VSO Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Jobs in Tanzania

VSO Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Jobs in Tanzania

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.



  • Build on identified opportunities to lead the design and implementation of research in accordance with VSO’s vision and approach to development, VSO strategic direction, and in recognition of the distinctive contribution of volunteering.
  • Lead on identifying research partnerships and possible collaboration with the academia, research institutes, the private sector and potential consortia with other NGOs.
  • Ensure that the Country Offices and partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions in the countries or regions, including monitoring of socio-economic trends and the countries’ wider policy, economic or institutional contexts, to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.

    Programme performance monitoring

  • Lead on the development, improvement and delivery of the country office M&E strategy, systems and operational plans, in accordance with VSO’s M&E global standards and the People First Programme Framework. Provide technical inputs in programme design (program area review, annual country review and country strategy development, program regeneration, etc.).
  • Develop and harmonise VSO’s M&E related tools and processes with those of donor requirements on specific projects. Working closely with programme managers, develop results framework for specific projects.
  • Coordinate with programme managers to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are standardised across programmes to feed into programme performance monitoring.
  • Lead on conducting data quality assurance and verification process to ensure that accurate and verifiable reporting data or results are captured.
  • Working closely with the programme teams, design and implement M&E reviews such as baseline/midline / project end and other surveys and impact based case studies. Support program teams to effectively monitor and report progress. Coordinate with programme managers to complete the quarterly data collection and analysis of programme data and projects’ statistics.
  • Assist in preparations for donor monitoring visits.
  • Support the compilation of internal and external reports and program documentation as necessary.


  • Lead in designing suitable evaluation strategies and methods for the country offices, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the VSO’s evaluation policies.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of
    the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase.

    M&E Capacity Building

  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M& E function among all staff members and volunteers through communication, training, learning and development activities.
  • Collaborate to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners. Utilize a range of appropriate skills building strategies including self-learning, seminars and workshops and practical experience in order that VSO volunteers and partners staffs have the basic knowledge and skills in understanding and applying new M&E policies, tools, methods to fulfil their responsibilities.

    Managing People - Strength

  • Builds a high performing team that meets challenging objectives linked to corporate objectives; ensures own team works efficiently with other teams.

    Developing People - Strength

  • Is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others, and for effective use of VSO’s staff development processes and opportunities.

    Leading for the Future – Strength

  • Builds confidence and excitement in VSO’s work and vision, both internally and externally; leads innovative projects.

    Thinking Strategically - Strength

  • Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and long-term impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.

    Delivering Results - Strength

  • Effectively leads large teams or complex projects, generating a goal-oriented, problem-solving team mentality and ensuring timely, high quality results Essential: Masters or Bachelor degree level in M&E or equivalent in social sciences and or social research;


  • Masters or Bachelor degree level in M&E or equivalent in social sciences and or social research;
  • Experience of, awareness of and commitment to gender equality and social inclusiveness in research, monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Extensive experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or research using participatory practices and either/ both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  • Experience in providing research, monitoring and evaluation support for programme design and proposal development.
  • Experience in developing and implementing M&E systems and frameworks in an NGO environment.
  • Sound understanding on formative/summative design; impact evaluation design and implementation
  • Strong computer skills and data management
  • Skilled in handling data and the ability to analyse and synthesize data and evidence from different sources
  • Experience of reporting to donors in the development sector
  • Ability to build capacity of others, facilitation, coaching and training skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Experience of use of communications materials to influence others

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th September

    For more information and job application details, see; VSO Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Jobs in Tanzania

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