The MERLA Officer will support quality data collection, analysis, and reporting in Tanzania under the USAID-funded Act to End NTDs | East program. She/he will provide a first line review for the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program performance and results for Tanzania-led activities and assist in facilitating learning using those results. This role requires regular program data analysis and identifying areas for additional support. The MERLA Officer will work closely with the Program Manager to identify how results will be used for program improvement through programmatic adaptation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Data collection, monitoring, and reporting
Survey development, implementation, and analysis
Program learning and adaptation through data use
Minimum Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, bio-statistics, or other analytics field (a must), plus 3 years of experience; or a master’s degree in public health plus 1 year of experience in global health/ governance/ nutrition/ environment programs (preferred).
Skills & Abilities:
- Travel up to 50% of the time.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
- Knowledge of MERLA methods and approaches, as learned through coursework, internship, or work experience
- Experience managing electronic data capture and working with real-time monitoring of data (preferred)
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure
- Capacity to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
- Strong organizational skills
- High level of integrity
- Ability to communicate respectfully in a multi-cultural environment
- An understanding of development issues
- Competency in English (required)