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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nafasi za Kazi Technical Specialist / M&E Manager and Project Assistant / Pemba Zonal Coordinator, Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

Career Opportunities: - VectorLink Tanzania (56872)
Req Id 56872 - Posted 07/03/2018 - Tanzania,

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Pemba Zonal Coordinator to support the International Development Division's VectorLink project in Tanzania. Under supervision of the Tanzania Operations Manager, the Pemba Zonal Coordinator will focus on programmatic and management oversight for all aspects of the project’s spray operations in a given geographical area, including campaign planning, technical assistance and training, logistical and operational support and supervision, and activity tracking and reporting. S/he will coordinate closely with local government counterparts, and oversee the activities of project field staff and seasonal spray teams.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Supports robust IRS campaign planning efforts at district level, including quantification of insecticides and equipment needs; identification and recruitment of spray teams; logistical planning for IRS distribution and transportation; insecticide and equipment storage, security, and environmental safety; and coordination with district level MOH counterparts
• Responsible for implementing capacity building initiatives in the assigned territory
• Organizes and coordinates micro-planning efforts, including the final micro-planning meeting
• Prepares Spray Calendars for all operation sites
• Supervises the recruitment and training of the different categories of spray personnel
• Responsible for supervising and monitoring spray activities in assigned areas
o Ensuring that correct spray techniques are applied
o Ensuring quality and accuracy of primary data
o Ensuring data forms are promptly and safely delivered to data centers
o Ensuring that supervision and monitoring tools are used as required
• Supervises community mobilization before and during spray campaigns
• Supervises Operation Site Supervisors and the other seasonal spray campaign supervisors
• Participates in post-spray reverse logistics of spray commodities and equipment
• Achieves operations-related Monitoring & Evaluation and Quality Control indicators of the project in the assigned districts
• The position is based in the spray implementation areas, and requires frequent travel to field sites to support sub-district level operations and activities

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
• Bachelors Degree in a relevant health sector field, such as Public Health, Community Health, Entomology, or Environmental Health
• At least 4 or more years of relevant professional work experience with significant amounts of experience directly in Vector Control and IRS Operations
• In-depth knowledge of regulatory and operational aspects of insecticide use and management
• Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision
• Strong management and planning skills of project tasks
• Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills
• Experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable
• English language fluency

Minimum Qualifications
• ( 4+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.



Career Opportunities: Technical Specialist / M&E Manager - VectorLink Tanzania (56696)
Req Id 56696 - Posted 06/27/2018 - Tanzania,

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager focuses on surveillance and information management, monitoring programmatic IRS delivery, and evaluating associated epidemiological, entomological, and environmental impact in targeted communities.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Lead the needs assessments and baseline surveys/data collection process prior to IRS campaigns.
• Lead establishment of routine M&E systems to support tracking of IRS program activities, progress, and performance.
• Improve programmatic monitoring efforts through managing the data collection of routine spray activities from district-based spray teams and reporting the data for internal and client use.
• Design, review and test M&E tools for reporting formats and data collection. These can include mobile-based tools, digitally-enumerated satellite images or atlases, and other innovations to data collection, data quality, data entry, and data reporting.
• Ensure appropriate skills are developed and maintained with the national and district IRS staff through focused trainings for continued maintenance of the established M&E tracking systems. This includes training temporary field VC staff on appropriate methods of data collection, entry, reporting, and quality.
• Track and report data on all project indicators to the Abt Home Office, local clients and PMI/Washington. This includes regular updating of the project’s official Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
• Prepare monitoring and evaluation plans, including defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other project documents.
• Conduct periodic internal Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and prepare the project for possible external DQAs Audits to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.
• The position requires frequent travel to VC implementing districts and field sites for routine monitoring, program supervision, and support and frequent communication with site and home office staff to report on VC campaign progress.
• Oversee epidemiological periodic data collection and analyses, in conjunction with the national government and TO1 VC partners.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
• Masters Degree in a relevant health sector field, such as Environmental Health, Public Health, Community Health, Health Information Systems, or Health Economics.
• At least six (6) years of relevant experience in program monitoring and evaluation and in research, with previous IRS or other malaria program experience desirable.
• Experience in MS Access, GIS applications;, GPS measurement data collection, the DHIS2 platform, and/or Tableau desirable.
• Experience with mobile platforms (ODK, CommCare, KoboCollect, EpiInfo, Fulcrum, etc.), mobile data collection, and/or GIS satellite imagery are highly desirable.
• Experience and familiarity with PMI program monitoring and evaluation, and performance monitoring.
• Strong analytic and quantitative database management skills, budgeting and report writing.
• English language fluency.

Minimum Qualification
• (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.