MEAL Officer

Job Description

Title: MEAL Officer

Company Name: Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor’s degree in social science/Development/studies/statistic/Public health or other related subject

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) started its journey in 1988 with a noble vision to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Being a peoples` centered organization, ESDO envisioned for a society which will be free from inequality and injustice, a society where no child will cry from hunger and no life will be ruined by poverty. Near about three decades of relentless efforts to make this happen, ESDO has embraced new grounds and opened up new horizons to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable people to bring meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. During this long span, ESDO has adapted with the changing situation and provided the most time-bound services especially for the poor and disadvantaged. A community focused and people centered approach has been adapted by ESDO while consideration was given to the national policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its guiding principle. ESDO is one of the most dynamic organizations expanding its development interventions across 283 upazilas under 49 districts of Bangladesh covering over 10 million poor and vulnerable people.
∎ As partnership with Concern Worldwide, ESDO is implementing the Integrated Nutrition Project in Coxsbazar District. ESDO is inviting applications from interested qualified candidates for the position. Only ready to join applicants are invited to apply.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The MEAL OFFICER-MIS & Databasewill ensure the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress, impacts and successes of project activities and performance at all levels.
∎ Under the direction of the MEAL Advisor, the MEAL OFFICER-MIS & Databasewill work with the Programmes, Monitoring/Evaluation and Operations teams, as well as other relevant internal and external stakeholders, to ensure Concern Worldwide programmes maintain high standards of accountability to our beneficiaries in line with Concern Worldwide and international humanitarian standards.
∎ The MEAL Officer-MIS & Database is responsible for the quality of the MEAL work, ensuring that it captures the impact, outcomes, outputs and activities of the project and to ensure that M & E support is adequately provided to the project on M & E database, best practices, tools, and processes.
∎ Liaises with:
∎ The MEAL Officer-MIS & Database will work closely with the MEAL team in supporting to the programme. This position will liaise with MEAL team as its part of MEAL team, PM as there is a dotted line to PM on line management and Other MEAL officers on issues around databases.
∎ The MEAL Officer-MIS & Database will liaise with Project Manager and other departments; Logistics, Finance, HR to ensure the project receives necessary support from the support teams. The MEAL Officer-MIS & Database will report to the MEAL Advisor.
∎ Main duties & responsibilities:
∎ MIS System design and learning :
∎ To ensure adequate support is provided to planning and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation functions of this project; including leading on beneficiary information collection and protection, accountability to beneficiaries, availability and use of appropriate reporting tools in the field, and reporting against the project indicators, as per the agreement with the donor.
∎ Support adaptation of activity work plans and implementation according to the project design
∎ Plan, develop and implement beneficiaries database, reporting tools and templates and the information management system for the project
∎ Manage and Implement MIS System and Provide training on MIS system to the project team as needed
∎ Perform data quality checks to ensure data integrity and reliability, and track assessments, reviews and evaluations, including through data collection, data entry and data analysis
∎ Support in developing the monitoring and evaluation and learning plans, and lead the various surveys required for the project
∎ Review and address the needs of project team related to information management, data processing and utilization
∎ Coordinate programme staff’s routine activity and output/outcome monitoring data collection
∎ Regularly analyse M&E data and share with MEAL Advisor and feed back to programme team, project colleagues immediately on issues that need immediate attention
∎ Analysing and compiling data from project areas to measure the progress and impact of projects’ activities (including data on complaints or feedback from beneficiaries) and provide feedback to the project colleagues on overall progress towards results and alignment.
∎ Regular visit projects area to strengthen the M&E element of the project and support the MEAL Advisor use of findings
∎ Assist MEAL Advisor in donor reporting and other tasks required for the project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
∎ Support colleagues to ensure achievements of the project are identified, promoted and shared both within programme and also within Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh
∎ Ensure a friendly collaborative working culture within the team, actively sharing information and knowledge to enable the team to ensure effective learning and sharing across the organisation
∎ Appropriate Set-up of MIS System:
∎ Contribute to the process of implementing quality programme by ensuring that the CHS standard of accountability is conceptualized and effectively implemented throughout the organization, and at Cox’s Bazar and the country programme level, according to the need.
∎ Provide support to the project staff and partners to ensure that they are regularly reporting the outputs and outcomes on beneficiaries through the agreed M & E process
∎ Collect, collate and process information and perform data quality and consistency control.
∎ Produce summary statistics and prepared dashboard
∎ Manage and Implement MIS System and provide training on MIS system.
∎ Conversant with DDG/other application as mobile base application in different program component.
∎ Research & Evaluation:
∎ Participate in Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and data exploration.
∎ Develop online system to carry out issue based researches, baseline surveys, midterm reviews and end line evaluation.
∎ Support the project and partner staffs to identify, document and roll out the Information Management System
∎ Prepare M & E report regularly that captures outputs, outcomes and process of the project and recommend the points that need revision, attention or more examination
∎ Disseminate Activity & Population Tracking findings during monthly, quarterly and annual meeting at project level
∎ Produce summary statistics
∎ Develop plans for the project including capacity building of all staff responsible for M & E and data collection

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 45 years
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ 3 years progressively responsible work experience in the area of M&E and MIS in development organisations with a strong understanding of MEAL principles and processes, including results-based management, quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies, reporting etc.
∎ Strong understanding of research methodologies and the nature of evidence which will influence key decision makers in the area.
∎ Competent in quantitative research and statistical analysis, including the use of statistical analysis software such as SPSS, MS Access, or digital Programming
∎ Competent in database management, including programmes such as ACCESS.
∎ Experience with and understanding of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) systems

Salary:
∎ Tk. 81500 (Monthly)
∎ As per final budget the salary could be changed.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Two festival bonuses @ 50% of one month gross salary per year & Boishakhi Allowance @10% of gross salary.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2022

Company Information:
∎ 11 Jan 2022
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)
∎ Address : Collegepara (Gobindanagar), Thakurgaon-5100 Bangladesh
∎ Web : www.esdo.net.bd

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume with cover letter along with recent Passport size Photo, photocopy of all academic and experience certificates, NID card /Citizenship certificate including two references. Applications should reach within 17/01/2022 by post or Currier or hand to hand delivery to: APC(HR), ESDO, Collegepara (Gobindanagar), Thakurgaon-5100, Bangladesh.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview.Women are especially encouraged to apply.Equal opportunity, promoting women & children rights is mandate of ESDO.

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