Dr. Nikar Chandra Howlader
Tel: 88-029****** (off.)
Present Address Permanent Address
Flat # D1, 1st Floor Village and Post- Madhabpur
Peonenza, ANZ Building, 25/1 Shah Alibag, Upazilla -Bauphal
Mirpur-1, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh. District-Patuakhali, Bangladesh
27 years experience in monitoring, evaluation & learning, impact assessment, baseline survey, participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) and research, result based M&E, Urban development Project implementation and monitoring, learning documentation, Climate change resilient and disaster management, develop management Project and financial budgeting monitoring with preparing regular basis report in rural development livelihoods programme. Especially, more than 12 (Twelve) years experiences in monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment of the project holding senior position. Skilled in preparing effective M&E system and tools for project. Having vast experiences in preparing reports on special study or survey and prepare recommendation for future planning. Vast experience on data management, analyzing and prepare report in different form. Strong skill in conducting baseline survey and impact assessment of any projects. Strong knowledge in computer operation with SPSS, MS Access, Excel and power point program.
2. Major skilled areas
Monitoring, Evaluation & implementation of Urban development Project: Involved directly in developing MEL system of Urban Development Project and rural livelihoods CTEIP and UPPR Project collaborating with Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). Implementation and Monitoring: Having enormous skilled in implementation and monitoring of Urban development project in City Corporation level in Bangladesh. Having practical experience in implementing UPPR Project collaborating with LGED at city corporation level.
Conduct baseline study and impact assessment: Conducted Baseline survey of seven (7) Pourashava of CTEIP Project of LGED and prepared comprehensive report and submitted to the donor Asian Development Bank.
Report writing: Skilled in preparing report after analysis of large volume of data using statistical package program through data sorting, cleaning and screening. Produced plenty of reports for project which was informative and gave proper direction for specified project. Skilled in preparing report on project impact and outcomes in periodic basis.
Financial Budget Monitoring: Having vast experience in financial budget monitoring and monitoring Annual Work Plan accordingly
Conduct Special Study: Involved in “South East livelihoods survey” as a team leader and facilitated the group that they capable to conduct households interview smoothly. Involved in the study named “The Dynamics of Extreme Poor” as Team leader, which was conducted by CARE-Bangladesh in the northwest region.
Data Management: Skilled in determining proper sample size applying appropriate sampling methodology. Skilled in maintaining quality of data in every steps of data collection, applying proper training to the enumerators, cross-checking and team coordination.
Computer skill: Strong knowledge in computer operation with SPSS, MS Access, Excel and power point program.
Facilitation: Strong skill in facilitating training, developing curriculum and training need assessment in relation to monitoring and evaluation. Conducted different training for staff related to M&E applying participatory methods and using modern apposite.
Disaster response: Having vast experience on disaster management and emergency response. Capable to monitoring disaster activities and to prepare report which is very informative.
Gender related experience: I worked in CARE Bangladesh and Concern worldwide on gender and equality perspective and received training on HIV and genders GAF analysis. Developed tools M&E tools considering the views of gender and equality in different international organization.
January 21 -still to date Monitoring and Evaluation-Knowledge Management Specialist (Consultant)
Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh
-Responsibilities The M&E-KM Specialist (Consultant) (Full time) will work as a part of Project Management especially M&E-KM (Monitoring & Evaluation-Knowledge Management) of SACP to support implementation of the project under the supervision of the Project Director. The scopes of the services of the consultant including-
-Responsible to the Project Director (PD)
-Design result-based M&E plan and implement;
-Ensure monitoring and evaluation of project activities to be performed by the field offices are attended and delivered in a correct and timely manner as per results framework;
-Maintain data base of field activities;
-Maintain close link with Monitoring and Reporting specialist of DCU;
-Any other related tasks as assigned by the Project Director.
September 17-Dec 2020 Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Human Right Program, UNDP Bangladesh.
-Responsibilities Contribute to the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and reporting process for the Human Right Programme interventions in consultation with National Program Coordinator, output-specific focal points and communication Officer.
Conduct Monitoring and evaluation activities against the results and measureable set indicators inline with the M&E Framework and Theory of Change.
Operationalize and update the Monitoring Framework through coordination, collaboration and training of the Human Rights Program Team and the NHRC.
Regularly collect the Data /information (through application of qualitative and quantitative methods and tools, including surveys) analyze the data/information for producing periodic monitoring reports and status updates in line with set targets in the M&E Framework.
Develop and update the Project results indicator (in line with SMART Criteria) and M&E Tools according to UNDP Programming and M&E Principles and donor standards in consultation with Programme Coordinator.
Support to the development of an MIS system for Human Rights Program and regularly update the captures data/information for its appropriate application.
Coordinate with other Human right, justice and security programme to ensure the mainstreaming of human right based indicators.
