Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) seeks to contribute to a Tanzanian society where empowered and responsible citizens realize social and economic justice and an improved quality of life. Since its founding in 2002, FCS has grown into one of the largest sources of funding and ca­pacity building services to civil society organizations. FCS seeks to fill the position of Research, Monitoring, and Learning Officer who will work under the supervision of the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning.


The Research, Monitoring, and Learning Officer will be responsible for maintaining a robust M & E system that generates quality information for purposes of assessing progress, making per­formance improvements and programming decisions, as well as accountability to development partners and the public. The role will entail the following:

Design: The job holder will participate in the design of the organization’s MEL frameworks and information systems for the core program and other initiatives carried out by the organization. As a grantmaking organization, this role will also ensure that MEL frameworks for all grantees are robust enough and are aligned with FCS’ programmatic outcomes. Key products that the job holder will be fully or partly responsible for include: FCS’ theory of change, theory of action, results framework, data collection tools, and a data/knowledge management system.

Implementation: The job holder will check all programmatic activities carried out within FCS for progress against set targets. She/he will also facilitate the collection of information and carry out analyses to assist the organization in its internal reflections as well as reporting. Key activities will include monitoring visits, support visits, desk review of reports, surveys, learning and reflection sessions, training assessments, research studies and others.

Other roles: The job holder will maintain effective relationships with staff, consultants and do­nors where required. From time to time, she/he will provide administrative and technical support in the implementation of activities in the MERL department.


  • Professional Background: The ideal candidate will be a mid to senior level professional in re­search, M&E and related fields with over 5 years of experience. Expertise in implementing MEL in governance, economic empowerment, gender equality and social inclusion, disability and human rights will be an added advantage.
  • Education: She/he should possess a Master’s degree in M&E, research, social sciences, public policy, international development, economics, or a related field.
  • Skills and Personal Attributes: The ideal candidate must be capable of working with dynamic datasets, programme frameworks and passionate about using advanced computer programs to analyse and present information to diverse groups of audiences. She/he will also possess strong analytical and writing skills in both English and Swahili.


The Foundation offers an attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, career development opportunities and excellent working conditions.


If you feel you meet the criteria outlined above, please apply in writing to the address below, and enclose the following documents:

A typed application letter stating why you feel you are the best candidate for the post

A fully typed curriculum vitae (CV)

Copies of relevant certificates

Full contact details, including telephone numbers and e-mail address

The names and contact details of three (3) professional references.

Closing date for all applications will be 15th April, 2021 at 15:00hrs

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The Executive Director

Foundation for Civil Society,

7 Madai Crescent Ada Estate Plot 154,

P. O. Box 7192, Dar es Salaam.

Email: [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Foundation has zero tolerance to bribery and corruption. We are committed to Gender Equality and Diversity. The Foundation is also an equal opportunity employer and therefore all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genet­ics, disability and age.