MER Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Plan International

Job Title:        MER
Coordinator
Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name: Emergency
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection Interventions for South
Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
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. Plans 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for implementation and management of all MER functions
  • Supports work planning for project baselines, on-going monitoring of
    implementation mid-term reviews and final evaluation
  • Responsible for documentation and learning in the project
  • Supports the Project Manager in compiling quarterly narrative
    reports in collaboration with Project Team.
  • Build capacity of project team and partners in MER for effective
    project management
  • Together with other PU / project team members, coordinates and
    supports the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation &
    learning initiatives for the Emergency Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
    (WASH) and Protection Interventions for South Sudanese Refugees and Host
    Communities project other being implemented in Arua and Yumbe Districts.
  • Coordinates and leads development of Project indicators, monitoring
    frameworks, data collection tools and guidelines.
  • Manages all project data, including maintaining the project’s
    management information system by ensuring that data is entered timely and
    accurately.
  • Leads development and design of all researches within the projects,
    working closely with the Project Coordinators, MER Manager, Emergency
    Response Manager, CNO Senior Portfolio Manager and technical specialists’
    team at Country Office.
  • Leads and supports the design and delivery of major evaluation and
    monitoring initiatives, including project baselines within the Program Unit.
  • As a member of the project teams, advises management and programme
    staff on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation & research within the
    program Unit.
  • Facilitates Training and Development activities and provides
    coaching and mentoring for Plan International Uganda project teams and
    implementing Partner staffs on monitoring, evaluation, research and
    Learning aspects.
  • Facilitates organisational learning by developing, collecting and
    disseminating relevant internal and external project information on monitoring,
    evaluation & research.
  • Prepares M&E quarterly progress reports on the Projects’
    monitoring, evaluation & research initiatives for internal and
    external use.
  • Supports Implementing Partner staff to manage project database and
    other MEL aspects within their organizations.
  • Support management in all monitoring and documentation related
    project activities.
  • Support the utilization of the corporate M & E system within the
    Program Unit
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International MER Coordinator job
    opportunity 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.
  • Five years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation working with
    international agencies, with a minimum of three years’ experience in WASH
    and Child Protection in emergency interventions.
  • Previous experience in managing data from partners and implementing
    projects with partners, partners’ capacity building and CSO strengthening.
  • Proven success in engaging Refugee level stakeholders, especially
    UNHCR, OPM collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local
    governments, community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
  • Skills in research design
  • Analytical skills
  • Data processing, analysis and presentation skills
  • Good level of proficiency in MS Excel and quantitative analysis
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and
    evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
  • Capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of Youth development related policies and strategies
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and
    written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including
    principles of gender quality
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget
    management
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with
    partners
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead
    and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
  • Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human
Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
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