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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Contract
  • Contract type: National employment contract
Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.Programme Summary
In May 2018 the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DGIS awarded SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) the Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa (CSA-EA – now known as the Climate Resilient Agribusinesses for Tomorrow (CRAFT)) project (Activity #4000000819) which is being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This five-year project is being implemented by SNV in partnership with Wageningen University (WU) and Wageningen Environmental Research (WEnR), CGIAR’s Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS), Agriterra, and Rabo Partnerships (RP). The project is expected to leverage at least €10 million in additional private sector investments. The consortium offers a strong platform to not only manage and coordinate a robust Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) project, but also provide targeted technical assistance, business facilitation, and research and knowledge management support. The consortium partners are also leveraging and creating synergies with existing programs as well as public and private sector partners in the three targeted countries, thereby creating the institutional environment for wide-scale adoption of CSA practices and technologies.

The overall project goal is to contribute to increased availability of accessible and climate resilient food for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This is being realized through the implementation of three strategic objectives, namely:
· Increased productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers;
· Improved business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth);
· Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares.

The key project interventions areas include:

· Climate risk analysis of major food value chains and identification of business opportunities in CSA;
· Business case development and climate smart investments support to the private sector, SMEs and cooperatives;
· Investment leveraging through facilitating access to finance;
· Policy influencing and operationalization of climate plans;
· Feedback on practical applicability of CSA technologies, models, and climate science;
· Knowledge sharing among countries and networks.

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Overview of the Position:
CRAFT is in its third year of implementation. With so much that has been done and captured with and through the private and public sector partnerships there is a need to intensify the level of effort in that regard to be able to tell a complete story. CRAFT therefore needs to continue monitoring progress, evaluate achievement and document lessons that informs continuous evidence-based learning. The project understands that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) should also inform and steer adaptations to technical strategies. Against this background, CRAFT is looking to recruit an experienced, self-driven, result oriented and committed monitoring, evaluation and learning professional to fill the available vacancy of ME&L Advisor.

Job Description

· The ME&L Advisor will be responsible for ensuring quality implementation of the ME&L plan and framework, and availability of and access to relevant M&E data, findings, and project learnings to project staff, SNV management, the donor, partners and other stakeholders. A large part of the work consists of obtaining high quality reliable data and ensuring that data entered in the monitoring information system is cleaned, validated and presented in an user friendly manner;
· Overall responsible for data quality management as collected by business champions;
· Conduct data verification and validation exercises of business cases data in collaboration with technical advisors and interns;
· Conduct baseline and annual survey training of enumerators, data collection data management and quality assurance during field work;
· Farmer Profiling, support new Business Champions in farmer profiling and ensure farmers are formally profiled using CRAFT farmer profiling/registration forms and corresponding clean details uploaded in the CRAFT MIS system;
· Conduct routine physical monitoring visits of BC activities to assess the quality of activity implementation, milestones and indicator results reported;
· Support the business champions with monitoring, evaluation and learning processes including recruitment and supervision of data interns, consultants, and other ME&L personnel;
· Take a lead in developing workplans, data aggregation and reporting as required by the donor;
· Support training of staff/partners in ME&L related trainings as determined from time to time;
· Manage a team of SNV M&E interns who are seconded to selected business champions;
· Leads the development and implementation of the internal and external knowledge development processes, including the sharing of critical lessons documented and disseminated and applied in the day-to-day implementation of interventions;
· Facilitate periodic project reviews and learning forums and ensure proper documentations of findings and learnings;
· Liaise with the technical staff, PMU ME&L personnel and SNV data aggregator (Omni-Tech) to develop appropriate or improve measurable results and progress milestones and methods for data collection;
· Work jointly with all relevant CRAFT and SNV staff;
· The ME&L Advisor will liaise on a regular basis with project management and partners on project progress, approach, and processes. S/he will participate in project management team meetings, staff meetings and other relevant project activities and events

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Qualifications
· A relevant academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, economics, quantitative economics, business administration. A master’s degree is an added advantage;
· Minimum of five years of experience of working with or in development projects in data collection, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, preferably in the agricultural sector;
· Ability and demonstrated experience of designing data collection and analysis tools for field application;
· Hands on experience in facilitating and/or training field-based partners in the use of monitoring and evaluation/data collection tools;
· Excellent communication (both written and oral), report writing and presentation skills;
· Good understanding of excel to perform data analyses;
· Experience working with online survey applications for data collection;
· Willingness to travel to all project locations.

Desired Skills and attitude:

· Analytical skills combined with a practical and pragmatic approach oriented towards lasting results;
· Strong interpersonal and influence skills and experience of working in a matrix organization;
· Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach;
· Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English and Kiswahili, including reporting and presentation skills.

Additional Information

Contract Type: National
Contract Duration: 1 year
Expected Start Date: January 2022
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

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Working at SNV:
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of Energy experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org.

How to Apply:
The vacancy is for internal and external candidates, the deadline for submission is 19th November 2021 and all applications should be through Smart Recruiters on the following link https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/SNV

Please submit your cover letter, most recent CV and include contacts of 3 references using the online portal.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Consultant to design software application for WASH monitoring
  • Shinyanga and Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Contract
  • Contract type: Consultancy contract
Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management. SNV have been over years collaborating with both public and private sectors to support families evacuate out of extremely poverty.

For more information on our operations in Tanzania and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org

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Project background
WASH SDG Programme aims to sustainably improve access to and use of sanitation services and improve hygiene behaviours in the coming five years (2017-2022). It is built on three core strategic objectives, namely (1) increasing demand for improved WASH facilities and practices, (2) improving the quality-of-service provision and by (3) improving governance of the sector. The programme aims to contribute to achieving access to safely managed sanitation and improved hygiene behaviours to 200,000 and 160,000 people respectively in peri-urban/urban areas of Shinyanga municipality and Arusha city.

