Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Coordinator – She Leads Project NGO Jobs – Plan International


Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and
Research (MER) Coordinator – She Leads Project

Organisation: Plan International

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager- She Leads with dotted line to Country Office MEAL Manager


About US:

Plan International
is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to
children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively
unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make
positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support
children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their
rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus
on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building
powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years and are now active in
more than 70 countries.


Job Summary: Plan
International Uganda is looking for a dynamic and motivated candidate for a
position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator for its She Leads
Project implemented in Kampala, Kamuli and Buyende districts in East and
Central Uganda.


MER Coordinator will
lead the research, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and learning
components of the project. He/she will build capacity of Plan International 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 team to produce quality reports. S/he will take lead in
documentation of project progress and change realized through routine
monitoring, collection of most significant change stories on project
implementation following established guidelines, as well as ensuring quality
assurance of project data.


MER Coordinator will
ensure that effective Performance monitoring and evaluation Plans are in place,
implemented as intended, and reporting in a comprehensive and timely manner to
facilitate project team deliver the project and achieve the desired objectives.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical M&E

Update (review) and Implement project monitoring tools as per project M&E
plan and ensure use of appropriate tools in collection, compilation, analysis
and utilization within the consortium to ensure consistency

the development and rollout of project targets and standards to ensure delivery
of quality outputs.

technical guidance on the utilisation and maintenance of the project M&E

Project planning
and Implementation

She Leads Project Team to develop M&E section of project outlines (POs)

project team and partners to develop Detailed Implementation Plans in line with
the proposal

track and share on a quarterly basis the Project’s Detailed Implementation Plan
to ensure timely implementation of project activities.

the project team to ensure that both the project targets and implementations
factor in inclusiveness particularly for Children with special needs.

Project M&E,
documentation, reporting and learning

monthly field support visits in all the project Intervention districts

project team with documentation of project activities through consolidation of
monthly monitoring reports.

track and share on a monthly basis action points agreed upon in all project
meetings including review meetings.

track project progress and update the project logs in the online system to
enhance efficient and effective implementation.

Consolidate, follow up and document best practices, case studies, lessons learnt,
Most Significant Change Stories and reflection of the project to provide
evidence on project impact including inclusiveness.

with the Project Manager, review all project write ups (including concepts) and
partners’ quarterly and annual progress report to ensure compliance to Results
Framework and donor reporting requirements

and consolidate project implementation findings against approved work plans and
budgets to ensure timely and quality implementation as per contractual

strategic leadership in the project’s research, project evaluations,
organisational learning and documentation initiatives within the project

and update project M&E database to ensure timely and quality data for
evidence-based decision making and learning

facilitate and conduct M&E capacity building activities for the project
team and partners to enhance quality reporting and data management.

Plan system support
to ensure compliance

Plan International and donor standards such as safeguarding children and young
peoples’ policy, research protocols, knowledge management and MER standards and
Guidelines are adhered to in the project.

to ensure that the entire project’s programming mainstream Gender, Disaster
Risk Reduction and Child Protection.

the project team to ensure that the registered project risks are regularly
mitigated, tracked and updated as required.

consultation and agreement, perform any other functions as may be deemed
appropriate by management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative
Economics, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies or a related
field. Additional training at Post-Graduate level in Monitoring and Evaluation,
project planning and management or a related field is an asset.

At least
three years of experience in providing M&E for Child Protection projects in
development context.

skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance and budget management

interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures

oral and written communication skills in English

with East Central Region and able to work in teams

in Research methodology


experience in capacity building, mentoring and coaching staff.

computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word
processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based

to work in hard to reach hard to stay areas and familiar with programming for
vulnerable children especially young girls and boys.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online through the Plan International e-recruitment portal.




Deadline: 8th February 2021


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