JOB TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

REPORTING TO: Head of Programs

DURATION: 6 Months (paid)

JOB STATION: UNA Tanzania Offices; 27 Mikocheni street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


The United Nations Association of Tanzania (UNA Tanzania) is a non- governmental organization established in 1964, working to promote the principles and values of the United Nations (UN) in Tanzania. UNA Tanzania focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on matters of democracy, human rights, peace and security and governance.

UNA Tanzania is registered under the non-Governmental act of 2002, with Registration No. 00NGO/R2/000181. The Organization is also registered in the World Federation of the United Nations Associations (WFUNA) as a national civil society organization associated with the UN, and a link between the citizen and the UN, making sure that the UN is meaningful to the lives of the people.

UNA Tanzania works with the United Republic of Tanzania Government, Local and International partners through different programs and projects to advocate on the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030, African Union (AU) agenda 2063 to make better lives of people in Tanzania without leaving no one behind.

The overall aim of UNA Tanzania is “To bring people closer to the UN’’ creating an enabling environment for youth and the society in inclusive decision-making processes, protection of human rights and implementation of Agenda2030.


The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will provide M&E technical expertise in the design, development, and implementation of programme activities. 


Technical expertise

  • Developing project indicators, M&E frameworks, logical framework analysis, and evaluation designs and data analysis.
  • Coordinate programme surveys, reviews/evaluations and maintain M&E databases
  • Ensure data quality standards and adherence to M&E operations procedures
  • Liaise with policy makers from national and local to promote, review/ develop track and use project indicators in planning and identify best practices that can be translated into scale-up activities.

Tracking of project progress

  • Regular update of the project and compliance reporting
  • Design and review of programme dashboards


  • Prepare regular M&E progress reports and review the reporting tools


  • Work with the project team to establish and implement impact evaluation frameworks to support the measurement of the impact of project deliverables.
  • Initiate and Support development of project models

Knowledge management

  • Coordinate programme/project documentation and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt
  • Coordinate the documentation of programme briefs and fact sheets

Operational planning and execution

  • Organize and facilitate quarterly, semi-annual, and annual program review meetings with programme staff and partners and give feedback on M & E.


 Education and knowledge  

  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience acceptable. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.  
  • Financial management and analytical skills including experience in managing budgets. 
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to write reports, articles, and manuscripts. 
  • Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to present data to lay audiences. 
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office.  


  • experience in a diverse range of technical areas and knowledgeable in SGDs, youth, and climate change.
  • Ability to use data to inform decisions and an ability to synthesize and analyse data using a range of tools e.g., SPSS and Nvivo. 


  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritize workload. 
  • Relationship building and networking skills. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Creative and lateral thinking. 
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude. 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. 
  • Strong IT skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail. 


  • Analytical, strategic orientation and thinking. 
  • Integrity, commitment, and respect for diversity.  
  • Teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. 
  • Innovative approach to challenges. 
  • Commitment to UNA Tanzania’s mission, vision, and values. 

How to apply 

If interested, submit your application through Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. The cover letter and CV should be in a single file saved under your name and not longer than a total of five (5) pages. Deadline for submission: 06.07.2023 at 23:59 EAT. Please note that any submission done after the indicated time will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview procedures. For more details, please visit our website

*Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

Duly note that the United Nations Association of Tanzania does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment


On 13th of June UNA Tanzania launched the regional climate resilience pilot project at Mpwapwa urban water supply and sanitation authority office in Dodoma region, Tanzania. UNA Tanzania in partnership with LM International and IAS Kenya is implementing the climate resilience project in Mpwapwa District which aims to pilot a 7 pillar regional resilience model in Tanzania to strengthen the ability of communities to cope and regulate effects of climate change. The 7 pillars model focuses on engaging the communities to drive their own nature-based solutions which can help create sustainable living conditions in their villages. The 7 pillars are natural resources management and environmental sustainability; community health and water; governance and human rights-based approaches; economic empowerment; peace building, safety and security; infrastructure development as well as education empowerment.

The launch was attended by 35 key stakeholders from the district including representatives from the District Commissioner’s Office, District Executive Director’s office, District Police Office, religious leaders at the district level and community leaders from four villages of Ng’hambi ward namely; Ng’ambi, Kiyegea, Kazania and Mbugani. The launch was initiated by Hon George Fuime who is the Councillor of Mpwapwa and the chairperson of Mpwapwa District Council. During the inception, the stakeholders discussed the status of climate change impacts in Ng’hambi ward, challenges of implementation of climate change initiatives and overall priorities for climate change interventions which is crucial in achieving the set objectives of the project.

“Climate change is serious in our ward, we need not only resilience measures but also awareness creation on the issue. Hence, we welcome this pilot in our district with open arms” Guest of Honor Hon. George Fuime emphasized as he offers his salutation during the launch.

