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Monitoring Coordinator

Bangladesh, Dhaka
Local and Terms Conditions apply
Closing date
23 May 2021
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Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation professional to provide programmatic support for the Bangladesh Country Office.

Location: Bangladesh, Dhaka
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract
Salary: Local terms and conditions apply

Purpose of role

As Monitoring Coordinator you will strengthen programme monitoring and reporting practices and develop effective monitoring and reporting tools and data collection software. This role also acts as Safeguarding Lead for Bangladesh and you will be the first point of contact for safeguarding concerns for Sightsavers and partner staff.

About the role of Monitoring Coordinator

As Monitoring Coordinator you will lead on the development of programme monitoring structures and frameworks, the collection of and reporting of data from partner hospital and you will ensure continuous improvement through training workshops. You will assist in programme evaluation and carrying out operations research by providing data analysis, developing of research tools, training of data collectors and qualitative and quantitively analysis.

This role encompasses the responsibility of Safeguarding Lead for Bangladesh, acting as first point of contact for all Sightsavers and partner staff in Bangladesh regarding any safeguarding concerns and the escalating of these as well as providing support and working to ensure appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures are in place.

Knowledge, skills and experience for Monitoring Coordinator  


  • Masters degree in a relevant subject such as statistics, public health or development studies, or equivalent experience
  • Good technical skills in programme monitoring: logframe development, tool development, excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, etc.
  • Working experience of monitoring and evaluation within the international development sector
  • Understanding and experience of the international development and the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience of producing analytical reports or communication materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of designing and implementing programme monitoring framework
  • An understanding of programme management challenges in a development context
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Bengali.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel (ideally advanced Excel i.e. complex formulae, pivot tables, macros), PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.
  • An understanding of good safeguarding practices


  • Experience of working in a role with safeguarding responsibilities

The Monitoring Coordinator is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Closing date: Midnight 23 May 2021

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Work location

Please note that all staff are currently working from home and this will continue for the foreseeable future.


Interviews are currently taking place remotely using Microsoft Teams and are likely to be beginning to mid-June 2021. Interviews will consist of an assessment task using Excel and of two oral interviews.


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Find Us
01444 446600
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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