Job vacancies at Pathfinder International _ Katavi na Kigoma

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer Pathfinder International


Pathfinder International

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer, Katavi, Tanzania

Job details

Leads the field implementation of program monitoring, evaluation, research, learning and adaptation, and knowledge management activities in sites supported by the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project.

Collaborates with other project team members to leverage their expertise and develop and implement data collection tools, work plans, budgets and communication plans focused on lessons learned. Oversees data management processes at project and site levels, ensuring that high quality data is reported in DHIS2 on time. The MEL Officer analyzes data and provides MEL-related technical support to field-based project and facility staff, helping them to understand and use data effectively.

Implementing monitoring and evaluation plans 25%

Implements monitoring and evaluation plans that outline the key performance indicators and metrics to be used to measure the success of the project.

Managing the health information management system 15%

  • Develops and manages various tools for data collection and reporting/storage, such as KoboToolbox and DHIS2. In addition, analyzes program data, and ensures that accurate, complete, and up to date data is reported in information management systems timely.
  • Collecting and analyzing data 20%
  • Collects and analyzes data from various sources, including surveys, client interviews, and routine program data, to assess project performance, quality of services, and identify areas for improvement.

Supporting project implementation and adaptive learning/ management 10%

  • Provides support to project implementation teams, facility-based health care providers, and community health workers by providing guidance on data collection, analysis, and reporting, and by identifying areas where changes or improvements are needed. This also includes supporting data use at site and project levels for adaptive learning/management.
  • Ensuring compliance 5%
  • Ensures that the MIHR project complies with relevant monitoring and evaluation policies and standards, including those set by donor or regulatory bodies.

Project reporting and documentation 15%

  • Collaborates with the MIHR project team to prepare quarterly project reports, document project achievements in form of success stories, case studies, technical briefs, and abstracts, and disseminate project results to stakeholders.

Training design, development, and delivery  10%

  • Conducts learning sessions, provides regular coaching and support to field teams during the action period for implementing and testing changes. Adapts training materials and tools.

How to Apply :


Intern -MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Project. (Kigoma and Katavi)

Pathfinder International is seeking recent undergraduates or graduates in health field from the Kigoma and Katavi regions of Tanzania for an internship to support a couple-focused intervention under the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Project. In total, Pathfinder International is seeking to engage eight interns, four in Kigoma and four in Katavi.

The internship will be for a six-month period beginning in May 2023.

The selected interns will be grouped into male-female pairs and be trained to facilitate small group sessions for the Couple Connect for Young Couples intervention which will be implemented in Uvinza and Tanganyika districts. This intervention is designed to build the “connectedness” or relationship quality of young couples in order to strengthen their capacity to jointly engage in equitable and healthy behaviors. The selected interns will work with multiple groups of young couples to facilitate a curriculum covering couple decision making, communication, joint planning, conflict management, and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health.

The interns will participate in a two-week training with the curriculum developers and then will work closely with Pathfinder International to implement the curriculum. Implementation will include collecting baseline and endline information from group participants, coordinate with a co-facilitator to prepare for and facilitate the 14 sessions of the curriculum for approximately 2-3 small groups, conduct review meetings with other program implementers monthly to review progress, and participate in the evaluation of the program, as needed.

Travel expenses during field work will be covered, according to organizational policies that will be outlined in the internship agreement. This position will report to and work closely with the project’s Clinical Services Mentor throughout the duration of the assignment.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Country Specific Public Health System: Basic knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRHR/RMNACH programs.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs
  • Gender: Belief in gender equality and the ability to change inequitable gender norms
  • Leadership: Skills in leading and facilitating groups.
  • Experience working in fragile settings and remote rural communities, specifically in Uvinza district of Kigoma and Tanganyika district of Katavi region.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of assignment activities.
  • Working as a team: work with co facilitator in daily responsibilities to meet expected outcomes.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
  • Ability to travel to implementation sites to conduct the small group sessions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open-structure, multicultural environment and effectively handle competing time and resource demands for self and others.


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