Ajira Portal:- Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Lead at HJFMRI April, 2024

HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI) is seeking to hire a  Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Lead to oversees the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities within their designated region to include data collection, data quality assurance, data compilation & reporting, and data analytics & use. The position supports the development and harmonization of effective monitoring and evaluation systems, support capacity building and training activities on M&E topics, ensure logistics and communication across different program areas (clinical, research, and community) as it relates to data use to inform program decision making. The position provides feedback to Program Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation Director through weekly monthly and quarterly analysis on key program performance indicators through review of historical trends, identification of programmatic gaps, and provides appropriate solutions to address them. The incumbent collaborates with the regional health management team, council health management team, and community implementing partners to provide mentorship regarding data management, quality, and use. The position is based in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi and reports to the Regional Program Manager of the respective region.


  • Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team and other program staff in a designated region to:
  • Monitor progress of targets (regional and district) and disseminate analysis to Data Managers through IMPACT and DATIM dashboards.
  • Ensure availability of standardized Monitoring and Evaluation tools at district and partner level.
  • Mentor, coach, and supervise District Data Managers to ensure quality data collection and reporting on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and ensure all reporting deadlines are observed.
  • Monitor current data collection and management solutions to identify programmatic gaps and develop solutions in collaboration with district team.
  • Review and analyze weekly, monthly & quarterly district reports to identify challenges in program implementation and to enhance quality of reporting and communication.
  • Develop data visualization to identify and track regional program performance through IMPACT dashboards and other analytic tools and implement strategies to increase data use and demand across program staff.
  • Oversee implementation of district level quarterly data quality assessments through analysis of district and facility-based performance.
  • Conduct final review of data into IMPACT/DATIM on a monthly & quarterly basis prior to submission to QME Director and other relevant staff.
  • Capacitate data managers to improve national M&E systems, use of data, and timeliness of reporting.
  • Ensure quality of data prior to final report compilation.
  • Collaborate with the District Program Lead & Regional Community Program Coordinator to prepare monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual narrative reports.
  • Participate in field-based supportive supervision activities to include monitoring, technical assistance, and training visits with HJFMRI staff at district level, involving both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with program staff to review and analyze weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to identify challenges in program implementation and enhance quality of reporting and communication.
  • Work with Data Managers to capacitate data clerks and data assistants through recommendations of best practices for data collection, data quality assessment, and reporting using national reporting tools to inform programmatic decision-making.
  • Collaborate with HMIS officers to support health information systems, data demand and information use at region level.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor that are necessary in achieving the objectives of this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Technical knowledge of data management policies and procedures
  • Expertise in DHIS2, DATIM, IMPACT, CTC2 database, pharmacy module, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and others.
  • Detail-oriented (attentive to details) and able to perform in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent data management and data visualizations skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for decision making.
  • Competent in the use of Statistical Analysis Packages (SAS, STATA, SPSS, EPI Info) and other analytical software (GIS and Tableau).
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and relationship skills, including flexibility, diplomacy, intercultural communicative competence, and respect for colleagues.
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision.
  • Demonstratable ability to write technical documents (proposal and reports) and give state-of-the-art presentations.
  • Ability to meet and communicate schedules and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including fluency in English & Swahili.
  • Ability to think strategically and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time in the respective region.


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