Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Location: Globally,, Flexible
Company: Plan International
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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.
As the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist you will provide M&E technical leadership to the further development and implementation of Plan International’s global results and indicators for each of the six Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AOGDs), including reviewing and revising existing frameworks, development and testing of methods/tools and the integration of a climate change focus.
You will contribute to enhance awareness and M&E capacity in Plan International’s offices as well as support the implementation of a new global monitoring and evaluation system (PMERL) to ensure that we are able, as an organisation, to capture, store, analyse and report on our progress and results in a consistent and coherent way
In this role, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the data and information that is derived from the application of the M&E frameworks and approach in our programme and influence work is analysed, disseminated and used to advance accountability to all stakeholders; demonstrate the impact of our work; and ensure learning for improved programming and influencing.
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will need:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with expert knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of development work, across a wide range of technical areas. As well as demonstrable experience of developing guidelines of processes, approaches, tools that facilitate M&E, and organizational learning, that is up to date with best practices in the sector.
- Demonstrable understanding of the realities of NGO programme management and limitations that impact programme monitoring, evaluation and learning. With this you will need to be able to communicate complex technical MERL concepts and terminology to non-experts.
- Understanding of different approaches to assessing and reporting NGO programming results, across a wide variety of contexts. As well as an ability to listen, consult and learn with others across our diverse organisation.
- A theoretical and practical understanding of gender attitudes and power dynamics, including why they exist and how they change, and how these attitudes and dynamics shape MERL approaches and methodologies.
- Fluent in English. Capacity in one of the following: French, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Spanish will be an advantage.
- Specific experience in developing/implementing M&E Frameworks focused on climate change highly desirable.
Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. However, as this role will be working mostly with colleagues in central time zones, preference would be for the location to be in the following time zones: BST/CET
You may be office, home or hybrid based.
Type of role: 3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000
Closing date: Sunday 30th October 2022
*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.