About WaterAid

WaterAid is a global organisation, working for over 30 years now in changing lives for the betterment in 34 countries around the world. We work to offer clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to underprivileged people globally, through convincing the governments to change laws, linking policy makers with people on the ground, pooling knowledge and resources, and rallying support from people and organisations from different corners of the world – altogether making lasting change happen on a massive scale. Currently WaterAid is looking for a dynamic, committed, passionate and self-driven individual for the position of ‘Knowledge Management and Learning Officer’ for its country office in Bangladesh.

To know more, please visit: www.wateraid.org

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of a high-performing Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team s/he should take responsibility and contribute to

  • Identify learning agenda from various projects being implemented by WaterAid in Bangladesh under different programmes, work in close collaboration with programme teams and implementing partners to capture lessons and document them
  • Conduct regular field visits to collect primary data for producing knowledge product. 
  • Study and observe works of other organisations both and national and global levels, capture lessons from their good practices and share internally which will inform effective design of projects at WaterAid
  • Ensure knowledge and information are stored in a safe and effective, and, where required confidential, manner.
  • In coordination with MEL colleagues, support the collection, validation, analysis and dissemination of information related to KML.
  • Develop situation reports and other information and knowledge products to support the work of WaterAid Bangladesh.
  • In coordination with the MEL colleagues, support for data visualization including products to support advocacy, resource mobilization efforts, IEC material, etc.
  • Support the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications
  • Initiate and coordinate studies and evaluations by external consultants related to project baseline/endline and evaluations by supporting the hiring process, overseeing quality and disseminating/sharing results.
  • Support programme and advocacy teams to develop policy briefs and other knowledge products from the results of MEL coordinated/managed evaluations/studies as required.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications Required

Education and experience: Masters or equivalent degree preferably in Anthropology/ Development Studies/Economics/Public Health/Any other relevant social science discipline. At least 03 (three) years of demonstrated experience in knowledge management and learning with reputed organisations preferably with INGOs, donor agencies or international organisations is required. For excellent academic attainment or graduation/post-graduation from abroad, the years of experience may be relaxed.

Knowledge: Knowledge on both qualitative and quantitative research methods; study methodology, Tools for capturing knowledge and learnings, MEL techniques and tools, and application of computer software (MS Excel, SPSS, GIS, data visualization software) and monitoring devices shall be considered as an advantage.

Skill: Excellent analysis and writing analytical quality report skill is crucial; ability to present study findings with excellent data visualization techniques, and electronic data archiving is required. Good communication skills and experience to work with partners and donors; pro-activeness, positive attitude and professional integrity are required as well.

Competencies: Must be a team player with mutual trust and understanding in a mixed team, self-motivated, problem solver, demonstrates gender and cultural awareness, effective communicator, capable to work under extreme pressure, ability to prioritize works and meet deadlines. Ready to undertake extensive field visits as required.

Reportable to : Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Working hours : Full time (05 days a week)
Contract tenure
: 02 Years with possibility of extension
Salary & benefits
: Attractive salary package with admissible benefits that include provident fund, gratuity, festival bonus, life insurance for self, hospitalization insurance for spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc.

Apply Instruction

If you are passionate to make a difference, courageous to improve lives of the poor with water, sanitation and hygiene, confident to meet organisation’s expectations and fulfil the above-mentioned requirements, please apply online through BDjobs

Application Deadline: 14 October 2021

Candidates will have to be ready to go through an extensive selection process.
Any lobbying will be considered as disqualification

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. Please visit https://www.wateraid.org/uk/safeguarding-at-wateraid