Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (NSVC Project)

Job Description

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (NSVC Project)

Company Name: World Vision Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Jamalpur (Jamalpur Sadar)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master Degree in Social Science/Statistics/Economics/Development Studies or relevant subjects from reputable university

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The proposed 5-year USD 4.75 million project aims to improve the nutrition of 35,000 smallholder male and female farmers and their households (HHs) in Jamalpur district, North Bangladesh. Adopting the nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) approach aims to improve nutrition through multiple pathways.
∎ First, it will increase incomes of male and female smallholder farmers and their HHs, through gender and nutrition-sensitive value chain development, which encourages farmers to achieve high yields of agricultural products in market demand. This will provide farmers with the purchasing power to be able to purchase nutritious foods (income pathway).
∎ Second, the growth in production can also keep food more affordable (market pathway) through increased income and market access.
∎ Third, it will seek to improve the utilization and consumption of nutritious food at the HH level, by increasing the availability of nutritious foods for HH consumption (production pathway).
∎ Fourth, it will increase learning on NSA in Bangladesh, particularly understanding causal relationships between income, spending on nutrition, and women`s empowerment in Jamalpur. Direct project beneficiaries will be 25,000 marginal farmers and 10,000 extremely poor farmers.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ M & E Manager will play a key role in managing a continuous flow of data and information systems including monitoring and data quality assurance systems. This position purposes to meet the evolving needs for quality data regarding programmatic performance including KPI against each stated outcome set by the project.
∎ The position also aims to work closely with partner organizations and contribute to outcome-wise strategic information/ M & E discussions and provide regular feedback to project staff about the quality of inputs and consult with them to develop output reports.
∎ M & E Manager provides technical oversight and guidance to partners to ensure adherence to M & E guidelines and reporting requirements.
∎ This position purposes to build the capacity of project staff members and partner members to ensure M & E systems and tools are correctly utilized to collect quality data and to promote best practices including the use of MEAL techniques. The MEAL system will incorporate mobile technologies for data collection.
∎ This position requires frequent field visits to ensure the desired progress against outcomes are on track and to report includes issues, concerns, challenges, and recommendations are reflected in the M & E reports on a regular basis.
∎ Liaise with Support Office M&E Advisor to develop and implement the M&E strategy and mobile technology-based MEAL system for the project.
∎ Provide leadership in planning & implementing the MEAL system making it an essential management tool allowing the project team to assess progress against benchmark;
∎ Take responsibility for coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the project through ensuring regular and effective use of data in decision-making initiatives from the lessons learned;
∎ Oversee and execute a utilization-focused approach to M&E collecting performance indicators to support on-going decision-making, strategic project modification, and understanding of the project's impact on target populations.
∎ Facilitate the collection, aggregation, and analysis of both routine monitoring data and annual surveys in coordination with the 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 M&E during the life of the project, including IT/mobile technology firms.
∎ Mobilize 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 over-all M & E capacity building for technical and M & E staff and partners

Additional Requirements:
∎ Advance understanding of MEAL System
∎ Understanding and interpreting results framework, M&E plan, PMP, and ITT
∎ 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
∎ Knowledge and skills on the problem statement, cause and effect relationship, formation of problem and objective tree, designing and conduction needs assessments, PLA tools & its application, and empirical research
∎ Identifying performance indicators and tools to inform managers/ program staff about the progress towards project 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
∎ Knowledge of modern research and analysis methodologies
∎ Advanced proficiency in Excel and preferably use of electronic data collection applications (ODK Collect, Kobo Toolbox, FieldTask, Formhub, etc.)
∎ Proficiency using one of the common statistical analysis software package (Stata, SPSS, SAS)
∎ Outstanding written and oral communications skills
∎ 8-year experience in the humanitarian and development fields with at least 5 years of experience in the M & E including impact evaluations
∎ In developing M & E system and leading M & E team at least for 3 year
∎ Supervising and Managing skills with influencing capability
∎ Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research
∎ Experience in electronic data capture (use of tablets/phones for data collection) or systems.
∎ Experience in data collection/fieldwork collecting agricultural, nutrition, and anthropometric data
∎ Experience in building evaluation capacity of team members/ counterparts and sub-grantee staff members

Salary: Tk. 90000 - 100000 (Monthly)

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

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2021

Company Information:
∎ 28 Mar 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