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Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist at Plan International

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist- Lake Chad Programme

ABOUT PLAN INTERNATIONAL

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. We are independent of governments, religions and political parties. What does Plan International do? We work with children, young people and communities to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. Our work enables 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. Plan International has been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and is active in over 70 countries.

Closing Date: 4th September 2017

Job description

The Opportunity

As the MER-Specialist you will be in charge of developing a regional M&E Framework for the Lake Chad Response Programme, including the development of respective instruments and data collection tools to measure the impact of our programme.

Furthermore, you will support the M&E specialists at country level to improve DRM program quality and accountability through a) enhancing MER capacity, networking and learning with regards to the Program Quality Policy, b) supporting and implementing high quality MER and c) providing evidence for programme design, planning and effectiveness.

You will make sure that MER practices used within the Lake Chad countries are shared with the regional MERL network.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and research functions including knowledge management.

A strong understanding of the international humanitarian system, international humanitarian standards (Sphere, INEE, CPIE, CHS) is essential.

You will also have strong skills in using Microsoft Office and other software applications relevant to MER (e.g. MAXQDA, SPSS, epi-info, CSPro or similar.)

Knowledge of the Lake Chad context including trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development as well as social cohesion is an advantage

Master degree in Social science or equivalent (demography, measurement, planning, monitoring & evaluation, development or humanitarian studies) is preferred

Must be fluent in English and French

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract – Unaccompanied posting

Location: Regional Program Department & Plan International Lake Chad Unit based in the Country Office of Plan Nigeria in Abuja

Salary: Circa USD$48,000.00 per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Lake Chad Programme Coordinator with dotted Line to Regional Head of MERL

 

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