About Melkisedeck Leon Shine

OVERVIEW

My name is Melkisedeck Leon Shine, I am a Community Development Expert, Project Manager, Researcher and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning expert holding a Master of Project Management & Evaluation and Bachelor of Rural Development with experience of 7 (seven) years.

I’m interested in project planning, monitoring and evaluation, research, environmental and social impact assessment, poverty analysis, conflicts management, gender and development, entrepreneurship development, web design, and development together with information and communication management.

Currently, I am;

CAREER ASPIRATION    

To acquire a challenging position that will meet my competence and provide me an opportunity to grow fast, learn and achieve international standards of performance.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Date of birth:             23rd April 1993
  • Place of birth:            Kilimanjaro
  • Family status:            Single
  • Sex:                             Male
  • Nationality:                Tanzanian
  • Physical conditions:  Excellent

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Master of Project Management and Evaluation

2017-2019, University: Sokoine University of Agriculture

Courses: Project Planning and Appraisal, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistical Methods for Project Management, Development Planning, Project Financing, Gender and Development, Political Economy of Rural Development, Social Science Research Methodology, Research Innovations and Commercialization, Demography and Development, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Budgeting and Accounting for Project Managers, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Managing Development Projects, and Impact Evaluations.

Bachelor of Rural Development

2013 – 2016, University: Sokoine University of Agriculture

Courses: Development Planning, Project Designing, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Science Research Methodology, Training and Facilitation, Human resources management and administration, Gender and Development, Democracy and Governance, International Relation and Cooperation, Public policy, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Finance, Agriculture marketing, Cooperative Management, Agriculture extension, Computer applications, Entrepreneurship, Human Nutrition and other courses relating with Community Development.

PROFESIONAL WORKING EXPERIENCE

1. Executive Secretary and Programme Coordinator

Place/Office Arusha, Tanzania — Duration:June 2021 to date.

Descriptions: Co-Founder, Executive Secretary and Programme Coordinator at Sustainability in Action (SiA), an NGO operating in Tanzania Mainland.

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining executive’s agenda and assisting in planning appointments, board meetings, conferences etc.
  • Receiving and screening phone calls as well as emails and redirecting them when appropriate
  • Manage programmes designing, implementation, and M&E
  • Organize reviewal and appraisal of all SiA projects and activities

2. Sales and Marketing Admin

Office: Coastal Zone and Southern Highland Zone, Tanzania. Duration:August 2021 to date.

Descriptions: Sales and Marketing Supervisor at BareFoot International Limited

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and Supervise all Sales and Marketing activities
  • Supervise assigned Junior and Senior Sales Agronomists as per their Job Descriptions and share a daily status update of their performance.
  • Observe and timely communicate changing market dynamics including competitor’s price trends, changes of demand, availability/shortages.
  • Identify and develop new market segments through carefully observing and timely communicate future/forecasted potential products and demand.
  • Oversee marketing intelligence through remaining informed on technical developments, marketing trends, and competitor strategies via networking and personal development.

3. HR and Systems Admin

Place/Office and Duration: Arusha, TanzaniaAugust 2021 to date.

Descriptions: Human Resource Manager and Systems Administrator at BareFoot International Ltd

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Manage company employee issues and records.
  • Prepare Monthly Payroll
  • Design and manage company IT systems including HRM, Payroll, Corporate emails accounts, and company website.
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4. Township Executive Officer (TEO) Assistant

Place/Office and Duration: Rombo, Kilimanjaro — August to November 2016.

Descriptions: Volunteering — Mkuu Township Authority Executive Officer’s office

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Monitor social services including schools, health centers, electricity and water supply
  • Preparing Township Committees Meetings
  • Participate in community development training, workshops and researches.

5. Community Development Officer (CDO) Assistant

Place/Office and Duration: Rombo District Council — July to August 2016.

Descriptions: Field Practical — Community Development Department – Rombo District Council

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Monitor community development projects
  • Participate in community development training and seminars.
  • Participate in Community Development workshops and researches.

6. Ward Executive Officer Assistant

Place/Office and Duration: Rombo District — July to August 2015.

Descriptions: Field Practical — Makiidi Ward Executive Officer’s office

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the monitoring of social services.
  • Participate in Conflicts management.
  • Assist Ward Executive officer in all community development activities.

7. Research Program Management and M&E Consultant

Place/Office and Duration: Online Consultation — November 2014 to date (Part-time)

Descriptions: Online consultation on; Research methodology, Project Management and evaluation, Literature review, Agriculture entrepreneurship, Web design and Development, etc.

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Provision of services as a consultant

FIELD WORKING EXPERIENCE

1. Research Assistant

Place/Office and Duration: Njombe Region — May – June 2021.

