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Deputy Chief Of Party

Application deadline 30. Jun
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Friday, 17:34
Application deadline
Business / Employer name
Company Industry
Job Level
Executive level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
7 years
Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the project's overall MEL efforts, including the design and oversight of a strong MEL plan and Performance Management Plan (PMP).
  • Design a system to measure the project outputs, outcomes and impact to facilitate a better understanding of which approaches are working, under which conditions and which activities need to be redefined or strengthened under each result;
  • Identify and train CRS and partner staff on appropriate nutrition, agriculture, and other relevant indicators in line with USAID, international, and national MEL standards.
  • Integrate data analysis, reflection and interpretation in ongoing project activities
  • Develop and refine quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments and maintain project information database.
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance process to maintain adequate quality control in all aspects of MEL from data collection to results' reporting.
  • Conduct supportive supervision visits to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators; and
  • Support and direct project team in assisting LGAs in strengthening nutrition data collection systems, analyses, and utilization of results for informing action; advise on implementation of accountability mechanisms.
  • Ensure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting in close collaboration with project staff.
  • Lead the documentation and reporting of assessments, lessons learned and best practices for dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in relevant MEL technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries and LGAs on project-linked MEL, as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and agency MEL requirements


  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in monitoring and evaluation, informatics, demographics, or related discipline.
  • At least seven years' experience in successfully developing and implementing MEL systems. Tanzania and/or East Africa experience preferred; USAID experience preferred.
  • Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Significant experience in providing field-based technical assistance about MEL and operations research in low resource countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems (including databases) that track performance as per the objectives of the project.
  • Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstrated analytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches.
  • Experience developing and delivering high-quality, on-time donor reports in accordance with cooperative agreement regulations.
  • Experience working with statistical databases (Stata, SAS, etc.) preferred, as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team.
  • Willing and able to travel 30% of time
  • Qualified Tanzanian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Agencyâ€wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. This position is contingent on the success of a project proposal and the availability of donor funding and approval.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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