ADD International has been working in Bangladesh since 1995. ADD is committed to work with Persons with Disability (PWD) to establish their rights and dignity by raising their voices as members of Disabled People Organizations at the grassroots level. ADD also works to implement the global and national policy instruments related to disability and development and mainstream PWD in all aspects of social, economic and political life. ADD International Bangladesh’s five year Country Strategy envisions a world where all persons with disabilities are free from discrimination and oppression, enjoying equality within an inclusive society ADD International Bangladesh Program currently operates in North, South, Coastal, and Central geographical locations. ADD works with Disabled Peoples Organization (DPOs) to strengthen their individual and organizational capacities to participate more in the disability movement and their institutional sustainability. ADD in Bangladesh is a member of several networks and alliances with I/NGOs and Civil Society. Currently ADD International Bangladesh is implementing a number of projects with the potential to expand its engagement with PWDs and their networks. The major program thematic areas ADD concentrates are: Economic Empowerment and Wellbeing; Social Political and Civic Rights of the Persons with Disability; Mental Health; Prevention of Gender based violence against Women and Girls; Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk reduction. All projects of ADD Bangladesh are implemented through DPOs, DPO Networks and partner NGOs.
Post Name: Coordinator, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Salary range : BDT 45,455.00 Gross per month (Commensurate with qualifications and experience) with others admissible benefit as per organizations policies.
Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh. The role will also involve significant travel within Bangladesh (up to 40% of the role).
Reports to : Project Manager, Mental Health project.
Contract : Annual renewable as per project term. Applicants must be Bangladeshi citizens.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The project: Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Marginalised Communities Project’s goal is to develop a quality and inclusive community-based MH support system to improve the MH and wellbeing of underserved children and young people, particularly girls and young women and those with other disabilities, in Bangladesh. By targeting systemic and attitudinal change, family/community engagement and service provider capacity, the project will contribute to develop a quality and inclusive community-based mental health support system to improve the MH and wellbeing of underserved children and young people, particularly girls, young women and those with other disabilities.
The project will address key gaps in minimum healthcare services for CYMH, improving access to MH support and services and to their social and economic rights with support from their family and communities, with more dignity and reduced stigma and discrimination, leading to a better and healthier live.
The main expected outcome will be improved access to quality mental health services for children and young people with mental health issues or at risk in the project area. This will happen with support from their families, communities and DPOs within an inclusive policy environment. The communities targeted by the project will have a more equitable and accessible quality mental health support system provided by government and non-government MH services in response to revised, disseminated and implemented MH policy and plans. The project will be implemented in Dhaka, Bagerhat and Jessore districts in partnership with DPOs and NGOs and Research Institutions.
ABOUT COORDINATOR MEL POSITION.
The Coordinator MEL is an important position of the Mental Health project to give strategic and overall guidance and development of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning plan. She/he will be responsible for periodic monitoring and tracking the progress of the project based on Log frame. Regular visit to the project locations and working with the project team members both with ADD and with partner organizations.
3 years progressive experience working as Coordinator MEL with good understanding of LFA development/data management/analysis/documenting learning and preparing project reports. Experience of working with Person with Psychosocial Disability (PPD) and understanding their complex situation including a fair understanding about Disability sector is expected. The position is based in Dhaka but extensive field visit (at least 40% time) to different project locations is required.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Give strategic support to the project team on M&E and learning Monitoring and tracking the progress of the project as per log frame and prepare various periodic reports as per Donor and organizational requirement. Regular visit to DPOs, Partners and other activities with stakeholders’ group, capacity assessment, preparing learning documents and support to strengthen project team members knowledge generation and management. Besides, writing the project progress report following log frame indicators and keep Data Management Table of the project and ADD to fit Quarterly Progress Review Report Coordinate with Manager MEL of ADD and working relation with Head of Program besides direct line Manager. Train the team members, and partners for their capacity enhancement on MEL to ensure the correct utilization of all tools and processes according to the MEL framework Participate and ensure accurate and timely completion of regular operations including baseline, annual and end line surveys; regular monitoring; data collection, verification and analysis, and feedback to all stakeholders according to the
MEL work plan in relevant fields
• Ensure the preparation of a harmonized MEL work plan in alignment with program plans, ensuring MEL functions are incorporated into individual staff and teamwork plan Develop and keep update project MIS Analyse of monitoring data with program staff, partners and beneficiaries, adjusting/setting work plans, targets, and action plans through feedback sessions
• Facilitate and communicate with program team for regular MEL meeting
• Ensure that case studies and other reports of progress and learnings in support of impact of ADD International Bangladesh works are well documented to share with different stakeholders including the donors.
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