Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA-Tz) is an international non-profit association headquartered in Musoma, Tanzania. It is affiliated with the US non-profit, Global Resource Alliance (GRA). GRA-Tz promotes natural, holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, malnutrition, disease and environmental degradation in the Mara Region of Tanzania. Our activities are growing and the organization is looking for a monitoring & evaluation (M&E) coordinator to strengthen its Tanzanian team, and coordinate data collection and processing for a recently started, multi-year forest landscape restoration project in Butiama District.
Tanzanian Forestry Program
GRA-Tz has been active since 2011, in partnership with the Belgian NGO, WeForest, distributing over 2 million trees to government schools and local communities in the Mara Region. To this end, it operates two tree nurseries, one in Butiama and one in Utegi currently producing a total of around 800,000 seedlings annually.
GRA-Tz, in partnership with WeForest, recently started implementing a four + four -year initiative (two phases) called ‘the Butiama Hillside Forest Restoration Project, re-greening the surrounding landscape’ in 2023. The organization is promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) best practices, creating a movement and engaging the local communities and authorities to act responsibly.
The forest restoration project is focusing on nurturing back forest on the hillsides of Mwikoro, Kigori, Nyanza and Busegwe villages in Butiama District and increasing the tree components in the wider landscape. The total area of intervention is 1,921 ha of hillsides for the first 4 years of which 1,475 ha falls within the boundaries of the Mwikoro, Kigori, Nyanza and Busegwe villages. Forest restoration will be achieved by assisted natural regeneration and the introduction of woodlots and agroforestry systems to improve the livelihoods of the local population. The program will also involve the creation of community forests on the hillsides with a legal status and improve the water catchment to help restore dried up water springs.
GRA -Tz implements the project through the management of tree nurseries, agroforestry, project coordination, community forest management of the hillsides and monitoring. WeForest is the main donor for the project and provides guidance and technical support on project interventions.
GRA-Tz wishes to invite applications from proactive, hard-working and committed individuals to fill the following position.
Duty Station: Butiama
Reports to: Project Manager
Contract period: 1 Year renewable upon successful performance
M&E Specific Responsibilities
The role of the M&E Coordinator will be to:
-Designs project M&E system, guidelines and tools for efficient data collection and analysis; and assist staff in understating M&E guidelines and procedures.
-Conduct a thorough revision of the M&E framework and log frame for improvements to all tools and processes within the M&E system.
-Facilitates efficient data collection, analysis and reporting using statistical applications to generate strategic information and make recommendations to the project management team.
-Conduct quantitative and qualitative biophysical and socio-economic surveys with beneficiaries and potential beneficiary communities
-Ensure routine monitoring and evaluation of project indicators and Provide regular detailed progress reports to the GRA-TZ director, GRA-USA and WeForest.
– Supports strategic partners in preparation of the M&E budget, developing work plans and sound M&E systems.
-Assist project manager in other tasks as needed (developing grant applications, ensure clear, efficient and timely communication and reporting in respect to the programmatic, administrative and financial needs of the project, record received data and maintain updates database, compile project reports conceptualize learnings).
Terms & Conditions
Contract type: Renewable contract initially for 1 (one) year
Position: Full-time contract, based in Butiama or Musoma
Hours of Work: Full-time, working a minimum of 8 hours per day. Hours will however vary depending on project needs and flexibility is essential.
Package: Competitive package for a small NGO, with remuneration based on experience
Expected deliverables and respective timelines will be agreed upon during the first month on board
- Focused, disciplined and determined
- Structured, self-initiator and analytic mindset
- Innovative and collaborative
- Patient and flexible, particularly in cross-cultural environments
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ready to work with farmers
- Transparent and accountable
- Willingness to keep flexible work hours
- Honesty with integrity
- Belief in GRA’s mission and vision
- Can work independently & pro-actively
Qualifications and other requirements:
A Master degree, or equivalent experience, in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Ecology, Bio-engineering, Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods, Statistics, Remote sensing or other relevant field
Experience in developing logical frameworks (log frames), work plans, clear indicators, milestones and targets
Experience with biophysical data collection (e.g. forest structure & vegetation assessments) and socio-economic data collection (e.g. household surveys)
Experience with digital data collections tools (e.g. Kobo Collect, GIS Cloud)
Computer literate and proficient in use of Windows Office (especially Excel,Word & Powerpoint) Experience in handling and manipulating spatial data & GIS software (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS)
Experience with designing data collection campaigns (sampling design, sample size, protocol/ survey development)
Experience with dataset cleaning & quality control
Experience with data processing (analysis, producing graphs & reports)
Demonstrable skills in coordinating, training, reporting and communicating
Experience with (statistical) data analysis methods and software (e.g. SPSS, R) is a plus
- Language requirements
Fluent in English and Swahili (both speaking and writing). This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities, local and international partners, including technical and nontechnical colleagues.
- Other requirements
In possession of a driving license, experience with driving motorbikes and other vehicles is considered a plus
Flexible in terms of traveling and living conditions
All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number, e-mail address. Send by email to GRA-TZ Country Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Deadline is: position will remain open until filled
Start date: as soon as possible
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