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Nafasi ya Kazi Program Officer: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) - USAID, Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 3 July 2018


1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72062118B00012

2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 13, 2018


4. POSITION TITLE: Program Officer: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

5. MARKET VALUE: Ranging from $ 75,628 to $ 98,317 equivalent to GS – 13. Final
compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) Year with the possibility of extension.
Extension(s) will depend upon the availability of funds, continued need for the
requirement, contractor/employee performance and any future hiring freeze guidance.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania



1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The position will serve as the Program Officer focusing on Performance Management
Plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) integration in project and
activity designs, budget planning and management for program design and learning
funding, and organizational learning and adaptive programmatic management. The
Program Officer will oversee a monitoring, evaluation, and learning support (MEL)
contract with multiple long- and short-term staff, training events, and other activities.
The incumbent will supervise the Program Office's Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist and up to two contractor Integration and Learning Advisors. This position
provides support, backstopping, and coordination for the monitoring, implementation,
and evaluation of USAID/Tanzania development programs. S/he supports monitoring,
evaluation and learning efforts in the Mission and utilizes this information to inform
project designs and modifications as well as the achievement of the country
development strategy. The Program Officer will provide critical support to
documentation related to all annual reviews including, but not limited to, the
Development Objective Quarterly Reviews/Portfolio Reviews, the Performance Plan
and Report (annual results reporting), the Mission Resource Request (initial budget
plan), the Operational Plan (detailed current budget plan), the Congressional Budget
Justification, Congressional Bureau Notices, taskers, and requests for information.
S/he is expected to function with a moderate degree of independence and work closely
with the USAID/Tanzania technical and support staff.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

I. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (60% of time)
• Provide expert guidance and facilitation for MEL across the USAID/Tanzania
portfolio throughout the entire Program Cycle, ensuring practices flow from a
strategic vision
• Lead the staff in implementing and updating a strategic Collaboration,
Learning and Adapting Plan
• Facilitate the Mission’s MEL data analysis, data usage, and tracking of
dissemination to collaborative partners/stakeholders
• Advise and guide staff and implementing partners on the Agency requirements
and best practices for MEL planning and implementation
• Act as the Mission’s representative and liaise with other donors and
interagency colleagues on open data and quality MEL data collection, analysis
and use, including engaging with and serving on donor partnership subgroup(s)
related to data use
• Liaise with the National Bureau of Statistics and other relevant Government of
Tanzania institutions regarding data collection, availability, flows, analysis and
use as well as related capacity levels and needs
• Oversee implementation and updates to the Mission’s Performance
Management Plan
• Help ensure MEL data for USAID/Tanzania’s country development strategy
(from monitoring, evaluation, assessments, and context data sources) and USG
assistance strategy (Integrated Country Strategy) is available, accessible, and of
sufficient quality
• Plan for and capture the contributions of all activities toward achievement of
the development strategy Cross Cutting Intermediate Result on data-driven
decision making
• Develop and advise on the development of scopes of work for evaluations and
evaluations draft reports in accordance with Agency requirements and best
• Act as Alternate Contracting Officer’s Representative (manager) and oversee
planning and procurement for all cross cutting M&E contracts/procurements
• Directly supervise staff for the Program Office MEL team
• Prepare, maintain, and update mission orders pertaining to MEL development,
implementation and adaptation

II. Development Strategy and Adaptive Management (15% of time)
• Lead the Mission on the process, preparation, and presentation of the
annual strategic-level portfolio review of the country development strategy
• Lead USAID/Tanzania, and support the USG interagency, to analyze and
utilize information and apply it as appropriate to strategy adaptation
• Make relevant recommendations and finalize any relevant
updates/modifications to the development strategy related to the annual
• Lead the cross-office team on data-driven decision making (Cross-Cutting
Intermediate Result team), guiding the team in developing its work plans,
conducting and applying data analysis to adapt the development strategy
and implementation approaches, and instilling a culture of data-driven
decision making.
• Respond to questions, requests for information, briefers related to the
development strategy, USG assistance strategy, and its development
process, results and achievements
• Prepare, maintain, and update mission orders pertaining to strategy
development, implementation and adaptation

III. Project and Activity Implementation and Development (15% of time)
• Work with the Project Design Team Lead to guide new and modified
projects and activities to be evidence-based, sustainable, and appropriately
targeted to achieve critical results linked to the development strategy
• Work with the Project Design Team to align and integrate Project
Appraisal Documents and activity designs with the Mission’s Performance
Management Plan
• Coordinate and support the Project Design Team to incorporate program
monitoring, evaluation, and learning findings into ongoing and future
• Support the design process, including: review of Program Descriptions,
concepts, and Project Appraisal Document packages for completeness,
adequate analyses, efficiency of design methodology and logistics,
adequacy of technical design, and compliance with applicable Agency
regulations and policies
IV. Other Program Cycle Support (10% of time)
• Prepare annual budget estimates for monitoring, evaluation and learning
activities and support the Mission’s preparation and management of crosscutting
Program Design and Learning (PD&L) funds as well as MELrelated
Administrative and Oversight funds
• Participate in the creation and clearance of Mission-wide budget planning
and reporting functions: Mission Resource Request, Congressional Budget
Justification, Operational Plan, Country Bureau Narrative/Congressional
Notifications, and OPS Master PD&L tracking
• Participate in updating and managing USAID/Tanzania’s procurement
plans, reviewing and coordinating updates on procurements of all types,
and providing specific leadership on MEL-related procurements
• Support the Mission in gathering and reporting on program performance,
including results reporting for the Performance Plan and Report as well as
overall program information for regular reports, Development Objective
Quarterly Reviews, ad hoc information requests, takers, and Congressional
presentation material
• Serve as core member of the gender and youth project team
• Serve as the Program Office's Secretariat to one of the Development
Objective teams, including supporting the Development Objective team
with a full range of support throughout the Program Cycle

