Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tk. 60,000 (Monthly)

Penny Appeal is an award-winning international humanitarian charity offering a range of life-saving humanitarian solutions in over 30-crisis hit countries. As one of the fastest growing charities in the sector, we have transformed countless numbers of lives and empowered communities around the globe helping to break the poverty cycle through our simple vision: taking your small change and making a big difference.

Penny Appeal is a twice Guinness-World-Record holder and works closely with leading celebrities and globally renowned institutions in the UK and beyond in the fight against poverty.

We are currently looking for a dynamic, passionate and self-driven individual to fill in the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in our country office in Bangladesh. 

Interested? The successful candidate will need:

  • Master degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, anthropology, international development, economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of development projects.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Experience in managing and providing training to partners and develop partners’ M&E manual/guideline.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills in both English and Bangla.
  • A willingness to travel inside Bangladesh.

To apply:
Interested candidates must complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted), with a copy of university certificates to: bangladeshrecruitment@pennyappeal.org

Please, mention the title of the position in the subject field.

Application Deadline: 7th of June 2019
Invitation to interviews: 15th of June 2019
Interviews: 24th of June 2019
Expected start date: July 2019 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Role overview:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Penny Appeal’s projects in Bangladesh. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Projects. He/she will also provide technical assistance to the implementing agencies/partners, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting and project issues. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer reports directly to the Country Director and collaborates closely with the Penny Appeal’s regional and global team in the UK.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Assist in the revision of the projects’ log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the projects’ Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with projects’ activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Develop the overall framework, for projects’ M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data in the projects’ subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluations.
  • Develop baseline data for each project components and for all project indicators.
  • With partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
  • Develop a plan for projects-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Organize and undertake training with partners on M&E as required.
  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyze and aggregate findings.
  • Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation.
  • Identify areas where technical support to projects’ partners is required. Organize refresher trainings on M&E for partners as required.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the projects. Provide advice to the partners on improving project performance using M&E findings.
  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
  • Provide the Country Director Bangladesh and UK team with management information they may require.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director- Bangladesh

General:

  • Prepare reports for UK headquarters within appropriate timeframe.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as and when required.
  • This position requires regular attendance at least 5 days per week.
  • Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • The role is mainly office-based in Dhaka, however the candidate must be able to travel as required (minimum 20% to 30%).
  • Whilst performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well is to infectious diseases.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria

Education: Master degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, Anthropology, international development, economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of development projects. Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages. Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems. Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans. Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, data quality assessments and oversight, managing and providing training to partners and develop partners’ M & E manual/guideline.

Personal Competencies:

  • Good leadership, team building spirit and problem solving skills; should be able to draw confidence and support from others.
  • Must be a person who is self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.
  • Possess personal integrity, flexible attitude, sense of transparency, proactive stance and respect for gender and other diversities.
  • Competent to make effective decisions, uphold organisational values, promote integrity and advance organisational mission and vision.
  • Able to plan, prioritise and organise him/herself and others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Professional and Technical Skills:

  • Skills to use different technological resources (computer, multimedia projector, internet, email, computer aided systems, widely used software etc).
  • Excellent presentation and oral communication skills both in Bangla and English;
  • Excellent English writing skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience and trained on safeguarding.
  • Experience in organising workshops and training sessions.