Monitor & Evaluation and Learning Coordinator

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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 overall purpose of this role is to strengthen Plans Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system of the LEGO Play Matters Project in support of programme development, learning and accountability (PALS) and quality improvements in Gambella, Afar and Benishanguel-Gumz. He/she ensures that program quality is reflected within the project cycle and the project implementation (in Gambella, Afar and Benishanguel-Gumz) is undertaken efficiently and effectively by reflecting that all M&E requirements are in place and that cross-cutting issues of inclusion and DRR are properly incorporated.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Follow-up rollout of PlayMatters projects MEL plan in line with the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) developed.

Participate in contextualization and testing of MEL tools.

Proactively support the PMT in updating project detail implementation plan, output tracker, beneficiary database, PMF/M&E Plan and other documents relevant for effective project management.

Conduct regular data quality checks/audit of data collected from all MEL activities and take actions to ensure data quality controls throughout the MEL process.

Provide technical guidance to project teams including relevant stakeholder with planning, design and implementation of baseline/midline and other data requirements of PlayMatters project.

Facilitate/lead the implementation of baseline, midline and end-line data collection in line with detailed implementation plans also organize validation and learning workshops.

Provide support to PlayMatters consortium partners and research enumerators to undertake research activities in Plan International project areas.

Provide regular and timely project progress updates, performance reports and challenges to supervisor and other project team members, including also proposing remedial actions and innovative solutions.

Build capacity of staff, enumerators local communities, stakeholders on MEL requirements of the project, digital data collection, data management, data analysis.

Support knowledge management and learning efforts by producing periodic project monitoring reports, cases stories and articles related to PlayMatters project

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;

Integrate safeguarding and gender issues within the M&E framework of PlayMatters project.

Qualifications/ experience essential:

Bachelor Degree in fields such as Social science, Economics, Statistics or related fields.

At least six years relevant work experience.

Practical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including development of log frames, result chains, theories of change, and assessment/evaluations.

Experience in digital data gathering and analysis package is a plus.

MEL experience in coordination qualitative and quantitative tools

Experience in humanitarian contexts is preferable

Experience using and problem solving with digital data collection tools

Location: Gambella

Type of Role: Coordinator

Reports to: 

Grade: C2

Closing Date:September 14, 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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