RTI International is seeking two Surveillance and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Advisors candidates, for the locations of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar, for an USAID-funded malaria surveillance and monitoring project in Tanzania.
The purpose of this project is to -in collaboration with Tanzania’s national malaria control programs, in-country stakeholders and the U.S. Presidents Malaria Initiative -- strengthen surveillance and vector control efforts in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, in alignment with respective malaria national strategic plans and USAID priorities.
The Surveillance and M&E Advisor will be responsible for the leading and supporting surveillance, M&E and research activities in this program.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Supports Surveillance & MERLA Director in management and implementation of project’s support to NMCP / ZAMEP for routine malaria surveillance, as well as state-of-the art analysis of malaria surveillance and monitoring data.
- Collects HMIS/DHIS 2 data, analyzes, interprets and reports on performance indicators nationally, regions and districts.
- Supports implementation of project’s MERLA approach, specifically with regards to mainland Tanzania
- Leads the project’s M&E systems, including developing and managing the project’s relevant performance indicators, baselines, and annual targets, as well as ensures compliance to USAID and PMI requirements.
- Engages continuously with NMCP / ZAMEP on malaria surveillance and monitoring, through supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching and participation in relevant technical working groups.
- Supports development of project’s research agenda and leads selected research activities.
- Supervises the collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by other team members and project counterparts, preparing data tabulations, reports, and presentations to support project activities.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.
- Regularly reviews and updates the project’s M&E plan.
- Supervises a team of epidemiologists, data scientists and M&E specialists.
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics,
- psychology or a related field.
- Six (6) years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research related to large-scale
- health development programs.
- Experience and knowledge of USAID and M&E reporting indicators and procedures
- Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and
- Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation
- Demonstrated experience and familiarity with disease surveillance approaches, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E systems in Tanzania.
- Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of surveillance, M&E and research staff in a decentralized setting
- Demonstrated track record in disseminating programmatic and research outcomes and findings at national and international conferences, as well as in the published literature
- Must have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English (tested FSI R4/S4). Fluency in Kiswahili will be a significant asset.
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications.
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Tanzania.
Please send your CV to recruitGH@rti.org. PLEASE Write on the Subject line of your email: Surveillance and M&E Advisor.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.