Social Impact Evaluation Specialist/Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili Jobs in Tanzania
Social Impact Evaluation Specialist/Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili Jobs in Tanzania
Background of Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili (RNRG)
On March 6, 2020, the Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT) launched the five-year (March 6, 2020-March 5, 2025) Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili (RNRG) activity funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Tanzania.
The Activity was designed to address the primary threats to biodiversity and build the resilience of communities and ecosystems in the Sumbawanga and Nkasi District Councils, Rukwa region.
Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili in particular, works to conserve land, wildlife, forests, and water resources and build the resilience of a cluster of 18 local communities and various ecosystems along the Lyamba lya Mfipa hills in Rukwa through improved natural resources governance. Evaluation Questions:
** These questions are subject to change upon consultation with USAID**
Within this context, the end of Activity study will seek to answer the following questions:Assumption:Were assumptions identified in the Activity’s Theories of Change sufficient to achieve Resilient Natural Resources Governance on the landscape?
To what extent are the Activity’s Theories of Change being validated by contextual conditions?
How have the Activity’s constituent activities contributed to Resilient Natural Resources Governance?
How did activities try to address the most significant biodiversity threats to the Lyamba Lya Mfipa Landscape? Are Village Land-use plans (VLUPs) and Social Accountability Monitoring (SAMs) effective tools for conservation and natural resources management.?
How did beneficiaries perceive the activities’ efforts to address identified threats?
To what extent has the Activity promoted a system of control and access (“property rights”) over resources (access to own land) that promotes poverty reduction, natural resource management and conservation, and empowerment especially of women and youths?
To what extent do local people, especially women and youth, have access to natural resource-related decision-making, information, and recourse (procedural rights)?
Have the economic benefits/alternative livelihoods to local people sufficient to alleviate poverty, empower local groups and promote conservation and natural resources management?
To what extent do community members understand and/or link that user rights and access, benefits, and livelihood opportunities are provided as a result of the implementation of land use planning?
SI is seeking a local Evaluation Specialist to assist the Team Lead in conducting the "Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili (RNRG)" evaluation. The Evaluation Specialist must be fluent in both English and Kiswahili and possess a robust understanding of evaluation processes and procedures, starting from the development of the evaluation design.
He/she will aid the Team Lead throughout all evaluation phases, including planning, coordinating data collection, and producing key deliverables such as the Design Report, Draft Evaluation Report, and Final Evaluation Report, among other essential knowledge products. The Evaluation Specialist will operate under the guidance of the Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist based 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:
With support from USAID/T-MELA and team members, the Team Lead will be expected to actively lead 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 Evaluation design of the evaluation 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 presentation. The TL 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:
Advanced Degree in Natural Resource Management or any other NRM related field.
Minimum of 7 years of experience conducting 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.
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 is required.
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/Usimamizi Endelevu wa Maliasili Jobs in Tanzania
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