Global Communities is global development organization that has grown to reach over 35 countries per year.
Location: To be determined, Tanzania
Reports to: Chief of Party
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of early or mid-2023.
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Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance,
sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance
equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the
forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering
with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector
to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable
global community. We work with government, non-government, private
sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster
accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices
heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Communities is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Director for the anticipated USAID Tanzania Regional Multi-Sectoral
Nutrition Activity. This five-year $35-40M million program will
strengthen the health and food market systems that promote adoption of
optimal nutrition-related behaviors across a range of stakeholders in
targeted regions in Tanzania. This purpose will be achieved by a)
increasing the coverage of quality nutrition services at health
facilities and community; b) improving consumption of safe, nutritious
foods; and c) increasing capacity of councils to utilize data, plan,
budget, and deliver quality nutrition services.
The MEL Director
will lead the design and oversight of the project MEL activities are
integrated throughout the project. We are looking for passionate,
dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of
expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people
the project’s MEL plan, developing systems, strategies, and tools for
the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and
reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements and project needs.
Contribute to project deliverables, including annual workplans, and
quarterly and annual reporting, undertake periodic reviews of program
and/or country M&E systems and lead design of M&E system
strengthening actions and oversee the dissemination of information on
approaches, lessons learned, etc.
- Design and lead the regular
review and updating of the CLA Framework and Plan for the project, in
close collaboration with the COP, Technical Leads, partners, and
- Design, roll-out and continually
improve CLA-related processes and tools to support effective project
implementation and collaboration, learning and adaptation in relation to
the program. This includes strengthening CLA within local government
systems and building capacity of government, partners, and other
stakeholders in institutionalizing CLA processes for strengthening
nutrition services and outcomes.
- Work closely with project
leadership to integrate CLA activities into the project workplan,
M&E system, and into job descriptions and individual performance
- Creates and disseminates evidence-based learning products
Guide and facilitate collaboration with/across key stakeholders to
regularly identify and capture lessons learned from program activities.
Facilitate the documentation and dissemination of learning through
- Responsible for effective written reports and oral presentations on the program.
- Represent Global Communities and overall program interests as necessary and appropriate.
Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and
external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors,
suppliers, and partners.
- Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (statistics, research
methods, international development, public health, nutrition, life
sciences, or related field) with a minimum of 8 years of experience in
Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation and/or Collaboration, Learning and
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to
international development, public health, nutrition, life sciences, or
related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Monitoring,
Learning, and Evaluation and/or Collaboration, Learning, Adaption.
Two to three (2-3) years of MEL or CLA experience supporting a
multisectoral project addressing nutrition, health systems, food systems
(agriculture or markets), or governance.
- Experience in Africa, with preference for recent work in Tanzania.
Proven experience in a MEL or CLA leadership position in similarly
sized, international donor-supported programs. International NGO or
for-profit contractor experience is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge/experience with USAID contract rules and regulations strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to articulate multisectoral technical information
clearly and effectively and adjust indicator selection and targets as
part of adaptive programming.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills required.
Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working
relationships with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO
partners, and international donor agencies.
- Management/supervisory experience is required.
Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners
and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is desired.
Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to
fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the
agreement is desired.
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Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
Must be able to use both languages fluently and accurately and be able
to read all styles and forms on all levels pertinent to professional
A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all
sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that
respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.