Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)

Job Context
Background/purpose of the role
Drowning is a leading cause of death worldwide. It`s a serious, neglected public health threat, claiming the lives of 320,000 people every year.
More than 90% of drowning occurs in low- and middle-income countries, where people have higher exposure to the risks associated with open water as they go about their daily lives: collecting water, bathing, fishing and playing.
In Bangladesh, drowning is the leading cause of death for children aged 1-17, with 18,000 young lives lost needlessly every year. Disasters and water-related risks affect all areas of Bangladesh, with the Barishal Division bearing the highest burden. Despite the death toll, action to reduce and prevent drowning in Barisal has been absent.
In Bangladesh, drowning deaths mostly occur in rural areas, away from hospitals and out of the sight of policy makers. Evidence shows that a range of interventions are effective at preventing drowning, including the strategic use of barriers to control access to water, provision of safe places such as day care centres for pre-school children, and teaching school-age children basic swimming skills.
Project Bhasa (which means `float` in Bengali) is a groundbreaking initiative to reduce drowning in the Barisal Division of Bangladesh. The project is developing a multi-sector and evidence-led strategy to target the most vulnerable people
The outcome that this project is seeking to achieve is for other organisations to be in a position whereby they can deliver effective drowning prevention interventions for boys and girls under 12 in the Barishal division.
The SeaSafe project aims to reduce drowning in Cox`s Bazar both in in-land and on the beaches. The outcome of this project is the benefits of drowning reduction interventions delivered through the SeaSafe Project to be sustained with support of relevant ministries and other national and/local organisations.
The role-
CIPRB is seeking an experienced MEL Officer to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the second phase of this project (January 2021 to December 2023). MEL Officer will support MEL Manager to make the project data capturing and learning smooth. MEL Officer will be reportable to the MEL Manager.
Job Responsibilities
Support MEL Manager to lead the evidence function to manage, develop and deliver the overall research and analysis
Assist MEL Manager to develop, monitor and evaluate of long-term strategy for the project through the use of Theory of Change
Conduct training on data collection tools and methods at field level
Support MEL Manager to develop and maintain a sound data collection and management system to report against the project logical framework indicators
Work closely with MEL Manager to develop reports, analyse data, and prepare presentations (info graphs, visuals, and PPTs) for different level of stakeholders
Manage Assistant MEL Officer at field to collect and capture project data based on project log frame
Work closely with intervention Manager and Policy-advocacy manager to reach the project’s goal
Perform other project related activities assigned by the MEL Manager
Employment Status

Educational Requirements
Master’s degree in Social Science/development studies/public health/statistics etc. from any reputable university
Experience Requirements
3 to 5 year(s)

Additional Requirements
3-5 years’ experience as MEL professional in working with NGOs and other development agencies
A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods, including impact measurement
Excellent verbal and written communication in Bangla and English
Proven skills to facilitate and coach others to use evidence to make informed decision
Strong analytical skills, including research and evidence experience relevant to drowning prevention projects in rural Bangladesh

Apply Procedure
Interested candidates are requested to apply with a detailed bio-data, one copy of JPG format passport size photo and a cover letter addressed to Executive Director, CIPRB by email at
Application Deadline : 17 Dec 2020