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Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

10 Months | Start Date between May - Jul 2019


Location Dar es Salaam & Shinyanga, Tanzania

Start Date May - Jul 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale  

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role


As the Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, you will play an important role in analyzing Cuso International’s current work in Access to Quality Health Services and Gender Quality & Social Inclusion in Dar es Salaam, Shinyanga, and other identified regions of Tanzania. You will be supporting Cuso International Tanzania’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) system and activities with respect to existing and future project work. As the Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor volunteer, you will utilize your MEAL skills to improve Cuso International Tanzania’s ability to identify key stakeholders and coordinate a more unified approach across organizations in its advocacy work.

This role will involve an initial period of research work at the Cuso International Tanzania office in Dar es Salaam to better familiarize yourself with Cuso International current project work and MEAL system before moving to a key region of focus, Shinyanga. When you will move to Shinyanga will be determined by the Cuso International Country Representative in Tanzania, however several weeks based in Dar es Salaam is likely to begin.

Once in Shinyanga, you will monitor and evaluate what activities stakeholders in health services and gender equality are doing and how Cuso International Tanzania can support them. This role will also involve researching possible donor possibilities for various organizations in the region and the development of concept notes for Cuso International to further expand. There will also be ongoing activities to support the Tanzania Country Representative in several MEAL-related initiatives, such as e-volunteering, knowledge management coordination, and improved communication among identified stakeholders.

Consider this dynamic role in 2 different parts of Tanzania as an excellent way to use your MEAL skills, as well as develop new skills and competencies.

Come join the dynamic Cuso International Tanzania team!

As a volunteer, you will:

- Review of thematic project activities in health services & gender equality, as well as Cuso International strategic goals.

- Support the development of the MEAL project including tools/templates.

- Improve the coordination of knowledge management of existing health care and gender equality work being conducting in Dar es Salaam & Shinyanga.

- Perform ongoing research in areas of program development in Shinyanga and nearby regions. Advise on appropriate software for MEAL data storage.

- Support the Cuso International Country Representative in e-volunteering coordination, analysis of Cuso International strategic goals, and other activities needed on an ongoing basis.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, women’s studies, social sciences or related field

- Course work in qualitative and quantitative research method

Essential Professional Background:

- 2 – 3 years’ work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation, and  Community development

- Experience mentoring and/or training in a cross-cultural setting

- Experience in project coordination


About Our Partner


Cuso International Tanzania

Cuso International is implementing various projects in 22 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean under our current funding agreements from 2015-2020. We are looking for experienced international and online volunteers who will contribute to the expansion and implementation of these projects in 2017/18.


Terms and Conditions


Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.


Residency and Citizenship  



The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.



Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

You  must  check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:

  • Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
  • Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.