Monitoring and Communication Consultant

United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd July, 2019

Job Description


UN Women together with UNDP and UNOPS have jointly developed a 3-year programme, the “National Resilience Programme (NRP)”, combining its technical fields of expertise – notably in risk governance, disaster risk reduction, gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes, and infrastructure resilience. NRP aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development. It will address national capacity to manage risks from natural hazards and achieving resilience against disaster and climate shocks and stresses. The programme will be implemented by 4 government agencies namely Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Department of Women Affairs (DWA), Programming Division of Planning Commission and Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) with technical support from UN Women, UNDP and UNOPS.

The project builds on the UN Women Bangladesh Country Office’s work on Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) interventions since 2012; supporting disaster and climate vulnerable women from the most disaster-prone parts of the country and generating knowledge through series of research and studies to create evidence on how gender inequality drives vulnerability and marginalization and determine ways in which achieving gender equality can lead to a more resilient and empowered Bangladesh. UN Women’s efforts to mainstream gender in DRR/CCA & humanitarian policies strategies and actions, with the belief that such gender responsive DRR/CCA & humanitarian programmes and policies will lead to resilience building and empowerment of women and girls, is acknowledged by the stakeholders. UN Women has been able to motivate some of the concerned parties through knowledge generation and sharing, advocacy and field operation as show case, to strive for achieving gender targets in Sendai framework.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of Programme Specialist, DRR-CCA-HA, UN Women the Monitoring and Communication consultant, to be based at Department of Women Affairs will provide day to day technical support to the Gender and DRR Analyst (Programme Manager) NRP-DWA part and Programme Analyst, DRR-CC-HA, UN mostly in terms of monitoring the field level interventions, government and donor reporting, producing communication materials and promoting the achievements of the project.

Objectives of the consultancy:

The key objective of this consultancy is to support the NRP (DWA part) team to implement the programme and promote the achievements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop monitoring framework and tools for NRP DWA part;
  • Provide technical guidance to implementing partners to have a comprehensive M & E system in place for the project;
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
  • Assist preparing different periodical progress reports both in Bangla and in English;
  • Support effective implementation and delivery of annual work plans e.g. support organizing workshops, trainings, events etc.;
  • Provide regular feedback to the management on project strategies and activities;
  • Assist coordinating quarterly program review meetings with partners and donors to facilitate dialogue and learning on project implementation;
  • In Coordination with UN Women Communication Analyst, prepare media and communications outputs such as news articles and human-interest stories;
  • Provide inputs for website and other social media channels of NRP;
  • Maintain a library of photographs, videos, knowledge products and other materials for communication.


  • UN Women will provide the Consultant with the copy of National Resilience Programme and the AWPs which would provide a basis for the assignment;
  • NRP team will support to undertake field monitoring visits;
  • The consultant is expected to work on her/his own computer but be based at NRP office, Department of Women Affairs.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Disaster Management, Gender Studies, Urban Planning, Environment and other Social science related disciplines.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in issues related to disaster risk reduction and gender equality.;
  • Proven experience of working with the government implemented DRR projects;
  • Experience in results based management system.

Language: Excellent command of English and Bangla (written and oral) is required.


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