Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Senior MEAL Officer - Gender, protection & SRH under MEAL Sector for Humanitarian Response Program, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

This position is open only for female canddiates.

01 positions, based in Cox’s Bazar Field Office

The duration of the proposed contract is up to December 31, 2019

I.      Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

This position will be responsible for MEAL at a programmatic level, across all projects and at a strategic level for at least one sector of CARE Strategy. It will support project’s MEAL activities as well as will establish learning curve with central MEAL section. The incumbent will also responsible to undergo any responsibility from central MEAL system and will maintain relationship with internal and external stakeholder to capture learning. Donor commitment’s, field level accountability mechanism and reporting channel will be maintained by the position. The position need extensive analytical performance within the stipulated time frame.

II.    Responsibilities and Tasks: 

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Responsibility # 1: Monitoring & Evaluation: Implement M&E strategy and timely execution of M&E activities


  • Build MEAL Project Planning (MEAL PP) and Indicator Progress Tracking Table (IPTT) based on proposal documents using standardised templates. Check incoherence in narrative/budget/logframe to review (or build logframe if not existing) in coordination with Sector Lead.
  • Track projects and program/sector progress by updating MEAL PP (workplan) and IPTT on a monthly basis during monthly sector meeting with the support of the Reporting, Documentation and Monitoring officer.
  • Support MEAL coordinator with necessary data during donor reporting on MEAL section (output and Outcome progress).
  • Develop and update dashboard/GPS mapping per sector based on CARE overall MEAL strategy and MEAL framework.
  • Develop harmonised MEAL tools as per MEAL PP with inputs from the sector team and in coordination with Senior MEAL officers across sectors.
  • Conduct regular monitoring on the technical quality of sectoral interventions to ensure that interventions are implemented in line with (and monitored and evaluated against) CARE’s Humanitarian Accountability Framework, including:
  • The Core Humanitarian Standard.
  • Sphere Standards for WASH, shelter, NFIs and livelihoods.
  • Minimum standards in gender (including the WASH minimum commitments).
  • Lead on (internal) evaluation and manage (external) evaluation to measure changes (outcomes) resulting from CARE’s interventions.
  • Supervise the monitoring of outputs and check of data quality done by Reporting, Documentation and Monitoring Officer.



  • Responsibility # 2: Capture/record learning and disseminating them


  • Gather and analyse lessons learned and to share internally with sector lead and senior management in monthly sector meeting so decision can be made to improve program.
  • Convene cross-sector learning events including with partners and participate in external learning events.
  • Participate to proposal writing to reflect lessons learned on past program, review logframe and include MEAL activities / budget in the project.


  • Responsibility # 3: Ensure accountability system in place at all level of program implementation


  • Conduct regular consultation with affected communities to proactively share information about interventions, to assess participant satisfaction and collect feedback.
  • Coordinate information sharing with communities across sectors to ensure messages are harmonized.
  • Coordinate with Senior Accountability Officer and Sector team to respond and use feedbacks to improve programming.


Responsibility # 4: Capacity building of MEAL staff including partner staff to better monitor activities and implementation


  • Provide technical support, on job training and capacity building for CARE and partners program staff and volunteers on MEAL system and tools.
  • Provide training and orientation for partners, program staff, volunteers and enumerators on CARE’s Humanitarian Accountability Framework including:
  • The Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Sphere Standards for WASH, shelter, NFIs and livelihoods.
  • Minimum standards in gender (including the WASH minimum commitments).


III. Reporting to:  

MEAL Coordinator

IV.  Working Condition:  

Based in Cox’s Bazar Field Office

  • Qualification:
  • 3 to 5 years experiences in M&E framework development, survey, research, impact assessment and knowledge management.
  • Masters in Statistics, with practical focus on M&E, documentation and project report writing.
  • Familiar with various participatory tools and approaches.
  • High computer skills at MS Office, Excel, MS-Access and SPSS.
  • Very good comprehension of qualitative and quantitative aspects of M&E.
  • Knowledge of ‘community-led approach’, pro-poor local governance, and economic and social empowerment of the extreme poor.
  • Good communication skills in Bangla and English.

VI.  Core Competencies:

  • Practical experience of working in maternal and child health or social development project.
  • Networking and collaboration.
  • Negotiation and strategic decision making skill
  • Working across team units.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before January 09, 2019. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.