MEAL Officer

Job Description

Title: MEAL Officer

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor's Degree in Statistics / Humanitarian Aid / Development studies, or any relevant areas of Social Science Disciplines.
∎ Preferable - Master's Degree in a relevant field.
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if you don't have the specific and required educational qualification mentioned in the advertisement".

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Handicap International- Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, focusing on creating sustainable changes to ensure the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in Bangladesh in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects that assist in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static method are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
∎ Number of staff: Around 308 National staff and 04 international staff
∎ HI, is looking for a MEAL Officer for its Inclusive Education project funded by Unicef. MEAL Officer will participate in and ensure the quality of the project and monitor data at all stages of data management (tool design, survey coding, collection, entry, cleaning, sharing, archiving, reporting writing, and dissemination of findings) to ensure and facilitate effective decision making and reporting. The MEAL Officer will be responsible for implementing the MEAL activities on the project(s) to which s/he is assigned, as defined in the MEAL and IM system framework established by the Country MEAL Manager.
∎ Line Manager: Country MEAL Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 18 months from the project awarding.
∎ Job Location: Ukhiya
∎ "Qualified, potential, matched female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply."
∎ "The advertised position will be contingent upon contract award"
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Mission 1: Operational implementation
∎ Responsibility 1: Is responsible for the collection of field data for monitoring & evaluation surveys
∎ Contributes to the creation, translation, and validation of data collection tools;
∎ Helps define the schedule and means required for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities;
∎ Takes part in the selection and training of the community or daily workers contributing to the quantitative and qualitative surveys;
∎ Ensures the effective collection of the information necessary for the success of monitoring & evaluation activities;
∎ Ensures the obstacles to field activities are identified and passes this information on to his or her line manager;
∎ Takes part in presenting the findings of surveys;
∎ Responsibility 2: Participate in project evaluation and self-evaluation activities
∎ Contributes at least once a year to project self-evaluations led by the project managers;
∎ Contributes to project evaluations led by internal or external evaluators;
∎ Responsibility 3: Transmits relevant monitoring information to the program's information system
∎ Monitoring/Track project indicators, updating the indicators, updating the MEAL Plan, doing analysis, and sharing every month
∎ Complies with the procedures for transmitting collected information, as described by the program's information management system;
∎ Writes regular reports on the monitoring and evaluation of the activities conducted;
∎ Regularly evaluates the work done and suggests improvements
∎ Responsibility 4: Data Management
∎ Contributes to design tools and methodologies;
∎ Develop tools in SurveyCTO / Kobo, data cleaning, analysis, and interpretation;
∎ Continuous and regular Data quality Assessment by spot check and triangulations;
∎ Participate in the direct collection or manage the collection of quantitative and qualitative monitoring data as needed (conducting surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observational monitoring, etc.)
∎ Contributes to an archive of key project documents
∎ Responsibility 5: Accountability and Learning
∎ Sensitize staff to capture lessons learning, and best practices;
∎ Participate in project reviews;
∎ Train staff on the project MEAL system,
∎ Sensitize volunteers on Accountability Framework;
∎ Collect, collate, analyze, and report Complaints and Feedback from the community;
∎ Responsibility 6: Contributes to representing HI in the communities
∎ Contributes to providing feedback on the results of monitoring & evaluation activities to the populations and partners;
∎ As part of his or her tasks, represents HI with the population and partners, respecting the organization's values and maintaining cordial, positive, and close working relations
∎ Mission 2: Emergency preparedness and response
∎ Contributes to the program's emergency preparedness actions and, in an emergency, adapts his or her working methods to contribute to an effective humanitarian approach by HI

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 18 years
∎ "Qualified, potential, matched female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply."
∎ At least 2 years of experience in MEAL preferably in development and humanitarian context.
∎ Working experience in education-based humanitarian and development projects will be an added advantage.
∎ Experience in project monitoring, evaluation, information management, and research with an I/NGO in the humanitarian / emergency and development field.
∎ Demonstrated skills in planning, implementation, monitoring, organizing, analyzing, and report writing preferably in any HI thematic areas like MHPSS, SRHR, Functional Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education and Economic Services, Protection and Risk Reduction including Protection against Violence.
∎ Languages: Oral and written communication skills in English, Bangla, Chittagonian (oral).
∎ IT skills: Proficient knowledge of relevant software: MS Office package (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Mobile data collection tools (SurveyCTO), and other database programs.
∎ Data Analysis: Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, preferably SPSS, R, GIS, PowerBI, NViVO, etc.
∎ Familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, HAP, and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
∎ Personal qualities: Work in a team approach, Willing to take on additional responsibilities, work under pressure, and take initiative.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 62758 - 69693 (Monthly)
∎ A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox`s Bazar District. Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability. Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ Medical Coverage: Staff & dependents will get general/outpatient, hospitalization, dental, and optical, medical insurance facilities as per the HI policy.
∎ Maternity Coverage: Staff & dependents will get maternity medical coverage facilities as per the HI policy.
∎ Group Life Insurance Coverage: Staff will get the death benefit, accidental benefit, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability benefit, and critical illness benefit.
∎ Leave: Staff will get sick leave, annual leave, medical leave, and event leave as per HI policy.
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Sep 2023

Company Information:
∎ 13 Sep 2023
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development

: Special Note: "The advertised position will be contingent upon contract award"Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 02 References (Current/Last Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to by Tuesday, 26 September 2023. Only Bangladeshi national candidates are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified, potential, matched female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of similar qualifications to other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a safe workplace for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. The humanitarian principles focus on equity and inclusion with a solid commitment to these values. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional life.Any persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

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