Program Specialist- MEAL (PS-MEAL)

Job Description

Title: Program Specialist- MEAL (PS-MEAL)

Company Name: A Growing Development Organization

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Relevant Bachelor/Master's degree
∎ Specialized diploma/degree on result monitoring/project management cycle is an asset

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Starting Date August 2021

∎ We are inviting applications from the experienced and proactive talents to join our meritocracy. The Program Specialist- MEAL (PS-MEAL) will lead in designing and implementing a robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system across all programs. S/he will support program design incorporating all MEAL components to contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality livelihood and other activities. S/he will develop the capacity of project team members at field level on the M&E system and maintaining an effective and proactive communication and coordination with the field and Dhaka team.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The responsibilities of the PS-MEAL include but are not limited to the descriptions below:
∎ Play an active role as Dhaka and field office team members to design and implement the activities
∎ Lead to develop results measurement and MIS framework, facilitating knowledge acquisition, storage and dissemination
∎ Conduct research to assess constraints and opportunities, find out primary actors of the enterprise development, their roles and responsibilities as well as relationships due to provide sustainable market-based solutions

∎ Effectively contribute to design and implement business plan on different trades for smallholders
∎ Ensure that monitoring and results measurement activities are well planned, resourced and carried out so that relevant and useful information is generated on intervention performance
∎ Ensure in the development of results chains before implementation and ensuring that a measurement plan is in place before interventions are executed and in compliance with M&E system
∎ Work with the team to review and revise the results chains, indicators and results measurement plans
∎ Monitor the timely execution of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) plan
∎ Report on Monitoring, Results measurement (on impact/ outcome level), Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Management Dashboard of the assigned projects on regular basis
∎ Develop study/assessment plans, data collection and analysis tools and guidelines, training on assessments and data collection, developing reporting outlines & formats, developing process management tools & guidelines
∎ Follow up and monitor the field implementation with group members for ensuring their capacities to explore new market opportunities for the farmers/producers/ value chain actors and update the senior team members
∎ Prepare field progress report and other reports regularly, document the key learning & findings

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 7 years of development work experience including Livelihood/SME/MFI/Enterprize/Market/Entreprenurship/Agricultural Extension development projects with in supervisory MEAL position of minimum 2 years
∎ Proven track record with reputed national NGO/INGO/company
∎ Core Competencies:
∎ Clear understanding and knowledge of small enterprise development, micro finance, rural markets, trading relationships, rural service provision, and market value chain approaches to market development, sub-sector analysis, the role of the private sector, government and civil society/NGOs in creating a small enterprise service oriented market
∎ Familiarity with contemporary Monitoring, MIS, Evidence and Learning concepts and tools
∎ Solid background to establish monitoring and MIS framework at field level
∎ Excellent skills in community mobilization and understand team approach
∎ Experience in profit analysis and business planning with marginalized group members
∎ Ability to coordinate and collaborate effectively with various stakeholders including government agencies, research and private sector service providers
∎ Excellent training facilitation, coordination, and documentation skills
∎ Understand the roles of different actors in market development and private sector engagement
∎ A high level of attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
∎ Prior experience working in the context of various donor-funded livelihood/SME/MF development projects
∎ Advanced user MS Office suite, Google apps etc., automated MEAL tools and proficiency in English
∎ Self-reliant, ability to work independently and effectively in a multi-talents environment and willing to work under pressure in remote areas
∎ Key Assets:
∎ Good analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to think creatively and encourage colleagues to take initiative.
∎ Undertake frequent field visits and door to door service (70%+)
∎ Respectful to human dignity

∎ Competitive package based on salary history with industry level other staff benefits. Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 16 Aug 2021

Company Information:
∎ 17 Jul 2021
∎ A Growing Development Organization

Category: NGO/Development