Descriptions: Research on, Crop Insurance, Case of Maize

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Designing of research tools
  • Data collection, clearing and analysis

2. Data Processing Specialist

Place/Office — Duration: Morogoro — October to December 2019.

Descriptions: Baseline Survey Data ProcessingSingida and Dodoma region

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Data clearing, coding and entry
  • Data analysis (using SPSS) and data presentation

3. Researcher

Place/Office and Duration: Mvomero District — November 2017 to November 2019.

Descriptions: Participatory Action Research (PAR) — Factors behind differential outcomes from the implementation of Land Use Plan in Mvomero District.

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Concept and Proposal development
  • Data collection, coding, entry and analysis
  • Report writing and presentation

4. Research Assistant

Place/Office and Duration: Morogoro Municipality — November 2018 to May 2019.

Descriptions: Research on, Contribution of women vegetable vendors on household income

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Concept and Proposal development
  • Data collection, coding, clearing and entry
  • Data analysis and Report writing

5. Project Evaluator

Place/Office and Duration: Morogoro — May to July 2018.

Descriptions: Process Evaluation – Validation and popularization of the RIPAT Approach through SUA       community project

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Inception report development and developing Evaluation Methodology
  • Data collection, coding, entry and analysis
  • Report writing

6. Social Impact Assessment (SIA) – Team leader

Place/Office and Duration: Morogoro — May to July 2018.

Descriptions: Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of Abattoir Construction Project

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Leading SIA team and Managing SIA tasks
  • Developing SIA Methodology
  • Data collection, Data analysis and Report writing

7. Project Evaluator

Place/Office and Duration: Morogoro — January to February 2018.

Descriptions: End of Project Evaluation — Seed Sovereignty for Food and Income Security Project

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Inception report development
  • Developing Evaluation Methodology
  • Data collection, coding, entry and analysis
  • Report writing

8. Researcher

Place/Office and Duration: Rombo District — October 2015 to June 2016

Descriptions: Research on, Changing of gender roles and relations at household level: A case of Rombo district

Key Roles/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Concept and Proposal development
  • Data collection, coding, entry and analysis
  • Report writing

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Computer Application   

Word processing, Spreadsheet (Excel), MS Office Power Point, Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), Web Design.

Managerial Skills

Inter and Intra organization coordination and management, Planning and allocation of resources, Resources management and coordination

Communication

Interpersonal Skills & Techniques and Intrapersonal Skills & Techniques.

Project/Program Planning and Implementation

Logical framework analysis, Project cycle application, Project programming (policy analysis), Proposal development, Activities planning and scheduling, coordination of project implementation and M&E system

Monitoring and Evaluation

M&E system designing and coordination, M&E indicators development and use, M&E tools design and use, Feedback/Communication management

Social Science Research

Problem analysis, Literature review, Research design, Data collection and analysis, Report writing and Presentation

Community Development

Poverty and Policy Analysis, Community mobilization, Gender analysis and mainstreaming, Natural resources management, Conflict management, Training and facilitation, Entrepreneurship development, Agriculture extension

TRAINING AND SHORT COURSES

DurationTraining/Short coursesDescriptions
September 2019Driving courseBasic Driving course
Dec 18 to 22 2017Impact Evaluation MethodsApplications of Impact evaluation methods
Sept 2015Training of Trainers (ToT)Training on farm input management and crop production
Mar to Jul 2013JKT – (National Service Force)Physical and Mental Fitness
Nov to Dec 2010Basics skills on computer applicationsOverview of computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point and Excel)

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE

DateWorkshop/ConferencesDescriptions
December 2017Participatory Action Research WorkshopParticipatory Action Research Design
August 2016Minimize Teenagers PregnanciesDiscussing with stakeholders on how to minimize teenagers pregnancies especially in secondary schools
August 2016Microfinance and EntrepreneurshipProvision and Management of Loans

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION

DateResearch PaperStatus
2019Factors behind differential outcomes from the implementation of Land Use Plan in Mvomero DistrictPublished
2016Changing of gender roles and relations at household level: A case of Rombo districtUnpublished

MEMBERSHIP

Duration  Association                       Award/Position              
2021 to dateSustainability in Action (SiA)
2015 to dateRural Development Volunteers Association (RDVA)Certificate of Volunteer Service
2011-2013Community Volunteer Services – TanzaniaCertificate of Appreciation
2011-2016Youth of United Nations Association of TanzaniaCertificate of Participation
2007-2016Anti-Corruption Club MembershipCertificate of Participation
2011 to dateMALIHAI Clubs of TanzaniaCertificate of Membership