MER Coordinator – Pink Revolution Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator – Pink Revolution
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work 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 is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About Project:
The project targets the soy sector since its potential is grossly
underexploited in Northern Uganda. Thus, the project seeks to empower 2,500
smallholder farmers (80% women) in Northern Uganda. The innovation of
‘gender-transformative contract farming’ lies in the incentives it creates for
farmer groups to pursue gender equality within all their operations. This
includes application of bylaws on gender equality, as well as providing women
equal access to improved farming inputs, and capacity building on financial,
entrepreneurial and marketing skills.
Job Summary: The MER
Coordinator – Pink Revolution by managing the research, monitoring, evaluation,
documentation and learning components of the project. He/she will build
capacity of Plan International Uganda and partner staff in documenting
replicable models that enhance learning.  She/he will lead the development of the
project M&E tools, checklists, including supporting the project
manager/project coordinator to produce quality reports. The position holder
will take lead in documentation of project progress and change realised through
conduction of routine monitoring, collection of most significant change stories
on project implementation following established guidelines, as well as
conducting of audits and verification of project data. The incumbent will also
be tasked with identification of learning models in the Pink Revolution Project
that can be replicated.
Key Duties and
  • Tasked with planning, development and
    implementation of the M& E frameworks and data management
  • Leads research, documentation, learning,
    and supports reporting functions
  • Initiation and coordination of reviews
    (mid-term reviews and final evaluations) and routine monitoring.
  • Responsible for the M&E, including
    programme publications and maintenance of the programme resource centre.
  • Responsible for archiving of project
    documents, reports, minutes, etc., from start to closure.
  • He/she will be a member of the Programme
    Unit team that may be delegated on other M&E role in other ongoing and
    or new grants projects.
  • Oversees the process of developing a
    monitoring and evaluation plan and frameworks for the project.
  • Supports Plan International Uganda
    implementing partners to streamline M&E systems for effective
    execution of M&E functions.
  • Develops indicators, monitoring frameworks
    and tools for the project.
  • Implements the project M&E framework
    and coordinate tasks and processes for monitoring project progress.
  • Takes lead and manages documentation of
    the project data/information.
  • Trains and coaches Plan International
    Uganda and partner staff on use of the M&E framework, data collection
    and documentation tools.
  • Offers technical support to project staff
    on participatory monitoring methodologies with children and communities.
  • Supports project evaluations and all MER
    initiatives to the highest quality as per Evaluation and Research
  • Records and analyses project monitoring
    data to support effective project reporting and decision making.
  • Works in liaison with the Project
    coordinator to develop project progress reports.
  • Takes lead in documentation of project
    successes, best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflections
    from the project to enhance learning.
  • Conducts project data quality assessments
  • Compiles and disseminates M&E
    information needed for periodic project planning.
  • Supports work and budget planning under
    the supervision of the Project Coordinator.
  • Works in liaison with the Project
    Coordinator in sharing project information and progress to enhance project
    accountability to stakeholders.
  • Regularly shares programme updates between
    Plan International Uganda and partners.
  • Works closely with the Project Coordinator
    to profile project activities both in local and international media
    networks through, events, launches and campaigns.
  • Collates the needed data/information to
    support development of cases to advance advocacy efforts for the project.
Dealing with Problems:
  • Planning and timely response on different
    communication and M&E aspects, working together with diverse teams and
  • Quality of monitoring and evaluation of
    the project to inform design.
  • Building the projects’ research capacity.
  • Developing the capabilities of Plan
    International Uganda Project and partner MER staff.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Plan International
    MER Coordinator – Pink Revolution job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Development Studies/ Social Sciences/ economics/statistics or
    its equivalent.
  • Additional training on relevant M&E
    software (MS office, in design, Acrobat, Internet, web).
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    performing both communications and M&E functions of a project.
  • Previous experience in supporting partner
    organisations to conduct communications and M&E activities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current
    communication issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian sector.
  • Knowledge of environment and current
    effective practice on monitoring & evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of how the media and
    journalists work in Uganda.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of child
    rights and development.
  • Good understanding of gender and gender
    transformative programming.
  • Significant MER experience working in an
    emergency response contexts
  • Highly pro-active and highly committed to
    monitoring and sharing the project’s work
  • Communicates effectively (verbal, written
    and online).
  • Organised and able to multi-task and
    manage multiple priorities within short deadlines.
  • Records and filing skills for maintaining
    information resources and publications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including
    the ability to build relationships with colleagues in Plan International
    Uganda partner organisations as well as key external actors; hence a team
  • Fluency in English and good working
    knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda.
  • Use of social media-Facebook, twitter,
    blogging, etc.
Values and Behaviours:
Strive for lasting impact:
  • Shows commitment and understanding to
    always act in the best interest of the child and respect to human rights.
  • Promotes a culture of learning and
  • Demonstrates a high degree of
Open and Accountable:
  • Holds self-accountable for making
    decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling
    Plan International values, striving for lasting impact
  • Honest, encourages openness and
    transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity, capacity to
    include and empower others.
Works Well Together:
  • Comfortable working with others, as part
    of a team or as a team leader. Builds and maintains effective
    relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    and supporters; approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source
    of competitive strength.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative
  • Thinks strategically, reflects about
    achievements and recognizes people’s contribution.
Inclusive and Empowering: Demonstrates commitment to working
with vulnerable children and promoting equality for girls
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 31st December 2017
Deadline: 2nd October
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