Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania
Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA-Tz) is an international
non-profit association headquartered in Musoma, Tanzania. It is
affiliated with the US non-profit, Global Resource Alliance (GRA).
GRA-Tz promotes natural, holistic and sustainable solutions to the
challenges of poverty, malnutrition, disease and environmental
degradation in the Mara Region of Tanzania. Our activities are growing
and the organization is looking for an monitoring & evaluation
(M&E) coordinator to strengthen its Tanzanian team, and coordinate
data collection and processing for an upcoming, multi-year forest
landscape restoration project in Butiama District.
Tanzanian Forestry Program
GRA-Tz has been active since 2011, in partnership with the Belgian NGO, WeForest, distributing over 2 million trees to government schools and local communities in the Mara Region. To this end, it operates two tree nurseries, one in Butiama and one in Utegi currently producing a total of around 800,000 seedlings annually.
GRA-Tz, in partnership with WeForest, is planning to implement a four + four -year initiative (two phases) called ‘the Butiama Hillside Forest Restoration Project, re-greening the surrounding landscape starting’ in 2023. The organization is promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) best practices, creating a movement and engaging the local communities and authorities to act responsibly.
The forest restoration project is focusing on nurturing back forest on the hillsides of Mwikoro, Kigori, Busegwe and Singu villages in Butiama District and increasing the tree components in the wider landscape. The total area of intervention is 1,921 ha of hillsides for the first 4 years of which 1,475 ha falls within the boundaries of the Mwikoro, Kigori, Busegwe and Singu villages. Forest restoration will be achieved by assisted natural regeneration and the introduction of woodlots and agroforestry systems to improve the livelihoods of the local population. The program will also involve the creation of community forests on the hillsides with a legal status and improve the water catchment to help restore dried up water springs.
GRA -Tz implements the project through the management of tree nurseries, agroforestry, project coordination, community forest management of the hillsides and monitoring. WeForest is the main donor for the project and provides guidance and technical support on project interventions.
The role of the M&E Coordinator will be to:
- Conduct a thorough revision of the M&E framework and logframe
- Implement improvements to all tools and processes within the M&E program
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative biophysical and socio-economic surveys with beneficiaries and potential beneficiary communities
- Collect and analyze data using digital data collection tools and statistical applications
- Provide regular detailed progress reports to the GRA-TZ director, GRA-USA and WeForest
- Prepare the M&E budget
- Produce quality deliverables on time to ensure they meet milestones per their scope, timeline, and budget
- Assist as needed in developing grant applications
- Assist project manager in other tasks as needed
Terms & Conditions
Contract type: Renewable contract initially for 1 (one) year
Start date: Ideally beginning of March 2023
Position: Full-time contract, based in Butiama or Musoma
Hours of Work: Full-time, working a minimum of 8 hours per day. Hours will however vary depending on project needs and flexibility is essential.
Reporting line: M&E Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and report to him and the GRA-TZ country director.
Package: Competitive package for a small NGO, with remuneration based on experience
Expected deliverables and respective timelines will be agreed upon during the first month on board
- Focused, disciplined and determined
- Structured and analytic mindset
- Innovative and collaborative
- Patient and flexible, particularly in cross-cultural environments
- Good interpersonal skills
- Willingness to keep flexible work hours
- Belief in GRA’s mission and vision
Qualifications and other requirements:
- A Master degree, or equivalent experience, in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Ecology, Bio-engineering, Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods, Statistics, Remote sensing or other relevant field
- A minimum of 3 years’ M&E experience working in relevant sector with smallholder farmers in Tanzania
- Experience in developing logical frameworks (logframes), work plans, clear indicators, milestones and targets
- Experience with biophysical data collection (e.g. forest structure & vegetation assessments) and socio-economic data collection (e.g. household surveys)
- Experience with digital data collections tools (e.g. KoboCollect, GIS Cloud)
- Computer literate and proficient in use of Windows Office (especially Excel & Word) Experience in handling and manipulating spatial data & GIS software (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS)
- Demonstrable skills in coordinating, training, reporting and communicating
- Experience with (statistical) data analysis methods and software (e.g. SPSS, R) is a plus
- Fluent in English and Swahili (both speaking and writing). This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities, local and international partners, including technical and nontechnical colleagues.
- In possession of a driving license, experience with driving motorbikes and other vehicles is considered a plus
- Flexible in terms of traveling and living conditions
- Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting and presentation skills.
All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number, e-mail address, and should be send to GRA-TZ director to the below e-mail address:
Send by e-mail to: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Deadline 31 January, 2023.