge of monitoring and
    evaluation methodologies i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data
    collection, processing and analysis.
  • A strong background in
    environment and natural resources and having managed projects wherein
    systematic input, output and process data were collected and used to
    guide reporting of results
  • Knowledge of sampling techniques and questionnaire design
  • Solid experience in gender mainstreaming and collection, analysis and reporting on sex-disaggregated and gender-responsive data
  • Substantive knowledge of UNDP/GEF programming tools for planning,
    monitoring including general knowledge of the UNDP Practice Areas,
    particularly Environment & climate change would be an advantage
  • Experience in designing and implementing M&E plans and trainings
  • Experience in working with and maintaining good relations with
    government counterparts and programme beneficiaries (e.g. development
    partners, CSOs and private sector representatives).

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at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and
educational requirements.

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Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 05/07/2021

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