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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Job Posts at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc, Application Deadline 27 April 2016

The Organization Background
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a Boston-based public health consulting firm dedicated to providing high quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs throughout the world. JSI works extensively with national and local governments, NGOs, the private sector, and
traditional leaders to expand access to services for vulnerable populations. JSI is committed to improving the health of underserved populations through innovative approaches in a range of public health areas, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, technical and organizational capacity building, supply chain strengthening, strategic information management, health systems management, and policy development.

Position: Technical Director
Reports to: Chief of Party
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Summary

The Technical Director will work in close collaboration with the COP and the technical staff of the program to provide strategic input to the program, in collaboration with the M&E Officer, s/he will monitor program results and be responsible for the quality and accuracy of technical interventions and results.
Primary Responsibilities & Duties:
• Provide technical leadership and guidance to maximize integration and synergies of the objectives and strategies of the Program;
• Provide technical leadership and guidance for the preparation of high quality program technical briefs and presentation
for GOT, USAID, and other stakeholders:

Primary Responsibilities & Duties
• Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system that includes key high-level performance indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting;
• Track indicators related to HIV/AIDS, TB, and
Family Planning, as contained in ADS 205 and PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting guidance found at
http://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance;
• Ensure that project related data is captured, documented and reported to properly demonstrate the impact of USAID assistance to strengthen relevant national, provincial, and district-level reporting systems;
• Support partners to develop, capture, consolidate and report on mutually identified indicators and ensure high quality and timely reporting of data and monitoring;
• Conduct supportive supervisory visits to sub grantees to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators;
• Analyze monthly data and support training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods;
• Provide technical advice in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g., baseline and endline surveys; regular performance monitoring, etc.);
• Develop or adapt available M&E training
materials for program and partner use;
• Provide representation of the Program as appropriate and necessary with relevant internal and external counterparts, partners, and stakeholders;
• Ensure coordination with Program Finance and Administration for the timely completion of budgets and reporting;
• Ensure that the project adheres to national
and internationally accepted technical norms and standards and that best practices and approaches are well-documented and highlighted throughout project
implementation;
• Ensure timely and qualitative compilation of all necessary reports and especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports.
Desired Qualifications
• Master's Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field;
• Seven years senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity, and setting;
• Ten years senior level experience in health programming and service delivery in HIV/AIDS, TB, and FP;
• Knowledge of USG Health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters;
• In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR 3.0 Action Agendas and goal, and implications for health
. and social welfare systems strengthening in Tanzania;
• Demonstrated supervisory experience;
• Extensive experience in developing and managing a donor-funded grants program;
• Results from reference checks that support the candidate's stated skills;

• Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; and
• Tanzanian nationals preferred.
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Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Director
Reports to: Boston Headquarters
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Summary
The M&E Director will be responsible for the development and management of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting system in this program.

Primary Responsibilities & Duties
• Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system that includes key high-level performance indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting;
• Track indicators related to HIV/AIDS, TB, and
Family Planning, as contained in ADS 205 and PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting guidance found at http://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance;

• Ensure that project related data is captured, documented and reported to properly demonstrate the impact of USAID assistance to strengthen relevant national, provincial, and district-level reporting systems;
• Support partners to develop, capture, consolidate and report on mutually identified indicators and ensure high quality and timely reporting of data and monitoring;
• Conduct supportive supervisory visits to sub grantees to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators;
• Analyze monthly data and support training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods;
• Provide technical advice in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g., baseline and endline surveys; regular performance monitoring, etc.);
• Develop or adapt available M&E training
materials for program and partner use;
• Identify best practices and provide recommendations; and
• Train and mentor staff and sub grantees in various aspects of M&E and research and assist them to use M&E systems.

Desired Qualifications
• Master's Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics,
• psychology or a related field;
• Seven years' experience in monitoring, evaluation and research related to large-scale health development programs;
• Three years' experience with management of M&E systems for USG health initiatives;
• Demonstrated experience in target setting and reporting against USG health initiatives;
• Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification;
• Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation;
• Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E systems in developing country contexts;
• Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers in a decentralized setting;
• Exceptional communication skills (including presentations) in written and oral English; and
• Tanzanian nationals preferred.

Mode of Application: Please send your application letter and CV to 

newbusinessdev.jsi@gmail.com no later than 27 April 2016.

JSI Research & Training, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

SOURCE: The Guardian 19 April 2016