WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to strengthen livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security. Globally, more than 1 billion people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Senior Specialist (01 Position)


The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Senior Specialist will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh to implement and manage the monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) system and activities under the Bangladesh component.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the project MEL/CLA program using gender and youth inclusive methodologies aligned to WorldFish and donor MEL / Collaborate Learn Adapt (CLA) systems.
  • Lead the development of an MEL/CLA plan aligned with the market systems approach.
  • Provide technical assistance and oversight for the project's data collection efforts, including the baseline, end line or periodic assessments and surveys, in addition to management of external data collection and research agencies.
  • Maintain an efficient and easy-to-use information management system for data generated by the project.
  • Lead in planning, facilitating and conducting data analysis efforts.
  • Establish CLA forums and collaborate with communication staffs in the documentation of success stories and lessons.
  • Contribute to the writing of project publications; obtaining inputs from the team to develop high quality dissemination materials, including peer reviewed publications, technical briefs, reports, case studies, blogs etc. to a wide audience.
  • Work closely with the WorldFish and donor monitoring and evaluation teams, and share achievements and results for organizational learning.
  • Strengthen project and private sector staff capacity on performance indicators, documentation and reporting.
  • Facilitate evidence based collaborative learning and adaptation activities and share lessons and facilitate collaboration between other donor and WorldFish projects.
  • Contribute to and participate in donor global and country MEL/CLA communities of practice.


This job is open to Bangladesh Nationals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or a related social or economic science discipline.
  • At least 10 years of overall experience in the relevant field with 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Network of partnerships with advanced research institutions.
  • Proven skills in applying economics and quantitative approaches.
  • Demonstrate success in working with multi-disciplinary terms and partnerships in collaborative research for development implementation.
  • Ability to be positive and can do attitude towards tasks beyond the job description.

Salary and Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with annual salary ranging between BDT 2,369,960 – BDT 2,441,059 per annum. WorldFish's NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/ provident fund contribution.

Eligibility, Location and Duration

This position will be based at WorldFish’s Country Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence by September 2019 for an initial three (3) years fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application at the following link by 12 September 2019:

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Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.