The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (The Federation) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The Federation has been working with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for more than 30 years in humanitarian fields mainly disaster response and management, cyclone preparedness, disaster relief and recovery, community based disaster preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation, etc. The British Red Cross (BRC) works under the auspices of the Federation in Bangladesh in close cooperation with the BDRCS.

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of the global network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and emergencies. We enable vulnerable people to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world’s largest independent humanitarian network and are committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The BRC has a long history of working closely with and supporting the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS). In Cox’s Bazaar, BRC is supporting BDRCS in assisting people from Myanmar through a WASH program in camps. In line with BRC’s strategy, a longer-term engagement with BDRCS for host communities is currently underway in Teknaf using the ‘’Vulnerability to Resilience’’ (V2R) model and approach.

Position: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) Officer
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Teknaf
No. of Position: 1 (one)

Our Principles and Values
Our values (compassionate, courageous, inclusive and dynamic) underpin everything we do. As a member of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the British Red Cross is committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles : humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and u.

Overall Purpose of the Post
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) Officer will roll out monitoring systems and processes of the project and ensure learning is documented, used for continuous project improvement and shared. The PMEAL Officer is recruited by BRC but is seconded to BDRCS. The PMEAL Officer will work closely with the BRC PMEAL Manager based in Dhaka and BRC PMEAL Adviser based in the UK Office.

The PMEAL Officer will be responsible for developing tools and for managing data to track project indicators systematically. He/she will provide technical support and contribute to staff training and mentoring in areas of data collection, analysis and other project-level M&E-related deliverables. In addition, the PMEAL officer will ensure that communities are being consulted and involved throughout the project cycle, whilst liaising with relevant officers and managers in the BRC country office in Dhaka, using feedback to inform project adaptation.
This post required extensive travel to project areas at least 50%of the time.


  • The PMEAL Officer will have relevant M&E experience, including managing monitoring processes, tracking progress, planning and implementing different assessments for collecting data and information, formulating reports and technical excellence in managing all data. He/she should have a high level of computer literacy.
  • He/she will recognise the importance of developing and maintain respectful relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders. He/she should have a positive mind-set and a can do attitude, motivated to work with a professional and committed team, and determined to achieve quality outputs

Duties and Responsibilities
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support BRC’s project planning process in line with the BRC Bangladesh Country Plan, liaising with managers to ensure that they meet required quality standards and deadlines.
  • Roll out mapping & assessment and contribute to developing and/or updating contextual analysis and framework of the project through providing coherence information and data.
  • Design tools of M&E in consultation with the programme team and PMEAL manager in Bangladesh
  • Develop progress monitoring systems, design tools and train BDRCS staff based on the indicators set in the log frame.
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to project areas to assess progress against agreed M&E plan and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
  • Monitor project activities and progress towards achieving the project outputs.
  • Ensure that project monitoring systems provide timely, high quality data that is consistently collected, analyzed and shared in a user-friendly format with project management, implementing partners and stakeholders.
  • Support baseline, midline and end line surveys, technical backstopping mission, midterm review (MTR) and final evaluation process of the project.
  • Ensure process and storage of M&E data through using appropriate MIS system.

Accountability, Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Support to set up Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) system for the project to ensure accountability to populations BRC supports through BDRCS engagements in line with accountability principles of BDRCS
  • Coordinate closely with field staff, community management groups and others to receive feedback from communities in order to reflect those in program enhancements
  • Coordinate and work closely with BDRCS Accountability team to proactively engage in the Communicating with Communities (CwC) Working Group and Emergency Communications Working Group to facilitate information sharing and feedback channels
  • Document the learning and best practices of the project at different remote project implementation arrears.
  • Ensure that analysis and findings from monitoring and reporting are communicated to the project team, internal and external stakeholders effectively.
  • Conduct M&E related training/s for project staff and volunteers
  • Follow dissemination strategy to disseminate learnings and best practices with different stakeholders

Reporting and Documentation

  • Coordinate with Technical staff at field level to collect, compile, analyze and interpret monthly project performance reports.
  • Maintain an overview of all reporting deadlines and requirements and ensuring the reports are submitted in a timely manner and good quality.
  • Conduct data validation on a monthly basis, assisting field staff for accurate and authentic information/data collection through providing specific training/on the job training.
  • Track and update the Indicator Tracking Table in a timely manner
  • Create opportunities to discuss general monitoring issues raised by staff and assist to find solutions to encountered problems.
  • Establish suitable follow-up mechanisms to analysis at field level.

Duties Applicable to All Staff

  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Principles.
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by line manager and Country Manager.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences – including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis. You can read more about our commitment to diversity on our website.

Person Specification

University degree or equivalent in a field related to development (Disaster Management, Development Studies, Geography, Sociology, Statistics)
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience on M&E
Experience and skills in developing monitoring and evaluation tools
Experience and skills in developing tools for community based participatory monitoring
Experience in working with local communities, civil society, partners, LGIs and governments officials
Experience of working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements
Competence in IT (Word, Excel, Power Point, internet, statistical analysis tools etc.)
Good  Bangla and English; spoken and written
Core Competencies
Commitment to the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement
Integrity & high standards of personal conduct;
Listening skills; Cultural sensitivity; Flexibility & adaptability; Teamwork; Interpersonal skills
Ability to inspire others; to pass his/her skills to others and to motivate them to put them into practice;
Ability to adapt various concepts and tools to the particular environment and needs of the relevant National Society
Personal Qualities
Proactive, highly motivated and able to use initiative to a significant degree
Ability to think strategically
Patient and supportive
Ability to communicate verbally and in written to both programme and non- programme staff

Willing to work for vulnerable and people in need.


In order to be shortlisted for interview, you need to meet the essential criteria as outlined above.
N.B. All disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria (ü) will be short-listed for interview in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme

This job description and person specification may be subject to change as a result of operational requirements.

Application Instructions:

  • Last date of application is 16 December, 2018 on or before 5:00 p.m.
  • Candidates who don’t have Graduation or equivalent qualification and Experience on relevant field need not to apply.
  • Only suitable and qualified candidates are invited to apply with their detailed CV and Cover Letter justifying your suitability to: Country Manager, British Red Cross, 684-686, Bara Mogh Bazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh By email at:

Only short-listed candidates will be notified
The IFRC is an equal opportunity employer