Helen Keller International (HKI), an International NGO, has been working in Bangladesh since 1978. HKI implements different projects in partnership with national and international NGOs, development partners, academic and research institutions, and the private sector. HKI takes a gender-sensitive approach to improving nutrition, food security and eye health. Current program areas include Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).

USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded HKI a five-year cooperative agreement to lead the Development Food Security Activity, “Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience, and Gender Equity” (SAPLING) on September 30, 2015, with the overall goal of improving gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people within the Bandarban District. To achieve this objective, HKI is working in partnership with CRS, CARITAS Bangladesh, three local implementing partners, individuals, communities, institutions, traditional leaders and the Government of Bangladesh to affect enduring positive change in its program areas by addressing immediate needs while investing in the future.

HKI is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for its SAPLING project. Preference will be given to qualified candidates from Bandarban Hill District and CHT in general.

Title : Manager Monitoring and Evaluation (1 position)
Job Location : Bandarban
Reporting to : Director – Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration : The project period is through September 2020; expected start date in March/ April 2019.

Scope of Work
Manager Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will provide support for both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of monitoring and evaluating for the HKI SAPLING project supervising M&E staff in the field, working with technical staff and collaborating partner with organizations.

Job Responsibilities
The M&E Manager will be based in Bandarban and is responsible for all M&E tasks taking place in the field.  Tasks include:

  • Supervise Upazila M&E Officers, providing oversight and guidance for routine field-level data quality assurance measures.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of routine monitoring data collection tools (quantitative and qualitative) under the guidance of the M&E Deputy Director.
  • Lead M&E training and capacity building of SAPLING staff (including consortium partners).
  • Coordinate closely with program leads and Managers to ensure use of data and programmatic adjustments as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to program staff at the field offices in order to coordinate collection, compilation and feedback of field-based data (e.g. DIP, DAP, IPTT etc.) on a regular basis to monitor the SAPLING project.
  • Ensure M&E activities in the DIP and DAP are carried out with quality
  • Assist in preparing timely reports, including project/donor/government reports that are consistent with the approved SAPLING award and with GoB reporting requirements
  • Ensure data collection is conducted in a timely and quality manner on a monthly basis and share the analysis with District, Union and Upazila staff every quarter
  • Work closely with the program and partner staffs and provide support to maintain the data consistency and to ensure data entry of all field level data in a timely and quality manner into iStream.
  • This position will also contribute in the process to incorporate research findings and monitoring results into the project activities to ensure that SAPLING learns and improves from these activities.
  • Contribute in design & undertake special studies as per need e.g., Annual Survey, Endline evaluation, Case studies on special issues.
  • Perform any other duty as requested by the Director, M&E as well as COP.

Required Qualifications
Education and Aptitude

  • Masters’ degree in a pertinent field (for example: statistics, epidemiology, public health, development and management, Rural and urban planning or related field.

Job related experience and knowledge
Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ work experience of monitoring and evaluation in development or food security related projects.
  • Knowledge of office systems, including experience with computer applications and statistical software (e.g. Access, Word, Excel, E-mail, SPSS/STATA, database management).
  • Experience working through partners both local NGOs/CBOs and GoB.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites within upazilas, unions and villages;
  • Based in Bandarban
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Fluency in both English and Bangla languages
  • Good analytical and report writing skills with proven command of English and Bangla.
  • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments e.g. ability to multi-task and work under pressure and tight deadlines and with a team of colleagues;

Desired:

  • A clear understanding on and experience with M&E framework, tools, process, sampling, data collection frequencies and data sources, monitoring and evaluation of programs related to nutrition improvement, food security and gender activities at rural household level.
  • Experience with USAID projects, with Food for Peace projects preferred
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research, sampling methodology and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with electronic data collection methods
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience working in the CHT areas and/or knowledge of the CHT region;
  • Fluency in a CHT language is preferred.

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Interested persons are requested to apply with a complete résumé (not more than 4 pages), cover letter stating your suitability for the position, contact telephone number and a copy of a recent passport size photograph. Applications should be sent to: The Head of HR at E-mail: Bangladesh-Recruitment@hki.org by February 11, 2019. Note: Please mention the position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

“Helen Keller International is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified women and minorities candidates. The organization has a smoke free working environment.”

Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler, the mission of Helen Keller International (HKI) is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. HKI combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI’s programs prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.”

www.hki.org