Track the progress of output and outcomes of the Human Rights Program as per result indicators and other relevant metrics.
Support to monitoring and evaluation capacity of the NHRC and its regional Office team members (Human Rights data monitoring system), other national authorities, including law enforcement, and partner CSO/CBOs.
Support to the initiation of various assessment, 18-month review, follow-up, mid term and final evaluation process for measuring the Programme/project’s results/impact.
Support to take any other activities as required and suggested by Programme Coordinator.
November 16-August 17 Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Coastal Towns Environmental Infrastructure Project (CTEIP), Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Agargaon, Dhaka. (This is Asian Development Bank funded Project)
-Responsibilities Prepare Baseline report of individual Pourashava of coastal belt.
Development of M&E Framework of the Project.
Prepare Quarterly Monitoring Report and submission to the ADB.
Conduct Mid-Term and Final Evaluation of the Project Timely .
Coordination with other Project of LGED.
Conduct Survey to assess the impact of the Project.
Develop MIS System for the Project managing comprehensive and large volume of data
November 14- Aug 2016 National Consultant- Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Strengthening the Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Capacities of the Ministry of Environment and its agencies (MoEF Support Project). This is USAID funded project and focused on Climate Change mitigation and adaption.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
House # 37, Road # 8,
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1212.
-Responsibilities Prepare M&E Strategy and monitoring plan as per USAID and FAO requirements.
Assist international Consultants M&E in compiling necessary background materials including document/guideline/policy papers reflecting current M&E mechanism within MoEF and Departments under it, Six Five Year Plan Documents and M&E Reports.
Assist policy planning and Investment International Consultant in tracking CIP.
Assist in assessment of the needs of Data and Data Management for result based mentoring and evaluation system.
Assist in preparing training plan and conducting training to train responsible staff in baseline data collection and management.
Complete activity plan in the absence of International staff.
Take lead in collecting baseline data and other tasks requested by IC.
Assist IC in acquiring additional information required to complete the baseline data and designing M&E Framework, Support in organizing hands on staff training for the application of M&E Framework and launching of its pretesting in three subsectors.
Assist in preparing a plan for information sharing mechanism
Compile the result of the case study and assist in preparing report.
Follow up on the approval of M&E Framework from MoEF and continue staff training on M&E framework for the submission to MoEF.
Assist IC-Gender to create a gender data base and integrate in the IM system.
-Achievements Developed M&E System for the Project according to the guideline of USAID. Conducted Baseline of the Project and generated a report. Provided training on Key Performance Indicators for 35 Officials of the MoEF
October 13- October 14 Team Leader- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Cereal System initiatives for South Asia- Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) Project. This is USAID funded project and focused on mechanization and irrigation through public- private sector model development.
International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
House # 10/B, Road # 53,
Help to plan, operationalize, and implement the CSISA-MI M&E system in collaboration with the CSISA-MI Project Manager, CSISA data coordinator, country teams, research component leaders and CSISA M&E team.
Ensure documentation of project processes, research data archiving, and contribute to periodic evaluation of progress and the drawing of lessons learnt.
Help the Project Manager to coordinate donor reporting and communications.
Collaborate with the CSISA and CIMMYT M&E team to ensure alignment between the CSISA-MI and CIMMYT’s Research Management Frameworks.
Assist the CSISA-MI Project Manger to develop regular reports based on the systematic collection and analysis of monitoring information; and contribute to periodic evaluations of progress in project implementation.
Support Project Management and implementation teams in analysis of M&E data.
Coach field scientists on the proper management and archiving of research information according to CIMMYT protocols.
Support the CSISA-MI project management team in the formulation of project work plans that allow systematic monitoring of progress.
Contribute in the development of practical tools / support materials to empower scientists and partners to use and mainstream good M&E principles.
Assist in writing up findings and contribute to progress reports.
Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
-Achievement Developed M&E system involving all levels of stakeholders considering Feed the Future (FtF) indicators. Apart this developed Monitoring Result Measurement system for qualitative assessment. Provided training to Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and 60 Field staffs to build up their capacity on M&E.
July 10- Sept- 13 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (National Consultant)
Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP). This is World Bank funded project and focused on recovery and restoration of Cyclone affected people of the Southern belt of Bangladesh.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
House # 37, Road # 8,
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1212.
Responsible to develop M&E system and prepare a detailed Logical framework for presentation in the Component Inception Report.
Maintain and update the Component’s result indicators on the basis of information received from the Component Implementation Cells (CIC) for inclusion in both the Component’s and Project’s results monitoring framework.
Train FAO and Government counterpart staff in the implementation of the Component’s participatory M&E system.
Finalize terms of reference and oversee the Component’s baseline survey and needs assessment of the 13 upazila selected from the cyclone-affected area. The baseline survey will be undertaken by a team of national consultants or a consultancy firm under letters of agreement with FAO.
