Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

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Date:  07-Jul-2021

Location:   UK Remote, OR, Flexible

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


As the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist you will support the implementation of the new monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and approach for improved measurement, analysis, reporting and learning on our performance, effectiveness and impact of our programming and influencing work.


You will work on the providing technical input to the finalisation and implementation of the M&E system to ensure that we are able, as an organisation, to capture, store, analyse and report on our progress in a consistent and coherent way.

You will contribute to enhancing M&E capacity in our offices to enable successful implementation of the above frameworks, system and approach.


In this role you will ensure that the data and information that is derived through the M&E system is analysed, disseminated and used to advance accountability to all stakeholders, demonstrating the impact of our work, and to ensure learning for improved programming and influencing.


About you


You will have expert knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of development work across a wide range of technical areas, strong understanding of rights-based development programming and demonstrated experience of developing global standards and guidance for NGO’s on M&E.


With strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and demonstrable experience, a strong understanding of processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate M&E, and organisational learning, that is up to date with best practices in the sector.


You will need to have theoretical and practical understanding of gender attitudes and power dynamics; why they exist and how they change, and how these attitudes and dynamics shape MERL (monitoring, evaluation, research and learning) approaches and methodologies. As well as an understanding of the realities and limitations that impact MERL in an NGO context.


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Location : Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work. United Kingdom preferred or other locations with time zones which suit a global reach will be considered

Reports to:  Global Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

Type of role:  Permanent or Fixed term (depending on the country specific employment terms)

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.

Closing Date : Wednesday 28 July 2021


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.

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