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BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.



Head of Monitoring, Monitoring Department

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Lead central monitoring and evaluation for all programs in the areas of Poverty Reduction, Education, Health & Nutrition, Microfinance, WASH, Gender equity, Empowerment – rural and urban, Skill development, Disaster management, Climate change, Legal support etc.
  • Understand various stakeholders’ needs for monitoring and evaluation and plan to support thereby
  • Lead the development and continuous updating of the MEL policy and framework in relation to the BRAC Strategy 2021-2025
  • Re-structure, if needed, the department’s governance and management processes to reflect management and partner/donor standards for more effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure programs plan their M&E activities as per program objectives and prepare M&E plan accordingly
  • Ensure M&E Plans are done following global best practices and support program improvement
  • Facilitate the development and establishment of appropriate indicators, targets for reporting to the key stakeholders on progress towards achievement of targets for the process, output and outcome indicators.
  • Ensure the results of M&E activities feed into program re-design, other improvements
  • Lead communication with programs and functions about the learnings and the implementation of learnings
  • Ensure use of both qualitative and quantitative methods for monitoring and evaluation of various programs
  • Provide technical support and oversee the M&E tools development, analysis and report writing
  • Set up DQA (data quality assessment) framework for all programs based on five quality criteria of validity, reliability, precision, integrity and timeliness
  • Implement data quality framework regularly to ensure quality of data across all programs
  • Encourage various programs to use common data standard and policy
  • Measure implementation quality of programs based on agreed programme quality indices
  • Monitor data-based decision making at field level management and suggest for efficiency
  • Analyze and aggregate evidence for results in BRAC’s strategic programmatic thematic areas
  • Review the TORs for the third-party evaluations and ensure the objectives and key evaluations questions are mentioned properly and the intended methodology is correct
  • Oversee the evaluation processes to ensure the intended objectives are met
  • Develop and maintain the process for keeping all evaluation findings in a central portal and ensure the right use of the findings by the concerned programmes
  • Organize learning sessions to ensure that lessons learned are captured and utilized in planning and implementation of project activities
  • Develop capacity of M&E colleagues and provide coaching/mentoring where needed
  • Organize regular M&E capacity building sessions on latest M&E approaches and methods to address BRAC’s complex needs
  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure



Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in any of the following disciplines – Social Science/Statistics/Business


Experience Requirement:

  • Minimum 10-12 years’ working experience in a national or international development organization with experience in an equivalent position is required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in the development of strategic approaches to the use of monitoring, likely to include both outcome and output
  • Experience with the design, use and purpose of a wide range of monitoring methods
  • Experience of aggregation of findings and analysis of the strategic use of evidence
  • Strong understanding and application of a range of data collection methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Monitoring experience in a range of national and international projects
  • In-depth knowledge on different development programmes such as: education, health, humanitarian program and enterprises.


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Contributory Compulsory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and Life Insurance and others.

Job Location: Head Office

Last Apply Date: 23/Sep/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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