The main objective of this consultancy is to design and produce software application (along with dashboard) that can improve the way specific WASH-related monitoring and analysis is carried out by local government authorities. The type of data to be collected relates to consumer awareness and practice on safe toilet emptying and throwing trash into bins; increased awareness and compliance with sanitation laws; and increased demand for improved sanitation facilities and services; and recording of information at public toilets and faecal sludge treatment plants. The application will be used by local government officials during their interactions with citizens residing in both Arusha and Shinyanga (Urban districts) and will include households, socially excluded groups, schools, health care facilities, sanitation service providers and feacal sludge treatment plant operators.

Methodology and scope of work
Design free and user-friendly software applications for monitoring, rating, analysing and reporting on sanitation and hygiene interventions. Specifically, the Consultant/Firm will undertake the following:
● Inception meeting with SNV to have understandings of the WASH SDG programme, interventions to be covered by the app and deliverables of the assignment.
● Design free software application which allows to install survey and rating with QR code forms on smartphones, collect data and submit data to the server for editing, analysis and reporting.
● Design an engaging and user-friendly dashboard to assist on monitoring and analysis of the collected data including ability to produce simple reports
● Prepare brief training guidelines and carry out training to the implementing partners and pre-test the use of the application and dashboard with partners in Arusha city and Shinyanga municipality.

Job Description
Deliverables

1. Develop a brief inception report (including updated workplan) presenting a list of different existing free applications/software suitable for data collection and monitoring, including their key features, advantages and limitations, to inform the selection of the most appropriate tools
2. Design a clear user-friendly application with different survey forms (based on information and questions agreed with SNV and partners)
3. Design a simple and clear associated dashboard for monitoring and analysing the data including ability to produce brief reports of the key data
4. Software application/dashboard successfully installed and tested on smartphones and computers for monitoring and rating purposes.
5. Develop brief training guidelines and info sheets to guide partners in Arusha city and Shinyanga municipality on use of the application and dashboard
6. Carry out practical training sessions with key stakeholders in both cities on the use of the application and dashboard

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Timeframe
The consultant is expected to start the assignment on 22nd November 2021. It is estimated that all the deliverables will be completed within a 3-month timeframe (up to 22nd February 2022). A workplan with deadlines for each deliverable within this timeframe will be agreed with the successful supplier.

Reporting and supervision

The consultant shall be supervised by the SNV Governance and BCC advisor of the WASH SDG Programme, with support from the WASH SDG Programme Manager for approvals.

SNV will provide the following to the Consultant/Firm
○ Guidance on the programme and feedback on deliverables
○ Detailed questions and info to use for application survey forms
○ Field logistics linked to training sessions

Submission of the expression of interest (EOI)
Interested consultants are requested to submit TECHNICAL and FINANCIAL proposal in two separate envelope or folder for electronic document.

A) Technical proposal with the following details (max. limit of pages: 10 pages):
1. Understanding of the assignment and its tasks.
2. Methodology and approach to be used.
3. Operational plan with clear timeline.
4. Sample of a piece of comparable, previous work completed by the consultant/firm within the last 12 months.
5. CV(s)

B) Financial proposal (in Tanzanian Shillings) with the following details
Consultancy fees submitted must be inclusive of all taxes- VAT inclusive (please note that under Tanzanian law, a Withholding Tax (WHT) of 5% for Tanzania nationals is deducted at source and paid directly to TRA). Include a detailed breakdown of days and fees per consultant, Per diem and communication if applicable for the consultant assigned to this consultancy.

Note: Operational costs related to training assignment (Transport, printing of materials, workshop materials and venue) shall be covered by SNV.

C) Past Performance – three references

Applicants must prove that they have enough experiences in assignments comparable with the work they are bidding for in terms of scope and complexity. Applicants must prove this experience using only and exactly three references for work they have done in the last 2 years.

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Applicants must provide written proof for each of the references giving at least the following data:
Name of the contracting company/donor, name of the person who managed the contract for the company/donor and email and telephone numbers for the contact who managed the contract.
Title of the project or contract or grant and / or the contract/grant number.
Time and place of execution for the work done.
Clear description of the services provided by the applicant (no more than one page).

D) Mandatory requirement – Copies of:
· Certificate of TIN for individual(s), and
· Valid Tax clearance, Copy of company/NGO registration certificate for a firm.
Failure to provide the document above will result in immediate elimination of the bidding process. 
Qualifications
1) A University degree in computer sciences, computer programming, IT or related fields.
2) Track record of software design and application development is a must
3) Ability to execute this task within the stipulated time without compromising quality.
4) Ability to understand and interpret project variables and success indicator factors.
5) Some knowledge of the Tanzanian government health sector management systems or WASH related issues (preferable)
6) Fluent in Kiswahili and English and having excellent writing skills in both languages.
7) Excellent facilitator or coach on IT software applications.

Additional Information
Selection criteria
I. Criteria

Maximum score
Past Performance – Quality and relevance of previous work conducted by the consultant. Based on references provided by the contracting companies, and a sample of a piece of comparable, previous work completed by the consultant within the last 12 months.
20 marks

Technical Proposal – demonstrating

1) a clear understanding of the assignment (methodology and approach to be used)
2) a viable and appropriate methodology, and
3) a realistic operational plan (including with proposed timeline)
45 marks

Experience of consultant – Qualifications and relevant experience of the key personnel (CVs)
35 marks

TOTAL
100 marks

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NOTES:
• Technical proposal are weighted at 70%.
• The minimum pass of technical criteria is 50
• Financial proposal are weighted at 30%

Please submit the EOI by email to Tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org by 17th November 2021 at EAT.
SNV will communicate only to the successful selected candidates.
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