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TERMS OF REFERENCE AND SCOPE OF SERVICE FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:00   

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIZA

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

SOUTHERN AGRICULTURE GROWTH CORRIDOR OF TANZANIA

(SAGCOT) P125728

CREDIT NUMBER 57760-TA

PROJECT COORDINATION UNIT (PCU)

TERMS OF REFERENCE AND SCOPE OF SERVICE FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

1.0       Introduction

The Government has initiated a Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) which is a public-private partnership aimed at increasing agribusiness investments with the objective to increase smallholder incomes and create new jobs along agribusiness value chains in Tanzania’s southern corridor. The partnership is a centerpiece of Tanzania’s Kilimo Kwanza strategy for pursuing food security, poverty reduction, rapid economic growth and reduced vulnerability to climate change.

 

SAGCOT’s long-term aim is, over the next twenty years, to develop Tanzania’s Southern Corridor as a cohesive, modern commercial agricultural area. The outcomes will be simultaneously to foster growth in profitable, environmentally and socially responsible agriculture as well as generating a new force for rural development and poverty reduction. Implementation of this initiative will be facilitated through three entities, namely, Tanzania Investment Center (TIC), SAGCOT Centre Limited and the SAGCOT Catalytic Fund Trust. Currently, the principal funders of the SAGCOT Investment project include the Government of Tanzania and World Bank.

 

SAGCOT Project Coordination Unit will be headed by a Project Coordinator (PC) reporting to the Permanent Secretary (PS), PMO. The SAGCOT PCU is charged with the responsibility of managing, coordinating and implementing the SAGCOT Initiatives. Direct implementation of the SAGCOT project lies within the mandate of respective implementing agencies. In coordinating and managing the implementation of SAGCOT initiative, the Project Coordinator will be supported by Technical and Support Staff amongst who shall include a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

 

2.0       Objectives of Assignment:

The Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for extending support to implementing Agencies for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the M & E functions to program management, SAGCOT stakeholders and development partners in line with guidelines provided for through the program’s logical framework.

 

 

 

3.0 Scope of the Assignment:

i. Extending support to implementing Agencies for preparation of quarterly and annual reports physical progress reports, financial procurement reports and compilation of data and information in line with the M&E framework, including data on outputs, outcomes and impact linked to national poverty monitoring (MKUKUTA) framework;

ii. Consolidation and analysis of data collected by implementing Agencies on inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes in relation to programme performance and progress, and national poverty monitoring;

iii. Provision of technical backstopping and advisory services to implementing Agencies on the M&E function;

iv. Provision of advisory services to implementing Agencies on gender disaggregated reporting as part of the M&E function;

v. Co-ordination and supervision of the design and implementation of participatory M&E data collection and analysis, and provision of periodic feedback on findings to the Consultative Forum;

vi. Organization and delivery of capacity building activities for enhancing implementing Agencies’ performance of M&E tasks;

vii. Assisting implementing Agencies with design of TORs for commissioning consultants to undertake specialist and extensive M&E  and impact assessment studies and reviews;

viii. Coordination of and supporting services for semi-annual and annual implementation support missions and other program implementation review missions;

ix. Facilitation of day to day dissemination of M & E outputs to SAGCOT project stakeholders, including management of implementing agencies,  public and private sector stakeholders and  development partners in line with their corresponding needs;

 

4.  Qualifications of the Consultant

The candidate must meet the minimum required qualification and experience:

i. Must have a degree from a recognized University in Management, Economics, and Business Administration, Law or any other related field.

ii. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in Project Management

iii. Must have in depth expertise and experience in organisational and institutional planning and strategic development, programme/project management, design and maintenance of monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems and implementation strategies, and conducting participatory evaluation;

i. familiarity with projects and government policy and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;

ii. Close familiarity with international best practice tools in M&E

iii. Fluent in spoken and written English is required knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania will be an advantage.

 

5. Duration

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be recruited on a fixed-term contract one year and receive an attractive salary commensurate to the level of skills and experience. The contract may be renewed contingent upon project budgeting and satisfactory performance evaluation.

6.  Coordination and Reporting

The consultant will report to the Project Coordinator and will work closely with the components managers and the implementing agencies. The consultant will be required to produce quarterly, semiannual and annual progress report on the activities of the project.

 

7 Facilities to be provided by SAGCOT

SAGCOT will provide adequate full time office space for the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist including working facilities that are required in the smooth implementation of project coordination duties. Desk top computer, communication facilities, Laptop, printer, scanner, photocopy machine, furniture and stationery.

8 Leave

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be entitled to 28 days paid leave during the twelve (12) months duration of the assignment.

 

9 Payment Terms

For payment purposes for the assignment the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall negotiate with SAGCOT on their monthly remuneration for carrying out the assignment. This being a Contract for the Service the agreed monthly remuneration shall cover all the experts’ expenses in carrying out the assignment including taxes, levies, pension etc.

 

 

 

 
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