Job Opportunity for MIS Officer at Care India in Bhatinda

Website Care India


MIS Officer


Contractual position (1 Year renewable contract based on performance and organizational need analysis) at Grade G


Empowering Smallholder Farmers through promotion of sustainable agriculture and water harvesting & conservation methods in Bathinda, Punjab


March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024


Project Manager


Three blocks (Bathinda, Phul and Maur) in District Bathinda, Punjab


50% including daily field travel, district head quarter, state and national travel as required.


CARE is a not-for-profit organisation working in India for over 70 years, focusing on alleviating poverty and social injustice. We do this through well-planned and comprehensive projects in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.

During FY 2020-21, CARE India directly reached out to 52.7 million people through 53 programmes across 18 states, covering more than 130+ districts. We are part of the CARE International Confederation, working in 100 countries for a world where people live with dignity and security.

CARE India seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Our goal is to ensure that women and girls from the most marginalized communities are empowered, live in dignity and their households have secure and resilient lives. CARE India aims to accomplish this goal by working with 50 million people to help them have quality health, education, livelihoods and overcome the effects of disasters.

Our employees are committed to CARE’s values, Code of Conduct, and safeguarding commitments towards a safe workplace for all, including the principle of ‘do no harm’. They are also responsible to uphold and strengthen our safeguarding commitments in their role. To know more about our safeguarding policies please visit our website link given below.


The project goal is to empower 12,000 smallholder farmer households through promoting sustainable agriculture and water harvesting and water conservation resulting in enhanced income for the smallholder farmers. The objective of the project are as follows:

  • Objective 1: Strengthening Community Based Organizations by building their capacities   
  • Objective 2: Natural Resource Management through promotion of water conservation and water harvesting methods  
  • Objective 3: Promotion of sustainable agriculture practices within smallholder farmers
  • Objective 4: Enterprise promotion and support
  • Objective 5: Enabling environment creation for enterprise and smallholder farmers


MIS Officer is to be primarily contracted for 12 months (may be extended as per need/requirement to support the project team and project office operations located in Bathinda, Maur and Blocks in Bathinda District, Punjab. MIS Officer ensures technical quality of monitoring, evaluations, and research studies for the project.  S/he will be responsible to implement effective MIS, manage outcome monitoring, coordinate evaluation and research, bring out periodic analyses for reflection, support preparation of analytical report to the donor, manage performance tracking of the project for timely decision-making.  She/he will help build district/block staff capacity to meet the data validation requirement, M&E and research needs of the projects.  The position is responsible for knowledge management and learning and support Project Manager to ensure smooth functioning of KMLE of the project. The position will ensure faster and efficient process management at the project office level.


  • Technical Support – responsible for quality data management and maintenance of database.
  • Support to the Project team on training the Field Staffs, CLWs/ Animators on data recording, storage, analysis as also on identification and documentation of human interest stories.
  • MIS report data cumulation, validation analysis based on reports provided by Field Officer and prepare monthly progress reports. 
  • Collection, review and finalize documentation of case studies under the guidance of PM.
  • Quality Data Collection through paper and IT based processes.
  • Data validation and data cleaning before uploading the data on the MIS. 
  • Support PM/POs with data for Documentation (Blogs etc.)
  • Prepare the monthly and quarterly reporting, compiling the information, and sharing as required.
  • Data Collection- conduct regular on-site monitoring for collection of inputs for case stories, process monitoring and outcome tracking.
  • Triangulate collected data/ information in consultation with the field team.
  • Field visits to reach community, assess community feedback and validation of MIS Report.
  • Support the project, including coordination with third party agencies for field data collection, MIS reporting, capacity building, assistance to the Program Manager for preparation of annual reports, etc.
  • Use technological applications (including GPS/GIS-based as may be required) and devices for data management online and ofline.
  • Prepare a questionnaire for the data collection and required formats on a regular basis 
  • Data Analysis – responsible for generation of primary reports
  • Develop formats/templates for data collection as per direction, for development and use of dashboards for effective application of collected data.
  • Ensure quality, integrity and efficiency of data collection.
  • Ensure cleaning, cross check and validation of data. 
  • Analyze and interpret data through PPT,MS-word, MS-Excel (Advance), SPSS and/or other statistical packages.
  • Support in accessing information for reporting.
  • Facilitate creation and dissemination of knowledge products. 
  • Update required project information on CARE India’s internal web portals.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

(The above list is not exhaustive, and the management reserves the right to review it as and when the role evolves based on the need of the business and individual’s skills and capabilities)


Support Functions i.e. Finance, Admin, Procurement, HR and other stakeholder of Care India



  • Fresher candidate with Post-Graduate or Masters in Statistics/Computer Applications/Database Management/Business Management/Rural/Social Work and any other relevant field. 
  • Graduate in Statistics/Computer Applications/Database management/ Business Management/Rural/Social Work and any other relevant field with at least 3 years of similar work experience.
  • Experience of handling and analysis of large-scale data sets.
  • Experience in MS-Excel (Advanced), SPSS and or other quantitative and qualitative analytical package.
  • Have sound knowledge on documentation and proven skills on documentation of project learning.
  • Strong writing skills in English language.


  • Experience of working in a large project and with diverse team.
  • Demonstrable experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Candidates with proficiency in local language will be preferred.  
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.


Communication skills:

  • Strong facilitation /training and communication skills.
  • Able to articulate and communicate well to all stakeholders (both verbally and in writing) in a manner that meets the different needs of different audiences  

Language skills:

Good writing and oral communication skills in English and Hindi.     Candidates with proficiency in Punjabi reading, writing and speaking will be preferred

Research skills:

  • Understanding of gender dimensions within Climate Smart Agriculture and Nutrition Security domains.
  • Working with multi-diversified team and in research and knowledge product development with ability to independently assume responsibility with minimal guidance from supervisors to produce learning materials.
  • Able to conduct primary and secondary research for identifying the newest trends and incorporate them in program / process approach 

Team Management & Collaboration / People skills: 

  • Ability work in a team and build capacity and connect to community stakeholders. 
  • Able to engage and influence teams, create relationships of trust with stakeholders
  • Conflict resolution: comfortable with negotiating and resolving conflict; seeking clarity and testing assumptions 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the team, including designing promotions that promote their products or services
  • High social intelligence: able to engage and influence teams, create relationships of trust with stakeholders

Strategic Thinking and Analysis:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with attention to details
  • Keep track of the effectiveness of strategies and make changes when necessary.
  • A person who loves challenges and believes in impactful rural and social development in remote and backward regions of the country through an engendered or women centric development mission.
  • Create reports regarding strategies for review by senior management. 

Change Management:

  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity, uncertainty, and change  
  • Competent enough to adapt well to shifting priorities  
  • Able to juggle different and conflicting priorities  

Operational excellence (Project / Program / Process management):

  • Strong leadership and community mobilization skills and experience
  • Familiarity with social, employment and schemes in the state with information on production potential and constraints. 
  • Experience and interest in working with FPOs and SHGs at the grass-root level. 
  • Able to incorporate feedback and continually work on project / process improvement 

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