Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Programmes
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.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
Manager will manage the MER team in the country office and in the field. The
position has an overall responsibility for planning and implementation of all
MER activities, including development of systems, processes and an
organisational culture that delivers evidence-based programmes The incumbent
supervises Programme/ Project Monitoring & Documentation Coordinators and
the Research & Evaluation Coordinator. The position is required to produce
reports that feed into the Country Quarterly report that is submitted to the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Establish and continuously improve systems and processes that ensure
    quality documentation, monitoring and evaluation of programme effectiveness
    to inform evidence-based programming and organisational learning
  • Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of all Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Research initiatives that are evidently based on
    monitoring and evaluation outcomes and aligned to the MER Framework in the
    Country Strategic Plan
  • Lead, supervise and manage the performance of the Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Research Team based in the country office and in the
    field to ensure delivery on target
  • Maintain Plan Corporate Project Planning System, ensure the system
    is effectively used as per Plan’s policies and liaises with the region and
    IH on system maintenance and development
  • Provide technical assistance to programme specialists in programme
    and project design in relation to M&E, including, objective and
    indicator development, monitoring systems and evaluation design
  • Design and conduct research initiatives to inform programmes and
    advocacy for children’s rights working closely with Programme Specialists
    and partners including developing a research agenda
  • Facilitate Training and Development activities, on Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Research for programme staff and partners and develop a
    culture of actively engaging in organisational learning, documentation and
    programme reflection
  • Facilitate internal and external learning and increased
    accountability by establishing effective working relationships with
    development partners and government agencies on aid effectiveness issues.
  • Liaise with other offices in Plan – National Organisations,
    International Headquarter and other countries on Monitoring, Evaluation
    & Research and represent Plan at national level on matters relating to
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Research and aid effectiveness.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Plan International job placement must
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a development related field
  • Master’s degree (preferred) in Development Studies, Social Sciences
    or its equivalent
  • Significant training /background and professional training on
    programming and/or related field
  • Eight years of managerial and/or advisory experience in Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Research in the development sector.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in MER tools, systems, and
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting research
    initiatives, case studies and professional documentation
  • Promotes high performance among programme staff and provides vision
    and direction
  • Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches in Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Research
  • Coaches programme staff and leads others
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • Design of Monitoring, Evaluation systems and processes for
    rights-based programmes
  • Design and implementation of research projects
  • Documentation and organisational learning
  • Statistics and database management
  • Project management and supervision
  • Demonstrable abilities in planning, budgeting and management
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 22nd April 2019
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