Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

1 position, based at Kishoregonj Field Office

The duration of the proposed contract is up to September 28, 2020.

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, we 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.

Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO III) Program is a five-year USAID-funded food security program that started end of September 2015. The aim of the program is to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people in target communities from 8 districts and 23 Upazilas in Char and Haor regions by 2020. The program will achieve enduring change for over 1.1 million women, adolescent girls, children under five, men, and youth, through a comprehensive development approach that strategically layers, sequences and integrates technical interventions that meet the immediate needs of the targeted communities while also investing in social, economic, and institutional capital to build a foundation for future food security and resilience. The program will be implemented in partnership with local NGOs with technical support from various GoB departments/units, academia and national/international organizations.

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer, as the member of SHOUHARDO III Program’s Monitoring & Evaluation team, is responsible for ensuring implementation of an effective comprehensive M&E system at  district level; integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the Program interventions at PNGO level. S/he is responsible to supervise Field Monitors, and ensure commodity monitoring (End use, Onsite/ FDP and Re-monitoring) in assigned areas. S/he take initiative for capacity Build of PNGO TO-M&E, M&EO and Field Monitors in Information Systems.

S/he should extend effective support to the PNGOs by on the job support as needed, PM&E sessions, Community Score Card, Resilience Measurement, Panel Data Collection and Field Surveys. S/he will be held accountable to provide support to smooth implementation of ICT based e-M&E of SHOUHARDO III.

S/he will ensure data quality through systematic cross/ spot checking and triangulation of monitoring data at its primary and secondary sources in regular basis. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring quality monitoring data and information through regular meetings with the PNGOs’ M&E Officers and Field Monitors and making purposive visit to the field and local institutions. The incumbent is accountable for hard and soft data management and preservation ensuring accuracy and timely presentation of CARE M&E activity data.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

      % of Time

Responsibility # 1: Support Partners to ensure effective data collection systems are in place.

40%

  • Guide TO-M&E and other TOs implementing program data collection processes.
  • Ensure quality monitoring data and information through regular meetings with the PNGO M&E Officers and Field Monitors, and by making purposive visits to the field and local institutions.
  • Provide feedback to TO-M&E about use of Routine Monitoring Tracking Sheet (RMTS) that are in place for routine monitoring system.
  • Organize joint program M&E visits with PNGO M&E team for quality enhancement and trouble shooting.
  • Guide M&E so that they are well versed in supporting PM&E Sessions, the Community Score card, resilience measurement, conduct panel data and other field surveys.
  • Respond to immediate needs of the TOs.
  • Provide revised guidelines and required guidance to TOs in consultation with RME&LMs as appropriate.

 

Responsibility # 2: Planning and Reporting on the SHOUHARDO III Program.

35%

  • Involve data collection for data quality assessment in regular basis using tab/handheld device that are designed into a web based e-M&E system.
  • Review and compile Field Monitors (FM) report, data and submit to RME&LM.
  • Assist M&EO and TO-M&E for preparing error free database.
  • Attend different meeting and workshop when required.
  • Extend effective support to the TO-M&E to better analyze and interoperate M&E data.
  • Collect basic case study information from field and send it to RME&LM.

 

Responsibility # 3: Staff Supervision and Performance Management.

25%

  • Performance planning, guidance, assessment for supervisee.
  • Coaching and mentoring to direct reports.
  • Support TO-M&E to conduct M&E related training to staffs and volunteers.
  • Provide on the job training to FM, M&EO and TO-M&E to improve staffs capacity. 
  • Respond to M&EO and TO-M&E's day to day needs.
  • Others as assigned by Supervisor according to program priority.

 

III. Reporting to:  

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer reports directly to Regional Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager (RME&LM)  and directly supervises all Field Monitor (FM) based at Regional level.

IV.  Working Condition:  
Position based under Regional Office. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer is expected to spend approximately 50% of his/her work time in the field and provide intensive support to the PNGOs’ Technical Officer-M&E and M&E Officers to ensure data quality and free flow of information in a timely manner.

V. Qualification:

  • Minimum 3 years professional and practical experience in the M&E field.
  • Masters’ degree preferably in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics or equivalent with combination of qualifications and practical experience in relevant field.
  • Computer skill in SPSS, MS Access and Excel is essential.
  • Basic understanding on ICT in M&E.

VI.  Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of participatory approach, institutional assessment, quantitative and qualitative techniques for various assessments and analysis.
  • Ability to manage M&E database, including template design, data entry, cleaning, logical checks of monitoring data.
  • Willingness and strong commitment to travel in the remote field, adapt hardship and work in a team.
  • 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 16, 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.