TITLE : Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Manager
REPORTS TO : Chief of Party
LOCATION : Bangladesh

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Manager for the anticipated USAID Youth Workforce Development for Bangladeshi Youth activity.

The purpose of the project is to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Bangladesh. The project will align with USAID/Bangladesh Feed the Future activities, and will support youth skills development, forge linkages with the private sector to facilitate job placement, and create an enabling environment for women’s employment. Activities will focus on the food processing and light engineering sectors.

Job Summary:

The MEL Manager will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan with appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed. S/he will also train staff and partners and liaise with USAID on M&E reporting requirements, project learning strategies, and protocols for modifying the M&E plan. S/he will work closely with local partners to coordinate local data collection in the field, and contribute to the development of monthly and quarterly performance reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate implementation of M&E for the project.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to relevant project staff.
  • Lead development of quality assurance systems for the project to ensure data quality.
  • Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee and guide development of the project’s information management system
  • Prepare and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder.
  • Operationalize the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
  • Identify M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
  • Integrate CLA principles into M&E plan design and implementation
  • Contribute to progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required.
  • Advise and promote best practices in data management and M&E among project staff and partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Advanced degree* in social science, statistics, evaluation science or other related field;
  • A minimum of seven years* of relevant professional experience managing monitoring and evaluation for complex development activities, preferably activities related to workforce development, economic growth, agricultural value chains, gender and social inclusion, and/or related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, the private sector, local government representatives and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English and Bangla, both verbally and in writing;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting
    approach and principles, preferably with prior experience integrating them into programming and diffusing lessons to USAID and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate monitoring, learning, and evaluation processes across multiple offices, local stakeholders and geographic regions; and
  • Ideally, the candidate will also have worked on USAID or other donor programs and be familiar with USAID’s approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning.

*Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) to APROProposal@fhi360.org.

Application Deadline: 14th July 2018