Monitoring & Evaluation Officer SUN II - Tenders Global

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer SUN II

Plan International

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization 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 its 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and humanitarian programmes focus primarily on Inclusive Quality Education, Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Early Childhood Development and Gender Responsive Child Protection. Child protection is key in all that we do. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located

Location: Lusaka, Country Office

Grade:  C2

Closing Date: 9th November 2023

Position Description:

The job holder is responsible for supporting Scaling Up Nutrition II project in planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes. This includes participating in consolidating and regular review of the Project Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) as well as developing and regular review of the MER plan. This position is responsible for monitoring Project indicators, outcomes, budget and MER plans.

The incumbent will be reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager with dotted line to the National Project Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates development of participatory monitoring and evaluation systems including Community Participator Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Systems for enhanced accountability of the Project.
  • Provides technical leadership in planning and coordination of Baselines, Assessments, Evaluations, Research and case studies to enhance performance measurement and learning in the Project.
  • Leads Scalling Up Nutrition II project team in generating and sharing lessons learnt and best practices from MER activities for continuous program improvement.
  • Facilitates capacity-building on M&E to staff and stakeholder to ensure quality data collection and management in the Project.
  • Ensures production of timely and high-quality program monitoring and evaluation reports for evidence-based accountability.
  • Participates in development of yearly program budgets and project operational plans.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Demography, Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Demonstrated skills in usage of statistical packages
  • Experience in Participatory methodologies
  • Proven understanding of MERL concepts in developmental work.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and gender Transformative programming

Competencies:

  • 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

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men, Women are especially encouraged to apply. 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


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