Social Impact Evaluation Specialist/USAID Tuhifadhi Mazingira Mid-term Evaluation Jobs in Tanzania

Social Impact Evaluation Specialist/USAID Tuhifadhi Mazingira 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);

  • 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. By the end of the activity, the following results are expected:

  • Strengthened capacity of Tanzanian government institutions to conserve biodiversity and sustainably manage natural resources

  • Increased economic benefits from biodiversity and natural resource management-related enterprise activities for local communities in high priority areas.

  • Reduced wildlife and forest crime

  • Key biodiversity areas and corridors better managed

    Position Description:

    SI is seeking a Evaluation Specialist (local) to support the Team Lead in conducting the Tuhifadhi Maliasili Mid-term evaluation. The Evaluation Specialist shall be an English and Kiswahili speaker strong evaluation processes and procedures from the development of the evaluation design. She/he will support the TL in all stages of the evaluation including planning the evaluation, coordinate data collection.

    She/he will support TL in generating all key deliverables including a Design Report, Draft Evaluation Report, Final Evaluation Report, and other key knowledge products. The Evaluation Specialist will work under the guidance of the TL and Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in Tanzania.


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

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

  • Through desk review, identify additional information required for analysis and data collection.

  • Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and report.

  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

  • Work closely with project team members and the contracted local firm to ensure that data collection and analysis activities are well-coordinated and aligned with the project's goals.

  • Manage tasks and timelines effectively, ensuring that deliverables are completed on time and within budget.

  • Be prepared to travel within Tanzania and adapt to fieldwork conditions as needed, while maintaining open lines of communication with the project team and stakeholders.

  • 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
    Evaluation Specialist will be expected to participate in 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/Google Slides 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.

  • Outbrief: 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 Evaluation Specialist must have/hold:

  • Advanced Graduate Degree in Natural Resource Management related field.

  • Minimum of five years of experience conducting large evaluations. Experience in Natural Resource Management projects such biodiversity, wildlife conservation or any other related field is preferred.

  • Proven expertise in conducting operational research (both quantitative and qualitative data collection), monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity, Natural Resource Management etc is preferred.

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

  • Significant experience in conducting qualitative/quantitative data analysis is recommended.

  • Advanced skills in data analysis software such as Dedoose for Qualitative and SPSS/STATA for quantitative.

  • 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.

  • Experience in preparing high-quality analytical reports, presentations, and policy briefs based on survey findings and data analysis.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and prioritize effectively.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse team.

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

    How to Apply

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

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