Employment Opportunities in MBEYA at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Position: Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator-MEAL
Catholic Relief Services
Job Summary
The candidate will manage the projects MEAL activities in the design and implementation of the project(s) across Nutrition, Early Child Development (ECD), youth empowerment and WASH related programs. She/He will be responsible for supervising MEAL activities required for projects. She/he will work closely with the MEAL Manager, Project Managers/officers and partner staff to develop high quality monitoring systems and tools which address indicators set out in the project proposal. Your skills and knowledge in MEAL related will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. 

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Job Description

Department: Programs
Band: 8
Reports To: CP MEAL Manager
Country/Location: Tanzania / Mbeya
Job Type: Full-Time
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tanzania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and implements its programs through partnerships with the Government of Tanzania, International and local organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical support for quality MEAL system design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context, and technical requirements of the projects
  • Oversees and manages routine MEAL activities implementation at project-levels across nutrition, ECD, WASH, and youth empowerment programs.
  • Support implementation of program studies and evaluation, and use of findings to support adaptive management
  • Provides technical oversight for analysis of MEAL data, qualitative and quantitative.
  • Ensures quality of data and data management practices.
  • Integrates data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with ongoing project activities.
  • Ensures compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements.
  • Share learning and experiences in broader country program discussions.
  • Builds capacity of partners in MEAL
  • Plans and budgets appropriately for quality MEAL activities
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Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Social Science, or relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience relevant to job responsibilities in one of above programmatic sectors.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis experience and skills with proven ability to work with statistical software such as Advance excel, SPSS, STATA etc.
  • Demonstrated Experience with digital data collection, management and visualization software such as Commcare, ODK, Power Bi in GIS mapping software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, , and Outlook;

Personal Skills
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Travel Required (Willingness to travel30% or more to field locations)
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Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Program Managers/officer; Other finance and operational Staff, Regional Technical Advisor for MEAL, MEAL Community and Country Program Operations staff

External: CRS implementing partners, other NGOs, government departments, research institutions, universities, consultants
How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications to CRS Human Resources Manager at TZ_HR@crs.org by 17h00 EAT on 16 May 2020.

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Only submissions that meet the following criteria will be reviewed
- Subject line must read “MEAL Coordinator”
- CV must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 4 pages.
- Cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation. Cover letter must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 1 page.
Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.