Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer International NGO Job Careers – Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL)

Job Title:   Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation &
Learning Officer

Organization: Terre des
Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country
Manager Uganda


About US:

Terre des Hommes
Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international NGO committed to stopping child
exploitation. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya,
Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child victims of exploitation with
education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities
and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children,
who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities. We launch
public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry
out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of


TdH-NL in East
Africa works within four child protection themes: the Commercial Sexual
Exploitation of Children (CSEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), Child
Trafficking and Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) in the form of Sexual and
Reproductive Health Rights. Through collaboration with local civil society
organisations (CSOs), TdH-NL implements development, humanitarian/relief and
advocacy interventions in various parts of Uganda, supported by own TdH-NL
funding and from various foundations.


Job Summary:  The Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation &
Learning Officer (PME&L Officer) is responsible for the coordination of the
planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for projects and
programmes in Uganda. To ensure the quality of the PMEL of the projects and
programmes, the Officer will assist in the implementation of policies and
systems. He/she will also be a resource person to the country team and partners
for project/programme planning, reporting and analysis.

Officer reports to the Country Manager Uganda and provides functional guidance
and support to the country team in Uganda in relation to quality programme
planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting. He/she will receive
technical guidance from the regional Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Coordinator (based at the Regional Office East Africa in Nairobi) and the
Project Back Office in the Head Office in the Netherlands.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Co-develop quality policy

·       Follows, signals and analyses relevant
bottlenecks, trends and developments inside and outside the organisation.

·       Translates these into consequences,
opportunities and/or improvements to the quality policy for the benefit of the
entire organisation.

·       Advises management regarding the development
or adaptation of the quality policy pursued.

·       Evaluates the developed policy, identifies
possible bottlenecks/deviations, and makes suggestions for improvement.

Result: Quality policy co-developed in such a way
that developments have been timely signalled, analysed and translated to the
organisation and qualitatively good improvement proposals have been brought

Setup & implement a planning, monitoring, evaluation
and learning system

·       Develops PME&L system and standards,
regulations and instruments for optimal accountability process with regard to
implemented policies and programs and/or projects

·       Coordinate implementation of MEL plan across
the country programme & projects

·       Monitor progress and effects of project
interventions against set strategic priorities;

·       Support teams to monitor and evaluate
progress and effect of the projects in respective localities as well as
coherence with the overall strategic priorities;

·       Facilitate monitoring of cross cutting issues
by all stakeholders at all levels.

·       Ensuring quality and accountability of MEL:

·       Signals and analyses improvement points
regarding the accountability of the programmes/projects implemented by the

·       Ensures the systems used to collect data on
indicators and to generate relevant MEL reports comply with established quality

·       Analyse lessons learned for quality and
accountability and facilitate reviews (project, internal and external
evaluations) at country level and audits as per agreed standards.

·       Facilitation of knowledge building and
knowledge sharing on MEL:

·       Leads on the analysis, interpretation and
reporting of MEL results; a key input to regular narrative reports covering progress
of the TdH-NL programme;

·       Identifies and formulates MEL findings,
lessons learned and recommendations and avail results for decision-making
processes and further project development;

·       Promotes the utilisation of the collected
data at country level in monitoring of strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the
implementation and proposed adjustments in PMEL;

·       Facilitate dissemination of lessons learnt
across the organisation/ programme/ project and with partners, donors and other
stakeholders as need arises.

·       Information Management:

·       Facilitate capacity building for partners to
enable them to monitor and evaluate their own efforts to gather and analyse
relevant data and produce required progress reports;

·       Assist the country office, local partners and
major stakeholders in the strategic use of data and information so as to
improve the impact of the country programme;

·       Convene and chair M&E country platform
meetings with country and partner PMEL focal points for collective analysis and
interpretation of PMEL information.

·       Result: PM&E system (co-)setup in such a
way that standards, regulations and instruments have been developed, data
analysed and the organisation’s project/programme activities can be accounted
for in a timely and correct manner.

Give advice and provide information

·       Is the point of contact for substantive
questions regarding the MEL focus area.

·       Provides solicited and unsolicited advice,
information, and support regarding the policies pursued and programmes/projects
within the organisation and their accountability.

·       Generates (management) information for annual
plans, the budget, and budget monitoring.

Result: Advice given and information provided in
such a way that those involved have been informed and advised in an expert

Maintain contacts

·       Maintains internal and external contacts
associated with the function.

·       Builds and maintains a network of stakeholder

·       Initiates and develops information and
knowledge transfer in the applicable policy area and provides information and
advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Contacts have been maintained in such a way that the organization is well
represented in external circles.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must be a graduate of
statistics, social sciences or other relevant social science degree.

·       A relevant post graduate degree is mandatory.

·       Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in
programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning

·       Proven experience in capacity building of
civil society organisations for programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and

·       Knowledge of and experience in project cycle
management, including the use of logical framework, theory of change and other
planning tools.

·       Experience with Child Rights based
programming is an advantage.

·       Experience with Lobby & Advocacy.

·       Knowledge of and experience in setting up and
implementing planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning systems;

·       Knowledge of principles and current
approaches to MEL;

·       Strong skills in collecting, analysing, interpreting
qualitative and quantitative data;

·       A high level of written and verbal
communication, including an ability to write clear and concise reports;

·       Proven capacity to build the MEL skills of
colleagues and/or partners;

·       Knowledge of stakeholder engagement

·       Understanding the essence of complex issues
by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key
messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence

·       Innovative: documents and analyses innovative
strategies and new approaches for purposes of updating the MEL plan.

·       Initiative taker, makes sound judgment,
creates synergy and manages conflict and open to learning and sharing

·       Supports and involves others in the immediate
vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.

·       Setting stringent requirements for the
quality of your own or other people’s work; striving for continuous

·       Sets high standards for the quality of work
within the organisational entity and encourages continuous quality improvement.

·       Skilled at multitasking and prioritising,
working independently with minimal supervision, leading and designing projects

·       Flexible and adaptable: willing to work
irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.

·       Expressing opinions convincingly,
demonstrating interaction and debating effectively, thereby generating
acceptance of viewpoints and ideas.

·       Defends and argues points of view with tact
and in a clear and convincing manner while taking other opinions into account

·       Team player, facilitating open communication
in the team and building relationships.

·       Builds relationships and networks that are
helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things

·       Excellent interpersonal and intercultural
skills and ability to interact professionally with partners, donors,
stakeholders and staff at all levels of the organisation

·       Stakeholder orientation: establishes, builds
and sustains effective relationships within the work unit, partnership, and with
internal and external stakeholders; anticipates the needs of partners and
addresses them promptly.


How to Apply:

candidates are invited to send their motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae
clearly indicating how he/she meets the position’s requirements via email to

Please also note
that due to the expected large number of applicants, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 15th August


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