Hon. George Fuime offering his remarks during the launch

Hon. George Fuime

On the following 2 days, capacity building workshop for resilience based on needs was conducted at Ng’hambi village of Ng’ambi ward. The workshop was attended by 41 community members from the 4 villages of the ward including Ng’hambi Ward Chancellor, Ward Executive officers, Village Executive Officers, Village Chairpersons, Religious leaders, Ward Auxiliary Police, and villagers consisting of pastoralists, farmers. The workshop employed a participatory learning approach in order to assess the knowledge of Ng’hambi people on climate change and learn the best practices used on climate resilience. At the end of the workshop the community leaders and members not only enhanced their capacity on climate resilience but also created a community action plan to guide climate resilience initiatives in their villages.

Community leaders and members discussing the allocation of resources in their villages to create climate resilience community action plan in Ng’hambi ward.

Community leaders and members discussing the allocation of resources in their villages to create climate resilience community action plan in Ng’hambi ward.

UNA Tanzania is on a quest to create resilient and environment conscious community 💪


UNA Tanzania kick-started the campaign ‘Green Mondays, Green Decisions’. The main objective of the campaign is to contribute to raising awareness of the climate change agenda and influence people to make green decisions for the sustainability of the planet. The new campaign was launched at Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam, in commemoration of The World Environment Day 2023.

The campaign ‘Green Mondays, Green Decisions’ aims to sensitize people, such as youth, children, women, CSOs, and decision makers to make sustainable decisions for the planet. To be able to make sustainable choices, people need to know the importance of sustainability, and learn what they can do to ensure a sustainable future. The campaign aspires to provide people with clear and relevant information that links their choices to environmental outcomes, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity, and improving human health.

The launch consisted of a tree planting session, a panel discussion, a quiz to stimulate sensitization and a plenary discussion. The event influenced students to take action towards climate change, broadened their understanding of the importance of making green decisions and experiences on sustainability from individuals with diverse backgrounds was shared.

Speakers consisted of Doctor Nicholas Mwageni; Head of Disaster Risk Management Training Department from Ardhi University, who spoke of creating awareness of sustainability by increasing the number of environmentally-focused courses at the university. Mr. Msololo Onditi; Head of Programs from FORUM CC brought attention to the connection between every individual’s daily habits and climate change, and urged for the need of green initiatives. Ebenezer Mathew, from the 3rd best team in the 2022 Kesho Yetu Climate Hackathon conducted by UNA Tanzania, spoke of the urgency of the climate crisis and the power youth has in making environmental decisions. Happy Malunde, from the 2nd best team in the 2022 Kesho Yetu Climate Hackathon highlighted the link between health and the climate.

Ebenezer Mathew, from the 3rd best team in the 2022 Kesho Yetu Climate Hackathon during panel discussion

At the end of the event, students made pledges  and committment to protect the environment for their benefit and the benefit of the future generations.

“It is my call to every individual out there to participate making a better world, for I believe, together we can explore innovative ways to promote green living and encourage people to make environmentally conscious decisions to create a better tomorrow for our generation, said Herrieth Chuva, a student at the University of Dar es salaam.

Herrieth Chuva during tree planting activity at the launch




For the first time since the inception of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, Tanzania reported the progress of SDGs implementation in 2019. This was a landmark milestone in the history of the country in which not so many UN member states had conducted such an important national-led process by that time. Globally, this process is convened under the authority of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and presented at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) annually since 2016.   

Every member state is voluntarily required to report on the progress that it made on the implementation of SDGs from local, regional to national level, involving stakeholders such as the Government, civil society organizations, media, local governments, private sector, UN agencies, development partners, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), community based organizations (CBOs), etc. The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view of accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Tanzania, this process is coordinated by the Government through the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP). The Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) is the custodian of the national plans and budget which are important tools for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

In regard to the principle of inclusivity while preparing the Voluntary National Review, civil society organizations working towards the achievement of fulfilling the SDGs are coordinated through the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform. which was established in 2015 and is convened by UNA Tanzania and Africa Philanthropic Foundation (APF). The platform operates according to the National Coordination Framework for the Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of SDGs (NCF-SDGs), which aims at facilitating smooth, efficient and effective coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the SDGs and other international and regional development commitments.

Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform self-organizes, coordinates and documents CSOs’ contributions towards the implementation, follow up and monitoring of the SDGs. The platform is part of the Africa Civil Society Working Group (AWG). Members of Tanzania National CSOs Platform on Sustainable Development consist of diverse civil society organizations from grassroots organizations to international non-governmental organizations and representing different constituencies seeking to contribute meaningfully towards the implementation and follow-up and review of sustainable development in Tanzania.

In 2019, the Platform conducted national CSOs consultations which led to Tanzania´s first CSOs VNR report and CSOs contribution into the national VNR report. At that time, the national review indicated that of the 17 Goals, the United Republic of Tanzania was doing reasonably well in addressing eight goals (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 16). With commensurate domestic partnerships, efforts and international support, four goals (7, 9, 11, 12) were expected to be achieved by the target year 2030. Five goals (1, 13, 14, 15, 17) were considered to need extra efforts to be achieved. 

