Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Job Description

Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Company Name: Pathfinder International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Sylhet

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree (or equivalent) in demography, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Reports to:
∎ Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
∎ Direct Supervisor: Project Manager
∎ Classification: Regular Full-time based in Sylhet
∎ Grade Level:
∎ Directs: None
∎ Summary:
∎ Collaborates with technical team to develop and implement Pathfinder`s MEL strategies and work plans, including design operations and research studies. Provides assistance to staff and projects to ensure that the data collection and evaluation approaches are implemented. Develops feasible monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plans and data collection systems to enable projects to use meaningful data and provide evidence for program learning. Develops tools for data collection, plans for and selects consultants and provides targeted training as needs arise.
∎ The position is assigned to Pathfinder`s Bangladesh WLCR project in Bangladesh. It is a four-year project funded by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited as its` Global CSR Program. The project aims in advancing the leadership of women and girls towards better health and climate change resilience in Bangladesh

Job Responsibilities:
∎ MEL Strategic and Project Planning and Implementation: Develops and implements Pathfinder's MEL strategies, and institutionalizes related policies, guidelines and standard procedures for monitoring and evaluating projects. Develops MEL plans, including appropriate selection of final project indicators and data sources, and team work plans to ensure effective implementation. Implement monitoring and evaluation guidelines, procedure manuals and data management guidelines for their respective office or projects.
∎ Data Collection Methodology; Conceptualizes, develops and implements an appropriate system for collecting monitoring and evaluation data to enable the project to report to stakeholders, to regularly review and use data to track progress against goals, to improve the quality of the interventions, and to feed data analytics into technical publications.
∎ Data Collection Tools; Creates and adapts data collection tools, including but not limited to monitoring tools and forms, survey questionnaires, key informant interview guides, facility assessment and supervision tools, and supporting training materials. Trains and mentors project staff to design and/or oversee implementation of data collection tools. Oversees terms of reference for consulting firms, critically reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables, and deploying ethical clearance procedures. Ensures that data are complete and comply with data quality and compliance standards and guidelines. Conducts analysis to inform, influence,
∎ Data review and use: Maintains, manages, and/or reviews the project database for performance trends. Generates or contributes to communications products or reports for use by project and/or the organization.
∎ Proposal Planning and Review: Drafts MEL plans for proposals and reviews proposals from the MEL perspective.
∎ Training and Education Development and Delivery: Designs, develops and delivers relevant training to Pathfinder staff.
∎ Reports: Creates project status reports. Writes and prepares conference presentations and publications.

Additional Requirements:
∎ 5 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/resilience/ development projects or equivalent.
∎ Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
∎ Program and Project Planning and Management: Commendable knowledge and skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
∎ Data Collection Methods: Advanced knowledge in data integrity and collection methods.
∎ Research Methods: Advanced knowledge and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods and basic data analysis skill.
∎ PC Applications: Proven ability to apply statistical software applications.
∎ Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization.
∎ Country Specific Public Health System: Deep knowledge of the countries' public health systems.
∎ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Deep knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR, including special challenges faced in the developing world.
∎ Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
∎ Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups.
∎ Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.
∎ Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
∎ Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Bangla and English
∎ Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
∎ Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
∎ Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
∎ Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
∎ Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
∎ Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.
∎ Other Information:
∎ Travel is required; must be willing to travel in public transportation
∎ Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 17 Nov 2021
∎ Pathfinder International
∎ Business : Pathfinder is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent.

Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward. Change lives with us.

Category: NGO/Development

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