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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist || Plan International

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Plan International

DUE: 06 JULY 2023

Location:  This role will ideally be based in the UK, employed from the Global Hub for Plan International which is based in Woking, Surrey (remote and hybrid working is possible for this role) however other locations where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live may be considered.
Type of role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity
As the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist you will lead further efforts to strengthen M&E processes and evidence generation in Plan International’s policy and influencing work at the global, regional and country level. Supporting the implementation and use of Plan International’s global monitoring and evaluation system (PMERL) to ensure we are able to capture, store, and report on our progress and results in a consistent and coherent way.

As well as lead the development and use of global evidence products to strengthen programme and project design, advance the organisation’s accountability to all stakeholders, demonstrate the impact of our work and ensure learning for improved programming and influencing.

You will support the provision of M&E technical inputs to the further development and implementation of Plan International’s global results, including the review and revision of existing frameworks, development and testing of methods/tools, with a particular focus on strengthening approaches and measurements of influencing work.

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.

Please follow this link for a full role profile;

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

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. If you were based in the UK the salary would be circa £45,000

Closing Date: Thursday 6th July, midnight UK time

*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.

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