Monitoring & Evaluation Manager - Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity (USAID funded Project)

Job Description

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager - Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity (USAID funded Project)

Company Name: World Vision Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master of Social Science (MSS)
∎ Advanced degree (Statistics or social sciences, e.g. evaluation, operations research, quantitative analysis, nutrition studies, etc.) including training in quantitative methods.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ World Vision Bangladesh is currently accepting applications for Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity. The anticipated goal of this activity is to improve the nutrition outcomes of pregnant and lactating women and children less than five years old in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity will address the inequitable nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable segments of the population through a targeted community-health system strengthening approach.
∎ This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $25-50M range. The solicitation is expected to be released in April 2021 and awarded in September 2021. The position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
∎ The purpose of the position is to provide leadership in the design and implementation of the M & E system to monitor the program in reaching its targets and overall objectives. S/he will develop and implement the project’s M & E plan, coordinate with WV and sub-grantees technical staff, manage and support third-party consulting firms for baseline, evaluation, and operational research processes, conduct data analysis, and reporting, lead the overall M & E capacity building for the technical program and M & E staff and the conduct of key learning workshop for the entire program staff, USAID and other stakeholders. As required by the logical framework, s/he manages the implementation of a utilization-focused approach to M & E, collecting performance indicator data to support ongoing decision-making, strategic project modification, and understanding of the project’s impact on target populations.
∎ S/he will ensure all the environmental safeguard requirements of USAID for the project, lead the environmental safeguard team, and integrate the environmental monitoring with the M&E system of the project. S/he will also develop program accountability framework, oversight the rollout of the accountability process, systematic integration of Program accountability standards at the Program, establish and ensure effective Feedback and Complaint Response Mechanism at all levels.
∎ This position reports to the COP and is part of the Project Management Team.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Over-all leadership in planning, designing, and implementing the M & E system making it an essential management tool allowing the project team to assess progress against benchmarks and make changes that improve outcomes and move toward success;
∎ Ensure the alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
∎ Takes responsibility for coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the project ensuring effective use of data in a decision-making and initiates ting the lessons learned;
∎ Oversee and execute a utilization–focused approach to M&E collecting performance indicators to support ongoing decision-making, strategic project modification, and understanding of the project’s impact on target populations.
∎ Coordinate with WV and sub-grantees technical staff on annual monitoring thru routine activity and output monitoring and annual surveys to collect data on outcome indicators based on a representative statistical sample of program participants.
∎ To facilitate collection, aggregation, and analysis of both routine monitoring data and annual surveys in coordination with a third-party firm where planned and the maintenance of an electronic database that stores routine monitoring data and annual surveys;
∎ Manage and support third-party consulting firms supporting the three evaluations during the life of the project,
∎ Mobilizes team on data analysis and reporting from routine activity & output monitoring, annual surveys, support the preparation of quarterly and annual performance reports, and updating the project’s Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT)
∎ Lead the overall M & E capacity building for technical and M & E staff and sub-grantees;
∎ Lead the conduct of key learning workshops for the entire program staff, USAID, and other stakeholders.
∎ To oversight the rollout of Community Accountability process such as Program Accountability Framework, Systematic integration of Program Accountability standards.
∎ Develop guidelines, appropriate tools, and checklists for mainstreaming of program accountability standards and approaches.
∎ To establish and ensure effective Feedback and Complaint Response Mechanism at the filed office level.
∎ To ensure that all the Environmental requirements of USAID are fulfilled
∎ To review the environmental monitoring tools, environmental reports (ESR), guidelines, training materials, etc. to ensure that all of these fulfill the USAID’s requirement as per reg. 216

Additional Requirements:
∎ Advance understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts and the purpose of M&E
∎ Knowledge of modern research and analysis methodologies, and proficiency using one of the common statistical analysis software package (Stata, SPSS, SAS)
∎ Outstanding written and oral communications skills
∎ Must have at least 5 to 8 years of progressive responsibility in relief and development programs with significant time experience conducting project evaluations, implementing surveys, conducting monitoring and evaluation activities including impact evaluations
∎ Understanding and interpreting results framework, M&E plan, PMP and IPTT
∎ Knowledge of indicators, strategies and tools to identify project progresses and bottlenecks to achieve cross-cutting objectives, including gender and environment
∎ Understanding the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics, understanding the concept of participatory monitoring, approaches to impact evaluation, and planning and use of mixed methods
∎ Familiarity with environmental indicators and initial environmental assessments
∎ Project design/ assessment of needs & opportunities, Causal (problem) analysis and objective hierarchy, mapping out a project development hypothesis, Designing gender assessment studies and analyses, Design market assessment studies,
∎ Familiarity with M & E Core Competencies set by the Food Security and Nutrition Network’s (FSN) used in USAID’s Food Programs
∎ Identifying performance indicators and tools to inform managers/ program staff about the progress towards program objectives and encouraging management to integrate them into the project design.
∎ Sampling for qualitative studies and quantitative surveys
∎ Data quality management for all data collection activities
∎ Qualitative techniques for monitoring
∎ Quantitative techniques for data collection
∎ Data analysis
∎ M&E capacity building
∎ Evaluation design
∎ Techniques for presenting information
∎ Understanding of US government’s expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation, including food assistance programs
∎ Must have 5 years’ experience working with USAID directly and experience in setting M & E system and managing baseline and evaluation processes.
∎ Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research
∎ Experience in building evaluation capacity of team members/ counterparts and sub-grantee staff members
∎ Working on tight deadlines.
∎ Fieldwork required at least 30% of the time

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Medical allowance, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Festival Bonus: 1
∎ Benefits are applicable as per organizational structure and policy.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 17 Apr 2021

Company Information:
∎ 7 Apr 2021
∎ World Vision Bangladesh
∎ Address : Abedin Tower (2nd floor), 35 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka - 1213, P.O. Box: 9071
∎ Business : World Vision (WV) is an established international Christian humanitarian development and advocacy organization dedicated for working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their fullest potential by tackling the causes of poverty & injustice. It serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or ability.

World Vision is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries, to respect the rights of all beneficiaries, and to uphold the best interests of children as a primary consideration in all actions and decisions; accordingly all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

World Vision Bangladesh has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. World Vision Bangladesh as Child Safe Organization discourages anyone to apply with prior record of conviction related with child neglect, abuse and exploitation.

Female are specially encourage to apply.

Category: NGO/Development

: World Vision is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries, respecting the rights of all beneficiaries, and upholding the best interests of children as a primary consideration in all actions and decisions; accordingly, all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy. World Vision Bangladesh has zero-tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work.World Vision Bangladesh as Child Safe Organization discourages anyone to apply with a prior record of conviction related to child neglect, abuse, and exploitation.Women are highly encouraged to apply.Only short-listed candidates will be called up for an interview.