Social Impact Environmental Conservation Specialist /Tuhifadhi Maliasili Mid-term Evaluation Jobs in Tanzania

Social Impact Environmental Conservation Specialist /Tuhifadhi Maliasili Mid-term Evaluation Jobs in Tanzania

Background of Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity

The overall 5-year goal of Tuhifadhi Maliasili is addressing dynamics that hinder habitat connectivity and the long-term persistence of biodiversity in Tanzania. This Activity incorporates a series of interventions that support and strengthen government and civil society capacity for biodiversity conservation in a manner that:

  • Builds the capacity of the public sector and civil society.

  • Increases private sector engagement in conservation and natural resource management (NRM); and

  • Strengthens the policy and regulatory framework for conservation and NRM.

    These interventions together are expected to reduce threats to biodiversity in Tanzania while moving Tanzanian institutions further on their Journey to Self-reliance. The Activity focuses on seven selected wildlife corridors in Tanzania: 1) Kwakuchinja, 2) Amani-Nilo, 3) Nyerere Udzungwa-Selous, 4) Kigosi Moyowosi – Burigi Chato, 5) Mahale – Katavi, 6) Ruaha Rungwa – Inyonga, and 7) Ruaha Rungwa – Katavi1.

    Position Description:

    Social Impact is seeking an Environmental Conservation Specialist with strong experience in conducting evaluations using Qualitative methodology to support a team of evaluators to conduct this mid-term evaluation alongside the Team Leader and other ET members. This is a consulting position with an estimated start date of December 2023.

    The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Specialist will be 52 days with expected travel of up to 21 days in Tanzania. The Specialist will report directly to the evaluation Team Leader.


    The Environmental Conservation Specialist will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the technical support including supporting the development of the assessment’s methodology, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and writing the draft and final reports. The specialist will provide key support to the evaluation in completing the following duties alongside the TL and other ET members:

  • Document key Tuhifadhi Maliasili interventions and results through a comprehensive desk review and contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan.

  • Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and reports. In particular, play a key role in the development and analysis of qualitative data collection tools and resulting data.

  • Participate in scheduling and interviewing key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

  • Provide technical support in the area of qualitative data collection methodology and data management.

  • Travel within selected regions and conduct in-person and remote interviews and/or group discussions.

  • Conduct Qualitative Data Analysis using Dedoose or similar software.

  • Develop codebook under the guidance of the Team Lead and synthesize findings into actionable recommendations to inform new designs.

  • Contribute to the consultant team’s collaborative production of the following high-quality deliverables:

  • Work plan with methodology and interview protocols

  • PowerPoint presentations to USAID/Tanzania
    Draft and Final Report


    With support from USAID/T-MELA and team members, the Environmental Conservation Specialist will be expected to actively participate and be responsible for the production and management of
    the following:

  • Final Evaluation Design: A detailed, full evaluation design and work plan following an initial consultation with USAID that will include chosen methodologies and data collection tools.

  • Kick-off meeting/In brief: A PowerPoint presentation summarizing the Inception Report for USAID/T-MELA and key partners prior to the launch of data collection.

  • Findings Conclusions and Recommendations (FCR) Matrix: An analysis tool through which data is triangulated and findings, conclusions, and recommendations specific to each evaluation question are produced. Two FCR matrixes are expected, a preliminary document after the first full week of data collection, and a final matrix at the end of the data analysis period.

  • Preliminary Findings PPT: The team will present the key findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the wider USAID/Tanzania Mission through a PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation. The Team Lead is expected to update this PowerPoint after the final report.

  • Draft Report: A draft report with fully developed findings, conclusions, and recommendations, no longer than 30 pages excluding annexes, will be submitted to the T-MELA COP who will submit to the USAID COR for T-MELA activity. The format will include an executive summary, table of contents, methodology, findings, and recommendations. USAID/T-MELA and key local stakeholders will provide comments on the draft report.

  • Final Report: The team will submit a final report that incorporates responses to USAID's/partner's comments and suggestions. The report will be submitted electronically in English. The report will be disseminated within USAID and key stakeholders.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    The Environmental Conservation Specialist must have/hold:

  • At least Master’s degree in Environmental science, Conservation Biology or related field.

  • More than 7 years’ experience in using qualitative methods in evaluating environmental conservation related project.

  • Knowledge of Natural Resource Management and biodiversity programs and indicators is an added advantage.

  • Proven expertise in conducting operational research (qualitative data collection), monitoring and evaluation in NRM.

  • Strong background in qualitative data collection methods, including focus group discussions (FGD), key informants/ in-depth interviews (KII/IDI).

  • Significant experience in conducting qualitative and qualitative data analysis is recommended.

  • Advanced skills in data analysis with the use of software such as Dedoose.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, local organizations, other program partners, and counterparts.

  • Must be fluent (writing and speaking) in English and Kiswahili.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Social Impact Environmental Conservation Specialist /Tuhifadhi Maliasili Mid-term Evaluation Jobs in Tanzania

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