Job Title: Program Officer-Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
New or Refill: New
Core position:
Salary Grade: 4
Division/Dept.: Programs/Asia
Dept #/Subproj WO: Heifer International Bangladesh
Reports to: Program Manager-PME
Supervision: Employees     |  Volunteers   
Location: Rajshahi, Bangladesh  
Relocation Funds: Eligible  
Travel Required: Minimum 50% Annually
Salary Range (per annum): BDT. 428,820.00-BDT. 568,212.00-BDT. 707,604.00

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Program Officer- PME is responsible for project planning, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation processes and practices for different projects trying to identify innovative ways to measure project outputs, outcomes and impact. S/he will manage the development and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems (MELS) for the projects within the country program. S/he will be expected to build a strong relationship among the program staff to ensure performance indicators; output, outcome and impact data are prepared and collected properly in targeted geographic areas of Heifer International Bangladesh.


Highly motivated, superb listener and communicator, relationship builder, energetic and positive, team builder, impact-driven and innovative, organized, having strong business acumen, pro-active, respect for procedures and norms, curious, socially sensitive, values-oriented.


  • Collect and consolidate monthly, quarterly and semi-annual project progress reports at regionally. Provide necessary support to Program Manager of PME for data analysis, initial draft reports at based on BD MEL Plan package and or project result framework indicators.
  • Assist and facilitate in conducting Global Impact Monitoring (GIM) surveys, Baseline, Mid-term and final evaluation of programs/projects e.g. data collection, data cleaning and analysis etc.
  • Share the project progress performance information with country & regional teams and project partners on a regular basis– including project output and outcome indicators.
  • Manage and maintain all PM&E related all data base software at regionally.
  • Assist and facilitate to conduct trainings to project partners (at PP/regional level) on M&E and MIS related system at regionally.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.

(including approximate percentage effort)


A. Assist Heifer Bangladesh M&E team in scaling up program impact (40%)

  • Coordinate regular data collection through implementing partners and ensured quality of the data by random verifications and validations.
  • Record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way.
  • Analyze and discuss findings based on regular monitoring data.
  • Provide technical support on PM&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Project Officer/Project Coordinator and Partners.
  • Support the preparation of periodic reports and share with concerned departments and field teams.
  • Actively participate in the program/ project planning process and budgeting for effectiveness of program/project quality.
  • Project progress reports synthesized and compiled in the recommended format in coordination with field staff and concerned departments/ projects.
  • Field-monitoring reports are prepared based on recommended format and structures.
  • Increased capacity of project staff on M&E related activities.


B. Reporting and documentation (20%)

  • Assist in developing periodic reports.
  • Prepare and share field visit reports with relevant staff.
  • Regular periodic update of data/figures entered into PME database management system and carry out field verification and validation of data.
  • Collect and prepare case stories of project beneficiaries.
  • Assist to prepare project outputs report and communicate with field staff project specific reports, stewardship report is prepared and communicated with concerned staffs/stakeholders.
  • Compile and review the monthly numerical report and send to PME Manager with feedback.
  1. Periodic project report is prepared and communicated with field staff.
  2. Ensured quality of data/figures entered into the PME database management system timely.
  3. Field verification and validation of data/figures.


C. Project planning (20%)

  • Provide technical inputs and assist to develop Result framework at program/project level.
  • Implement data collection tools, plans and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Review and adjust M&E plans and targets, tools and processes periodically as needed.
  1. Ensure preparation and operationalization of detail Project Implementation Plan (PIP) at Project Partner level.
  2. Prepare sub-award budget, letter of agreements and carry out the project revisions.

D. Learning, sharing, and contribution to the effectives of the program (15%)

  • Promote culture of two way learning in the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with different programs for strengthening integration and cross-learning in programs.
  • Proactively volunteer for various team activities.
  • Show an eagerness to take on any other tasks assigned by the line manager.
  1. Learnings from M&E processes shared with the wider team like country and regional office.
  2. Support provided to partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in the projects.


E. May perform other job duties as assigned (5%)

  • Support research and evaluation initiatives in country.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.
  • Support other departments in dealing with any other tasks as may be required.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Business Administration, Statistics, Economics and any other social science related field is required. Minimum 3 years’ working experience in monitoring & evaluation and data management with at least 2 years with some international organization.

Preferred Requirements:
Master’s degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Business Administration, Economics and any other social science related field.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating in local economic development related project.
  • Experience of field data collection and data management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organizations.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to verify information.
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques and processes.
  • Data collection by using tap-based software like SurveyCTO.
  • Basic data analytical and research skills.
  • Good command over report writing in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision.
  • Excellent computer knowledge with command on MS Office, MS Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, STATA and SurveyCTO.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
  • Proven team and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues both within and outside the country.
  • May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
  • Willingness to travel both locally and internationally.
  • Able to effectively promote Heifer’s mission values, and objectives.


Heifer International Bangladesh invites application from qualified candidates. Please submit application form along with CV, scanned photo and cover letter addressing to Country Director to on or before September 28, 2019.