Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Coordinator – Learning and Accountability Career Opportunity – Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager
About US:
International is an international non-profit and the largest child centered
development organizations in the world. It was founded over 75 years ago and
working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to
promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s
vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in
societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan International is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Synthesis MER reports to generate evidence to
    inform learning and decision making to improve programme effectiveness;
  • Work closely with the Communications team to
    ensure research evidence generated is packaged appropriately for the
    intended stakeholders;
  • The incumbent will generate baseline values
    for the baseline studies conducted and indicator table updated
  • Take lead in ensuring that management
    responses are generated after mid-term evaluation studies are conducted
    and ensure that the generated responses are integrated into the annual and
    quarterly plans for the respective projects;
  • Responsible for use of data generated
    periodically through baseline studies, routine monitoring, reflection
    meetings, mid-term evaluations, sponsored children visits, end of project
    evaluations annual assessment of strategic technical / thematic areas and
    quarterly reflections by various projects;
  • Providing feedback to communities and other
    stakeholders after studies have been conducted;
  • Provide support in the design and delivery of
    major evaluation and monitoring initiatives undertaken by the MER team;
  • Offer technical support to the advocacy team
    with evidence to build cases for advocacy and / or policy influence;
  • Facilitate training, coaching and mentoring
    programmes for Plan International Uganda staff and partners in using
    evidence for better learning and accountability;
  • Facilitate organisational learning by
    developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external
    programme information on monitoring, evaluation & research
  • Provide support in the preparation of reports
    (quarterly and annual) in regard to monitoring, evaluation & research
    initiatives and programmes for internal and external use;
  • Support proposal design to ensure evidence
    generated is used in programme scale and resource mobilisation;
  • Work in liaison with the communications team
    to ensure quality reports are published for internal and wider
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Plan
    International Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Coordinator –
    Learning and Accountability vacancy should hold a Bachelor degree
    preferably in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics,
    Quantitative Economics, ICT or other related fields
  • Possession of Post graduate professional
    training in monitoring, evaluation and research is preferred
  • Additional training in communication is added
  • A minimum of three years’ experience engaging
    in monitoring, evaluation and research initiatives
  • Previous experience in monitoring and evaluation
    of rights-based programmes
  • Design and coordination of research projects
  • Working knowledge of environment and current
    effective practices on monitoring, evaluation and research approaches
  • Excellent communication and presentation
    skills, both in written English and face-to-face presentation.
  • Strong writing and audience sensitive
    information packaging skills
  • Good facilitation and or training/coaching
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, MS Access,
    SPSS and other statistical packages
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Communication skills, appropriate to the
  • Ability to work with people from diverse
    cultures, lead and motivate people to work in teams
  • Open to feedback and willing to try new
    approaches on monitoring, evaluation and research
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their electronic
copies (of not more than 2MB) of letters of application, together with a CV,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history should be included to: The
Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda via Email to:,
indicating the job position in the subject line.
Deadline: 26th February, 2016
NB: Qualified female candidates are encouraged to
apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by
15th April, 2016.

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