Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Plan International


Date: 30-Jul-2019

Location: Flexible location, AK, LB

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

In this role as the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist you will contribute to the success of the M&E strengthening Project by working with and supporting Country Offices to adopt and implement the new M&E approach, frameworks and system to ensure transparency and accountability to all our stakeholders and that we, as an organisation, are able to capture, store, analyse and report on our progress in a consistent and coherent way.

You will contribute to enhancing capacity in our offices to apply the above approach, principles & standards and system in order to generate and act on evidence to inform our programmes and influence and learn.

The Person

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will need:

  • Expert knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of development work, across a wide range of technical areas. 
  • Significant experience and a strong understanding of processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate M&E, and organizational learning, that is up to date with best practices in the sector.
  • Strong understanding of the realities of NGO programme management and limitations that impact programme monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Understanding of different approaches to assessing and reporting NGO programming results, across a wide variety of contexts.
  • Significant experience of capacity building and upskilling of field staff and M&E staff
  • Fluent in English. Capacity in one of the following: French, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Spanish will be an advantage.

Location: Flexible. Preferably Middle East or East/Southern African Region countries where Plan International currently has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to work will be considered. Employment will be as per local terms and conditions. These locations include: Jordon, Egypt, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract until June 2020

Reports to: Global Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

Salary: Highly Competitive

Closing date: 11 August 2019.

Please note applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights, and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.



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