Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Monitoring, Evaluation & Documentation Manager for Integrated Continuum of Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care project

01 position, based in Patuakhali

The duration of the proposed contract is up to December 31, 2021.

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 94 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.

UNICEF and UNFPA have partnered with government of Bangladesh and jointly launched “Integrated Continuum of Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care” to reduce maternal, neonatal and under-five child mortality and morbidity, improve young child growth and development. This initiative is aligned with 4th Health Nutrition Population sector plans (2017-2022) and  is being implemented by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under MOH&FW with technical and financial support from UNICEF and UNFPA in five districts from (2018-2021). CARE has partnering with UNICEF for implementing community based intervention in Patuakhali and Sirajganj districts to create an enabling environment for utilization of Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent health services among the community through demand creation. Through this engagement, health systems are expecting to increase key care-practices at home, timely care seeking from appropriate providers and utilization of health services leading to improved MNCH coverage. At the end of the initiative aims at modeling a cost-effective approach for district evidence based planning and budgeting, focuses to bring, quality, equity and responsiveness in services, and establishing feasible model for health system strengthening.

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Documentation Manager will be placed either in Patuakhali Office and directly responsible for reviewing, updating and implementing the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LM&E) framework/strategy for ImSRH&MNH Project. S/he will directly responsible to pro-actively coordinate all M&E activities of the project for respective district, ensure data entry, consistency, reliability, timeliness and quality to satisfy program's M&E requirements and produce quality reports. The M&E and documentation manager will play the vital role in implementing the strategic aspects of ImSRH&MNH Project LM&E. S/he will ensure that the Monitoring Framework is properly understood and implemented by all levels project staffs and that adequate training and orientations are provided to the people as applicable. S/he will be responsible for taking initiatives of upgrading M&E tools, developing guidelines, prepare training/ workshop curriculum and producing the output.

The position will uphold the main responsibilities to regularly compile, analyze and interpret the M&E data and evidences of the project that enable project team, specially upazila team to implement evidence based action. S/he will implement ImSRH&MNH project's LM&E system to measure project impact in terms of the project’s effectiveness and efficiency. S/he will help District Health and Family Planning department to capture the entire relevant maternal and newborn health indicator in their system, support them to analyze and share with different stakeholders. S/he will help them to introduce the tools and strategy for Maternal and Newborn death review. In addition, S/he will share the ICQMNCHC Project performance and progress with the relevant stakeholders through attending the H&FP monthly coordination meeting at different level. The M&E and documentation manager will work in a team in such a way that tasks are delegated in a fair and responsible manner. S/he also ensures reflection and learning practice throughout the project.
II.   Responsibilities and Tasks:
% of Time
Responsibility # 1: Effective Implementation of the Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation (LM&E) system for ImSRH&MNH Project

50%

  • Effective implementation of existing LM&E strategy in the ICQMNCHC project interventions areas.
  • Monthly collect, compile, analyze and interpret the CHV, CG and CSG performance data from all upazila of ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas.
  • Regular interpret the evidences of best practices, identify the gaps and share with the upazila team to implement evidence based action.
  • Introduce tools for maternal, prenatal and newborn death notification at all level and orient the relative stakeholders in ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas.
  • Introduce the tools for maternal death review and implement it at all level of ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas according to the existing guideline.
  • Work closely with Health and Family Planning Department of ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas and share regular project performance report.
  • Collect performance report of district Health and Family Planning department; analyze, interpret the data and share with the respective department and help GoB counterpart to implement evidence based best practices and identify the gaps for further improvement.

 

Responsibility # 2: Ensure effective documentation through reflection and learning 
15%
  • Generate, sharing, updating and documenting the learning and best practices of the project at different remote unions of ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas.
  • Develop and ensure practice of knowledge management by the upazila team across the project
  • Work closely with project team to document and analyses the lessons learnt.
  • Write the success and failure stories and shares them with UNICEF and other CARE projects.
  • Establish dissemination strategy to disseminate the learning and best practices to the wider audiences of ImSRH&MNH project interventions areas.

 

Responsibility # 3: Program Planning & Reporting and Documentation 15%
  • Share the monthly project performance report with senior management.
  • Analyze and interpret quarterly CHV and CC, CG and CSG performance reports of upazila and share with both upazila and senior management, assist upazila team for data based decision making and further improvement.
  •  Coordinate and prepare monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports within stipulated deadline and finalize after input from PO, PM, TL and other team member.
  •  Ensure that project data from the field is synthesized and analyzed, prepare reports for review and suggest necessary improvements.
  • Contribute to the report preparation for the different studies/evaluation/newsletter required by the project and UNICEF.  

 

Responsibility # 4: Capacity Building and Supervision of the team on M&E to efficiently implementation of M&E system in the field
10%
  • Assist the Project Officer at field level to collect, compile, analyze and interpret monthly project performance reports.
  • Orient project staffs on different monitoring tools and provide on-job training for the Project staff.
  • Conduct Data validation every month, assist field staffs for accurate and authentic information/data collection through providing specific training/on the job training.
  • Document ongoing good practice works from field including lesson learned and accordingly develop staffs capacity on documentation.
  • Create opportunities to discuss general monitoring issues raised by staffs and assist to find solutions to encountered problems.
  • Establish proper follow-up mechanisms for analysis at field level as well as district level.

 

Responsibility # 5: Capacity building of MOHFW staff
10%
  • Provide capacity building support to the respective MIS staff of both department through OJT.
  • Support them to capture the entire relevant maternal and newborn health indicator in their system and analyze and share with different stakeholders.
  • Help them to introduce the tools and strategy for Maternal and Newborn death review.
  • Develop a system to share the ImSRH&MNH performance and progress with the relevant stakeholders through attending the H&FP monthly coordination meeting at different level.
  • Settle him within the both department as a key M&E person.

 

III. Reporting to:  

Project Manager 

IV.  Working Condition:  
This is a Patuakhali Office based position with frequent field visits for process monitoring, training support, ensure accurate and reliable data and also to ensure that best practices and lessons learned  have been accumulated. About 70% of the time is required to spend in the field.

V. 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:

  • Excellent communication, reporting writing and presentation skills in English and Bangla.
  • 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.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

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.

Compensation

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 February 11, 2019

Note:

  • 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.