Senior MEAL Officer - BGD 1051-23 Project, FIVDB

Job Description

Title: Senior MEAL Officer - BGD 1051-23 Project, FIVDB

Company Name: Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Sirajganj, Sirajganj (Sirajganj Sadar)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master’s in Social science/Master’s in relevant subject from reputed national or international universities.
∎ At least five years of professional experiences in M&E, communication, livelihoods.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) is going to implement the “Strengthening Rural Advisory Services to Support the Economic Situation of Women in the Char Region of Bangladesh / Rural Advisory Services for Women Empowerment (RASWE).” project funded by the Welthungerhilfe (WHH).
∎ The project aims to improve income and employment opportunities for poor women by promoting rural extension services, agricultural entrepreneurship and strengthened civil society to bring about gender-transformative change and sustainably empower women as self-determined agents of change who shape positive change in society.
∎ Public extension services remain the backbone of the Rural Advisory Services (RAS) system in Bangladesh, while the private sector and civil society complement existing public services. Despite having multiple or permanent bases on the ground, the effectiveness of government agricultural extension organisations or agencies is hampered by a lack of resources, and an often top-down approach as well as the extension services tend to cater mainly for the needs of large farmers who can adopt new technologies comparatively easier than their small-scale farmers. Moreover, it has been reviled that access to extension services remains limited particularly for farmers living in the remote areas of Bangladesh, such as the Char regions of the country. In such places, farmers particularly women, face difficulties in accessing appropriate RAS infrastructure. As a result of such limitations in accessing adequate information, agricultural product outlets or comprehensive financial services the ability of farmers to increase their productivity becomes significantly constrained. On the other hand , the private sector is usually not very active in the fields of agricultural advisory and extension services delivery. Their model of reaching out to farmers tends to be through agro-dealers, who are often static service points usually located in Upazila headquarters and permanent markets. Such places are typically inaccessible to most women and often provide a limited range of products to farmers. Furthermore, the non-governmental and civil society organisations in Bangladesh, have a strong presence on the ground and offer microcredit services together with microfinance institutions, where the majority of the beneficiaries are women. And a large proportion of the loans made available to communities are utilized mainly for consumptive rather than productive purposes. Also, the non-governmental organisations services mainly Donor depended on which is not sustainable for the long run. The overall objective of this project is to improve the socio-economic situation of economically vulnerable and politically marginalised women in the rural district of Sirajganj in the Char region.
∎ With the partnership of FIVDB, the project will focus in Sirajganj Sadar Upazila under Sirajganj district. The duration of the project is 3 years, and the job is contractual for the project period. The position will be recruited for implementing the project based at the Project Office at Sirajgonj district with substantial field activities.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The Senior MEAL Officer will be responsible for leading and delivering all of the project’s M&E activities and reporting, as well as all the activities related to Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation initiatives. The Senior MEAL Officer will also be responsible for the fostering of a culture of learning and adaption across the whole team. S/he will contribute to quality programming through supporting access to and use of relevant and timely information on programme scale, relevance, and effectiveness. The Senior MEAL Officer also be responsible for the drafting of quarterly and annual project reports to be submitted to FIVDB & Plan International Bangladesh, as well as for progress reporting on specific indicators as agreed with FIVDB and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) time to time. The Senior MEAL Officer will closely work with the Project Coordinator to ensure smooth and effective operations of the program in timely manner. He/she will regularly monitor the quality of the interventions under different project results as per thematic areas.
∎ Lead the development of an effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation system, methodologies, and frameworks for measuring progress and impact at different levels
∎ Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E Plan, including M&E SOPs, data flow chart, guidance and tools.
∎ Assist to collect, record and compile quantitative and qualitative data including designing data collection tools, analyses data and preparing reports
∎ Support project staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
∎ Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
∎ Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
∎ Train, assist and/or participate in rapid or baseline assessments to inform program design scope of work for evaluation teams.
∎ Prepare and develop status reports to management, partner and consortium, and ensure proper filing of documents.
∎ Support project team to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
∎ Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
∎ Ensure the activities of the project site according to the DIP (Details Implementation Plan).
∎ Assist the project staffs to implement of the oversight plan, reporting back to the Project Coordinator on any observed successes and challenges, and make useful correction.
∎ Capable to meet the donor requirement on Information/Data collection and report preparation as well as data analysis.
∎ Capture learnings, innovations and best practices including writing case stories and dissemination
∎ Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly progress report and submit to project Coordinator.
∎ Any other activities will be performed that’s assigned by organization and Donor agency.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age 25 to 55 years
∎ Education and technical expertise in a field related to monitoring, evaluation, knowledge management and learning.
∎ Experience with projects of education, child protection and livelihood interventions are highly desirable.
∎ Excellent computer and oral and written communication skills.
∎ Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making
∎ Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues
∎ Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
∎ High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing).
∎ Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
∎ Skilled in preparing tools using KoboToolBox or mWater
∎ Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel. Quantitative analysis using STATA is a plus.
∎ Strong organisational and team working skills
∎ Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
∎ Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
∎ Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
∎ Candidates with an advanced degree preferred

∎ Tk. 60000 - 75000 (Monthly)
∎ Deduction of Tax at Source

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays, Mobile bill
∎ Salary Review: Yearly
∎ Festival Bonus: 1
∎ As per the project policy of FIVDB and the budgeted provision of this project.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 20 Sep 2023

Company Information:
∎ 16 Sep 2023
∎ Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB)
∎ Address : FIVDB, Khadimnagar, Sylhet-3103
∎ Business : FIVDB is a development organization, established in 1979. Its major operation cover 7 major districts and concentrates round in the north-east of Bangladesh. It mission is to give disadvantage women, men and children greater voice, reduce their vulnerability, increase use of citizenship rights and help them enhance their quality of life.

Category: NGO/Development

: FIVDB affirms the 'ZERO' tolerance approach against sexual exploitation and abuse. And is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct, and expects staff to promote the welfare of children and adults at all times. FIVDB expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.FIVDB is an equal-opportunity organization and any kind of persuasion will be construed as automatic disqualification.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.Join us on our Facebook page for more updates:


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