Oversee the Component’s environment and social assessments of new technological packages and the preparation of environmental management plans and social and resettlement action plans according to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguards framework for the Project.
Compile progress information from CICs and assist the Component Coordinator to draft monthly progress statements and quarterly and annual progress reports.
Assist the CTA and Component Coordinator to prepare publicity documents as required.
Assist CTA to facilitate the Component’s mid-term review and end of project impact evaluation.
Act a secretary to the CMCU and maintain the unit’s records accordingly.
October 09- July 10 Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction Project, Livelihoods project of DFID implemented by UNDP and LGED.
RDEC-LGED Building, Level-8
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207. Bangladesh
Assist to develop Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy and relevant guidelines for tracking UPPR-Project achievements and outcomes and take lead to implement the same within UPPR-Project area
Support to coordinate and corroborate appropriate information flow of UPPRP, useful for programme tracking and assessment of changes incurred for strategic decision by management
Facilitate capacity building initiatives for town teams and community on Participatory Planning Monitoring & Evaluation (PPME)
Assist to ensure quantitative and qualitative outputs of the project through implementation, coordination, dissemination of the results, learning and best practices
Provide feedback and support to the Project Board and town teams
Assist to coordinate design and implementation of special studies and baselines surveys as required by the project liaise with consultants; participate as a team member in multi-party evaluations
Contribute in programme enhancement through sharing findings from continuous assessment, support in appropriate planning and strategic decision making
Keep liaison with different stakeholders in the sectors, participate national and international sector reform & coordination initiatives and represent UPPRP as required
Sept 06- Sept 09 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Haor Context (Haor Context consists four projects like Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Maternal Neonatal and Child health (MNCS) USAID funded Project and credit related projects.
Concern WW Bangladesh,
House no-15 (SW), Road no-7
Gulshan, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
To ensure that adequate support is provided to planning and designing of existing projects and upcoming projects from M & E perspectives.
To ensure that haor context has an M & E system appropriately set up functioning effectively.
To ensure that the individual projects have appropriate M & E systems and project staff are trained and confident in using the tools.
To ensure that the M & E findings and organizational learning of the context are appropriately documented and disseminated at the different levels: including.
To ensure that the evaluations, researches, feasibility studies, cases studies are appropriately carried out.
As a member of the Haor Context, to work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure excellence within Concern’s work is captured, promoted and disseminated.
-Achievements Developed M&E system for HISAL Project, Prepared report on targeting process and Launching program at Upazilla level.
Oct 02 –March 06 Project Development Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation)
Research and Analysis Team, Rural Livelihoods Programme (RLP) ( DFID funded Project)
Dinajpur Field Office, Housing Estate, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
- Responsibilities Provide training on M&E framework and different tools for the program staff. Prepare M&E reports regularly. Help in designing and developing logical frameworks and M&E frameworks for all three projects of the program; SHABGE, GO-Interfish and LMP. Design and conduct qualitative/participatory and quantitative studies including study design, developing tools, sampling design, data collection and entry supervision, analysis and writing reports. Developed database software using MS Access and SPSS for data entry and analysis.
-Achievements Provided training on M&E framework and different tools for about 200 staff of SHABGE DFID Staff. Prepared 6 M&E report on ‘Service Access Inventory’, ‘School Program Monitoring’, ‘Technology Adoption Monitoring’, Participants Capacity Matrix’ and Participants Profile’
Apr 00 -to Oct 02 Technical Officer –Research and Dissemination.
SHABGE-DFID Project, Northwest Region
Dinajpur Field Office, Uttar Balubari, Dinajpur
- Responsibilities Prepare research design and prepare reports. Design and develop technical training curriculums and module for farmers and staff. Ensure technical supports for Partner NGO staff at Dinajpur and Rangpur. Implementation of strategies and processes developed to strengthen technical integrity of the project.
CARE Bangladesh Project Officer
New Options for Pest Management (NOPEST) Project,
Mymensingh Field Office, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
- Responsibilities Provide staffs orientation, supervision, training and performance management. Participate in the development facilitation, support, monitoring and assessments of trial and research. Ensure the proper application of monitoring and evaluation activities. Created an enabling working environment where field staff made their own decision and performed quality works. Facilitate project administration and finance procedure for Thana activities. Preparation and submission of all reporting requirements. Help in developing participatory M&E tools.
PhD on Environmental Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, in 2013.
Master of Social Science in Government and Politics from Asian University of Bangladesh and obtained 3.5 out of 4 scale.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons) from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh obtained higher Second Division.
HSC from Patuakhali Govt College and obtained higher second division from science.
SSC from Madhabpur Nishi Kanto High School in from science and obtained 1st Division.
5. Computer Literacy
Operating System MS-DOS, MS-Windows, Windows NT etc.
Application Software MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS Access etc.
