Friday, January 10, 2020

Jobs at Mendez England & Associates (ME&A) | USAID/Tanzania

  Nophsky       Friday, January 10, 2020
 
Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist (Two Positions)
USAID/TANZANIA DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
BACKGROUND Mendez England & Associates (ME&A) are implementing the USAID/Tanzania Data for Development Task Order that commenced in August 2017 and will continue through February 2022. The purpose of the Data for Development Task Order is to provide services that strengthen the production and analysis of high-quality data to enable USAID/Tanzania, its implementing partners, and strategic local partners, and the Government of Tanzania to make timely and evidence-based decisions to improve development outcomes in Tanzania.

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Scope of Work
The Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Specialist will lead and coordinate DQA exercises conducted by Data for Development. S/he will be responsible for coordinating the DQA process, supervising the Data for Development DQA team, and ensuring DQA reports meet high quality standards.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The DQA Specialist will work directly with the Performance Monitoring Advisor to provide technical assistance, support, and direction for the DQAs throughout Tanzania and will lead DQA Teams. The DQA Specialist will be based in Dar es Salaam at the Data for Development Offices. Starting date is as soon as possible.
• Assist in development of a DQA schedule with the Performance Monitoring Advisor and COP
• Revise DQA materials, instruments, and templates as needed
• Conduct DQA training to data collectors and partners
• Conduct site visits and data analysis
• Conducting key informant interviews with IP staff as necessary
• Develop and deliver in-briefings and de-briefings to IP staff and/or USAID CORs/AORs
• Drafting DQA reports based on findings and conclusions from DQAs that have been conducted.
• Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in rectifying all data quality assurance issues observed during DQA
• Performs other duties as directed and assigned by the supervisor
Qualification and Experience
• Master’s in health, social science, epidemiology, statistics or related field
• At least four (4) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with experience working in USAID-funded project in areas of Public Health, Governance, Economic Strengthening or Education
• Extensive demonstrated experience in supporting as well as participating in rigorous DQAs
• Extensive demonstrated experience in supporting trainings on M&E methodologies, DQAs, data collection and analysis, and findings dissemination including DQA findings;
• Demonstrated experience writing data quality assessment reports for USAID or other donors;
• Ability to write and present findings in English
• Experience in using GIS will be an added advantage
Application deadline is 17th January 2020.
COMPANY INFORMATION
ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Candidate’s interest will be submitted online at https://meandahq.isolvedhire.com/ with a copy of resume and a cover letter indicating the job title.
Application deadline is 17th January 2020.
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 Position: Lead Researcher

Position Type: Short Term

Position Location: Tanzania

Summary:
ME&A is recruiting a Lead Researcher for the USAID funded Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3) activity.  The purpose of this Evaluation is to examine the evolution over time of revenue and operational expenditure indicators of the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and/or health facilities, whether there have been changes in the time trends of revenues and expenditures at about the time of adoption of four public finance management information systems supported by the PS3 activity. The information systems are the Facility Financing and Reporting System (FFARS), PlanRep, Government of Tanzania Health Operations Monitoring Systems (GoTHOMIS), and Local Government Revenue Collection Information System (LGRCIS).

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The Lead Researcher will provide overall strategic oversight and analytical leadership to the evaluation. The research lead is expected to have the depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, professional reputation, management and interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the specific technical and managerial requirements of the scope of work.

Responsibilities:

Liaising with national governments to conduct economic analysis and develop strategies for strengthening project implementation;
Demonstrated expertise of multivariate analysis, economics, health economics and cost efficiency analysis;
Experience with feasibility, design and implementation of rigorous impact evaluations;
Leading research teams to analyze trends and quantitative comparisons among different variables;
Leading teams to produce research outputs for USAID;
Demonstrated expert interpersonal skills.
Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in economics, health economics or other equivalent subjects;
Ten (10) years’ research experience in economic analysis with at least five (5) of which must have been in a management capacity;
Fluent oral and written English skills



All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

Application deadline is 17th January 2020.

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Activity Research Manager  

Position: Activity Research Manager

Position Type: Short Term

Position Location: Tanzania

Summary:

ME&A is recruiting an Activity Research Manager for the USAID funded Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3) activity.  The purpose of this Evaluation is to examine the evolution over time of revenue and operational expenditure indicators of the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and/or health facilities, whether there have been changes in the time trends of revenues and expenditures at about the time of adoption of four public finance management information systems supported by the PS3 activity. The information systems are the Facility Financing and Reporting System (FFARS), PlanRep, Government of Tanzania Health Operations Monitoring Systems (GoTHOMIS), and Local Government Revenue Collection Information System (LGRCIS).


The Activity Research Manager will support the research lead to provide high quality data management and analysis for the evaluation. S/he should possess the technical expertise and experience, professional reputation, and written and oral English language communication and interpersonal skills to fulfill the diverse technical requirements of this position.

Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrated ability to network effectively and liaise with national, regional and local government officials;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with USAID and research stakeholders for effective coordination towards results;
  • Demonstrated expertise for data mining, cleaning, management and trend analysis of diverse datasets for economic analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with several partners to design and implement impact or outcome level evaluations for USAID;
  • Demonstrated expert interpersonal skills.
  Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in economics, or other equivalent subjects;
  • Ten (7) years’ experience in economic analysis with at least five (4) of which must have been in a lead technical capacity;
  • Fluent oral and written English skills.
All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

Application deadline is 17th January 2020.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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