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Jan Sahas Social Development Society


M&E Officer - Job Description

About Jan Sahas: : Jan Sahas, established in the year 2000, is a not for profit grassroots organization committed to promote the development and protect the rights of socially excluded communities with the special focus on girls and women through eradication of all forms of bondage including manual scavenging and caste based prostitution; empowerment of adolescent girls and women to end violence and gender justice, skill development for dignified livelihoods and social entrepreneurship; legal aid for access to justice and reform in criminal justice system; support in education; food and nutrition security; land and agriculture development; develop barefoot lawyers to build victim or survivors as leader and empowerment of communities though capacity and organization building.

The organization is looking for a suitable candidate to facilitate Organization for Monitoring and Evaluation Work. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to work in the development sector and demonstrated ability to work as part of a diverse team. The position entails meeting various stakeholders that ranges from community members, government officials etc. depending on the need of the Organization.



Main duties and responsibilities:


The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Project and organization. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Project. He/she will also provide technical assistance to the organization, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting and Policy issues.


Base Location: The position will be based in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. 


Roles and responsibilities include:

Specific duties:


Setting up the system:

  • Responsible for Development of a unified M&E system for organization.

  • Assist in the up gradation of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;

  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.

  • Develop the overall framework, for project and organization M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.

  • Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.

  • Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.

  • With collaborating partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.

  • Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.

  • Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on M&E as required.


Implementation of M&E and coordination:

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.

  • Check data quality with partners.

  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyze and aggregate findings.

  • Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation.

  • Identify areas where technical support to project partners is required. Organize refresher training on M&E for partners as required.

  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.

  • Provide advice to the Program Coordinators on improving project & organization performance using M&E findings.



  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.

  • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.

  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the organization Director


Key qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in M&E related fields from TISS/IRMA/XISS or any other reputed institute.

  • Advance certification in M&E will be advantageous.

  • Minimum 4+ years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.

  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.

  • Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.

  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.

  • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.

  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.


  • Excellent written and spoken command of English and Hindi.

  • Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of program implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.

  • Familiarity with impact assessment an advantage

  • Good knowledge and experience regarding gender mainstreaming.

  • Good moderation, facilitation and training skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government and social partners.

  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.

  • Excellent analytical skill.

  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Ability to build on relevant knowledge within and outside the organization well as actively share her/his experience and expertise with colleagues and partners.

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work in diversified environments.

Jan Sahas gives equal opportunity to all individuals irrespective of their gender, caste, religion, race, sexual orientation etc. The organization promotes opportunities for women and candidates belonging to marginalized backgrounds.


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