Statistical Package SPSS/PC+, SPSSWIN
6. Language Proficiency
Good in both English and Bangla (at all four skills)
7. Major Training received
Innovations in Participatory Methodology, organized by HTS Development Ltd., Thamesfield House, HP2 & SR, United Kingdom, 13-18th March 2004.
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) organized by LMP Project, CARE Bangladesh.
Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation organized by CARE-Bangladesh.
Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Development organized by Concern Worldwide, October 22-2 November 07.
Qualitative Data Analysis, day-long training organized by CARE and facilitated by Chief Executive, University of East Anglia, Nowich, U.K, August 2002
Training on Qualitative Research Methodology, Organized by CARE- Bangladesh, conducted by Mike Breween, consultant, UK. In 2005.
Training on Report Writing on Scientific Style, Organized by CARE Bangladesh and facilitated by consultants from Spain. 1998
Three-day long TOT on Organization Capacity Building Assessment Tools (OCAT), organized by CARE Bangladesh.
International English language Testing System (IELTS) - completed from the British Council, Dhaka. Band score-6.5.
International Course on Farmer-led Extension, organized by International institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavitae, The Philippines.
Three and a half month-long training for facilitators on Integrated Crop Management (ICM) on Rice at BADC training center, Madhupur, Tangail, Agust-November 1997, organized by NOPEST Project in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Extension and European Union.
Three and a half month-long training on Integrated Crop Management (ICM) on Vegetables, September 24 to March 15, 1999 organized by NOPEST Project, CARE Mymensingh Field Office
Training on Development and Organization, organized by PROSHIKA Manobik Unnayan Kendro, Koitta, Manikganj, 18-30 June1992.
Management Development Course, June 28 to July 08 1998, Sponsored by Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla and organized by CARE Bangladesh.
“Training on Budget and finance management”, provided by BRAC.
ANR Agricultural Conference, conducted by Dr. G.P. Das, BRAC Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka, 11-12 February 2002
8. Major Training Provided
Facilitated “Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in development” for frontline staff as a Core Facilitator, organized by SHABGE-DFID Project, CARE Bangladesh.
Facilitated “Monitoring and Evaluation System Development workshop” organized by Concern Worldwide.
Facilitated “Training on Data collection Process” for 60 NGOs staff of SUK and SJK organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN).
9. Major Publications
Boosting crop intensification in southern Bangladesh: How can surface irrigation be put into action at scale? Asad S. Qureshi, S. Yasmin, T.J. Krupnik, Nikar C. Howlader. Paper presented in the CPWF Revitalising the Ganges Coastal Zone Conference, Dhaka-Bangladesh, 21-23 October 2014.
A study on “Studies on Identifying the Problems of Agro-technology Package for Emergency Cyclone Recovery and Restoration in the (ECRR) Coastal Areas of Bangladesh” published in the Journal of Green Global Foundation (WWW.ggfjournals.com), (JISD, Vol-7, Issue-1) in April 2013.
A Study on “ASSESSMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ INVOLVEMENT IN VEGETABLES GARDENING THROUGH DEMONSTRATION IN NORTHERN BANGLADESH” published in the Journal of Green Global Foundation, (WWW.ggfjournals.com) (JISD, Vol-7, Issue-2) in August 2013.
Study on Comparative Assessment of Aquaculture Technology Adoption by the Carp, Golda and Bagda Fishers in the Sidre Affected Area of Bangladesh, International Journal of Aquaculture, bio.sophiapublisher.com/html-816-33-ija Vol.3, No.9 38-42 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2013. 03.0009)
A report was published in proceedings of 3rd ANR Agricultural Conference (Feb 11-12), 2002, BRAC Inn. Mohakhali,Dhaka, in the topics of “secondary adoption through Farmers Field Day”.
“A report on school program monitoring “ of SHABGE-DFID Project” published in Field Review, The News Letter of Rural Livelihoods Program, June 2003
10. Personal Information
Date of Birth 30 January 1966.
Father’s Name Nirod Chandra Howlader
Mother's Name Shefali Rani Howlader.
Nationality Bangladeshi by birth
Marital Status Married with two daughters
Height 5 feet 4 inch
Weight 61 kg
Blood Group B +
Driving License No. DK0092076L00004 Non-Professional (Light)
National ID 612**********
Md. Idris Ali Khan
Alive & Thrive, House # 3A, Apt # 12B, Genetic Baro Bhuiyans,
Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Gulshan-2.
Cell Phone: 880*********
Subrata Kumar Chakrabarty
Livelihoods Officer, UNCHR,
Motel Road, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Cell Phone: 017********
Khondoker A. Mottaleb, PhD,
CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center),
Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., MEXICO,
Division Director (acting)
Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Applied Learning Division Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance USAID 555 12th Street NW, Washington DC
Nikar Chandra Howlader