Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist

Job Description

Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist

Company Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree required in development economics, agribusiness, international development, development studies, statistics, business administration or related discipline with expertise in research methods is desired.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 4 to 5 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Coordinate the MEAL Team and monitor their performance in the field and office.
∎ Contribute to developing monthly and annual work plans that focus on the project goal, objectives and targeted results.
∎ Assist in developing and formulating a comprehensive MEAL plan with defined indicators and a reporting schedule aligned with project and programme requirements;
∎ Conduct quantitative and qualitative assessments and support the baseline and programme performance studies focusing on
∎ RIMA tools and ensure data quality, capture intended changes (outcomes) and
∎ figure out processes that have been effective and/or non-effective with the underlying causes;
∎ Work closely with the partners' staff responsible for project management and monitoring data collection, analysis, and contribute
∎ to timely updating of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) database;
∎ Review Letter of Agreement and ensure coherence with Project documents Logical Frameworks and the alignment of reporting schedules and requirements;
∎ Make frequent field visits to conduct household-level interviews, agricultural inputs distribution monitoring, post distribution
∎ monitoring, beneficiary contact monitoring, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews; and verify whether the field
∎ data/reports match with the Management Information Systems (MIS) database and activities in the field;
∎ Maintenance as well as securing beneficiary registration database.
∎ Develop / review projects' log frames, SMART indicators and targets, project implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation plans, data collection methodology and relevant tools for monitoring and reporting of programme activities and results;
∎ Provide support to MIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialists on outcome-based result measurement surveys
∎ and in developing GIS maps to measure and visualize productivity, income, profitability, food security and resilience;
∎ • Identify innovation and good practices in the communities and assist in extracting learning through intensive field context
∎ analysis and feeding information into learning agenda;
∎ • Draft sub-district-wise quarterly and annual process monitoring reports (as required) for the management identifying problems,
∎ causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation and providing specific recommendations based on observed challenges and
∎ opportunities;
∎ Work closely with the MIS and GIS Specialists to provide necessary inputs on database development, preparation of GIS maps,
∎ data transfer/uploading from remote devices (tablets) to the project server as well as provide support to the partners' staff in
∎ operating the database system;
∎ Liaise with project management and provide recommendations to Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer to enhance efficacy and efficiency insofar as utilization of project/program resources designated to MEAL activities;
∎ Develop Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) mechanisms and key messages and information, education, and communications materials for projects' activities and training and ensure integration and mainstreaming of AAP and cross-cutting themes, such as gender equity and protection, in the MEAL designs;
∎ Define the Impact Evaluation (IE) Framework with the programme staff and the RIMA team
∎ Establish and operationalize community-level feedback mechanisms that receive, process and respond to feedback in alignment with FAO policies and procedures.
∎ In coordination with the programme team, organize and facilitate training courses on the quality assurance, results-based monitoring systems, and AAP issues for skill development and capacity building of the partners' staff in meeting the organizational standard and donor's compliance;
∎ Provide coaching/mentoring support in data literacy and other technical areas (e.g., data analysis, data collection) to Programme staff;
∎ Build upon FAO experiences within and beyond the Programme, to improve consistency, quality and practicality of monitoring and evaluation strategies and tools;
∎ Perform other related duties as assigned by the Management.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 4-5 years' of relevant experience in Monitoring related program implementation, Data Management and Project Cycle Management
∎ National of Bangladesh
∎ Working knowledge (level C) of English and Bengali

Salary: Negotiable

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 19 Jul 2022

Company Information:
∎ 5 Jul 2022
∎ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Category: NGO/Development

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