Care International Jobs | Project Officer (MEEL)
CARE Tanzania is implementing a four years’ project in Mkinga District –Tanga (Innovating the Cashew Value Chain Project-DMDP) with the overall development objective of accelerating inclusive and sustainable locally driven economic growth in the Tanzanian cashew value chain through local processing, collective investment and green value addition. The Project Officer- MEEL will be responsible to provide support to the project team in planning, monitoring, learning and reporting of project activities
PROJECT OFFICER-MONITORING, EVALUATION, EVIDENCE AND LEARNING
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.
CARE Tanzania is implementing a four years’ project in Mkinga District –Tanga (Innovating the Cashew Value Chain Project-DMDP) with the overall development objective of accelerating inclusive and sustainable locally driven economic growth in the Tanzanian cashew value chain through local processing, collective investment and green value addition. CARE and Out-Growers will work together, alongside cashew smallholders and DUGA AMCOS (the Mkinga cashew cooperative), to addressing all related supply and demand side barriers, and coach the value chain into fruition. Establishment of sustainable, accountable and user-owned value chain, that continues to strengthen and grow long beyond CARE’s exit is one of the major expectation of DMDP project. The development outcome of this project is to see farmers enjoying an inclusive, green, profitable and sustainable value chain through improved farm productivity, and green and climate safe farming production while the commercial objective is that farmers and Out-Growers Company Limited benefit from equitable and transparent co-ownership of a commercially viable local processing and enabled local and international market system
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit dynamic qualified Tanzanians for a new project to be implemented in Mkinga district and all positions to be based in Tanga.
The Project Officer- MEEL will be responsible to provide support to the project team in planning, monitoring, learning and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for developing, testing, training and implementing a variety of data collection and management approaches, including through mobile data collection tools. S/he will support and ensure that DMDP technical staff, partners, community beneficiaries and other stakeholders provide timely, accurate and reliable qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to the project. S/he will review, verify, compile and analyze DMDP project results for adaptive management, lessons learned, success stories, donor reports and other communications materials. Works closely with the CARE Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and project staff to design a M&E plan and ensure accurate and reliable data collection through appropriate tools and database management. The position will report directly to the Project Team Leader
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Bachelor’s from a recognized university in Project Planning and Management, Agri-business Economics, Statistics, Environmental/social, Development Studies, Natural resources management or similar field, good experience in data collection, analysis and reporting are fundamental. Has at least 3-5 years’ experience in data collection, data entry management, data quality assurance review and verification, data analysis and good report writing skills. The incumbent will have previous working experience in project monitoring and evaluation, ideally for non-governmental organizations engaged in Agriculture and/or development activities.
SUCCESS FACTORS FOR THE POSITION
- Must be innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
- Knowledge of livelihood and/or food security programming
- Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles.
- An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.
COMPETENCIES FOR BOTH POSITIONS
Planning and Organizing; Initiating Action; Communicating with Impact; Strengthening Partnership; Stress Management; Adaptability; Contribute to Team Success; Facilitating Change; Adaptability and Stress Tolerance.
Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB 19th August 2021 at 17:00 hours.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable people from abuse.