3. Supervisory Relationship
The incumbent will receive direction, work assignments, and supervision from the
Deputy Program Officer.

4. Supervisory Controls
The Program Officer supervises the Program Office’s M&E Specialist and up to two
contractor Integration and Learning Advisors.

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Resident Hire U.S. Citizens, Eligible Family
Members, or Off-Shore U.S. Citizens will be considered.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical

12. POINT OF CONTACT: Questions regarding this solicitation must be directed to
Hussein Tuwa, email: [email protected] Please DO NOT send applications to this
email address. For the mailbox to send applications, see section IV of this solicitation.

1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business, International Development,
Social Sciences, or a related field is required, or work experience equivalent.

2. Prior Work Experience: Two years of professional-level experience in international
development, government service, or social sciences setting including reporting,
activity or project design, activity management, monitoring, or evaluation.
Experience in providing customer service and/or training is highly desirable.

3. Knowledge: Demonstrated familiarity with monitoring and evaluation and
project/activity designs. Knowledge of U.S. Government procurement regulations
and programming policies, regulations, and procedures is highly desirable.

4. Abilities and Skills: This position requires strong organizational, analytical, and
interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
Google docs, Google sheets). He/she must be able to demonstrate excellent English
written and oral communication skills and be able to work independently and within a

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be evaluated based
on information presented in the application and reference checks. For purposes of this
solicitation, Offerors will be required to have the minimum qualifications expressed in
Section II and will be assessed based on the following factors:

1. Work Experience 40 points

2. Skills & Abilities 20 points

3. Knowledge 20 points

4. Education 10 points

5. Language Proficiency 10 points

6. Eligible Family Member Status 5 points1
USAID/Tanzania reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked offerors in
person or by phone or not to interview any candidate.
In order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the Minimum
Qualifications listed above. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel
evaluation of the Evaluation Factors. Please note that not all applicants will be
interviewed or contacted. USAID will not pay for any expenses associated with the
interviews unless expenses are pre authorized.
The applicant's references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her
past performance and abilities.
After the closing date for receipt of offers, a selection committee will be convened to
review offers and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Offers from
candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered or scored.
Reference checks will be made only for offerors considered as finalists. If an offeror
does not want USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be
stated in the offeror’s cover letter.

1. Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the following:

a. The offer form AID 302-3, “Offeror Information for Personal Services
Contracts,” available at

b. A current resume or curriculum vitae;
1 An eligible family member (EFM) resides at post on the assignment orders of a U.S.
Government employee. While possessing EFM status is not a requirement for this position, it is

c. A cover letter, not to exceed two pages, addressing how the applicant meets
the Required Qualifications and addresses the Evaluation Criteria and
Selection Factors outlined above;
d. Any other documents (certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned, etc.)
that address the qualification requirements of the position as listed above,
e. A list of three (3) to five (5) references with complete contact information,
including email addresses and telephone numbers.

2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3,
and submitted to USAID/Tanzania PSC Applications mailbox, at
[email protected]
3. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must
prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission.

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award,
the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and
submit the following forms:
1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
2. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions for National Security (SF-86), or
3. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)
4. Finger Print Card (FD-258)

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following
benefits and allowances:

(a) Employer's FICA Contribution
(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment
(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)
(e) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
(f) Annual and Sick Leave


NOTE: The following allowances only apply to OFF-SHORE Hire USPSC
Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations
(Government Civilians Foreign Areas)
(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)
(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)
(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)
(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)
(e) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)
(f) Education Allowance (Section 270)
(g) Education Travel (Section 280)
(h) Post Differential (Chapter 500)
(i) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State
Income taxes.
The base term of the contract will be for a period of one year, which may be extended
upon mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance and availability of
funds. This position has been classified as equivalent to a GS-13 position in the USG
Civil Service. The actual salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated
depending on qualifications and previous salary history.

No formal offer of employment can be made, and no contract can be signed, until
USAID/Tanzania has received medical and security clearances. The successful
applicant will be required to obtain and submit a certification from a licensed physician
that there are no physical or health impediments to working in Tanzania. A Facility
Access security clearance is also required for this position. The selected applicant will
be issued instructions on how to obtain the necessary clearance; a copy of the
USAID/SEC-approved clearance must be received by the Mission prior to signature of
a contract.
USAID/Tanzania reserves the right to withdraw an offer if the required clearances
cannot be obtained within a reasonable period of time.

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:
1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix D, “Direct USAID
Contracts with a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services
Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at
2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at
3. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an
individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of
Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S.
Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR
2635. See