Job Description

POSITION: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) advisor, Community-Based MIYCN Project

LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh

TECHNICAL MONITOR: Technical Director, Community-Based MIYCN Project

ADMINISTRATIVE MONITOR: Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Leadership

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Program Summary

The Strengthening community-based approaches for improved maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition and inter-linked health, preventive and promotive practices and services project is a project funded by UNICEF, that aims to establish, with relevant Government of Bangladesh (GoB) directorates, a standardized package of community engagement and accountability interventions that can be evaluated for their impact on improving infant feeding, maternal nutrition (MN) and interlinked maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) practices and services (antenatal care [ANC] including noncommunicable diseases [NCDs], birth planning, skilled birth delivery, postnatal care [PNC], essential newborn care and immunizations) at scale.

The project encompasses the platforms, processes and providers involved in the continuum of care of inter-linked MNCH promotive and preventive services being delivered at the household and community levels and the linkages of those services with primary care health facilities. The project focuses on four critical technical areas in this GoB systems approach: community engagement through home visits and community-based events; coordination, referrals and linkage systems for MN and IYCF; preventive services integrating MN and IYCF; and system and community accountability for delivering quality preventive and promotive services. The project builds on review, mapping, gap analysis and package development for community-based engagement for strengthened MIYCN, and community management of low-birth-weight babies, completed from 2020 to 2023. This standardized package for strengthening MIYCN and linked primary health care (PHC) services through community engagement and accountability will be piloted over a period of one year. A formative evaluation will be undertaken, and lessons learned documented to inform scale up and institutionalization.

Major responsibilities

The MLE Advisor is responsible for supporting the design and managing all MLE activities under A&T’s community-based engagement (CBE) activity. This will involve design and implementation of CBE monitoring system for use by Upazila TA coordinators; drive project data collection and timely, complete and accurate reporting, guide Upazila TA coordinators on provision of technical assistance to GOB to implement revisions to reporting systems and on strategic use of data; capture project learning and ensure knowledge exchange across project sites and with external stakeholders and support Technical Director in timely and high-quality donor reporting. The MLE Advisor will also be responsible for frequent collection, review, and utilization of data throughout the project duration to enable project staff, UNICEF and GOB officials to strategically make decisions, shape advocacy messages, and improve implementation processes. This position requires supervision of implementation research, strong quantitative data handling skills and ability to drive evidence-based decision making.

This position is contingent on the award of funding from UNICEF.

Specific responsibilities

Under the guidance of the project Technical Director and Regional advisor, and in collaboration with Program Director, the MLE Advisor will:

  • Elaborate upon the existing monitoring framework for CBE with support from other team members and discussion with IPHN/NNS, UNICEF and local government health authorities.
  • Ensure close synergy with current health management information systems with a view to maintain consistency and sustainability.
  • Liaise with IPHN/NNS and UNICEF, to ensure that systems designed are streamlined, integrated and closely aligned to national programs and policies
  • Work with project team members and evaluation partner to design and supervise testing of the CBE package in selected intervention and control sites
  • Develop checklists and monthly field follow up plans for site visits.
  • Develop electronic project monitoring system for the project using Kobo Toolbox
  • Conduct data analysis and ensure timely and effective communication of monitoring and other research results to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Train project staff and users of management information systems at the field level ie government functionaries and statisticians etc.
  • Provide technical assistance to frontline workers, frontline managers, and other divisional officials in integrating new indicators under CBE into routine reporting and review systems
  • Develop monthly reports and update dashboard for sharing with UNICEF and IPN/NNS
  • Ensure availability of data on system readiness activities, and technical assistance for drafting contractual deliverables
  • Travel to support the A&T field officers in six Upazilas for about 4-5 days each month.
  • Support activities for development of technology solution supporting CBE activities as needed
  • Any other duties assigned by A&T office.

    Qualifications and experience

    • At least 10 years working experience in i) facilitation of implementation of community level and outreach activities of government and NGOs; (ii) facilitation of training/orientation workshops for government and other partners; (iii) implementation of government programs. Working experiences with other UN/International organizations would be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated experience in managing large data sets for projects or surveys
      • Excellent reading and writing skills in Bangla and English.
        • Knowledge of GoB health service delivery institutions; roles and responsibilities of DGFP, DGHS, Maternal and Child Welfare Centers and community clinics; understanding of service delivery challenges and how to scale up key interventions for improving impact on MIYCN
        • Master's degree in public health, Social Science, Public Health Nutrition, Management or equivalent. Advanced university degrees (MPH/PhD or relevant) will be preferred.

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