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Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator Job Opportunity at Plan International

Job Opportunity at Plan International, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator  

Location: Kibondo, 08, TZ

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

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.

Plan International Tanzania is looking for a MEAL Coordinator to provide leadership and technical support in program accountability, effectiveness and learning, and ensure effective information management, reporting and documentation for the 5-year project- “Play Matters- Learning through Play Project funded by the LEGO Foundation. The project is aimed at supporting play-based learning for children aged 3-12 years in the 3 refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma region. The project will focus on reaching out to nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.

This role will lead the research, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and learning components of the project. He/she will build capacity of Plan International 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. In addition, ensure compliance with the organization corporate M&E systems for effective delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACCOUNTABILITIES
Technical M&E guidance

  • Design, 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
  • Support the development and rollout of project targets and standards to ensure delivery of quality outputs.
  • Provide technical guidance on the utilisation and maintenance of the project M&E database
  •  Project planning and Implementation
  • Support Play Matters Project Team to develop M&E section of project outlines (POs)
  • Support project team and partners to develop Detailed Implementation Plans in line with the proposal
  • Consolidate, track and share on a quarterly basis the Project’s Detailed Implementation Plan to ensure timely implementation of project activities.
  • Support 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
  • Support project team with documentation of project activities through consolidation of monthly monitoring reports.
  • Consolidate, track and share on a monthly basis action points agreed upon in all project meetings including review meetings.
  • Regularly track project progress and update the project logs in the online system to enhance efficient and effective implementation.
  • Quarterly 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.
  • Together with the Programme 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
  • Monitor and consolidate project implementation findings against approved work plans and budgets to ensure timely and quality implementation as per contractual obligation
  • Provide strategic leadership in the project’s research, project evaluations, organisational learning and documentation initiatives within the project
  • Maintain and update project M&E database to ensure timely and quality data for evidence-based decision making and learning
  • Plan, facilitate and conduct M&E capacity building activities for the project team and partners to enhance quality reporting and data management.
  • Building the capacities of EiE Program Staffs on projects monitoring and evaluation, conducting assessments and reporting, and documentation of best practices and lesson learned
  • Plan system support to ensure compliance
  • Support to ensure that the entire project’s programming mainstream Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Protection.
  • Support the project team to ensure that the registered project risks are regularly mitigated, tracked and updated as required.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • The post holder will be required to develop and maintain a range of working relationships with consortium partners, staff, consultants and relevant institutions with regard to MEAL activities.
  • External – Close collaboration and strong working relationship with MEAL teams from project consortium partners (War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.).
  • Internally– To report directly to the Programme Manager, whilst working closely with the EiE specialist who will be playing an advisory role for the project, EIE Coordinator as well as the EiE officers who will be supporting implementation at camp level. At the same time S/He will be working closely with Denmark National Office Technical and Regional Teams.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • 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 4 years of experience in providing M&E for Education projects in a humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance and budget management
  • Experience in using statistical packages such as SPSS, NVIVO, STATA.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web-based research

SKILLS

  • Strong analytical and logical ability
  • Good knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
  • Design and management skills
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret data, in order to provide management support to programming and budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good administrative and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

The job holder requires 60 % field work in the camps and 40 % office-based environments.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

High interaction with children

Location: Kibondo Kigoma

Reports to: Programme Manager

Grade: C2

Closing Date: 31st July 2020

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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