In March 2022, Tanzania was accepted by the UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) to submit its second VNR report to the High Level Political Forum in July 2023. The Ministry of Finance and Planning therefore informed the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform to start the national CSOs VNR consultations.

The 2023 Voluntary National Review marks the second time that Tanzania is reporting the progress of SDGs at the High Level Political Forum (the first time being 2019). This year’s theme is “Accelerating the recovery from COVID-19 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” All goals will be under review with a special focus on SDG 6 (water and sanitation), 7 (Clean Energy), 9 (Industrialization, Infrastructure and Innovation), 11 (Sustainable Cities), and 17 (Partnership for the Goals). As stated previously, the Ministry of Finance and Planning started the national process by sharing the roadmap for 2023 VNR, in particular the timeframe for stakeholders consultations. There on, The Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform commenced the 2023 national CSOs VNR consultations. 

However, before commencing national consultations, Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform conducted a series of preparatory VNR multi stakeholder workshops aimed at receiving feedback, experiences, and lessons learned on the implementation of SDGs, Analyzing progress, achievements and critical success factors to attain the sustainable development including best practices by CSOs, Discussing challenges and gaps in implementation and any new and emerging issues concerning SDGs implementation in Tanzania. Moreover, through the platform’s consultations, CSOs had an opportunity to identify ways and techniques on how marginalized and vulnerable groups would be involved in the 2023 VNR processes, created a CSOs data collection tool and an improved 2023 CSOs VNR report structure. One of the outcomes was a national CSOs VNR roadmap to lead the process in the country.

“During the last quarter of 2022 until March 2023, the platform started national consultations which have already involved more than 2,720 civil societies,  community based organizations, local groups and faith based organizations from 6 zones of the country at all levels from village, ward, district, region and national level which is a major improvement from the 2019 VNR report where only 500 CSOs were reached. The CSOs involved are working in diverse sectors such as agriculture, water, climate, gender, education, energy, mining, peace, justice, infrastructures, innovation, industrialization, economics development and health” (Reynald Maeda, UNA Tanzania’s Executive Director and co-convener of the platform)

Reynald Maeda presenting a brief of the VNR process during the People Living with Disabilities consultation

During the consultations, thematic leads led sessions for specific goals. For example, Hakielimu led Goal 4 (Quality Education), Forum for Climate Change led Goal 13 (Climate Change), TGNP led Goal 5 (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment), Policy Forum led Goal 17 (Partnership for the Goal), HAKI RASILIMALI led Goal 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) and THDRC led Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) to mention a few.

Since the fundamental principle governing the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development; “Leave no one Behind” calls for inclusiveness in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Governments and other stakeholders are obligated to respect this principle by ensuring that marginalized and vulnerable groups such as women, youth, people with disabilities, children  and others are actively engaged towards attaining these global goals.

In ensuring that the principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’ is realized, the Platform organized Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Hearings aimed at amplifying the voices of vulnerable groups in the VNR process in Tanzania. Thematic leads led sessions for specific groups as well. To cite a few, Save The Children led consultations for children, UNESCO Tanzania led consultations for media and UNOHCHR supported consultations for PWDs. This ensured that the VNR process was inclusive, captured their specific needs and that the needs were integrated into the CSOs VNR Report as well as the national VNR report 2023.

The Voluntary National Review Report provides a range of opportunities to stakeholders working toward SDGs implementation, monitoring and reporting. These include CSOs 2023 VNR Shadow Report (which will be used as an advocacy tool), participation in regional and global forums such as Africa Regional Forum on SDGs and High Level Political Forum respectively. These platforms offer Side Events, VNR Labs, Special Events, and Exhibition in which CSOs discuss their progress, challenges, lessons learnt, best practices and experiences on SDGs. Further, VNR is a platform where CSOs can form new partnerships, networks, and alliances necessary for SDGs implementation, monitoring and reporting.


Apply for the 2023 African Youth Summit

Global Changemakers is an international youth organization with a mission to support youth to create positive change towards more fair, just and sustainable communities. We do this through skills development, capacity building, mentoring and grants.

The Global Changemakers in collaboration with the ATKV have announced the fully funded 2023 African Youth Summit. The Regional Summit willtakeplace in Cape Town, South Africa from October 17th –20th, 2023.

A life-changing week of skill training, networking, and capacity building with 50 of Africa’s most influential young leaders will be open to changemakers aged 21 to 28 from or residing in Africa who are trying to make a positive impact in their communities. After the summit, they will become a part of a global network of more than 1200 Changemakers and be qualified to apply for grant money to expand and amplify their influence.

Eligibility: Changemakers from or residing in Africa, aged 21 to 28 trying to bring about positive change in their communities are eligible to apply.

Deadline: midnight Central African Time on 10 June 2023

More information and the application form can be found through the following link: