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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Internship 
 

Note: youth and women are highly encouraged to apply!

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (HELVETAS) is an independent Swiss development organization (Swiss INGO) actively contributing to improvement of the living conditions and status of economically poor and socially disadvantaged people in more than 33 developing countries. In its program in Tanzania, HELVETAS has been implementing development initiatives in two thematic fields of Skills Development and Education (SDE) and Sustainable and Inclusive Economics (SIE) through various projects including Hifadhi Nafaka Salama (Save Safe Food), a 3-year (August 2019 – September 2022) postharvest management initiative funded by Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) in Rukwa, Katavi and Morogoro Regions.

Also locally known as Hifadhi Nafaka Salama, It is among the HELVETAS Tanzania initiatives to empower smallholder farmers to store maize grains in a safe manner and as the result; creates employment for youth, strengthens food security and income among rural farming communities in the country. The project is implemented in collaboration with the two commercial partners (A to Z Textile Mills Limited and Pee Pee Tanzania Limited), two Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS; Rukwa and Katavi) and nine Local Government Authorities (LGAs).

The project aims to promote improved postharvest management (PHM) for maize, including large-scale adoption of tarpaulin and hermetic bags to store maize in a safe manner. The commercial objective is to enable two manufacturers of hermetic bags (AtoZ and PPTL) to establish sustainable supply systems, thus generating employment and income opportunities along the input and distribution value chain. The project will directly contribute to SDG Goal 8.2 to achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation.

HELVETAS Tanzania is now looking for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant/Intern who will join Hifadhi Nafaka Salama project team in Rukwa and Katavi regions.

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant/Intern (this is not full time employment)

Duration: Short term (February- September 2022)

Reporting: Project Manager, Hifadhi Nafaka Salama, HELVETAS Tanzania

Duty station: Sumbawanga; with frequent local travels for field support and monitoring in remote villages of Rukwa and Katavi Regions

Tasks (duties & responsibilities)

  • Prepare data collection tools
  • Draft terms of references (TORs) for ongoing training events, rapid assessment and end line survey, hereby considering the developed results framework
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Conduct timely and day to day operational monitoring and learning of the project, data collection and report writing
  • Support local business partners (hub agro dealers, bag vendor’s/lead farmers in developing digital tools for post-harvest technology (PHT) stock management  Support project team in report writing, documentation and knowledge management  Support the project team in preparation of technical reports
  • Document project related lessons learnt, best practices, success stories and case studies.
  • Any other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies/Qualifications 

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Food Science and Technology, Agriculture Community Development, Rural Development, Business Administration, Statistics or another related field.
  • Experience in post-harvest harvest management
  • Experience in use of KOBO Toolbox software (added advantage)
  • Experience in M&E and with digital data collection tools (added advantage)
  • Soft skills such as Good and active team member, with independence and well-structured mode of operation
  • Ability to improve, innovate and solve problems, demonstration of digital skills
  • Promotes gender and social equity
  • Good communication skills (Good command in English language)

Mode of Application

Submit your application letter and CV to the address below (before 5pm Tuesday 25th January, 2022).  Emily.Nkumbi@helvetas.org 

or submit your hard copies to the following address

Project Manager

Hifadhi Nafaka Salama

P.O. Box 619; Sumbawanga

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